Both Sony A7 II and Nikon D7200 have 24.0 MP resolution sensors but Sony A7 II's sensor is Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm ) and Nikon D7200's sensor is APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm ).
Since Sony A7 II's has a larger sensor area with the same resolution, this means that it also has a larger pixel area hence better light collecting capacity for a given aperture compared to Nikon D7200.
Another difference between these two cameras is that Nikon D7200's sensor lacks anti-alias (Low-Pass) filter. Removing anti-alias filter increases the sharpness and level of detail but at the same time, it increases the chance of moire occurring in certain scenes.
Below you can see the A7 II and D7200 sensor size comparison.
As seen above, Sony A7 II has a 2.3x Larger sensor area than Nikon D7200. Larger sensors give photographer more control on the depth of field and blurry background compared to smaller sensor when shot in same focal length and aperture.