Sony Alpha A7R vs Sony Alpha A7S II
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Sony Alpha A7R

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Sony Alpha A7R

£1,399.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and top of the range MILC digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 7 further awards from other expert sites
94
Reviews
470 Reviews + 23 Awards
52
Value for Money
Average
94
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
MILC 36.4MP 7360 X 4912 Pixels CMOS Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type MILC
Megapixels 36.4MP
Maximum Image Resolution 7360 X 4912 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Jan 2016
Sony Alpha A7S II

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Sony Alpha A7S II

£1,879.99
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning but 2 year old MILC camera, with a Gold award from three expert review websites and 10 further awards from other expert sites
95
Reviews
324 Reviews + 13 Awards
52
Value for Money
Average
76
Features
Good Features
79
Age
2 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good
MILC 12.2MP 4240 X 2832 Pixels CMOS Oct 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type MILC
Megapixels 12.2MP
Maximum Image Resolution 4240 X 2832 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Oct 2015
Sony Alpha A7R

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Sony Alpha A7R

£1,399.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and top of the range MILC digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 7 further awards from other expert sites
94
Reviews
470 Reviews + 23 Awards
52
Value for Money
Average
94
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
MILC 36.4MP 7360 X 4912 Pixels CMOS Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type MILC
Megapixels 36.4MP
Maximum Image Resolution 7360 X 4912 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Jan 2016
Sony Alpha A7S II

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Sony Alpha A7S II

£1,879.99
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning but 2 year old MILC camera, with a Gold award from three expert review websites and 10 further awards from other expert sites
95
Reviews
324 Reviews + 13 Awards
52
Value for Money
Average
76
Features
Good Features
79
Age
2 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good
MILC 12.2MP 4240 X 2832 Pixels CMOS Oct 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type MILC
Megapixels 12.2MP
Maximum Image Resolution 4240 X 2832 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Oct 2015

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Reasons For

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23 Reasons For
Significantly Higher Megapixels
The Sony Alpha A7R has a megapixels of 36.4MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II is only a 12.2MP digital camera (24.2MP lower).

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

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0.05" Larger Display Diagonal
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 3" screen digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II is only a 2.95" screen digital camera (0.05" smaller).

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

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Lighter
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 407g digital camera. That's 177g lighter than the Sony Alpha A7S II (584g).

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

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£481 Cheaper
The Sony Alpha A7R costs £480.99 less than the Sony Alpha A7S II.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Expert Reviews Are Slightly Better
The average expert review score of the Sony Alpha A7R is 90%, however the average rating of the Sony Alpha A7S II is 86% (based on 71 reviews).
Better Camerastuffreviewcom Review Score
Camerastuffreviewcom's Sony Alpha A7R review gave it a score of 99%, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II only has a rating of 90% from the same site.
Better Digitaltrends.com Review Score
The Sony Alpha A7R has a Digitaltrends.com review score of 90%, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II only has a rating of 80% from the same site.
Better Digital Versus Review Score
The Sony Alpha A7R has a review score of 80% from Digital Versus, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Techradar.com/au/ Review Score
The Sony Alpha A7R has a Techradar.com/au/ review score of 100%, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Ephotozine Review Score
The Sony Alpha A7R has a review score of 100% from Ephotozine, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II's rating was only 90% from the same site.
Better 01net.com Review Score
The Sony Alpha A7R has a 01net.com review score of 100%, whereas the rating of the Sony Alpha A7S II was only 80% from the same site.
Better Les Numeriques.com Review Score
The Sony Alpha A7R has a review score of 80% from Les Numeriques.com, whereas the rating of the Sony Alpha A7S II was only 0% from the same site.
Better Digitalfoto.dk Review Score
The Sony Alpha A7R has a review score of 89% from Digitalfoto.dk, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II only has a rating of 87% from the same site.
Better Zoom.nl Review Score
Zoom.nl gave the Sony Alpha A7R a review score of 83%, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II's rating was only 82% from the same site.
Better Fotomaniak.pl Review Score
The Sony Alpha A7R has a Fotomaniak.pl review score of 80%, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Kamerabild.se Review Score
The Sony Alpha A7R has a Kamerabild.se review score of 77%, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II's rating was only 73% from the same site.
Better Ljudochbild.se Review Score
The Sony Alpha A7R has a review score of 100% from Ljudochbild.se, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II only has a rating of 83% from the same site.
Better Digitalfotoforalla.se Review Score
The Sony Alpha A7R has a Digitalfotoforalla.se review score of 89%, whereas the rating of the Sony Alpha A7S II was only 87% from the same site.
Better Ferra.ru Review Score
Ferra.ru's Sony Alpha A7R review gave it a score of 90%, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Chip.de Review Score
Chip.de gave the Sony Alpha A7R a review score of 92%, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II's rating was only 87% from the same site.
Better Dkamera.de Review Score
The Sony Alpha A7R has a review score of 100% from Dkamera.de, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II's rating was only 96% from the same site.
Better Lydogbilde.no Review Score
The Sony Alpha A7R has a Lydogbilde.no review score of 100%, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II's rating was only 83% from the same site.
9 Reasons For
384,000 Higher Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Sony Alpha A7S II is 409,600 maximum ISO speed, but the Sony Alpha A7R is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (384,000 lower).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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307,200 Pixels Higher Display Resolution
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a display resolution of 1,228,800 pixels, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is only a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (307,200 pixels lower).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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30 More Battery Life
The Sony Alpha A7S II is a digital camera that takes 370 battery life, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R only takes 340 battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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Three More Awards
The Sony Alpha A7S II has 13 awards, however the Sony Alpha A7R has 10 awards.
User Reviews Are Better
Based on 237 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony Alpha A7S II is 92%, but the average rating of the Sony Alpha A7R is 85% (based on 397 reviews).
Better Liveatpc.com Review Score
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a review score of 90% from Liveatpc.com, however the Sony Alpha A7R's rating was only 88% from the same site.
Better Trusted Reviews Review Score
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a Trusted Reviews review score of 80%, however the Sony Alpha A7R's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better PC Mag Review Score
PC Mag's Sony Alpha A7S II review gave it a score of 80%, however the Sony Alpha A7R's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review Score
Amateurphotographer.co.uk gave the Sony Alpha A7S II a review score of 100%, however the Sony Alpha A7R only has a rating of 0% from the same site.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Sony Alpha A7S II has more awards than the Sony Alpha A7R. The Sony Alpha A7S II has 13 awards, where as the Sony Alpha A7R has 10 awards. Compare all award winning digital cameras.
Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
10 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star altomdata.dk: Recommended Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice fotomaniak.pl: Editor's Choice itc.ua: Recommended kamerabild.se: Top Class ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended PhotographyBlog.com: Essential photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
13 Awards Best
01net.com: 4 Star Camera Labs: Recommended digifotopro.nl: Gold Digital Versus: 5 Star Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product DP Review: Gold EISA.eu: EISA Best Product log.com.tr: Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com: Essential photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice reviewed.com: Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews: Recommended What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

