Sony has announced the a7R II (ILCE-a7RII) 42.4 megaipixels full frame camera, with in body image stabilization (IBIS) and electronic first curtain (EFC)!
Sony Global – Digital Imaging – ILCE-7RM2
Define the next dimension
With an incomparable new image sensor
Now, even more comprehensive quality enters the picture. With the world’s first1 back-illuminated 35 mm full-frame CMOS image sensor with 42.4 megapixels2, the Sony α7R II takes image resolution, sensitivity (up to ISO 1024003) 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.
World’s first1 back-illuminated full-frame sensor
Higher resolution, sensitivity, and readout speed
As the world’s first1 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 faster4, while minimizing image noise to reveal fine details in every picture.
Faster, smarter, truer processing
The BIONZ XTM 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.
More comprehensive AF coverage
399 AF points cover 45% of the total image area — more7 than any other digital camera can match.
More speedy AF response
Accelerated data readout (thanks to back-illuminated sensor) and the Fast Hybrid AF system raise AF speed by 40%4.
More continuous shooting capability
Fast readout and advanced algorithm make predictive subject tracking extra-precise for 5fps shooting.
Fast Hybrid AF for movies
This system’s extra-precise, smooth focusing perfectly suits the higher requirements of 4K movies.
Phase-detection AF with A-mount lens
Advantages of the phase-detection AF are assured even with an A-mount lens mounted8 via LA-EA3 (LA-EA19).
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 moiré. The resulting footage exhibits visibly sharper, finer, more subtle detail than typical 4K movies. Also, as the first1 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 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-bit-rate XAVC S format10
XAVC S format now supports 4K recording at maximum 100 Mbps bit rate 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.
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 magnification11 at 0.78x shows how settings affect images and maximizes α7R II high-resolution performance.
Wide-ranging accessories meet every need
Professional level options open up new possibilities
Further expand your shooting pleasure and give your photography a professional edge with accessories specially designed for the α7R II.
Specification: (from Sony – http://www.sony.net/Products/di/en-us/products/dkw5/specifications.html?contentsTop=1
α7R II (ILCE-7RM2)
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 126.9 x 95.7 x 60.3 mm (approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches)
Approx. 625 g (approx. 1 lb 6.0 oz) (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo)
Approx. 582 g (approx. 1 lb 4.5 oz) (body only)
Convenience Features (details)
|General||Camera type||Interchangeable-lens digital camera|
|Image sensor||Type||35 mm full frame (35.9 x 24.0 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor|
|Number of pixels (effective)||Approx. 42.4 megapixels|
|Number of pixels (total)||Approx. 43.6 megapixels|
|Image sensor aspect ratio||3:2|
|Anti-dust system||Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism|
|Recording system (still images)||Recording format||JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)|
|Image size (pixels)||[3:2 aspect ratio]
35 mm full frame L: 7,952 x 5304 (42M), M: 5168 x 3448 (18M), S: 3984 x 2656 (11M)
APS-C L: 5168 x 3448 (18M), M: 3984 x 2656 (11M), S: 2592 x 1728 (4.5M)
|[16:9 aspect ratio]
35 mm full frame L: 7,952 x 4,472 (36M), M: 5,168 x 2,912 (15M), S: 3,984 x 2,240 (8.9M)
APS-C L: 5168 x 2912 (15M), M: 3984 x 2240 (8.9M), S: 2592 x 1456 (3.8M)
Wide: Horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)
Standard: Horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
|Image quality modes||RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard|
|RAW output||14 bit|
|Picture Effect||13 modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration|
|Creative Style||Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast -3 to +3 steps, Saturation -3 to +3 steps, Sharpness -3 to +3 steps) (Style Box 1-6 also provided)|
|Dynamic range functions||Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1–5)), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)|
|Color space||sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color|
|Recording system (movies)||Recording format||XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4|
|Video compression||XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264|
|AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264|
|MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264|
|Audio recording format||XAVC S: LPCM, 2ch|
|AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator|
|MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch|
|Image size (pixels)||[NTSC]
XAVC S 4K: 3,840 x 2,160 (30p/100 Mbps, 30p/60 Mbps, 24p/100 Mbps, 24p/60 Mbps)
XAVC S HD: 1,920 x 1,080 (60p/50 Mbps, 30p/50 Mbps, 24p/50 Mbps), 1,280 x 720 (120p/50 Mbps)
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH)
MP4: 1,920 x 1,080 (60p/28 Mbps, 30p/16 Mbps), 1,280 x 720 (30p/6 Mbps)[PAL]
XAVC S 4K: 3,840 x 2,160 (25p/100 Mbps, 25p/60 Mbps)
XAVC S HD: 1,920 x 1,080 (50p/50 Mbps, 25p/50 Mbps), 1,280 x 720 (100p/50 Mbps)
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH)
MP4: 1,920 x 1,080 (50p/28 Mbps, 25p/16 Mbps), 1,280 x 720 (25p/6 Mbps)
|Picture Profile||Yes (Off/PP1-PP7) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset|
|Movie functions||Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, AF Tracking Sensitivity, AF Drive Speed, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting, PAL/NTSC Selector|
|Color space||xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color|
|Clean HDMI output||Clean HDMI output||NTSC: 3,840 x 2,160 (30p/24p) / 1,920 x 1,080 (60p/24p) / 1,920 x 1,080 (60i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit / RGB 8 bit|
|PAL: 3,840 x 2,160 (25p) / 1,920 x 1,080 (50p) / 1,920 x 1,080 (50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit/ RGB 8 bit|
|Media||Media||Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card|
|Slot||Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo / SD memory card|
|Noise reduction||Noise reduction||Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off selectable
|Multi Frame NR||Auto/ISO 100 to 102400|
|White balance||Modes||Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2,500 to 9,900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 57steps, A7 to B7: 29steps) / Custom / Underwater|
|AWB micro adjustment||G7 to M7 (57 steps), A7 to B7 (29 steps)|
|Bracketing||3 frames, H/L selectable|
|Focus system||Type||Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)|
|Focus point||35 mm full frame: 399 points (phase-detection AF)
APS-C: 357 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
|Sensitivity range||EV -2 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)|
