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Sony Alpha A7 II
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Sony Alpha A7 II Digital Camera

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MILC 24.3MP CMOS 4x Nov 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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43 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This camera received an expert rating of 89% from Chip.de. The expert review sites think this MILC digital camera is one of the very best comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Users have rated this camera as marvellous on average.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

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

A number of Sony Alpha A7 II reviewers said in their reviews that it was mirrorless. Three years ago D. Clarke mentioned on Amazon “The unloved Canon EOS M aside, there are no really bad mirrorless systems to buy into at the moment”. Zakk mentioned in their Sony Alpha A7 II review four years ago “At last a full frame mirrorless digital camera” .

One customer thought the Sony Alpha A7 II had a good screen. Anthony Robins mentioned “The viewfinder and display are great” and scored it 5 stars. One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Zakk mentioned “The viewfinder is perfect and the articulated rear screen makes it easy for tripod work”.

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Good Quality Lens

Some Sony Alpha A7 II reviewers who bought it thought it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “Therefore one has to look for higher contrast to focus faster (e.g”. Amazon Customer also wrote “The fastest focus is the E-M1.”. Anthony Robins said “For portraits I actually find it quicker than using autofocus lenses on my Canon”.

A number of Sony Alpha A7 II reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Brian Hrodgar gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review on Amazon three years ago “Watch those fast legacy lens prices continue to rise as people embrace full-frame”. Dr. G. J. Pepper said in their review of the Sony Alpha A7 II “The kit lens is great.” . Three years ago Michael J. Davies mentioned on Amazon “Image quality (with the Zeiss 24-70 FE lens) is very good.”.

One Sony Alpha A7 II reviewer said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Michael J. Davies mentioned in his review of the Sony Alpha A7 II “Compared to the RX10 its poor where you simply use the zoom tab by the shutter release.- No built in ND filter” but despite that he rated the product 3 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Sony Alpha A7 II owners who purchased it considered that it was able to produce good images. Brian Hrodgar scored it very highly and he wrote in his review three years ago “A pocket battleship of a camera, capable of creating stunning images”. Bwfc77 gave it a very good review and mentioned “Most importantly takes fantastic photos (well, I take the photos, of course.”. Dr. G. J. Pepper mentioned on Amazon “The photographs are insanely gorgeous even using basic automatic mode” and gave the product a very good rating.

A number of people who bought this digital camera considered that it had a good image sensor. Michael J. Davies mentioned on Amazon “A Full Frame sensor in a body thats the same size as the RX10 is a dream come true” in his review although he only scored the Sony Alpha A7 II 60 out of 100. T.j.byford mentioned four years ago “So, like many, I dreamt of an affordable FF sensor camera.”.

Several Sony Alpha A7 II reviewers concluded that this digital camera was good in low light. Mr. James Greene mentioned “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” in his review of the Sony Alpha A7 II.

One person said in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A7 II had a good picture resolution.

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Good Support

Several people reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Bwfc77 mentioned “Luckily I tracked down an American guide which explained them enough for me to understand the idea.” in their review. Bwfc77 also said “Seriously, at this price you'd think Sony could do better on the guide front, surely?)So, not cheap.”.

Robust

A few people who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was well made. Bwfc77 said on Amazon “It feels solid, even rugged” and scored the product very highly. Dr. G. J. Pepper mentioned in their Sony Alpha A7 II review on Amazon “Jello effect; whereas video taken at HD 1080 60p is rock solid”. Dr. G. J. Pepper also wrote “A built in ND filter would have been wonderful”.

Some people who purchased the Sony Alpha A7 II wrote that it was reliable. Anthony Robins gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review three years ago “It's almost impossible to focus accurately, let alone quickly and reliably with legacy manual focus lenses”.

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Nice Design

Seven people agreed that it was good looking. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Its still pretty fast”. Clara99 rated this digital camera as very good and wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Gorgeous pictures”. Clara99 also wrote “I like the styling more than I thought I would (I prefer the look of the Olympus”.

A few Sony Alpha A7 II owners who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7 II wrote that it was ergonomic. Michael J. Davies said in his Sony Alpha A7 II review on Amazon “Ergonomically just a much more pleasurable camera to operate”. One customer wrote that the product was retro.

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Good Size

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

Some people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was a good body shape. Four years ago T.j.byford mentioned on Amazon “At that time it was the smallest body to house a dslr sized APS-sensor” in their Sony Alpha A7 II review and rated it as excellent.

One customer who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7 II concluded that it was a good size. Four years ago Clara99 mentioned “Such a good size and weight”.