The Sony Alpha A7R has better expert reviews than the Sony Alpha A7S II. The average expert reviews score for the Sony Alpha A7R is 90% based on 73 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony Alpha A7S II is 86% based on 71 reviews.
Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Best
5 stars
22 reviews
4 stars
9 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
22 reviews
4 stars
10 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Sony Alpha A7S II has better user reviews than the Sony Alpha A7R. The average user reviews score for the Sony Alpha A7S II is 92% based on 237 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony Alpha A7R is 85% based on 397 reviews.
Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
5 stars
229 reviews
4 stars
98 reviews
3 stars
27 reviews
2 stars
19 reviews
1 star
24 reviews
Best
5 stars
172 reviews
4 stars
51 reviews
3 stars
7 reviews
2 stars
2 reviews
1 star
5 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Sony Alpha A7R than the Sony Alpha A7S II the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 48.9% recommend the product, based on a total of 476 reviews for the Sony Alpha A7R and 476 reviews for the Sony Alpha A7R.

PC Mag Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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The Sony a7R III ($3,199.99, body only) uses the same sensor as the a7R II that came before it, but just about everything else has changed. The image processor and circuitry that drives it are new, which Sony says improves dynamic range. The processo...
The a7R III takes Sony's proven high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera and improves upon its speed, autofocus system, and video capabilities......
Oct 2017
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Sony continues to take a three-camera approach with its second-generation full-frame mirrorless system. At one end of the spectrum sits the high-resolution, 42-megapixel Alpha 7R II, and at the other is the 12-megapixel Alpha 7S II ($2999.99, body on...
Full-frame 4K video recording
Incredible high ISO image quality
5fps burst shooting
In-body image stabilization
Hinged rear display
Sharp EVF
Dust- and moisture-resistant design
Gute Bildqualitt bis ISO 3.200
5AchsenBildstabilisator
OLEDSucher
4KVideo
Expensive
12-megapixel resolution can be limiting
Omits PC sync socket
Overly sensitive eye sensor
No built-in flash
Hoher Preis
Niedrige Auflsung
The Sony Alpha 7S II full-frame mirrorless camera excels at 4K video and high ISO imaging, but it's priced at a premium......
Nov 2015

Techradar Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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The Alpha A7R III is Sony's latest high-resolution mirrorless camera, and an update of the excellent Alpha A7R II, which was responsible for tempting many a photographer away from the comfort of their Canon and Nikon DSLRs.This latest model looks to ...
Sony has taken one of our favorite mirrorless cameras and bolstered the performance to make the Alpha A7R III a much more capable and well-rounded camera. We can't wait to get our hands on one for our full review......
Oct 2017
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With the launch of the A7S II, Sony has finished updating its trio of full-frame compact system cameras to Mark II versions. The old models continue alongside as cheaper, older-specced alternatives, so there are currently six cameras in the range. We...
Super, high ISO ISO 409 600 maximum
Now with internal 4K video, improved AF system
Only 12 million pixels
Video record button not ideally placed
Expensive and specialized
The A7S II is an important update to Sony's specialized, high-sensitivity A7S compact system camera. The resolution looks low, but this is a camera designed for low light and 4K video rather than day-to-day photography, and we look forward to giving ...
Sep 2015

