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Sony Alpha a7R II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 592 reviews of Sony Alpha a7R II. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and focus. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. The screen and battery get less positive reviews. The viewfinder and reliability get mixed views.

performance, portability, usability, focus, image quality

battery, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a7R II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha a7R II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Alpha a7R II from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a7R II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 user reviews of Sony Alpha a7R II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the focus and price. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability and battery, and there are some mixed reviews about the viewfinder.

performance, portability, usability, price, focus

battery, reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha a7R II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Alpha a7R II from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

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Expert review by : Mike Topham (trustedreviews.com)

Sony A7R II

 

The Sony A7R II is the second generation of a series that set out to prove how serious a compact system camera can be. With a full-frame sensor, the range has offered image quality similar to some of the very best DSLRs, such as the Nikon D810 and...

Fantastic resolution ; Great higher ISO performance ; Effective OIS

No flash unit ; Limited battery stamina

Sep, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony A7R II review

 

The finest camera Sony has ever made

Superb image quality ; Excellent low light capabilities ; Compact given its specs

Video record button is annoyingly placed ; We can’t afford one

A no-compromise compact system camera for well-heeled enthusiasts

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Sony Alpha A7R II review

 

More pixels, faster performance and enhanced video options

High-resolution full-frame sensor ; Small, weather-sealed body ; High-end video features including in-camera 4K recording

Menu needs streamlining ; Video record button awkwardly placed ; Relatively limited range of lenses

While its huge pixel count makes the A7R II a serious DSLR alternative for landscape and portrait pros, the impressive AF performance and video features give it much wider appeal. However, lens options are still rather limited.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony a7R II review - Full frame and 4K in one

 

With a full-frame sensor and 4K video, the Sony a7R II delivers in spades for both photo and video.

Still, there’s no denying the allure of a full-frame camera, and 4K video is a big draw, too. If you don’t want to compromise on either, the A7R II is the obvious choice.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Sony A7R II review

 

As Sony's been building its A7 series of Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras, each model has made compromises: great sensitivity but low resolution ( A7S II ), sharp image quality but slow autofocus system ( A7R ), fast autofocus system but not...

For the most part, the Sony A7R II delivers terrific photo and video quality in a compact, well-designed body.

Terrible battery life and a mushy shutter mechanism may negatively impact your shooting experience. Also, there's general highlight clipping in still photos and artifacts in some high-ISO-sensitivity shots that we hope Sony can improve via a firmware...

It needs a little more refinement, but overall the Sony A7R II is a great camera for folks who need a high-resolution full-frame model in a more compact design than a dSLR.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (tipa.com)

Sony α7R II

 

The Sony α7R II has a 42.4MP “Full-frame” Exmor R™ CMOS sensor housed inside a full magnesium alloy body. It features a hybrid AF system with 399 on-sensor phase detection points and 25 contrast detection points that allow still shooting at up to 5 fps...

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Canon EOS 5DS R Versus Sony Alpha A7R II Comparison

 

We compare the 50mp Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR with the 42mp Sony Alpha A7R II Mirrorless camera.

The Sony Alpha A7R II offers the World's first backlit full-frame CMOS sensor, and delivers better low light performance than the Canon. The A7R II is also offering a range of advanced technological features, which are simply not available with the...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by (photoanswers.co.uk)

Sony Alpha 7R II

 

When you think of a conventional compact system camera, the first idea to pop into your head is likely to be a small, pocketable model with interchangeable lenses. Sony's A7R II is big for a CSC, but smaller than pro DSLRs. Its 42.2Mp full-frame chip...

It was hard to mark the A7R II down for Features & Build. The spec list is fully-fledged and outdoes its DSLR rivals in many areas. We’d have liked to see a secondary SD card slot, but huge capacities are available, so the camera did enough to warrant...

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Sony A7R II review

 

Sony's feature-packed A7R II is the best camera of 2015.

42.4MP BI full-frame sensor – industry first ; 4K movies ; ISO up to 102,400 ; Can autofocus some Canon lenses (via adapter) ; Five-axis image stabilization

LCD non-touch capable ; EVF has slight lag

Whether it’s photos or videos that you enjoy shooting, the A7R II is a very complex, but terrific all-around camera. It is the best new camera of 2015. We believe any enthusiast photographer will be extremely pleased with its extensive capabilities,...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Sony Alpha a7R II Review

 

The Sony a7R II is a 42MP full frame mirrorless camera with 5-axis image stabilization, featuring the world's first (and currently only) 35mm BSI CMOS sensor, and including a hybrid autofocus system and 4K video capabilities. It's the fifth in the...

Class-leading low light Raw performance, thanks to the first-ever BSI full-frame CMOS ; Impressive dynamic range in Raw, even at high ISO ; Dramatically improved JPEGs, with sophisticated sharpening and well-controlled noise reduction ; DRO and S-Log2...

No direct AF point control ; Lock-on AF still remains unpredictable and often unreliable ; Camera focuses stopped down in AF-C, often crippling AF at small apertures or in low light ; Eye-AF and Lock-on AF not available with 3rd party lenses, nor in...

The a7R II brings 42MP stills and 4K video to a small, lightweight body. Electronic shutter and in-body image stabilization make for high quality images and video you'll work harder to get, if you get it at all, from comparable DSLRs. BSI-CMOS gives...

Nov, 2015

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