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Sony Alpha a7 II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1139 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. Reviews about the image quality and size are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback, but many are critical about the memory and storage.

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battery, storage, memory

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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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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. Reviewers 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 )

May, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. 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

May, 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

May, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony A7 II review: Mostly alpha, some beta

 

The very first full-frame compact system camera, the Alpha A7 , was such an out-there trend setter that it nabbed the Pocket-lint Awards gong for best system camera back in 2014. Fast-forward a couple of years and, as we tread into 2016, the...

Small size yet delivers big on full-frame image quality, excellent electronic viewfinder quality, tilt-angle LCD, 5-axis image stabilisation on board whatever lens you're using, affordable entry into full-frame

Poor battery life, limited FE E-mount lenses (and many of the zooms aren't up to much), autofocus system not comparable to an advanced DSLR, no pinpoint AF can see precision slip, no touchscreen

Big quality from small scale: that's what the Sony A7 II represents to us. And having used the A7 II for three weeks we've snapped some ace shots from this impressive little camera.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Sony Alpha A7 II review

 

Firmware update adds better quality raw files and phase detection AF for Alpha-mount lenses

Size and handling ; Image quality ; Effective in-body stabilization system

Viewfinder colours slightly undersaturated ; Position of Record button ; Significant price increase over A7

The Sony A7 II is a superb camera that has all the benefits of a full-frame sensor without the bulk. It has good AF, superb image stabilization and produces very high quality images in a wide range of conditions.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Alpha A7 II hands-on preview: E-mount evolution - Pocket-lint

 

This time last year the first-generation Sony A7 took the Pocket-lint Awards gong for best interchangeable lens camera. As a small-scale full-frame model

Nov, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony A7 II review

 

Sony's latest high-end camera claims to have the world's best image stabilisation. Is it any great shakes?

Stellar imaging quality ; 5-axis stabilisation massively boosts handheld performance ; Top notch build quality and design

No 4K video option

A fast-focusing, steady-shooting superstar of a camera designed for demanding (and well-heeled) users

Apr, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Mike Topham (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Alpha A7 II

 

Full-frame CSC gets extra smarts for 2015

Great OIS ; Excellent dynamic range and image quality ; Improved handling

Quite noisy ; Fairly poor battery stamina

Of course such stamina may be perfectly fine for weekend photographers looking for a smaller camera that might encourage them to take the thing out more often. Just consider where your priorities lie before jumping to any conclusions.

Jan, 2015

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2015-2016

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

Sony α7 II

 

EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA 2015-2016 - Sony α7 II: The α7 II is a full frame CSC of true professional quality that brings strong competition to DSLR systems and offers huge imaging potential in a lightweight body. The 24-million-pixel...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Sony Alpha 7 II

 

A superlative, mirrorless SLR compact camera with Steady Shot technology

Oct, 2015

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Sony Alpha A7 Mark II ILCE-7M2 Review

 

Reviewed: The Sony Alpha A7-II - The updated camera features improved handling and controls, along with in-camera image stabilisation.

5-axis image stabilisation built in ; Improved resolution 3inch screen (1,228,800 dots) ; Improved handling and controls ; Full-frame sensor mirrorless camera ; Focus peaking / Zebra display ; 5fps continuous shooting (speed priority) ; Weather sealed...

USB charging / separate charger not provided ; Shorter battery life when using the EVF ; Limited lens range in FE mount - quickly growing, plus plenty of adapters available ; Flash not included / provided - although possibly not needed

The Sony Alpha A7 Mark II adds in-camera 5-axis image stabilisation which will work with any lens used with the camera, which will be of appeal to anyone who has been using the Sony Alpha A7 series cameras with alternative lenses using an adapter....

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Wilson Wong (techgoondu.com)

Hands On: Sony Alpha 7ii December 17th, 2014 | by Wilson Wong Imaging 1

 

The main reason for the thicker body is the inclusion of the very first 5-axis image stabilisation system inside a full-frame camera.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by (photoanswers.co.uk)

Sony A7 MkII

 

A little over a year ago, Sony fired a warning shot across the bows of Canon and Nikon by releasing the world's first ever full-frame mirrorless camera – the A7. It was small, light and the image quality matched that of a flagship D-SLR, but the price...

The A7 Mk II is a fantastic camera in its own right, but as far as updates go, not many owners of the original A7 will be looking on with envy and wishing that they’d waited. But, if you’re coming in fresh to the market you’ll appreciate its faster...

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Type:NP-FW50
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Dioptre correction: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Scene modes:Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):921600

Flash

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

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) points:117
Auto focusing (AF) modes:continuous auto focus, single auto focus
Focus:TTL

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Filter Size:4.9 / 5.5 / 6.2 / 7.2
Focal length range (f-f):28 - 70
Lens mount interface:Sony E
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):10.5 / 13.5 / 24 / 4.2
Minimum aperture number:2 / 2.8 / 3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):13.5 / 2.4 / 4.2
Mounting type:Bayonet
Number of diaphragm blades:7 / 9

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 6400, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
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

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Carrying case: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):35.8 x 23.9
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.3
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
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:24.7

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB connector type:Micro-USB B

Shutter

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

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
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@25fps, 640x480@30fps, 1440x1080@25fps
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.71
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.82
Height :9.44
Lens diameter:6.4 / 7.25 / 7.9 / 8.05
Lens length:11.8 / 13.1 / 6 / 8.3
Lens weight:200 / 295 / 602 / 780
Weight:416
Weight (including battery):474
Width:12.7