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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 413 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    ATIK
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    It's a very nice camera, I bought it for my daughters, she is making great videos with this

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding for the money

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    Bill
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    Very nice camera for photos however I returned for a7s ii because of the higher performance of video and in lowlight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for a non professional

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    Sajs
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    It is great for outdoors and the size is convenient to carry, it's ability to shoot videos and image stabilization is top quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Sajs,
      We are glad to hear that. Thanks for trusting us and we appreciate it.
      Regards, Vincent Sonystyle

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Video Shooting

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    Westcoastbarista
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    If you look to capture perfect cinematic look and play with slow motion with 60 frames around that price range? Perfect solution! Great image stability made it stupid easy to edit footage. Great sensor for low light shooting, but not the best, would consider extra lightning equipment if low light is your case. Otherwise, I've been using it for videos and absolutely love everything about it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent price for a great camera

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    Nick
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    I bought this camera to shoot vide mostly and I am not disappointed. It shoots excellent quality video and stills especially in low light and is half the cost of similar brands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome camera

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    Kxng
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    Full frame for the win! Definitely will provide the professional aspect to your photography and video journeys you can't go wrong at this price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Camara no for video

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    Rocco1969
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    Super good Camara take a good picture and clear . .

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      SonyListens

      Hi Rocco1969, Thanks for posting a review. We appreciate it. -Zander Sonystyle

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    With me 24/7

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    Derf
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    I upgraded the lens to the 24-105 which is faster and sharper, but this camera has gone with me everywhere. I love my camera. I recommend hitting YouTube for videos to get the most out of its features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great overall camera

    Posted
    Minneapolis
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    If you want an a great all around mirrorless full frame camera this is for you. Image quality is superb, video is awesome you might want to consider the Sony A7rii and A7sii if you want 4k, I personally don't have a use for 4k footage right now so this camera works great. Have been pleasantly surprised by the battery life thus far and I've been shooting a lot of events.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Camera

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    Aaron
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    Bought this camera for personal use, not for business. But I love the photos it produces. Solid feel to the body, great weight. Just all around enjoy taking high quality pictures and videos with this camera

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this camera

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    URBNLGND
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    I had to buy a replacement model since my shutter mechanism failed on my first one. While some would see that as a drag, it happens. As far as the camera performance for video, photo, usability, customization, features goe...I love this camera. It hits every point I need and is being used as a pro/amateur /hobbyist camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera!

    Posted
    NadiaKR
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    My wife got this for me. I like video editing had a GoPro that I used to record adventures but this Sony a7ii has been a good starter for me. Learning all the settings and yeah! Good camera for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nope

    Posted
    Kamikazie
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    Brought this camera and watched some reviews of it. Not something I wanted. The only reason I would buy sony mirrorless is the video capabilities. This was returned the next day for something better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Kamikazie, We're saddened to hear that the camera failed to meet your expectations. Thanks for posting a review though, we appreciate this. Best regards, Zander

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really happy with camera

    Posted
    Iceeee
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    This is my first big camera purchase. It has all the features I can afford and still churns out quality video and photos. It's a hefty camera, but not as heavy as some other brands. The size is also right for me. Using it for short video work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Professional Camera

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    TexasShooter
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    I come from the Nikon D700 family and I have to say it is worth the money for me to change to the Sony a7 II. The Sony is so much lighter and a little more compact and does so much more than my D700 ever did. I like that the camera has a translucent mirror so you do not have to hear the shutter going up and down which works better for weddings or when you do not want to have any noise. I like the video function also since I do not have to carry a video camera around when I want to take a small video of something. The main thing I like about the Sony is that you can use it in very dark places without a flash or lights, I bought my D700 for that reason and the a7 does a better job at that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE THIS CAMERA! It is my first one.

    Posted
    NeemaGeek88
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    I absolutely love how easy to use this camera is. I am taking stunning photos of my friends and family that an iPhone can't even come close to competing with. I think this is a great camera for someone looking to make awesome videos and take amazing pictures that make it feel like you're actually there. Happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera for serious photography

    Posted
    td95
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    This is the first full frame camera I've purchased, and it's awesome! I purchased the a7ii because I love how compact mirrorless cameras feel, and am a big fan of the sony lineup. The third generation a7 series came out out so I was able to get a great deal on the camera. Luckily, when I purchased the camera there was a promotion for a free extra battery which I highly recommend. The camera takes great still photos and has image stabilization for hd video. Kit lens is nice to start with, and I'd recommend this camera to anyone interested in higher-end mirrorless cameras.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best camera on the market

    Posted
    Greg
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    I absolutely love this camera! It takes incredible, crisp photos and super HD videos. Every day I am reminded of why I dropped the dough on this baby. The photos are amazing. Highly recommend to those who are contemplating DSLR or mirrorless. I have gone mirrorless and never intend to go back!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera

    Posted
    Nicoli
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    I bought it mainly for the video features, but the stills are also amazing. The support for xavc video format is really nice. xavc uses a lot more memory but is great for short clips. Really helps when using chroma key. I really liked my nikon d7100, but this turned out to be a pretty big step up. Could use a bigger battery is the only negative I can think of.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Camera for Photographers and Videographers

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    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