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Sony Alpha 7 II / A7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II / A7 II
alaScore 95

515 reviews

Feb, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 515 reviews of Sony Alpha 7 II / A7 II. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the price and image quality are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the battery.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha 7 II / A7 II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha 7 II / A7 II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony Alpha 7 II / A7 II from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the image quality and design are on the whole positive. The lens and price are also appreciated.

portability, price, lens, design, image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha 7 II / A7 II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of Sony Alpha 7 II / A7 II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The usability and portability also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the battery.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, price

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Alpha a7II Interchangeable Digital Lens Camera - Body OnlySony Alpha a7II Interchangeable Digital Lens Camera - Body Only

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha 7 II / A7 II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Alpha 7 II / A7 II from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Alpha a7II Interchangeable Digital Lens Camera - Body OnlySony Alpha a7II Interchangeable Digital Lens Camera - Body Only

Feb, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 7 II

 

The mirrorless, full-frame Sony Alpha 7 II improves on its predecessor with in-body stabilization, faster autofocus, and a better ergonomic design, and earns Editors' Choice honors in the process.

5-axis in-body stabilization system. 24-megapixel full-frame image sensor. Compact design. 5fps burst shooting. Clean, detailed high ISO images. Sharp, tilting rear LCD. Focus peaking and magnification. Sharp OLED EVF. Improved ergonomics. Dust and...

Lacks PC sync socket. No built-in flash. External battery charger not included. Battery life is disappointing. Sensor design includes OLPF. Hyperactive eye sensor.

Performance and Conclusions The Alpha 7 II starts and shoots in 1.5 seconds, focuses quickly in bright light (0.05-second), and does the same in about 0.7-second in very dim light. It matches the original Alpha 7 in those figures. It also matches it in...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Bracaglia (dpreview.com)

Sony Alpha a7 II Review

 

The Sony Alpha a7 II is an image-stabilized full frame mirrorless camera, the fourth release in Sony's a7 lineup and the follow up the original a7. It uses the same 24-megapixel sensor as its predecessor, and the same Bionz X processor as the rest of...

IS is useful during still and video capture Excellent Raw dynamic range Good metering and white balance Excellent resolution Large, high-res viewfinder Camera is comfortable to hold Solid build quality On-sensor PDAF Plenty of Customizable buttons...

Noisy high ISO images compared to full-frame competitors Raw compression issues Heavy for a mirrorless camera Control dials are small, and too recessed Subject tracking in continuous AF can be unreliable No programmable auto ISO No quick way to magnify...

The guts of the Sony Alpha 7 II are quite similar to the original Sony Alpha 7. They use the same sensor and processor. They both have bright, high-res viewfinders and nearly identical button layouts. Comparing pros and cons for both cameras, you will...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Sony A7 II review: the next great camera, someday

 

The camera industry is the most interesting and exciting it's been in the past 10 years. After capable smartphones decimated the point-and-shoot market, camera makers have focused their efforts on...

Image stabilization for all lenses ; Still the most compact full-frame camera you can get ; Improved build quality and ergonomics

Limited and expensive lens options ; Disappointing JPEG output ; Autofocus still not as good as competition

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Sony a7 Mark II

 

The Sony Alpha 7 ILC -- a camera so good it has been atop our annual Holiday Gift Guide for two years in a row -- is getting a makeover for end of 2014 / early 2015. The newly dubbed a7 Mark II sports similar specifications to the a7, including the...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

 

Good center sharpness. Optically stabilized design.

Lots of distortion at wide and telephoto ends. Soft edges unless stopped down.

The Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is the first zoom lens available for Sony's full-frame mirrorless system, but it shows heavy distortion and isn't that sharp at the edges.

Dec, 2013

Essential

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A7 II Review

 

The Sony A7 II is the world's first 35mm full-frame compact system camera with 5-axis optical image stabilization, providing up to 4.5 steps faster shutter speed of correction. The Sony A7 II has a 24.3 megapixel full-frame sensor with an optical...

The Sony A7 II is the best all-round A7-series camera yet, offering significantly improved ergonomics and customisability, more video options, faster autofocusing and startup times, better build quality and the headline-grabbing and very effective...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: William Brawley (imaging-resource.com)

Sony A7 II Review

 

Sony has yet another winner on their hands with the A7 II. By addressing some of the design and ergonomic quirks of the original model, as well as providing a notable technological achievement with their 5-axis image stabilization -- and some subtle,...

Excellent 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization; Sensor-shift IS brings stabilization to nearly any lens; Much-improved ergonomics and top-deck control layout; 'Mark II' maintains same impressive image quality, dynamic range and high ISO performance;...

(Similar to A7): Loud shutter (but electronic first-curtain helps); Battery life could be better; Low-light AF still not as good as most DSLRs; High ISO JPEGs look over-processed; Slow buffer clearing; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses (but...

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Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Greg Scoblete (pdngearguide.com)

Camera Review: Sony A7 II

 

The A7 II, the latest full-frame model in Sony's innovative mirrorless camera system, is the first to feature five-axis image stabilization as well as improved autofocus.

Lightweight; excellent image quality; intuitive menu; tilting display; high-quality EVF

Low-light focusing lags behind competitors; sub-par battery life; noisy shutter

When we asked Patiño to sum up his time with the A7 II, he didn’t mince words, telling us “I loved this camera” and that it was “awesome in every way.” When we asked him, glancing at his shelf full of Canon bodies and lenses, whether he would consider...

Jul, 2015

Recommended

Expert review by: Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Sony A7 II review

 

Sony's Alpha A7 Mark II is the successor to the original A7 and becomes the fourth full-frame mirrorless camera in the series. Announced in November 2014 roughly one year after the first A7, it keeps the same 24 Megapixel resolution, adds a deeper...

Large full frame sensor. Low noise. No lens crop ; Built-in stabilisation works with any lens ; Compact but comfortable and weatherproof body ; High resolution EVF and tilting 3in screen ; Built-in Wifi with NFC and downloadable apps

Poor battery life, especially when using stabilisation ; Stabilisation not as effective as Olympus system ; Bad moire on movie footage with fine details ; Screen not touch-sensitive and doesn't fully articulate ; No built-in flash

Sony's Alpha A7 Mark II is the fourth of the company's full-frame mirrorless cameras, but the first where the concept really comes together. The initial A7 and A7r introduced the idea of full-frame mirrorless with clean high ISO performance, potential...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Sony Alpha A7 II

 

Sony describes the stabilisation in the A7 II as operating in five axes: X, Y, Yaw, Pitch and Roll, all achieved by mounting the sensor on a floating platform. Sony reckons the system provides up to 4.5 stops of compensation by CIPA standards which...

Large full frame sensor. Low noise. No lens crop ; Built-in stabilisation works with any lens ; Compact but comfortable and weatherproof body ; High resolution EVF and tilting 3in screen ; Built-in Wifi with NFC and downloadable apps

Poor battery life, especially when using stabilisation ; Stabilisation not as effective as Olympus system ; Bad moire on movie footage with fine details ; Screen not touch-sensitive and doesn't fully articulate ; No built-in flash

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Flash

Shoe mounting point: Yes

Picture Quality

Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C) / Full-frame
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Micro
USB connector:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD

Weight & Dimensions

Lens length:2.36 / 3.27 / 4.65 / 5.16
Lens weight:10.4 / 21.2 / 27.5 / 7.05