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Alpha 7R II with back-illuminated full-frame image sensor
With an incomparable new image sensor
Now, even more comprehensive quality enters the picture. With the world’s first back-illuminated 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor with 42.4 megapixels, the Sony α7R II takes image resolution, sensitivity (up to ISO 102400) and speedy response to new heights. The Fast Hybrid AF system's dense extra-wide focal plane phase-detection AF coverage keeps a subject in sharp focus entirely throughout the frame, while 5-axis image stabilization reduces blur which otherwise tends to affect handheld shots. High resolution is further enhanced by 4K movie recording featuring full pixel readout without pixel binning. With so much insight packed into such a compact form, it's clear that there is more to life than meets the naked eye.
Higher resolution, sensitivity, and readout speed
As the world’s first 35mm full-frame image sensor with back-illuminated structure, this 42.4-megapixel CMOS sensor enhances light collection efficiency, expands circuitry scale, and, with the help of a quick-transmission copper wiring layer, outputs data about 3.5 times faster, while minimizing image noise to reveal fine details in every picture.
The world's most selected image sensors
399 AF points cover 45% of the total image area — more than any other digital camera can match.
Accelerated data readout (thanks to back-illuminated sensor) and the Fast Hybrid AF system raise AF speed by 40%.
Fast readout and advanced algorithm make predictive subject tracking extra-precise for 5fps shooting.
This system's extra-precise, smooth focusing perfectly suits the higher requirements of 4K movies.
Advantages of the phase-detection AF are assured even with an A-mount lens mounted via LA-EA3 (LA-EA1).
Eye AF (available with AF-C) not only shows fast, effective autofocusing performance with eye detection but also keeps steadfast tracking on the eye of a moving subject. Easy maintenance of optimum focus on moving subjects can totally transform your portraiture.
Fine-tuned for high-resolution image sensors
To optimize the benefit of the α7R II's amazing high-resolution capability, especially when shooting unpredictable action or while you're in motion, the act of shooting should be as steady as possible — otherwise, even slight camera shake can risk blurring the shot. The 5-axis image stabilization system is carefully fine-tuned to match the 42.4-megapixel performance of the α7R II, so you can zoom in on faraway subjects, shoot close-ups and capture night scenes with minimal camera shake blur to achieve maximum clarity.
The ultimate high-resolution movie experience
You can see how the α7R II is optimized for recording 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) movies, particularly in Super 35mm format, as it processes readout data from every pixel without pixel binning, to effectively suppress jaggies and moire. The resulting footage exhibits visibly sharper, finer, more subtle detail than typical 4K movies. Also, as the first full-frame camera that can record movies at 4K resolution in the 35mm full-frame format, the α7R II extends your power to express qualities of vision that the newly developed, back-illuminated full-frame image sensor makes possible.
Shoot footage in proper perspective
Select full-frame or Super 35mm format when shooting in Full HD or 4K resolution, depending on your creative intentions. Either way, everything looks brilliant from edge to edge.
XAVC S format now supports 4K recording at maximum 100Mbps bit rate as well as Full HD recording at 50Mbps, so the α7R II can capture movies filled with finely detailed movement.
Focus on strength, smarts and reliability
The α7R II is the toughest, most durable α camera ever made, solidly engineered for action under all conditions, even with large lenses attached. It's also designed with sophistication, integrating advanced functions that seamlessly complement the image sensor's extraordinary 42.4-megapixel high resolution.
XGA OLED with ZEISS T* Coating
An EVF with ZEISS T* Coating to reduce surface reflection and the world's highest viewfinder magnification at 0.78x shows how settings affect images and maximizes α7R II high-resolution performance.
Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.
Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free award-winning editing software that provides RAW development, easy management and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.
This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.
Specifications & Features
- Lens Compatibility
- Sony E-mount lenses
- Sensor Type
- 35 mm
- 35mm full frame (35.9 x 24.0mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
- Number Of Pixels (Effective)
- 42.4 MP
- ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
- Still images: ISO 100-25600 (expandable to ISO 50–102400 for shooting still images), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
- Battery Life (Still Images)
- Approx. 290 shots (viewfinder) / approx. 340 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
- Viewfinder Type
- XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour)
- Monitor Type
- 7.5 cm (3.0-type) TFT drive
What's in the Box
Power Cord, Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50 X 2, Cable Protector, AC Adaptor AC-UD10, Battery Charger BC-VW1, Shoulder Strap, Body Cap, Accessory Shoe Cap, Eyepiece Cup, Micro USB Cable
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