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Sony Alpha A7S II Digital Camera

MILC 12.2MP CMOS 4x Jun 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Good quality pictures
Poor design

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This low megapixel digital camera received an expert rating of 84 out of 100 from digitalfoto.dk.

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this camera is terrific based on 8 user reviews. Over 75% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 23,045 user and expert reviews (including 200 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Alpha A7S II has a built-in microphone. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Features Voice Recording

The Sony Alpha A7S II features voice recording, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Other

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the Alpha A7S II.


Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

One customer who purchased this digital camera considered that it did not have a good battery life. Bestbuy.com wrote “Battery Life” however they still gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.


Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The Sony Alpha A7S II has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 25, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 102400, 50, 100, 12800 and 409600 are also supported by this camera.

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Battery

370 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Sony Alpha A7S II is a digital camera that takes 370 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A7S II features saturation adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Sony Alpha A7S II has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Alpha A7S II has a dioptre correction, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Features Histogram

The Alpha A7S II features histogram, as do most of the other cameras that were launched in the last year.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Alpha A7S II features contrast adjustment. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Sony Alpha A7S II has a hand strap, as do most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Sony Alpha A7S II has a battery charger included, 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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Has a Batteries Included

The Alpha A7S II has a batteries included, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony Alpha A7S II has an AC adapter included. Most of the other recently released similar spec cameras also have an AC adapter included.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Alpha A7S II has a self-timer, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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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 comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A7S II has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,228,800 pixel, the Sony Alpha A7S II has a very high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other recently released low megapixel digital cameras. The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Alpha A7S II has a relatively average display diagonal (2.95 inches) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out in the last year.

If this Sony digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony Alpha A7S (3") which is also higher rated.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Sony Alpha A7S II has an external flash connector. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A7S II has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last year.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

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

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Good Quality Pictures

Three customers reckoned that the Sony Alpha A7S II had a good ISO range. Two years ago Tescodirect scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on Amazon “The D610 is fairly good when you raise the ISO, certainly better than any other camera I have owned until this point.”. Rjm wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon also two years ago “No problems whatsoever starting ISO at 3,200 when night shooting” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Three owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light. P. Burgess mentioned on Amazon “Great low light cam\era”. P. Burgess also wrote “Super low light camera and used for those low light situations” in their review. Rjm mentioned on Amazon “It's an amazing low light camera”.

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. William D Pummell said “It takes lovely photos”. Two years ago Rjm wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I use the camera mainly for astro photography where it excels”.

One owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. P. Burgess mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Its simply amazing for shooting up to very high ISO's without noise”. One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce clear pictures.

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Good Quality Lens

Two customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus.

Good Video Capture

Three people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good for video recording. Tescodirect wrote on Amazon “It is very good for video.” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Rjm said “My Oly EM1 is loads better on video with its 5 axis stabilisation” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One owner said that this digital camera had a good screen.

One owner concluded that the Sony Alpha A7S II had a good viewfinder. Two years ago Rjm gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “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”.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Alpha A7S II has an HDMI. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched in the last year also have an HDMI.

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Has a Microphone in

The Alpha A7S II has a microphone in. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released in the last year also have a microphone in.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Sony Alpha A7S II has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A7S II supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A7S.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A7S II supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony Alpha A7S II has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Only 4240 X 2832 Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A7S II has a higher image resolution than most recently released cameras. This camera has a 4240 x 2832 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most recently released cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 8688 x 5792 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer who bought this digital camera concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Tescodirect mentioned “My current set-up is a Nikon D610 combined with a Sigma 70-200mm f2.8, which is a large, conspicuous and heavy combination” .

Very Heavy

When compared to other recently released low megapixel digital cameras, the Sony Alpha A7S II's weight of 584 grams is one of the heaviest. Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the weights range from 1g to 590g, and the average weight is 260g.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony Alpha A7S II supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Alpha A7S II supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over one hundred and eight times the video resolution of a 320 x 240 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by comparable spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months. In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels and 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. Newly released cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer concluded that it had good features. William D Pummell wrote “The high ISO features will be very useful to me” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Support

Good Support

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago Rjm said “The camera is great with manual focusing lenses due to the focus peaking”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer said in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A7S II had email functionality. William D Pummell he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Supplier (tiffany3 on Amazon Marketplace) responded promptly to my email and arranged prompt delivery”.


Design

Easy to Use

One owner who reviewed the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Tescodirect said on Amazon two years ago “For dimly-lit venues you have to go a little higher than I am comfortable with (i.e” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

One customer considered that the Sony Alpha A7S II was easy to setup. Michael Clark he said on Amazon “Very quick to set up and achieve professional results”.

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Robust

One person reckoned that it was reliable. Two years ago Rjm mentioned on Amazon “The focus is fast and reliable even in almost complete darkness” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7S II.

Good Quality

Three customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Last year Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha A7S II “Lcd Screen Quality”. Rjm mentioned on Amazon “I rarely use it for video - it has no in body stabilisation and even if the quality is superb” in their review of this digital camera.

Poor Design

One owner who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was not smooth. Rjm said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “It isn't smooth unless mounted in a tripod”.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Alpha A7S II has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00006536110215, 00635131600548, 04548736018839, 04905524983289

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