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Sony - Alpha a7 II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm Lens - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 363 reviews

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome camera

    Posted
    MikeE
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    I bought this camera roughly a year ago, so I've had the chance to use it extensively before writing this review. Like most cameras, it's not perfect, but I have found it to be an overall outstanding camera. Rather than write a long, long story, I'll get into the pros and cons. First, I purchased this as an "Open Box" deal from Best Buy and probably saved about $500 at the time of purchase. PROS - Great full-frame sensor with excellent resolving power. Colors are accurate, and noise is reasonably well controlled. I don't have any issues with this sensor. - FAST! When set to Continuous Shooting - High, you'll be impressed with how quickly it rattles off shot after shot. I've been shooting some fashion runway shows, and you need a fast camera. This fits the bill. - Electronic viewfinder. Compared with an optical viewfinder, I would go with an electronic viewfinder any day. This allows you to see real-time changes when setting white balance, and there is no comparison when it comes to magnified views for manual focus. - Quality of construction. This camera is built rock solid. It has a good amount of heft to it. You can tell that this is built to stand up to hard use. - The various markings are engraved and filled, which means that they won't wear off in a couple of years. Unlike other cameras that I've owned. - You can easily dial in exposure compensation or magnify the image for manual focus. I have found this to be a very friendly camera. I don't have to "fight" the camera to use it. CONS - The body is too short. I have average-sized man hands, and the camera needs to be a bit taller for a firm grip. I bought an aftermarket battery grip, which makes it a bit too tall (win some, lose some). - Getting to some menu items requires too many button presses. In general, the camera takes the Asian design approach of filling most space on the body with buttons and dials and leaving it up to you to memorize the location and function of each. I actually don't have a solution to this. - Major battery hog. In addition to the limited number of frames per battery charge, this camera seems to suck power even when it's turned off. After a week, the battery usually has dipped to about 60%. I went to an external battery solution, because the worst thing to happen is to lose power in the middle of a shoot. OTHER COMMENTS I sold the kit lens, as I found that I rarely used it. It's a bit larger than I wanted for a kit lens, and instead I bought the Sony G 70-200mm zoom, which was used to take the attached image. When I want to use a kit zoom, I borrow the one from my Sony NEX-7. This lens is average at best. I have only shot a few minutes of video, as I have dedicated video cameras, so I can't speak to video performance. This camera has heft to it, and when I get really lazy, I opt for the NEX-7. When shooting with manual focus lenses, I found that my hit rate decreased. Using a manual focus lens with a full-frame sensor requires more attention when focusing. I tend to use the magnify function, which makes a difference. Overall, I think this is an awesome camera. It is well worth the money that I paid. The black and white shot was taken with my manual-focus Rollei QBM f/1.8 50mm Planar - my favorite SLR lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This camera deserves more reviews.

    Posted
    Yarnim
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    There are many independent reviews out there from blogs and dedicated photo forums, but average buyer reviews on the A7 II on major retailers sites are relatively rare. I think it may be due to the recent overflow of new tech introduction and so many cameras going on sale, especially on the sony side with four different lines of A7, ever so popular A6000 etc and Sony's aggressive pricing. Anyhow, on to the camera. Ergonomics: Though it comes down to what the user prefers or is used to, I personally think the A7 ii is by far the best thought out camera sony has ever introduced as far as ergonomics and camera controls go. It feels great in the hand, just adds about the right weight to balance between rather big and heavy lenses for the body's size. Build: The camera to me, reminds me a lot of the NEX 6 build, which is a very good thing. It may be closer to NEX 7, but Ive never held one personally. Of course, it has that added weather sealing so no doubt better. However, there are definitely some quirks such as port and card placements etc. I'm sure Sony had reasons but every port / battery etc cover on this thing opens up differently. Most of them are pretty easy to figure out but that USB door is always so difficult for me to pull out but it is a minor annoyance. The bigger issue is the memory card slot that feels extremely flimsy and flaps open really easily just by the friction against your hand, palm whatever and today it opened as I was pulling it out of the bag. I am afraid that flimsy thing is going to break and fall out. IQ: It uses an exact same sensor that is in the A7. There are added focus points and supposedly a faster AF, but there is just not going to be a worlds of difference from the original. Real strength of course if the 5axis IS but if you do not plan on using the camera with lenses that lack OSS, this is of no benefit to you at all. It should help with videos, but I'm not a video guy and a lot of reviews seem to indicate the performance improvement is rather minimal. There were also the notorious hallation effect on the A7 sensor, which is still somewhat present with the A7 II. Shooting in low light conditions with a lot of artificial lights? You should go with a different camera. But for everything else (minus BIF / fast sports), the A7 ii simply delivers. There are also a known issue of the camera just going poof, with some camera error that cannot be fixed unless sent in to sony for service, which upon research, seem to have to do with the 5axis IS or EFCS. A lot of users report this issue sometimes right out of the new box, sometimes a few weeks in, etc. Again, you cannot fix this yourself. It must be sent back to Sony. Looks like they repair it under warranty. I don't think any of the A7ii out are out of their warranty periods, so if that ever happens to anyone outside warranty, Im not sure what they'll do, but something to keep in mind, as it is not uncommon issue. The biggest drawback: Sony depreciation. It simply sucks. If you are cost sensitive person, Do NOT buy any sony camera upon release or at MSRP. You will regret.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great first full frame mirrorless

