Is the Sony A7SII Worth Buying in 2019?! The Low Light MONSTER!

Today we're going to find out if the Sony A7SII is worth buying in 2019! This camera basically crushed the low light recording game by practically being able to see in the dark.
And yeah its impressive to this day, but low light might not be the only thing important for creating online content so we're going to go through this old camera to see if it still stacks up for those of us creating video today.
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  1. J-Seven

    J-Seven6 күн мурун

    Can it be great for photography?

  2. Octavio Lozano

    Octavio Lozano18 күн мурун

    Best Buy last item $1000 is a good deal? At March 2020?

  3. Ryann Gomz

    Ryann Gomz25 күн мурун

    the image quality from sony is so much sharper than the canon image.

  4. francesca francesca

    francesca francescaАй мурун

    i wanna start making films with a good camera like 4k but I don't know much about cameras, what camera would you recommend me???

  5. Barrio736

    Barrio736Ай мурун


  6. DertyMontana

    DertyMontanaАй мурун

    Everyday dad . I love that lol . Very relatable

  7. Jake Pollen

    Jake Pollen2 ай мурун

    Just picked one up for $800 usd. Prices are dropping like rocks.

  8. Jake Pollen

    Jake PollenАй мурун

    ​@J Ng Thanks man it’s a magic camera in low light. It can really see in the dark. Also picked up a mint condition A7Rii with 3k actuations for 700usd + sony oss FE kit zoom 4 batteries and charger for another 200usd. Prices are dropping like rocks.

  9. Jake Pollen

    Jake PollenАй мурун

    @Sitti2300 very clean only 1000 clicks came with a cage 6 batteries and two chargers

  10. J Ng

    J NgАй мурун

    That's a killer price. How did you like it?

  11. Sitti2300

    Sitti2300Ай мурун

    is that used or new?

  12. C. Madrid

    C. Madrid2 ай мурун

    I switched from video cameras to the Sony mirrorless dslr . Great and light weight for gimbal. I shoot a lot of weddings and having lightweight gear is a huge help for me . I would deff still buy one in 2019 . 4K in camera and 120 FPS at 1080 . I think the focus is fine and still use face recognition and continuous focus . A few things I don’t like is that the batteries die super fast . I have to bring a external battery to connect to it while shooting long ceremonies . Also, the sensor gets dirty pretty easy. There are also a lot of attachments you can buy . I would not recomend that audio thing he showed instead go for a zoom recorder . Being only a videographer I highly recommend . Full frame and super slow mo . It is expensive but you pay for quality . This camera will get you professional gigs .

  13. 4FIVE HD

    4FIVE HD2 ай мурун

    I love canon

  14. ForeverYoung

    ForeverYoung2 ай мурун

    @The Everyday Dad, "I would not go into this unless you can get an absolutely screaming deal"...what would you consider a screaming deal for this in 2020?

  15. Joe Parkhurst

    Joe Parkhurst2 ай мурун

    because of your awesome video - I purchased a Sony A7S II for it's low light video capabilities. I do nature videos and sometimes at night, so I am looking forward to it's low light capabilities. I also found out that the 12MP camera is very capable of capturing professional images used in print or digital formats. The only thing you wouldn't want to do is heavy cropping, but I don't do that anyway. Thanks for your awesome video! Stay Well!

  16. Joe Parkhurst

    Joe Parkhurst2 ай мурун

    lol I love the line "You're just dying to record stuff in a cave... " lol lol

  17. Ameer Afham

    Ameer Afham2 ай мурун

    Hi, what is your focus setting at a7sii & tamron 28-75? Im using these two but the focus is very slow...

  18. alexjrgomez

    alexjrgomez3 ай мурун

    Do you guys recommend this for concert footage?