Camera Labs Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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Sony's Alpha A7r Mark III is a full-frame mirrorless camera with 42.4 Megapixels, 4k HDR video and 10fps continuous shooting with autofocus. Announced in October 2017, it's the successor to the A7r Mark II launched just over two years earlier. The ne...
Sony's Alpha A7r Mark III is a full-frame mirrorless camera with 42.4 Megapixels, 4k HDR video and 10fps burst shooting. It keeps the sensor of the Mark II but improves the dynamic range, upgrades the AF speed, adds twin SD slots, an AF joystick, PC ...
Oct 2017
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The A7s Mark II takes the 12 Megapixel full-frame sensor of the A7s and fits it into the updated body of the Mark II Alpha A7 series. So it inherits the upgraded viewfinder, built-in stabilisation, chunkier grip and repositioned controls last seen on...
Recommended
Great quality 4k video
Clean up to 6400 ISO and still good at 25600 ISO
Capable of shooting in extremely low light at up to 409600 ISO
Very good 1080p options including APSC crop and 120p slow motion
S-Log 2 and 3 for subsequent grading
Now made easi
Contrast-based AF not great at tracking moving subjects
No APSC Super 35 crop option for 4k video
Built-in IS only provided one or two stops in my tests
Small dials and buttons
Often confusing menu system
Screen not fully-articulated nor touch-sens
Sony's Alpha A7s Mark II is a full-frame mirrorless camera that's optimized for 4k video, particularly in very low light. Sony's essentially taken the 12 Megapixel sensor of the original A7s Mark I and slotted it into the body of the A7r Mark II. As ...
Oct 2015

Imaging Resource.com Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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The Exmor R sensor is capable of an ISO range of 100 to 32,000 (expandable to 50 and 102,400) and 14-bit RAW image recording. It is also capable of 15-stops of dynamic range, a full stop above its predecessor. It is curious that the same sensor would...
...
Oct 2017
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Other video improvements includes new, additional cinema-oriented Picture Profiles called S-Gammt3.Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3. Using these S-Log3 and S-Log2 profiles, the A7S II is said to provide up to 14 stops of dynamic range with 1300% wider...
...
Sep 2015

Trusted Reviews Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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The Sony Alpha 7R III is Sony's latest high-resolution, full-frame mirrorless camera. It offers impressive all-round specifications, with a 42.4MP sensor, 10fps continuous shooting, a hybrid AF system that employs 399 phase-detection points covering ...
...
Oct 2017
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What is the Sony Alpha A7S II? The Sony Alpha A7S II is a full-frame camera with a difference. Where its brother the A7R II uses a 42-megapixel sensor for massive amounts of detail, this camera pares the resolution all the way down to 12 megapixels t...
Recommended
Great lowlight performance
Excellent for video
Muchimproved ergonomics
Solidny i uszczelniony korpus wykonany ze stopu magnezu, wygodny, dobrze wyprofilowany uchwyt, optymalna liczba elementw sterujcych (w tym wikszoci konfigurowalnych), dobrze zorganizowane menu, dobrej
Limited detail capture among fullframe cameras
Unimpressive burst performance
Silne wyostrzanie i odszumianie zdj JPEG, pomimo neutralnych ustawie mora pojawiajca si w specyficznych sytuacjach na zdjciach, przecitne wyniki balansu bieli (zawyone nasycenie), problemy z automatyc
Sony Alpha A7S II ? Image Quality The Sony Alpha A7S II goes against the grain. Where full-frame rivals like the A7R II, the Nikon D810 and Canon 5DS R make the most of tech improvements to allow ultra-high resolution sensors without killing higher-I...
Dec 2015

DP Review Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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Last updated: May 26, 2017Within this category, you'll find some of the most capable cameras the industry has to offer. The Semi-Pro name doesn't indicate that they're below the consideration of professionals, though. Quite the opposite: it means tha...
Google is holding a competition that could see your Pixel photos gracing millions of screens. Nikon's 100th birthday party continues worldwide as a distributor in Italy organized a one-of-a-kind feat: assembling the world's largest 'human camera' fro...
May 2017
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Within this category, which is made up of cameras costing $2000 or more (body-only, and based on MSRP in the US), you'll find some of the fiercest competitors the camera industry has to offer. This includes cameras with 50 or more megapixels geared p...
...
Jun 2016

Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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My fascination ?with motorsport predates my love of photography. In fact, it was my desire to get closer to car racing that inspired me to ?buy my first DSLR. I loved cars and motor racing when I was growing up. My dad used to take me to British Tour...
I start to wonder if the Alpha 7R II has a place in my kit bag. It was never going to be a direct replacement for the EOS 5D Mark III or EOS-1D X, but it brings features to the table that these cameras do not have.I love the Alpha 7R IIs size and wei...
Apr 2017
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When Sony launched the Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R two years ago, the manufacturer was looking to target two different types of photographer. While the Alpha 7 was out to appeal to enthusiasts looking for a full-frame camera with an ?all-round? level of per...
Although the refinements that have been made to the Alpha 7S II might not appear to be as revolutionary as those on the 7R II, it has come on a long way from the original 7S. The introduction of the 5-axis stabilisation transforms handheld shooting t...
Nov 2015

