The VERGE Takes a Look at Sony’s New Mirrorless A7 ll

Posted Jan. 1st, 2015 by Daniel J. Cox

The VERGE takes a look at Sony’s new mirrorless A7 ll. One of my favorite online websites that reviews all things digital recently looked into the new Sony A7 ll. I couldn’t agree more with their less than enthusiastic look at this camera. I’ve handled the A7 ll and unfortunately I’ve shot only a few test frames. However, I’ve experienced its AF in less than difficult situations, at the store counter, and I’ve heard its horrendous noise when the shutter is fired. I wanted to love this camera but I found it hard to believe that a company the size of Sony just can’t get their AF up to the speed and quality of Nikon and Canon. It’s a real testament to both Nikon and Canon and their years of perfecting AF. It’s also a testament to Panasonic for their GH4’s ability to come very close to Nikon and Canon in the AF department. As much as I love the idea of a full frame sensor mirrorless, I remind myself why I love the Micro Four Thirds cameras so much – size and weight that can only be accomplished  by smaller sensor cameras. Full Frame sensors require full frame sized lenses. The same size and weight as I currently shoot with my Nikons. If you are thinking of mirrorless to get smaller, lighter, and faster. you have to go with a less than full frame sensor.

Sony's A7 ll reviewed by one of my favorite online publications, the VERGE.

Sony’s A7 ll reviewed by one of my favorite online publications, the VERGE. Click on the image above to see the Verge’s review.

The Verge does mention that, “The camera industry is the most interesting and exciting it’s been in the past 10 years,” and I have to agree. They mention Panasonic, FujiFilm, Sony, and Olympus and they talk about how the new mirrorless cameras are just the beginning to the end of the traditional DSLR we’ve all loved for so many years. Once again I couldn’t agree more.

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