Sales of dedicated cameras may be struggling across the industry this year, but Sony
isn't letting the segment go without a fight. Having already impressed us by putting a full-frame sensor in the compact-scale Cyber-shot RX1R
, now a similarly huge CMOS has cropped up in the new Sony A7 and A7R
, two compelling Alphas that bridge the divide between the mainstream NEX series of interchangeable lens cameras, and Sony's traditional full-body DSLRs. The A7 and A7R aren't set to hit shelves until December, but Sony gave us early access and a few blank memory cards to see just how innovative pair really are. Read on for our first impressions and some sample images.