  19. slow mazda

    slow mazdaАй мурун

    Yep, a kid i know shoots concerts with the a7sii and it looks amazing. Look up omgimwigs or wiggy on youtube

  20. C. Madrid

    C. Madrid2 ай мурун

    Yes . Looks amazing at shows . That’s Probably the best place for this camera

  21. Reflection Ops

    Reflection Ops3 ай мурун

    Lynt It’s amazing for concerts. I shoot video for a lot of concerts. Just make sure you have a low f stop on your lens

  22. Marcucio Rose

    Marcucio Rose3 ай мурун

    Would you do EOS R or The A7s ii?

  23. Damon Mason

    Damon Mason3 ай мурун

    When it switched from Canon to Sony video quality its night and day. The Canon video quality is terrible!

  24. WorldRenownedCFE

    WorldRenownedCFE3 ай мурун

    should I buy one to shoot my horror movie?

  25. Mike Jones

    Mike Jones4 ай мурун

    Na get the a7iii which has almost the same low light performance and the same price

  26. Julian Lishev

    Julian Lishev4 ай мурун

    No, it doesn't worth buying. Take a look at Blackmagic

  27. Crow T Robot

    Crow T Robot4 ай мурун

    What would you consider a good deal on this camera?

  28. John Sagel

    John Sagel4 ай мурун

    I can purchase the body rigtht now for 1186. Is it worth it?

  29. J Ng

    J NgАй мурун

    Did you get it?

  30. Hindsight Wedding Films

    Hindsight Wedding Films5 ай мурун

    It's interesting that in the seconds from <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="294">4:54</a> to <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="297">4:57</a> , when you're talking about color, the colors in your video shift from green to red (on my uncalibrated monitor, btw.) . I'm guessing you had a cc adjustment layer that overlapped from the previous clip. I do that from time to time. No biggie but, just in case you wanted to know. I still have the A7SII btw. Still a strong camera many years into it's useful life. I DO favor my A6500 most of the time, though, when there's lots of light.

  31. 94mikyyy

    94mikyyy5 ай мурун

    When you switched from Canon to Sony that told me everything I needed to know. With Canon after sony it was like watching you through a fog

  32. Julien LaFleur

    Julien LaFleur5 ай мурун

    Cool video.

  33. Junior Kubes

    Junior Kubes5 ай мурун

    Got mine for $1000 so I'm chillin

  34. Kallsin

    Kallsin5 ай мурун

    @Junior Kubes fr, got mine for 1300, just gotta look for deals, theyre everywhere

  35. Junior Kubes

    Junior Kubes5 ай мурун

    @karim dari used and it came with a free gimbal lol, if u wanna find the best deal just check everyday till somthin comes up

  36. karim dari

    karim dari5 ай мурун

    @Junior Kubes you got it used or grey market ?

  37. Junior Kubes

    Junior Kubes5 ай мурун

    @karim dari ebay

  38. karim dari

    karim dari5 ай мурун

    where ?

  39. Zach Cooper

    Zach Cooper6 ай мурун

    This camera is my everyday camera! I've had it since 2016; still love it & filming everything on it.

  40. auroraflash

    auroraflash6 ай мурун

    Sony has a wayyyyyy better audio amplifier than Canon.

  41. Mike Fechke

    Mike Fechke7 ай мурун

    Only 12 megapixels? How a7ii have 24 megapixels right?

  42. Johnson City Aerial Photography LLC

    Johnson City Aerial Photography LLC3 ай мурун

    To go a little more in-depth, on a camera sensor less megapixels means larger pixels on the sensor. Larger pixels absorb more light so a 12.2 megapixel camera is much better in low light than say my a7R II’s 42 mp. A current model like the a7 III has superb low light from 50-6,400 iso because of an improved sensor. In the case of an a7s II it’s still useful if you’re shooting very very low light and you can still shoot cleanly up to around 25,000 iso. Hell you can crank up to 100,00 iso and see in the dark if you want, but it’s not clean but still performs better than anything on the market.. so the lesson here is use the right equipment for what you ask of it. Hope this is helpful and keep shooting guys!

