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Sony Alpha A7 II Digital Camera

$2,234.99
$934.99 $1,300.00 cheaper than 74 days ago
MILC 24.3MP CMOS 4x Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Twenty industry awards
Unacceptable noise level
Battery life not great
431 Reviews + 20 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Twenty Industry Awards

This Sony camera has received twenty awards from experts in cameras.

The editors of five expert review sites all concluded that this high megapixel digital camera was outstanding and gave it their highest award. PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Photoreview.com.au, Log.com.tr and Reviewed.com all gave this digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

Review websites Trusted Reviews, Dkamera.de, Gagadget.com, Vido.com.ua and Tek.no all recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Websites Ephotozine, Lydogbilde.no and Lydogbillede.dk all strongly endorse this Sony camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The author at one more expert review site said that this high megapixel digital camera was great. DP Review gave this Sony digital camera a "Silver" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirty-nine expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 87 out of 100. If all the digital cameras of a similar type and age are ranked by average expert review score then this high megapixel digital camera is in the top 15%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 389 user reviews this digital camera has an exceptional average user rating. Over 71% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 23,045 expert and user reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Lens System

Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 3.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 10. When compared to other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera that we have checked the maximum aperture number of, the Alpha A7 II's maximum aperture number of 36 is one of the smallest.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera is 350mm. The Alpha A7 II has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 105 millimeters) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 3.1mm to 42mm. When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera, the Alpha A7 II's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 42 millimeters is one of the longest.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Alpha A7 II has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ (33x), or the Cybershot DSC-RX10 (33x) both from Sony.

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Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the Alpha A7 II in April 2017.


4K Video Capture

Thirty-six owners who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7 II agreed that it was good for video recording. Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this digital camera “XAVCS video format”. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “4K video capture” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Two years ago Dp Review wrote “IS is useful during still and video capture” in their review of this digital camera.

Fullframe Sensor Mirrorless Camera

Twenty-nine customers who reviewed it agreed that it was mirrorless. Ephotozine mentioned “Fullframe sensor mirrorless camera” . Two years ago Howtospendit.ft.com wrote “Lack of perceived serious intent may well be the reason this superlative mirrorless SLR from Sony”. Expert review site Dxomark.com said “Sony has updated its original A7 full frame mirrorless hybridcamerain the form of the cunningly named Sony A7II” in their review of this digital camera.

Twenty customers reckoned that this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Excellent EVF”. Kb mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The rear screen and EVF are also excellent, though takes getting used to for someone coming from a DSLR”. Mark J. said in his review of this digital camera “Stop down metering with a non-OEM lens is painless due to the EVF”.

Sixteen people who bought this digital camera agreed that it had a good screen. Pc Mag wrote two years ago “Hinged rear display”. Ephotozine mentioned “Improved resolution 3inch screen 1 228 800 dots”. Digital Versus wrote “Adjustable LCD screen” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Twelve people wrote in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Two years ago Dp Review mentioned “Large, highres viewfinder”. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Premium electronic viewfinder”. Bhphotovideo.com gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned two years ago “Good viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera.

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Image Quality

One hundred and seventy-seven owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag two years ago “Excellent 42-megapixel image sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Theverge.com wrote “Image stabilization for all lenses” . Digital Versus wrote two years ago “Good picture quality up to ISO 6400”.

Twenty-nine owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Gadgets.ndtv.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera “Superior details thanks to fullframe sensor”. Last year expert review site Eisa.eu said “The 24-million-pixel full frame sensor brings excellent dynamic range coupled with low noise” in their review of this digital camera. Dpreview.com wrote “It's also the number of millions of photodiodes that Sony has packed onto the sensor of its new a7R II”.

Twenty owners who bought it agreed that it was good in low light. Neville wrote “It is compact compared to the other Full frame D-SLR's, its built solid with awesome low light photography results” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Jaguar Brasil rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Excellent Image Quality - Good low light performance - Great spectrum color rendering - Great versatility FE lens mount - Fantastic in body image stabilization - Beautiful” in their review of this digital camera. Jen H rated it 80 out of 100 and she wrote in her review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “It's also great for lowlight situations since the ISO goes so high;”.

