Sony Alpha A7 II reviews and prices: Compact system camera

5 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

£1239 – £1500 at 5 retailers out of 422 retailers checked

8.6 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.
Sony Alpha A7 II : 24.3 MP (Megapixels) digital Compact system camera. See full product description

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Rob, Isleworth Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
IBIS
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 May 2015

ANDREW, Professional photographer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
IBIS, build quality, shutter quieter than A7r
Bad points:
With it's AA filter not quite the bite of the A7r. The whole system needs more affordable lenses (please Sony-look at Olympus for this)
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Dec 2016

Product Features

Camera Type Compact system
Screen size (Inches) 3.0
Memory card slot SDXC
Memory card slot Memory stick Pro Duo
Memory card slot SD
Memory card slot SDHC
Flash built-in

Also known as: Sony Alpha 7 II, Alpha a7 MKII, Sony Alpha a7II, Sony Alpha A7 II, Sony A7 II

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Manufacturer's Description

The Sony Alpha 7 II is the follow-up to the Alpha 7 and adds 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization, a more rugged build quality, new front dial, and a relocated shutter release button. Features include the Sony Bionz X processor, 3-inch tilting monitor, Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity and 1080/60p video recording – now with XAVC S.

35mm full-frame 24.3-megapixel3 Exmor™ CMOS sensor
The image sensor delivers beautiful images from corner to corner and stunning 24.3-megapixel resolution. You’ll enjoy low noise, an extremely wide dynamic range, and amazingly rich and subtle gradations. Moreover, innovations that could only be achieved by Sony reproduce details more faithfully so that every scene looks incredibly real.

5-axis image stabilization
The α7 II dramatically expands your range of expression by compensating for five types of camera shake during handheld shooting of still images and movies. The highly effective 4.5-step1 compensation lets you confidently zoom in faraway subjects, snap detailed close-ups, capture night scenes and more — all with minimal camera shake blur.

High-performance Fast Hybrid AF
The newly enhanced Fast Hybrid AF system delivers extremely high-speed response, highly accurate prediction and wide area coverage for autofocusing and tracking you can always depend on. It’s remarkably fast for a full-frame camera AF system (30% faster than the α7) and accurately predicts subject movement so you can steadfastly track your subject.

5fps AF/AE shooting with accurate tracking
When your subject is moving fast, you can beautifully capture the decisive moment with sharp, well-exposed results via 5fps continuous AF/AE shooting. A dramatically improved algorithm accurately predicts subject movement so you can steadfastly track the subject even when shooting continuously.

Pro-quality XAVC S format video
For extremely high image quality and minimal noise, record movies in the high-bit-rate XAVC S format, which was developed based on the professional XAVC 4K/HD format. It enables Full HD (1920 × 1080) image recording at 50Mbps (60p/50p, 30p/25p, 24p)4 and employs linear PCM sound for high-quality sound recording.

BIONZ X™ image processing engine
BIONZ X faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye, via extra high-speed processing capabilities. Together with front-end Large Scale Integration that accelerates processing, it enables more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations and lower noise when shooting still images and movies.

Robust magnesium alloy body
The remarkably compact and lightweight body is solidly built to withstand the rigors of shooting in the field. It’s the ideal blend of light weight, solid reliability and steady handling, thanks to a top cover, front cover and internal structure constructed of rigid magnesium alloy.

Enhanced grip and shutter button
The grip is refined in shape and height to support a more secure grasp of the camera even when a large lens is mounted. This also contributes to more confident operation of the shutter button and dials. Moreover, the shutter button has been reshaped and shifted forward to enable more natural shooting with less camera shake.

High-contrast, high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder™
The viewfinder offers impressive visibility that contributes to stress-free, intuitive operation. You can accurately monitor what will appear in your final images because it faithfully displays the effects of your various camera settings. Moreover, an advanced 3-lens optical system ensures rich tonal gradation and extremely high contrast.

Stable viewfinder image
Monitor the stabilizing effects of camera shake compensation in the viewfinder or LCD screen while shooting still images by pressing the shutter button halfway or magnifying the image, and while shooting movies by entering movie mode. Even when using a telephoto or macro lens, you can fine-tune framing and focusing with stress-free stability.

Convenient tiltable LCD screen
The LCD screen tilts upward approx. 107 degrees and downward approx. 41 degrees to accommodate wide-ranging shooting angles. This flexibility combines with compact mobility to greatly expand your shooting options. Viewing is also clear under direct sunlight thanks to WhiteMagic™ technology that nearly doubles the brightness of the display.

Connect to smartphones and tablets with one touch
Instantly transfer a photo or MP4 movie to your Android™ smartphone or tablet by simply touching it with the α7 II — thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and NFC™ (Near Field Communication)7. Touching your mobile device with the camera can also activate Smart Remote Control, which lets you control the camera’s shutter release from your smartphone or tablet.

Anti-dust system and coating
To keep your photos blemish free, a special anti-static coating on the surface of the optical filter suppresses the attachment of both dry and moist dust particles when changing lenses. An anti-dust mechanism also vibrates at high speed when you select Cleaning Mode to remove any particles adhering to the filter.

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