  43. Mike Fechke

    Mike Fechke7 ай мурун


  44. AryyagunaDay

    AryyagunaDay7 ай мурун

    S in sony a7s means sensitivity, R in sony a7r means resolution, it means sony a7s made for video, sony a7r made for photo, and sony a7 made for both, so why sony a7s only have 12 megapixels?, cause sony a7s made for video not photo, in video megapixel is not necessary

  45. Tarnjot Ojla

    Tarnjot Ojla7 ай мурун

    Just picked one up for 1100. I think it’s a good deal haha

  46. Tarnjot Ojla

    Tarnjot Ojla7 ай мурун

    Thomas Watts yeah I got super lucky!

  47. Thomas Watts

    Thomas Watts7 ай мурун

    @Tarnjot Ojla dang what a deal

  48. Tarnjot Ojla

    Tarnjot Ojla7 ай мурун

    Thomas Watts yea got a 50 1.8

  49. Thomas Watts

    Thomas Watts7 ай мурун

    Tarnjot Ojla with lens?

  50. AfuFadi

    AfuFadi7 ай мурун

    I have this camera

  51. Artony

    Artony8 ай мурун

    just bought mine this july 29th the day you posted this video , so random

  52. Lomar Yearwood

    Lomar Yearwood8 ай мурун

    Soo does this guy still doesn't like photography

  53. Lomar Yearwood

    Lomar Yearwood8 ай мурун

    I'm from the future

  54. TreeTanksDev

    TreeTanksDev8 ай мурун

    I soooo wanted to buy this till u said contrast based auto focus 😂

  55. mad director TV

    mad director TV8 ай мурун

    can you make a video with sony a6400 vs ax53????

  56. wilson george

    wilson george8 ай мурун

    Can you please upload z6 footage and eosr footage taken in same lighting conditions and in same glasses

  57. MegaWoodswalker

    MegaWoodswalker8 ай мурун

    I wish Sony would up date the A7III, A6500 and X3000. They do EVERYTHING else.... Not sure why....

  58. Troy Ming Looi

    Troy Ming Looi8 ай мурун

    The color a bit weird

  59. のぢGrey

    のぢGrey8 ай мурун

    I'm curious, what she's the A7III need that Sony will realistically give it? The II is still the best for low light, they won't up the res, they won't give a flip screen, they won't give it better video than the RIII. Really, they will put the new focus in, maybe a BSI sensor, and the rest will be more or less the same, right? No?

  60. Bevaun Ragobeer

    Bevaun Ragobeer8 ай мурун

    Good camera but simply too costly...for a camera in this time. For that amount of creds you can buy another option and get better value for your money and still make a living.


    POSYPANO8 ай мурун

    make test GH5s ;)

  62. Aengus MacNaughton

    Aengus MacNaughton8 ай мурун

    That after-sundown image quality looked very good (stabilization, meh) -- but I'd like to see a comparison from other cameras at that same time of day -- Panasonic, Canon EOS R, etc.... Thanks!

  63. Nicomanism

    Nicomanism8 ай мурун

    A7IV , A7SIV ( if they skip calling it A7SIII ); whatever it is it has to come out . IMO I much prefer a7iii. A7RIV has a new sensor and what ive heard it also has improved color science from its predecessor. Even though it hasn't come out, I am pretty hyped for the A7RIV since I am a photographer.

  64. Mark Garcia

    Mark Garcia8 ай мурун

    I still haven’t figured it out.

  65. Ricardo Marquina Montañana

    Ricardo Marquina Montañana8 ай мурун

    Thank you very much for the video! Using this camera since 2015 and it was a great purchase, i have still several years of work ahead. But .... Would you buy it now? no way!

  66. Shiroi Ryuu

    Shiroi Ryuu8 ай мурун

    Everyday Dad's jump transitions are the best. No presets needed.

