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Sony Alpha a7 II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1132 reviews of Sony Alpha a7 II. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The portability and performance also get good reviews, but there are some negative opinions about the memory and storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a7 II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha a7 II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony Alpha 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. People are impressed by the image quality and design. 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.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Alpha 7M2 ILCE-7M2 ( 24.7 MP,3 -inch LCD )Sony Alpha 7M2 ILCE-7M2 ( 24.7 MP,3 -inch LCD )

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a7 II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of Sony Alpha 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. People are impressed by the price and image quality. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews 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

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha a7 II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Alpha 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

Apr, 2018

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 : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Alpha A7 II

 

Sony Alpha A7 II full-frame digital camera : Sony Electronics announces the A7 II (Model: Sony ILCE-7M2), the next in the Alpha 7 series of interchangeable lens models and the world's first digital camera with optical 5-axis image stabilization...

The Sony Alpha A7 II price (body only) is set at €1.799,00. The Sony A7 II will be generally available in Europe from January 2015. Retail prices vary from country to country. Availability of optional Alpha accessories may differ depending on the...

Nov, 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

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

Audio

Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):350
Battery Type:NP-FW50
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Anti-dust function: Yes
Dioptre correction: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Photo effects:Vivid, Neutral, Sepia
Playback mode:Slideshow
Playback Modes:Slideshow
Scene modes:Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports / Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:10 / 2, 10
Self-timer delay:10 / 2,10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:3 / 3.0
Display resolution (numeric):1228800 / 921600
Field of view:100

Flash

Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash metering modes:
Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash off, Hi-speed sync, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:0.004
Pre-flash: Yes

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:117
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Focus: / TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Filter size:1.93 / 2.17 / 2.44 / 2.83
Focal length range (f-f):1.1 - 2.76
Lens mount interface:Sony E
Lens structure:15/11 / 17/12 / 9/8
Lens structure (elements/groups):15/11 / 17/12 / 9/8
Lens Type:Standard zoom / Telephoto / Wide-angle
Maximum aperture number:22 / 36 / 40
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.65 / 4.13 / 5.31 / 9.45
Minimum aperture number:2 / 2.8 / 3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945 / 1.65 / 5.31
Mounting type:Bayonet
Number of diaphragm blades:7 / 9

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 6400, 25600 / 100, 51200, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure correction:±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Face detection:
Video compression formats:

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Carrying case: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):1.41 x 0.941
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.3
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000 x 4000\n3936 x 2624\n3008 x 2000\n3936 x 2624\n3008 x 2000\n1968 x 1312 \n6000 x 3376\n3936 x 2216\n3008 x 1688 \n3936 x 2216 \n3008 x 1688\n1968 x 1112\n12416 x 1856\n5536 x 2160\n8192 x 1856\n3872 x 2160 / 6000 x 4000\n3936 x 2624\n3008 x 2000\n3936 x 2624\n3008 x 2000\n1968 x 1312\n6000 x 3376\n3936 x 2216\n3008 x 1688\n3936 x 2216\n3008 x 1688\n1968 x 1112
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9
Total megapixels:24.7

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30 / 60

Technical Details

Image processor:BIONZ X

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:30 / 60
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@25fps, 640x480@30fps, 1440x1080@25fps
Video compression format:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / AVCHD, MP4
Video formats supported:AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / AVCHD,MP4
Video Frame Rate:30 / 60
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electronic
Magnification:0.71
Viewfinder screen size:0.5
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.9 / 2.35
Height:3.72 / 3.77
Lens diameter:2.52 / 2.85 / 3.11 / 3.17
Lens length:2.36 / 3.27 / 4.65 / 5.16
Lens weight:10.4 / 21.2 / 27.5 / 7.05
Weight:14.7 / 19.6
Weight (including battery):16.7 / 21.1
Width:5