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Sony Alpha A7R II Digital Camera

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MILC 42.4MP CMOS 4x Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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Good quality
Heavy and bulky
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Reviews

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 292 owner reviews the average owner rating of this high megapixel digital camera is 83 out of 100. Over 79% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

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


Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The Sony Alpha A7R II features noise reduction. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also feature noise reduction.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Alpha A7R II has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a built-in microphone.

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Quiet

Nine customers said in their reviews that it was quiet. Bhphotovideo.com rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said “Silent Shutter Option”. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Absolutely silent” in their review. Last year Kk-La said on Bhphotovideo.com “Silent shutter in single shot/Raw mode is great” but even so they only scored the Sony Alpha A7R II 60 out of 100.

Three owners thought it was noisy. Daniel wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The 720p slow motion is noisy and pretty unusable, especially when cutting with 4k a7R II footage” in his review of this digital camera. Dennishh mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The tonal range is just great even at higher ISOs, I can shoot at ISO 640 with almost no noise and incredible tonal range with very usable files up to 32,000” in their review of this digital camera. Alex wrote “It was so unreliable of errors and over heating or being over noisily in low ISO I rarely got to use it on shoots”.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This high megapixel digital camera was released in April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Eleven customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Bhphotovideo.com said “Not too heavy” . Brandon said two years ago “Heavy duty and surviving shooting outside pouring rain for few hours”. Egill Bjarki wrote in the same month “I would say that if you tend to do heavy editing, this might be a concern”.

Seven customers concluded that the Sony Alpha A7R II was compact. Bhphotovideo.com said “Light and Compact” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Fightingmink rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “It's a compact car with a 12 cylinder engine”. Fightingmink also said “It has the same battery life and it's compact car with a 4 cylinder engine” in their review.

Seven people reckoned that it was lightweight. Marcelleqb rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “I'd rather have the lightweight small battery than a heavy battery, especially for hand held work” in their review of this digital camera. Businessuser rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “Laptop is lightweight”. Doctord rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Bestbuy.com “Lightweight versatile and very very fast”.

Six people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was thin. Two years ago Brucebslc said on Bestbuy.com “Slim laptop with crisp display” in their review of this digital camera. Bshwag wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “Have already been impressed with how thin and light the laptop is” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Elmer mentioned in his review of this digital camera two years ago “Windows 10, very slim and light, keyboard bends back, so you can easily use it as a large touchscreen, plenty of memory”.

Four customers considered that the product was a good body shape. Frank Underwood wrote in his review of this digital camera “It is a professional body with good manufactory quality”. Dcisive gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said “This is an ultimate body and deserves great lenses”. D. M. mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Great camera body” .

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Heavy and Bulky

Eleven customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Bhphotovideo.com said “Not too heavy” .

Brandon said two years ago “Heavy duty and surviving shooting outside pouring rain for few hours”. Egill Bjarki wrote in the same month “I would say that if you tend to do heavy editing, this might be a concern”.

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Average Weight

The Alpha A7R II has a pretty typical weight (582 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Twenty-four people said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Two years ago Darrell wrote “It has a very nice size and battery life is OK” in his review of this digital camera but he only gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Chris mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The only issue is short battery life.” in his review of this digital camera. Khalil Shahid gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The only thing that keeps this camera from achieving perfection is the battery life and viewfinder resolution”.


Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The Sony Alpha A7R II has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The ISO sensitivities "50", "6400", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A7R II has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras that came out more than a year ago is 700,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 20 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At 1,228,800 pixel, the Alpha A7R II has a very high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released one year ago.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Alpha A7R II has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Alpha A7R II has a microphone in, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Alpha A7R II has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has an HDMI

The Sony Alpha A7R II has an HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Alpha A7R II has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Alpha A7R II has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Sony Alpha A7R II has a self-timer, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Design

Good Looking

Thirty-two owners who purchased the Sony Alpha A7R II mentioned that it was good looking. Bhphotovideo.com said “Works With Vintage Lenses”. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Beautiful video” in their review. Chaps2chapsii said on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “To view into the finder and select your options and see it happening right in front of your eyes is a beautiful thing to behold, no question in my mind” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that it was well designed. Two years ago Bobby wrote “I like the sleek and flexible design and touch screen feature making it very portable”. Alex Potemkin, Alexartphoto said on Bhphotovideo.com in the same month “Great design! Especially if you try to compose a dynamic scene”. Alex Potemkin, Alexartphoto also wrote “If you are former user of other professional systems, especially Canon with his effective and simple design, think twice before switching to this system” in his review.

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it was ergonomic. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Good ergonomics”. Last year Arcanum Kyle scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Better ergonomics - and some smart new firmware updates make this thing one heck of a machine (Oh”. Fe she mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Ergonomics could be better, particularly the small rear wheel”.

