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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 412 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality pictures

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    Masashiro
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    This is a very affordable mirrorless Full Frame camera with image stabilization. Only complain I have is that the auto focus sometimes has problem focusing on the right subject.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera most of the time

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    TechSpace
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    I was torn between this and the A6500. I chose this due to the full frame sensor which is great for pictures. Video is okay, no 4k even though it's probably capable of it. Auto focus could be a bit better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony A7 mk2 - technological marvel

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera that will last for years

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    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

    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've 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've 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've 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've only shot a few minutes of video, as I've 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's 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