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Sony Alpha A7 II Digital Camera

MILC 24.3MP CMOS Nov 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Count Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The 7 II dramatically expands your range of expression by compensating for five types of camera shake during handheld shooting of still images and movies. The highly effective 4.5-step*... More
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Good Expert Reviews

Digital camera expert review site Chip.de scored this Sony digital camera 89 out of 100. The expert review sites think this camera is one of the very best cameras of this age and spec.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this Sony camera rated it as excellent.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Sony Alpha A7 II reviewers who purchased it considered that it had an electronic viewfinder. Anthony Robins wrote on Amazon “I'm hardly ever aware that this is an EVF rather than an optical, unless I'm in very, very low light”. Brian Hrodgar mentioned two years ago “Rate highly) I'm loving the EVF, weather-proofing and Menus of the A7” and scored it 5 stars. Michael J. Davies wrote in his review of this digital camera “I read they are using the same EVF on the A7 as on the RX10, well its not! The A7 is pixelated” however despite that he scored it 3 stars.

Two Sony Alpha A7 II owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was mirrorless. D. Clarke mentioned on Amazon “The unloved Canon EOS M aside, there are no really bad mirrorless systems to buy into at the moment” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Three years ago Zakk rated it as excellent and said “At last a full frame mirrorless digital camera”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. Anthony Robins said “The viewfinder and display are great” in his Sony Alpha A7 II review.

One Sony Alpha A7 II owner who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good viewfinder. Three years ago Zakk wrote “The viewfinder is perfect and the articulated rear screen makes it easy for tripod work” in their Sony Alpha A7 II review and gave it an excellent rating.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of people who bought the product thought it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer wrote “Therefore one has to look for higher contrast to focus faster (e.g”. Amazon Customer also said “The fastest focus is the E-M1.”. Anthony Robins said “For portraits I actually find it quicker than using autofocus lenses on my Canon” in his review of the Sony Alpha A7 II.

Four people who bought it reckoned that it had a good lens. Brian Hrodgar wrote two years ago “Watch those fast legacy lens prices continue to rise as people embrace full-frame”. Also two years ago Dr. G. J. Pepper wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha A7 II “The kit lens is great.”. Michael J. Davies said “Image quality (with the Zeiss 24-70 FE lens) is very good.” in his review.

One Sony Alpha A7 II owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good zoom. Michael J. Davies mentioned “Compared to the RX10 its poor where you simply use the zoom tab by the shutter release.- No built in ND filter” in his review of the Sony Alpha A7 II.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several Sony Alpha A7 II owners said in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A7 II was able to produce good images. Brian Hrodgar wrote on Amazon two years ago “A pocket battleship of a camera, capable of creating stunning images”. Bwfc77 said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “Most importantly takes fantastic photos (well, I take the photos, of course.”. Two years ago Dr. G. J. Pepper said in their review of the Sony Alpha A7 II on Amazon “The photographs are insanely gorgeous even using basic automatic mode”.

A few customers who bought it thought it had a good image sensor. Two years ago Michael J. Davies wrote on Amazon “A Full Frame sensor in a body thats the same size as the RX10 is a dream come true”. T.j.byford said on Amazon “So, like many, I dreamt of an affordable FF sensor camera.”.

Some people who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7 II mentioned that it was good in low light. Mr. James Greene wrote “This is a great wee camera for the money excellent all rounder and particularly good in low-light sony are in my opinion current leaders in the field of csc cameras”.

One customer concluded that it had a good picture resolution.

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Robust

A number of Sony Alpha A7 II owners said in their reviews that the product was well made. Bwfc77 said “It feels solid, even rugged”. Two years ago Dr. G. J. Pepper mentioned on Amazon “Jello effect; whereas video taken at HD 1080 60p is rock solid” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7 II. Dr. G. J. Pepper also said “A built in ND filter would have been wonderful”.

Two Sony Alpha A7 II reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was reliable.

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Nice Design

Seven Sony Alpha A7 II reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha A7 II “Its still pretty fast”. Clara99 gave the Sony Alpha A7 II a score of 5 stars and wrote three years ago “Gorgeous pictures”. Clara99 also said “I like the styling more than I thought I would (I prefer the look of the Olympus”.

