Sony a7 Mirrorless Camera + 28-70mm Lens + 500 Free photo Prints + 2 Years Warranty + Free Next Day Delivery & £100 Cashback (makes it £899) £999 @ Jessops
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Sony a7 Mirrorless Camera + 28-70mm Lens + 500 Free photo Prints + 2 Years Warranty + Free Next Day Delivery & £100 Cashback (makes it £899) £999 @ Jessops

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Okay, It's quite a big outlay for a camera, but for what it is after CB, it's brill.

A few places dropping prices on this, but some only offering the 1 year cover, which I think is well worth the little extra to have on such an expensive bit of kit. Stunning camera for the money after Cashback, which you can claim on the Sony Site Here Promotion runs from 24th May to 3rd September 2017

There's a promo running for 500 free 6x4 prints on certain model, which includes this model.

It's not for everyone, but worth considering if you're after something a little more high end Gotta beat that £12 Vivitar job I bought way back when


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Sony a7 Mirrorless Camera + 28-70mm LensThe Sony Alpha α7 is the world's smallest & lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera (correct as of 16th October 2013). Features include full Frame 24.3 megapixel resolution with 14-bit RAW recording, fast Hybrid AF with phase-detection, Wi-Fi & NFC connectivity, plus the Sony α7 is compatible with Sony E-mount and full frame lenses.

Large Sensor
The full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor is same size as a 35mm film frame. It’s more than twice the area of the APS-C image sensor in many DSLR cameras, and many times larger than your ordinary compact camera’s sensor. Capturing far more light, it’s the key to flawless, pro-quality pictures. You’ll really see the difference with superb detail, colour and contrast, plus dramatically reduced image noise.

24.3 effective megapixels
From atmospheric portraits to dramatic landscapes and vibrant street scenes – discover a new world of detail with the full-frame α7 with 24.3 effective megapixels. The α7 takes you to even greater heights of creative expression with its full-frame 24.3 effective megapixel sensor, you’ll experience uncompromising clarity in every frame.

Fast Intelligent AF
Don’t miss those once-in-a-lifetime picture opportunities. Fast Intelligent AF works in conjunction with the powerful new BIONZ X image processor to deliver blazingly quick, accurate autofocus that effortlessly tracks moving objects. The a7 adds Hybrid AF technology to freeze fast-moving athletes, wildlife or lively children with a crisply-focused burst of images at up to 5 frames per second.

Power and portability
The Sony α7 has a combination of power and portability that serious photographers have been waiting for. Crafted in tough magnesium alloy, dust and moisture resistant and weighing just 407g, the α7 is the world’s smallest, lightest 35mm full-frame interchangeable-lens camera (correct as of 16th October 2013).

OLED Tru-Finder & 3-inch LCD
Frame shots through the high-contrast, detail-packed XGA OLED Tru-Finder. Tilt the bright 3.0-type 921K dot LCD for a different perspective, high or low. Craft the perfect image with comfortably-placed buttons and dials – 9 customizable buttons and 45 assignable functions. Add accessories with the Multi Interface Shoe and broaden your horizons even further.

HD movies
Shoot flawless Full HD video at up to 50 progressive frames per second, with full P/A/S/M exposure control. View your footage live as it’s being recorded on an external monitor screen, just like a film director would. Pro-style movies deserve sound to match: fine-tune your audio with adjustable record levels and metering.

Wireless connectivity
Connect with Wi-Fi and transfer photos wirelessly to your iPad, iPhone or Android smartphone. And if you’re using an Xperia™ or NFC-compatible smartphone or tablet, just one touch is all it takes to connect with your mobile. Install PlayMemories Mobile Version 3.0 on your phone and use it as a handy remote to fire the camera’s shutter.