|AF modes||Automatic AF (AF-A), Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus|
|Focus area||Wide (399 points for phase-detection AF / 25 points for contrast-detection AF) / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone / Expand Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expand Flexible Spot)|
|Other features||Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock; Eye-start AF and AF micro adjustment (both only available with optional LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached), AF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.30–3 m), AF ON|
|Exposure control||Metering type||1200-zone evaluative metering|
|Metering sensor||Exmor R CMOS sensor|
|Metering sensitivity||EV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)|
|Metering modes||Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Exposure modes||AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie|
|Scene Selection||Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur|
|Exposure compensation||+/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE bracketing||Bracket: Single/Bracket: Cont., 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1.0 EV increments.|
|AE lock||Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu.|
|ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)||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)
|Viewfinder||Type||XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color)|
|Total number of dots||2,359,296 dots|
|Brightness control||Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)|
|Color temperature control||Manual (5 steps)|
|Magnification||Approx. 0.78x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1)|
|Diopter adjustment||-4.0 to +3.0 m-1|
|Eye point||Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1 (CIPA standard)|
|Display||Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge|
|Real-time image-adjustment display||On/Off|
|LCD screen||Type||7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT drive|
|Total number of dots||1,228,800 dots|
|Brightness control||Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode|
|Adjustable Angle||Up approx. 107 degrees, down approx. 41 degrees|
|Display selector (Finder/LCD)||Auto/Manual|
|Display||Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode|
|Real-time image-adjustment display||On/Off|
|Peaking MF||Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)|
|Other features||Face detection||On / On (Regist. Faces) / Off, Face registration, Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8)|
|Auto Object Framing||Yes|
|Clear Image Zoom||Still/Movie: Approx. 2x|
|Digital zoom||Smart zoom (still images) M: Approx. 1.5x, S: Approx. 2.0x
Digital zoom (still images) Approx. 4x
Digital zoom (movies) Approx. 4x
|PlayMemories Camera Apps||Yes|
|Lens compensation||Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion|
|Shutter||Type||Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type|
|Shutter speed||Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb
Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step)
NTSC: Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
PAL: Up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
|Flash sync. speed||1/250 sec.|
|Electronic front curtain shutter||Yes, On/Off|
|Silent Shooting||Yes, On/Off|
|SteadyShot INSIDE (image stabilization)||Type||Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)|
|Compensation effect||4.5 steps (Based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Sonnar T* FE 55 mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off)|
|Flash Control (with optional external flash)||Control||Pre-flash TTL|
|Flash compensation||+/-3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)|
|Flash bracketing||3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.|
|Flash modes||Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync*1, Wireless*1|
|External flash||Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe. Attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock Accessory Shoe.|
|FE level lock||Yes|
|Drive||Drive modes||Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)|
|Self-timer||10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer (Off/2 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/10 sec. delay)|
|Speed (approx., max.)*2||Continuous shooting Hi: Max. 5fps, Continuous shooting Lo: Max. 2.5fps|
|No. of recordable frames*2 (approx.)||Continuous shooting Hi: 24 frames (JPEG Extra Fine L), 30 frames (JPEG Fine L), 37 frames (JPEG Standard L), 23 frames (RAW), 22 frames (RAW & JPEG)|
|Playback||Modes||Single (with or without shooting information, Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 24.9x, M: 16.2x, S: 9.4x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still / Date / MP4 / AVCHD / XAVC S HD / XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect|
|Interface||PC interface||Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote|
|Multi/Micro USB Terminal||Yes*3|
|Wireless LAN (built-in)||Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)*4
Playback of still images and movies on smartphones, PCs and TVs
|NFC™||Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)|
|HD output||HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback|
|Multi Interface Shoe||Yes|
|Others||Auto-lock Accessory Shoe compatible with supplied shoe adaptor, Microphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Vertical Grip Connector|
|Audio||Microphone||Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M / XLR-K2M (sold separately)|
|Compatible standards||Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting|
|Custom function||Type||Custom key settings, Programmable setting|
|Memory function||Yes (2 sets)|
|Power||Battery||Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50|
|Still images||Approx. 290 shots (viewfinder) / approx. 340 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)|
|Movies||Actual*5*6: Approx. 50 min. with viewfinder, approx. 55 min. with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
Continuous*5*7: Approx. 95 min. with viewfinder, approx. 95 min. with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
|External power||AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (optional)|
Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
- With compatible external flash.
- Approximate. May vary depending on shooting conditions and media.
- Supports Micro USB compatible device.
- Configuration method/Access method: WPS or manually/infrastructure mode. When connecting to smartphones, the camera can always work as a base without a wireless access point. (Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK)
- Continuous movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications).
- Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by and power off.
- Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Pressing the MOVIE button. No other operations such as zoom are performed.
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