Liveatpc.com Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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Sony has been one of the earliest camera manufacturers out there that moved from the traditional DSLR camera that uses mirror/prism to the now-popular mirrorless system. They started well with the Alpha SLT A55 and A33 six years ago, showing the worl...
...
Nov 2016
Best
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There was a time during the good old days when physical film was king, the professional SLR market was split between Nikon, Canon, Ricoh and few minor players like Hasselblad. Despite their sizeable presence in the CRT TV and consumer electronics mar...
Great in Low light
Beautiful 4K Footage
Great hand feel
Image stabilizationhandheld
Severe Banding
4 2 0 Color Sampling
No focus tracking
Image stabilization needs to be turned off on dolly and slider shots
...
Jan 2016

Camerastuffreviewcom Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Best
Camerastuffreviewcom
In the summer of 2015, the Sony ?7R II was introduced: the flagship of the mirrorless system cameras, with a full-frame sensor and a ?3,500 list price. Specifications and the Sony ?7R II list price make it clear that this is a high-end professional c...
Extremely high image quality
Dynamic range, signaltonoise ratio and resolution
Fantastic builtin image stabilization
Compact, light 600gram) camera with fullformat sensor
Highquality 4K video (in particular in APSC crop)
Incl
Extra battery
Max 300 shots per battery
No touchscreen or rotating screen
Not completely dustand splashwatertight
Ergonomically not yet ideal
Video button difficult to operate, front wheel deeply recessed
Menu options sometimes unclear
...
Aug 2016
Camerastuffreviewcom
It does not often happen that I am surprised while testing a camera. I have been testing cameras for more than 10 years already. In all that time, the press releases have been shouting that the newest camera is even better than the last one. " Camera...
High image quality, certainly at high ISO values
100102 400 ISO
Range expandable to ISO 50409 600
Fast, accurate and lightsensitive AF
Beautiful 4K video, that is stored incamera
Incl
Reserve battery
Limited resolution
300 shots on 1 battery charge
List price over 3 000 euros
...
Apr 2016

Shutterbug.com Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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The Sony A7R II is a mirrorless camera with a full-frame sensor and 42MP resolution. The successor of the A7R, it has a revised body design, an excellent viewfinder, a very fast AF system, and many professional features. ( Editor's Note: Lab Revi...
...
Dec 2015
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The Sony A7S II is the new version of Sony's A7 system with a 12MP full-frame sensor. The camera is an available light specialist for photography and videography. It has a somewhat reworked body design, a five-axis image stabilizer, and can record 4K...
...
Mar 2016

Photoreview.com.au Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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As well as seeking the benefits of smaller and lighter cameras, buyers of the ?7 cameras will be looking for technological advancements that have been lagging in DSLR cameras to date. Sophisticated electronic viewfinders are much easier to use when r...
Editor's Choice
The ?7R II overtakes its predecessor to provide the highest-resolution currently available in the most compact camera body. It has also introduced more professional video functions that could make it more appealing to some professional photographers ...
Dec 2015
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The relatively low resolution of this camera (compared with its ?7 siblings) makes it less attractive to landscape and studio photographers who require the highest possible resolution. Other models in the growing ?7 range would be far more suitable f...
Editor's Choice
Sony has clearly differentiated its latest ?7 cameras into three categories, with the ?7 II being the general-purpose model with the most affordable price tag (RRP AU$2299), the ?7R II (RRP AU$4499) offering the highest resolution and the ?7S II (RRP...
Jan 2016

Videomaker.com Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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Over the past two years, it would appear Sony's internal motto has been to ?Turn Heads,? having released one fantastic camera after another. In that time we saw the a7R , a really fantastic mirrorless 36-megapixel full-frame camera, the the a7S which...
Fantastic image quality
Internal 4K recording
Builtin image stabilization
Fully customizable buttons
Overheats in warm weather during extended recordings
Poor Battery Life
Not as Good in lowlight as 7S
...
Nov 2015
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Few camera manufacturers garner more excitement in the low budget and small production community these days than Sony, and deservedly so. Sony has been one of the biggest and most important professional video camera manufacturers for a long time but ...
Great in Low light
Beautiful 4K Footage
Great hand feel
Image stabilizationhandheld
Severe Banding
4 2 0 Color Sampling
No focus tracking
Image stabilization needs to be turned off on dolly and slider shots
...
Jan 2016

