The Sony Alpha 7R was revolutionary at the time of its release and delivered outstanding image quality in a compact form. Michael Topham finds out if the Sony Alpha 7R II is a significantly improved successor

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Sony Alpha 7R II

AWB Colour:
LCD viewfinder:
Dynamic Range:


  • + 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


  • - Large file sizes
  • - Low battery life (290 shots using viewfinder)
  • - Lacks touchscreen functionality


Sony Alpha 7R II Review


Price as reviewed:

£2,599.00 (Body Only)

Sony Alpha 7R II Review – Full Specification


Sensor:42.4-million-pixel, full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor
Maximum output size:7952x5303 pixels
Focal Length Magnification:1x
Lens Mount:Sony E-mount
External mic:3.5mm stereo
Shutter Speeds:30-1/8,000sec+bulb
ISO:100-25,600 (50-102400 extended)
Exposure modes:PASM, auto, sweep panorama, scene
Metering system:1200-zone evaluative metering
Exposure compensation:+5EV in 1/3 or 1/2EV steps)
Drive Mode:5fps
Video:4K & Full HD
Viewfinder:EVF, 2.4 million dots 0.78x magnification
Display:3in, 1.3-million-dot LCD
Focusing:Phase detection with 399 points
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Power:NP-FW50 rechargeable Li-ion
  1. 1. Sony Alpha 7R II Review: Introduction
  2. 2. Sony Alpha 7R II Review - Video Functionality
  3. 3. Sony Alpha 7R II Review - Build & Handling
  4. 4. Sony Alpha 7R II Review - Performance
  5. 5. Sony Alpha 7R II Review - Image Quality: Dynamic Range
  6. 6. Sony Alpha 7R II Review - Image Quality: Detail and Noise
  7. 7. Sony Alpha 7R II Review - Verdict
  8. 8. Sony Alpha 7R II Review - Full Specification
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