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Sony A7II Mirrorless Camera: Unboxing & A Quick Look at the SteadyShot

By Miguel Quiles on December 15th 2014

On December 11th, 2014, Sony finally released their latest mirrorless camera – the Sony A7 Mark II. Thanks to my friends over at Adorama, I was able to pick up a kit on the release date and shoot this quick unboxing video to show you all that’s included.

First Impressions

After owning the A7 the new a7II is definitely an update worth considering. The placement of the shutter button makes it a lot easier to reach and the grip on this camera just feels a lot better in my hand than the original A7. I’m still amazed that a camera of this size and weight can actually create images that rival high end DSLRs.

I’ve only had the camera for a few hours, but I wanted to take some sample images to show you how well the new SteadyShot feature works on the Sony a7II. A full camera review as well as some studio images will be coming soon.

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Did you recently purchase this camera? What’s your experience been with it so far? Sound off in the comment section below!

Miguel Quiles is a commercial wedding & portrait photographer based out of New Jersey. He’s been involved in the photography industry for over 15 years, starting off first as a salesman at a local camera store. Since that time, Miguel has been refining his skills and pushing the limits of his creative abilities through the medium of photography.

As a self-taught photographer, Miguel hopes to share his experience and knowledge with new and upcoming photographers who wish to take their work to the next level.

7 Comments

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  1. Priscilla Del Valle

    Thank you for this video!

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  2. Dan Thompson

    I got mine yesterday and all I can say is WOW. I am. Nikon shooter and this little beast could make me consider a change. Huge difference from my A7r. I normally use these cameras when I travel due to the size, weight and my needs. But professionally this could be a game change. Sony hit it out of the park on this one. Just need a battery grip now.

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    • Miguel Quiles

      I agree 100%. I’m looking out for that grip as well. Are you using your Nikon glass on it?

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  3. adam sanford

    Miguel, please do us a favor and do a crude ‘keeper rate’ study with the body IS to see how effective it is:

    1) Pick a focal length and start shooting a stationary target handheld at 1/[focal length] shutter speed. Take 10 with the IS on and 10 with it turned off. Track how many in-focus shots you have.

    2) Slow the shutter by a factor of two. Re-do Step 1.

    Rinse and repeat and you’ll be able to make a rough statement like “I get a similar keeper rate with the IS turned on as a shutter [2x, 4x, 8x] as long.” That would be very handy for prospective A7 II buyers!

    It also might be interesting to add the additional variable of how IS *on the lens* affects the results, does / does not ‘stack’ with body IS, etc.

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    • Miguel Quiles

      Those are some great ideas! I’ll definitely keep this in mind when I do my more in depth review.

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  4. Austin Swenson

    They pretty much changed anything I was concerned about, man this thing looks sweet!

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    • Miguel Quiles

      It’s definitely a sweet camera. I can’t wait to show off everything this little camera is capable of!

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