Editors Liked

  • Full frame sensor
  • 10 fps RAW shooting
  • Manual audio controls
  • Web-based camera control
  • Dual card slots
  • Uncompressed video via HDMI port
  • Separate 91,000 pixel sensor is dedicated to light metering
  • Autofocus and recognizing and adjusting to different shooting scenarios
  • More rounded and ergonomic design
  • Excellent shooting performance
  • Versatile connectivity options
  • Impeccable image quality
  • Full frame sensor
  • Integrated vertical grip
  • Very low image noise
  • Low noise at ultrahigh ISOs
  • Improved handling and comfortable grip
  • Performance is hard to fault
  • Build quality

Editors Didn't Like

  • Expensive
  • No SD card slot
  • Second card slot is Sony's new and expensive XQD format
  • Built-in mic only offers mono sound
  • Burst shooting is a frame slower per-second than the competing Canon 1D X
  • No USB 3.0 interface
  • Ethernet connection sucks a lot of battery power
  • Live View switch is positioned awkwardly for frequent video shooters
  • Big and heavy
  • 16-megapixel resolution
  • Only one CF card slot
  • ISO performance only slightly cleaner than D3S