Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens

Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens Deluxe Kit

Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens Deluxe Kit

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Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens Deluxe Kit

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  • FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
  • Spare Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Camera Bag
  • Memory Card

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  • 1Description

Comprised of everything needed to begin shooting, the Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens Deluxe Kit from B&H includes the versatile full-frame camera along with a standard zoom lens, memory card, a spare rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and a protective camera bag.

  • Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens

    Sony has taken their line of full-frame cameras to the next level with the Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens, which features 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization with 4.5 stops of compensation for pitch, yaw, horizontal shift, vertical shift, and roll. Operation of the 24.3-megapixel series has been streamlined with a redesigned grip, shutter release button, and customizable controls. The a7 II also features a moisture- and dust-resistant design with a magnesium alloy body and a more robust lens mount. And, with refined algorithms and better utilization of the BIONZ X image processor, the a7 II has an enhanced Fast Hybrid AF system that is about 30% faster than the previous model along with a 5 fps burst rate with continuous autofocus as well as a 40% faster start time.

    The 24.3-megapixel sensor enables high resolution images and low light effectiveness with its standard ISO sensitivity range of 100-25600. The BIONZ X image processor offers fast processing and operation speeds and front-end LSI (large-scale integration) improves the early stages of image processing resulting in more natural details and richer tones. And, 16-bit image processing and 14-bit RAW output preserves the detail provided by the sensor.

    In addition to highly detailed stills with smooth gradations, the a7 II now has access to the high-bit-rate XAVC S format with 60p, 30p, and 24p recording options, all at 50 Mbps. The look of movies can also be adjusted with picture profiles, including the addition of the S-Log2 gamma setting with a dynamic range approximately 1,300% of the standard sRGB spectrum. Timecode and user bit settings are available as well as clean HDMI output for a variety of recording options.

    The advanced Sony Multi-Interface shoe expands compatibility options for flash, microphone, and other accessories and, as an E-mount full-frame camera, the a7 II is compatible with all present APS-C E-mount lenses in APS-C crop mode as well as new E-mount full-frame Zeiss and Sony G-series lenses. Lens mount adapters with a tripod mount are also available to use A-mount lenses on E-mount cameras, and an optional dedicated battery grip enables stable extended shooting and vertical orientation stability.

    Rounding out the a7 II's imaging capabilities, both a 3.0" 1,228.8k-dot tilting LCD monitor and 2.36 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder are available for image monitoring and review. Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, with support for NFC, is available, too, for instant sharing of imagery from the camera as well as remote camera control from a linked mobile device.

    Bundled with the a7 II in this kit is the FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS E-mount lens. This wide-to-portrait zoom incorporates three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element into its design to minimize chromatic aberrations and enhance overall image clarity. An optical SteadyShot image stabilization system has also been added to minimize the appearance of camera shake to suit working in dim lighting and with low shutter speeds. This stabilization will work with the in-body stabilization found in the camera. It has a minimum focus distance of 11.8".

    24.3MP Exmor CMOS Image Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor
    Incorporated into the a7II's redesigned body are a 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS image sensor and BIONZ X image processor, which work together to enable a wide dynamic range with minimal noise and rich, subtle gradations. The camera features an ISO range of 100-51,200 which can be expanded down to ISO 50. Also, this combination allows the a7II to reproduce details with excellent clarity.

    Benefitting image quality is the use of detail reproduction technology and diffraction-reducing technology which suppresses the effects of diffraction to reproduce fine details at small aperture settings. Add to this area-specific noise reduction to selectively apply different noise reduction to each area for clear imagery. Also, the sensor features 16-bit image processing with a 14-bit RAW output to preserve detail and ensure optimal quality for later adjustment.

    Further improved in this generation is metering performance, which is now possible down to a rated -1 EV. Also, the a7II will start up approximately 40% faster than the previous generation for almost instant on.
    5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization
    Packed into the svelte a7II is a remarkable 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system. This compensates for five types of camera shake encountered during handheld shooting of still images and video. This allows users to confidently use any lens, even adapted lenses, for critical imaging without encountering blur from camera shake. This system will compensate for approximately 4.5 stops of shutter speed for working with a huge variety of subjects.

