Sony A7R II Review


Video Review

My Review of the Sony a7RII after using for a month, what I love, What I hate and some thoughts if this is the camera for you. is a work in progress. . .  

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Support my work -Buy the Sony a7R II from B&H PhotoI suggest you pick up the small but so sharp 35mm f/2.8 Lens - Buy from B&H PhotoRecommended Accessories:Sony 64GB SDXC - Supports 4K:Spare batteriesUSB Charger mentioned, NP-FW50 Dual Rapid Battery Charger for SonyCharge VIA USB Power from RavPower USB Battery: RAVPower 13000mAh BatterySmall tripod seen in video, used in Iceland: Pedco Ultralight Tripod 

Alternative Cameras -

Taking the features that I love about the Sony -

  • Excellent sensor with fantastic low light performance
  • Articulating LCD
  • Shoots 4k video that looks gorgeous
  • In body image stabilization useful for hand-held video and low light photography
  • Fast and accurate AF system
  • EVF
  • Smaller and Lighter (Unless I am packing the adapter and my Canon glass)

As I said in the review - it is difficult to find another camera that does all of this so well but it is expensive and lenses are relatively expensive too*  So if you are willing to sacrifice a feature or two I have some suggestions.Nikon D750 (My review)

  • Articulating Screen
  • Very good Sony sensor inside
  • Good video quality (not 4K though)
  • Great price with lots of affordable Nikon lenses to choose from
  • Additional Strength - Awesome battery life

Buy the Nikon D750 from B&H Photo for $1,996.95Buy a stabilized lens for your Nikon D750Panasonic GH4 (My review)

  • Articulating touch screen
  • Excellent 4k video in good light
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Small and MFT lenses are tiny
  • Affordable

Buy the Panasonic GH4 from B&H Photo for $1,397.99 ($100 instant savings)Sony a7II (My Review)

  • 1/2 the price of the Sony A7R II but still offers
    • Excellent sensor
    • In body image stabilization
    • Big, bright viewfinder
    • The grip and in hand-feel I like with the A7RII (the bodies are identical)

Buy the Sony a7II from B&H Photo for $1,698.00 ($100 instant savings)