Is the Sony A7R II Worth Buying in 2019?

Is the Sony A7R II worth buying in 2019? Let’s talk about it.
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  • 42 megapixels, no Anti-Alias filter!! This is still a winner for photo especially landscape/product And only USD 1800 now! Battery life not great but easy to power externally. Almost bought the brand new Canon R5 but: it has the AA filter = less detail despite being 45mp. Also to power the R5 externally, you need to use a dummy battery, which is lame. Of course A7r II video is very outdated now but for a stills shooter, it's not a biggie.

    erikandersenphoto July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • you can use USB charging to compensate for the smaller battery
    the image quality is very good. you will not notice the difference unless you pixel peep when compared to a7riii
    the only major features that are better/matter in a7riii/a7iii are
    1. the 10fps shooting speed which most people don't need unless they are shooting sports stuff
    2. little bit better low light performance
    3. the quick access button to crop (whereas in a7rii you can't assign a shortcut)
    A7RII is really a very good camera. If you are not a professional level photographer who needs the best of everything, A7RII suits all your needs

    youtuber_007 July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • I’m Sold!

    solidstategold July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Why does nobody talks and complains about the annoying proximity sensor of the A7RII? It makes shooting with the monitor in bright daylight impossible (it switches to EVF constantly). There are recommended fixes (glue black tape over half of theoroximity sensor) but they don’t work very well.

    Rabbito July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • It was an excellent camera when new and is still an excellent camera today. Does not have all the bells and whistles but it still rocks the house. Just be sure you have at least 4 or more batteries to cycle through. I have had all the R series cameras and currently have the rIII and rIV. Look for a good deal but if you can fork over enough for the A7rIII it would be a better bet for you.

    Pete McWade July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Sorry, for me the most important thing in a camera is….. taking pictures….I just heard about display, battery and video.
    That video was not helpful for me.
    I still don't know, if it is worth for buying this cam for taking a picture

    Don Pietro July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Does it have eye auto focus?

    Manish Soni July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • It helps if you get your fingers off the end of the lens

    Alan McCaw July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • I am a owner of an SLT-A77 camera and want to upgrade it by getting a full frame. But all these cameras doesn't have GPS anymore! Is this a joke or what? I found a new A7R II (1400 EUR), but the no-GPS capability and the low FPS (5/sec) demoralized me.

    Planet Iscandar July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • What camera did you use to shoot this video?

    Chuck July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • The 720 120p is actualy quite good. For a few seconds in between clips, it's really good. I've seen comparisons with the a6300 which I own, and the 1080 isnt much better than 720.

    Brayden Cooper July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Ikea is the law.

    Monika Berg July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • it is worth buying even in 2025.

    M G July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • In 2020?

    Mr. Lemtosh July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Just picked up a used A7Rii from a camera store $400 and they sell on eBay for $699-$900+ now.

    Jaime Rodriguez July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • This camera is definitely a still camera, might as well compare a red camera to it at that rate.

    Stephen Barrett July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • In Feb 2020 it's down to $1400 brand new and $1000 used. For stills, especially landscape, I can't imagine better image quality for the price… I have an a7r Mk 1 and will be upgrading very soon.

    Stef July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Going into 2020 with it; even if you need to rent better gear for a project, it's still amazing to have around

    David Krause July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • AF of 3rd gen bodies is better canon dual pixel.

    shaolin95 July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • So it's 2019 and I found one for 1,000 with a grip, some extra batteries but body only. It's not bad and only has like 7-10k actuations

    Rey C July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Great video James. What camera and mic are you using for this recording? Awesome quality and sound

    J honai July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Have the opportunity to get a 7r2 used for about 500. Guy says the camera just got back from sony with a new shutter and sensor cleaning. I'm kind of skeptical, but if it's legit, it's a hell of a deal

    Esteb July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • A great camera for this times.

    Josef VR July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • still expensive af

    Jam Lee July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • a7R2 was one of the best camera. I mean not anymore. a7m3 is a way better one with just a little extra charge.

    Mankeun Jeong July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • The camera will shoot 120 at 1080

    GMoneyFPV July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • a7rii is also the last sony mirrorless to use the sony apps, and allows you to use things like smooth reflection that lets you shoot long exposures during daylight without an nd, and extremely long exposures at night, surpassing 30 seconds. I don't think the usability and pure function and fidelity of the a7r2 will be surpassed perhaps ever, certainly not for the near future. The only thing that comes close is the olympus cameras, and they're crippled by being micro 4/3rds.

    Madderhatter July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • This isnt a question anymore, its already the best high megapixel full frame camera on a budget

    Nugroho .t.n July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • I have a dual-battery grip on mine. I don't have to swap batteries on a normal shoot.

    Alastair Archibald July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • It's $1,398.00 on Amazon right now. If I didn't have so much cameras I would buy it in a heart beat.
    High megapixel ff camera, that could pretty much put any lenses on it….. I remember when I first bought my Nikon D3 in 2007 and it cost me around $5k. Back then only ff camera that was available were 5dmk1, 5dmk2, and D3, before D700 came out. Man what a wonderful time it is to be a photographer. My D200 cost me about $1500.00 btw and that was APS-C CCD sensor. with max ISO 1600 I think and it was grainier than your newest iPhone. I mean I will still take my D200(plus fast prime) over an iPhone but you get the point.

    Ki Y Kim July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Then what should I buy??
    SonyA6400 or Sony a7r2?

    Film World July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Is it worth changing a7ii to a7r ii?

    Wojciech K July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • If you were to choose between the s7rii and the new a6600, which would you prefer?

    Allen Schneider July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • This camera is one of the worst cameras I have ever owned. Go for the iii or the iv. The color on this one is particularly bad.

    schumif1champ July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Been making my photography business work on an a6000 so a7rii is a huge step in terms of sensor and image quality it produces. Amazon had it on sale for around $1300 this weekend!

    Crystal Chabot July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • just got the a7r3 for $2500, but seriously considering returning it for $1300 new a7r2….ugh…
    $1200 is a lot for what, an extra card slot?

    ontheotherside3 July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • No thanks nigga!

    Sport Camera July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Hi James, I would need a second body (first is A7III) but I can not really justify the price tag of that again. So I was looking for a used A7r2. I do weddings in dark environment. I shoot with 1.8 primes from Sony. Do you think this would fit in? I am not sure how the Af works in low light conditions. Thanks in advance.

    Adrian Luca July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Whoever that lady is. Shes definitely worth it

    Raymond Ha July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Hello, for portrait and stock photography which one do you recommend SONY A7RII or SONY A7III?

    Alberto GV Photography July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Who feels embarrassed changing batteries?

    cdreyes81 July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply
  • Bought an a7r mk1 today for 600€. Great camera! In the end every camera is great if you know how to use it and if you have a good eye and composition. If you give a canon 1100d or sony a7 mk4 to a professional he will make great photos with both cameras. Progress with any camera you have even with mobiles and when you see you can make money and you can see your impovement in photography upgrade. Any camera is a good camera.

    emza2k12 July 13, 2020 5:47 am Reply

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