ɑ7 II Full Frame ILC Body with Standard Zoom Lens*

ɑ7 II Full Frame ILC Body with Standard Zoom Lens*

The α7 II is the world's first1 full-frame camera with 5-axis image stabilization and provides camera shake compensation for wide-ranging mountable lenses. Compact and refined for intuitive operation, it offers enhanced Fast Hybrid AF that delivers lightning-fast focusing, super-wide coverage, and exceptionally effective tracking of fast-moving subjects.
ɑ7 II Full Frame ILC Body with Standard Zoom Lens*

5-axis image stabilization

The α7 II dramatically expands your range of expression by compensating for five types of camera shake during handheld shooting of still images and movies. The highly effective 4.5-step2 compensation lets you confidently zoom in on faraway subjects, snap detailed close-ups, capture night scenes and more-all with minimal camera shake blur.

Compatibility with wide-ranging mountable lenses3

New 5-axis image stabilization lets you enjoy unparalleled handheld shooting freedom with more of your favorite mountable lenses. The short flange-back distance in the E-mount α7 II contributes to broad lens compatibility.

Automatic optimization for every α lens

Confidently use your favorite E-mount and A-mount lenses, knowing the α7 II analyzes information from the lens to optimize depiction performance and 5-axis image stabilization for the particular lens you mount. When using E-mount lenses with optical stabilization (OSS), the α7 II combines the best of in-lens and in-camera image stabilization.

High-performance Fast Hybrid AF

The newly enhanced Fast Hybrid AF system delivers extremely high-speed response, highly accurate prediction, and wide area coverage for autofocusing and tracking you can always depend on. It's remarkably fast for a full-frame camera AF system (30% faster than the α7) and accurately predicts subject movement so you can steadfastly track your subject.

Focal plane phase-detection AF with A-mount lenses4

The α7 II offers focal plane phase-detection AF even when an A-mount lens is mounted5 via LAEA3(LA-EA16) mount adapter. So you can take advantage of the wide AF coverage, high-speed response, high tracking capability and high optical performance of A-mount lenses.

35 mm full-frame 24.3 MP7 Exmor® CMOS sensor

The image sensor delivers beautiful images from corner to corner, with stunning 24.3 MP resolution. Enjoy low noise, extremely wide dynamic range, and amazingly rich and subtle gradations. Innovations that only Sony could achieve reproduce details more faithfully so that every scene looks incredibly real.

BIONZ X image processing engine

BIONZ X faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye, thanks to its extra high-speed processing capabilities. Together with front-end Large Scale Integration that accelerates processing, it renders more natural details, more realistic images, and richer tonal gradations, and produces less noise when shooting still images and movies.

Supports 14-bit uncompressed RAW format4

New compatibility with 14-bit uncompressed RAW format lets you choose the optimal format for your needs. The camera thereby ensures supreme quality of tonal gradation to maximize the benefit of the image sensor's wide dynamic range.

Robust magnesium alloy body

The remarkably compact and lightweight body is solidly built to withstand the rigors of shooting in the field. It's the ideal blend of light weight, solid reliability, and steady handling, thanks to a top cover, front cover, and internal structure constructed of rigid magnesium alloy.

Robust lens mount

The strength and rigidity of the body and lens mount were enhanced to provide an especially solid foundation for mounting large, heavy lenses, such as super telephoto lenses and those preferred for movie shooting.

Enhanced grip and shutter button

The refined shape and height of the grip gives you a more secure grasp of the camera even when a large lens is mounted. This also contributes to more confident operation of the shutter button and dials. Moreover, the shutter button was reshaped and shifted forward for more natural shooting with less camera shake.

Full-frame expression without the bulk

The α7 II packs powerful moviemaking capabilities in extremely compact dimensions. You can create movies of breathtaking visual and sound quality with exquisite background blur, remarkably clear details, and sensitivity that brings dark scenes to vibrant life. Features like Picture Profile and P/A/S/M modes further expand your creative options.

High-contrast, high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder

The viewfinder offers impressive visibility that contributes to stress-free, intuitive operation. You can accurately monitor what will appear in your final images because it faithfully displays the effects of your various camera settings. Moreover, an advanced three-lens optical system offers rich tonal gradation and extremely high contrast.

Stable viewfinder image

Monitor the stabilizing effects of camera shake compensation in the viewfinder or LCD screen while shooting still images by pressing the shutter button halfway or magnifying the image, and while shooting movies by entering movie mode. Even when using a telephoto or macro lens, you can fine-tune framing and focusing with stress-free stability.

Lock-on AF tracking

It's easy to keep moving subjects in focus with enhanced Lock-on AF, which analyzes even more information from the scene to ensure usage of the optimal AF point for smooth, stable autofocusing. Its ability to detect and track moving subjects is significantly improved, thanks to Sony's advanced proprietary image analysis technology.

Detail reproduction and diffraction-reducing technologies

Detail reproduction technology depicts details more faithfully with a more natural sense of dimension, while diffraction-reducing technology suppresses the effects of diffraction to faithfully reproduce fine details even when shooting at small aperture settings.

Area-specific noise reduction

Area-specific noise reduction selectively divides the image into areas based on patterns (such as edges, textures, and flat areas like blue skies), then applies the most appropriate noise reduction to each area to markedly reduce noise and achieve a new level of clarity.

Picture Profile

Fine-tune the look of movies before shooting by adjusting gradation, color adjustment, and detail. Adjusted parameters can be saved with other settings as a profile, and up to seven profiles can be stored for later recall.

