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Sony Alpha A7R II

£2,090.00
£899.00 £1,191.00 cheaper than 18 days ago
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Sony Alpha A7R II Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A7R II number 22 in best selling cameras and number 152 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 67?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 87% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received two awards including industry awards from Ljudochbild.se plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report design, is a good size and superior product quality.
It has some great features:
7952 x 5304 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution
Fairly high ISO sensitivity (max)

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 excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 186 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 143 in portrait photography cameras as well being excellent for sports photography, ranking number 185 in sports photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £2,090 to £899 in the last 18 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 76% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

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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

Sony Alpha A7R II size in context

Sony Alpha A7R II In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se and Fotomaniak.pl gave it a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 15 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Digital Versus, stuff.tv and ljudochbild.se this camera has an overall expert rating of 87%. The digital camera expert review sites think this digital camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Good Owner Reviews

This camera has an average owner rating of 86 out of 100 based on 205 owner reviews. 114 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 87% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Excellent Design

10 owners concluded that this digital camera was good looking, three people reckoned that it was well designed and three customers considered that this digital camera was ergonomic.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Five people mentioned that it was lightweight, four people mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good body shape and three people said in their reviews that it was compact. three customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was thin.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

14 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Very Good Brand

Based on 32,324 expert and user reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven customers said in their reviews that the product had a good screen and four people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

18 customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images, five customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution and five owners reckoned that it was good in low light.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A7R II was quiet.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good autofocus and three owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser.

Users Report Great Battery Life

11 people who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good battery life.

Users Report it is Robust

Seven people said in their reviews that it was well made.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

12 people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use, three owners said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold and three owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. two people considered that it was easy to handle.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Five owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

13 customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is less than 18 months old, however at £899.00 it is more expensive than 95% of cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £1,191 (57%)

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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 £899.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,449.99 (£1,887.31).

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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 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Sony Alpha A7R II's sensor megapixels of 42.4MP is in the highest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Sony 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 the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best). A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as "UHD-1".

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Alpha A7R II of 102,000 is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 2% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Sony 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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Heavy

Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Sony Alpha A7R II's weight of 582g is fairly heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The Alpha A7R II's display resolution of 1,230,000 pixels is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 4% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Alpha A7R II of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

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

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A7R II supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Fairly Big Eye Relief

Across all the cameras the eye reliefs range from 8mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The eye relief of the Alpha A7R II of 23mm is quite big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 5% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

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

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony Alpha A7R II has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Self-Timer

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

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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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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Alpha A7R II supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Pre-Flash

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

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Features Noise Reduction

The Alpha A7R II features noise reduction, unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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

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

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Alpha A7R II has an anti-dust function. 91% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

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

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Features Multi Burst Mode

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

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Has a Headphone Output

The Sony Alpha A7R II has a headphone output, which is unusual. 94% of cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This Sony camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Sony Alpha A7R II of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony Alpha A7R II supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Alpha A7R II supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony camera). This Sony digital camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The resolution of all digital 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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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Alpha A7R II does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Alpha A7R II has a built-in speaker(s). 92% of digital cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Alpha A7R II has a shoe mounting point. 90% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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3984 X 2656 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Alpha A7R II is 3984 x 2656 pixels. That's 34% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 3984 x 2240 pixels, 2592 x 1728 pixels and 2592 x 1456 pixels. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony Alpha A7R II features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Alpha A7R II features saturation adjustment. 88% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2016.


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