Sony Alpha A7R II Reviews

Sony Alpha A7R II
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Expert Reviews: 
 4.6
User Reviews: 
 4.3
 
 
Verdict: Easy-to-use image management software installs onto Windows and Mac computers. Use it for easy viewing, editing and printing. You can also upload and share content via network services

Read full review at Roberts Camera
8 months ago
Roberts Camera
 
Pros: E-mount, Solid build, Great eye-finder
Cons: Battery life, Button placements
Verdict: Sony's take on improving the a7 by combining technologies from their other cameras to create this beautiful hybrid, the Sony a7R II, a palm-sized camera jam packed with features. At first glance, the body of the camera is beautiful, with its orange lens ring that stands out from other cameras.

Read full review at chip.com.my
1 year ago
chip.com.my
 

Sony A7R II Mirrorless Camera Review (Full Resolution Test Images)

Verdict: Sony's A-series cameras have gotten a lot of coverage in the photo press in the last few years with the recently introduced Sony A7R II receiving the kind of the pre-release hype not seen since the launch of the Canon 5D Mark II back in 2008.
1 year ago
Shutterbug
 

Sony Alpha A7r II review

Pros: Very high resolution images and a body designed to capture them, 4k video, 1080 at 60p and 720 at 120p, Embedded AF system with broad coverage and good CAF, Built-in stabilisation works with any lens, Large and detailed viewfinder.
Cons: Built-in IS only provided one or two stops in my tests, Small dials and buttons. Often confusing menu system, Screen not fully-articulated or touch-sensitive, Smart Remote app needs updating straightaway for manual control, Silent shutter mode reduces RAW dynamic range
Verdict: The Sony Alpha A7r Mark II is without a doubt one of the most impressive digital cameras to date: packed to the brim with features and capable of delivering higher quality images and video than anything at its price.

Read full review at Camera Labs
1 year ago
Camera Labs
 

Sony A7R II

 
4.6
Pros: 42.4 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, Backlighting on sensor for superb lowlight shooting, 4K UHD video without pixel binning, Impressive color and dynamic range, Excellent HD video recording, Compatible with A-Mount, E-Mount and Canon lenses, ISO 102,400, Excellent five-axis image stabilization
Cons: No touch screen capacity, Selecting focus points is clumsy, Very expensive, No lens included
Verdict: Sony's A7R II 4K mirrorless full-frame camera is a field shooters dream in terms of specs and internal hardware. If you want to take your photography technology to truly spectacular levels, you almost can't do better than the A7R II.

Read full review at 4K
2 years ago
4K
 

Sony's a7R Mark II Is The Best High-Res Camera You Can Buy

Verdict: If you've been using a digital SLR for the last couple of years, you might not have realised just how advanced new cameras have become. And Sony's a7R Mark II is just about the most advanced of them all - apart from one small but surprisingly annoying issue, it's just about the best camera you can...
2 years ago
Gizmodo
 

Love Letters to Our Favorite Gear of 2015

Verdict: On a recent flight to Europe, I bonded permanently with my Sony A7RII , the increasingly legendary new full-frame mirrorless camera. It happened over New York City, when opportunity scrolled slowly into view shortly after departing from Newark.
2 years ago
Gear Patrol
 
Verdict: 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 five stars in this criterion.

Read full review at practicalphotography.com
2 years ago
practicalphotography.com
 

Sony ILCE-7RM2 - a7R II

 
4.4
Verdict: Announced in June 2015, the α7R Mark II introduces the first 36 x 24 mm, back-illuminated CMOS sensor and is Sony's highest resolution E-mount camera to date. With a resolution of 42.4-megapixels, it's a step up from the 36 megapixels in the original α7R , which we reviewed in July 2014.

Read full review at PhotoReview
3 years ago
PhotoReview
 
Verdict: Last weekend I was invited by the Cambrian Photography store in Colwyn Bay to hold a 60 minute seminar about mirrorless cameras for their annual Winter Show. During my presentation I touched upon sensor specifications, emphasising that despite the difference in size and megapixel count, I've managed...