Digitaltrends.com Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Best
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Possibly the most discussed, written about, and argued-over camera in recent memory, the Sony A7R Mark II is causing quite a stir. Sony has been outdoing itself with every new variant of the A7-series, but with the A7R II, it's gone beyond basic evol...
Editor's Choice
42.4MP BI fullframe sensor industry first
4K movies
ISO up to 102 400
Can autofocus some Canon lenses (via adapter)
Fiveaxis image stabilization
For the most part, the Sony 7R II delivers terrific photo and video quality in a compact, welldesigned body
High, resolution full, frame sensor
Small, weather, sealed body
High, end video features including in, camera 4K recording
Full frame 24 x 36 mm sensor with 4.4 Megapixels
Fiveaxis stabilization
Exceptional image quality
Maximum ISO setting
102 400 ISO
Fast autofocus
Big, comfortabletouse viewfinder
Onboard 4K movie recording
Electronic and mechanical shutter 500 000
Stunning image quality with high levels of detail
Refined body design with improved handling characteristics
Wide autofocus coverage across the frame
Superb 5-axis image stabilisation to correct for camera shake
Excellente qualit d'image en photo comme en vido, compacit pour ce niveau de quali 233, design et ergonomie
Capteur 24 36 mm de 42 4 millions de pixels
Stabilisation sur 5 axes
Qualit d'image exceptionnelle
Sensibilit maximale de 102 400 ISO
Autofocus ractif
Vise large et confortable
Vido 4K intgre
Obturateur mcanique et lectronique, garanti 500
Beeldstabilisatie over 5 assen
399 fasedetectie AFpunten, fullframe 42 megapixel bsisensor
4K video
30 bps, wifi en nfc, hoofdtelefoonen microfoonaansluiting, kantelbaar 3 inch tftscherm, hoge resolutie evf
Wietna jako wykonania i spasowania elementw
Szkielet ze stopw magnezu i uszczelnienia
Duo elementw sterujcych na korpusie
Szerokie moliwoci konfiguracji elementw sterujcych
Bogate menu zawierajce mnstwo ustawi 324
Doskonaa () jako
Solidny i uszczelniony korpus wykonany ze stopu magnezu, wygodny, dobrze wyprofilowany uchwyt, optymalna liczba elementw sterujcych (w tym wikszoci konfigurowalnych), dobrze zorganizowane menu, dobrej
Excelente calidad de imagen global
Efectivo sistema de estabilizacin
Autofocus veloz y efectivo
Sehr hohe Fotoqualitt
Sehr hohe Videoqualitt
Groer und heller Sucher
Vergleichsweise kompakt und leicht
WLAN eingebaut
Brillante Bildqualitt und Detailwiedergabe bis ISO 1.600
Gute bis sehr gute Bildqualitt bei ISO 3.200 bis ISO 12.800
Auch ISO 25.600 knnen teilweise noch genutzt werden
Sehr hochwertiges MagnesiumGehuse mit ergonomisch geformtem Griff
Die Kamera l
Fantastisk bildekvalitet og 4Kvideo i proffkvalitet
Lynrask og presis autofokus og velfungerende bildestabilisator, srger for bildeskarphet i mellomformatklassen
LCD nontouch capable
EVF has slight lag
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 highISOsensitivity shots that we hope Sony can improve via a firmware update
Menu needs streamlining
Video record button awkwardly placed
Relatively limited range of lenses
Battery life is still too low 200 photos at best)
Camera freezes while saving a burst of photos
Sensor is sensitive to dust
Huge file size, can be hard work for computers
No touchscreen
No builtin flash
No focal length data for manual lenses
Large file sizes
Low battery life 290 shots using viewfinder)
Lacks touchscreen functionality
Autonomie, dclencheur la sensation mollassonne
Autonomie toujours trop faible 200 images au mieux)
Inutilisable pendant l'enregistrement des rafales
Capteur trs sensible la poussire
Fichiers trs lourds, exigeants pour le matriel informatique
Pas d'cran tactile
Pas de flash intg 233
Pas
Nog weinig fullframe Emount objectieven, geen touchscreen, niet spatwaterdicht
Akumulator
Niezbyt wygodny uchwyt przy korzystaniu z cikiego obiektywu
Zbyt mocne odszumanie plikw JPG
Problemy z balansem bieli w wietle arowym
Zbyt nerwowy czujnik oka przy wizjerze
Brak dotykowego ekranu
Nieco zbyt dugi czas uruchamia
Ograniczenie moliwoci matrycy w kategorii dynamiki tonalnej z powodu 12bitowego zapisu RAWw, silne wyostrzanie i odszumianie zdj JPEG, pomimo neutralnych ustawi 324, aliasing i mora zauwaalna w specyf
Autonoma de batera
La interfaz es mejorable
Elevado precio
Mige AkkuLaufzeit
Autofokus umstndlich zu bedienen
Zeiss FE 2470mm 4 OSS ZA
Im Weitwinkel an den Bildrndern etwas unscharf
Das Abspeichern von Bildern dauert auch bei einer schnellen SDKarte sehr lange
Kein integriertes Blitzgert
Moderat skuddtakt og under 300 bilders batteritid ikke pekeskjerm
The DT Accessory PackUp your game and get the most out of your gear with the following extras, hand-picked by our editors:Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 ($1098)If you enjoy macro photography, this high-end lens delivers outstanding quality. It's killer, but pri...
Nov 2015
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With the new 12.2-megapixel A7S II ($3,000, body only), Sony completes its second-gen updates to its fantastic A7-series. We have the A7 II , a sub-$2,000 full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with 5-axis image stabilization. Then there's...
Recommended Product
Excellent 12.2MP fullframe stills
Topnotch 4K
120fps Full HD videos
Whopping 409 600 ISO
14bit compresseduncompressed RAW
Very noisy at high ISOs
Not ideal for action
Expensive
The DT Accessory PackUp your game and the get the most out of your gear with the following extras, hand-picked by our editors:Sony FE 35mm F2.8 Lens ($798)This Zeiss prime lens is nice and compact, yet not too pricey.Sony A-mount to E-mount Lens Ada...
Dec 2015