One Sony Alpha A7 II reviewer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was lightweight. Michael J. Davies wrote on Amazon three years ago “The camera is small, lightweight, good build quality” although he only gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Several Sony Alpha A7 II reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality. Bwfc77 mentioned on Amazon “It exudes quality, feels great in my (rather large) hands” and rated the product 5 stars. Bwfc77 also wrote “Performs with, real quality; an absolute pleasure to work with”. James Nolan wrote on Amazon “Image quality is fabulous - in all lighting conditions I have had taken some of the best shots of my life” in his review of the Sony Alpha A7 II.

Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7 II considered that it was easy to use. Three years ago Anthony Robins said in his review of this digital camera “The focus zoom check thing is very quick to use.” and gave the Sony Alpha A7 II a score of 5 stars. Brian Hrodgar mentioned in his review on Amazon “The A7 is a joy to use with focus peaking”. Three years ago James Nolan wrote “Light meter so really quick to use” in his review of the Sony Alpha A7 II and gave the Sony Alpha A7 II a rating of 5 stars.

A few Sony Alpha A7 II reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. James Nolan mentioned three years ago “There are 2 assignable buttons as well for favourite settings” in his review of this digital camera. T.j.byford said in their Sony Alpha A7 II review “Although it was often criticised, I never really had any problems with Sony's menu system.”.

Two Sony Alpha A7 II owners concluded that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Brian Hrodgar said on Amazon “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”. James Nolan wrote in his review of the Sony Alpha A7 II “It's light though, with a really solid tactile feel with it's metal body and surprisingly comfortable to hold” .

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Reasonably Priced

A number of Sony Alpha A7 II owners who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7 II considered that it was good value for money. Anthony Robins said “Affordable ones emerging to utilise your autofocus Canon”. D. Clarke gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Sony Alpha A7 II review three years ago “Other accoutrements that rapidly cost more than the body alone”. Two years ago Dennisthemennis mentioned “Good price”.

A few Sony Alpha A7 II owners who bought it considered that it was a bargain for the price. Nick Beadle said “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” in his review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars. Pv "pvandck" said “Amazing piece of kit at a bargain price” in their review of this digital camera. Zakk wrote “When you consider this is a 1/4 of the price of a digital Leica M camera it's a real bargain”.

One Sony Alpha A7 II reviewer said that it was cheap. Brian Hrodgar wrote “Pentax/Asahi Takumar lenses with an inexpensive M42 to E-mount adapter” in his review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars.

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Good Video Capture

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

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 13,635 owner and expert reviews, Sony has good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its MILC cameras range compared to other brands.

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Good Flash

Some Sony Alpha A7 II owners considered that it had a good flash. Michael J. Davies wrote on Amazon “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)” in his review of the Sony Alpha A7 II. Michael J. Davies also mentioned “A built in flash”.

Good Connectivity

One Sony Alpha A7 II owner said in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. D. Clarke wrote on Amazon “Stepping gently round internet flamewars about equivalence in DOF”.

Good Technical Features

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had good features.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Fairly High Megapixel

Comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha A7 II have megapixels of between 7.9MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP. With a megapixel of 24.3 megapixels, the Alpha A7 II has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 24.3MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Alpha A6000[pl_2165999_price], or the Alpha A5100[pl_2417436_price] both from Sony.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A7 II supports wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do not support wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 + H-FS014042[plb_2013856_price], or the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony Alpha A7 II supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Alpha A7 II.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], and the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Leica T[plb_2550905_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony Alpha A7 II has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2000, 1968 x 1312, 6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2216 and 3008 x 1688 and 1968 x 1112.

This digital camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is actually the best still image resolution across all MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A7 II.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 1024 x 768.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Alpha A7 II is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha A7 II. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Sony Alpha A7 II is more than most MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Sony camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 the ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

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

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other cameras of this spec and age that we have assessed the maximum aperture number of, the Alpha A7 II's maximum aperture number of 36 is one of the smallest. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 36, and the average maximum aperture number is 13.

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Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of 0.5 inches, the Sony Alpha A7 II has one of the largest viewfinder screen sizes amongst MILC cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a similar spec and age to the Alpha A7 II the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.46" to 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.49".

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,228,800 pixel, the Alpha A7 II's display resolution (numeric) is one of the highest amongst MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago. MILC cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha A7 II have display resolution (numeric)s of between 33 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 740,000 pixels.

