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Sony Alpha A7S II

Camera Labs Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Essential EISA.eu EISA Best Product
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.2 megapixel camera
MILC 12.2MP CMOS Black Jun 2016
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Sony Alpha A7S II Review

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228 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has great expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, it is robust and is easy to use. However they also report unacceptable noise level and poor battery life.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Has a vari-angle LCD display
Quite low megapixel
Heavy
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Good
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Excellent
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How Big is the Sony Alpha A7S II?

The Sony Alpha A7S II is 126.9mm wide and 95.7mm tall. It is 60.3mm deep and weighs 584g.

Sony Alpha A7S II front dimensions

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Sony Alpha A7S II In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This Sony camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Trusted Reviews, Digitaltrends.com and Camera Labs all of whom decided that this camera was very good.

Review websites Log.com.tr and Photoreview.com.au both thought that this camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This digital camera received a "Gold" award from review website Digifotopro.nl who decided that this camera was terrific.

This Sony digital camera received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com, 01net.com gave it a "4 Star" award and EISA.eu gave it an "EISA Best Product" award.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 86 out of 100 based on 29 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and PC Mag. If all the cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this Sony digital camera is in the top 13%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

This camera has a brilliant average owner rating based on 199 owner reviews. Over 94% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Good Picture Quality

21 owners who purchased it thought it was good in low light, 15 customers thought this digital camera was able to produce good images and four owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good picture resolution. three owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures and two people said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was noisy.

Customers Report Sub-Standard Battery Life

Six customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it did not have a good battery life.

Users Report it is Robust

Seven people said in their reviews that the product was well made.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Seven owners said in their reviews that the product was easy to use and three people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to setup.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 29,814 expert and user reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has very good reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

15 customers who purchased the Sony Alpha A7S II reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Six people who bought it considered that it had a good autofocus and four people who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good lens.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

11 customers who purchased this digital camera thought it was good quality.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Four customers mentioned that the product had good features.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three owners who bought it concluded that it was a good body shape and two people concluded that this digital camera was compact.

Users Report Nice Design

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

11 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A7S II was good value for money.


Features

Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12.2 megapixels, the Alpha A7S II has one of the lower megapixels amongst cameras of this age. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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Heavy

The weights of cameras range from 1g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Sony Alpha A7S II is one of the heavier cameras (584 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.95 inches, the Alpha A7S II has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Sony Alpha A7S II has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Alpha A7S II has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A7S II has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Alpha A7S II has an external flash connector. Most of the other digital cameras also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony Alpha A7S II has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other digital cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A7S II supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other digital cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Sony Alpha A7S II has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony Alpha A7S II has a microphone in. Most of the other cameras also have a microphone in.

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Fairly Big Eye Relief

The Alpha A7S II has one of the bigger eye reliefs (23 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. The average eye relief of cameras is 19mm, and the eye reliefs range from 8mm to 27mm.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Alpha A7S II supports dioptic correction. Most of the other digital cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Alpha A7S II features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Sony Alpha A7S II has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras also have a self-timer.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony Alpha A7S II has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A7S II features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,228,800 pixel, the Alpha A7S II has a very high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the display resolutions (numeric) range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The 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 camera, which is the most common video resolution. The video resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A7S II supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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370 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Alpha A7S II is a camera that takes 370 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony Alpha A7S II has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony Alpha A7S II is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Sony digital camera 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. Cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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4240 X 2832 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A7S II has a 4240 x 2832 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras. Across all digital cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Alpha A7S II has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of 0.5 inches, the Alpha A7S II has a quite large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras. The smallest viewfinder screen size of digital cameras is 0.17" and the largest is 8".

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Age

Released 13 Months Ago

It was June 2016 when this camera was released.


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Barcodes 00006536110215, 00009608235591, 00027242894273, 00635131600548, 04548736018839, 04905524983289

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