The Sony Alpha A7II (ILCE-7M2) is the world’s first 35mm full-frame compact system camera with 5-axis image stabilisation. Here is a quick review and comparison for the new Sony A7II vs A7 full-frame mirrorless cameras.
To see the difference between Sony A7II vs A7 E-mount mirrorless shooters, we take a look at the specifications comparison of both cameras.
The Sony A7 series full frame mirrorless cameras is compatible with E-mount Lenses. The A7 features BIONZ X Image Processor, 3.0″ Tiltable TFT LCD with 1,229K-Dots, 2.4M-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder, Full 1080/60p with Uncompressed Output, Fast Hybrid Autofocus; 5 fps Burst Rate, Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC.
Sony Alpha A7II Mirrorless Camera Price and Availability
The Sony Alpha A7II full-frame mirrorless camera is available in camera stores below body-only for $1,700. Bundled with an FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS it will cost $2,000.
|Buy Sony Alpha A7II Camera|
|Sony Alpha A7II Camera Body Only||$1,700||Amazon | Adorama
|Sony Alpha A7II with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS kit||$2,000||Amazon | Adorama
Sony A7II vs A7 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Comparison
Below you can see the specs comparison table of Sony A7II vs A7 full-frame mirrorless cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.
|Feature||Sony A7II||Sony A7|
|Sensor Size||Full-frame (35.8×23.9mm)||Full-frame (35.8×23.9mm)|
|Image Stabilization||Sensor-Shift 5x axis in body||none|
|AF System||Phase + Contrast Detect (Hybrid)||Phase + Contrast Detect (Hybrid)|
|Shutter min/max||30 – 1/8000sec||30 – 1/8000sec|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||5 FPS||5 FPS|
|Video||1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)||1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)|
|Lcd||3.0″ Tilting 1,230k dots||3.0″ Tilting 1,230k dots|
|Viewfinder||Electronic 100%, Eye tracking AF||Electronic 100%, Eye tracking AF|
|Wi-Fi||Built-in + NFC||Built-in + NFC|
|Battery Life||350 shots||340 shots|
|Dimensions||126.9x 95.7 x 59.7 mm||127x 94 x 48 mm|
As a verdict, Sony A7II has major improvements over the original Sony A7 including a new front dial, a bigger right-hand grip, a repositioned shutter release and a reinforced lens mount. In addition, the Sony A7 II boasts faster auto focus and better subject tracking capabilities, and benefits from XAVC S and S-Log2 support. If an E-mount lens with OSS is attached, the camera will detect it and use a combination of in-lens and in-body stabilization.
After the quick Sony A7II vs A7 comparison, the most important features the A7II differ from the original A7 camera can be seen below.
Sony Alpha A7II important features
- 5-axis stabilisation
- 30% faster AF system with new algorithm for tracking
- Magnesium alloy body and more robust lens mount
- XAVC-S codec, S-log2 gamma and picture profiles for video (like the A7s)
- Area specific noise reduction
- Design upgrade of the grip, the shutter button placement and some dials
- More button customisation