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Sony Alpha a7 II / a7M2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1073 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. Views about the price and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the battery. Opinions are divided on the 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 / a7M2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = 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. People really like the image quality and design. The lens and price also get good opinions.

portability, price, lens, design, image quality

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

Dec, 2019

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. People are impressed by the price and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated, but views are divided on the battery.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, price

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

Dec, 2019

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.

Dec, 2019

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

 

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 : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony A7 II to land in US in early December for $1,700

 

The faster, sensor-shift stabilized version of Sony's full-frame interchangeable-lens camera gets US pricing and availability.

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

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 : Sean Captain (tomsguide.com)

Sony a7 II Review: Great for Pros on the Go

 

Sony's a7 line is the first family of cameras to get the attention of pros — not only for fitting a full-frame sensor in a device much smaller than a DSLR, but also for providing the comfortable design and array of easy-access controls that serious...

Effective 5-axis image stabilization ; Bright, clear pictures ; Fast access to settings ; Surprisingly small for a full-frame camera

Slow writing to memory card Quirky autofocus Motion distortion from shutter roll in action video

Packing 5-axis, in-body image stabilization and a full-frame sensor in a petite, sexy body, Sony's Alpha a7 II has a lot to offer.

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

Expert review by : Marcus Wong (hardwarezone.com)

First looks: Sony's new A7 II full-frame mirrorless camera

 

Sony had a hands-on media event yesterday to officially launch the A7 II (ILCE-7M2), so here's our detailed first impressions of the new full-frame mirrorless camera.

Dec, 2014

Price comparison for Sony Alpha a7 II / a7M2

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Abe's Of Maine Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera Body Only
Minimize blur in every shot with the worlds first in-body 5-axis image stabilization in a full-frame camera...
$889.00 TO SHOP
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"Wi-Fi, Body Only 5-axis in-body image stabilization helps keep blur and shake out of your photos,Fast...
$898.00 TO SHOP
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", Wi-Fi 5-axis in-body image stabilization helps keep blur and shake out of your photos,Fast Hybrid...
$998.00 TO SHOP
Abe's Of Maine Sony Alpha a7R II ILCE-7RM2 42.4 MP Mirrorless Body...
The Sony Alpha a7R II ILCE-7RM2 42.4 MP Mirrorless Body Only With a world's first full-frame 42.4-megapixel...
$1,389.00 TO SHOP
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5-axis in-body image stabilization helps keep blur and shake out of your photos,built-in Wi-Fi allows you...
$1,398.00 TO SHOP
Abe's Of Maine Sony Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
Sony Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) Distinguished by its updated sensor design, the...
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Distinguished by its updated sensor design, the Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera from Sony is a well...
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Abe's Of Maine Sony Alpha a7S II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
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