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ripzipfx 17 29 April 5, 2016 at 08:03 AM in DSLR (4) More eBay Deals
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Promoted 04-07-2016 by slickdewmaster at 09:05 AM View Original Post
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ElectronicsValley via eBay has Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera Body on sale for $1199. Shipping is free. Thanks ripzipfx


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Edited April 5, 2016 at 08:47 AM by BostonGirl
Sony A7 II

Amazon is at $1698, this deal is for $1199 - this is an amazing deal for this camera!

World's first 5-axis in-body image stabilization in a full-frame camera.
Use your favorite lenses without blur from camera shake.
Capture stunning images with full-frame, 24.3MP resolution.
Fast hybrid AF with phase-detection - 30% faster than a7.
Compatible with Sony's E-mount lenses, and others with adaptors.

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It really depends on what your friend does, but here's the bottom line: The image quality is the same between mirrorless and DSLRs.

The differences come in some of the other features.

Mirrorless cameras tend to be smaller/lighter.

However this doesn't become much of a talking point if you put a large lens on the camera.
Still is nice though if you're using lighter lenses.

Mirrorless cameras use an electronic view finder.

This often lets you check your exposure before you take the shot. DSLRs do not have such a feature in their view finder.
Canon cameras apparently has something similar when using live view.

Mirrorless cameras have a short battery life.

I would mostly blame this on their small batteries in general, but mirrorless cameras tend to use more battery power over time. Be sure to bring extras!

Mirrorless cameras tend to have slower auto-focusing.

Make no mistake, they're getting better, but DSLRs are still ahead in this regard. If your friend is taking high speed action shots, she's going to want a DSLR for now.
If she's shooting landscapes, and portraits then this really isn't much of a talking point.

Some mirrorless cameras have In Body Image Stabilization (IBIS).

To get image stabilization on most DSLRs, the feature needs to be built into the lens. Sony's newer full-frame mirrorless cameras have this feature.
This allows you to use non-stabilized lenses on their cameras and still enjoy image stabilization. This could be incredibly useful if you're using short/fast prime lenses which generally don't come with image stabilization.

Some mirrorless cameras do not have dual card slots.

Some people really depend on having dual card slots. Some people don't. Your friend probably doesn't, but upon her first card failing she might have different thoughts. I don't think Sony's mirrorless cameras have dual slots... or do they?

Lens selection for Sony's mirrorless isn't quite so robust.

More lenses are being added, but really, Canon and Nikon have had over 20 years on Sony to bolster their selection. It'll take some time for Sony to have a similar selection.
Also not all third party lens manufacturers are on-board with Sony. Sigma has put in some effort with their adapter, but just being able to natively mount a lens would always be better.

I personally own a DSLR and haven't had any experience with a mirrorless camera, so I'm just regurgitating what I've read because I too was looking at this as well a few months ago.

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Definitely front page material, especially if you have ebay bucks to couple with this. Good find OP.
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grey market?
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Yup grey market. Warranty via US seller.
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You'll be hard pressed to find these used at this price. I got lucky and picked up mine a couple weeks ago used for $1000, otherwise I would jump on this.
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Its going up so fast !
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I purchased a7RII from this seller 2months ago. Boxing was not good not bad, but after all I could save about $700.
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The a7 MKI still going strong for me. Would love to have the 5axis IBIS though.
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my a7ii IBIS died last month, just 2 months passed warranty, right now it's been sent to repair, cost $800 total to replace whole cmos and IBIS, and I'm relay on credit card extended warranty to cover the cost. IBIS is good but be aware of those new tech and have your warranty stood up for it.
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that's a good deal indeed. I just pulled the trigger on 1. I wouldn't be surprised if Sony comes up with mark 3 soon.
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Decided to pull the trigger as well. This has been on my radar for quite a while and this is the best price for the body I've seen. Thanks, OP!
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is there any deals on A7s ???????????
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