Mbell1975 wrote in post #18679102
Actually, only the Canon 5D and 6D series are over 750g. The Rebel cameras are well under 600g and XXD series cameras are under 750g. In fact, most of the newer a7 cameras are right around the same weight as the Canon DSLRs. The a7iii is only .01g lighter than the 6DII. The older Sonys USED to be very light, but these newer models are pretty much the same weight as DSLRs, so there goes that advantage...
Unless the 6Dii lost a ton of weight over the 6D.... I had to check Canon, and it's roughly the same, 765g... Not a lot heavier, but it's not only the weight, but features for the weight along with size.
the weight has to do with the tech and unfortunate, I did shoot the original 7R and held it with that body for landscape for a long time.
Was the weight gain worth the newer features? I think so.
Much improved AF
Those were the two items that caused the weight gain, and you've gotta weigh the benefits. With third gen, you got Z battery as well.... At that point, you've got a body that for the most part, performs a grade higher than the 5Div, going back to a lesser body would only make sense if you're trying to save some bucks.
The size is mostly unchanged, and that's the great part. Just having a small cam along with small lens makes a difference. and to compare to the 6D/6Dii, ide be shooting with the original A7... However the features of the R3 are too great for me to ignore, and still in my budget.
With the 130-150g increase, I would get double the fps, in normal or silent mode, finest EVF, way better video features (4K, 1080 120), vastly improve AF/ super solid EYE AF, IBIS, massive buffer, dual cards with full redundancy(video as well), 500K rated dampened mechanical shutter (for the few times I use it), Z battery (DSLR like performance for stills, even better for video), Joystick, and way more configure options.
You have to ask yourself, are those features worth it for the weight penalty? Nobody is going to stop you from shooting a legacy body, but you're limited to 6D like features.
Its crossed my mind as a second body, but silent shooting, IBIS, and video I enjoy too much.
Sony A7riii/A9 - FE 12-24/4 - FE 24-240 - SY 24/2.8 - FE 28/2 - FE 35/2.8 - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - EF 135/1.8 Art - F 600/5.6 - CZ 100-300 - Astro Rok 14/2.8 - Tamron 17-28/2.8 - 28-75/2.8 RXD, 70-200/2.8 VC