Updated 25 Oct 2017

Sony

Alpha 7 II (with 28-70mm lens)

Snapshot: The Sony Alpha 7 II (with 28-70mm lens) compact system camera has an Full Frame CMOS EXMOR sensor, can shoot full HD video, and has an electronic viewfinder. But how's the image quality?

Alpha 7 II (with 28-70mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2750

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Test results

Overall score
78
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10

Good points

  • Very good image quality.
  • Good screen.
  • Very good viewfinder.
  • Very good video quality.
  • Has a high resolution articulated monitor.
  • Can shoot full-HD video and manually focus.

But

  • Has a small zoom and no flash.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Prices are from a June 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$2750

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
24
Sensor
Full Frame CMOS EXMOR
ISO range
50 - 25600
Optical zoom
2.5
Aperture range
3.5 - 5.6
Zoom range
29 - 75
Shutter range
1/8000 - 30
Dimensions (cm)
139 x 70 x 98
Weight (g)
630
Depth (mm)
70

Features

Water resistant
No
Raw support
Yes
GPS tagging
No
PASM modes
Yes
Manual focus option
Yes

Monitor

Size (inches)
3
Monitor pixels
1,228,800
Touchscreen
No
Articulated monitor
Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder pixels
2,359,000

Video

Video
1920 x 1080
Microphone input
Yes

Memory

Memory card
SDHC, SDXC, MemoryStick Duo

Flash

Flash type
None
Connection for external flash
Yes

More info

Notes

Tested with a SEL FE 28-70mm 1:3.5-5.6 OSS lens. Optical zoom and closest focal distance varies, depending on the lens.