Product Comparison: Sony Alpha a7S II vs Sony Alpha a7R II


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Sony
Origin
Thailand
Thailand
About the Product
Meet the α7S II — with ultra-high sensitivity, wide dynamic range, internal 4K movie recording and superior shooting stability.
Introducing the full-frame, palm-sized α7R II—the “R” that advances the revolution in resolution with higher sensitivity, response and refinement.
Model
Alpha a7S II
Alpha a7R II
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
12.2 MP
42.4 MP
Sensor Type
Exmor® CMOS sensor
Exmor® CMOS sensor
Lens
Body
Body
Viewfinder
XGA OLED, 0.5" (1.3 cm) electronic viewfinder (color)
XGA OLED, 0.5" (1.3 cm) electronic viewfinder (color)

Sony Alpha a7S II

Sony Alpha a7R II

Size & Weight
Height
2.74 in.
2.74 in.
Width
4.69 in.
4.69 in.
Depth
1.5 in.
1.5 in.
Weight
20.6 oz.
20.53 oz.

Sony Alpha a7S II

Sony Alpha a7R II

Sony Alpha a7S II

Sony Alpha a7R II

Sony Alpha a7S II

Sony Alpha a7R II

Sony Alpha a7S II

Sony Alpha a7R II

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony Alpha a7S II E-mount Camera with Full-Frame Sensor (Body)
  • Small but I like the camera overall. Great for its size
  • The size makes it a great day camera as well as a "nite-shooter"!
  • It's small size is also great for traveling and filming handheld on longer shoots.
  • The small size and durable construction are an engineering marvel.
  • Not that the GH4 was huge or anything but the A7S is smaller and more compact.
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
100-102400, Extended Mode: 50-409600
100-25600, Extended Mode: Auto, 50-102400
Digital Zoom
4 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG, MP4
JPEG, RAW+JPEG, RAW, MP4

Sony Alpha a7S II

Sony Alpha a7R II

What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony Alpha a7S II E-mount Camera with Full-Frame Sensor (Body)
  • Good speed, fast focus and great color.
  • Best camera there is! Even if you are not very good at shooting videos the camera does it all for you lol. The image quality is outstanding!
  • Sony A7S2 is a great video camera! Superb 4k image!!! But keep in mind that it is a camera made for video that takes picture on the side!
  • This camera is superb! i never seen such sharp images and excellent performance under low light.
  • The high frame rate, 4K internal recording and image stabilization are also pluses for this camera.
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
2.95 in.
2.95 in.
Screen Resolution
1228800 dots
1228800 dots
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Sony Alpha a7S II

Sony Alpha a7R II

Sony Alpha a7S II

Sony Alpha a7R II

What customers say about "Display"
Sony Alpha a7S II E-mount Camera with Full-Frame Sensor (Body)
  • The only thing I wish Sony had done was make the display turn so that you can see it from the front of the camera and I wish it was a touch screen.
  • he back screen can angle upwards which helps with low angle shots.
  • Would like more flexibility to the pop out monitor screen.
  • My main gripe is with the terrible back screen quality. Unless you can look in the viewfinder the whole time you need a separate monitor to get a good focus.
  • ifficult to see if items are in focus using the LCD screen; you really have to punch-in to see if you're in focus.
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, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, 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, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Day 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 a7S II E-mount Camera with Full-Frame Sensor (Body)
  • Low light beast, and amazing video features and quality. This camera is awesome !!
  • This camera is absolutely perfect for what I do. Slow motion at 1080p, low light, and its other features make a great camera for wedding shoots.
  • Amazing camera that has lots of professional features you find on higher end units with a price point that doesn't break the bank
  • The features of this camera and specs can be found online, but I was particularly impressed with its ability to shoot in low light without producing a far too grainy image, 4K video internally, and 1080 at 120 FPS.
  • I bought this camera to replace my A7S because I wanted the internal 4K capability. Love all of the features. One of my favorites is the Focus assistant where it highlights areas on the image that are in focus in a color of your choice.
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, 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 a7S II E-mount Camera with Full-Frame Sensor (Body)
  • The A7S II, enhances connectivity with NFC and WiFi, standard features on most mid range cameras in 2015.
  • WIFI APP not really useful at all. Canons wifi app is actually pretty decent it's not the best either but I actually use canons app plus you can control more with it and download video. Its better than sony!
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
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery life
370
340

Sony Alpha a7S II

Sony Alpha a7R II

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
2399.99 $
1999.99 $


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