Sony A7 - Full Frame Mirrorless Camera - Amazon - £799 (+100 cashback)
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Sony A7 - Full Frame Mirrorless Camera - Amazon - £799 (+100 cashback)

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Found 22nd May 2015
£799 + 100 cashback, so £699. That's quite a camera for the money. I have one and love it for legacy lenses. The new Sony 28mm f2 lens is a good starter lens if you want af for reasonable money though.

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Original Poster

sorry for the lack of picture. I can't seem to edit this on my phone.

Outstanding deal.The picture quality is staggering from this camera

Wish I had the money to buy this - fantastic deal

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Wow thats a decent price for full frame. If I didn't have the extra lens for my Nikon I would have that in a flash but selling the Nikon stuff will eat the cash gain for sure.

buyerinfo

Wow thats a decent price for full frame. If I didn't have the extra lens … Wow thats a decent price for full frame. If I didn't have the extra lens for my Nikon I would have that in a flash but selling the Nikon stuff will eat the cash gain for sure.

I've been looking for a nikon so a while, are you selling you say?

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BeauWells

I've been looking for a nikon so a while, are you selling you say?



Got a Nikon D7000 and 2 lens last year but the resale price wouldn't get me near this plus one lens :-)

I would love to be able to use my Sony/Minolta Alpha lenses with this, but the adapter is an extra £200+.

I can't afford the camera, never mind wanting the adapter with it as well.

Edited by: "BulletRizz" 22nd May 2015

Outstanding value

These take pretty spectacular shots with your old NEX E-mount lenses, if you're coming from that system.

slrhut.co.uk/pro…wcB

isn't this a better deal?
Edited by: "Maniek133" 22nd May 2015

Maniek133

http://slrhut.co.uk/product/ID1481C68/google?mkwid=o3aOrybv&pcrid=40141408916&gclid=CjwKEAjwp_uqBRClvrrXmsbPog4SJACK4gIP9fufD87RH4lqo8ii4RBk1RPUvnepPWX3CZzpQVCjixoCawvw_wcBisn't this a better deal?



It's a grey import and therefore wouldn't qualify for the Sony Cashback or EU warranty. Good price though.

Maniek133

http://slrhut.co.uk/product/ID1481C68/google?mkwid=o3aOrybv&pcrid=40141408916&gclid=CjwKEAjwp_uqBRClvrrXmsbPog4SJACK4gIP9fufD87RH4lqo8ii4RBk1RPUvnepPWX3CZzpQVCjixoCawvw_wcBisn't this a better deal?



No.

That's a grey import.

I purchased mine from SLRHut and got it very quickly but a note to say it's just 3 months labour and 12 months parts warranty which will be honoured by them.

Another note is that the SLRHut one is a US version and outputs NTSC only and is not switchable to PAL but usually not a problem as it's easy enough to convert the videos anyhow.

Although this deal is £60 more expensive, I probably would have gone for this instead if it was available at the time.

PS Great camera - even more so at this price! FE lenses can be expensive though so you have to factor this in for a complete system.


Edited by: "sootyvrs" 23rd May 2015

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quadpatch

sorry for the lack of picture. I can't seem to edit this on my phone.


http://store.sony.com/SNYNA_27/pimg/pSNYNA-ILCE7~B_main_v786.png

I do want a camera (more for video than anything) but for that kind of money I'd rather it spent on a new pc.
Edited by: "shadowdogg" 23rd May 2015

Excellent camera and the best choice for someone wanting to use legacy glass with a full frame sensor in my opinion, the short flange focal distance gives you more lens options than using a full frame DSLR.

I love the image coming from this camera, even the really high ISO stuff is nice, the grain has a nice film like quality to it that makes you want to leave it as it is instead of smothering it with noise reduction. I've seen some fantastic gritty B&W stuff at ISO 12,800 and 25,600! The lower ISO settings give squeaky clean images of course and the low noise floor means you can raise shadows in post processing with hardly any impact on noise (great dynamic range) if you try and do that with a Canon sensor it gets real ugly.

This is probably the best full frame bargain out there apart from Canon 5D classics going for silly money second hand on ebay. Totally different cameras though.

It's dank af, it's mirrorless and full frame fam

Why does everyone bang on about using legacy glass with Sony cameras? I'm genuinely confused/interested.
Nikon D70+, D600+ and D7000+ will use older Nikon lenses, so nothing special in that respect.

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shadowdogg

I do want a camera (more for video than anything) but for that kind of … I do want a camera (more for video than anything) but for that kind of money I'd rather it spent on a new pc.


If you want a camera for video go for a Nikon.

Oneday77

Why does everyone bang on about using legacy glass with Sony cameras? I'm … Why does everyone bang on about using legacy glass with Sony cameras? I'm genuinely confused/interested. Nikon D70+, D600+ and D7000+ will use older Nikon lenses, so nothing special in that respect.



Exactly. Nikon can use lenses built only for the Nikon mount. This, on the other hand, can use lenses built for basically any mount that's ever existed.

Great price, but sadly the lenses are extremely expensive

For me, Sony are a bit too 'jack of all trades' to buy a camera from them at this price point. Got to be a Nikon, or perhaps Canon at this higher end of the market.

shadowdogg

I do want a camera (more for video than anything) but for that kind of … I do want a camera (more for video than anything) but for that kind of money I'd rather it spent on a new pc.



