Sony A7 Mark II Hands-On Review

Just a few weeks ago Sony introduced an updated version of its original A7 full frame mirrorless camera- the A7 II. On this video Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake from from the Camera Store in Canada took the A7 II for a test and came back with some notes but far from an agreement.

Last year we have published Niccolls look at the original Sony A7 (an Sony A7R) and this time we take a look at some of the differences from the original model and we have quite a few (although the sensor itself and the general look-and-feel of the camera is very similar).

Here are some of the things Niccolls and Drake found on the A7 II (at least on the more positive side):

  • Better grip.
  • Much better (and quieter) shutter.
  • Better AF (but still behind the A6000).
  • Better handling (more convenient shutter bottom).
  • 5 axis stabilizer which work with 3’rd party lenses (works in video as well).
  • xavc compression.
  • s-log 2.
  • New programmable C2 button and more  programmable options.
  • The A7 II sells for $1700 – body only (on Amazon).

Here you can find our previous coverage of the A7 II when it was announced in late November 2014.

A7 II with a 5 axis built in image stabilizer


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