Read full review at mirrorlessons.com
3 years ago
mirrorlessons.com
 

Sony A7R II Review

 
4.4
Verdict: Looking back at the launch of the first A7-series cameras very much reminds me of the first time I picked up a Fuji X-Pro1 when it was just introduced. The cameras felt too experimental, with all kinds of bugs, quirks and annoying problems, some of which many of us considered "deal breakers".
3 years ago
photographylife.com
 
 
4.5
Pros: 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 offer extensive dynamic range in JPEG, IBIS and...
Cons: 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 video, Subject tracking in video is poor, while the...
Verdict: Sony has turned a lot of heads with the introduction of the Alpha 7R II. It brought so many new features that on the day of announcement, many of us in the office were already thinking 'take my money' - and that was only halfway through the feature list announcement.
3 years ago
DP Review
 

Camera Review: Sony A7R II

Pros: Excellent image quality; extensive feature set; 5-axis image stabilization; fast and accurate AF; good noise performance at high ISOs
Cons: Relatively slow buffer clearing; slow start-up; rolling shutter in 4K crop mode; pricey
Verdict: Digital devices often look good on paper but don't always follow through to meet the promises of their specifications. Not so with the Sony a7R II , which is chock full of features, technology and performance enhancements that held real promise when first announced.

Read full review at PDN Gear Guide
3 years ago
PDN Gear Guide
 

Sony Alpha 7R II

 
4.0
Pros: Excellent 42-megapixel image sensor. Superb high ISO imaging. In-body image stabilization. 5fps continuous shooting. Hybrid autofocus system. Hinged rear display. Excellent EVF. Dust- and moisture-resistant design. 4K video capture
Cons: Expensive. Omits PC sync socket. Overly sensitive eye sensor. No built-in flash
Verdict: Sony doesn't pull any punches with its second-generation Alpha 7R . The 7R II ($3,199.99, body only) ups its full-frame sensor resolution to 42 megapixels, and it uses a back side-illuminated (BSI) design to keep the low-light performance of its high-res sensor strong.

Read full review at PC Magazine
3 years ago
PC Magazine
 

Sony a7R II Review

Verdict: This was released on December 18, 2015. Since that version I have not experienced any overheating problems when shooting documentary/event 4k video with the A7RII.

Read full review at Videomaker
3 years ago
Videomaker
 
 
4.7
Verdict: Sony's resolution monster puts the rest of the mirrorless pack to shame.

Read full review at printerinfo.com
3 years ago
printerinfo.com
 

Sony A7R II

 
5.0
Verdict: The Sony A7R II is the company's new flagship full-frame compact system camera. It features a newly developed back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor offering a resolution of 42.4 megapixels and no optical low pass filter, built-in 5-axis optical image stabilization providing up to 4.5 steps...
3 years ago
PhotographyBLOG
 

Sony's a7R II is a top shot among full-frame mirrorless cameras

 
4.0
Verdict: Comparing the cameras in Sony's a7 full-frame interchangeable lens mirrorless camera series can be confusing. For one thing, the models have similar names like a7 II, a7S and a7R. Each of the models also has its own strengths.The latest Sony a7R II still sounds a mouthful.
3 years ago
digital.asiaone.com
 

Sony A7R II

 
4.0
Pros: Fantastic resolution, Great higher ISO performance, Effective OIS
Cons: No flash unit, Limited battery stamina
Verdict: 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 Canon 5DS R . All this remains true of this series.

Read full review at TrustedReviews
3 years ago
TrustedReviews
 

Sony Alpha A7R II review

 
5.0
Verdict: Sony has had ambitious plans for the camera market ever since it bought Konica Minolta's camera business in 2006. But after some initial excitement there were only sporadic periods of activity, and the attention of many photographers and industry observers waned somewhat.