    For long focal lengths, the system will correct for pitch and yaw adjustments. Macro and high magnification imagery on the other hand will benefit from the inclusion of horizontal and vertical shift compensation. And, all shooting styles will get usage out of the roll compensation. All 5 axes of stabilization will function at all times, even when used with third-party lenses and adapters or lenses with built-in optical stabilization.

    When using lenses that do not transmit imaging data to the camera, manual settings can be used to input the correct focal length and ensure proper stabilization. Also, the viewfinder can be used to preview the amount of compensation by pressing the shutter release button halfway or magnifying the image.
    Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF
    Utilizing 117 phase-detection and 25 contrast-detection autofocus points with a wide area of coverage, the a7II can smoothly and quickly track fast-moving subjects throughout the frame. It optimizes for both speed and accuracy with an enhanced algorithm that improves performance by about 30% when compared to previous generations. This just developed algorithm will also more accurately predict subject movement for tracking that is 1.5x more accurate. Additionally, it can capture images at a rate of 5 fps while using continuous autofocus and automatic exposure. This can be captured in a burst of up to 77 frames when shooting in JPEG Fine L format and a continuous AF Display allows users to view the active AF points.

    Another feature available with this AF system is a Lock-on AF tracking that will analyze more information from the scene to provide dramatically improved accuracy and stability. Eye AF is also available which will prioritize a subject's pupil for excellent portraits even with a shallow depth of field.
    Full HD Video Recording and XAVC S Format
    Shoot full HD 1920 x 1080 video at frame rates of 60p, 30p, and 24p with the high-bit-rate 50Mbps XAVC S format. This results in excellent image quality with minimal noise and artifacts without requiring a large amount of disk space. Additionally, the system using linear PCM sound for high quality audio.

    When recording internally, users will record video with a 4:2:0 sampling at 8-bit, however, to even further improve image quality the a7II has clean HDMI output for use with an external recorder. This allows users to capture 4:2:2 uncompressed video and save in an edit-ready format.
    Timecode and User Bit Settings
    The a7II has multiple timecode recording options to meet different workflows. It has the standard 'Record Run" mode that only advances the timecode when recording, as well as "Free Run" timecode that advances the timecode even when not recording, which can be great for syncing multiple cameras at live events. It can also record timecode in both drop frame and non-drop frame modes. When recording internally the a7II is also able to output timecode via HDMI.
    Customizable Color Profiles and S-Log2 Gamma
    To make sure the a7II is able to use its extensive dynamic range while recording video it incorporates extensive customizable color and gamma controls. Users can adjust the gamma, black level, knee, color level, and more. Also users can use the same S-Log2 Gamma Curve that is found on high end Sony Cinema cameras that squeezes up to 1300% more dynamic range into the video signal then traditional REC709, for increased post-production flexibility.
    3.0" 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
    With a higher 1,228.8k-dot resolution, the LCD screen will provide shooters with an excellent screen for composing images, adjusting settings, and reviewing video and photos. It also tilts upward 107° and downward 41° for working with multiple shooting angles. Use in sunlight is improved with the implementation of WhiteMagic technology which doubles the brightness of the display through a RGBW pixel structure.
    0.5" 2.36M-Dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder Electronic Viewfinder
    With its 3-lens optical system the viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings. You'll enjoy rich tonal gradations and improved contrast. High-end features like 100% frame coverage and a wide viewing angle enable comfortable and stable eye-level composition.
    Redesigned Grip, Shutter Release Button, and Controls
    With a larger, more refined shape to the grip, users will find the a7II to have a more secure feel and grasp even when large lenses are mounted. Also, the shutter release button has been reshaped and moved forward for a more natural shooting position and a decrease in camera shake. The controls also have been refined with new position for easier handling and improved operation. Button customization is available with the ability to assign any of 56 functions to any of the 10 customizable buttons for a more personalized setup.
    Magnesium Alloy Construction and Robust Lens Mount
    The compact form is well-built with a magnesium allow top cover, front cover, and internal structure. The lens mount has been redesigned with a greater strength and rigidity for extra security when using larger or longer lenses. The body itself also features greater sealing for dust and moisture resistance, providing more protection when shooting out in the elements. Additionally, the optical filter on the sensor has an anti-static coating and there is an anti-dust mechanism to prevent dust from adhering to the sensor.
    Audio Input & Headphone Jack
    The a7II features a 3.5mm microphone input jack for compatibility with external microphones. And for users needing more the a7II is also compatible with the Sony XLR-K2M XLR Adapter for recording professional balanced XLR audio signals with phantom power and adjustable mic/line inputs. For monitoring audio the a7II features a 3.5mm headphone jack as well as real time audio levels for a visual reference.
    Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
    Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables the a7II to instantly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices; no complex set-up is required. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and remotely control the camera's shutter.

