After a few months of dipping my toes in the water with the Sony a7R II, I finally sold both it and my Canon 5D Mark IV and consolidated with the a7R III recently. It's a top-notch camera that can excel in almost any genre, but it's still lacking in one area: the menu system. This video examines why a lot of pros aren't fond of Sony menus and how they can be improved.
Coming to you from Maarten Heilbron, this great video examines exactly why Sony's camera menu systems are lagging their competitors and how they can be fixed. For me, it comes down to one simple issue: Sony's cameras are now considered professional-level tools, and professionals demand equipment that promotes clarity of function and efficiency in employing said function, of which the Sony system does neither. On my remaining Canon camera, I can fly around the menu and easily locate and understand an item's function and current state with ease. On the Sony, it takes considerable time and effort to locate the correct function and understand its settings. While that may seem like a minor thing to get upset about, if you're working in a high-demand, fast-paced genre like wedding or sports photography, it's critical that you be able quickly set up your camera exactly as you need it. Let's hope future firmware updates address this issue!