Then look for a Pansonic G6 over the next few weeks as they are being cleared for the new G7 model. Although this will blow it away for stills, in the video dept. the G6 will be better for you - and you can use any cheap lens you want with a £10-£20 adapter.

BulletRizz

I would love to be able to use my Sony/Minolta Alpha lenses with this, … I would love to be able to use my Sony/Minolta Alpha lenses with this, but the adapter is an extra £200+. I can't afford the camera, never mind wanting the adapter with it as well.



I'm in the same position, waiting on a A77mkII hitting the refurb outlet at the same time as a discount voucher.

Shokz

Exactly. Nikon can use lenses built only for the Nikon mount. This, on … Exactly. Nikon can use lenses built only for the Nikon mount. This, on the other hand, can use lenses built for basically any mount that's ever existed.


Thanks, that clears that up. Added level of confusion but extra arty farty options to toy with any glass setup. Whilst keeping in mind that you may need multiple adapters.
So only really of use for people with old lenses laying around or heart set on finding old glass and relevant sacrifices.

ezzer72

For me, Sony are a bit too 'jack of all trades' to buy a camera from them … For me, Sony are a bit too 'jack of all trades' to buy a camera from them at this price point. Got to be a Nikon, or perhaps Canon at this higher end of the market.



Nothing wrong with being ignorant, just don't pretend you're not.
Sony been popping out quality camera bodies for years, admittedly their lenses are often overpriced but they cover a segment others don't.
Really annoying reading comments from stupid ignorant people who quite frankly don't know a jot about the subject matter.
Edited by: "robo989" 23rd May 2015

buyerinfo

If you want a camera for video go for a Nikon.



since when is Nikon a go to for a good video camera? Panasonic G & GH series, expensive canon 5d / 1d series and this sony a7 are always the go to in video DSLR

robo989

Nothing wrong with being ignorant, just don't pretend you're not.Sony … Nothing wrong with being ignorant, just don't pretend you're not.Sony been popping out quality camera bodies for years, admittedly their lenses are often overpriced but they cover a segment others don't.Really annoying reading comments from stupid ignorant people who quite frankly don't know a jot about the subject matter.



I suspect I'm not wrong, I certainly wasn't being deliberately 'ignorant'.

You wouldn't buy a Nikon TV or a Canon phone (if they made them) if it were priced at the higher end of the market, so why would you choose a Sony camera? My suspicion is that you have a Sony camera and feel the need to justify your choice.

If you look at media professionals, i.e. newspaper photographers, I doubt you would ever see them carrying a Sony 'SLR'.

amb47uk

since when is Nikon a go to for a good video camera? Panasonic G & GH … since when is Nikon a go to for a good video camera? Panasonic G & GH series, expensive canon 5d / 1d series and this sony a7 are always the go to in video DSLR


Yeah, if you get advice from a deals forum for cameras you are stupid. The nikon is the worst of the big three when it comes to video. Go Sony if you want decent autofocus, or Canon for the lenses are you biggest factor (they know have the STM lenses but still not as good at the DST technology).

shadowdogg

I do want a camera (more for video than anything) but for that kind of … I do want a camera (more for video than anything) but for that kind of money I'd rather it spent on a new pc.



Just a guess but I reckon this deal isn't for you in any way shape or form.

Nikon sensors are made by Sony.
Mirrorless cameras are the future and Sony make the best ones. Good deal!
Personally would buy the Mk2 version with in-body image stabilisation.

amb47uk

since when is Nikon a go to for a good video camera? Panasonic G & GH … since when is Nikon a go to for a good video camera? Panasonic G & GH series, expensive canon 5d / 1d series and this sony a7 are always the go to in video DSLR



I'd say the Sony a7s seems like the best for video; mind numbingly impressive ISO performance.

Oneday77

Thanks, that clears that up. Added level of confusion but extra arty … Thanks, that clears that up. Added level of confusion but extra arty farty options to toy with any glass setup. Whilst keeping in mind that you may need multiple adapters. So only really of use for people with old lenses laying around or heart set on finding old glass and relevant sacrifices.



Absolutely it's a relatively niche market, but it's definitely important to consider for some people. I have a Nikon D600 and recently gained possession of an old M42-mount 135mm / f2.0 from my grandfather. Modern versions cost an arm and a leg, so it would be lovely to be able to use it, but an adaptor that would let me use the lens at infinite focus would decrease image quality and be around £80, whereas if I had the Sony a7, for example, an adaptor would cost less than £10 with no reduction in image quality. It really can be a useful quality.

Is it just me but why would you buy an "SLR type " camera to shoot video ? surely you want a Video camera .

Shokz

I'd say the Sony a7s seems like the best for video; mind numbingly … I'd say the Sony a7s seems like the best for video; mind numbingly impressive ISO performance.




2nd'd, im on the hunt for an A7S to replace my 5dmkii

These exact cameras were available a month or so ago at £800 including the kit lens, so it might be worth waiting for the price to reduce further... The A7 mk2 is already out and they will be clearing old A7 stock.

Rubbish camera imo. Not even a poloroid, meaning the photo won't develop instantly. cold

I gues you forgot to take your medication today, i have a sony 5mp 13 year old, and still takes better puctures than some of today's one's, paid £900 back then,still working fine.

XNET

I gues you forgot to take your medication today, i have a sony 5mp 13 … I gues you forgot to take your medication today, i have a sony 5mp 13 year old, and still takes better puctures than some of today's one's, paid £900 back then,still working fine.



Wasn't it still Minolta back then?
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