    Additionally, PlayMemories Camera Apps are also supported via the built-in Wi-Fi connection, and allow you to personalize the camera's features depending on specific shooting styles. Apps are available to suit creating portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot, and other specific types of imagery.
    Other Camera Features
    • Picture Effect modes: Posterization (Color, B&W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-Key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-Tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.
    • Creative Style settings: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, and Sepia (all with +/- 3 step contrast, saturation, and sharpness adjustment).
    • Color space: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color.
    • Picture Profile parameters: Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine 1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Color Level, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, and Reset.
    • Scene Selection modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, and Anti Motion Blur.
    • Face Detection is available to base exposure and focus on up to eight recognized faces. Furthermore, Eye AF can be used for even greater precision by maintaining critical focus on a subject's eye.
    • 2x Clear Image Zoom can be used to effectively double the magnification afforded by any lens in use with minimal image degradation. For even greater magnification, 1.5x and 2x Smart zoom is available, as well as 4x digital zoom.
    • Pre-flash TTL control with flash bracketing available and a variety of flash modes, including: Flash off, auto, fill-flash, rear sync, slow sync, red-eye reduction, hi-speed sync, and wireless control
    UPC: 027242888739
  • Watson NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh)

    The Watson NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack works with the same cameras as the Sony NP-FW50. This replacement battery pack features a capacity of 1100mAh, 7.4V of output power and 8.14 watt-hours. Small and lightweight, lithium-ion batteries can be charged or discharged at any time without developing memory effect.

    Compatible Cameras
  • Alpha a3000
  • Alpha a5000
  • Alpha a5100
  • Alpha a6000
  • Alpha a6500
  • Alpha a7
  • Alpha a7R
  • Alpha a7S
  • Alpha A560
  • Alpha A580
  • Alpha DSC-RX10
  • Alpha ILCE-QX1
  • Alpha NEX-3
  • Alpha NEX-3N
  • Alpha NEX-5
  • Alpha NEX-5N
  • Alpha NEX-5R
  • Alpha NEX-5T
  • Alpha NEX-6
  • Alpha NEX-7
  • Alpha NEX-C3
  • Alpha NEX-F3
  • Alpha SLT-A33
  • Alpha SLT-A35
  • DSC-RX10
  • ILCE-QX1
  • UPC: 847628544314
  • Ruggard Hunter 25 DSLR Holster Bag

    The Hunter 25 DSLR Holster Bag from Ruggard is slightly larger than the Hunter 15 and holds your DSLR with lens attached, face down, in shooting position. When you're ready to shoot, simply remove your camera, get the shot and replace your camera in the bag. The zippered top of the bag opens away from your body for fast access to your gear. This also serves as a security feature since no one but you will be able to see inside the bag.

    The bag has a water-repellent exterior and smooth polyester lining that helps prevent scratches to the finish of your camera/lens combo. Inside, there are two removable touch fastened strips that can be configured to support your gear.

    For storage, there is a front zippered organizer panel, mesh side pocket and two side loops that accept optional pouches. On the inside of the quick-release flap, there are two touch fastened memory card pockets. The bag is carried by its removable shoulder strap, top carry handle or belt loop that will leave you hands free. The zippers have yellow pull tabs that make the bag easy to use while you're wearing gloves.

    Carry-on Form Factor
    FAA and airline carry-on specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check with your airline before designating this case as a carry-on item. Most airlines require carry-on items to have an external linear measurement that is equal to or less than 45.0" (114.3 cm). The external dimensions of this case add up to 19.7" (50.3 cm)
    UPC: 847628558991
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Card

    Designed for SD devices that can capture Full HD, 3D, and 4K video, as well as raw and burst photography, the 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Card from SanDisk has a capacity of 64GB, is compatible with the UHS-I bus, and features a speed class rating of V30, which guarantees minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s. If your device does not support the V30 standard, this card also supports the U3 standard, which likewise guarantees minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s. Read speeds are supported up to 170 MB/s and write speeds max out at 90 MB/s. A built-in write-protect switch helps to safeguard against the accidental erasure of card data.

    While this card has been designed for cameras that are UHS-I / V30 / U3 compatible, it may be used in devices that do not support UHS-I / V30 / U3. However, bear in mind that this card will then default to your device's speed class and bus rating, such as UHS-I and U1, which supports minimum write speeds of 10 MB/s, or Class 10, which also supports minimum write speeds of 10 MB/s.

    As with most SanDisk cards, this memory card is shockproof, X-ray proof, waterproof, while also being able to withstand temperatures from -13 to 185°F, allowing you to take this card with you into extreme environments, such as snow, deserts, and pools. Should the card's data become compromised, you also benefit from the option to download RescuePRO Deluxe software as well as a limited lifetime warranty.

    General Features

    Transfer Speeds up to 170 MB/s
    Once the shots are taken, your work is only half done. Accelerating your workflow means you can carve out more time to take your creativity to the next level.
    Record 4K UHD Video
    Sometimes speed is what you need. The SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC card delivers the performance to capture uninterrupted 4K UHD video.
    Sequential Burst Mode Shots
    Rated UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and Video Speed Class 30 (V30), the SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC card lets you capture sequential burst mode shots.
    Durability You Can Count On
    Built for and tested in harsh conditions, the SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC card is shockproof, X-ray proof, and waterproof, while also being able to withstand temperatures from -13 to 185°F.
    Recover Images You Accidentally Deleted
    Includes an offer for RescuePRO Deluxe 2-year data recovery software, which lets you restore images you accidentally deleted. Registration is required.
    UPC: 619659169299
In the Box
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
    Imaging
    Lens Mount Sony E
    Camera Format Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.3 Megapixel
    Maximum Resolution 6000 x 4000
    Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
    Sensor Type CMOS
    Sensor Size 35.8 x 23.9 mm
    Image File Format JPEG, RAW
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 100 to 25600 (Extended: 50 to 25600)
    Shutter Speed Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
    1/8000 to 30 Seconds 
    Bulb Mode 
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
    Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Metering Range -1 to 20 EV
    White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
    Continuous Shooting Up to 5 fps at 24 MP for up to 50 Exposures
    Interval Recording None
    Self Timer 2/10-Second Delay
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    Recording Modes XAVC S
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24p/29.97p/59.94p [50 Mb/s] 
    AVCHD
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p [28 Mb/s] 
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24p/59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s] 
    MP4
    HDV (1440 x 1080) at 29.97p [12 Mb/s] 
    SD (640 x 480) at 29.97p [3 Mb/s] 
    External Recording Modes Full HD (1920 x 1080)
    Recording Limit Up to 29 Minutes
    Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
    Audio File Format AAC LC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
    Focus
    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 117
    Contrast Detection: 25
    Autofocus Sensitivity -1 to +20 EV
    Viewfinder and Monitor
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Size 0.5"
    Viewfinder Resolution 2,359,296 Dot
    Viewfinder Eye Point 27 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.71x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3 m
    Monitor Size 3"
    Monitor Resolution 1,228,800 Dot
    Monitor Type Tilting LCD
    Flash
    Built-in Flash None
    Flash Modes Auto, Fill Flash, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless
    Maximum Sync Speed 1/250 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Dedicated Flash System P-TTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Interface
    Memory Card Slot 1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)/Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo/Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
    Internal Memory None
    Connectivity 3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B, Multi Interface Terminal
    Wireless Wi-Fi
    GPS None
    Physical
    Battery 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 1020 VDC
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.4" / 126.9 x 95.7 x 59.7 mm
    Weight 1.22 lb / 556 g
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 28 to 70mm
    Maximum Aperture f/3.5 to 5.6
    Minimum Aperture f/22 to 36
    Angle of View 75 to 34
    Maximum Magnification 0.19x
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" / 0.3 m
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Size 55 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.9 x 3.27" / 72.5 x 83 mm
    Weight 10.4 oz / 295 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.528 x 6.142 x 5.669"
  • Watson NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh)
    Battery
    Capacity (Wh) 8.14 Wh
    Amp-Hours 1100 mAh
    Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Output Voltage 7.4 VDC
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.2 x 1.4 x 0.5" / 5.6 x 3.6 x 1.3 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.4 x 3.2 x 1.1"
  • Ruggard Hunter 25 DSLR Holster Bag
    Carrying/Transport Options Belt Loop, Handle, Shoulder Strap
    Exterior
    Exterior Dimensions 7.3 x 5.3 x 7.1" / 18.5 x 13.5 x 18 cm
    Exterior Material Nylon
    Type of Closure Quick Release, Zipper
    Interior
    Interior Dimensions 6.5 x 4.5 x 5.9" / 16.5 x 11.4 x 15 cm
    Interior Material Polyester
    Weight 9.2 oz / 260.8 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 7.0 x 5.0"
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Card
    Card Type SDXC
    Storage Capacity 64 GB
    Bus Type UHS-I
    Speed Class 10
    UHS Speed Class U3
    Video Speed Class V30
    Data Transfer Read Speed: 170 MB/s Maximum (Burst)
    Write Speed: 90 MB/s Maximum (Burst)
    Write Speed: 30 MB/s Minimum
    Durability Shockproof, Temperature Extremes, Waterproof, X-Ray Proof
    Operating Temperature -13 to 185°F/ -25 to 85°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to 185°F/ -40 to 85°C
    Built-in Write-Protect Switch Yes
    Wireless Capability None
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.0 x 10.5 x 5.0"

