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Not the camera you’re looking for!Posted
I bought this Kit a few weeks back, as every review out there spoke about how good it is. Well, reality vs potentially sponsored reviews are not always in sync. Here's what was actually good about the camera... AF was very fast with native lenses. Sensor has very low noise. Video has a ton of good features and works fairly well. Here's what's not so good about the camera. The Meter is not in sync with the capabilities of the sensor and things that should be better handled by the meter often leave you with lost data in the Highlights (I know how to use a cameras meter, this one is just very liberal with its settings). Skin tones are among the worst I've ever had in a camera and two other people who bought this camera reached out to me to tell me they felt the same way. Eye Auto Focus only works if the subject is facing the camera and even then it depends heavily on the lens for locking on. As soon as your subject turns their head at even the slightest angle away from the camera, it is unable to get a lock on the visible eye. Sony set the contrast so low in the images, in order to get a bette Dynamic Range out of the camera, that you literally have to use their best lenses (with great microcontrast) in order to get a decent looking image out of the camera. Another point of failure is the fact that the camera doesn't come with an external battery charger and that creates major issues where you're likely to snap the door off while trying to charge the camera via the plug that was provided. Even more, the menu driven controls has you going through about 100 pages of controls just to configure the camera. It's one of the worst menu systems you'll ever use and this is compounded by the ridiculously poor content in the cameras manual! The literally layout the whole camera menu system in the manual and fail to thoroughly explain several settings. If you're looking st this body and you don't need the 5 FPS burst rate, just go ahead and grab the A7R II, you won't regret that decision.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend