Alpha 7 IIby Sony

  • Alpha 7 II
  • Alpha 7 II
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A definite buy! This is among the best in its class.
90%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • Alpha 7 II images have excellent sharpness with few artifacts.
  • The five-axis image stabilization is solid, especially when shooting stationary handheld video.
  • The continuous autofocusing is fast and accurate when shooting moving subjects.

CONS

  • Autofocusing in low light scenes is not as good as most prosumer DSLRs.
  • The battery life for a custom lithium-ion pack at 340 shots with LCD or at 270 shots with electronic viewfinder is fair for a compact camera but poor compared to most DSLRs.
  • This camera lacks a built-in flash.
The Sony Alpha 7 II is a 24.3 megapixel, full-frame, mirrorless compact digital camera powered by the company's Bionz X processor. Its five-axis, 117-point phase-detection image stabilization system is located in the camera's body, but it will work with Sony lenses with optical IS support to achieve optimal results. The model's body at 1.2 pounds is heavier than previous versions but it's sturdier, too, because of the use of a magnesium alloy in the unit's build. Shots can be framed in either a 3-inch, 1.2 million-dot LCD display mounted on a hinge at the back of the camera or a 2.8 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder. The unit supports Wi-Fi and NFC.
NameAlpha 7 IID810D750EOS 7D Mark II
ManufacturerSonyNikonNikonCanon
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List Price$1700$3300$2300$1799
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My only criticisms regarding buttons is the rather awkward positioning of the movie-record button, which when pressed using the thumb has a …

My only criticisms regarding buttons is the rather awkward positioning of the movie-record button, which when pressed using the thumb has a tendency to jolt the camera slightly, and the rear control wheel being too small and fiddly to use in bitter winter conditions when gloves were worn.

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Sony has included Intelligent Auto scene recognition...Simply point the A7 II at a scene or subject and the camera analyses it and automatic…

Sony has included Intelligent Auto scene recognition...Simply point the A7 II at a scene or subject and the camera analyses it and automatically chooses one of a number of pre-optimised settings to best suit.

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97%

It will satisfy all your need in Street Photography, no need to look further for other cameras.

It will satisfy all your need in Street Photography, no need to look further for other cameras.

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The camera automatically switches between the EVF and rear LCD via an eye sensor. The sensor is a bit hyperactive—its range is a bit excessi…

The camera automatically switches between the EVF and rear LCD via an eye sensor. The sensor is a bit hyperactive—its range is a bit excessive, so it's fairly easy to fool the camera into switching to the EVF when you're actually holding it at waist level

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The tilting screen is now more smoothly integrated into the camera body, and this means it can, at times, feel a little difficult to pull aw…

The tilting screen is now more smoothly integrated into the camera body, and this means it can, at times, feel a little difficult to pull away from the camera to tilt the screen.

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I also like the repositioned shutter release out on the grip, rather than perched atop the main body,...

I also like the repositioned shutter release out on the grip, rather than perched atop the main body,...

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Undoubtedly, the biggest draw of the A7 II is its 24-megapixel full-frame sensor. With a lens system that's still quite a ways behind Panaso…

Undoubtedly, the biggest draw of the A7 II is its 24-megapixel full-frame sensor. With a lens system that's still quite a ways behind Panasonic, Olympus, Canon, Nikon, and even Fujifilm, it's the best reason to opt for Sony's fledgling system.

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To compensate for the increased weight of the a7 II, the size and depth of the grip has been increased, resulting in a very comfortable came…

To compensate for the increased weight of the a7 II, the size and depth of the grip has been increased, resulting in a very comfortable camera to hold.

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The Mark II uses the E-mount and there are seven full-frame (FE) lenses available including primes and zooms. It’s far from a huge selection…

The Mark II uses the E-mount and there are seven full-frame (FE) lenses available including primes and zooms. It’s far from a huge selection but the key bases are covered, and Sony plans to grow it.

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We found the A7 II's "SteadyShot INSIDE," as Sony calls it, works very well, for both stills and stationary, handheld video. For run-and-gun…

We found the A7 II's "SteadyShot INSIDE," as Sony calls it, works very well, for both stills and stationary, handheld video. For run-and-gun video, or other video with lots of camera movement, however, the IS system did not show significant improvement over non-stabilized footage.

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