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Sony Alpha 7 II / A7 II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 674 reviews of Sony Alpha 7 II / 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. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments 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 7 II / A7 II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha 7 II / A7 II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony Alpha 7 II / 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. Comments about the image quality and design are on the whole positive. The lens and price are also mentioned favorably.

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 )

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha 7 II / A7 II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of Sony Alpha 7 II / 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. People are impressed by the price and image quality. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views 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

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha 7 II / A7 II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Alpha 7 II / 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

Oct, 2017

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 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: 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: 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

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1080
Battery technology:Lithium
Battery Type:NP-FW50
Battery voltage:7.2
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment: Yes
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Dioptre correction: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Vivid
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset / Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:10 / 2,10
Self-timer delay:10 / 2,10
Tripod mountable: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Colour of product:Black / White

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):460800 / 921600
Field of view:100
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/3 EV step) / ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash guide number:4
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash off, Hi-speed sync, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Pre-flash: Yes

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) points:117
Auto focusing (AF) modes:centre weighted auto focus, multi point auto focus, spot auto focus / continuous auto focus, single auto focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range (tele):0.3 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.25 - ∞

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 / 32 / 36 / 40
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):10.5 / 13.5 / 24 / 4.2 / 7.7
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 aspheric elements:3
Number of diaphragm blades:7 / 9
Optical Zoom:3

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 6400, 25600 / 100, 3200, 16000, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):16000 / 25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV 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 PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo HS, MS Pro-HG Duo HX, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-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

Other features

Built-in Flash: Yes

Packaging Content

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

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG, RAW / JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):23.5 x 15.6 / 35.8 x 23.9
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:5456 x 3632 / 6000 x 4000
Megapixel:20.1 / 24.3
Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):5456 x 3064, 3872 x 2176, 2736 x 1536, 5456 x 3632, 3872 x 2576, 2736 x 1824 / 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:20.4 / 24.7

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000 / 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:1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 640x480@30fps / 640x480@25fps, 640x480@30fps, 1440x1080@25fps
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.71
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.82 / 6.28
Height :3.57 / 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):269 / 474
Width:11 / 12.7