Credit where credit’s due: Luminous Landscape’s Michael Reichmann called it early (back in August) — he said point blank that the Sony a7RII [B&H | Amazon] would be named camera of the year by a lot of people. But to be fair, other folks were just as excited — including us even before we had the camera in hand back in June.
Yup, we were bragging just now, pure and simple.
Then again, it seemed pretty obvious.
No, the a7r II isn’t perfect. The guys at Camera Store TV in particular offer a reasonable perspective on what keeps it from being so, and our own Bret Hoy — and planet5D friend Ron Risman — offer their more muted judgements of the camera’s attractiveness.
But what all of these reviews have in common is the recognition that Sony is really pushing the envelope, and our hats are off to Sony for doing so.
Sony, our hat is off to you. Well done!
The Sony A7rII is the product of the year at Dpreview!
DPReview just issued the 2015 Awards. And the best product of the year is the Sony A7rII:
The Sony’s combination of image quality, video capability and autofocus performance come together to make it our camera of the year. The camera’s sheer capability: a 42MP sensor that performs well in high contrast or low light situations, built-in image stabilization, 4K video with internal recording, is hugely impressive. But add to this the ability to sensibly use other brands’ lenses and the a7R II becomes a significant camera far beyond the market for this particular high-end model: it could be the sign of things to come.
Read this article at SonyAlphaRumors “The Sony A7rII is the product of the year at Dpreview!”
(cover photo credit: snap from SonyAlphaRumors)
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