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Now, even more comprehensive quality enters the picture. With the world’s first back-illuminated 35 mm full-frame CMOS image sensor with 42.4 megapixels, the Sony α7R II takes image resolution, sensitivity (up to ISO 102,400) 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 throughout the entire 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.
As the world’s first 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 faster, while minimizing image noise to reveal fine details in every picture.
The world's most selected image sensors
Vario-Tessar® T* FE 24-70 mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL2470Z) M mode, 1/160s, F11, ISO 100, Manual white balance
FE 90 mm F2.8 Macro G OSS (SEL90M28G), M mode, 1/8s, F8, ISO 100, Manual white balance
Vario-Tessar® T* FE 16-35 mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL1635Z), M mode, 2.0s, F8, ISO 100, Auto white balance
Distagon® T* FE 35 mm F1.4 ZA (SEL35F14Z), M mode, 2.5s, F11, ISO 100, Manual white balance
399 AF points cover 45% of the total image area — more than any other digital camera.
Accelerated data readout (thanks to back-illuminated sensor) and the Fast Hybrid AF system raise AF speed by 40%.
Fast readout and advanced algorithm make predictive subject tracking extra-precise for 5fps shooting.
This system’s extra-precise, smooth focusing perfectly suits the higher requirements of 4K movies.
Advantages of the phase-detection AF are assured even with an A-mount lens mounted via LA-EA3 (LA-EA1).
To optimize the benefit of the α7R II’s amazing high-resolution capability, especially when shooting unpredictable action or while you’re in motion, the act of shooting should be as steady as possible—otherwise, even slight camera shake can risk blurring the shot. The 5-axis image stabilization system is carefully fine-tuned to match the 42.4-megapixel performance of the α7R II, so you can zoom in on faraway subjects, shoot close-ups and capture night scenes with minimal camera shake blur to achieve maximum clarity.
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 more. The resulting footage exhibits visibly sharper, finer, more subtle detail than typical 4K movies. Also, as the first 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 vision quality that the newly developed, back-illuminated full-frame image sensor makes possible.
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.
XAVC S format now supports 4K recording at maximum 100 Mbps bitrate as well as Full HD recording at 50 Mbps, so the α7R II can capture movies filled with finely detailed movement.
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.
Further expand your shooting pleasure and give your photography a professional edge with accessories specially designed for the α7R II.
Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world's best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools, and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution.
This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.
What's in the Box
Power Cord, Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50 X 2, Cable Protector, AC Adaptor AC-UD10, Battery Charger BC-VW1, Shoulder Strap, Body Cap, Accessory Shoe Cap, Eyepiece Cup, Micro USB Cable