this is my first post in this forum, I actually registered to write it after reading Michael's A7s review.
At the current point in time, my main camera is an OM-D EM5. I changed to FT/MFT a while ago, at that time mainly driven by the ergonomics of the E-3 and the excellent price/performance ratio of the lenses, and since I was fallen in love with the L1 (still my backup body, with the great 12-50mm Leica zoom). But back to the OM-D... it's great and it's small, which is something I really like, but from time to time (mainly when shooting at night from a tripod) I want to use a "real" camera, with a real viewfinder and somewhat larger buttons, and then I borrow my wife's D700.
After my first sessions with the D700, I had the impression that it's pictures had a different look, much more "analog" than the ones out of my OM-D. I very much liked it, and it even reminded me a bit of some of those pictures taken by medium format cameras. And since I was thinking about buying a full frame camera anyway, I searched on the web for other oppinions about this, mainly explanations, but regardless of the search terms I used, I did not find anything. I thought that the larger pixels of the D700 are the reason for this look, but I had the impression that I was the only one on this planet thinking about this. When I heard about the 12MP Sony, I was looking forward to seeing the first reviews, hoping that someone might comment on something different than noise, pixel count or whatever seems to be the most important topics these days. You can imagine how happy I was, when I read Michael’s review, stating exactly what I was hoping to read.
So what’s the forums view on this, am I just exaggerating, is this something you usually just create by a special Photoshop filter (don't think so), or does it make a real difference for you as well? And do you know any other camera (apart from medium format), that creates this special look? My other candidate was the DF, since it has only 16MB, but I haven't read anything about the look its creating.