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Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 431 reviews of Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R 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. Views about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the memory and battery. Views about the zoom and flash are mixed.

performance, usability, image quality, portability, price

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R II from Amazon.co.uk. 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.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Alpha 7R II ( 43.6 MP,3 -inch LCD )Sony Alpha 7R II ( 43.6 MP,3 -inch LCD )

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 user reviews of Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the focus and usability. The price and portability also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the viewfinder, and some have doubts about the reliability and battery.

performance, portability, price, usability, focus

battery, reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony ILCE7RM2/B a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body OnlySony ILCE7RM2/B a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Alpha 7R II / A7R 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 ILCE7RM2/B a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body OnlySony ILCE7RM2/B a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Sony Alpha A7R II review

 

More pixels, faster performance and enhanced video options

High-resolution full-frame sensor ; Small, weather-sealed body ; High-end video features including in-camera 4K recording

Menu needs streamlining ; Video record button awkwardly placed ; Relatively limited range of lenses

While its huge pixel count makes the A7R II a serious DSLR alternative for landscape and portrait pros, the impressive AF performance and video features give it much wider appeal. However, lens options are still rather limited.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony A7R II review

 

The finest camera Sony has ever made

Superb image quality ; Excellent low light capabilities ; Compact given its specs

Video record button is annoyingly placed ; We can’t afford one

A no-compromise compact system camera for well-heeled enthusiasts

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony a7R II review - Full frame and 4K in one

 

With a full-frame sensor and 4K video, the Sony a7R II delivers in spades for both photo and video.

Still, there’s no denying the allure of a full-frame camera, and 4K video is a big draw, too. If you don’t want to compromise on either, the A7R II is the obvious choice.

Nov, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Mike Topham (trustedreviews.com)

Sony A7R II

 

The Sony A7R II is the second generation of a series that set out to prove how serious a compact system camera can be. With a full-frame sensor, the range has offered image quality similar to some of the very best DSLRs, such as the Nikon D810 and...

Fantastic resolution ; Great higher ISO performance ; Effective OIS

No flash unit ; Limited battery stamina

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Canon EOS 5DS R Versus Sony Alpha A7R II Comparison

 

We compare the 50mp Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR with the 42mp Sony Alpha A7R II Mirrorless camera.

The Sony Alpha A7R II offers the World's first backlit full-frame CMOS sensor, and delivers better low light performance than the Canon. The A7R II is also offering a range of advanced technological features, which are simply not available with the...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (photoanswers.co.uk)

Sony Alpha 7R II

 

When you think of a conventional compact system camera, the first idea to pop into your head is likely to be a small, pocketable model with interchangeable lenses. Sony's A7R II is big for a CSC, but smaller than pro DSLRs. Its 42.2Mp full-frame chip...

It was hard to mark the A7R II down for Features & Build. The spec list is fully-fledged and outdoes its DSLR rivals in many areas. We’d have liked to see a secondary SD card slot, but huge capacities are available, so the camera did enough to warrant...

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Sony Alpha a7R II Review

 

The Sony a7R II is a 42MP full frame mirrorless camera with 5-axis image stabilization, featuring the world's first (and currently only) 35mm BSI CMOS sensor, and including a hybrid autofocus system and 4K video capabilities. It's the fifth in the...

Class-leading low light Raw performance, thanks to the first-ever BSI full-frame CMOS ; Impressive dynamic range in Raw, even at high ISO ; Dramatically improved JPEGs, with sophisticated sharpening and well-controlled noise reduction ; DRO and S-Log2...

No direct AF point control ; Lock-on AF still remains unpredictable and often unreliable ; Camera focuses stopped down in AF-C, often crippling AF at small apertures or in low light ; Eye-AF and Lock-on AF not available with 3rd party lenses, nor in...

The a7R II brings 42MP stills and 4K video to a small, lightweight body. Electronic shutter and in-body image stabilization make for high quality images and video you'll work harder to get, if you get it at all, from comparable DSLRs. BSI-CMOS gives...

Nov, 2015

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Sony A7R II review

 

Sony's feature-packed A7R II is the best camera of 2015.

Whether it’s photos or videos that you enjoy shooting, the A7R II is a very complex, but terrific all-around camera. It is the best new camera of 2015. We believe any enthusiast photographer will be extremely pleased with its extensive capabilities,...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 7R II

 

The Sony Alpha 7R II is a full-frame mirrorless camera that delivers absolutely incredible image and video quality, but it will cost you.

Excellent 42-megapixel image sensor. Superb high ISO imaging. In-body image stabilization. 5fps continuous shooting. Hybrid autofocus system. Hinged rear display. Excellent EVF. Dust- and moisture-resistant design. 4K video capture.

Expensive. Omits PC sync socket. Overly sensitive eye sensor. No built-in flash.

Conclusions The Sony Alpha 7R II is a worthy update to its predecessor. It improves upon image quality, adds in-body image stabilization, offers improved EVF magnification, adds 4K video, and is more comfortable in the hand. But it comes at a pretty...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Sony Alpha A7R II

 

In the newly reignited war over resolution in pro cameras, Sony's A7R II slips in at 42 megapixels, right between the Canon 5DS R 's 50MP and the Nikon D810 's 36MP. But the camera doesn't really need to claim highest resolution to stand out in the...

For the most part, the Sony A7R II delivers terrific photo and video quality in a compact, well-designed body.

Terrible battery life and a mushy shutter mechanism may negatively impact your shooting experience. Also, there's general highlight clipping in still photos and artifacts in some high-ISO-sensitivity shots that we hope Sony can improve via a firmware...

It needs a little more refinement, but overall the Sony A7R II is a great camera for folks who need a high-resolution full-frame model in a more compact design than a dSLR.

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AC3, LC-AAC, MP4
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):340
Battery Type:NP-FW50
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Anti-dust function: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, MPF, RAW
Camera playback:single image, slide show
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
Dioptre correction: Yes
Eye Relief:2.3
GPS (satellite): No
Histogram: Yes
Multi burst mode: Yes
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Twilight
Self-timer:5,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene, Shutter priority
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):1228800
Touchscreen: No
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash Modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash on, Hi-speed sync, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/250
Pre-flash: Yes
Shoe mounting point: Yes

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:399
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Extra/Smart zoom:2
Lens mount interface:Sony E

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:50, 100, 6400, 25600, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):102400
ISO sensitivity (min):50
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV 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 Micro (M2), MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):35.9 x 24
Image stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:7952 x 5304
Megapixel:42.4
Sensor Format:Full-frame
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):[3:2]\nL: 7952 x 5304 (42M), M: 5168 x 3448 (18M), S: 3984 x 2656 (11M)\nAPS-C L: 5168 x 3448 (18M), M: 3984 x 2656 (11M), S: 2592 x 1728 (4.5M)\n\n[16:9]\nL: 7952 x 4472 (36M), M: 5168 x 2912 (15M), S: 3984 x 2240 (8.9M)\nAPS-C L: 5168 x 2912 (15M), M: 3984 x 2240 (8.9M), S: 2592 x 1456 (3.8M)
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:43.6

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Self-timer: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MPEG4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.78
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.03
Height :9.57
Weight:582
Weight (including battery):625
Width:12.7