    Posted
    Neveragain

    I love my A7 ll camera. It's my first mirrorless camera but I'm really liking all the cool features, even if it can be a little overwhelming learning all of the menus. 5 stars. However, It will take me a while to get the bad taste out of my mouth when I use it because of the way I was treated by the store manager at the Pasadena store. I purchased an open box camera that clearly stated that all the accessories were in the box. Upon inspection, none of the accessories were in the box. I asked for a further markdown, which the salesperson said is customarily 5-10 %. That would cover the missing accessories so I was okay with that. When the salesperson came back, he said the manager was only wiling to reduce the price an additional $20. Plus I could get the great additional discount of 25% off three accessories. I told them I didn't need 3 accessories, just the missing Sony charger. As an aside, all of the accessories are priced significantly higher in the store vs. Bestbuy's own website so, you're not getting a discount at all. ( example: Sony battery-$79.99 in store, $51.99 on their website; battery charger-$49.99 in store, $39.99 on website. So, back to my long winded story. I ask for the store manager and explain that i just want the discount to reflect the missing pieces, since the basis for the original discounted price included the accessories. The label also states that there were some scratches. He examines the camera and doesn't see any scratches, so he tells me if I don't buy the camera now he's going to reprice it higher, so buy it now or lose out. I frankly didn't see any scratches at the time either, so I say fine I'll take the camera with the $20 discount for the missing accesories and be on my way. He tells me he's not going to honor that offer anymore and I have to buy the charger and he'll take the $20 off the charger instead. Well, guess what? The charger is $10 cheaper on their own website, so now my deal is really only $10 off and I was forced to buy a charger to get it. I still bought the camera, but was mildly irritated with the whole interaction. I was basically made to feel like he was doing me a favor by "letting" me have it at the price that was already marked. Well, I get it home and it turns out it is scratched and it's not just cosmetic. After cleaning the monitor the were a few small scratches, so it was discounted properly after all. So I went back to Bestbuy today, not to complain, but to buy a case for the camera. I just happened to bump into the store manager and tell him BTW the camera was scratched after all. His response was that I still got a good deal and that the offer of 25% three accessories still stands. Wow, really! Thanks for the generous offer that is availible to ANYONE who shops at Bestbuy on your overpriced accesories. And that's competing with their own website. Don't even get me started on "real world" prices that can be found on the internet. He could've just let me have the camera for the original deal of $20 off the camera (a whopping additional discount of 1.5%) and I wouldn't be writing this. Instead, i got my arm twisted into buying a charger I could've easily found cheaper online. So my effective discount ended up being zero. Now, I'm completely ticked off and will never be shopping at Bestbuy again. I'm not sure if they've noticed, but are other choices out there to shop. Never shopping there again. NEVER AGAIN.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera that will last for years

