The back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS image sensor and its BIONZ X processor with 42.4 megapixels are powerful and fast, taking your photographic imagery to the next level. The Sony a7R II has the ability to shoot with an ISO range of 100 to 25,600 that can be expanded from ISO 50 to 102,400, taking acceptable amounts of noise and performing in any light situation.
Made for the professional, the Sony a7R II has an S-Log2 offering up to 14 stops of dynamic range for excellent image quality. Utilising an advanced motion-detection algorithm and a quick hybrid AF system, it can push 5 fps continuous shooting with AF tracking. High speed AF response is achieved with a 399 focal plane phase detection AF points. With this kinds of focus, you’ll be able to achieve pin sharp images to create truly outstanding shots.
It can be difficult to keep hands stable with a zoom lens or when we’re out in windy weather. The 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE stabilisation achieves ultimate steady shots without camera shake, regardless if you are handholding. You can also record video handheld without having shaky footage.
The Sony a7R II can record 4K video in multiple formats including super 35mm without pixel binning and full-frame format. It records at a high bit rate of 100Mbps during 4K recording and 50Mbps during full HD shooting. You’ll be producing professional videos alongside your stills that are cinema-ready.
This camera is designed to last, made with an ultra-strong, solid magnesium alloy body. It is weatherproof and can take the toughest conditions. Weighing in at just 625g this camera is compact and lightweight. It performs well on small gimbals, or makes a good inconspicuous street photography camera.
With focus peaking in live preview with the electronic viewfinder, you’ll easily be able to detect what’s in focus. This is really helpful for when you’re video recording or taking stills with manual focus lenses. The Sony a7R II also uses zebra patterning to let you know when an image is overexposed, even before you take the shot. This clever functionality is great for helping you judge your exposure better.
This camera’s shutter can be set to silent shooting mode for quiet shooting without any sensor vibration or movement. Silent mode slows shutter speed down, dropping the noise. This is great when you want to take candid shots or if you’re in a quiet spot where you don’t want to make a peep, like during a wedding ceremony.
Using the USB port you can charge the internal battery while it’s still in the camera - perfect when you’re on the road or on the run. You can charge the Sony a7R II on-the-go with portable battery packs similar to the one you charge your phone with.
With built-In Wi-Fi connectivity, you can send image files wherever you are. This is useful if you’re far away from home, the office or nowhere near a computer.
|Camera Series||Sony Alpha|
|Image Sensor Type / Format||35mm Full Frame, CMOS|
|Pixels||Actual: 43.6 Megapixel
Effective: 42.4 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||42 MP: 7952 x 5304|
|Other Resolutions||M: 5168 x 3448 (18M), S: 3984 x 2656 (11M)|
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, XAVC S
Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Linear PCM (Stereo)
|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
|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|
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: Auto, 50-102400)|
|Memory Card Type||SD SDHC SDXC Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed) Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 5 fps|
|Video Clip Length||Up to 29 Min 59 Sec|
|Audio Recording||Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo + Mono
|Display Screen||3" Rear Screen LCD (1,228,800)|
|Shutter||Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1/8000 - 30 seconds
|Burst Rate||Up to 5 fps at 42 MP for up to 22 frames|
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 250 seconds|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Self Timer||10 seconds, 5 seconds, 2 seconds|
|Connectivity||1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, AV / USB Multi, HDMI D (Micro), WiFi|
|Battery||1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack|
|AC Power Adapter||AC-PW20 AC Adapter (Optional)|
Carry a few spare batteries with you for longer shoots as the battery life of this camera is not its strong point. The battery can also be charged via the USB port on the camera.
Yes, the Sony a7R Mark II features customisable function buttons that can be programmed to your liking. So you can easily set up your camera to suit your personal preferences and shooting style, which is sure to make you days behind the camera both easier and more enjoyable.
You can extend your shooting time with the Sony vertical battery grip.
Stand your camera safely on the Gitzo Tripod Kit Mountaineer S3 with Carbon eXact Ball Head.
An excellent lens for portraiture is the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM, designed for E-mount mirrorless digital cameras such as the a7R.