Best Full Frame Mirrorless Camera – Sony Alpha A7 II Review

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Best Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

SONY ALPHA A7 II Review |

 

Sensor Type: 24.3 MP 35 mm full-frame Exmor® CMOS sensor \ Wifi/NFC Enabled: Yes – Both \ Lens Options: ++++ \ Video capabilities: HD 1920 x 1080 video 60fps \ LCD Screen or EVF: Both \ Selfie Screen: No \ Shots Per Charge: 340 \ Image Stabilization: Yes \ Weight: 1 lb 3.6 ounces \ Price: $$$$ \ Learn More


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Pros:
If you are looking for mirrorless camera to replace your pro-dslr, consider the Sony Alpha A7 II Full Frame Mirrorless Camera. Learn more about sensors and their impact on your photography here.

It’s the world’s first full-frame camera with 5-axis image sony a7 ii image stabilizationstabilization.

Your images will come out surprisingly sharp and in focus under most shooting circumstances. This is an awesome benefit for videographers and professional photographers who want to move toward a fully mirrorless camera kit.

Regarding video, the A7 II shoots full HD at 60fps, largely uncompressed. The specs are: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4 / XAVC S (up to 1920 x 1080/60p 50 Mbps).

Build:

The body is considerably larger than a Sony A6300 because of the Full Frame sensor, however consumers who have reviewed the camera don’t find it too heavy, especially if they are used to carrying a pro dslr. And, you know it’s going to handle most extreme elements when you pick it up.

The nicely sized hand grip makes it convenient to use unlike smaller mirrorless cameras such as the A6300 that has a smaller body. The body is made from an all metal magnesium alloy. It’s solid but not bulky.

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Other Features:

The A7 II has 117 phase-detect auto focus points to help you get clear shots during live action.  Externally, you can mount a Sony a System compatible flash on the multi-interface hot shoe.

 

The Sony A7 II has Auto/ISO 100 to 51200 with a high ISO noise reduction for long exposures, and it can take photos in RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, and JPEG Standard formats.  See more Sony A7 II specs here.

 

Sony A7 II top viewCons:
The wifi can be finicky and the auto focus can be a little slow. Some reviewers find the Sony A6300 a better option when it comes to video.

 

Overall what to expect:

With the Full Frame Sony A7 II Mirorless Camera, you’ll get a rival to most pro-dslr’s.

The full frame sensor gives you maximum exposure to reproducing the scene as large as life.

And, you’ll be able to get sharp and clear photos with little noise, even at high ISOs.

Built in creative modes will let you customize the output on camera to your liking.

With just the right amount of external controls, you’ll feel like this camera is a “camera” and not a slick machine like some of the other Sony mirrorless options.

Sony A7 II full frame side view

Verdict: 

I definitely recommend the Sony A7 II. For a full frame mirrorless camera, it’s worth the investment. You’ll see an immediate difference in your photos and video from day 1 if you are migrating from a DSLR.

It’s more expensive than the Sony A6300 (which most people review side by side), but if you are looking to take your photography to the next level and want to invest in a full frame mirrorless camera, this is the perfect camera for you.

 

Who should buy this:

The Sony A7 II is perfect for professional photographers & wedding photographers looking for a full frame mirrorless camera to add to their arsenal. This camera is generally outside of the range of the entry to mid-level photographer. If you are looking for great entry level camera, the Sony A5000 an excellent choice.

 

Where to buy:

Learn more about the Sony A7 II or Buy Now on Amazon


 

References: 

Tom’s Guide   Sony   Fstoppers

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