Sony - Alpha a7 II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera (Body Only) - Black

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This Sony Alpha a7 II mirrorless camera's full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor and 5-axis in-body image stabilization help you capture sharp photos and videos. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to share stored footage with your friends and family.

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Overview

What's Included


  • AC adapter (AC-UUD11), micro USB cable
  • Alpha a7 II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)
  • Owner's manual
  • Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
  • Shoulder strap, body and shoe caps, eyepiece cup

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (122 out of 123)

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Features


24.3-megapixel full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor

With a gapless on-chip lens design captures high-resolution images.

Sony E-mount

Allows you to connect a variety of E-mount lenses (not included) and other lenses with the use of adapters.

3" TFT-LCD

Can be tilted up or down, so you can easily achieve high- or low-angle framing.

High-definition movie mode

Allows you to record clips at 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60p or at 1280 x 720 resolution at 120p, making it simple to capture special moments in crisp, smooth detail.

Burst mode

Lets you take up to 5 fps for dynamic, fast-action capture.

ISO 100-25,600

Enables shooting in most lighting conditions.

Fast Hybrid autofocus

With phase detection allows you to capture sharp, blur-free images.

High-contrast OLED EVF (electronic viewfinder)

With 2.4 million dots permits eye-level framing.

External flash mount

Lets you attach a compatible flash (not included) via the multi-interface shoe, so you can achieve bright, properly lit shots.

Sensor-shift mechanism with 5-axis in-body image stabilization

Helps eliminate camera shake and blur in both still images and movies.

Face detection

Detects up to 8 faces, making it easy to take stunning group shots.

Built-in 2.4GHz Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)

Enables wireless image sharing. NFC (near-field communication) permits one-touch image transfer with select devices.


What experts are saying

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars with 123 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great travel camera

    Posted
    mgphoto
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I am a Canon 5D Mark 3 shooter who bought this Sony a7ii as a lighter weight travel alternative. I tried point and shoot cameras but they just didn't take the quality of photos that I was looking for. This camera is almost as good as my Canon 5DM3 but not quite as good in low light but it's a trade off I'm willing to make when I am traveling. The smaller size makes up for it. I bought the 55mm Sony lens and have been very happy with the clarity I get with this combination of camera and lens. In normal shooting instances it's on par with my Canon 5DM3 and the Canon 50mm L series lens. I guess if I had to complain about anything it would be the lack of Sony prime lenses that are available for the Sony a7ii. I do understand that there are new lenses being released this year which should help. I have used some of my Canon lenses with this camera using an adapter. The results aren't as good as I had hoped. Autofocus isn't available on all of them and when it does work, it's slow so I usually end up manually focusing. Overall I'm very happy with the image quality and portability of this camera and would definitely recommend it to others looking for a full frame, lightweight travel alternative to a large DSLR.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Switched all my Canon pro gear to Sony

    Posted
    jblphotography
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    After 8 months of research I sold 6 of my L series lenses and 2-5dM2 bodies to start shooing with the mirrorless Sony. And couldn't be happier. The camera is faster focusing and cleaner RAW and jpg files than I've ever seen out of a digital camera. And the reduced size, weight, and price tag are a joy to both my shoulders and my wallet. Features like built in wi-fi and OLED viewfinders to be able to preview my images before I shoot is amazing and makes for a higher number of useable shots. I'm also thrilled to have Zeiss lenses back in my camera bag and in front of a digital sensor, after all these years. (my first pro cameras were film Hasselblad's and Contax's that I still use one in awhile) Three cheers to Sony for creating such a great and innovative camera system that has energised this third generation pro photographer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous camera!!!

