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Sony Alpha 7S II / ILCE-7SM2 / A7S II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews of Sony Alpha 7S II / ILCE-7SM2 / A7S II. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The low light performance and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the viewfinder and flash. The durability and sensor get mixed opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha 7S II / ILCE-7SM2 / A7S II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha 7S II / ILCE-7SM2 / A7S II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony Alpha 7S II / ILCE-7SM2 / A7S II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the price and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas opinions about the shutter and reliability are different. Some have doubts about the flash and viewfinder.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, price

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84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony ILCE7SM2/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (Black)Sony ILCE7SM2/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (Black)

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha 7S II / ILCE-7SM2 / A7S II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Alpha 7S II / ILCE-7SM2 / A7S II from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ZooomElectronics Sony Alpha a7S Mark II a7S II a7SII ILCE7SM2/B Mirrorless Camera + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens 19PC Bundle Includes 32GB MemorZooomElectronics Sony Alpha a7S Mark II a7S II a7SII ILCE7SM2/B Mirrorless Camera + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens 19PC Bundle Includes 32GB Memor

Oct, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Sony A7S II review

 

Sony's A7S II is the ultimate low-light shooter for night owls.

Just like its predecessor, the A7S II earns our Recommended badge, given the enhancements. There’s a lot of cool technology and it’s a great-performing camera, but it isn’t for everyone. This camera is geared to specific shooters who really like...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 7S II

 

The Sony Alpha 7S II full-frame mirrorless camera excels at 4K video and high ISO imaging, but it's priced at a premium.

Full-frame 4K video recording. Incredible high ISO image quality. 5fps burst shooting. In-body image stabilization. Hinged rear display. Sharp EVF. Dust- and moisture-resistant design.

Expensive. 12-megapixel resolution can be limiting. Omits PC sync socket. Overly sensitive eye sensor. No built-in flash.

Conclusions Low-light photographers and videographers are sure to swoon over the Sony Alpha 7S II. Its 12-megapixel sensor offers unmatched image fidelity at the high ISO sensitivities you'll use when capturing stills or video in dim light. And the 4K...

Nov, 2015

Essential

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A7S II Review

 

The Sony A7S II is a new 35mm full-frame compact system camera with a 12.2 megapixel sensor that provides an incredible ISO range of 50-409,600 and high dynamic range. Other standout highlights of the A7S II include internal 4K video recording with...

Although the new A7S II seems like a rather modest upgrade of last year's A7S model on paper, in reality it offers enough new features, especially for videographers, and usability enhancements to justify the increase in both size and cost.

Dec, 2015

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

Sony A7S II Review

 

The Sony A7S II takes the A7S to the next level. The redesigned camera body, improved autofocus, and bevy of new features make the A7S II a very capable full-frame mirrorless camera no matter the lighting conditions. With its 12.2-megapixel full-frame...

Comfortable and surprisingly compact camera body; Improved low light performance; Built-in image stabilization; Wide range of usable ISOs; More sophisticated autofocus performance; Excellent video capabilities

Relatively low resolution; Mediocre continuous shooting performance; No built-in flash; No losslessly compressed RAW option

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Nov, 2015

Recommended

Expert review by: Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Sony Alpha A7s Mark II review

 

Sony's Alpha A7s Mark II is a full-frame mirrorless camera that specializes in high performance in low light. Announced in September 2015, it's the successor to the original Alpha A7s and becomes the sixth full-frame mirrorless camera from Sony.

Great quality 4k video. Clean up to 6400 ISO and still good at 25600 ISO ; Capable of shooting in extremely low light at up to 409600 ISO ; Very good 1080p options including APSC crop and 120p slow motion ; S-Log 2 and 3 for subsequent grading. Now...

Contrast-based AF not great at tracking moving subjects ; No APSC / Super-35 crop option for 4k video ; Built-in IS only provided one or two stops in my tests ; Small dials and buttons. Often confusing menu system ; Screen not fully-articulated nor...

Sony's Alpha A7s Mark II is a full-frame mirrorless camera that's optimized for 4k video, particularly in very low light. Sony's essentially taken the 12 Megapixel sensor of the original A7s Mark I and slotted it into the body of the A7r Mark II. As...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Stephen (4k.com)

A Review of the Sony A7s II Camera – 4K Mirrorless Full-frame Alpha

 

Sony's new Alpha A7s II is a direct follow-up to the original Alpha A7s from last year and while this new full-frame mirrorless shooting machine keeps a lot of the essential specs and external appearance features of the original Alpha, it has also come...

Absolutely superb nigh and low light shooting ability ; Excellent EXMOR full-frame sensor ; Robust build ; 169 AF points ; Massive ISO ; Remarkably crisp 4K and Full HD video quality

Expensive, very expensive ; Could use better organized touchscreen menu controls

Overall, despite its very high price, we love the Sony A7S II and for users who want a superb compact mirrorless camera for low light video and photo shooting, we pretty much can’t recommend a better device. However, if you just want 4K video for...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Angela Nicholson Dan Chung (techradar.com)

Sony A7S II review

 

Sony's 12-megapixel full frame CSC is a great option if 4K video and low light shooting are your thing

Super-high ISO ISO 409,600 maximum ; Internal 4K video recording ; AF system good in low light

Video record button not ideally placed ; Expensive and specialist ; 8-bit rather than 10 or 12-bit video

The A7S II is the best video shooting stills camera available at the moment. The resolution is kept to 12 million pixels to allow better light gathering power and improve video quality. It produces video close to that of professional-level dedicated,...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony A7S II review

 

The sequel to Sony's movie master is even better than before

Superb video quality ; Great in low light conditions ; Metal-bodied toughness

It’s really expensive

A marked improvement on the already-impressive A7S, delivering top class low light and video performance.

Mar, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Callum McInerney-Riley (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Alpha A7S II

 

The Sony Alpha A7S II is a full-frame camera with a difference. Where its brother the A7R II uses a 42-megapixel sensor for massive amounts of detail, this camera pares the resolution all the way down to 12 megapixels to radically improve low-light...

Great low-light performance ; Excellent for video ; Much-improved ergonomics

Limited detail capture among full-frame cameras ; Unimpressive burst performance

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Next-gen Sony A7S II full-frame mirrorless now does 4K on the inside

 

Bringing its line of full-frame interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras up to six models, Sony launches the last of the Mark II updates: the A7S II. The upgrades to the video-focused A7S II mostly bring the design and features introduced with the A7R...

For the most part these are all welcome updates. The switch to a new body means not all your existing accessories will work with the camera -- possibly some cages and rigs or grips. And the battery life actually gets worse; I hope that rating already...

Sep, 2015