Two Sony Alpha A7 II reviewers considered that the Sony Alpha A7 II was ergonomic. Michael J. Davies said in his review “Ergonomically just a much more pleasurable camera to operate” yet he only rated this digital camera 3 stars. One Sony Alpha A7 II owner who bought this digital camera considered that it was retro.

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Good Size

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was compact. James Nolan wrote on Amazon “I absolutely love this camera!Whenever I see DSLR users these days, I am reminded how compact the A7 really is” and gave the Sony Alpha A7 II a very good review. The Blue Reviewer wrote three years ago “A full-frame one-of-a-kind compact resolution beast (the a7R is even more of a beast” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7 II and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Zakk scored it 5 stars and wrote “Quality photos in a compact package”.

Several Sony Alpha A7 II owners thought the Sony Alpha A7 II was a good body shape. T.j.byford gave the Sony Alpha A7 II a very good review and said on Amazon three years ago “At that time it was the smallest body to house a dslr sized APS-sensor”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A7 II was a good size. Three years ago Clara99 scored the Sony Alpha A7 II 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Such a good size and weight”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Michael J. Davies mentioned on Amazon “The camera is small, lightweight, good build quality” in his Sony Alpha A7 II review although he only scored it 60 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Some Sony Alpha A7 II reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Bwfc77 gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and mentioned “It exudes quality, feels great in my (rather large) hands” in their review of this digital camera. Bwfc77 also said “Performs with, real quality; an absolute pleasure to work with”. James Nolan gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and he mentioned two years ago “Image quality is fabulous - in all lighting conditions I have had taken some of the best shots of my life” in his review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

A number of customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Anthony Robins said on Amazon “The focus zoom check thing is very quick to use.”. Brian Hrodgar gave the Sony Alpha A7 II a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The A7 is a joy to use with focus peaking” in his review of the Sony Alpha A7 II. James Nolan mentioned “Light meter so really quick to use” and gave the product an excellent rating.

A number of people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. James Nolan wrote in his review of the Sony Alpha A7 II on Amazon “There are 2 assignable buttons as well for favourite settings”. T.j.byford wrote three years ago “Although it was often criticised, I never really had any problems with Sony's menu system.” .

Some Sony Alpha A7 II owners who reviewed it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago Brian Hrodgar wrote “Ergonomically I have found everything to be comfortable to use-it's feather-like compared to a D700-and the recent firmware version 1.2 update has reduced the camera start-up time” in his Sony Alpha A7 II review. James Nolan wrote on Amazon also two years ago “It's light though, with a really solid tactile feel with it's metal body and surprisingly comfortable to hold”.

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Good Support

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Anthony Robins mentioned “It's almost impossible to focus accurately, let alone quickly and reliably with legacy manual focus lenses” in his review and gave this digital camera a very good review score. Bwfc77 said “Luckily I tracked down an American guide which explained them enough for me to understand the idea.” and rated it as very good. Bwfc77 also wrote “Seriously, at this price you'd think Sony could do better on the guide front, surely?)So, not cheap.”.

Reasonably Priced

A few Sony Alpha A7 II reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good value for money. Anthony Robins wrote in his review of this digital camera “Affordable ones emerging to utilise your autofocus Canon” and scored it 5 stars. D. Clarke mentioned “Other accoutrements that rapidly cost more than the body alone”. Dennisthemennis wrote in their review in November last year “Good price”.

A number of Sony Alpha A7 II owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Nick Beadle mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The LA-EA4 adaptor which works brilliantly with the Sony 85mm 2.8 (read the reviews - quality at a bargain price) and the Minolta 50mm 1.4 AF which I picked up for”. Pv "pvandck" wrote “Amazing piece of kit at a bargain price”. Zakk wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “When you consider this is a 1/4 of the price of a digital Leica M camera it's a real bargain”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was cheap. Brian Hrodgar said “Pentax/Asahi Takumar lenses with an inexpensive M42 to E-mount adapter” in his review.