S-Log2 gamma setting

This proprietary Sony gamma setting, featured in professional camcorders, creates a 1,300% wider dynamic range for smooth expression of gradation with reduced whiteout and blackout. Through color grading in postproduction, you can make the most of the low-noise image and super-rich detail to achieve various types of image expression.

Time code / User bit

This function provides a Record Run setting that only advances the timecode while recording, a Free Run setting that advances the timecode whether recording or not, a drop frame method, and a non-drop frame method. The α7 II can also output an embedded timecode when the clean HDMI output setting is in use.

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Specifications

Lens
Lens Mount E-mount
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor
Sensor Type 35 mm
SENSOR 35 mm full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm) Exmor® CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective) 24.3 MP
Number of Pixels (total) 24.7 MP
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio 3 : 2
Anti-Dust System Yes
Recording (still images)
Image Size (pixels), 3:2 35 mm full frame L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)
APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)
Image Size (pixels), 16:9 35 mm full frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama 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
Uncompressed RAW Yes
Picture Effect Posterization (Color)
Posterization (B/W)
Pop Color
Retro Photo
Partial Color (R/G/B/Y)
High Contrast Monochrome
Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta)
Soft High-key
Creative Style Standard
Vivid
Neutral
Clear
Deep
Light
Portrait
Landscape
Sunset
Night Scene
Autumn Leaves
Black & White
Sepia
Style Box
Dynamic Range Functions Off
Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5))
Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Recording (movie)
Recording Format AVCHD 2.0 / MP4 / XAVC S (up to 1920 x 1080/60p 50 Mbps)
Video Compression XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Format AVCHD / MP4 / XAVC S
Movie Functions Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off Selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Dual Video Rec, Auto Slow Shutter, Record Control
Storage Media
Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Noise Reduction
Noise Reduction Long exposure
High ISO NR
Multi Frame NR Auto/ISO 100 to 51200
White Balance
White Balance Modes Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight), Flash, Color Temperature (2500 to 9900 K) and Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15 steps, A7 to B7: 15 steps), Custom, Underwater
AWB Micro Adjustment G7 to M7 (15 steps), A7 to B7 (15 steps)
Bracketing 3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus
Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensor "Exmor®" CMOS sensor
Focus Point 35 mm full frame: 117 points (phase-detection AF)
APS-C: 99 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensitivity Range EV-1 to EV 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
AF Mode Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide (117 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF))
Zone
Center
Flexible Spot (S/M/L)
Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L))
TYPE Built-in LED type
AF Illuminator range Approx. 0.98 ft – Approx. 9.84 ft (with FE 28–70 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS attached)
Exposure
Metering Type 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor "Exmor®" CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity EV -1 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Metering Mode 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
Auto (AE) Bracketing Cont./Bracket: Single, with 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3/5 frames selectable
AE Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 50–25600
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type 0.5 in-type electronic viewfinder (color)
Number of Dots 2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control (Viewfinder) Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Field Coverage 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.71 x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m)
Dioptre Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0m
Eye Point Approx. 1.06 in from the eyepiece lens, 0.87 in from the eyepiece frame at -3.28 ft-1 (CIPA standard)
LCD Screen
Monitor Type 3.0 in type TFT LCD
Total Number of Dots 1,228,800 dots
Brightness Control (LCD) Manual ( 5 steps between -2 and +2 ), Sunny Weather mode
Focus Magnifier 35 mm full frame: 5.9x, 11.7x, APS-C: 3.8x, 7.7x
Peaking MF Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Other Features
Face Detection On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
Clear Image Zoom Still / Movie: Approx. 2x
Digital zoom (Still Image) 35 mm full frame: up to 8x APS-C: up to 8x
Digital zoom (Movie) 35 mm full frame: Approx 4x. APS-C: Approx 4x.
Lens Compensation Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
Shutter
Shutter Speed Still images: 1/8000 to 30 s, Bulb
Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
Image Stabilization
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
Flash Control Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Modes Off
Autoflash
Fill-flash
Slow Sync.
Rear Sync.
Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable)
Wireless
Hi-speed sync.
External Flash Compatibility Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
FE level lock Yes
Drive
Drive Modes Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 s delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 s delay
3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.) 5 fps (in High Continuous Shooting)
Playback
Playback Modes Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning)
9/25-frame index view
Enlarged display mode (L: 18.8x, M: 12.3x, S: 9.4x, Panorama (Standard): 25.6x, Panorama (Wide): 38.8x)
Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off)
Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable)
Slideshow
Panorama scrolling
Folder selection (Date/Still/MP4/AVCHD/XAVC S)
Forward/Rewind (movie)
Delete
Protect
Interface
PC Interface Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
NFC™ Yes
HD Output HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback
Multi Interface Shoe Yes
Others Microphone terminal (1/8 in stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (1/8 in stereo minijack), vertical grip connector
Interfaces Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Multi Interface Shoe
Microphone minijack
Headphone minijack
Vertical Grip Connector
Audio
Microphone Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M / XLR-K1M (sold separately)
Speaker Built-in, monaural
Print
Compatible Standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom function
Custom Function Type Custom key settings
Programmable Setting
Power
Supplied Battery NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery Life (Still Images) Up to 350 shots
Battery Life (CIPA, Movies) Actual: Approx. 60 min with viewfinder, approx. 65 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
Continuous: Approx. 100 min with viewfinder, approx. 100 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
External Power AC adapter AC-PW20 (optional)
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 126.9 x 95.7 x 59.7 mm
Weight (with battery and memory card included) 19.61 oz (body only) / 21.13 g (with battery and media)
WiFi® & NFC
Wireless & Network Capabilities Wi-Fi®
NFC One-touch functionality
Downloadable Camera Apps

What's in the Box

  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
  • AC Adapter
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable
  • SEL2870
  • Lens hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Rear Cap