Sony A7 II Reviews

Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens Deluxe Kit is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 218.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning!!!! A++++ I have been a Nikon user for many years and enjoy recreational photography. I recently bought this beauty with the 24-70 F4 Sony Zeiss lens as didn't like the kit lens. This is a serious piece of equipment which delivers astounding results. The image stabilization with a native lens is unparalleled to any other cameras available in todays market. It is compact compared to the other Full frame D-SLR's, its built solid with awesome low light photography results. I haven't owned it for long, but have a strong feeling its going to be my camera of choice for many years to come. Try one out and you will know exactly what I am referring to.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Travel Option! I am in love with this camera! My main kit is a 5D Mkii and a 5Ds, predominantly Sigma Art primes (24, 35, 50 and 85) and zooms 24-70 and 70-200. With filters and accessories a HEAVY kit to lug around... So, I bought the A7ii with a 24-70 f4 and the 16-35 as a travel rig and I couldn't be happier! Still getting used to working the menus but - manual mode is manual mode and as it's my preferred method of exposing - there's not much of a learning curve setting shutter, ap and ISO now is there!!! My first experience was a cloudy morning with thunderstorms off shore and 'in camera', I got a couple of keepers... Recommend this highly...
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from With me always I bought this to supplement my Nikon D800. Although I love my Nikon, it's a bit much to have with me all the time (to the office, into NY in crowds) and wanted to have something that I could carry all the time. So far, I've kept the Sony on auto just to get use to all the bells and whistles and handling and I'm just about ready to switch over to full mamual. Loving this camera, the portability, and the results. The dials are the 'opposite' of my Nikon but that's no biggy. The only con is the battery life - solved by buying an extra battery & charger. Now I just have to sell off my D7000 with accessories and lenses!
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A7 mark II is a great shooter. This is a professional step for Sony. Its processor is fantastic, autofocus is fast and the camera comes with a nice kit lens. The 5-axis stabilizer is a savior in many situation, as well. The camera is also equipped with a direct manual focus which helps a ton when you need to really get a sharp shot and the light is too low for the autofocus to get there. It get you there 90% and then the last 10% your adjust manually. It's an awesome feature. I recommend this camera for almost anyone who's trying to get into professional photography. Full frame camera that's compact and less than $2000? It's a great deal.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera at current price for right use Now the A7II is being eclipsed by the A7III, is this still a valid choice at $1,000? For some people, yes! I am only using MF lenses. 5FPS is plenty, mostly only shoot in single mode anyhow. 24MP is all the resolution I need or want. The EVF of the A7III is not any better than the one in the A7III. I don't use the video camera in the A7II. What does this camera offer? 5 axis IBIS is nice both for the ability to handhold at slower speed and having a steadier VF image when manually focusing. Better ergonomics than the original A7 and better built and better feeling body in the hand. If the A7III had the EVF of the A9 or A7RIII I would be tempted to pony up the extra $1K.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera! 5 Axis in body stabilization Rocks. I have a number of lenses with no OSS. I was considering selling my Tamron 70-200 2.8. I used it on my A7 and would get motion blur on quite a few frames shooting in low light conditions. I can hand hold now with the same lens on the A7MK2 at 200mm and get sharp images at 1/60th! The changes to the ergonomics of the camera are also a plus. Better shutter release position and addition of two programmable function buttons on top near the shutter release. ++++++ Keep up the great work Sony!
Date published: 2015-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent for old manual lenses The niche that this camera fills is a relatively-compact camera with a full frame sensor, which is easily adapted to nearly any lens system out there, plus image stabilization on the Mark II. It fills this mission very, very well. The cons are minor and don't interfere with that fundamental function: - Battery capacity is small and you need to have spares around. - The EVF switches on using a sensor when you put the camera up to your eye. This sensor often activates when you don't wish it to, turning off the screen on the back when you are using it. The EVF can be temporarily disabled in the setting menu to fix this. - When using heavy lenses, the grip surface is smaller than ideal, compared to a full size dslr.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Faulty Image Stabilization System Bought this camera and several Sony/Zeiss lenses in February 2015. On a recent trip the camera failed with the message Camera Error. Turn Power off then on. Unable to reset the camera and a Web search indicates that this is a common problem with this model and confirmed by Sony. Have sent the camera for repair under warranty, but I am not hopeful this will not happen again in a few months when the warranty has expired. Other than this, the camera takes good pictures. A $ camera should not fail in this manner after less than a year of light to moderate use. And, Sony does not cover the cost of sending the camera to the repair center.
Date published: 2015-12-12
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Touch display?