    Posted
    planesta
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    I chose the Sony a7 platform for many reasons but the primary was due to the mirrorless design.. Mirrorless caused the camera to be much smaller than DSLR equivalents which was a big concern of mine due to the type of photography I was wanting to focus on (Adventure motorcycling/landscape/wilderness) but also has the flexibility to be a fantastic portrait and lifestyle camera as well. Another benefit of mirrorless is due to the EVF (electronic view finder) giving you a representation of what you are going to get before you take the picture.. Unlike typical glass/mirror cameras where you are optically looking at the subject the EVF allows the application of settings to show through making it easier to get that first shot closer to what you are wanting. This is a fantastic camera for the price and allows you to get into professional level photography for a great price allowing you to focus on quality lenses that fit the e-mount or a-mount (this camera supports both a-mount lenses and canon lenses with inexpensive adapters) platform. As you continue to build you have a lens platform that will be around for years to come. I also do videos and this model supports quality video as well as (with a cable adapter) wireless mics making it a great platform for run and gun video shooting with quality depth of field you only find in high end movie cameras. I can record non-stop for 30 minutes making it perfect for the type recording I do. I would love to record longer than that but this seems to be a pretty standard limit on most DSLR's due to overheating concerns. I definitely recommend this camera. One thing to note is the lenses for this camera do tend to run higher than the comparable canon or nikon.. For my needs the mirrorless design outweighed the negative of the extra cost in lenses and if I were moving from another platform it wouldn't even be a consideration due to the adapter option for cross platform lenses.. (note- you do lose focus control and other features when using cross platform lenses) I was also able to purchase a Godox speed light flash with wireless trigger for ridiculous low price and it works in conjunction with the Sony perfectly... So if flash is a need that is your option.. Godox TT685s Great camera, David Mays

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Camera for Photographers and Videographers

    Posted
    THORTHEFIFTH
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    The A7 Mark II may seem like a minor upgrade from the original and a step in the wrong direction when comparing to the A7s but, this camera is an amazing device with some amazing qualities. First, let me tell you the cons: Battery life leaves you a bit disappointed especially when you use the features you bought the camera for, The native lens choices are abysmal and It doesn't have that mind blowing low light ability. The Pros far outweigh the few cons, I assure you. The camera is full frame. In fact, this is one of the cheapest full frame cameras on the market. It has a healthy 24MP sensor that easily compares to the 5D Mark III in the tests I've run. The best part of any mirrorless camera is the ability to adapt lenses and that is where this particular camera will blow your mind. The biggest draw here is the In-Body-Image-Stabilization, IBIS, that allows you to use any full frame lenses, with proper adapter including canon auto focus glass, with stabilization. This isn't a substitute for Optical Stabilization but believe me, it works very well. To see this on a full frame camera is a blessing. This camera also includes a few of the video upgrades from the A7s including the video codec which works very well and stands its ground against the 5D. I highly recommend this camera to anyone interested in breaking free of a single lens system and wanting the incredible versatility of a Mirrorless system along with the image stabilization features. While it's no slouch, you might want to look at the A7s or GH4 if video is your focus. For Photos, this is the winner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mirrorless that's way ahead of the game

    Posted
    jbrooks
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    Sony has pulled out all the stops on their A7 line of mirrorless cameras and the A7II is no exception. They are so far ahead of the game when it comes to these cameras that the other brands haven't even announced a compact mirrorless full frame and Sony has already released 7 of them. The camera has nearly every feature you could want and the customizable buttons are nothing short of wonderful. Yes the lens selection could be better but it continues to grow with exceptional products and you cannot argue that it's only getting better - especially with the introduction of the Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 and the Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2. When a company like Zeiss takes the time to put out amazing lenses like these, one should take notice and know that there is a bright future ahead for both the A7 series and the e-mount lens ecosystem. If you're making a switch from canon or Nikon, their are top of the line electronic lens adapters that allow you to keep your current set of glass and if you're in the a-mount family already, the Sony adapters are awesome - especially with the most recent firmware update which enhances the autofocus via the adapters to nearly native response times. Sony is just getting started with full frame mirrorless cameras and I'm very proud to be an owner of their A7II after owning the NEX-5N for years prior!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony A7 mk2 - technological marvel

