Mirrorless cameras are getting... bigger?!

Sony A7R V
(Image credit: Sony)

We have been told for years that the main benefit of upgrading from a DSLR camera to a new mirrorless one is just how much size and weight you'll be saving. However, Champcamera has noticed that since the early days of mirrorless, these cameras are actually creeping back up in size.

While they are still a long way from being the same size as their DSLR predecessors, it is interesting to see that the small camera revolution seems to be falling back. Champcamera compared the original Sony A7 to the latest Sony A7R V. The a7 was announced in October 2013 and was one of the pioneering full-frame mirrorless cameras that started the whole movement into the mainstream. The Sony A7R V is the latest in this long line of best Sony cameras and was announced in October 2022. So there has been a nine-year gap between these two releases. 

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.