The newly developed 35mm Exmor R CMOS sensor is back-illuminated. The structure combines gapless on-chip lens design and AR (anti-reflective) coating on the surface of the sensor's glass seal - with no low-pass filter - to dramatically improve light collection efficiency. The results are truly remarkable - with incredibly detailed 42.4 megapixel stills and 4k video with high sensitivity - up to ISO 102,4003, low-noise performance and wide dynamic range that are superior to previous models.
The 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilisation system is fine-tuned for high-resolution image sensors. It accurately compensates for blur caused by camera shake from five different directions€”vertical, horizontal, pitch, yaw and roll. The 5-axis image stabilising system excels during video recording and even compensates for blur caused by the photographer walking or running.
The a7R II offers 4K movie recording to internal media in the full-frame format. It also provides you the option of shooting 4k in the super 35mm format. Enjoy the expansive power that the full-frame image sensor can express in 4k with direct pixel readout and no line skipping.
Your shots of action can look clearer than ever, thanks to a new full-frame image sensor that boasts the world's highest number of focal plane phase-detection AF points, at 399, and the widest coverage, of 45% of the image area. With its accelerated readout and an advanced algorithm to anticipate subject movement, the sensor also makes it possible for the Fast Hybrid AF system with additional 25-point contrast-detection AF points to raise speed, accuracy, and tracking performance to incredible heights, even when shooting at up to 5fps at 42.4MP.
See every detail in every scene with the XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder. The new four-lens optical system with double-sided aspherical elements provides views of cutting-edge clarity and contrast throughout the entire width and length of the display. Better yet, ZEISS T coating ensures absolutely minimal surface reflection. You'll enjoy rich tonal gradations and high-end features like 100% frame coverage, high magnification in a full-frame camera with EVF at 0.78x7. View every scene in rich detail as the viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings, so you can accurately monitor the results.
Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi, you can easily connect to a compatible iOS or Android App. From there you can control your camera, preview and frame using your mobile device and trigger the camera shutter or movie button. Then instantly transfer a photo or MP4 movie to your device.
The a7R II offers focal plane phase-detection AF with A-mount lenses so you can take advantage of the wide AF coverage of 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points, high-speed response, high tracking capability and high optical performance of A-mount lenses. This is only possible with A-mount lenses mounted using a LA-E3 or LA-EA1 (APS C format with LA-EA1) lens mount adaptor and that have a SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) or SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor).
The new shutter's braking mechanism cuts mechanical front/rear curtain vibration by around 50%. Also, use the electronic front curtain for even less vibration. This not only minimizes camera shake that can blur details in 42.4-megapixel images €” it makes the shutter durable enough to have been tested to 500,000 cycles.
Designed for solid reliability and steady handling, the a7R II's compact body is built to withstand the rigors of shooting in the field, thanks to an internal structure and top, front, and rear covers all made of strong, rigid magnesium alloy. Furthermore, the a7R II features a robust lens mount with the strength and rigidity to match the body - this is especially good for mounting large, heavy lenses such as super telephoto lenses and those preferred for movie shooting.
The tiltable 3" (1,229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display makes it easy to photograph over crowds, or objects close to the ground or maybe you just want to get a different perspective. The screen can swivel up approx. 107° and down approx. 41°.
The a7R II is equipped with S-Log2 gamma. Common to Sony's range of professional video cameras, S-Log2 expands the dynamic range by up to 1300% to minimize clipped highlights and loss of detail in shadows. The a7R II include a picture profile that can adjust settings like gamma, black, level and color adjustment, and can be saved for use in a multi-camera shoot. It also has Full HD base band HDMI® output, time code/user bit for easier editing, synchronous recording feature with compatible devices, various marker and zebra displays on both the LCD screen and viewfinder.
The a7R II has a MI (Multi interface) shoe that is compatible with Sony's optional XLR Adaptor Microphone Kits (XLR-K1M and XLR-K2M), allowing you to use professional XLR microphone systems for balanced audio during recording.
