Sony Alpha A7 vs Sony Alpha A7 II

Sony Alpha A7

Sony Alpha A7

24 megapixels, Full frame, 35.8 x 23.9 mm, Xtra Fine LCD, 3″, 5.0 fps

Sony Alpha A7 II

Sony Alpha A7 II

24 megapixels, Full frame, 35.8 x 23.9 mm, 5.0 fps

Here we are comparing two Full frame cameras, Sony Alpha A7 vs. Sony Alpha A7 II. Both cameras were presented the same year the Sony Alpha A7 on 2014-01-22 and Sony Alpha A7 II on 2014-11-20. Both cameras have the same max ISO values (25,600 vs. 25,600) and have the same flexibility when shooting in low light conditions. Both cameras use the identical Electronic viewfinders.

We compare the Sony Alpha A7 to the Sony Alpha A7 II: Which digital camera has the better sensor? Which has the faster autofocus? Let's found out..

Sony Alpha A7 advantages over Sony Alpha A7 II

  • Larger Screen
    3″ vs
    It's more convenient to see the result on a larger screen
  • Higher Screen Resolution
    1,230k dots vs
    The higher the resolution, the more detail you can see on photos
  • Lighter Weight
    474g vs 599g
    A lighter camera is more convenient for travel

Sony Alpha A7 II advantages over Sony Alpha A7

  • Image Stabilization
    true vs false
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Longer Battery Life
    350 shots vs 340 shots
    Capture more photos

Common Strengths

  • Sensor Resolution
    24 megapixels vs 24 megapixels
  • Sensor Dimensions
    35.8 x 23.9 mm vs 35.8 x 23.9 mm
  • Min Native ISO
    100 vs 100
  • Max Native ISO
    25,600 vs 25,600
  • Number of Lenses
    83 vs 83
  • Live View
    true vs true
  • Continuous Shooting
    5.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
  • Number of Autofocus Points
    117 vs 117
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080 vs 1920 x 1080
  • Microphone In
    true vs true
  • Environmental Sealing
    true vs true
  • Storage Slots
    1 vs 1

Sony Alpha A7 vs Sony Alpha A7 II Sensor Comparison

Here you can see the Sony Alpha A7 and Sony Alpha A7 II sensor size comparison.

  • Sensor area 855.62 mm²
  • Pixel pitch 5.97 µm
  • Pixel density 2.81 MP/cm²
Full frame
  • 855.62 mm²
  • 5.97 µm
  • 2.81 MP/cm²
Full frame


ModelSony Alpha A7Sony Alpha A7 II
Body TypeSLR-style mirrorlessSLR-style mirrorless

DxO Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score9090
DxO Color Depth24.824.9
DxO Dynamic Range14.213.6
DxO Low Light ISO22482449


Sensor Resolution24 megapixels24 megapixels
Sensor SizeFull frameFull frame
Sensor Dimensions35.8 x 23.9 mm35.8 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area855.62mm2855.62mm2
Max Image Resolution6000 x 40006000 x 4000
Min Native ISO100100
Max Native ISO25,60025,600
RAW Supporttruetrue


Lens MountSony ESony E
Number of Lenses8383
Manual Focustruetrue
Focal Length Multiplier1x1x
Macro Focus Rangen/an/a


Viewfinder Coverage100%100%
Viewfinder Resolution2,359k dots2,359k dots
Viewfinder Magnification0.710.71


Display TypeTiltingTilting
Display TechnologyXtra Fine LCD
Display Size3″
Display Resolution1,230k dots
Live Viewtruetrue
Touch Screenfalsefalse

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed30s30s
Max Shutter Speed1/8000s1/8000s
Continuous Shooting5.0 fps5.0 fps
Shutter Prioritytruetrue
Aperture Prioritytruetrue
Manual Exposure Modetruetrue
Exposure CompensationYesYes
Custom White Balancetruetrue
Image Stabilizationfalsetrue
Built-in Flashfalsefalse
External Flashtruetrue
Flash Rangeno built-in flashno built-in flash
Flash Modesno built-in flashno built-in flash
Max Flash Sync1/250s
WB Bracketingtruetrue
AE Bracketingtruetrue

Exposure Modes

Center Weightedtruetrue


Touch Autofocusfalsefalse
Continuous Autofocustruetrue
Single Autofocustruetrue
Tracking Autofocusfalsetrue
Selective Autofocustruetrue
Center Autofocustruetrue
Multi Area Focustruetrue
Live View Focustruetrue
Face Detection Autofocustruetrue
Contrast Autofocustruetrue
Phase Detection Autofocustruetrue
Number of Autofocus Points117117
Number of Cross Focus Points25Unknown

Video Features

Video Resolutions1920 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)
Max Video Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Microphone Intruetrue
Headphone Outtruetrue


WiFi ConnectivityBuilt-InBuilt-In
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Outtruetrue


Camera Weight474g599g
Body Dimensions127 x 94 x 48mm127 x 96 x 60mm
Environmental Sealingtruetrue
Water Prooffalsefalse
Dust Prooffalsefalse
Shock Prooffalsefalse
Crush Prooffalsefalse
Freeze Prooffalsefalse
Battery ModelNP-FW50NP-FW50
Battery Life340 shots350 shots
Battery TypeBattery PackBattery Pack

Other Features

TimelapseWith downloadable appWith downloadable app
Self TimerYes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Storage TypeSD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG DuoSD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots11