Well, one did. Mainly because of your persuasive arguments in its favour and MR's A7r/ Leica review. But the bottom line, as I posted elsewhere was this: your priorities were "autofocus, tracking, stabilisation, colour, in-camera corrections and extensibility" whereas mine were " B&W, tonality, stills only, prefers manual focus and has a host of top-grade legacy glass (that he's not willing to discard) ".
In the end it also came down to the fact that I wasn't buying any overpriced Sony lenses to go with it, whereas with the Olympus it would have been impossible not to buy 'that' zoom and the 75/1.8 as a minimum. I like the OM, like the Olympus DNA, liked the quality feel to the whole camera (hated the menu system) but neither needed nor wanted the advantages the OM offered.
Two comments though; the results you saw were mainly, if I'm not mistaken, based on jpeg output. Sony jpeg's, by all accounts, are
'not the best'. And the construction of the A7 is not to the standard of the A7r - it's only partly magnesium.
But yes, I guess that in the end, m43 v FF counted - for my usage.
If I was you I would have done the same thing. If I needed 30mpx I would have given the A7 a much closer look.
I hope this doesn't come as a misunderstanding, because I wanted the A7 to be the camera I needed, not just wanted.
What surprised me was on the A7 vs. the em-1 "I" like the 43 file better, found the sharpness and detail more interesting (not more detailed, just more interesting) and I love the olympus camera, except it doesn't tether.
Personally I don't understand the camera companies, except Canon and Nikon.
You may never need tethering, or focus tracking or a large lens set, but is nice if you do, whether your a professional or an advanced amateur.
You may never need a wide acceptance by the rental companies like borrow lens, or lens rentals, but once again, it's nice if you do.
What I really don't understand is software is 1/2 the equation of all digital cameras, motion or still and only Canon has a good oem tethering suite (other than phase/leaf/hasselblad) and all the rest rely on difficult, less than robust software.
That just kind of freezes my brain, because once you write the suite, isn't the hard work done?
In other words the camera companies have come to realize that cheap point and shoot business is gone and the higher end is where the profit is, but once they get close to the high end, they kind of stop.
Anyway, I understand the A7R for a lot of people, I just wasn't one of them.