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Good Video Capture

A few Sony Alpha A7 II reviewers thought it was good for video recording. Dr. G. J. Pepper gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “For years I have been searching for that single piece of kit that will shoot perfect stills and perfect video” in their review. Dr. G. J. Pepper also mentioned “If you take video footage then you simply have to change the settings from PAL to NTSC”.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

MILC digital cameras produced by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just MILC digital cameras) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Good Flash

A few Sony Alpha A7 II owners who purchased it wrote that it had a good flash. Michael J. Davies mentioned in his review of this digital camera “While on the subject there is no mark on the body to line up the lenses to.- No flash.- Few lenses available (6 at the moment)”. Michael J. Davies also wrote “A built in flash”.

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it thought it was able to connect to the internet. Two years ago D. Clarke wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha A7 II “Stepping gently round internet flamewars about equivalence in DOF”.

Good Technical Features

One Sony Alpha A7 II reviewer who purchased it considered that it had good features.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The Sony Alpha A7 II has a fairly high megapixel count (24.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha A7 II. The lowest megapixel count of MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A7 II is 2.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 17MP.

We compared all the other 24.3MP digital cameras to this camera and we think the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha A7 II which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Sony Alpha A7 II supports WiFi connectivity.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including the Lumix DMC-GH3[pl_1815297_price], or the Lumix DMC-GM1[pl_2070627_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung NX20[plb_2083247_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A7 II supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Lumix DMC-GM1[pl_2070627_price], or the Lumix DMC-GH3[pl_1815297_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that support an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price].

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Leica M[plb_2212774_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

Other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price], or the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price].

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Sony Alpha A7 II has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most cameras of a similar age and type to it have a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Alpha A7 II.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Sony Alpha A7 II has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A7 II has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this age and type have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. This Sony camera also have still image resolutions of 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2000, 1968 x 1312, 6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 1968 x 1112, 12416 x 1856, 5536 x 2160 and 8192 x 1856 and 3872 x 2160. Cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A7 II still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Alpha A7 II is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by MILC digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha A7 II. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The viewfinder screen sizes of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Alpha A7 II range from 0.46" to 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.49". When compared to other MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the viewfinder screen size of, the Alpha A7 II's viewfinder screen size of 0.5 inches is one of the largest.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the maximum apertures range from 1 to 36. The maximum aperture of the Alpha A7 II of 36 is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A7 II.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 24.7 megapixels, the Alpha A7 II has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The least total megapixel count of cameras of this age and spec is 12MP, the most is 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 19MP.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

When compared to other MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A7 II that we have checked the maximum ISO speed of, the Alpha A7 II's maximum ISO speed of 25,600 is one of the highest. The maximum ISO speeds of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A7 II range from 2,500 to 410,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 23,000.

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Has Nine White Balance Modes

The Alpha A7 II has a greater number of white balance modes than most MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this camera.

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117 Auto Focus Points

117 auto focus points

Most MILC digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha A7 II have between 11 and 246 auto focus points, including the Alpha A7 II which has 117 auto focus points.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of only 100, the Alpha A7 II has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum ISO speed range from 50 to 200, and the average minimum ISO speed is 140.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Alpha A7 II has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (6000 x 4000 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution across all comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A7 II.

The worst image resolution across similar types of digital camera is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Alpha A7 II has a wider flash exposure correction than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ±2EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction. The worst flash exposure correction of all cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is ±1EV (1/3 EV step) and the best is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony Alpha A7 II is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A7 II. The ISO speeds "100", "6400" and "25600" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Alpha A7 II is more than most cameras of this type and age. This Sony camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The auto focus "Single Auto Focus" is also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Sony Alpha A7 II has a better display than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras of this age and type have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years displays range from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Alpha A7 II is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Sony digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A7 II.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Short Flash Sync-Speed

The Sony Alpha A7 II has a fairly short flash sync-speed (only 0.004 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A7 II. The shortest flash sync-speed of MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.0031s and the longest is 4s.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The Alpha A7 II has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (105 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. The maximum focal lengths of MILC digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 27mm to 300mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A number of customers wrote that the product did not have a good battery life. Anthony Robins mentioned on Amazon “Battery life is not good” but despite that he gave it an excellent review.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A7 II have a built-in flash, however the Sony Alpha A7 II does not have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3[plb_1815297_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Alpha A7 II does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3[plb_1869201_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A7 II are not 3D compatible. The Alpha A7 II is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Lumix DMC-GH3[pl_1815297_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF3[pl_1869201_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Sony Alpha A7 II does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price], or the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price].