PhotographyBlog.com Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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The Sony A7R II is the company's new flagship full-frame compact system camera. It features a newly developed back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor offering a resolution of 42.4 megapixels and no optical low pass filter, built-in 5-axis opt...
Essential
...
Sep 2015
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The Sony A7S II is a new 35mm full-frame compact system camera with a 12.2 megapixel sensor that provides an incredible ISO range of 50-409,600 and high dynamic range. Other standout highlights of the A7S II include internal 4K video recording with f...
Essential
Although the new A7S II seems like a rather modest upgrade of last year's A7S model on paper, in reality it offers enough new features, especially for videographers, and usability enhancements to justify the increase in both size and cost. The Sony A...
Dec 2015

Kenrockwell.com Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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Sony A7R II 5 FPS, 42MP Full Frame (2015-)Sony A7R II (22.1 oz./627g with battery and card, about $3,200) and Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8. enlarge. I got mine at Adorama; I'd also get it at Amazon, at Crutchfield or at B&H.This ad-free website's biggest sour...
...
Sep 2015
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Presented in ultra-high resolution.Sample Images Intro Lenses & AdaptersSpecs Performance Legal USA VersionSony A7S II (22.3 oz./631 g with battery and card, about $2,998). bigger. I got mine at Adorama; I'd also get it at Amazon, at B&H or at Crutch...
...
Mar 2016

Straitstimes.com Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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Comparing the cameras in Sony's a7 full-frame interchangeable lens mirrorless camera series can be confusing. For one thing, the models have similar names like a7 II, a7S and a7R. Each of the models also has its own strengths.The latest Sony a7R II s...
...
Sep 2015
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The Sony a7S II follows hot on the heels of its sibling, the 7R II.While the latter ($4,099, body only) caters more to still photographers, the a7S II aims to appeal to videographers who need high sensitivity of up to ISO 409,600 for 4K (3,840 x 2,16...
For videographers looking for something compact and lightweight to shoot 4K videos, the Sony a7S II is the camera to get. Just get more spare batteries......
Dec 2015

Digitalone.com.sg Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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Comparing the cameras in Sony's a7 full-frame interchangeable lens mirrorless camera series can be confusing. For one thing, the models have similar names like a7 II, a7S and a7R. Each of the models also has its own strengths. The latest Sony a7R II ...
...
Sep 2015
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The Sony a7S II follows hot on the heels of its sibling, the 7R II. While the latter ($4,099, body only) caters more to still photographers, the a7S II aims to appeal to videographers who need high sensitivity of up to ISO 409,600 for 4K (3,840 x 2,1...
...
Dec 2015

Digitalcameraworld.com Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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Sony A7R II review: Sony brings serious competition to the full-frame market with it's highest resolution CSC yet, the Sony A7R II ? price tag £2,599/$3,198 body only. Find out how it delivers in our full Sony A7R II Review.In the past couple of yea...
...
Sep 2015
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Unsure whether the Sony A7s II or A7 II or A7R II is right for you? Our in-depth comparison will help you decide?It's been seven years since the first compact system camera arrived on the market, but Sony stands alone in offering models equipped with...
...
Nov 2015

Digital Versus Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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In terms of physical build, not much has changed since the Alpha 7R. The camera body has got a little bulkier?but that's no bad thing for handling, as it actually helps improve grip. This mark II model comes with Sony's usual excellent finish, with a...
Full frame 24 x 36 mm sensor with 4.4 Megapixels
Fiveaxis stabilization
Exceptional image quality
Maximum ISO setting
102 400 ISO
Fast autofocus
Big, comfortabletouse viewfinder
Onboard 4K movie recording
Electronic and mechanical shutter 500 000
Battery life is still too low 200 photos at best)
Camera freezes while saving a burst of photos
Sensor is sensitive to dust
Huge file size, can be hard work for computers
No touchscreen
No builtin flash
No focal length data for manual lenses
The Sony Alpha 7R II builds on its predecessor's solid foundations, adding more pixels, onboard 4K movie recording, five-axis stabilization, a more comfortable viewfinder and a hybrid shutter. The camera's general responsiveness has improved too. Tha...
Sep 2015
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With the Alpha 7, Alpha 7R and Alpha 7S, Sony got the whole range covered: the all-rounder, the high-resolution specialist and the high sensitivity specialist. The Alpha 7S has the same body and Bionz X processor as the Alpha 7 and 7R, but boasts a 2...
5 Star
...
Dec 2014

