A Canon DSLR is usually much better, but this Sony's electronic finder is marvelous in daylight. Vivid, Manual focus lenses like the Nikon NOCT-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 may look impressive, but they're a pain for active shooting since you'll have to focus and operate the diaphragm completely manually! They are marked NO NAME instead of SONYA7II. Also known as the ILCE-7M2 or Alpha 7 Mark II, the Sony A7 II offers a maximum 24.3MP pixel count, using the same sensor as the original A7. Buy only from the approved sources I use myself for the best prices, service, return policies and selection. Soft High-key, have had to take, feel free to help me continue helping everyone. â Only 1/8,000 maximum shutter speed. Manual focus works much better once you assign the focus magnifier to one of the programmable buttons, otherwise the magnifier comes and goes as it likes. Portrait, landscape, Clean, detailed high ISO images. Effective pixels. I prefer the 0.5 second option: just enough to see what you got but not long enough to slow you down. Face-priority AF, Sony does not seal its boxes in any way, so never buy at retail or any other source not on my personally approved list since you'll have no way of knowing if you're missing accessories, getting a defective, damaged, returned, store demo or used camera. With a 50mm or 55mm f/1.8 lens, some full frame DSLRs like the Canon 6D actually weigh the same or less. 1,200 zone evaluative, Center-Weighted or Spot.. fluorescent light (cool white), If you find this Sony A7 Physical Specs Sony A7 weighs 474 g (1.04 lb / 16.72 oz) and has external dimensions of 127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89″). XAVC S, JPEG, Compact design. I can't vouch for ads below. RAW + JPEG, HDMI, View All Deals. If you wish to make a printout for personal use, you are granted one-time permission only if you PayPal me $5.00 per printout or part thereof. Bird of Paradise. It stays in focus because the finder focus wheel is where it's not likely to get knocked. It has a battery percentage indicator, but no long-term battery health indication. Bravo! It automatically resets itself to use only the APS-C section of its sensor if you mount an APS-C lens. daylight, It has two dials, and the rest is all pushbuttons — and a lot of fiddling in menus. I got mine at B&H. fluorescent light (warm white), It offers a sharp 3-inch, 1228k-dot vari-angle rear display. Individual Face registration is hidden in the Gear 5 menu; I don't bother with that. multi-segment, shade, NEX), which with its shallow 18mm flange focal distance allows better lens designs than DSLRs do — the same advantage rangefinder cameras have, as well as allowing just about any lens to mount with an adapter. It’s ISO range is 100-25,600 and it comes with a 3” LCD screen with 1.22M-dots. built-in help guide, Meter range LV -1 to +20 with an f/2 lens. Considering that the average weight of Mirrorless type cameras is 440g, its weight is about average in its class. Sony a7 II Review: A Camera That's Still Got It in 2020 Join a Community of +2.7M Photographers 6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 3008 x 2000. â Two memory recalls on the top mode dial. Yes, ISO 50 is sharper than ISO 100 as you will see. As you can see, pretty much any ISO you need will work well for reasonably sized web or print images. There is no included stand-alone charger as there is with the A7SÂ II and A7RÂ II. camera orientation detection, Gallery Home Ken. manual, Compact and refined for intuitive operation, it offers enhanced Fast Hybrid AF that delivers lightning-fast focusing, super-wide coverage, and exceptionally effective tracking of fast-moving subjects. These are 600 x 450 pixel crops from the original images. The latest rumor suggests that Sony will release the new highly anticipated Sony a7 IV mirrorless camera in late 2020. This works by default; there's no need for any prerelease modes for autonomy or other vibration-sensitive shooting. The Nikon NOCT sells for what it does because collectors pay that much, while collectors haven't discovered the Canon 50mm f/1 which still sells for the same price it has for the past 25 years. Donate The A7 II can be set to crop the full-frame down to APS-C, and either of these 1.5:1 formats may also be set to a 16:9 crop. Top Sample Images Intro Lenses & Adapters Specifications USA Version Performance Compared Usage Recommendations More Sony A7 Mk II (21.4 oz./605g with battery and card, $898) and 85mm f/1.4 GM. bigger or camera-original Â© file. Canon has been making cameras since the 1930s, while Sony seems to use the same guys who designed VCRs back in the day; remember the blinking clocks showing "12:00" that no one could set? Upper end DSLRs have many more direct controls, while the A7Â II is more of a menu nightmare just like the cheapest DSLRs. Some years ago this wasn't the case; higher ISOs on older cameras would look quite different from lower ISOs even at small print sizes. At 24Â MP, this A7 Mk II offers the optimum resolution (24MP is more than enough for anything and it also offers very high ISOs and fast shooting speed), and the A7 Mk II costs about half of the other two cameras. (It resurfaced in the Canon 5DSR as an option for its M-Fn button.). Anti-motion Blur Mode, If left on, the finder gets warm. â Facial recognition works well, but only after you find it and turn it on (CAMERA 6 menu). Click any for the same camera-original Â© files as above to explore on your computer (mobile devices rarely show the full resolution files properly): For instance, I get usually great results with the unstabilzed Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM. DSLRs work much faster and easier. â Excellent electronic finder: always big, bright, sharp and wonderful in any light. spot, aperture-priority, If you already own Nikon, Canon or LEICA lenses, the best results are had shooting them on their own bodies.