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Sony Alpha a7S II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Sony Alpha a7S II. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the low light performance and image quality. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Reviews about the durability and sensor are mixed. Some have doubts about the flash and viewfinder.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, low-light

viewfinder, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a7S II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a7S II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony Alpha a7S II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the flash and viewfinder. Views about the shutter and reliability are mixed.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, price

screen, viewfinder, flash

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha a7S II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Alpha a7S II from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2020

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Callum McInerney-Riley (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Alpha A7S II

 

The Sony Alpha A7S II is a full-frame camera with a difference. Where its brother the A7R II uses a 42-megapixel sensor for massive amounts of detail, this camera pares the resolution all the way down to 12 megapixels to radically improve low-light...

Great low-light performance ; Excellent for video ; Much-improved ergonomics

Limited detail capture among full-frame cameras ; Unimpressive burst performance

Dec, 2015

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Sony Alpha A7S Mark II Expert Review

 

Read our full review of the new Sony Alpha A7S Mark II - the 12 megapixel camera with 4K video recording.

Improved handling and design ; Excellent image quality ; Excellent ISO range ; 4K video can be recorded internally ; MicroUSB charging / power ; 5-axis image stabilisation ; Wi-Fi and NFC ; Sony PlayMemories Apps ; Dual-axis electronic level

12 megapixels may not be enough for stills photographers ; Camera video fussy about memory cards ; Shorter battery life than previous model ; Focus struggled in low-light at times

For the serious videographer, or movie maker, the advanced options available for high quality video output that the Sony Alpha A7S Mark II provides will be most welcome, and compared to some of the competition, particularly traditional video cameras,...

Feb, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Sony A7S II review

 

Sony's A7S II is the ultimate low-light shooter for night owls.

Just like its predecessor, the A7S II earns our Recommended badge, given the enhancements. There’s a lot of cool technology and it’s a great-performing camera, but it isn’t for everyone. This camera is geared to specific shooters who really like...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Next-gen Sony A7S II full-frame mirrorless now does 4K on the inside

 

Sony's full-frame Mark II hat trick concludes with an update to its low-light and video-optimized mirrorless model.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony A7S II Review

 

The Sony A7S II takes the A7S to the next level. The redesigned camera body, improved autofocus, and bevy of new features make the A7S II a very capable full-frame mirrorless camera no matter the lighting conditions.

Comfortable and surprisingly compact camera body; Improved low light performance; Built-in image stabilization; Wide range of usable ISOs; More sophisticated autofocus performance; Excellent video capabilities.

Relatively low resolution; Mediocre continuous shooting performance; No built-in flash; No losslessly compressed RAW option.

The Sony A7S II takes the A7S to the next level. The redesigned camera body, improved autofocus, and bevy of new features make the A7S II a very capable full-frame mirrorless camera no matter the lighting conditions. With its 12.2-megapixel full-frame...

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Sony A7S II review

 

The sequel to Sony's movie master is even better than before

Superb video quality ; Great in low light conditions ; Metal-bodied toughness

It’s really expensive

A marked improvement on the already-impressive A7S, delivering top class low light and video performance.

Mar, 2016

Recommended

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Sony Alpha A7s Mark II review

 

Sony's Alpha A7s Mark II is a full-frame mirrorless camera that specializes in high performance in low light. Announced in September 2015, it's the successor to the original Alpha A7s and becomes the sixth full-frame mirrorless camera from Sony.

Great quality 4k video. Clean up to 6400 ISO and still good at 25600 ISO ; Capable of shooting in extremely low light at up to 409600 ISO ; Very good 1080p options including APSC crop and 120p slow motion ; S-Log 2 and 3 for subsequent grading. Now...

Contrast-based AF not great at tracking moving subjects ; No APSC / Super-35 crop option for 4k video ; Built-in IS only provided one or two stops in my tests ; Small dials and buttons. Often confusing menu system ; Screen not fully-articulated nor...

Sony's Alpha A7s Mark II is a full-frame mirrorless camera that's optimized for 4k video, particularly in very low light. Sony's essentially taken the 12 Megapixel sensor of the original A7s Mark I and slotted it into the body of the A7r Mark II. As...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Liu Hongzuo (hardwarezone.com)

Hands-on with the Sony A7S II and a quick look at the Sony RX1R II

 

We go hands-on with the Sony A7R II, a camera that sees right into the dark, with sample images taken inside a dim lounge. Plus, we got a sneak preview of the RX1R II, Sony's new 42MP fixed-lens full-frame camera.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Alpha A7S II

 

The design

Bad battery life

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Alpha A7S II

 

The menus are fiddly

Jan, 2017

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