Read full review at TechRadar UK
3 years ago
TechRadar UK
 
 
5.0
Pros: High-resolution full-frame sensor, Small, weather-sealed body, High-end video features including in-camera 4K recording
Cons: Menu needs streamlining, Video record button awkwardly placed, Relatively limited range of lenses
Verdict: Sony has had ambitious plans for the camera market ever since it bought Konica Minolta's camera business in 2006. But after some initial excitement there were only sporadic periods of activity, and the attention of many photographers and industry observers waned somewhat.
3 years ago
PhotoRadar
 

Sony Alpha A7R II Review

 
5.0
Pros: Excellent image quality possible, 5-axis image stabilisation system, Impressive noise performance considering high resolution, Improved range of high quality lenses available, Includes 2 batteries and a charger in the box, Extended ISO range, 4K video recording, Wi-Fi and NFC, Sony PlayMemories...
Cons: 5fps continuous shooting could be too slow for some, USB3 would speed up image transfers
Verdict: The Sony Alpha A7R Mark II is the World's first full-frame camera with a 42.4 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, which should deliver improved noise performance. The camera also offers internal 4K video recording, plus a 399-point hybrid AF system, and an updated design compared to the 36 megapixel A7R...

Read full review at ePHOTOzine
3 years ago
ePHOTOzine
 
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3 years ago
The Luminous Landscape
 

Sony Alpha 7R II Review

 
5.0
Pros: + Stunning image quality with high levels of detail, + Refined body design with improved handling characteristics, + Wide autofocus coverage across the frame, + Superb 5-axis image stabilisation to correct for camera shake
Cons: Large file sizes, Low battery life (290 shots using viewfinder, Lacks touchscreen functionality
Verdict: The last time I laid hands on a Sony Alpha 7R was just after its launch, and at the time I remember holding onto what felt like something truly special. The Alpha 7R stood out from all other cameras for a number of reasons.

Read full review at Amateur Photographer
3 years ago
Amateur Photographer
 

Excellent!

 
5.0
Verdict: I bought this a few months ago and I am loving it! This is my first mirror-less camera and the quality of the pictures to the body of the camera are top notch. I really like the wide range of ISO and the small body that allows carrying around super easy.M

Read full review at henrys.com
3 months ago
henrys.com
 

Awesome beast

 
4.0
Verdict: A fantastic camera. I've come from a Canon system and will never go back. I've got a Sony adapter for old maf fit lenses, a sigma mc11a adapter for Canon L glass and some new g master FE lenses. The results are amazing.

Read full review at Sony
4 months ago
Sony
 

Phenomenal Camera. Absolutely beastly pics at rough conditions. ...

 
1.0
Verdict: Phenomenal Camera. Absolutely beastly pics at rough conditions. This is a keeper. Save the extra $1,000 bucks and get this one instead of the mark iii!

Read full review at Amazon
6 months ago
Amazon
 

Amazing product.

 
5.0
Verdict: Unbelievable pictures. quality and detail is amazing. Had a bit of an issue witht he purchase. Called the customer service team and I do mean team, resolved under 3 minutes. Where are you going to get that kind of service.
8 months ago
buydig.com
 

Great camera, superceeded, beware ripoff pricing.

 
5.0
Verdict: Great (but not perfect) camera, I've owned it since launch a couple of years ago. It has now been replaced by the a7riii (R3) and if you shop around you may be able to get the R3 for a similar price to that shown for the R2 here today 7/12/17 ($3,748).

Read full review at amazon.com.au
1 year ago
amazon.com.au
 

Excellent camera

 
4.0
Verdict: This is a excellent camera and works very well, the focusing is much better than the Sony A7Sii, But the video capabilities are not as good, Also make sure that this model is made for the US and not the European version.
1 year ago
Overstock
 

Very capable camera

 
5.0
Pros: High ISO for low light capture Lightweight and compact
Cons: Not the best battery life
Verdict: I recently upgraded from a Nikon D60 to the Sony a7R II and I have certainly not been disappointed. Granted comparing the two cameras is a bit like apples and oranges but the a7R is worth every penny.