At a glance:

  • 24.3-megapixel full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor
  • Approximately 3-times faster (compared to BIONZ image processing engine) new-generation image processing engine BIONZ X
  • Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF equipped with 35% faster Fast Intelligent AF
  • Dramatically improved XGA OLED Tru-Finder
  • High reliability and intuitive operability
  • AVCHD Progressive 60p movie recording function



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I bought the a7ii for just £1020 with 2 years warranty from LCE in Lincoln nearly 2 years ago so find it ridiculous that this is considered a deal with the a7iii being released by xmas.
Price on this doesn't seem to be going down after all this time. I paid £750 a year and a half ago (after Sony rebate) for mine with the lens kit. eBayed it and bought the A7Rii a few months ago for £1600. Nearly new one, just two months old by the receipt.

These bodies really require some serious lens investment to shine. At a grand for a camera you're probably looking for some really lovely images, and I'm not sure a lot of buyers would be that happy with what they get from the 28-70mm. You can get some very nice shots, but don't expect to be wowed.

Personally I think the A7 is a good body to buy as it's holding its value, and you can use it to build up your Sony lenses if you like the system, then move up to a better body later.

Key lenses in my opinion (ignore RRPs, can get them much cheaper):

55mm (best lens I've ever used, ridiculously stunning shots)
sony.co.uk/ele…18z

16-35mm (haven't put it through its paces much, but pleased with it so far)
sony.co.uk/ele…35z

78-200mm (most wanted lens, still need to put the cash together for one)
sony.co.uk/ele…00g

or if you're feeling spendy then get the 2.8 G Master.

sony.co.uk/ele…0gm

If you do a lot of portraits then look up the Batis 85mm. Seen lovely images from it on flickr.

Look to pay around 30 to 40% less than RRP for the lenses. Barely used ones pop up on eBay a lot and you can get the grey import ones too with quick delivery from Ireland.
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I'd like one of these; but I know I wouldn't use it much, and its just too much money to have sitting on a shelf depreciating.
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M_z

I'd like one of these; but I know I wouldn't use it much, and its just too … I'd like one of these; but I know I wouldn't use it much, and its just too much money to have sitting on a shelf depreciating.



It's definitely something you have to be using a lot to get the most out of it, there are some great cameras around that would suit the occasional shoot. I have the Nikon D3300 DSLR and that was about £300 on offer at the time. I use it a fair bit and will be upgrading my kit later this year. The A7 is a beautiful camera though that has been on my radar a fair while. Might have to move into the shed though
I bought the a7ii for just £1020 with 2 years warranty from LCE in Lincoln nearly 2 years ago so find it ridiculous that this is considered a deal with the a7iii being released by xmas.
Two generations old now, hardly mind-blowingly good when they first released it, tbh... I wouldn't pay the thick end of a grand for one of these.
Got mine last week in the Amazon Prime day for just £619 inc cashback, not actually seen it yet as bought on holiday and not back yet. Main reason I got it is for the viewfinder, now that I wear glasses an LCD doesn't cut it for me anymore.
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How does this compare to the RX10 Mk3?
OrribleHarry

How does this compare to the RX10 Mk3?


Not comparable. Different camera for different purpose.
sparklehedgehog

I bought the a7ii for just £1020 with 2 years warranty from LCE in … I bought the a7ii for just £1020 with 2 years warranty from LCE in Lincoln nearly 2 years ago so find it ridiculous that this is considered a deal with the a7iii being released by xmas.



They put up prices across their entire range of cameras last year.
You'd be hard pushed to notice any improvement in image quality over the APS-C a6xxx cameras, especially with this kit lens. Furthermore, the autofocus on this camera is pretty average.
Don't believe the full-frame hype.
This is a 4 year old camera superseded 3 years ago (by the a7 II)
labdweller

They put up prices across their entire range of cameras last year.



Yeah but like somebody said it was only £619 last week.

Putting up their prices doesn't justify the cost of the product if it's too much for what it is. I wouldn't pay any price just because that's what they charge.

I love Sony camera system and have owned every NEX and now the a7ii but their prices are getting silly and they need to rein it in before they shoot themselves in the foot. Sensible pricing and they could take over and dominate
mikeyfive

You'd be hard pushed to notice any improvement in image quality over the … You'd be hard pushed to notice any improvement in image quality over the APS-C a6xxx cameras, especially with this kit lens. Furthermore, the autofocus on this camera is pretty average.Don't believe the full-frame hype.