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Alpha A7 II does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Sony Alpha A7 II is not waterproof.

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Heavy

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the weights range from 70g to 680g, and the average weight is 310g. The Alpha A7 II is quite heavy (416 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Alpha A7 II.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Lumix DMC-GX7[pl_2013856_price] (360g), the Lumix DMC-GH3[pl_1815297_price] (470g), or the Lumix DMC-GF3[pl_1869201_price] (429g) all from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Alpha A7 II is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Sony camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha A7 II. The flash modes "Flash off", "Hi-speed sync", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Sony Alpha A7 II is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of this age and type. The photo effects "Neutral" and "Sepia" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Thick

At 48.2 millimeters, the Alpha A7 II is quite thick compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The depths of MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A7 II range from 22mm to 95mm, and the average depth is 44mm.

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Very Tall

The shortest comparable spec digital camera that is a similar age to the Alpha A7 II is 36mm tall, the tallest is 110mm, and the average height is 69mm. When compared to other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Alpha A7 II that we have assessed, the Alpha A7 II's height of 94.4 millimeters is one of the tallest.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of MILC digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha A7 II is 15s, the longest is 240s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 43s. The Sony Alpha A7 II has one of the shortest maximum camera shutter speeds (only 30 seconds) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

Across all the cameras of this age and type the minimum focal lengths range from 10mm to 42mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm. When compared to other MILC digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha A7 II, the Alpha A7 II's minimum focal length of 42 millimeters is one of the longest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A7 II

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the Alpha A7 II.

Average Screen Size

The Alpha A7 II has a relatively typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3[plb_1815297_price], and the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Alpha A7 II has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GH3[pl_1815297_price], the Lumix DMC-GF3[pl_1869201_price], or the Lumix DMC-GX7[pl_2013856_price] all from Panasonic.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Correction
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Headphone Out Port
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Carrying Case
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Image Processor

Expert Reviews

(1)
18 January 2016

Die Sony a7 II (Alpha 7 II)überzeugt im Test fast auf ganzer Linie und holt sich den Titel als derzeit beste Profi-DSLM. Zu Recht: Zahlreiche Optimierungen, nützliche Verbesserungen und der...

Size and handling
Image quality
Effective in, body stabilization system
Effective inbody stabilization system
Excellent 42-megapixel image sensor
Viewfinder colours slightly undersaturated
Position of Record button
Significant price increase over 7
Expensive
Omits PC sync socket

User Reviews

(22)
Reviewed 18 May 2015 by Dennisthemennis
(Verified Purchase)

Awesome ..

Reviewed 17 December 2014 by NJW
(Verified Purchase)

This camera is unbelievably good. Even a 6400iso it produces great results.

Reviewed 9 December 2014 by Michael J. Davies "Creosote"

I have "upgraded" from the Sony RX10 to the Sony A7.
A Full Frame sensor in a body thats the same size as the RX10 is a dream come true.
The camera is small, lightweight, good... Read more…

Reviewed 5 November 2014 by Geordiegrafter
(Verified Purchase)

My wife loves it but it's
A Sony.

Reviewed 17 October 2014 by Mr. James Greene
(Verified Purchase)

This is a great wee camera for the money excellent all rounder and particularly good in low-light sony are in my opinion current leaders in the field of csc cameras.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers sony a7, sony w32, sony w90, sony a7s, sony w64, sony a7r, sony a7l, sony w16, sony a7i, sony w55, sony a7si, sony w64g, sony a7ri, sony a7ll, sony w16g, sony a7ii, sony w55m, sony dr10, sony vgc2, sony w32g, sony a7s2, sony a7m2, sony w90m
Barcodes 00027242874800, 00027242881730, 00027242888722, 00027242893832, 00027242894273, 00083922914839, 00616639687637, 00616639690491, 00616639690507, 00616639700541, 00616639701203, 00616639720990, 00616639721003, 00616639721010, 00617689596740, 00617689596757, 00635492519794, 00635492519800, 00635492519817, 00635492519824, 00635492519831, 00635492519848, 00635492519855, 00635492519862, 00635492519879, 00635492519886, 00635492519893, 00635492519909, 00635492519916, 00635492519923

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