Read full review at Crutchfield
1 year ago
Crutchfield
 

Happy customer.

 
5.0
Verdict: Great camera. A beautiful design. Fortunately I haven't been indoctrinated in the Canon world so I've no problems adjusting as far as that is concerned. This is actually an upgrade from my analogue medium format camera and I find this fancy piece of equipment saves me a lot of time (obviously...

Read full review at Amazon
1 year ago
Amazon
 
 
5.0
Verdict: I am very pleased with my A7RII. I use it with the new 24-70 G mostly and it is a little heavy and I wish it had a mount on the lens. The battery life is less than desirable but carrying a spare does the trick and charging the small battery doesn't take long.

Read full review at dpreview.com
1 year ago
dpreview.com
 

Love this Body

 
4.0
Verdict: After switching to Canon 10 years ago, I'm back on board with Sony. I shot just about every Canon lens on just about every Canon body over the last decade (up to the 5DmkIII) and this a7rii and the new Sony glass are exactly what I've been waiting for.

Read full review at B&H Photo
1 year ago
B&H Photo
 

Powerhouse

 
5.0
Verdict: Best full frame mirrorless camera. I'm a photographer by trade. I shoot in studio Monday to Friday for a national e/retailer. For my work I use a combination of 35mm DSLRs and medium format cameras and the files from the Sony are absolutely incredible!

Read full review at amazon.ca
2 years ago
amazon.ca
 

Fantastic camera

 
5.0
Verdict: I've now had this camera for about 10 months and mainly shoot landscape and some portrait. The image quality is stunning and so is the dynamic range, I can not take images in one shot when I used to have to blend them with my 5D mk2.

Read full review at JB Hi-Fi
2 years ago
JB Hi-Fi
 

This is exactly what I was looking for!

 
5.0
Pros: Perfect with my leica lens
Cons: nothing
Verdict: This camera is perfect for my that have a lot of Leica Lens. The Leica M with Leica lens is 10, the best in the world, but I cant use telezoom lens, so with this camera I can use my Leica lens and also sony (70-400). So I have the best of this 2 worlds.

Read full review at CNET
3 years ago
CNET
 

AS COMPARE TO SONY SLT-A77V. SONY ILCE-7RM2 IS DOWN ...

 
1.0
Verdict: AS COMPARE TO SONY SLT-A77V.SONY ILCE-7RM2 IS DOWN IN IMAGE STABILIZATION.NO EFFECT OF 5 AXIS IMAGE STABLIZATION I FELT.BATTERY LIFE IS DEAD.YOU NEED 3 BATTERIES IF YOU WANT TO SHOOT CONTINUE FOR 2 OR 3 HOURS.
3 years ago
amazon.in
 

Amazing camera in such a small package.

 
5.0
Pros: Compact, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
Cons: Bad Battery Life
Verdict: I sold my Nikon D810 as it was too big for my travel style of photography and waited patiently for the release of the A7Rii. I was not disappointed. The camera takes amazing FF shots with the advantage of being in a small body.

Read full review at wexphotographic.com
3 years ago
wexphotographic.com
 
 
4.0
Verdict: I am an architectural photographer who has been using the a7R for the last year + using my Canon lenses with an adaptor and have been very pleased with the results. I was on the fence about the new a7RII when I heard about it because the a7R really has done a great job for me.
3 years ago
Adorama
 

Best Camera of 2015

 
5.0
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Quiet
Cons: Short Battery Life
Verdict: The camera is the best of both worlds. It can shoot high resolution pictures and 4k video in one tiny package. There are some drawbacks like poor selection of native lenses, the jello effect with videos and some autofocus issues, but the positives outweigh the negatives of this camera.

Read full review at ABT Electronics
3 years ago
ABT Electronics
 

Great camera.Hard to go back to Canon after this.

 
4.0
Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality
Cons: Battery life
Verdict: Superb image quality very good high iso performance. Great camera exceeds my expectations. Front dial/on offswitch ergonomics could be improved.

Read full review at Teds
3 years ago
Teds
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