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Very High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The Alpha A7 II has one of the highest motion JPEG frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst cameras of this age. Cameras of this spec and age have motion JPEG frame rates of between 24fps and 60fps.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The Sony Alpha A7 II has a fairly many total megapixels (24.7 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A7 II the total megapixelss range from 12MP to 48MP.

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Has Eight White Balances

The Sony Alpha A7 II has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha A7 II. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Alpha A7 II has a higher image resolution than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha A7 II.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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117 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

117 auto Focus (AF) pointss

Most cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A7 II have between 11 and 246 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the Sony Alpha A7 II which has 117 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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

The Alpha A7 II has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it have a ±2EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction. Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Alpha A7 II flash exposure corrections range from ±1EV (1/3 EV step) (worst) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The Sony Alpha A7 II has a greater number of ISO speeds than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 51200 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Alpha A7 II has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A7 II. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Continuous Auto Focus", "Contrast Detection Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Alpha A7 II has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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. The worst display of all MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A7 II is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Alpha A7 II is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A7 II.

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Quite Short Flash Sync-Speed

The Alpha A7 II has a very short flash sync-speed (only 0.004 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Alpha A7 II. Across all the MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A7 II the flash sync-speeds range from 0.004s to 4s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.83s.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A7 II the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 27mm to 870mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 105 millimeters, the Sony Alpha A7 II has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Two Sony Alpha A7 II reviewers who bought it said that it did not have a good battery life. Anthony Robins wrote “Battery life is not good”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Alpha A7 II does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price], or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A7 II do not support video capability. The Alpha A7 II is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

Alternative cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to look at include the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A7 II, the Alpha A7 II is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Alpha A7 II does not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider include the 20[pl_2083247_price], the NX[pl_2082510_price], or the NX300[pl_2096674_price] all from Samsung.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony Alpha A7 II is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Alpha A7 II does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony Alpha A7 II is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A7 II. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Heavy

The Alpha A7 II is fairly heavy (556 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 70g and 680g, and the average weight is 340g.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Leica M Monochrom[plb_1983444_price] (600g and higher rated), or the Samsung NX1[plb_2538558_price] (550g and higher rated).

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 10mm to 42mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 42 millimeters, the Alpha A7 II has a very long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha A7 II.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A7 II

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Alpha A7 II has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A7 II.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GM5[pl_2547546_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Alpha A7 II has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price], and the Lumix DMC-GX7 + H-FS014042[pl_2013856_price] all from Panasonic is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Leica M Monochrom[plb_1983444_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Correction
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Image Processor

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Expert Reviews

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10 December 2015

Like its predecessor, the sensor in A7S II has impressive low-light performance ? in fact, very impressive high ISO dynamic range, particularly between ISO3200 and 12800. But it comes at the...

29 September 2015

The A7S is an incredible camera that excels at shooting in low-light. The camera has proven itself to be tough; it's designed to withstand less-than-ideal weather conditions while delivering...

6 April 2015

Sony's full-frame mirrorless camera gets a few but useful updates.Sony has a rather confusing naming convention for the Alpha A7 series. Not only is the Alpha name also used for its DSLRs but the... Read more…

12 March 2015

Sony?s pricey compact system camera is a low-light master, but 4K video requires extra investment...

11 March 2015

Sony A7s: Amazing in its specialised fields The A7s isn't for everyone. It's Sony's priciest compact system camera ? and yet it feels specialised towards low-light shooting and professional...

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Reviewed 19 November 2014 by Jim

I bought the Sony 7R 4 months ago and it has been at Sony repairs for 2 months. Sony repair is atrocious - could not be worse. You will never receive an e mail about their receiving your camera or... Read more…

Reviewed 27 May 2015 by Tvp

First let me state that I am a professional Photographer and Videographer and have been in business since 1985. I would also like to add to this that I have purchased hundreds of thousands of... Read more…

Reviewed 12 January 2014 by Brian Hrodgar
(Verified Purchase)

Coming from a Sony NEX 5N background (which I still use and rate highly) I'm loving the EVF, weather-proofing and Menus of the A7. Still to decide which flash to purchase for the camera. The only... Read more…

Reviewed 30 December 2013 by T.J.Byford

I bought into Sony's Nex system when they launched the Model 5 in 2010. At that time it was the smallest body to house a dslr sized APS-sensor. Unfortunately, the IQ of the sensor was only so-so,... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2014 by D. Clarke
(Verified Purchase)

It's probably worth saying that, the unloved Canon EOS M aside, there are no really bad mirrorless systems to buy into at the moment and that anyone in the market for the A7 or the A7R has... Read more…

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