Summary: Looks like the A7II is gonna address most of the issues I had with the A7. It could focus a little better (esp in low lights), and while I like the light weight, I also think a better grip would be good. The image stabilization is a big bonus. Overall though, I love this camera.
But I noticed the AF speed is not any better than A7r
Lyle Kimms, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: Check whether the phase detector function works before you buy this camera. I just got A7II. In comparison, the phase detection points do not seem to be functioning as the phase detection points are not visible, unlike all other sony cameras with this function. I've not used this camera much since I got it as I have A7r. But I noticed the AF speed is not any better than A7r. In fact A7s seems to have a quicker AF speed.
Excerpt: I got the sony a day before an international trip. I used it for typical travel pictures. It did a good job. I do like having panoramic imaging available. The command dials make it fast and easy to get to preferred settings for aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You do not need to sort through menus. I will not use it for wildlife as it does not focus as quickly as my DSLR and the DSLR is a cropped sensor which is an advantage in wildlife work.
Pros: Easy Controls, Easy to Use, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD
Summary: Pros: I am comparing this camera to my Nikon D7000 and Canon 7D. -The A7 is very compact and light to carry. - For a full frame sensor, it is priced very well. - Electronic View Finder is quite helpful (beware...it is not 100% accurate though. My pics came out a little over-exposed) - Picture quality is comparable with Nikon/Canon ..when you take the time to compose and use Manual Focus Cons: - There are very few lenses as of today and they are extremely expensive.
Summary: This is my first time buying a professional camera, but I am thrilled with my purchase so far. I was heavily swayed by the promise of small size while incorporating one of the best sensors the world has ever seen to date. The camera is a breeze to use for me, although I am a technical professional, so I have more experience with equipment than most people. 2 days of shooting with it was all it took for me to learn to take excellent images, even with the kit lens.
A very well-designed camera, that is easy to use, very flexible, and produces lovely photographs and videos
Nathan Andersen "Gadget lover and author of S..., Amazon
15 November 2014
Summary: This is a fantastic camera. It takes beautiful photos and exceptionally lovely video. I have a dedicated Canon camcorder (the XF100) that cost quite a bit more than this, and it has the right form factor for shooting video, and in some ways it's easier to set up the image just like I like -- but I have to say, right out of the box, without doing really anything just shooting with this on auto, the Sony a7 produces a lovelier, much more delicate and nuanced image.
Excerpt: As my FF DSLR got heavier, I have been looking for a lighter and more compact slterativr. I thought the Fuji X line was it. Their glass was very good but the cameras despite improvements still are slow to focus. The Sony A7 is not. For scenic and portrait work it is very fast. The lens selection is limited now, but quality glass is available, ie Zeiss.