The AF is true hence why I opted for the a7ii however what you said about the full frame thing is ridiculous. There is a massive difference in low light capability I.e anything indoors without a flash

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Sliwka

Not comparable. Different camera for different purpose.



Huh? Both for taking photos right?
Price on this doesn't seem to be going down after all this time. I paid £750 a year and a half ago (after Sony rebate) for mine with the lens kit. eBayed it and bought the A7Rii a few months ago for £1600. Nearly new one, just two months old by the receipt.

These bodies really require some serious lens investment to shine. At a grand for a camera you're probably looking for some really lovely images, and I'm not sure a lot of buyers would be that happy with what they get from the 28-70mm. You can get some very nice shots, but don't expect to be wowed.

Personally I think the A7 is a good body to buy as it's holding its value, and you can use it to build up your Sony lenses if you like the system, then move up to a better body later.

Key lenses in my opinion (ignore RRPs, can get them much cheaper):

55mm (best lens I've ever used, ridiculously stunning shots)
sony.co.uk/ele…18z

16-35mm (haven't put it through its paces much, but pleased with it so far)
sony.co.uk/ele…35z

78-200mm (most wanted lens, still need to put the cash together for one)
sony.co.uk/ele…00g

or if you're feeling spendy then get the 2.8 G Master.

sony.co.uk/ele…0gm

If you do a lot of portraits then look up the Batis 85mm. Seen lovely images from it on flickr.

Look to pay around 30 to 40% less than RRP for the lenses. Barely used ones pop up on eBay a lot and you can get the grey import ones too with quick delivery from Ireland.
Why is this hot? Ahh.... hi OP.

OrribleHarry

Huh? Both for taking photos right?



Yes, but they're both very different in their intended usage scenarios. A Nikon D5 and a Hello Kitty Instead Camera are also both for taking photos, but I'd only recommend one of those to a sports photographer.

To be more specific, the RX10 is a bridge camera. By using a smaller sensor format and a tailor-made fixed lens, it is able to fit a 25x zoom lens into an overall package the size of a small DSLR. By contrast, the A7 uses a very large full frame sensor and interchangeable lenses, which means greater potential image quality but achieving the same degree of zoom as the RX10 is going to be impossible in terms of a single lens' zoom range. For example the "kit lens" included with this camera covers roughly the same perspective as the 1x-3x of the RX10's lens. To reach the same perspective as the RX10's furthest zoomed point, you'd need to buy an adaptor and strap on an enormous lens, which would look something like this:

camerasize.com/com…ct/

Then you have to consider your needs for features like video quality, autofocus, articulating screens, low light image quality etc.

So yeah, while they are both for taking photos, they take very different approaches to it. Spend some time figuring out what exactly you want from a camera, then figure out which brands have cameras that best meets those needs.
eatmorefish1 h, 16 m ago

Why is this hot? Ahh.... hi OP.


agreed, still.... its not a manfrotto camera bag
old tech for 900 clams, im 100% sure you can get better IQ from a A7R for that same price with a second hand minolta glass.
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ElGofre

Yes, but they're both very different in their intended usage scenarios. A … Yes, but they're both very different in their intended usage scenarios. A Nikon D5 and a Hello Kitty Instead Camera are also both for taking photos, but I'd only recommend one of those to a sports photographer. To be more specific, the RX10 is a bridge camera. By using a smaller sensor format and a tailor-made fixed lens, it is able to fit a 25x zoom lens into an overall package the size of a small DSLR. By contrast, the A7 uses a very large full frame sensor and interchangeable lenses, which means greater potential image quality but achieving the same degree of zoom as the RX10 is going to be impossible in terms of a single lens' zoom range. For example the "kit lens" included with this camera covers roughly the same perspective as the 1x-3x of the RX10's lens. To reach the same perspective as the RX10's furthest zoomed point, you'd need to buy an adaptor and strap on an enormous lens, which would look something like this:http://camerasize.com/compact/#487.520,672,ha,tThen you have to consider your needs for features like video quality, autofocus, articulating screens, low light image quality etc.So yeah, while they are both for taking photos, they take very different approaches to it. Spend some time figuring out what exactly you want from a camera, then figure out which brands have cameras that best meets those needs.



