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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

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews

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  • 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