Sony a7 II User Reviews

Announced Nov 20, 2014 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor

Sony gave me sweep panorama mode with this camera.  a feature I promised myself at one stage, but forgot when looking for a FF camera. - so delighted when I found this on it. most importantly, it really works well. no tripod needed or huge expensive ultra-wideangle lens WITHAPS-C crop mode and excellent CIZ digital zoom, I can frame telephoto shots and check them onsite. no big, heavy telephoto lens needed. I use with a Finger adapter with 2 Contax N AF lenses. work well in terms of AF speed, ...

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fzeo

I feels love into sony mirrorless because it can shoot faster in live view mode. previously I am using D800E live view when I am shooting because I need the sharpness of still photo, landscape and posed couple. Also I am into video as a7ii can set to 1080p 50mbps (higher bitrate for better quality). The s-log, cine1 and cine2 totally awesome for video mode. The peeking focus and zooming makes the photo/footage much more accurate.

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First of all, I have been shooting with the Sony Nex 5n since 2011 and still have this little beauty. I adore tiny cameras and could not imagine using a huge DSLR-brick. A camera needs to be unobtrusive and allow for going "under the radar" when shooting candid shots, at parties, concerts, meetings etc. However, the venerable Nex5n somehow didn't really manage to deliver good shots results at ISOs at ISO 1600 or greater.  For my type of photography that was a serious limitation, because I ...

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Iron-man
 

Small and compact FF (full-frame), highly customizable and packed with features, especially worth in-body image stabilization. L-bracket should be added for convenient hand-held (place for pinky finger) and quick tripod mounting. Short battery life, batteries are expensive. No touch-screen. Screen not completely articulated. That are the reasons for minus half star.

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1fps
 

Dear Sony, You have put all the hard word to come up with a pretty decent camera, in terms of capabilities, however, when it comes to your software (the easiest part to perfect) you simply dropped the ball. Not only that, you just continue to "keep the ball on the ground" by not pushing out any firmware updates that can take care of these issues, some of them, in my opinion, are flat out flaws. Here's a few things I have encountered after using the camera for 3 days only. Hopefully I won't ...

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I've had my A7II for about 6 months now and have taken it on a few trips, so I think I can offer some opinions on it. Just going to keep it brief. For context, I use this lens exclusively with adapted glass, so all my ratings are in that context. Pros: (1) Good ergonomics (aside from 1 issue I'll list in the cons) (2) Good image quality (3) Near (what I imagine to be) native autofocus speed and accuracy with adapted ...

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My full real-world review with sample images is below - http://davidcandlish.photography/sony-a7ii Summarised conclusion below - Pros (1) Well built, easy to use & intuitive control layout makes shooting enjoyable (2) Superb image quality at or below ISO 800, especially colour rendition (3) Excellent dynamic range Cons (1) High ISO ...

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Vinylly
 

I climbed the Sony ladder from the NEX-5, NEX-7 and now the A7 II.  Prior to these cameras I shot film from a Hasselblad CM 500 and a Leica R 6.2.  The reason I went to the Sony NEX's was because I could use my Leica Summilux and Summicron lenses on them.  I thought the NEX-7 would be the ultimate camera as it had a built in EVF.  It was also the ideal size and weight, I thought, and I loved the tri-navigation system.  The problem was that my 50mm Leica lenses were now around 75mm. and I ...

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Thanks to CHDK and ML programability, I use more Canon cameras than any other brand. However, Sony has been making better sensors, and I have long preferred them for high IQ work. I've had an A7 for a year, E-mounts since the original NEX-5, A-mounts since the A100, and I still pull out the ancient F828 when I need to shoot NIR. The A7 II isn't a huge step beyond the A7, except it is the single most significant step: a high-quality sensor-movement anti-shake (IBIA) implementation you can put ...

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Edwaste
 

I use this camera in Manual focus only with my Olympus OM legacy prime lenses, so I can't attest to it's sports or action capabilities. I recently spent 10 days in Newfoundland shooting landscapes and icebergs with the A7II and loved every minute with it. These images should give a good indication of it's dynamic range:

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