Chris joins the show to talk about Sony's new full-frame, mirrorless DSLR - the A7 and A7R. Leo says that everyone is going crazy over it. Trey Ratcliffe is selling off his SLRs to go mirrorless. Is this trouble for DSLRs? Chris says it just may be. We can take these big cameras and dump them. Chris says the one thing that has prevented him from going mirrorless was the sensor size. With the A7, he no longer has that hesitation.
However, with sports shooting, mirrorless isn't the best because the burst modes are limited, and the light beams of mirrorless can cause some vignetting. One interesting thing is that they have two different kinds of menus -- the NEX menu and the DSLR menu. Apparently, though, the shutter is really loud, which is odd considering there's no mirror assembly.
Don't forget our current assignment - Silent! Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "Silent" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "silent" as well! If Chris likes it, it could end up on our next photo segment!