    Posted
    dossie3043
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    Initially purchased a Nikon D750 from Best Buy and loved this camera. Unfortunately in video mode with continuous auto focus turned on, noise from the auto focus motors was picked up on the audio track by the internal mic. As a result I subsequently returned it and purchased the Sony A7 mk2 instead. I am much happier with this purchase and found the A7 mk2 to be technologically way ahead of the 750. Some of the features I like: -Electronic view finder. All menus and selections visible on the LCD are also visible in the viewfinder, including all live view changes. -Smaller and lighter than any DSLR - means I can now carry a smaller lighter camera bag. - 5 axis stabilization !! Absolutely amazing. -Focus peaking – during manual focus, camera can highlight parts of the image that are within the focused depth of field which proves for highly accurate focusing. -Completely silent continuous autofocus during video recording. -NFC for quick transfer of images to my cell phone. -WiFi tethering for quick upload of images to my computer. -Articulating LCD screen for multiple viewing angles. -Not only does it have face tracking but also face registration where you can teach the camera to recognize up to 8 faces. It will then auto focus on those faces using the priority you specify.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Sony customer service is the worse

    Posted
    Josh
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    First off i have no complaints about the actual camera. but when i first purchase the camera i had a issue of when i remove the lens and put it back on the f-stop would disappear. Which would not allow you to use the camera. Contacted Sony and they told me to ship in to there repair place. I was in New York at the time when the camera when completely out and would make a connection to the lens and the repair place was there. Left it with them and they finally contacted me 2 weeks later, due to Sony would not contact them. When they did they said the part is no longer available. Now this is a camera that hasn't even been out a year. The new part is on back order for another 5-6 weeks. So I called Sony and explain the situation. and they said they will call me in a week to discuss my situation. A week to talk about it not make a move about fixing. After countless calls to them they finally called me a few days later. Then they asked for a copy of the receipt to be emailed to them, then they will review and contact me in a few days. Just more and more time wasted. And when i asked the company that repairs the camera if the is a random problem with Sony they said NO. They never have parts available and they will send email after email to Sony has well and never get responses. Sony has the worse customer support and would never buy another Sony product. After selling all of my Nikon camera gear to switch to Sony I will now be switching back.... Then they called and said if i want a refund they can do so and i would receive a check in about 2 months. So i had to cancel all of my scheduled shoots because of this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Josh, we apologize for the inconvenience and frustration this has caused. Please send us a message through socialsupport@am.sony.com with your product/contact info and reference number. Thanks_Mitch Sonystyle

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely terrible

    Posted
    Angryguywithcamera
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    I'm not sure how this camera has so many good reviews or maybe I'm just the unlucky one but I bought this camera just 2 days ago and patiently waited for it to come in the mail. Once it got here today I followed the directions to a "T" plugged it in let it charge the whole way placed it upside down so dirt and debree doesn't enter it while putting the lens on, lined up the dot..literally everything. I get my camera on after the battery finished charging and wouldn't you know it keeps popping up an error message "camera error. Turn power off then on." So I did as it said. Over and over again..then removed battery 4 or 5 times turning it back on each time to receive the same message. It takes about 15 seconds or so for the message to show up but it inevitably does. When in settings the camera kicks me out of settings or whatever it is I am doing in the camera, setting iso etc. This is so very annoying considering I use this for my business. Sony will not be receiving anymore business from me. I looked more into this problem with the A7ii and it is an extremely common problem anyone who has had the camera past the warranty period is having. So your money and buy yourself a nikon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I did not like this camera

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    mt8284
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    Besides the dismally short battery life, I returned this camera for the following reasons: 1. It didn't take photos that were any better than my older cropped sensor A57 sony SLR. This was true in low light, capturing motion, daytime photos, etc (a variety of conditions). 2. The photos this did take were often blurry because this camera just isn't fast. It's slow to react and laggy. The auto focus left a lot to be desired. 3. Even in manual mode, I found that this camera didn't give me much more than my 6 year old camera that cost 1/3rd as much. The new technology wasn't palpable. 4. A lot that makes up good photos is good glass. There aren't many lenses to choose from relative to Canon or Nikon and the lenses out there that are for the A7ii are very expensive for what they are. There's also far smaller of a used market for Sony cameras and lenses and that's going to affect how much you spend for their products and how much you're going to get when you try to sell them. This isn't a bad camera, it's just not a camera that feels very "professional grade." You could purchase a camera that is just as good for a third or half as much from Canon, Nikon, or even, Sony. Yes, the Sony SLRs are a whole lot better than their own mirrorless. I don't think mirrorless is ready for prime time quite yet. As for the battery, the last straw for me was when I went to a wedding and I ran out of a fully charged battery in 2 hours. I ended up going back into the car and getting my trusty old A57 and enjoyed using the old camera even more than the new one. The pictures were every bit as good too. I used the A7ii for one month and I returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hi, mt8284, It is unfortunate that the camera had to be returned. Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We will forward your information to the proper department. Thank you. -Vincent sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Upgrade

