Sony Alpha 7R II

Announced Jun 10, 2015 •
42 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
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Product description
Announced Jun 10, 2015

The Sony Alpha 7R II is Sony's flagship mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, featuring a 42.4MP image stabilized full-frame BSI CMOS sensor. At the point of announcement, this sensor is by far the largest backside illuminated CMOS chip ever to be released, allowing the maximum expanded ISO to rise two stops to 102,400. The a7R II's 5-axis image stabilization that is rated at 4.5 stops, according to CIPA standard. The a7R II boats a highly advanced 399-point phase-detection autofocus system, which is capable of incredoble accuracy when tracking moving subjects. As well as stills, the a7R II can capture 4K (UHD) video at 30p/25p or 24p in the XAVC S 4K format. 4K video can be taken either from the full sensor width or from a Super 35 crop.

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Review, Nov 17, 2015
Quick specs
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution 7952 x 5304
Effective pixels 42 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-25600 (expands to 50-102400)
Lens mount Sony E (NEX)
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,228,800
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 625 g (1.38 lb / 22.05 oz)
Dimensions 127 x 96 x 60 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.36)
GPS None

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Our review

The a7R II brings 42MP stills and 4K video to a small, lightweight body. Electronic shutter and in-body image stabilization make for high quality images and video you'll work harder to get, if you get it at all, from comparable DSLRs. BSI-CMOS gives the a7R II class-leading low light performance and respectable dynamic range. The a7R II also introduces disruptive on-sensor phase detection AF, with the widest coverage of any full-frame camera, precise focus on eyes, professional AF results in video, and the ability to focus non-native lenses.

Good for: Portrait, wedding, event, newborn and, generally, photojournalistic shooters with heavy demands on accurate AF with fast lenses. Landscape shooters wanting the freedom of various lens families.

Not so good for: Sports photographers, wildlife shooters, and anyone looking to follow subjects meticulously during continuous bursts.

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