Nineteen customers who purchased it thought it had a good picture resolution. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “5fps continuous shooting”. Two years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “We had some excellent shooting sessions with the Sony A7 II”. John T. said in his review of this digital camera “Everything visible through the viewfinder, shooting in manual is easy” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Eight owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned “Qualit d'image jusqu' 12 800 ISO” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Low Noise Under Iso 6400”. Last year Masayuki mentioned “Its high ISO performance is good enough for my use” in their review of this digital camera.

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Hybrid Autofocus System

Fifty-eight owners agreed that it had a good autofocus. Pc Mag scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “Hybrid autofocus system”. Ephotozine said in their review of this digital camera “Focus peaking Zebra display” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Pc Mag also mentioned “Focus peaking and magnification” in their review.

Fifty-three customers who bought the Sony Alpha A7 II mentioned that it had a good lens. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Lens Options”. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Non-native Lens Use” in their review. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “This time last year the first-generation Sony A7 took the Pocket-lint Awards gong for best interchangeable lens camera”.

Fifty-two people concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Rocksteady fiveaxis stabilization” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Stuff.tv rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said “5axis stabilisation massively boosts handheld performance”. Ephotozine said “5axis image stabilisation built in” and rated this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Ten owners considered that it had a good zoom. Quantum Electrodynamics rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “I can also make use of my of Canon EF lenses, including a 16-35mm f/2.8L Zoom, TS-E 24mm tilt/shift” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Kami mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The EVF and manual zoom focus assist is awesome”. Janice P wrote in her review of this digital camera on Johnlewis.com in the same month “It is a good all rounder, I wanted a camera I could you in low light, zoom, cropped photos, sharp images, IS”.

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No Built-In Flash

Six customers who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have a good flash. Ephotozine wrote in their review of this digital camera “Flash not included provided although possibly not needed”. Mike the Crazy Picture Taker mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “It works fine at most events, I used it at a robotics competition and got some great shots, some in really difficult situations where a flash was not feasible” however despite that he gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Muddly wrote “There is no built in flip up flash, so if you want to use the wireless flash option, you need to use two flashes” yet they gave this digital camera a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Poor Exposure Control

One owner considered that the product did not have good exposure controls. In April last year Richard said on Bhphotovideo.com “2) Exposure compensation dial poorly placed/designed” in his review of this digital camera.


Features

Good Technical Features

Nineteen owners said in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A7 II had good features. Two years ago Gt40carl gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Excellent build quality, useful features, bright sharp EVF, terrific articulating LCD” in their review of this digital camera. Evan wrote in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “I love the features and the simplicity”. Jim Los Angeles wrote “Overall the a7ii is an excellent camera with first-rate features and a so”.


Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The Alpha A7 II has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. The ISO sensitivities "200", "6400" and "25600" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Alpha A7 II has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Quite Noisy

Ten people agreed that the Sony Alpha A7 II was noisy. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera “Noisy high ISO images” but despite that they gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Quite noisy” in their review of this digital camera. What Digital Camera wrote two years ago “Loud operational noise” in their review of this digital camera.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Ten people agreed that the Sony Alpha A7 II was noisy. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera “Noisy high ISO images” but despite that they gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Quite noisy” in their review of this digital camera. What Digital Camera wrote two years ago “Loud operational noise” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people who reviewed the product agreed that it was not quiet. Svihy wrote “There is no silent shooting mode and the shutter is quite loud, especially for a mirrorless camera Over-sensitive eye sensor” . Reformed_leica wrote “Shutter isn't the quietest.”. Alanz mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Walmart.com “* No silent shutter option(my biggest disappointment, I understand the technical difficulties behind”.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Sony Alpha A7 II has an HDMI. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI.

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Camera

Has a Dioptre Correction

The Alpha A7 II has a dioptre correction. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a dioptre correction.

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Features Histogram

The Alpha A7 II features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Design

Compact Design

Thirty-eight owners agreed that the Sony Alpha A7 II was good looking. Tomsguide.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Packing 5-axis, in-body image stabilization and a full-frame sensor in a petite, sexy body, Sony's Alpha a7 II has a lot to offer” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Gadgets.ndtv.com wrote two years ago “Sony has been pretty loud about its Alpha 7 series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Kb said on Bhphotovideo.com “The major win I feel with the new a7II (or any a7) is the ability to use and take advantage of the beautiful and incredible lenses of the past”.

