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Sony a7 II (Alpha 7 II) Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera (2014)

MSRP 1699 USDNeo score 55%Ext score 79%

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Product Overview

Sony a7 II is a mainstream mirrorless camera in the Sony E-mount system. Introduced by Sony in 2014, it comes with a full-frame sensor with 24 MP (6000 x 4000) resolution and a 2.36 million-dot EVF.
The camera has a usable battery life, though a second battery may be a good thing to keep in your camera bag. The Sony a7 II's 5.0 fps burst rate limits its use for certain types of photography, but it is hardly something that most photographers should worry about.
The Sony a7 II comes with 117 autofocus points.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 55% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Rather compact
  • Weather-sealed
Cons
  • Menu not touch-enabled
  • Very low 5.0 fps burst rate
  • Viewfinder with low 0.71x magnification
  • Low resolution EVF
  • Lacks intervalometer for timelapse

What external reviewers found***

Ext 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Full exposure control
  • 24 Megapixel full-frame sensor
Cons
  • No location option
  • No wireless image transfer
  • No GPS
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Headphone + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 2.0
Wireless Connectivity
with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app

Construction

Form Factor
Mirrorless camera
Image Size
Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
60 mm / 2.36 in
Size | Height
96 mm / 3.78 in
Size | Width
127 mm / 5.00 in
Weight
599 g / 21.17 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3 inch
Display Type
Tilting Xtra Fine LCD
Resolution
1,230,000 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
0.71x
Viewfinder | Resolution
2,359,000 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Electronic

Function

AE Bracketing
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Autofocus
117 focus points
Crop Factor
1.0
Exposure Compensation
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
4.5 stops
Intervalometer
No
ISO Range
100 ~ 25600
Processor
Bionz X
Touch Screen
No
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
350 shots
Max Burst Rate
5.0 fps
Storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo

Production

Battery
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
Debut
2014-11-20
Model Name
ILCE-7M2

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External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
An update to the in-camera Smart Remote app unlocks full exposure control. You can also tap anywhere on your phone’s screen to move the AF area. After downloading the Smart Remote update, you’ll notice a selection of other apps you can download to extend the capabilities of the camera.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • 24 Megapixel full-frame sensor
  • Full exposure control
Cons
  • No wireless image transfer
  • No GPS
  • No location option

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sony Alpha A7 II. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/sony_alpha_a7_ii/. Retrieved 2022-02-02.

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