    Posted
    rkbaker48
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    I migrated to mirrorless cameras with a Sony NEX 7 about three years ago because of its lighter weight. I had previously owned Canon 7D and Rebel XT bodies and an assortment of lenses. I loved the lighter weight and was very satisfied with the image quality. Along comes the a7 full frame series. I was intrigued, but it wasn't until the a7 II came along that I was ready to pull the trigger. The images from this new camera are really excellent, and I'm very satisfied with my purchase. The only negatives to this camera are a continued paucity of FE lenses and lousy battery life. Sony has announced some new lenses, but nothing has hit the market yet. I will order the FE 24-240 as soon as it appears. (Aside: I have used a Tamron E-mount 18-200 lens on the a7 II and it works fine, but obviously is not a full-frame lens.) Both of the uploaded photos were taken with the FE 28-70 kit lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast!

    Posted
    HSKR323
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    I have had several Sony mirrorless cameras & also a Nikon & a Canon DSLR. Sony has always been my favorite. I love everything about them. This model of camera was a gift from my husband for Christmas. I have been wanting a full frame for awhile but couldn’t justify spending the money on one. He said he got a very good deal with this one. So far I am very impressed with how fast it is compared with my Sony a6000. Some of the settings are in different places so I am still learning how to use the camera, but I am very impressed so far. The images are beautiful even in low light. (I took pics of my 6mo baby with no light except Christmas lights) The only down side would be how much heavier it is compared to my a6000. That certainly won’t stop me from using it! I am looking forward to all the awesome photos I will be taking with it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    Posted
    Miak
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    This camera is still fairly new to me, but so far I can say that I truly love it! I have been shooting Nikon for years, but after some research, I decided to purchase. This is a new system to me, but has been easy to learn this far. I love the focus assist feature, the eye focus feature, and the auto ISO feature. I’m sure I’ll keep adding to the list of pros as I use it more. The main con is of course the battery life. I purchased 2 extra batteries that I carry with me at all times, and an external charger, because I’m not too keen on the idea of having to plug my camera into the wall to charge it. Although... I am interested to see if I can charge with an external power bank, or even use the power bank for extra long exposure shots like star trails, etc. the size of the camera is a nice change from the Nikon setup I have been using. The weight is perfect, and I’m able to pack both the kit lens and a 50mm with the 2 batteries and the charger into a holster type day bag. Great camera, especially being full frame to be able to carry without a lot of weight. The only other thing I can say I wish it had is dual memory card slots. Other than that, so far I’m completely satisfied with my purchase, and I think it’s well worth the money. I haven’t picked up my Nikon since buying this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    sony a7II

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    dave
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    I am getting used to the camera as i have moved from film to digital to MIRRORLESS. i have several issues for mirrorless at this time, one of which is the lack of a wide variety of lenses, and probably more importantly, a variety of lenses with a reasonable cost. a good/great 2.8f 70-200 lens in a generic brand may cost up to 1300 or so, and the mirrorless will cost almost twice that. once you find generic flash units, batteries or other items needed for the camera, i HAVE NO COMPLAINTS, BUT ONE. WHEN STARTING THE CAMERA THERE IS A DELAY WHICH IS LONGER THAN ALL MY PREVIOUS DIGITAL CAMERAS. if you can get a sony full frame body for about 600 dollars, buy it... my next purchase will be the a7RII when the next model arrives and drops this bodies price a bit. right now it is between 1400 and 2000 dollars. most of the features are the same from camera to camera brand. what you get with these sony cameras is smaller and no issues that i am aware of just yet.. give me time and lets see how they work when the flowers and spring comes along...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Wow!