Three customers concluded that it was smooth. Dennishh scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “The raw files that are produced are exceptional in every way, they have a smooth beautiful tonality” in their review of this digital camera. Lacroix mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Loses it's luster the minute you slap on a ND filter and begin shooting long exposure to get smooth water in lakes/rivers, etc” however despite that they only gave the product a rating of 2 stars out of 5. Detroit12 mentioned on Bestbuy.com “So far she loves it! The 2 in 1 feature is very nice and the computer runs very smooth and fast” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality

Fourty-two people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Good Build Quality”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Excellent image quality” in their review. Dennishh scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I've had the Sony A7r2 four two weeks now and am continually amazed at the quality of the captures from this camera”.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was inferior quality. Akm47 mentioned on Amazon “Nice design, bad quality control” nonetheless they scored it 3 stars out of 5.

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Well Made

Twenty-three owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Bhphotovideo.com rated this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R II two years ago “Solid Construction”. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Professional build” in their review. Blairo wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “A great improvement over the A7R! More solid, albeit a bit more heavy, with a more solid lens mount” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Nine customers said that this digital camera was strong and durable. Last year Charlie mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Amazing natural light images, however, has a very tough time focusing in not so low light” however he only gave the product a score of 3 stars out of 5. Marla said “The build of the camera is rugged, doesn't feel like plastic as some DSLRs do” in her review of this digital camera. Two years ago Cartman7391 wrote on Bestbuy.com “Especially with 360 hinge, very durable”.

Five customers wrote in their reviews that it was reliable. Two years ago Egill Bjarki said on Bhphotovideo.com “Can it replace my trusty and beloved D810? The short answer is no.”. Jon M. said on Bhphotovideo.com “Money can be spent on a way more reliable camera” in his review of this digital camera. Justice Peace wrote on Amazon “Even my Leica M9 was 100% reliable”.

One person thought it was sealed. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com said “Weather sealed”.

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Easy to Use

Thirty owners considered that it was easy to use. Clay Charles wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “This camera rocks it s simple and easy to use without mush of a learning curve” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Bob mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “In most respects it is a superb camera and a joy to use”. Last year Branchbay mentioned “I liked the ability to use a metabones IV adapter to utilize the canon lenses that I own”.

Eight people who purchased the product wrote that it was easy to use the menus. In April last year Dale wrote “The high dynamic range and low noise at high ISO settings were great for night photography” and scored it 80 out of 100. Cj3captures mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The camera's menu system is very extensive” in their review of this digital camera. Laurence said “You can waste quite a bit of time looking for a certain menu choice” although he only scored it 60 out of 100.

Seven people who bought it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Camiloramirezphotographer wrote on Bhphotovideo.com last year “Anyway the camera is fast, light, precise and very comfortable with the vertical grip”. C360 mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Easier to hold the camera away from us”. Jonathan C wrote on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The camera feels great in my hands (feels more solid that my a7s” in his review of this digital camera.

Three customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was easy to setup. Two years ago Maybudmo said in their review of this digital camera “We didn't need anything fancy, just a basic computer and this was easy to set-up and learn”. Michelle7315 mentioned on Bestbuy.com “This is a beautiful, light weight laptop! It was easy to set up and easy on my back when I need to carry it” in their review of this digital camera. Keldol said in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “It is very easy to set up and was ready to work on in minutes”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to handle. Earwicker said on Amazon “It handles beautifully” in their review of this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The Alpha A7R II features multi burst mode, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A7R II features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Features Histogram

The Sony Alpha A7R II features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Sony Alpha A7R II has a dioptre correction, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Alpha A7R II has an anti-dust function. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago also have an anti-dust function.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Alpha A7R II features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Quite Big Eye Relief

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the eye reliefs range from 18mm to 27mm. At 23 millimeters, the Sony Alpha A7R II has a fairly big eye relief compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Alpha A7R II does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Alpha A7R II has a pre-flash. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a pre-flash.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony Alpha A7R II has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Alpha A7R II has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a shoe mounting point.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Alpha A7R II has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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7952 X 5304 Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A7R II has a 7952 x 5304 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most similar spec cameras that were released one year ago have a 3008 x 2000 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 7952 x 5304 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution across all comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst image resolution is 2560 х 1280 pixels.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A7R II supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A7R II supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras that came out more than a year ago also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Eight customers who bought the Sony Alpha A7R II reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Bhphotovideo.com said “Great For Manual Focus”. Dale said on Bhphotovideo.com “In low light manual focus peaking works best with stationary subjects”. Dale the Architectural Photographer said “Dynamic range and manual focus using EVF”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good customer support. Kendall mentioned on Bestbuy.com two years ago “Best Buy has many other great brands that have much better customer support”.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony Alpha A7R II supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel 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 Sony Alpha A7R II supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than a year also support Full HD video.

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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 nine times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 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.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Alpha A7R II is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels 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 similar spec cameras that were released more than a year ago.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Good Exposure Control

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had good exposure controls. Baadnewsbear gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Exposure compensation easily adjustable 7”.