Thank you, much better explanation.

I mainly want to take photos of my children in good light but also including HQ videos whilst performing upon stage (bright stage/from dark seating area)
This is just the normal price that it is everywhere?
OrribleHarry

Thank you, much better explanation. I mainly want to take photos of my … Thank you, much better explanation. I mainly want to take photos of my children in good light but also including HQ videos whilst performing upon stage (bright stage/from dark seating area)



The Sony A6000 is a nice middle ground between the two, you're getting better image quality and low light performance than the RX10, with better autofocus and continuous shooting than the A7. For the £1000ish these two sell for I'd get the A6000 body, Sony 18-105 F4 G lens for all purpose use, and 50mm 1.8 OSS for low light use.

I didn't find a noticeable difference in low light, especially with the kit lens.

It's all about the lens, if you're prepared to get a large aperture lens for the the A7 it'll be great for low light, but so will the a6xxx. In theory full frame makes a large low light difference, in practice less so... also you've gotta factor in the outrageous price of good quality FF E-mount lenses.


sparklehedgehog

The AF is true hence why I opted for the a7ii however what you said about … The AF is true hence why I opted for the a7ii however what you said about the full frame thing is ridiculous. There is a massive difference in low light capability I.e anything indoors without a flash

mikeyfive

I didn't find a noticeable difference in low light, especially with the … I didn't find a noticeable difference in low light, especially with the kit lens.It's all about the lens, if you're prepared to get a large aperture lens for the the A7 it'll be great for low light, but so will the a6xxx. In theory full frame makes a large low light difference, in practice less so... also you've gotta factor in the outrageous price of good quality FF E-mount lenses.



Any good quality lens costs.

Admittedly Sony are starting to get a bit brace with their pricing now and should rein it in a bit
I have an a7 with 18-105 f/4 G and the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 and the Zeiss is very rarely off the camera. It is a very good camera but you do need to add some good glass as already said for it to really shine.
mikeyfive

You'd be hard pushed to notice any improvement in image quality over the … You'd be hard pushed to notice any improvement in image quality over the APS-C a6xxx cameras, especially with this kit lens. Furthermore, the autofocus on this camera is pretty average.Don't believe the full-frame hype.



The kit lens is actually quite good, dynamic range and level of detail retrievable from RAW files on the A7 is amazing, way better than any of the a6000 cameras. It's not hot though, same price elsewhere.

£882 (with Quidco) from Wex (with 2 years Sony Warranty).
wexphotographic.com/son…11/?
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efem

Amazon runs cashback on the same a7 + kitlens combo for £899 ( after £100 … Amazon runs cashback on the same a7 + kitlens combo for £899 ( after £100 cashback )Personally I believe ( previous owner of a7, a7ii and current owner of a7r2, a6000 and wx500 ) the best buy for your money now is a6300 or a6500 with kitlens ( or 18-105 ) and sigma DC 35/1.4. Small compact system, and still have the ability of using 3rd party lenses with focal reducer or in it's native format ( with 1.5 crop factor ). It can do all what the big ones can but full frame lenses can cost an arm and a leg ( G & GM )



Only 12 months Warranty from Amazon.
any deals for sony a7 ii??
TK42

The kit lens is actually quite good, dynamic range and level of detail … The kit lens is actually quite good, dynamic range and level of detail retrievable from RAW files on the A7 is amazing, way better than any of the a6000 cameras. It's not hot though, same price elsewhere.£882 (with Quidco) from Wex (with 2 years Sony Warranty).http://www.wexphotographic.com/sony-alpha-a7-digital-camera-with-28-70mm-lens-1544411/?



Now £849 at Wex (with 2 years Warranty).
wexphotographic.com/son…11/
Thinking about selling my a7rii boxed, less than 1000 actuations. How much do you think I could fetch?
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