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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 190 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony a7 Full Frame Camera

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    I am a very beginner with photography and know very little about cameras, so take my opinion with that in mind. I did do quite a bit of research though before making this purchase. Because I wanted to do landscape photography, from what I've seen a full frame camera is a good choice. They are more expensive though for the most part compared to smaller sensor cameras. This particular model has been out since Oct. 2013 and Sony has since come out with newer versions of this camera. The Sony A7 has 24 mp. I plan on learning and practicing quite a bit with this camera and if after a years time I feel like an upgrade is justified, I may sell this one and upgrade to a newer version with higher mp's. We'll see when that time comes. I bought the kit version which comes with a lens. I actually bought an "open box" camera from Best Buy, at a $300 discount. It was supposed to be in excellent condition. I received it within two days of purchase, which was awesome. But it was missing some accessories, and it had some substances on the sensor which was causing dots on the photos. I used the camera clean mode but it wouldn't come off. I called customer service, and with no problems at all they overnighted me another camera, which was in excellent condition and had all the accessories. It looked virtually brand new to me. Free accessories came with the camera, which included an additional battery. From what I've researched battery life is an issue with this camera, so the extra battery + is needed for an all-day event. There are many excellent video reviews/instructionals on-line. It's probably worth your time to watch them if you are thinking about making a purchase. Overall, I am very pleased with the camera, and Best Buy's service and price. I included two photos. They are in jpeg format because there was a limit to the size of file that I could upload here. The raw format has much better pic quality. Thanks for reading!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it. Good balance of features.

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    I'm not professional photographer and was looking something better than point and shoot but didn't want professional or entry level DSLR. Also was looking for full frame camera. With A7 getting great pictures and video. It's not touch screen so you have to navigate with buttons. Touch screen would be nice to have but not deal breaker. For my shooting needs battery is more than enough. Was reading reviews and bought spare battery but never used it. Great pictures in both low and bright light. The only thing I really miss is flash. Sometimes it's really needed in dark environment.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My First Camera

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    This is my first ever camera. The Best Buy DI team recommended me this product for something I am doing; street photography (@pringraphy). I am in love- even though I don't know that much about it, yet. The camera feels nice. It has a great grip, great clear screen, easy setting navigation, and the bundle was the perfect package. The lens it comes with is good. I will be purchasing the 55-210mm for farther zoom. A full frame, mirrorless camera is highly recommended for those who wants better than just a point and shoots.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    great camera

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    love this camera. only issue really was placement of the shutter button.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this camera!

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    I have only used Sony csmeras and this is the best one so far. Pictures turn out so amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

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    Despite not having a flash, takes amazing pictures in low light. We are beginners and this set up is awesome. Has an extreme auto mode that takes care of everything.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best camera for the money

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    Best Buy Sales Rep was excellent. Customer service is the worst in the industry. Won’t buy again from them.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

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    I wish I bought this camera earlier. It is undoubtedly one of the best camera I have ever used and probably yours too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for a beginner

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    Love it! It’s a good camera my wife and my son can use it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

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    I love this camera . It provide better quality of fullframe than any other camera . With lens kit , it still look nice and sharp . Great for intermediate;)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    In love

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    I love this camera is amazing and it takes amazing pictures

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera.

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    I think that it's a great camera. It definitely exceeded my expectations except the video is a little choppy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    thats worth every penny

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    Awesome full frame camera. captures awesome even from a long distance

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Extraordinary camera for both the beginner and pro

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    Well, I've had more than a few cameras during the past several decades.As a kid one enjoyed taking pictures in iron horse rides from Boston to Vancouver. As a youth, in the old Workers' Paradise I'd buy the best Soviet products. Often these were goods from East Germany, Poland or Prague. Around 1981, after the Dec. 13, 1981 Revolution in Warsaw and the incarceration of countless thousands, I returned West. Suddenly one commenced utilizing standard and various other cameras. Then, one progressed to Sony and Canon products. When digital with memory cards entered the market I picked up a 5 mg Sony for about $1,300. It was bought from the International Mall. Other brands in our home were mostly Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic. Having bought items, such as an Xbox and other items for my granddaughter, from Best Buy, one was often in their stores. Thus, besides hearing from friends, reading in cyberspace and obtained foto magazines, I caught conversations in Best Buy's camera dept. These were enlightening. Consequently, educational levels and knowledge advanced. When the Sony a7 came out, it soon became evident that a new era had been born. Did one want to advance into tomorrow's high tech; go from the horse and wagon to autos? I didn't reside in such a habour long. The Sony a7 has been utilized at graduations and numerous other functions. If you seek better fotos the Sony a7 might be the one for you. There are too many positive factors about this newbee to continue typing. A suggestion would be to test drive this new mirrors Sony a7. Correlate the feel and view with others. In all probability, if you do that, you'll never go back. As for cons: The battery life could be a wee bit longer. Also, a changer could enhance the changing of batteries during weekend fun/ work. It would have been nice if such were included. However, for the cost, the Sony a7 out weighs all other considerations. Would I buy the Sony a7 for a loved one, such as a wife? Yes. Emphatically, yes! This is the perfect item for the beginner. Lastly,the pro will figure he's got a good deal. He'll also require additional lenses, if he seeks, for example, distance.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Deserves the Title: Camera of the Year!

