Sony Alpha A7 R II Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

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Sony α7R II Reality Realized

Sony Alpha A7 R II Full Frame Mirrorless Camera The Sony Alpha a7R II Mirrorless Digital Camera features the first 42.4-megapixel Exmor R back-illuminated structure full-frame CMOS sensor, in the world prepared to take mirrorless imaging to the next level. This sensor engineering both improves poor-light operation and speeds up data throughout, providing fast high-resolution still pictures and UHD 4K video capture. Working with the BIONZ X image processor, photos can be produced at sensitivities all the way to ISO 102,400 and at a continuous 5 frames per second shooting rate. The five-axis SteadyShot on-board image stabilization has also been enabled, compensating for horizontal, vertical, pitch, roll and yaw movements.

Engineered to last, the improved magnesium alloy body has updated weather sealing along withj a sturdy lens mount for using large lenses. In addition, the shutter features a reduced-vibration layout, diminishing shutter vibrations around 50%. Additionally, it now makes use of an electronic front curtain shutter which is rated for 500,000 cycles. Quiet shooting is also available for a silent shooting experience when needed.

There's a major boost in speed with a 40% increase the previous version. The AF system received its own tremendous upgrade by using 399 phase-detect points along with 25 contrast-detect points creating a Fast Hybrid AF system which delivers extremely precise tracking. The phase-detection points even encompasses A-mount lenses when operated with the LA-EA1 and LA-EA3 adapter

Composing and reviewing your pictures as you work is taken care of using either the 3.0" 1,228.8k-dot tilting LCD monitor or the 0.5" 2.36M-dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder provides 0.78x magnification with a 4-lens system featuring double-sided aspherical elements for suitable viewing. The monitor helps to photograph in odd situations by tilting up 107° and down 41°. Staying connected, the a7R II features NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity for remote functions and transfer of your images to a tablet, smartphone, or computer.

When it comes to video, the leading addition is internal UHD 4K 3840 x 2160p image capture at 30 or 24 fps using the XAVC S configuration at 100 Mbps. This is made possible by using either the full-frame readout or the Super 35 crop mode, without pixel binning. . Full 1920 x 1080p HD is still readily available at up to 60 frames per second and HD 1280 x 720p is available at up to 120 fps. In Addition, the a7R II takes advantage of the included S-Log2 Gamma and S-Gamut settings along with a fully customizable picture profiles.

Specifications
Body type SLR-style mirrorless  
Sensor
Max resolution 7952 x 5304  
Other resolutions 3:2, full-frame (5168 x 3448, 3984 x 2656), APS-C (5168 x 3448, 3984 x 2656, 2592 x 1728); 16:9, 35mm (7952 x 4472, 5168 x 2912, 3984 x 2240), APS-C (5168 x 2912, 3984 x 2240, 2592 x 1456)  
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 42 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 44 megapixels  
Sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)  
Sensor type BSI-CMOS  
Processor Bionz X  
Image
ISO Auto, 100-25600 (expands to 50-102400)  
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50  
Boosted ISO (maximum) 102400  
White balance presets 10  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Sensor-shift  
Image stabilization notes 5-axis (4.5 stops per CIPA standard)  
Uncompressed format RAW  
JPEG quality levels Extra fine, fine, standard  
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
Digital zoom Yes (4X)  
Manual focus Yes  
Number of focus points 399  
Lens mount Sony E (NEX)  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 1,228,800  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Electronic  
Viewfinder coverage 100%  
Viewfinder magnification 0.78  
Viewfinder resolution 2,359,296  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash No  
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)  
Flash modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync, Slow Sync, Red-eye reduction, Hi-speed sync, Wireless  
Continuous drive 5.0 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
 
Exposure compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing 5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing Yes  
Videography features
Resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)  
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S  
Videography notes headphone and microphone ports, XLR support via adapter  
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo  
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)  
Microphone port Yes  
Headphone port Yes  
Wireless Built-In  
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n with NFC  
Remote control Yes (wired or via smartphone)  
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 290  
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)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording Yes (via downloadable app)  
GPS None


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