As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Sony Alpha 7 II is also often compared to pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Sony Alpha 7 II's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Alpha 7R II and the Alpha a6500) and Nikon (such as the D750 and the D610)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 7 II compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 921k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.50x), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), records movies in 24p and slightly more lenses available (92 lenses vs 62 lenses).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (24 MP vs 36.2 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
1 year newer
$939 - $1,099 (body only)
$1,404 - $1,499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the 7 II)

  • More focus points: 325 vs 117

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (vs the 7 II)

  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 92 lenses

common strengths of the X-T2 and 7 II

  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II
6 months newer
$1,595 - $1,798 (body only)
$2,600 - $2,696 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7R II (vs the 7 II)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 42.2 MP vs 24 MP
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the 7R II (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

common strengths of the 7R II and 7 II

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
1 year newer
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the 7 II)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 117
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the 7 II)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.46x vs 0.71x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 92 lenses

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and 7 II

  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the 7 II)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 117
  • Lighter: 404 g vs 599 g

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the 7 II)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.46x vs 0.71x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 92 lenses

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and 7 II

  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony A7R

Sony A7R
1 year older
$1,604 (body only)
$2,148 35mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7R (vs the 7 II)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 24 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A7R (vs the 7 II)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,230k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the A7R and 7 II

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
9 months older
$1,299 (body only)

Significant advantages of the X-T1 (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X-T1 (vs the 7 II)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No 24p support
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.71x

common strengths of the X-T1 and 7 II

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
similar age
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and 7 II

  • None found

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
1 year older
$790 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,774 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

common strengths of the D610 and 7 II

  • None found

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
2 years older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

common strengths of the 6D and 7 II

  • None found

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II
7 months older
$1,198 (body only)
$1,798 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A77 II (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A77 II (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

common strengths of the A77 II and 7 II

  • None found

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
2 years older
$1,457 (body only)
$2,172 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

common strengths of the D600 and 7 II

  • None found

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and 7 II

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
3 months newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7200 and 7 II

  • None found

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
2 years older

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

common strengths of the T4i and 7 II

  • None found

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
1 year newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS 80D and 7 II

  • None found

Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30
2 years older
$391 (body only)
$548 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-30 (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-30 (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-30 and 7 II

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year older
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and 7 II

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year older
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the 7 II)

  • None found

common strengths of the T5i and 7 II

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 7 II compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,230k dots vs 1,040k dots), is significantly smaller (prosumer size (127×96×60 mm) vs large (138×102×135 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20 MP), has a weather sealed body and much larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.27x).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 12 fps) and is older (november 2014 vs september 2016).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the 7 II)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the 7 II)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Significantly larger: Large (138×102×135 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×96×60 mm)
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and 7 II

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Have external mic jacks