World's first Full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor - 42.4MP
5-axis in-body image stabilization optimized for 42.4MP full-frame
4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning
Fast Hybrid AF with 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points
2.4-million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder w/ ZEISS T coating
Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC w/ camera apps
Fast focal plane phase-detection AF realized with A-mount lenses
Shutter vibration suppression, first curtain shutter, and silent shutter
Resolution meets sensitivity 42.4MP up to ISO 102,400 / 4K up to 25,600
Durable, reliable and ergonomically enhanced for professional use
Body & Kit
Premium Kit Included
Sony a7R II
Full Frame Camera
Sony a7RII- BSI sensor architecture
Until now, back-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensors could only be found on compact digital cameras, and were smaller. Their advantage? Better image quality and improved resolution in lower light. The Sony a7RII is the first 35mm-format camera to boast a BSI sensor architecture—and is the first Sony camera to offer 42.4MP resolution. Sony claims a 40% faster AF acquisition time, thanks to 399 focal plane phase detection AF points, and boasts an expandable top ISO of 102,400.
When Sony first announced the a7 series of mirrorless interchangeable lens system cameras, the concept of a full-frame camera in a more compact body was a pipe dream. The a7 series was a first in the world. Now Sony has once again created a world first – the Sony a7R II is equipped with the world’s first back-illuminated full-frame sensor pushing a whopping 42.4 megapixels.
The Sony a7R II is packed with the latest technological advancements from Sony; it’s more than just about packing megapixels onto a camera, Sony’s new Exmor R CMOS sensor is the world’s first full-frame sensor that incorporates a back-illuminated architecture that combines a gapless on-chip lens design and anti-reflective coating. The wiring layer upgrades the typical aluminum wiring design with copper wiring for faster transmission speed. All this amounts to some truly remarkable and incredibly detailed 42.4 megapixel stills and 4K movies incredible low-noise performance even at ISO 102,400.
Sony claims the a7R II’s sensor will dramatically improve light collection thanks to the sensor’s new structure and material, with what they say is remarkable low noise performance that allows for incredibly detailed stills and 4K video with very little noise and a wide dynamic range that they say is superior to previous models. Low-light performance is further improved by the 5-axis in-body image stabilization system, which is fine-tuned for the larger, high-res sensor and compensates for vertical, horizontal, pitch, yaw, and roll.
The 42.4 MP sensor combines gapless on-chip lens design and AR (anti-reflective) coating on the surface of the sensor’s glass seal to dramatically improve light collection efficiency, resulting in high sensitivity with low-noise performance and wide dynamic range. This allows the camera to shoot at an impressive ISO range of 100 to 25600 that is expandable to ISO 50 to 102400. Sony claims image data will clear the buffer 3.5x faster than the original a7R.
The camera is the world’s first to offer 4K movie recording in full-frame format, and its architecture offers direct pixel readout and no line skipping. The bottom line? Cleaner, more dramatic 4K video, with higher resolution and less moire and jaggies than typical 4K movies.
The camera utilizes the advanced XAVC S7 codec during video shooting, which records at a high bit rate of 100 Mbps during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during full HD shooting. The camera offers a variety of functions to support a professional video workflow including Picture Profile, S-Log2 Gamma and S-Gamut, 120fps high frame rate movie shooting in HD (720p), time code, and clean HDMI output.
With 399 focal plane phase detection points covering 45% of the image area, the a7R II is said to raise the bar for speed and accuracy for autofocus performance in a full-frame digital camera. The camera can capture up to 5fps in burst mode, a remarkable achievement given its high resolution. Additionally, the focal plane phase-detection AF system on the α7R II works well with Sony A-mount lenses via the LA-EA3 or LA-EA1 mount adapter. This is the first time that the AF system of a mirrorless camera can achieve high performance with lenses originally designed for DSLRs, according to Sony.
The a7R II’s 2.4 million dot electronic viewfinder offers the world’s highest EVF magnification, at 0.78x, and a special coating has been applied to reduce reflections. For videographers, Sony has also announced a new LCD monitor, model CLM-FHD5, which offers 1920x1080p resolution, and features enlarging and peaking functionality, false color and video level marker.
5-axis image stabilization system
Fine-tuned for high-resolution sensors and accurately compensates for blur caused by camera shake. The 5-axis system can compensate for camera shake vertically, horizontally, pitch, yaw, and roll as opposed to the previous version’s two-directional stabilization.The Sony a7 RII 5-axis stabilization is so advanced that it can even compensate for blur caused by the camera operator’s movement – even if they’re running.
4K-movie recording to internal media
The world’s first camera to offer 4K-movie recording to internal media in a full-frame sensor.Shoot 4K in the super 35mm format with full pixel readout and no line skipping or pixel binning, resulting in images with higher resolution and less jagging. Keeping in line with the professional workflow needed for high quality video production, the Sony a7RII includes high bit-rate 4K recording to the XAVC S format, S-Log gamma, and time code/user bit for easy editing and synching with multiple camera setups.
A fast hybrid AF system with a densely packed 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points that delivers tack-sharp images both in stills and movie modes. The Sony a7RII is moisture and dust resistant with improved sealing of the dials, buttons and a double-layered structure that tightly interlocks panels and components. It may not be waterproof but it’s definitely tough enough to handle most situations.
Plenty of Options
For the studio set the Sony a7R II offers plenty of capture and transfer options including the ability to tether your camera to a PC for remote capture and instant upload. An added benefit is the ability to even charge via USB cable – extending the battery life for those marathon studio sessions.
The Sony a7R II continues to push the envelope and deliver the tools needed to create captivating images, superb high-resolution 4K video all in one compact system. The Sony a7 series continues to set the bar for what photographers and videographers should expect from a full-frame camera system – all of the benefits of a large sensor and none of the compromises.
WiFi Without hassle
With a built in WiFi connection and Play Memories smartphone app, Sony gives you the flexibility to share your images when you want, how you want. With the press of a button users can send images directly to their phone for instant editing and sharing through social media, cloud storage and email.
In-camera applications can be downloaded to expand the camera's potential to include camera control from your smarphone, time-lapse videos, cinematic photos and much more.