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Sony Alpha A7S II

Sony Alpha A7S II Digital Camera

MILC 12.2MP CMOS Oct 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Excellent User Reviews

Based on 7 user reviews this camera has an excellent average user rating.

Good Quality Pictures

Three customers who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7S II agreed that it was good in low light. P. Burgess gave the Sony Alpha A7S II a score of 5 stars and said in their review of the Sony Alpha A7S II “Great low light cam\era”. P. Burgess also wrote “Super low light camera and used for those low light situations”. Rjm said on Amazon “It's an amazing low light camera” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7S II and scored it 5 stars.

Several people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good ISO range. Rjm mentioned “No problems whatsoever starting ISO at 3,200 when night shooting”. Tescodirect wrote “The D610 is fairly good when you raise the ISO, certainly better than any other camera I have owned until this point.”.

A number of people who bought it thought it was able to produce good images. Rjm said in their review “I use the camera mainly for astro photography where it excels” and rated the product as very good. William D Pummell wrote on Amazon “It takes lovely photos”.

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Three years ago P. Burgess mentioned on Amazon “Its simply amazing for shooting up to very high ISO's without noise” in their Sony Alpha A7S II review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce clear pictures. Rjm gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote “My friend, shooting with his Nikon D800 was amazed at this and loved the clarity of being able view the picture taken in the viewfinder in lovely detail” in their Sony Alpha A7S II review.

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Easy to Use

One customer concluded that it was easy to setup. Michael Clark said on Amazon “Very quick to set up and achieve professional results” in his review.

One Sony Alpha A7S II reviewer who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7S II concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Tescodirect gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “For dimly-lit venues you have to go a little higher than I am comfortable with (i.e”.

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Good Video Capture

A number of people who bought it considered that it was good for video recording. Rjm mentioned on Amazon “My Oly EM1 is loads better on video with its 5 axis stabilisation”. Tescodirect mentioned “It is very good for video.”.

Good Brand

Sony is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its MILC cameras.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7S II thought it had a good autofocus.

Good Product Quality

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Rjm gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha A7S II “I rarely use it for video - it has no in body stabilisation and even if the quality is superb”.

Good Connectivity

One Sony Alpha A7S II reviewer reckoned that it had email functionality. Two years ago William D Pummell wrote in his Sony Alpha A7S II review on Amazon “Supplier (tiffany3 on Amazon Marketplace) responded promptly to my email and arranged prompt delivery”.

Robust

One Sony Alpha A7S II owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. Rjm mentioned “The focus is fast and reliable even in almost complete darkness”.

Reasonably Priced

One Sony Alpha A7S II reviewer who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good value for money. Two years ago Rjm said in their Sony Alpha A7S II review “The real value of the super high ISO is to frame your shots when you simply can't see in complete darkness” and rated the product 5 stars.

Good Support

One Sony Alpha A7S II owner reckoned that the product had good technical guidance. Rjm said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera is great with manual focusing lenses due to the focus peaking” and rated it 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

One person who purchased it reckoned that it had good features. William D Pummell said on Amazon “The high ISO features will be very useful to me” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good viewfinder.

Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A7S II supports wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that came out more than a year ago also support wi-Fi.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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1920x1080@120fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Sony Alpha A7S II has a 1920x1080@120fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@25fps resolution at capture speed found on most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. This digital camera also have resolution at capture speeds of 3840x2160@24fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps and 3840x2160@25fps and 3840x2160@30fps.

A 1920x1080@120fps resolution at capture speed is actually the best resolution at capture speeds across all digital cameras of this type and age.

The worst resolution at capture speeds across similar types of digital camera is 320x240@25fps.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Alpha A7S II has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A7S II. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Very High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A7S II is 6,400 and the highest is 410,000. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 409,600, the Alpha A7S II has a very high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were released one year ago.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Alpha A7S II is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on MILC cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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

The Sony Alpha A7S II has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most cameras of this age and spec.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction across all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A7S II.