    Posted
    Padraig
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    I've shot with Canon and Nikon. Both awesome. In my opinion this Camera is just superior for many reasons. It is easy to use. Sony Lenses are really really great. Picture quality, color, crispness, and I could go on. Camera is light weight and feels great in my hands. Lense are pricey but I prefer the native lenses to Canon and Nikon. Keep it all in the family and you will get great results. I researched this camera and compared to the Canon 6d and 7D. It even out performed the 5D on many sites. I also compared to Nikon D750. All take great pictures but for me and I am super particular I am so happy I bought the Sony. I just added the 90mm Macro lens for portraits and Macro use. Best money I've every spent on a lens. Incredible pictures. Camera is simply worth it! If you want to have a camera that works well and makes you look great as a photographer buy this camera. You will be proud of the pictures you will take!! Also watch You Tube videos on how to use camera and different Lense. I'm no pro but hey help me a lot to understand the camera and lenses. However, the camera itself is the real hero.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

    Posted
    jcopeland04
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    I have shot with Sony mirrorless cameras for many years now Beginning with the A7S and then the A7S II. I was curious about the A7 but it has absolutely everything a film-maker needs. I Chose this camera over other comparable cameras in the price range because 1. It is full frame unlike Panasonic or Canon comparable 2. it handles amazing in low light.... and has fine tuning capabilities 3. The buttons can be easily customized. Spending 5 minutes when setting up the camera for the first time will go a long way. I have a custom button set for audio controls, zoom, WB, etc. 4. Audio monitoring and outputs. This camera has all the outputs you would need. headphone jack, hdmi, etc. 5. Perfect camera for travel. And a cheap EF to E mount adapter allows me to use all my canon lenses as well. The one thing the A7 doesn't have that I miss from the A7SII is internal 4K but for the price you can not beat it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My first camera

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    Jdb7
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    I’ve never owned a camera before and honestly had no idea what to keep an eye out for when looking to buy. After researching, asking for advice, considering my budget, and seeing what other people I knew used, I ended up choosing this one. So far I love it and although I’m still learning new things about it every day I have already got some pretty cool shots with it! The only thing that was slightly annoying was that I was under the impression that it was never opened and taken out of the box but when I got it and opened it there were finger print smudges all over the screen. At the end of the day it shouldn’t be a big deal but it was a tad annoying to discover since open box discounts are also a thing, which I did not get since I chose the unopened option and expected it to come like that. That’s why I gave it 4/5

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera, a lot of new features.

    Posted
    Harry
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    First full frame camera I purchased. Was looking at DSLR at first but the size of the Sony mirrorless is just so compact and easy to travel with. I have to say, unless you are strapped with cash, buying a full frame camera and not using it for profit is a lot much and unnecessary. The only time you want to go Full Frame is when you want to blow up a picture for big size canvas or more, most APS-C camera will do just fine for hobbyist; buying any Full frame lens are so expensive compared to APS-C lens. With that being said, I do love this camera! The mark ii edition of this camera has 5 axis in camera stabilization and the phase detection makes continuous focusing a lot easier to capture images with moving objects compared to the first edition. Other than that, theres a slightly different body design also, but the megapixel and video capability are the same as the first edition. A7Rii is obviously the macdaddy of Sony line up right now, but its twice the price. I wish the screen would flip all the way up for selfie mode/vlogging style recording. Other than that, no complains. Get the 35mm or 55mm Sony lens and it really brings the best out of the images.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great camera for new baby photos

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    Bb109
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    we purchased the camera last year after finding out our current cameras were not providing high enough quality images for us to print and put up in our home. We take this camera everywhere. We also have blown up the photos to 2' x3' canvas sized images for our sons play room. We had to return our first camera after about 2-3 weeks because there was an issue with the image processor, the images would continuously come out blurry, screen would go white etc... Best Buy was great and said - this type of thing happens in the production line, nothing you did would have caused this. They asked if I wanted the same camera - and I said of course. I appreciate how best buy is separating themselves with customer service vs online stores. Because of the service I received and help when i exchanged my camera, I have returned to best buy for more purchases.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera so far!

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    ChrisB
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    I’m completely new to photography but from what I researched I wanted a full frame dslr and this one packed a lot of great specs for the price. I’m most impressed with the colors this camera captures. All of my photos come out so vibrant! It’s light weight and pretty user friendly. Some of the other reviews mentioned short battery life which is accurate so I just ordered 3 extra batteries and carry them around in the case with me. I look forward to seeing what more I can accomplish with different lenses. So far I’ve mostly been playing with a 50mm prime lens that was relatively inexpensive. It shoots amazing portraits but you have to move around a lot to achieve the focus and bokeh that you want. Hope someone finds his review helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend