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Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 233 reviews of Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R 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. Comments about the image quality and price are generally positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the viewfinder. Some have doubts about the reliability and battery.

performance, portability, usability, price, image quality

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R II from Amazon.co.uk. 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.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Alpha 7R II ( 43.6 MP,3 -inch LCD )Sony Alpha 7R II ( 43.6 MP,3 -inch LCD )

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 user reviews of Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the focus and price are generally positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the viewfinder, while there are some negative comments about the reliability and battery.

performance, portability, usability, price, focus

battery, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony ILCE7RM2/B a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body OnlySony ILCE7RM2/B a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R 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 ILCE7RM2/B a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body OnlySony ILCE7RM2/B a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Sony Alpha 7R II Review

 

The Sony a7R II is a 42MP full frame mirrorless camera with 5-axis image stabilization, featuring the world's first (and currently only) 35mm BSI CMOS sensor, and including a hybrid autofocus system and 4K video capabilities. It's the fifth in the...

Nov, 2015

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Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Sony A7R II review

 

Sony's feature-packed A7R II is the best camera of 2015.

Whether it’s photos or videos that you enjoy shooting, the A7R II is a very complex, but terrific all-around camera. It is the best new camera of 2015. We believe any enthusiast photographer will be extremely pleased with its extensive capabilities,...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 7R II

 

The Sony Alpha 7R II is a full-frame mirrorless camera that delivers absolutely incredible image and video quality, but it will cost you.

Excellent 42-megapixel image sensor. Superb high ISO imaging. In-body image stabilization. 5fps continuous shooting. Hybrid autofocus system. Hinged rear display. Excellent EVF. Dust- and moisture-resistant design. 4K video capture.

Expensive. Omits PC sync socket. Overly sensitive eye sensor. No built-in flash.

Conclusions The Sony Alpha 7R II is a worthy update to its predecessor. It improves upon image quality, adds in-body image stabilization, offers improved EVF magnification, adds 4K video, and is more comfortable in the hand. But it comes at a pretty...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony A7R II review

 

As Sony's been building its A7 series of Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras, each model has made compromises: great sensitivity but low resolution ( A7S II ), sharp image quality but slow autofocus system ( A7R ), fast autofocus system but not...

For the most part, the Sony A7R II delivers terrific photo and video quality in a compact, well-designed body.

Terrible battery life and a mushy shutter mechanism may negatively impact your shooting experience. Also, there's general highlight clipping in still photos and artifacts in some high-ISO-sensitivity shots that we hope Sony can improve via a firmware...

It needs a little more refinement, but overall the Sony A7R II is a great camera for folks who need a high-resolution full-frame model in a more compact design than a dSLR.

Oct, 2015

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

Sony a7R Mark II

 

Sony's Alpha series of Interchangeable Lens Cameras has a new flagship model for 2015. The Alpha 7R II (model ILCE-7RM2) boasts the world's first back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS image sensor, with 42.4 megapixels. It also features the BIONZ X...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Sony Alpha 7R II First impressions review

 

42 is a good number - as well as being the answer to life, the universe and everything, it's also the number of millions of photodiodes that Sony has packed onto the sensor of its new a7R II.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Sony a7R II

 

Thanks to popular request, I have added a Sony Alpha a7R II to my kit and, as time permits, intend to bring you a full review of this camera and many of the lenses made for it.This page will be continuously updated as I familiarize myself with this...

Adobe Camera RAW is also delivering very good results in this comparison, showing less false color in the resolution chart and a more-detailed (though grainier) appearing color block test result compared to Capture One.Even after the comparisons were...

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Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A7R II Review

 

The Sony A7R II is the company's new flagship full-frame compact system camera. It features a newly developed back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor offering a resolution of 42.4 megapixels and no optical low pass filter, built-in 5-axis...

The Sony A7R II is a remarkable camera, both on paper and in practice. Offering a mouth-watering list of desirable features, the A7R II delivers on almost all of its promises, and in many ways out-performs the two cameras that it's most commonly...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Stephen (4k.com)

Sony A7R II 4K Mirrorless Camera Review – Full Frame 42.4 MP 4k Movie Camera

 

With the Sony Alpha a7R II, we get another one of Sony's superb full frame mirrorless cameras in all their photo and video-capable glory, except with this particular shooter, what you get your hands on is the very top of the Sony 4K mirrorless lineup....

42.4 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor! ; Backlighting on sensor for superb lowlight shooting ; 4K UHD video without pixel binning ; Impressive color and dynamic range ; Excellent HD video recording ; Compatible with A-Mount, E-Mount and Canon lenses ;...

No touch screen capacity ; Selecting focus points is clumsy ; Very expensive ; No lens included

Sony’s A7R II 4K mirrorless full-frame camera is a field shooters dream in terms of specs and internal hardware. If you want to take your photography technology to truly spectacular levels, you almost can’t do better than the A7R II. Video recording in...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Deal: Sony A7R II for $2499

 

ebay (via ElectronicsValley) has the Sony A7R II for $2499 (compare at $3198) in limited quantity. Check it out while it lasts here on ebay. Note: This is labeled as a gray market camera. ebay sell…

Note: This is labeled as a gray market camera. ebay seller ElectronicsValley has a positive feedback rating of 99.5% at the time of this post.

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AC3, LC-AAC, MP4
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):340
Battery Type:NP-FW50
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Anti-dust function: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, MPF, RAW
Camera playback:Single image, Slide show
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
Dioptre correction: Yes
Eye Relief:0.906
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram: Yes
Multi burst mode: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Twilight
Self-timer:5,10
Self-timer delay:5,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):1228800
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash on, Hi-speed sync, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/250
Pre-flash: Yes
Shoe mounting point:Y

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:399
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Extra/Smart zoom:2
Lens mount interface:Sony E

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:50, 100, 6400, 25600, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):102400
ISO sensitivity (min):50
Light exposure control:Program AE
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 Micro (M2), MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

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

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):1.41 x 0.945
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:7952 x 5304
Megapixel:42.4
Sensor Format:Full-frame
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):[3:2]\nL: 7952 x 5304 (42M), M: 5168 x 3448 (18M), S: 3984 x 2656 (11M)\nAPS-C L: 5168 x 3448 (18M), M: 3984 x 2656 (11M), S: 2592 x 1728 (4.5M)\n\n[16:9]\nL: 7952 x 4472 (36M), M: 5168 x 2912 (15M), S: 3984 x 2240 (8.9M)\nAPS-C L: 5168 x 2912 (15M), M: 3984 x 2240 (8.9M), S: 2592 x 1456 (3.8M)
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9
Total megapixels:43.6

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Self-timer: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Video compression format:AVC, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MPEG4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electronic
Magnification:0.78
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.37
Height:3.77
Weight:20.5
Weight (including battery):22
Width:5