Good Flash

Three people considered that this digital camera had a good flash. Dcisive mentioned on Bestbuy.com “The HVL-43M is THE best flash for this camera no doubt”. Michael J. Davies mentioned “Terrible battery life, awkward position of the Menu and Magnify buttons, no flash, poor position of shutter release (fixed in A7 II), few lenses available” and rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5.

Good Viewfinder

Sixteen owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A7R II had a good screen. Emekatech mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The biggest con I can give is the lack of a swivel screen” in their review of this digital camera. Brianna said on Bestbuy.com “Always runs smoothly and the touch screen feature is great!” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Dancameron said on Bestbuy.com “Lightweight, good battery life, runs smoothly, great colors and screen resolution” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven people who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good viewfinder. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “OLED viewfinder”. Charlie mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com last year “Additionally, when paired with it's Sony Flash, there is an extensive viewfinder blackout while making a flash image”. L4 mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Impressed with the Electronic View finder” and gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Three people who bought it concluded that it had an electronic viewfinder. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Evf Is Stunning”. Laurence wrote in his review of this digital camera “The EVF is impressive with all the info it gives you” but even so he only rated the product 3 stars out of 5. Jwill wrote “EVF is probably the best EVF I have used, even better than the Samsung NK1” however despite that they scored this digital camera 60 out of 100.

Three people said in their reviews that it was mirrorless. C360 wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “We use live view very heavily and prefer the mirrorless to an SLR purely for that reason”. Bestbuymaster mentioned “I can't believe the performance on this fairly(?) compact mirrorless camera! I was using a Nikon D5000”. Davipix wrote “Previously Sony had launched the worldwide acclaimed DSC-RX1 and some later the DSC-RX1R, both full frame, mirrorless and sporting a 35mm fixed lens” .

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Able to Produce Good Images

Seventy-eight owners who purchased the Sony Alpha A7R II reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Sharp images”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Natural Light Photography” in their review. Cj3captures wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The camera produces very clear and detailed raw images”.

Twenty-five people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “High resolution” in their review of this digital camera. Cj3captures said “I was successful in shooting with the camera once I studied” in their review of this digital camera. Cj3captures also mentioned “In that I do not shoot video; shooting stills I strongly recommend the Sony vertical battery grip (houses two batteries” in their review.

Nineteen customers agreed that the product was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said “Low light performance”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Superb Lowlight Imaging” in their review. Brando mentioned “The 4K is stunning and the low-light capabilities are great for a camera with this many megapixels”.

Ten people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Daniel said in April last year “The 42mp sensor has mind blowingly good dynamic range” . Branchbay wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The sensor was full of dust particles, which was not good” but they only scored this digital camera 60 out of 100. Camiloramirezphotographer gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Sony sell sensor to the best brands, even the new 100 mp phase one it have a sony sensor”.

Eight customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good ISO range. C360 wrote “If the focus is nailed the results look good to me up ISO 12800 on a 25" monitor” in their review of this digital camera. Mario wrote in April last year “My only concern is that the sensor is very powerful so when the ISO is set to automatic it will often go a little to high”. Etwphoto wrote on Bhphotovideo.com last year “It has very decent ISO performance and it was a huge jump in improvement compared to my 5d mark II” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good for Video Recording

Thirty-two owners wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned two years ago “Great For Stills Or Video”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “4k Video High Megapixel” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “High-quality video” in their review.

Good Autofocus

Thirty-six owners concluded that it had a good autofocus. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Fast Accurate Auto-Focus”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Eye Focus” in their review. Darrell wrote “The bottom line is the focusing speed under adverse lighting conditions”.

Seventeen owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Lens compatibility”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Third Party Lens Support” in their review. Dale wrote in his review of this digital camera last year “When it functions speed using the metabones adaptor and 600 mm Canon lens was acceptable”.

Nine people who reviewed it considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com wrote last year “Good Image Stabilization” however they rated the product 40 out of 100. Disambiguous mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The five-axis image stabilization is amazing” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Blairo said on Bhphotovideo.com “While I shoot mostly landscapes using a solid tripod, in-body image stabilizer offers the option of image stabilization for my Leica glass” in their review of this digital camera.

Three owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good zoom. Darrell wrote two years ago “With Canon bodies and long zoom I can get crisp focus” in his review of this digital camera but he only gave the Sony Alpha A7R II a rating of 60 out of 100. Honest Hari wrote “Where is the zoom up to 120mm? I think Sony needs to get its act together for its loyal customers”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Eight owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Bl mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “This camera has a great set of features that all work extremely well”. Kamikaze gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said “The Sony has so many features regarding video that make it easier” in their Sony Alpha A7R II review. Fahad mentioned “Although A7sii has more video features, I felt the A7rii was the better value for me combining excellent video” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Alpha A7R II has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ilce7rm2bcec
Barcodes 00027242893832, 00841434102973, 00841434102980, 00841434103468, 00841434110107, 04548736017719

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