    Posted
    Marrow
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I shoot Canon 5Dmkii with a series of EF prime EF lenses. I was looking for a smaller camera for when I didn't want to lug around a DSLR. I wanted a Mirrorless camera so I did my research and opted for the Sony a6000. I was so impressed with that camera that I upgraded to the Sony A7ii. This camera is incredible. For those non photographers out there you can just put this baby in auto and just let it do its thing. For those of you that understand photography, Thanks to the 5 axis stabilization you can handhold this camera at 1/5th of a sec and not have any issues. Sharp!!! It's simply magical. I've only purchased one Sony lens. The 28mm f2. Love that combination!! I also invested in the Photodiox canon to e-mount adapter so I can use all my canon lenses. The autofocus is considerable slow so sports is def out of the question. But at least I don't have purchase a whole new Arsenal of glass. If you're on the fence about this camera trust me you'll have no regrets. Sony is stepping up the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quite a step up

    Posted
    DanMiz
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    So I recently decided to step-up my photography. After doing much research on various blogs, web-searches, youtube videos I landed on the Sony A7ii as my ideal camera. It's smallish footprint and full-frame capability seemed as if it would be everything I am looking for. I was using a Canon T3i for about 2 years. That series of cameras is a perfect line for the beginner, entry-level user. I learned a lot using the crop sensor and lenses. But now its on to the big time! The Sony A7ii is amazing. I noticed the difference as soon as I heard the first shutter click. It's fast, a little loud, lightweight and takes amazing pictures. I'm still in "learning mode" with all of the various features the Sony A7ii has to offer. But after 3 weekends of shooting, I know that I made the right choice. I can't wait to get out and capture my daughter's life and the world around her.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This camera is great

    Posted
    Adamcottonphotography
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This camera did not dissapoint! I have the a6000 (another surprisingly awesome camera) but was ready to move on to full frame. I had seen a lot of videos and reviews that had raved of the a7ii and it's abilities, so I was a little skeptical it would live up to the hype! It did not dissapoint!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pro Camera with Consumer Oriented Features.

    Posted
    iso500
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    As a professional photographer, who has recently switched from traditional DSLR camera bodies, to the new wave of mirrorless cameras, this new Sony a7ii model, is packed with pro functionality, without the price tag! At just under $2k, this camera blows away everything in it's price point and up to around $5k. The body is rock solid. (I actually dropped it the first day I purchased it, from about 3feet in the air, and it bounced around 3 times on parking lot pavement, and I only ended up the a scratched lens hood?). The weather sealing is excellent, all around. The dials and function buttons are laid out in a very usable way, and can be customized to fit a very simple or complex workflow. The viewfinder is very sharp, with great color. The LCD back panel has a "retina" display look about it. I coupled it with a Zeiss 24-70mm f4, and the image quality is superb, with robust color, contrast, and sharpness. It's like having the rich tonality of a Canon 5d, with the sharpness and dynamic range of a Nikon full frame. The 5axis sensor stabilization, and the ability to retro-fit Canon and Nikon glass, are 2 amazing features that put this camera body in a class of it's own. Sony is paving the way for future mirrorless technology!! I would recommend this to a beginner because, the improved workflow through the camera's functionality allows a new photographer to concentrate more on composition and lighting, and not have to worry about frustrating things like making sure that your subject is in focus, due to it's face detection technology. Novice photogs will also benefit from AUTO mode, due to the factory programming preference, that prioritizes a fast shutter speed, so that good focus and exposure are achieved, with little to no thought process from the camera operator. But, I also recommend this camera to experienced and professional photographers, due to the light weight, smaller footer print, and the customization of menus and buttons for providing a very intuitive and efficient workflow(focus magnification, focus peaking, face detection, face registration, Direct Manual Focus, back button focus, etc.) This is truly the most under rated camera by far, due to the fact that it is so ingenious, that most people are clueless to it's true potential.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Game Changer!!

    Posted
    Eli01
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Like I said on my previous review of the Sony A7. While other camera manufactures are busy sleeping. Sony is hard at work perfecting this hidden gem that will make any die heart fan boy see the light. "Literally without any hidden mirrors" lol. I just love this camera and all its technology. As a photographer it makes my life so much easier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A truly amazing and innovative camera

    Posted
    RicH
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Really enjoying the A7MK2. Paired with a few E adapter, allows the use of an assortment of lenses, many with AF. Using this camera for few months, am sold on the mirrorless! The A7 MK2 is full frame, compact, has a fab viewfinder & tilt screen. Such fun to shoot with!

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about connectivity, optics, energy and contrast. Editors are less positive about memory and storage. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 91/100 = Excellent quality.
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    A little over a year ago, Sony fired a warning shot across the bows of Canon and Nikon by releasing the world's first ever full-frame mirrorless camera – the A7. It was small, light and the image quality matched that of a flagship D-SLR, but theFull Review
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