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    Popular photography recently gave this camera's big brother, the a7r, camera of the year for 2013. Additionally they rated these cameras as the best picture quality of any interchangeable lens camera they have ever tested. High praise for a camera that deserves the title. The camera is well designed and feels expertly crafted. The button lay out (all of which are fully customizable with 45 different internal features) feel thoughtfully placed and provide a professional tactile experience. I have effortlessly captured some of the best images of my career with this camera. Weather sealed and dust resistant, I can take it anywhere. Also, for video users, the camera has clean HDMI output and a multi interface hot shoe on top of the camera allows for data transfer. This means that I can have stereo XLR audio running into this camera (with adapter sold separately) while also making use of it's ability to capture 1080p video in 60fps. A rarity in the digital camera world. Auto focus on this camera is also a beast. It has both contrast based auto detection and phase detect auto focus, making it's AF incredibly fast. Not to mention that during video or burst shooting mode it will track objects, shifting focus automatically if the user wants, while the subject comes towards or away from the camera. This is also not typically seen in digital SLR's. During burst shots the camera will also auto focus on every single frame as the user moves the camera to track, for example, a football player. All of these facets come together behind an incredibly precise imaging sensor from Sony who has become, and now is, the #1 imaging sensor manufacturer in the world. The camera line deserves it's title, "Camera of the Year." A melding of technologies long sought after by professional photographers to exist in one device. Sony has nailed it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost in a class of it's own

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    The a7 has been out for two years but I was only able to recently purchase one. This is one of the cheapest full frame bodies that you can buy new. It is an all around well balanced camera. Everything is very good but not the best. The af is poor with the original firmware. After updating it the af is good in decent light. The controls are well laid out and the fit and finish is very good. The kit lens is actually phenomenal for the price. If it meets your needs I would highly recommend purchasing with the camera. There are also good primes available for additional money. If you already own lenses or Sony does not offer the lens that you want there are a myriad of adapters available to use different mounts on the sony a7

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for Pros!

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    This is a great camera to setup with if your testing your luck with the pros. This camera is full frame so what you see is exactly what you capture when you take a photo. Great color details! There are even built in effects that you can play with so no need for photoshop for easy effects. I took this camera to Disneyland and the pictures came out great! However do invest in a good flash to go with this camera but this camera does take great photos in the dark with out a external flash. I'll be buying me the next setup from this camera real soon! Love Sony!

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hello Sean4, we always appreciate customers who take the time to give us their feedback. Thank you for your continued support and for the confidence that you have placed in us. Thank you for choosing Sony! Dave Sonystyle

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Top of the line for its format

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    This is a pro quality camera. You can use it with your existing lenses with the adapter. ( not included) It handles very well with controls in the perfect spots unlike some DSLR cameras. Being a mirrorless camera the view finder is much brighter and the camera is smaller and lighter that the top of the line DSLR cameras. It has a full frame sensor with 24 megapixel resolution. Great camera!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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    Small and easy to use with the mirrorless advantage of being able to see exposure and dof through the EVF before you take the picture. The kit lens is very good, but I dumped it for the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 and the image quality is outstanding. Highly recommend this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    low light ability not that good

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    I did as much reading as I could before I bought this camera but quickly discovered that it would not focus very well in low light. Since this was my first step into full frame and for the purpose of shooting weddings and receptions, it was not going to fill the need I had. I returned it after trying to use it for roughly 3 weeks. Is an awesome camera for brighter lit subjects and especially landscape photography.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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