Product Comparison: Sony Alpha a7II vs Sony Alpha a7R II


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Sony
Origin
Thailand
Thailand
About the Product
Breathtaking image quality meets unrivaled shooting freedom in the α7 II, the world’s first1 full-frame camera with 5-axis image stabilization. Discover full-frame, palm-sized perfection and stability for all!
Introducing the full-frame, palm-sized α7R II—the “R” that advances the revolution in resolution with higher sensitivity, response and refinement.
Model
Alpha a7II
Alpha a7R II
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
24.3 MP
42.4 MP
Sensor Type
Exmor® CMOS sensor
Exmor® CMOS sensor
Lens
Body
Body
Viewfinder
Electronic
XGA OLED, 0.5" (1.3 cm) electronic viewfinder (color)

Sony Alpha a7II

Sony Alpha a7R II

Size & Weight
Height
3.77 in.
2.74 in.
Width
5 in.
4.69 in.
Depth
2.35 in.
1.5 in.
Weight
19.61 oz.
20.53 oz.

Sony Alpha a7II

Sony Alpha a7R II

Sony Alpha a7II

Sony Alpha a7R II

Sony Alpha a7II

Sony Alpha a7R II

Sony Alpha a7II

Sony Alpha a7R II

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only
  • Bought the Sony Alpha 7II full frame mirrorless as an upgrade for my Sony Nex 6. Still experimenting, but like the size and feel of this camera a lot. Larger and heavier than my Nex 6, but comfortable and smaller than DSLR's.
  • And the reduced size, weight, and price tag are a joy to both my shoulders and my wallet.
  • I am a Canon 5D Mark 3 shooter who bought this Sony a7ii as a lighter weight travel alternative.
  • Perfect for anyone looking for a mirrorless camera or light weight "compact" DSLR.
  • Learning curve but amazing pics. Lighter weight than my Canon .
Sony Alpha a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only
  • Worth the money! Size feels better then the A7 series!
  • Love this camera! Size, weight, sturdiness and picture quality are perfect. I highly recommend it!
  • The 4k feature works really well, one of my favorite. Convenient size to carry.
  • Amazing camera . light weight . not as large as other camera. Plus you can use other sense beside sony for this camera
  • I love how small and light weight this full frame camera is!! So easy to carry everywhere.
Imaging
ISO Settings
100-25600
100-25600, Extended Mode: Auto, 50-102400
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
RAW+JPEG, RAW, JPEG, MP4
JPEG, RAW+JPEG, RAW, MP4
Digital Zoom
4 x
What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only
  • Images are high quality and camera is easy and fun
  • Wonderful lightweight full frame. The images look professional when I am an amateur!
  • This will be my everyday camera. Well built, creates excellent quality images. And works great with vintage lenses with the right lens adapter.
  • The focus is extremely fast and image quality is superb.
  • A7 II is a great camera that is easy to use and has more settings for any situation. Images are beautifully caught and I'm impressed with how easy; the advances that sony has engineered have set higher standards in the camera world. Impressive!
Sony Alpha a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only
  • This is a pro level camera that is small, full of features, amazing image quality, would highly recommend.
  • Superb resolution & sharp images. Well suited to producing large prints. Camera well suited to advanced users.
  • Love this camera, it’s light and very sharp image, one thing just the life of the battery that suck..
  • In a camera full of features, the image stabilization and low light performance really stand out.
  • Such a great camera! Amazing image quality, fast focusing, great in low light. Give it an extra SD card slot and it's be unstoppable!
Display
Display Type
TFT-LCD
TFT-LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
2.95 in.
Screen Resolution
1228800 dots
1228800 dots
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Sony Alpha a7II

Sony Alpha a7R II

Sony Alpha a7II

Sony Alpha a7R II

What customers say about "Display"
Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only
  • The A7 MK2 is full frame, compact, has a fab viewfinder & tilt screen. Such fun to shoot with!
  • The viewfinder is very sharp, with great color. The LCD back panel has a "retina" display look about it.
  • Features like built in wi-fi and OLED viewfinders to be able to preview my images before I shoot is amazing and makes for a higher number of useable shots.
  • Would be even better if it had a touch screen, built-in flash and longer lasting battery.
  • The viewfinder screen, which allows to to view at limited angles is good enough, but not as advanced as other cameras.
Sony Alpha a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only
  • The screen is plenty large, bright and sharp.
  • The new viewfinder more improved then you can initially tell. When turning a polarizer, for instance, I can see the change in sky much better. The screen is sharper, bigger, and very high resolution.
  • There are a couple ways to compose images with the A7R II. Either the screen on the back of the camera with LiveView or via the Electronic View Finder (EVF) that's really a godsend.
  • Good button customization and screen info customization.
  • No touch screen, something that would be great for pulling focus during video.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Sweep Panorama
Aperture Priority, Auto, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
White Balance Modes
Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Day White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Shutter Speeds
30 - 1/8000
30 - 1/8000
What customers say about "Features"
Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only
  • This is a great camera, it has many features and is easy to use.
  • It has great features and is exactly what I desired for wildlife pictures.
  • It has every feature I could want. Full frame.small.stabilization for any lens ever by any maker.
  • This is more than just an extra camera to have to take pics with. This is great technology with all of the new features.
  • The color is brilliant, the auto focus is spot on and the fast continuous shooting mode is great for sports and wildlife photography.
Sony Alpha a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only
  • The features are great and easy to use. I love it and the images that I have shot with it so far.... They get better and better with each shoot.
  • This camera has all of the DSLR features with additional bells and whistles. Pictures came out sharp with vibrant colors. I used Panorama feature quite often.
  • It has great features and tech inside this small body... but it is hard for me to change how I shoot and trust features features like the eye detection
  • Great features, excellent picture quality. Would recommend for all photography needs.
  • In a camera full of features, the image stabilization and low light performance really stand out.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
No
NFC Enabled
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
1/8" Microphone, 1/8" Headphone, Multi Interface Shoe, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B
1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, AV / USB Multi, HDMI D (Micro)
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only
  • Great feature built in wifi dso u can send photos right away.
  • Built in WiFi makes it easy to share images straight out of the camera to your phone for easy sharing to social media sites.
  • Wifi connect to phone is pretty cool. Don't need a remote control and you can even see the picture on your phone to make sure it's all aligned.
  • It is Wi-Fi capable - I’m not too happy with how this was implemented (or maybe I’m just using it wrong) I expected the camera to show up as another node on my network.
Sony Alpha a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only
  • A great option that I like about A7RII is wifi, I can transfer pictures to iPhone instantly anywhere.
  • Wifi capabilities to transfer images straight to web, Ironic because with such a high quality camera all i've done so far is upload images to Facebook and instagram...
  • I love this camera. It does so much so well. Wifi, special apps that allow for real time HDR, water smoothing, etc.
  • Third, the wifi connection to my iphone is still disappointing. Especially in video mode, the picture goes from nice and smooth to slow/choppy.
  • Speaking of the side ports they once again feel cheap vs the metal original doors i preferred, however sony has added a cable accessory that is suppose to keep the cables plugged in.
Power
Battery Model
NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery life
350
340

Sony Alpha a7II

Sony Alpha a7R II

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
1099.99 $
1999.99 $


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