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

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the MILC cameras that were launched more than a year ago the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.39" to 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.46". The Sony Alpha A7S II has one of the larger viewfinder screen sizes (0.5 inches) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony Alpha A7S II is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this Sony camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Alpha A7S II.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Very Big Eye Relief

When compared to other MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A7S II that we have assessed, the Alpha A7S II's eye relief of 23 millimeters is one of the biggest. Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Alpha A7S II have eye reliefs of between 16mm and 23mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the cameras of this type and age the display resolution (numeric)s range from 100,000 pixels to 1,700,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 870,000 pixels. The Alpha A7S II has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (1,228,800 pixel) amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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Has Nine White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Alpha A7S II is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A7S II. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Alpha A7S II is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A7S II. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Neutral" and "Sepia" are also found on this Sony camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony Alpha A7S II has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras of this age and spec.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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

The Alpha A7S II has a wider flash exposure correction than most cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This Sony camera has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most digital cameras of this age and type have a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha A7S II flash exposure corrections range from ±1EV (1/3 EV step) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The Alpha A7S II has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has an Aperture priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on cameras of this age and type. The light exposure modess "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Supports Five ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Alpha A7S II is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 6,400, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 102400, 50, 100, 12800 and 409600 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports an AVC|AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4|XAVC-I video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported on MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

When compared to other MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha A7S II that we have assessed, the Alpha A7S II's ISO sensitivity (min) of only 50 is one of the smallest. The average ISO sensitivity (min) of cameras that were released one year ago is 170, and the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 50 to 1,600.

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21 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Sony Alpha A7S II owner concluded that this digital camera was not a good body shape.

One person who bought it concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. Two years ago Tescodirect wrote on Amazon “My current set-up is a Nikon D610 combined with a Sigma 70-200mm f2.8, which is a large, conspicuous and heavy combination” but even so they still gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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Poor Design

One person who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7S II considered that it was not smooth. Rjm said on Amazon “It isn't smooth unless mounted in a tripod” but they still scored the product 5 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Sony Alpha A7S II does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Alpha A7S II also do not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony Alpha A7S II does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Alpha A7S II do not support video capability. The Alpha A7S II is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

The Alpha A7S II is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that were released more than a year ago are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most cameras that have been available for more than a year do not have an image stabilizer. The Sony Alpha A7S II is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony Alpha A7S II does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A7S II also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A7S II, the Alpha A7S II is not 3D.

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Very Low Megapixel

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the megapixels range from 10MP to 43MP. With a megapixel of only 12.2 megapixels, the Sony Alpha A7S II has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha A7S II.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.95 inches, the Alpha A7S II has a very small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Alpha A7S II the display diagonals range from 2.9" to 3", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Pricey

The cheapeast digital cameras of this spec and age that we found costs £35 and the most expensive costs £2,630. We think that this camera looks expensive for a digital camera of this age and spec.

Very Small Extra/Smart Zoom

Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Alpha A7S II have extra/Smart zooms of between 2x and 84x, and the average extra/Smart zoom is 34x. With an extra/Smart zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Alpha A7S II has one of the smaller extra/Smart zooms amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The Alpha A7S II has a greater number of flash modes than most MILC cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Alpha A7S II has a greater number of camera file systems than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by MILC cameras that were released more than a year ago. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "MPF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Sony Alpha A7S II is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Program" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Alpha A7S II have total megapixelss of between 12MP and 44MP, and the average total megapixels is 20MP. With a total megapixels of only 12.4 megapixels, the Alpha A7S II has a fairly few total megapixels compared to most of the other MILC cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A7S II.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 1 hour, the Alpha A7S II has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A7S II the battery life (max)s range from 1h to 4.5h.

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Only Supports Three Audio Formats Supporteds

The Alpha A7S II has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds AC3, LC-AAC and LPCM are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Only 4240 X 2832 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A7S II has a 4240 x 2832 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A7S II the image resolution ranges from 1280 x 1024 pixels to 8688 x 5792 pixels.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 584 grams, the Alpha A7S II's weight is one of the heaviest amongst cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A7S II. The weights of digital cameras that were released one year ago range from 150g to 590g, and the average weight is 320g.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A7S II

Released Over a Year Ago

This MILC digital camera was released over a year ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Alpha A7S II has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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MOS Sensor Type

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

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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
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Eye Relief
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Data Network
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Memory Function
Video Capture Resolution (max)

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