Simultaneous readout of live-view image and phase-detection AF information from the image sensor makes the extra-precise, smooth Fast Hybrid AF of the a7R II great for shooting movies €” especially 4K movies which can otherwise reveal even a slight lack of sharpness in subject focus. AF drive speed and AF Tracking Sensitivity are also adjustable to support creative moviemaking.
Get exceptional picture quality with detail reproduction technology- that faithfully capture images with realism, diffraction reducing technology to maintain sharp, fine clarity even at smaller aperture settings and area-specific noise reduction to reduce noise adaptively according to image area characteristics thereby producing greater detail. BIONZ X image processing engine finely tunes the new image sensor's 42.4-megapixel data, for truer, clearer, more natural depiction.
Since the camera has no optical low-pass filter that can compromise high resolution, every shot you take benefits from the fine edge-to-edge clarity and detail that the higher-performance image sensor and lenses deliver.
The 5-axis image stabilization lets you enjoy unparalleled handheld shooting freedom with more of your favourite mountable lenses. The short flange-back distance in the E-mount a7R II extends compatibility with a range of lenses.
Silent Shooting features an electronic shutter that is noiseless and causes no vibration, so you can shoot high-resolution images without camera shake and in situations that require complete silence.
|Lens Mount||Sony E-Mount|
|Pixels||Actual: 43.6 Megapixel
Effective: 42.4 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||42 MP: 7952 x 5304|
|Sensor Type / Size||CMOS, 36 x 24 mm|
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, XAVC S
Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Linear PCM (Stereo)
|Dust Reduction System||Yes|
|Memory Card Type||SD
Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
|Image Stabilization||Sensor-Shift, 5-Way|
|Video Recording||Yes, NTSC/PAL|
|Resolution||3840 x 2160: 30 fps, 24 fps, 25 fps
1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps, 50 fps, 25 fps
1280 x 720: 120 fps, 100 fps
3840 x 2160p / 29.97 fps (100 Mbps)
3840 x 2160p / 29.97 fps (60 Mbps)
3840 x 2160p / 23.98 fps (100 Mbps)
3840 x 2160p / 23.98 fps (60 Mbps)
3840 x 2160p / 25 fps (100 Mbps)
3840 x 2160p / 25 fps (60 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (50 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps (50 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps (50 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 50 fps (50 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 25 fps (50 Mbps)
1280 x 720p / 120 fps (50 Mbps)
1280 x 720p / 100 fps (50 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (28 Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 59.94 fps (24 Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 59.94 fps (17 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps (24 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps (17 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 50 fps (28 Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 50 fps (24 Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 50 fps (17 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 25 fps (24 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 25 fps (17 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (28 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps (16 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 25 fps (28 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 25 fps (16 Mbps)
1280 x 720p / 29.97 fps (6 Mbps)
1280 x 720p / 25 fps (6 Mbps)
|Video Clip Length||Up to 29 Min 59 Sec|
|Audio Recording||Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo + Mono
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Automatic (A), Continuous-servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)|
|Autofocus Points||Phase Detection: 399
Contrast Detection: 25
|Viewfinder Pixel Count||2,359,296|
|Viewfinder Eye Point||23.00 mm|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.78x|
|Diopter Adjustment||- 4 to +3 m|
|Display Screen||3" Rear Screen Tilting LCD (1,228,800)|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: Auto, 50-102400)|
|Shutter||Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1/8000 - 30 seconds
|Metering Method||Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
Metering Range: EV -3.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater|
|Burst Rate||Up to 5 fps at 42 MP for up to 22 frames|
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 250 seconds|
|Flash Compensation||-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)|
|Dedicated Flash System||P-TTL|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 5 fps|
|Self Timer||10 seconds, 5 seconds, 2 seconds|
|Connectivity||1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, AV / USB Multi, HDMI D (Micro)|
|Battery||1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack|
|AC Power Adapter||AC-PW20 AC Adapter (Optional)|
Sony Alpha a7RII Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) 2 x NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh) AC-UUD11 AC Battery Charging Adaptor BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery Shoulder Strap ALC-B1EM Body Cap for NEX Cameras Multi Interface Shoe Cap Eyepiece Cup Micro-USB Cable