Thirteen owners said in their reviews that it was well designed. Pc Mag scored it 80 out of 100 and said on PC Mag “Dust- and moisture-resistant design” in their review of this digital camera. Stuff.tv wrote “Top notch build quality and design”. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PC Mag “A better ergonomic design”.

Ten customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was ergonomic. Two years ago Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “Improved ergonomics”. Jim Los Angeles wrote on Bhphotovideo.com in the same month “—The ergonomics are good.” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Jens the Lens said on Bhphotovideo.com “Better ergonomics for holding and operating the camera are worth more in the long run” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was rough. Tomsguide.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Pro and super-enthusiast photographers who want something easy to carry around, especially in rough” and gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100.

Two people who bought it considered that it was retro. Quantum Electrodynamics said on Bhphotovideo.com “It's also a pretty camera with retro styling and a compact, solid feel” in their review of this digital camera. Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was smooth. Gsxrb wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “The manager was really helpful and made the sale go smooth” .

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Image Quality

Ninety-seven customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Two years ago Trusted Reviews said in their review of this digital camera “Excellent dynamic range and image quality”. In the same month Stuff.tv wrote in their review of this digital camera “Stellar imaging quality”. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Fullframe image quality in a compact body” in their Sony Alpha A7 II review.

Solid Build Quality

Sixty-two customers who bought it said that it was well made. Three years ago Theverge.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Improved build quality and ergonomics”. Two years ago Gadgets.ndtv.com wrote “Impeccable build quality” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Dp Review said in their Sony Alpha A7 II review “Solid build quality” .

Five customers who bought the product concluded that it was reliable. Simonog gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “It is easy to hold and operate and despite my large hands I can reliably rotate dials, push buttons” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Minfansony said in their review of this digital camera on Johnlewis.com “Impressions of the A7II camera compared to my trusty A850 which I've had five years”. Sjm said on Bhphotovideo.com “For museum and indoor shooting (dark churches anyone?) being able to reliably handhold down to 1/13 is pretty amazing” in their review of this digital camera.

Four people wrote that the product was strong and durable. Di01 mentioned “Robust feel of it”. Wertuio wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “And the price! Also love the classic rugged case design--and it fits well in the hand”. Iso500 mentioned “The image quality is superb, with robust color, contrast” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed it thought it was sealed. Ephotozine wrote “Weather sealed magnesium a”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. In April last year Jens the Lens gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “When the A7 got destroyed in an accident”.

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New Handgrip and Control Layout

Fifty owners agreed that the Sony Alpha A7 II was easy to use. What Digital Camera mentioned “New handgrip and control layout”. Digitalversus.com wrote “It's very nice to use and offers all-round performance”. Ken wrote in his review of this digital camera “Both the back screen and the eye piece are very are very easy to use” .

Twenty customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Jmert mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Menus/ Controls are very easy to learn” in their review of this digital camera. John T. gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote in April last year “Menu layout is logical, assignable buttons, built-in stabilization” in his review of this digital camera. Two years ago Jaguar Brasil rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “Menu organization could be better - No strong weatherproof for tropical regions - Some tweaks required, like Auto ISO from A7RII - USB charging” in their review of this digital camera.

Twelve owners thought it was easy to handle. Two years ago Ephotozine scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Improved handling and controls” in their review of this digital camera. Gadgets.ndtv.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Great handling” and rated it 80 out of 100. Mark J. he wrote on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Speed and handling make this an excellent camera for travel”.

Eight owners who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago Dp Review said “Camera is comfortable to hold”. Bigboytwin wrote “I bought as my earlier mark 1 wasn't very comfortable with the 24-240mm lens mounted”. Jonwerg wrote “It is certainly a lot more comfortable to hold when using heavier lenses” .

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to setup. Minfansony mentioned two years ago “WiFi - Nice and simple to set up Lens mount - Been able to use virtually any lens on your camera” in their review of this digital camera.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Alpha A7 II has a pre-flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also have a pre-flash.

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Smart TV

WiFi NFC Connectivity

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Digital Versus wrote “WiFi NFC connectivity” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7 II.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony Alpha A7 II has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A7 II has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. Most high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Sony digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2000, 1968 x 1312, 6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 1968 x 1112, 12416 x 1856, 5536 x 2160 and 8192 x 1856 and 3872 x 2160.

This camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all high megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago.

The worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 480 x 480.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A7 II has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of a similar age and type to it.

This camera's image resolution (6000 x 4000 pixels) is actually the best image resolution across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

A 5184 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony Alpha A7 II supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A7 II supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony Alpha A7 II supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A7 II supports Full HD video, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D7200 ($769.95) is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Alpha A7 II supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. In addition, this Sony digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. 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. Across all cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera the best video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer who bought the product concluded that it was good in terms of power usage.

Battery Life Not Great

Thirty-three people who reviewed it agreed that it did not have a good battery life. Trusted Reviews mentioned two years ago “Fairly poor battery stamina” in their review of this digital camera but even so they still gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Digital Versus said also two years ago “Battery life should be better” in their review of this digital camera. Digital Versus also said “Still no separate battery charger” in their review.

One customer who bought the product said that it was not quick to charge.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Thirty owners reckoned that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Bhphotovideo.com gave this digital camera a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Good With Manual Lenses”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Excellent With Manual Len” in their review. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus two years ago “The picture quality is excellent, and, with the help of a lens converter, you can re-use all your old full-format lenses from different ma”.

Two owners considered that it had good customer support. Two years ago Josh wrote in his review of the Sony Alpha A7 II on Bestbuy.com “Sony has the worse customer support and would never buy another Sony product” however despite that he gave the product a rating of 1 stars out of 5. Camerauserdad said on Walmart.com in the same month “Companies that sell premium products should have better customer support”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Design

Thirty-seven people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was compact. Theverge.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Still the most compact fullframe camera you can get”. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “Compact design”. Photographyblog.com wrote two years ago “The Sony A7 II is the world's first 35mm full-frame compact system camera with 5-axis optical image stabilization, providing up to 4.5 steps faster shutter speed of correction” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Seventeen owners mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Techradar said “Effective in, body stabilization system” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Kb mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The body feels rock solid with a very dependable metal build”. Fret Spider said on Bhphotovideo.com “The extended dynamic range on this body and the newer A7R II is quite impressive - keeping in mind that exposing correctly is most important on either camera system” in their review of this digital camera.

Seventeen people who reviewed it thought it was heavy and bulky. Mcranston mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Are you kidding? Scrolling through the entire menu to format the SD card Loud digital sounding shutter Too heavy for a small system” in their review of this digital camera. Mr. Keyboard said on Bhphotovideo.com “It is not as comfortable to hold a7II, especially when using heavy lenses” in their review of this digital camera and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Janice P wrote on Johnlewis.com two years ago “Very heavy, I wanted something that would be on par with the Nikon”.

Twelve owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was lightweight. Eisa.eu said on expert website EISA.eu “The α7 II is a full frame CSC of true professional quality that brings strong competition to DSLR systems and offers huge imaging potential in a lightweight body”. Itai N mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Really love the lightweight so I able to carry it all the time (in Passport Sling III”. Jen H said “It's more lightweight which makes it great for hikes or on-the-go photos” in her review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Five customers concluded that this digital camera was good structurally. Two years ago Digitalcameraworld.com said “Capteur 24 x 36 mm stabilis Qualit de construction”. Digitalversus.com gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on expert website Digital Versus “The Sony Alpha 7 Mark II has a magnesium-alloy chassis with sturdy construction and quality matte black finish”. Mcranston wrote “Great IQ Amazing low light performance In body image stabilization Great focus peaking Solid construction Good video performance Cons” yet they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 416 grams, the Alpha A7 II has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the NX3000 ($213.74) (230g), or the NX30 ($438.55) (375g) both from Samsung or the Nikon D3200 ($360) (455g).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony Alpha A7 II has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Canon EOS 70D ($999) which has better reviews.

If this Sony camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the D7200 ($769.95) (3.2"), the D5 ($6,496) (3.2"), or the D610 ($1,100) (3.2") all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ilce7m2kb, sony ilce7m2b, sony alpha7ii, sony hvlf32m, sony ilce7b, sony a7m2, sony a7ii
Barcodes 00027242874794, 00027242888722, 00027242888739, 00617689596757, 00845251086218, 00845251096989, 00845251097573, 00845251097580, 00845251097603, 04548736001701, 04548736001763

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