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Sony Alpha A7R II

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Sony Alpha A7R II
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A powerful and award winning MILC digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 2 further awards from other expert sites
MILC 42.4MP 7952 X 5304 Pixels CMOS Jan 2016
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Sony Alpha A7R II Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A7R II number 206 across all digital cameras.
94
Reviews
313 Reviews + 3 Awards
49
Value for Money
Average
95
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 86% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from DP Review plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality, good picture quality and acceptable noise level.
It has some great features:
7952 x 5304 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution
Define the next dimension
With an incomparable new image sensor
even more comprehensive quality enters the picture. with the world's first1 back-illuminated 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor with 42.4 megapixels2, the sony 7r II takes image resolution, sensitivity (up to ISO 1024003) and speedy response to new heights. the fast hybrid AF system's dense extra-wide focal plane phase-detection AF coverage keeps a subject in sharp focus entirely throughout the frame, while 5-axis image stabilization reduces blur which otherwise tends to affect handheld shots. high resolution is further enhanced by 4k movie recording featuring full pixel readout without pixel binning. with so much insight packed into such a compact form, it's clear that there is more to life than meets the naked
World's first back-illuminated full-frame sensor
Higher resolution, sensitivity, and readout speed
He world's first1 35mm full-frame image sensor with back-illuminated structure, this 42.4-megapixel CMOS sensor enhances light collection efficiency, expands circuitry scale and, with the help of a quick-transmission copper wiring layer, outputs data about 3.5 times faster4, while minimising image noise to reveal fine details in every pict

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 312 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 331 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 329 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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How Big is the Sony Alpha A7R II?

The Sony Alpha A7R II is 126.9mm wide and 95.7mm tall. It is 60.3mm deep and weighs 582g.

Sony Alpha A7R II front dimensions
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Sony Alpha A7R II In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Three Industry Awards

This Sony camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both review websites DP Review and Lydogbillede.dk, both of which said that this camera was great.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by website Reviewed.com who decided that this Sony camera was stunningly good.

Excellent Expert Reviews

16 experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, computerbild.de and amateurphotographer.co.uk have rated this camera on average 90%. Camera experts think this digital camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 84 out of 100. Over 82% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 86% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Superior Product Quality

12 customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

29 people thought the product was able to produce good images, seven customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good in low light and six owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good picture resolution.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that it was quiet.

Users Report Excellent Design

17 customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking, three owners wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic and three owners who bought this digital camera agreed that it was well designed. two customers who bought it concluded that it was smooth.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 22,092 owner and expert reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Seven customers who reviewed the product thought it had good features.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

16 customers who purchased the product considered that it had a good battery life.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eight people who reviewed it considered that it had a good screen and two owners considered that it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Five customers concluded that it was compact, four people who bought this digital camera said that it was lightweight and three people mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. two people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to carry around, two customers who bought the product considered that it was thin and two people thought this digital camera was a good size.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Nine people wrote in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A7R II was well made.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

11 people who reviewed it considered that it had a good autofocus, five people who purchased the product thought it had a good lens and four owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

14 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

19 customers who purchased the Sony Alpha A7R II thought it was easy to use, five customers agreed that the product was easy to use the menus and two owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. two people said that it was easy to handle.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is under 2 years old, however at £1,256.07 it is more expensive than 95% of cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £63 (5%)

The price has dropped from £1,319.19 to £1,256.07 in the last 62 days.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Alpha A7R II and the United Kingdom price of £1,256.07 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,679.99 (£2,334.35).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2016.

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Features

7952 X 5304 Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A7R II has a maximum image resolution of 7952 x 5304 pixels. That's over two times the resolution of a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Alpha A7R II of 42.4MP is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 2% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Alpha A7R II has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this Sony camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best).

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Alpha A7R II of 102,000 is very high compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 99% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavier Than Average

The Alpha A7R II's weight of 582g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 12% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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340 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Alpha A7R II which takes 340 battery life.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Alpha A7R II has a self-timer. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A7R II features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Sony Alpha A7R II of 1,230,000 pixels is higher than 95% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Alpha A7R II supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Alpha A7R II of 4x is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 83% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other digital cameras, the Alpha A7R II does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony Alpha A7R II has a microphone in. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Sony Alpha A7R II has a headphone output, which is unusual. 93% of cameras do not have a headphone output.

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3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Alpha A7R II is 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. 1920 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Sony camera supports video resolutions of 3840 x 2160 pixels, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best). A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Alpha A7R II features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony Alpha A7R II supports Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Sony digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A7R II supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony Alpha A7R II features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Bigger Than Average Eye Relief

The eye relief of the Sony Alpha A7R II of 23mm is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 95% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the eye reliefs range from 8mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Alpha A7R II has a pre-flash, unlike 95% of digital cameras which do not have a pre-flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony Alpha A7R II's display diagonal of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 57% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Alpha A7R II features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A7R II features flash exposure compensation, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony Alpha A7R II has a shoe mounting point, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Alpha A7R II has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony Alpha A7R II supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Alpha A7R II has an anti-dust function, unlike 90% of cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony Alpha A7R II has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony ilce7rm3bc, sony alpha7riii, sony alphaa7rii, sony ilce7rbiv, sony ilce7rm2b, sony a7rii

Barcodes:

00027242874787, 00027242893832, 00616348088817, 00841434102973, 00841434102980, 00841434103468, 00841434110107, 00845251096903, 00887401035875, 04548736017689, 04548736017719, 04905524958492, 08809393056159

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