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Sony Alpha a7 II / a7M2

Sony Alpha a7 II / a7M2
alaScore 93

1157 reviews

Jun, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1157 reviews of Sony Alpha a7 II / a7M2. 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. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The portability and performance are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the battery.

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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 / a7M2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha a7 II / a7M2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony Alpha a7 II / a7M2 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. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The price and lens also get good views.

portability, lens, price, design, battery

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

Jun, 2024

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a7 II / a7M2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of Sony Alpha a7 II / a7M2 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 feedback.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, price

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

Jun, 2024

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha a7 II / a7M2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Alpha a7 II / a7M2 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.

Jun, 2024

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 , Rishi Sanyal (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...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Sony A7 II review: the next great camera, someday

 

A step forward, but not a giant leap

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 : 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 : 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 : Rod Lawton Angela Nicholson (digitalcameraworld.com)

Sony A7 II review

 

The Sony A7 II is a 'golden oldie', a camera that's been superseded but is still on sale, and at ever lower prices

Full frame sensor ; In-body stabilization ; Value for money

24 megapixels adequate but no more ; Full HD video, no 4K ; Modest 5fps continuous shooting

As well as having a high-quality feel, a durable build and generally excellent control layout out (apart from the irritating video record button), the Alpha 7 II produces superb-quality images. And while its autofocus system isn’t up to the standard...

Jul, 2021

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

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

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