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GENERAL
Model Sony Alpha A7 II Sony Alpha A7 Sony Alpha A7 III
Release Date 2014-11-20 2014-01-22 2018-02-27
Camera Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Current Price $1,513.41 $798.00 $1,998.00
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
24

Megapixel

24

Megapixel

24

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame Full frame
Sensor Dimensions 35.8 x 23.9 mm 35.8 x 23.9 mm 35.8 x 23.8 mm
Sensor Area
855mm2
855mm2
852mm2
Max ISO

25600

25600

51200

Min ISO

100

100

100

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Sony Alpha A7 II Sony Alpha A7 Sony Alpha A7 III
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps 5 fps 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weightedAverageSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing 5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps) 5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps) 5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer Sensor-shift No Sensor-shift
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash no built-in flash
Max Flash Sync no built-in flash 1/250s no built-in flash
Flash Modes no built-in flash no built-in flash no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2,359k dots 2,359k dots 2,359k dots
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71 0.71 0.78
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Tilting Tilting Tilting
Technology n/a Xtra Fine LCD n/a
Screen Size
3″
3″
3
Resolution 1,230k dots 1,230k dots 922k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Sony Alpha A7 II Sony Alpha A7 Sony Alpha A7 III
Video Resolution 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) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p) 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • XAVC S
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • XAVC S
  • H.264
Microphone Type Stereo Stereo Yes
Speaker Type Mono Mono Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 599 g 474 g 650 g
Dimensions 127 x 96 x 60 mm 127 x 94 x 48 mm 127 x 96 x 74 mm
Body Sealing Yes Yes Yes
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

350 Shots

340 Shots

610 Shots

Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In Built-In
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Sony Alpha A7 II Sony Alpha A7 Sony Alpha A7 III
Lens Mount Sony E (NEX) Sony E Sony E
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 1x 1x 1x
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 117 117 693
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $1,513.41 $798.00 $1,998.00