Gizmodo.com Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
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The A7r Mark II is a $3300 mirrorless camera that takes interchangeable lenses like a DSLR. Its got a full-frame 42 megapixel sensor and shoots high-quality 4K video in a relatively small package.Never has there been a more complete hybrid still/vide...
...
Sep 2015
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Sony's moves in the field of consumer electronics can seem genius at times, and baffling at others. Its new full-frame mirrorless camera, the A7s, is a little bit of both. It's a camera that looks and functions exactly as previous A7 models, but with...
If you are a video shooter looking for something that is better than Canon full-frame video quality at comparable price, you should absolutely consider the Sony A7s. Not only is the footage nicer, but it is future-proof if youre willing to invest in ...
Jul 2014

Ephotozine Review Score

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Best
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The Sony Alpha A7R Mark II is the World's first full-frame camera with a 42.4 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, which should deliver improved noise performance. The camera also offers internal 4K video recording, plus a 399-point hybrid AF s......
Specifications......
Sep 2015
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The Sony Alpha A7S Mark II (ILCE-A7SM2) offers the improved handling and design of the A7 Mark II and A7R Mark II , with 5-axis image stabilisation, along with a number of other improvements, whilst retaining the 12 megapixel Full Frame......
Improved handling and design
Excellent image quality
Excellent ISO range
4K video can be recorded internally
MicroUSB charging power
5-axis image stabilisation
Wi-Fi and NFC
Sony PlayMemories Apps
Dual-axis electronic level
Sony Alpha 7S Mark
12 megapixels may not be enough for stills photographers
Camera video fussy about memory cards
Shorter battery life than previous model
Focus struggled in low-light at times
For the serious videographer, or movie maker, the advanced options available for high quality video output that the Sony Alpha A7S Mark II provides will be most welcome, and compared to some of the competition, particularly traditional video cameras,...
Feb 2016

Date Released

Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
25 months old Best 28 months old

What are They Best Used For

Portrait Photography

When ranking cameras for their skill in taking portrait photos, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. The most important of these are image resolution, sensor size and image stabilisation. A larger image resolution means the portrait will be more detailed, while the sensor and stabiliser means that the portrait won’t be blurry at all. On top of that, a pre-flash can help reduce the chance of red eye, and smile detection can help find that perfect moment Finally, extras like a handheld remote control or a self timer can help with taking self-portraits and group shots.

Compare the best portrait photography cameras.

Landscape Photography

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph landscapes, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes. The most important of these is optical zoom capability, since it allows you to take detailed photos of particular parts of the landscape from a long way away and still have them come out in good detail. Weight and battery life are also very important, since you may be carrying your camera with your for a long time while walking around - you want it to be light enough to not be a hassle, and with a good strong battery, so it doesn’t run out of juice mid-way through the trip! Finally we have taken into account several important factors, such as environmental protection (especially water and dust resistance) and whether the camera comes with GPS, in order to pin-point exactly where you took the photo for later reference.

Compare the best landscape photography cameras.

Everyday Photography

When ranking cameras for everyday use, we’ve concentrated on size and battery life, since you don’t want your camera weighing you down as you wander, and you definitely don’t want it running out of juice! Good optical sensor size and an image stabiliser are also important, since many of your photos will be taken with very short notice, and these will help reduce any instances of blurring in the photo. Finally, a moving display allows you to tilt the display up and down, in order to raise or lower the camera to find interesting angles, while still being able to see the display to frame the shot.

Compare the best everyday photography cameras.

Sports Photography

One of the most important attributes of a good sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!

Compare the best sports photography cameras.

Wildlife Photography

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph wildlife, we've concentrated on a number of key attributes. Optical zoom is important to allow you to take clear, detailed photos of animals without having to get physically close to them. A high ISO sensitivity will help take cleaner photos in low-light conditions. Finally, since animals tend to move (and sometimes quite fast), we consider a trio of the camera's shutter speed, auto focus power and whether it has an image stabilisation system or not. All three of these will help you take crisper, cleaner photos of fast moving objects.

Compare the best wildlife photography cameras.

Manufacturer's Warranty

Key Features

Megapixels

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Maximum ISO Sensitivity

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Display Diagonal

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Weight

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Specification

 
 
 
Picture Quality Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Camera Type
MILC
 MILC
MILC
 MILC
Megapixels 36.4MP
BEST
12.2MP
Maximum Image Resolution
7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Image Formats Supported
RAW JPG
 RAW
 JPG
RAW JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels 36.8MP
BEST
12.4MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 
 
 
Lens System Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom 4x 4x
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number 22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 105mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 36mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Fixed Focal Length 55mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
Extra/Smart Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Lens Structure (elements/groups) Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade 9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size 49mm Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Focusing Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
single continuous
Single Auto Focus Continuous Auto Focus
contrast detection Face detection
Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
single continuous
Single Auto Focus Continuous Auto Focus
contrast detection Face detection
Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Points 117 169
BEST
 
 
 
Light Exposure Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Light Exposure Modes
shutter priority aperture priority
Auto Manual
Shutter priority AE Aperture priority AE
aperture priori Shutter priori
AP M
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 aperture priori
 Shutter priori
 AP
 M
shutter priority aperture priority
Auto Manual
Shutter priority AE Aperture priority AE
aperture priori Shutter priori
AP M
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 aperture priori
 Shutter priori
 AP
 M
Maximum ISO Sensitivity 25,600 409,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Sensitivity 100 50
BEST
Light Metering
Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
Spot evaluative
Multi-pattern
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
Spot evaluative
Multi-pattern
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
Light Exposure Correction
±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
Program AE Program
 Program AE
 Program
Program AE Program
 Program AE
 Program
 
 
 
Shutter Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 30s 30s
Camera Shutter Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Flash Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Flash Modes
Auto Fill-in
Flash off Pre-flash
Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
Hi-speed sync Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Second curtain synchro
Auto Fill-in
Flash off Pre-flash
Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
Hi-speed sync Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Sync-Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Exposure Correction
±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 
 
 
Video Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Maximum Video Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 640 x 480
3840 x 2160 (4K) 3840 x 2160
1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 640 x 480
3840 x 2160 (4K) 3840 x 2160
1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
MP4 MPEG
MPEG4 H.264
AVCHD AVC
MPEG-4 XAVC-I
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG-4
 XAVC-I
MP4 MPEG
MPEG4 H.264
AVCHD AVC
MPEG-4 XAVC-I
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG-4
 XAVC-I
Resolution At Capture Speed
1440x1080@25fps 1920x1080@120fps
3840x2160@25fps 3840x2160@24fps
3840x2160@30fps 1920x1080@60fps
1920x1080@50fps 1920x1080@30fps
1920x1080@25fps
 1440x1080@25fps
 1920x1080@120fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
1440x1080@25fps 1920x1080@120fps
3840x2160@25fps 3840x2160@24fps
3840x2160@30fps 1920x1080@60fps
1920x1080@50fps 1920x1080@30fps
1920x1080@25fps
 1440x1080@25fps
 1920x1080@120fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 
 
 
Audio Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Audio System
Stereo
 Stereo
Stereo
 Stereo
Audio Formats Supported
LPCM AC3
PCM LC-AAC
AAC++
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
LPCM AC3
PCM LC-AAC
AAC++
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 
 
 
Memory Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD MS PRO
MS PRO Duo MS Pro-HG
MS Pro-HG Duo MSXC
MS XC-HG Duo MS Micro (M2)
MS Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
SDXC SDHC
SD MS PRO
MS PRO Duo MS Pro-HG
MS Pro-HG Duo MSXC
MS XC-HG Duo MS Micro (M2)
MS Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
Memory Slots Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Display Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Display Diagonal 3"
BEST
2.95"
Field of View 100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution 921,600 Pixels
BEST
1,228,800 Pixels
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.5" 0.5"
Magnification 0.71x 0.78x
BEST
Viewfinder Type
electrical Electronic
 electrical
 Electronic
electrical Electronic
 electrical
 Electronic
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
HDMI Connector Type
Micro
 Micro
Micro
 Micro
 
 
 
Camera Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
White Balance
Auto Fluorescent
Cloudy Daylight
Incandescent Shade
Flash Underwater
Custom modes custom m
cus
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 custom m
 cus
Auto Fluorescent
Cloudy Daylight
Incandescent Shade
Flash Underwater
Custom modes custom m
cus
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 custom m
 cus
Shooting Modes
Auto Program
Shutter priority Aperture priority
Aperture pr
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Aperture pr
Auto Program
Shutter priority Aperture priority
Aperture pr
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Aperture pr
Photo Effects
Black&White Neutral
Sepia Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Black&White Neutral
Sepia Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Exif 2.3 RAW
DCF MPF
Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
Exif 2.3 RAW
DCF MPF
Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
Camera Playback
Highlights Single image
Slide show Thumbnails
Highlight Thumbnail
Single
 Highlights
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlight
 Thumbnail
 Single
Highlights Single image
Slide show Thumbnails
Highlight Thumbnail
Single
 Highlights
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlight
 Thumbnail
 Single
Built-In Processor Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D) Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief Unknown - Click to provide data 23mm
Scene Modes
Landscape Night
Night portrait Night landscape
Portrait Sports
Sunset Panorama
Twilight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Panorama
 Twilight
Landscape Night
Night portrait Night landscape
Portrait Sports
Sunset Panorama
Twilight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Panorama
 Twilight
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Weight 407g
BEST
584g
Height 94.4mm 95.7mm
Depth 48.2mm 60.3mm
Width 126.9mm 126.9mm
Lens Weight 120g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length 36.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter 61.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (including Battery) 465g
BEST
627g
 
 
 
Battery Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Power Source Type
Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Battery
Battery Type
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Battery Capacity 1,080mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life 340 Shots 370 Shots
BEST
Battery Voltage 7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Operating Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Packaging Content Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Cables Included
HDMI USB
Micro-USB micro USB
 HDMI
 USB
 Micro-USB
 micro USB
HDMI USB
Micro-USB micro USB
 HDMI
 USB
 Micro-USB
 micro USB
 
 
 
Other Features Sony Alpha A7R Sony Alpha A7S II
Camera Shutter Speed

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