Sony A7II Review – The real world PROs and CONs

After spending over a month with the Sony Alpha a7II mirrorless camera, here’s our honest review of camera with the point of view of someone coming from a DSLR to the Mirrorless system. There are a lot of reviews out there praising the latest and greatest, but many of them skip through the issues of this new camera.

We wanted to share this because many of you are looking for a new camera that is smaller than a DSLR. Take a look if you’re curious about the Sony A7II, or like many… are thinking about leaving DSLRs for the new Mirrorless cameras.

We broke the review into 2 parts. Watch the review videos below:
Part 1: Sony A7II Review – The PROs

Part 2: Sony A7II Review – The CONs

  • Chris said:

    I watched both part 1 and 2 of your pros and cons video on the A7II. The 2 features that you pointed out that I know I would like to have is the "video auto focus performance" and the "smooth auto ISO transition in videos." My main reason for stepping into the mirrorless world is for making videos. I was wondering if those 2 features mentioned above are featured in the current a6000? Do you know? I also know there is a6000 successor being announced next month but I'm waiting to see the new added features such as a mic input jack. Any recommendations would be helpful. Thank you.

    • tyger said:

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for stopping by. I don't have a Sony A6000 to test, so I cannot confirm those features. I agree, that for casual videos - even youtube vlogging, the smooth AF transition and Auto-ISO transition is very useful. Those are my favorite features on this camera because this is mainly our travel/casual camera. The best way to find out would be to just visit any electronics store since the A6000 is consumer level, most stores should have it on display. Try the video features on Manual mode, to see if the Auto-ISO transition is enabled. I know that on the older Sony Nex5, it was not possible in manual mode video.