'It all adds up to make the Sony A7 II a very attractive camera. '
'Highly effective 5-axis stabilisation and the new layout make it a more ergonomic and versatile camera. '
'The night photograph was excellent, with the maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds and the Bulb mode offering lots of scope for creative night photography.'
'The AF hardware may be unchanged, but improved algorithms deliver genuine benefits in AF speed and continuous tracking performance.'
Sony's enthusiast-level SLT gets a speed boost as well as better image quality
Great quality rivals DSLRs of similar resolution
An affordable full-frame CSC
Pros: Affordable, small size.
Once in a while we are treated to a groundbreaking camera that astounds us. For 2013, it’s Sony's Alpha A7 compact mirrorless full-frame camera.
Photos are very subtly sharper
Smallest full-frame camera available, Impressive noise performance
High-resolution full frame sensor in a small-ish camera package
Excellent OLED electronic viewfinder
Picture Effects, Low light performance
Comfortable handgrip and handling
Good image quality
Excellent picture quality for its class
Sharp results shooting handheld even at the far reaches of the zoom
Excellent image quality, Exemplary handgrip
Sharp results handheld at maximum optical reach, Manual zoom
Affordable, if rather unexciting, super-zoom camera
Wide-angle lens, Good macro performance
Fast-shooting megazoom with excellent photo and video quality
High image quality
Image quality, both still and video, is good
Solid build, GPS and 3D capture