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Sony Alpha A7 Mark II Camera Review
The Sony Alpha A7 Mark II (A7II) follows the original Alpha A7. The A7II adds a 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system for the first time in a full frame mirrorless camera. The A7II uses a Hybrid Auto Focusing system similar to the original A7. However, Sony says it is 30% faster and 1.5X better than tracking compared to the A7. Sony has also improved the build quality, using a magnesium alloy frame and weather sealing. Sony made the front grip a little deeper which improves the handling of the camera quite significantly.
The A7II is a full frame camera designed to be used with “FE” mount lenses. The FE mount is the same as the E mount, designated for the APS-C crop cameras such as the highly popular A6000 and NEX series cameras. The E mount lenses can be mounted on the A7II, but the images will be cropped accordingly since the E mount lenses do not cover the full frame sensor.
Additional A7II features:
- A tilting 3-inch LCD.
- An XGA OLED electronic viewfinder.
- Wi-Fi and NFC for wireless image transfer and camera control.
- Multi-interface shoe (no built in flash, however).
- XAVC S recording format.
- A ‘flat’ picture profile for videographers who want to adjust their video in post.
- 1080/60p video recording
- Body Only - $1699.99
- Body with 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens - $1999.99
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What I Like
- Small Size
- Viewfinder Level (2-axis)
- Built in Image Stabilization
What I Don't Like
- Battery Life
- Start Up Time (1-2 second delay)
- low light autofocus performance
Overall User Rating
4.41 out of 5
based on 450 user reviews online.
: 66% (295.57)
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|Sensor Size||Full Frame|
|Body Construction||Magnesium Alloy|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.0 x 3.8 x 2.4|
|Dual Command Wheels||Yes|
|ISO Range||100-25600 (Extended: 50-25600)|
|Mirror Lock Up||Not Applicable|
|Articulated LCD Screen||Tilt Only|
|Remote Shutter Release||Wired & Wireless (InfraRed)|
|AF Points||117 Phase Detection / 25 Contrast Detection|
|AF Sensitivity||-1ev - 20ev|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/250|
|Built In Flash||No|
|Wireless TTL Flash||No|
|Video Specs||1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
1440 x 1080: 30 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps
|Built In Mic||Stereo|