A7 competition: The mock attack from Nikon. Fuji gets more serious.

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Everyone will agree that at least one goal has been already reached. Sony got the attention from the full photography world. Also Canon and Nikon camera owners are looking closely to the A7 camera series. And at least on the rumor front the competition is now actively trying to grab some attention:

Nikon: Two days after the announcement Nikonrumors reported that a new hybrid and old design styled camera would be announced soon. For a short moment the buzz started and said that Nikon would announce an A7 competitor. But now we know the camera isn’t hybrid or mirrorless at all. It’s an F-mount camera with a retro F3 alike design. Certainly a nice camera but also certainly not an A7 challenger.

Fuji: Fuji rumors are way more interesting. According to Fujirumors they will launch a X200 with Full Frame sensor and on sensor image stabilization. The camera will arrive in 2014. But also in that case there is one big difference with the A7. The camera has a fixed lens and it will compete against the RX1 series.

Canon fun: Nothing on the horizon at Canon. So you have look over to Leicaboss to read a funny fake Canon announcement :)

It may be that Sony has a 6-12 months advantage over the competition. They now should focus on quickly expanding the system further to maintain their advantage!

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Specs and Preorders in US and Canada (Click on store name to see direct preorder page):
Dedicated Sony announcement page at Amazon US (Click here).
Sony A7r body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Sony A7 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Sony A7 with 28-70mm kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Sony RX10 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Zeiss 24-70mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Zeiss 35mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Zeiss 55mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
70-200mm A-mount at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony A to E adapter with mirror at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
A7/A7r leather case at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
A7/A7r vertical grip at Amazon, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Sony W Series Battery Charger at Amazon, BHphoto.
Sony FA-CS1M Off-Camera Shoe at BHphoto.
Semi-Hard LCD Screen Protector for A7-A7r at Amazon, BHphoto.

Specs and Preorders in Europe:
Sony A7r body at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, FI, SE, PTWexUK, WexDE.
Sony A7 body at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, FI, FRSE, PT, WexUK, WexDE, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Amazon FR.
Sony A7 with 28-70mm kit Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, FI, FR, WexUK, WexDE, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Amazon FR.
Sony RX10 at Sony DE, WexUK, WexDE.
Zeiss 35mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT,
Zeiss 55mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT,