First Few Days With the Sony A7II

February 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

This past week I have purchased the Sony A7II with 28-70 f3.5-5.6 lens. Why another camera system? Well, the only reason why I wanted this camera is because it is full frame so I can take better low light photos.

Here is the deal. When you take photos in lower light conditions you need to increase the ISO on the camera. The ISO controls the amount of light hitting the camera sensor. When you have a camera system with a smaller sensor, like the Olympus OMD EM1, a higher ISO creates a fair amount of noise on the resulting photo. Noise looks like small specks on the image, almost like a fine sand was spread on the photo. When you shoot with a camera that has a larger sensor, like the Sony A7II, you get much less noise at a high ISO on the resulting image. When it comes to shooting in low light conditions the size of the sensor matters.

The Sony A7II is a lightweight, mirrorless full frame camera. 

I am still learning the Sony A7II and I must say I am very impressed. So far I have taken several photos in the late evening at ISO 6400 with very little noise and lots of detail. As I go forward with this camera I will write a more detailed review. 

 

ATATATATATAT at Disney's Hollywood Studios

This photo of the ATAT was taken with the Sony A7II and an ISO of 6400. Notice how clean the photo is with very little to no noise.


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