So I JUST got my A7 and I didn't have much time to mess with it too much because it's night here in Rio de Janeiro and it's pouring outside. But before I go into my first impressions I'll contextualize my needs quickly. I have to say that I was always a ONE camera kind of guys. I don't do gigs where I HAVE to have a backup, and photography is not where I earn my living...so I always felt it was kind of unnecessary to have a bunch of cameras. That being said, I was extremely happy with my NEX-7...until I started shooting video again. It does shoot great video, but it has issues with overheating and poor audio even with external mics (for my needs). SO, I ended up getting a Canon 6D for video. When Sony announced the A7/A7R I thought all my problems would be solved (not to mention that I'm always an early adopter of new technology). So I sold my NEX-7, all my Canon primes and I'm currently trying to sell my Canon 6D. Move to today, UPS drops me this nice little package and I cannot wait to start testing my new toy. So, here are my first thoughts: The good - I was amazed at how little it was (I really thought it was going to be substantially bigger than the NEX-7). - I've tested the audio input and audio control with an external mic and it's great. - Lots of manual controls and customizable buttons - Everything feels solid - The new menus are much better than the usual Sony menus - It feels fast The bad - Phase AF has like 101 AF points and it's supposed to be amazing, but Sony only updated a couple of their lenses to support it (this one isn't really about the camera, but ok) - The magnify focus assist needs 2 clicks to magnify (it needed one click on the NEX7) - I just HATE the in camera battery charging (I've already ordered an "external" charger) - The flaps for the inputs feel extremely fragile - The ultra super micro HDMI output is ridiculous. I use an external hdmi monitor to shoot video and now I'm going to try to find one more adapter for my collection (to be honest I don't even know if there are such adapters since this is the first time I've seen such a small HDMI ouput). - I set the video format to NTSC so I can shoot 24p and EVERYTIME I turn on the camera I get a "Running on NTSC" message, which I've read is normal on the Sony website (this is just insane!) - I'm not sure if this should be here, but I was kind of said that I won't be able to use any of the smaller e-mount APS-C lenses. Anyway, hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to give it a proper test.