Touch display?
Asked by: Myo Ko Ko
A7 II does not support touch screen display
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-01-07

a7ll Sony work with ad600mb flash godox

a7ll Sony work with ad600mb flash godox
Asked by: Amador
Hi Amador, We can't guarantee that the AD600mb flash Godox will work with A7ll. We strongly suggest that you use compatible Sony flash with your camera, you can choose from the wide range of compatible flashes in this link http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/cscs/accessories/compatibility.php?area=gb&lang=en&mdl=ILCE-7M2&cat=9. Regards, Jen
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2018-12-01

How does the A7II compare with the Nikon D7200? I ...

How does the A7II compare with the Nikon D7200? I take mostly landscapes and nature shots but I don't do a lot of video recording.
Asked by: Quang
The A7II is a Full Frame Camera, compared to APS-C on the D7200. For landscapes the larger sensor will allow for wider shots.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-04-07

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Do you take trade - ins? I have a Sony NEX 6 body that I would consider trading up to the 7II.
Asked by: Anonymous
For a trade-in, please email us directly at <a href= http://usedphoto@bhphoto.com target= _blank >usedphoto@bhphoto.com</a> for more information.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Video length
Asked by: Khanh Duy
Sony states on page 88 of the instruction manual that continuous video shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (a product specification limit). The table on page 88 lists the estimated length or recording that may be captured on a memory card of a given size, but the longest time for a single clip would be 29 minutes. Pages 88-90 lists more information referring to recording times.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does the a7II have full pixel readout, no line skipping for video?
Asked by: Denis T.
i'm not sure what you mean by full pixels readout. If you mean that you can see what the lens is seeing on the LCD screen my guess is yes. I only use the LCD screen and never bring the view finder to my eye. It's like using an old fashion medium format camera where you hold it waist high and look down to see the scene. I have not used the video very much. My limited use has given me very good results. No issues.
Answered by: Charles B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does the A7II have full pixel readout video like the A7SI & II? If not how would the pixel binning compare to the cams with full pixel readout?
Asked by: Denis T.
Unfortunately it does not have the full pixel readout or 4K HDMI output of the A7S. The pixel binning method employed on the sensor seems similar to before, which results in occasional aliasing and some moire too.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Does this camera shoot video in 4k? I am ...

Does this camera shoot video in 4k? I am videographer and trying to see which sony will work best for me since I use canon.
Asked by: Jena
It shoots maximum solution of Full HD at 60fps but not 4K
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-01-15
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