In wake of the news of the release of even newer models from SONY’s A7 stables, we take a look at the Sony A7ii, considering that ClubSnap has not had the chance to do review it previously.
No doubt, many other sites have already done extensive reviews, including lots of technical reviews, and you can have a look at some of them for more in-depth tech notes and so on. What we do here at ClubSnap, as we’ve always done, are real-life, hands-on user experiences, or more importantly, sharing shots with you and with a local flavor, and general impressions.
Here’s what SONY passed us:
The Sony A7ii, 16-35/4, 24-70/4, 28/2 and a Wide-Angle Converter and Fisheye Converter to pair with the 28mm. All lenses are E-mount variants.
The Main Feature Highlights of the Sony A7ii are:
• Eliminate shaky photos with the 5-axis image stabilization - the world's first*1 full-frame camera with such capabilities
• The high performance fast hybrid autofocus allows for rapid, accurate subject tracking, making for a smoother photographic experience
• The 24.3-megapixel*2 35mm full-frame Exmor™ CMOS sensor delivers incredible high-resolution images, with superb sensitivity even in low light conditions
• The BIONZ X™ image processing engine delivers stunning detail reproduction and minimises noise for clear, precise shooting
• Professional video features such as XAVC-S*3 recording and excellent audio capabilities make quality movie making possible
Experience enhanced connectivity with the NFC and Wifi capabilities, as well as Sony's PlayMemories Camera Applications*4
*1 Among 35 mm full-frame interchangeable-lens cameras, according to Sony research as of November 2014.
*2 Approximate effective megapixels
*3 XAVC-S recording requires an SDXC memory card rated at Class 10 or higher.
*4 Requires a valid Sony Entertainment Network account. Some apps require a fee. Availability of PlayMemories Camera Apps and each app varies according to country or region.
For more about the Sony A7ii, please go here: http://www.sony.com.sg/product/ilce-7m2k?cid=[a7II]_SG_-_Alpha_a7II:sem:goog:SG:txt_brand:sony_a7II&pkw=sony_a7II.
All information and pix courtesy Sony.
Out of the box, the first thing that struck me was “WOAH! This body feels SOLID! And no doubt, many users will notice the increased heft, mainly because the A7ii weigh in at 556 g as compared to the A7 at 474 g, and the dimensions are also different. Ever so slightly larger, I for one welcome the increase in both weight and size. A slightly heavier camera is easier to hold more steadily, and the slightly deeper dimensions also affords more spacious controls, as well as a slight re-layout, and inclusion more buttons! Unfortunately I do not have the A7 do a side-by-side shot, but many exist on the internet.