  67. Brian Dipierro

    Brian Dipierro8 ай мурун

    You could also get a Sony A-mount lens adapter to E-mount, works with electronics, and Sony A-mount lenses are dirt cheap. That is, if you can get a camera body but can't afford lenses.

  68. Ruff Prophet Productions

    Ruff Prophet Productions8 ай мурун

    Used? Absolutely. New? Hell no, lol.

  69. Infinite Energy

    Infinite Energy8 ай мурун

    hey what do you think about the sony fdr ax53 camcorder?

  70. Bryan Auer

    Bryan Auer8 ай мурун

    For my real estate videos... it’s insane! Literally crazy! Low light beast and world champion still today. But not as all around versatile as the A7Iii

  71. Mark Attardo

    Mark Attardo8 ай мурун

    Yahno. I'd go A7III or something else. That low light performance is impressive though!

  72. Kαzuki

    Kαzuki8 ай мурун

    I want you to take a night view of the airport with α7sII .

  73. Matt Marusic

    Matt Marusic8 ай мурун

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="217">3:37</a> a7siii?

  74. Yummy Tech

    Yummy Tech8 ай мурун

    Sony is the master of hype that's why they delay releases 😂

  75. Lee O Frey

    Lee O Frey8 ай мурун

    Yeah that's a high price point for a almost 5 year old camera. To me for the money id go for the a7iii. You get the battery, color science n auto focus. Love these type of videos sir!!

  76. 360MIX

    360MIX8 ай мурун

    Lee O Frey that’s what I did. I sold that a7s2 I got the A7III.

  77. The Everyday Dad

    The Everyday Dad8 ай мурун

    Yeah I’d go with the a7iii too, and for all the reasons you laid out 😁👍

  78. Zman9545

    Zman95458 ай мурун

    Love the low light capabilities. Only because not allot of cameras shine in this department but dang, it better wash my dishes for that price tag.

  79. The Everyday Dad

    The Everyday Dad8 ай мурун

    I know right 🤣

  80. Saberr

    Saberr8 ай мурун

    Nice angle I like imac in the back

  81. The Everyday Dad

    The Everyday Dad8 ай мурун

    Thanks! I’m definitely trying some new looks out 😁👍

  82. Asmund Erickson

    Asmund Erickson8 ай мурун

    more a7ii content plz! and also RP for photography.... thanks

  83. Matt Marusic

    Matt Marusic8 ай мурун

    Asmund Erickson he doesn’t do anything around photography

  84. Tech With Extra Bacon

    Tech With Extra Bacon8 ай мурун

    Great review. I love the angle that you are shooting you A-roll the best out of all the recent setups that you have used. Keep up the great work!

  85. The Everyday Dad

    The Everyday Dad8 ай мурун

    Thanks so much! I’ve definitely been working on getting a better looking main cam shot 😁👍

  86. OzzieTech

    OzzieTech8 ай мурун

    Bring on the S III

  87. OzzieTech

    OzzieTech8 ай мурун

    @The Everyday Dad Will we get the A7R V before it is the question ;)

  88. The Everyday Dad

    The Everyday Dad8 ай мурун

    Someday we’ll get it 😭😭

  89. LLlMIT

    LLlMIT8 ай мурун

    I'm so hyped to see the A7RIV

  90. The Everyday Dad

    The Everyday Dad8 ай мурун

    I don’t know that I’ll be trying it out, it’s not really in my area of things I’m excited about 🤷‍♂️

  91. BobbyCash814

    BobbyCash8148 ай мурун

    It doesn’t seem like it’s worth it in the grand scheme of things. ... and first!

  92. Richard Soto

    Richard Soto5 ай мурун

    @The Everyday Dad whats currently the best camera for video out right now?

  93. The Everyday Dad

    The Everyday Dad8 ай мурун

    First response, yeah I personally think there are better options out there right now for the price 👍