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FULL-FRAME, PALM-SIZED.

REALITY REALIZED.

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Introducing the full-frame, palm-sized α7R II—the “R” that advances the revolution in resolution with higher sensitivity, response and refinement.

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Speed and Sensativity

The Sony a7R II, is a 42.4MP mirrorless camera with an image stabilized full-frame BSI CMOS sensor.

The camera includes on-sensor phase detection elements for faster autofocus, which continues to work with other brands' lenses. The camera also has a revised shutter mechanism, rated to 500,000 actuations but also promising less vibration than the one on its predecessor. The sensor is by far the largest backside illuminated CMOS chip to be released, allowing the maximum expanded ISO to rise two stops to 102,400.

The a7R II also gains 5-axis image stabilization that is rated at 4.5 stops, according to CIPA standard.

The camera can capture 4K (UHD) video at 30p/25p or 24p in the XAVC S 4K format. The 4K video can be taken either from the full sensor width or from a Super 35 crop. Even this smaller crop over-samples by around 1.4x.

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New software is now available.

Power up your camera. New compatibility with 14-bit uncompressed RAW format lets you choose the optimal format for your needs.

Define the next dimension with an incomparable new image sensor 

Now, even more comprehensive quality enters the picture. With the world’s first2 back-illuminated 35 mm full-frame CMOS image sensor with 42.4 megapixels3, the Sony α7R II takes image resolution, sensitivity (up to ISO 102,4004) 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.

 

Exmor

World’s first back-illuminated full-frame sensor

Higher resolution, sensitivity, and readout speed
As the world’s first2 35 mm 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 faster5, while minimizing image noise to reveal fine details in every picture.

Faster, smarter, truer processing

The BIONZ X™ image processing engine efficiently and finely tunes the new image sensor’s vast 42.4-megapixel data for truer, clearer, more natural, low-noise image depiction.

New 14-bit uncompressed RAW format

Now more format options to choose from, for unbeatable quality and range of tonal nuance.

Clearer, more vibrant images

Advanced features raise resolution even higher
Great performance achieves its full potential accompanied by an array of innovative features. With an outstanding 42.4-megapixel count, the new image sensor in the α7R II lets you explore the world in remarkable detail and the camera employs no optical low-pass filter that can compromise high resolution. To reduce image blur, the camera’s newly developed reduced-vibration shutter minimizes and Silent Shooting mode eliminates camera shake caused by shutter movement. And a growing family of FE lenses lets you witness more of the incomparable clarity that the sensor delivers from every perspective.

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Make every shot look sharper

Without an optical low-pass filter that can compromise image clarity, the α7R II lets you take full advantage of the high-resolution image sensor and superior resolving power of α lenses.

Fast Hybrid AF sharpens up

Thanks to an advanced image sensor and AF algorithm, the α7R II’s Fast Hybrid AF system delivers far superior AF coverage, speed and tracking performance.

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 5-axis image stabilization in full-frame glory

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.

 

  

4K movie quality hits an all-time high

The ultimate high-resolution movie experience
You can see how the α7R II is optimized for recording 4K (QFHD: 3,840 x 2,160) movies, particularly in Super 35 mm format, as it processes readout data from every pixel without pixel binning, to effectively suppress jaggies and more. The resulting footage exhibits visibly sharper, finer, more subtle detail than typical 4K movies. Also, as the first2 full-frame camera that can record movies at 4K resolution in the 35 mm 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.

Frame-Fit

 

Frame as you see fit

Shoot footage in proper perspective
Select full-frame or Super 35 mm format when shooting in Full HD or 4K resolution, depending on your creative intentions. Either way, everything looks brilliant from edge to edge.

High-bitrate XAVC S format
XAVC S format now supports 4K recording at maximum 100 Mbps bitrate as well as Full HD recording at 50 Mbps, so the α7R II can capture movies filled with finely detailed movement.

 

 

Ready for the long run

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.

Tru-Finder

 

 

 

 

See the truth on display

XGA OLED with ZEISS® T* Coating An EVF with ZEISS® T* Coating to reduce surface reflection and the world’s highest viewfinder magnification12 at 0.78x shows how settings affect images and maximizes α7R II high-resolution performance.

 

 

 

 

Supported in Capture One Express (for Sony)

One of the world's best RAW converters by Phase One
Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world's best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution.

SPECIFICATIONS

The α7R II combines the world's first2 back-illuminated 42.4 MP 35 mm full-frame CMOS image sensor, Fast Hybrid AF, 5-axis image stabilization and advanced 4K movie recording, with sensitivity and speed to keep even fast-moving subjects looking sharp. An extended family of lenses and gear makes the most of its remarkable resolution even in tough field use.
• The world's first2 back-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor with 42.4 MP3
• BIONZ X™ processing engine • Wide ISO range from ISO 50 to ISO 102400
• Fast Hybrid AF w. 399-point focal plane phase-detection AF coverage
• 5-axis image stabilization for stills and movies

LENS COMPATIBILITY
Sony E-mount lenses

SENSOR TYPE
35 mm

SENSOR
35 mm full-frame (1.41" x 0.94"), Exmor R® CMOS sensor

NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)
42.4 MP

ISO SENSITIVITY
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 (CIPA, STILL IMAGES)
Approx. 290 shots (viewfinder)/approx. 340 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)

VIEWFINDER TYPE
XGA OLED, 0.5 in (1.3 cm) electronic viewfinder (color)

SCREEN TYPE
2.95" (3.0-type) TFT drive 
 




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