I have finally upgraded my digital camera, which I use to walk around with on the poodlewalks and for scoping for my large format photography. It is a full frame, interchangeable lens Sony A7r111 mirrorless camera, and it was dam expensive. It cost just over $A5000 as there were no trade in bonuses or cash backs. This is a lot of money for me (pretty much the limit of what I can afford) and it will take me the rest of the year to pay it off. If I lose the Sony A7r111, the overall replacement cost with the Leica 35mm lens would be around $11,000, which is way beyond what I can afford. This kind of expense puts it out of reach of not just "amateurs" but enthusiasts as well.
We do pay a premium for the incremental improvements in new technology--eg., a fully loaded 5K iMac. The new technology--cameras and computers--- is overpriced and there is a relentless upward price of computer and camera gear. Fortunately, I was able to attach the 35mm f2.0 Leica manual focus lens and the Novoflex adaptor that I used to use on the Sony NEX-7. The Sony/Leica combination worked well for me in the past, and so far it is even better with the A7r11.
The Sony NEX-7 will now become a back up walk around camera with macro capability, once I acquire the necessary Voigtlander close focus adaptor, and find another Leica M lens to use.
The NEX-7 which I had used for over 7 years does feel like a toy compared to the A7r111. Sony have come a long way since 2011. The A7r111 feels like a professional camera: it is much more solid, better built, has a bigger battery and a lot more tech. Yet it still sits comfortably in the hand, is compact like a SLR film camera, and it is not all that noticeable when photographing in the street.