α7R II with back-illuminated full-frame image sensor

α7R II with back-illuminated full-frame image sensor

The α7R II combines the world's first1 back-illuminated 42.4 MP2 35 mm full-frame CMOS image sensor, Fast Hybrid AF, 5-axis image stabilization and advanced 4K movie recording, with sensitivity and speed to keep even fast-moving subjects looking sharp. An extended family of lenses and gear makes the most of its remarkable resolution even in tough field use.
α7R II with back-illuminated full-frame image sensor

New back-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor

The α7R II has the world's first1 35 mm full-frame CMOS image sensor with back-illuminated structure, which achieves approx. 42.4 effective megapixel resolution, widely expanded sensitivity range3, and extra-low noise performance. It also has no optical low-pass filter that can compromise sharpness, so fine clarity and detail extend from edge to edge of every frame.

High-speed BIONZ X image processing engine

With detail reproduction technology to capture the essence of realism, diffraction-reducing technology to maintain clarity even at smaller apertures, area-specific noise reduction to reduce noise adaptively and reproduce greater detail, the BIONZ X image processing engine finely tunes the image sensor's 42.4-megapixel data, for truer, clearer depiction.

All FE lenses maximize resolution

The growing group of FE lenses (35 mm full-frame compatible E-mount lenses)-all carefully developed to match full-frame image sensors employing increasing numbers of pixels-makes the most of the 42.4-megapixel high-resolution performance of the α7R II.

Fast Hybrid AF now covers more

The high-performance image sensor enhances Fast Hybrid AF, which far surpasses conventional AF in comprehensiveness, speed, and response. The 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points cover 45% of the image area - the most coverage among digital still cameras4 with full-frame image sensors. 25-point contrast-detection AF coverage is also included.

5-axis image stabilization

This stabilization system is fine-tuned for high-resolution image sensors to compensate accurately for five types of camera shake that can compromise handheld shooting of the camera's 42.4-megapixel images. Camera shake compensation is equivalent to using a 4.5-step5 faster shutter speed, allowing you to take advantage of a wider range of shutter speeds.

Higher-resolution 4K movie recording

Footage from 4K movie recording, featuring full pixel readout without pixel binning in the Super 35 mm format exhibits higher resolution and superior clarity than typical 4K movies. Also, the XAVC S6 format allows 4K recording at 100 Mbps maximum bitrate to capture fine details of movement in movies.

XGA OLED Tru-Finder makes every view a vision

With the world's highest magnification7 at 0.78x among digital still camera viewfinders, the XGA OLED Tru-Finder provides views of cutting-edge definition, contrast, and depth throughout the entire display. ZEISS® T* Coating ensures absolutely minimal reflection on the viewfinder, so the α7R II's extraordinary 42.4-megapixel performance is apparent at all times.

Tough magnesium alloy body

Designed for solid reliability and steady handling, the α7R II's compact body is built to withstand the rigors of shooting in the field, thanks to an internal structure and top, front, and rear covers all made of strong, rigid magnesium alloy.

Durable reduced-vibration shutter

The new shutter's braking mechanism cuts mechanical front/rear curtain vibration by about 50%8. Also, use the electronic front curtain for even less vibration. This not only minimizes camera shake that can blur details in 42.4-megapixel images - it makes the shutter durable enough to have been tested to 500,0009 cycles.

Silent Shooting

Silent Shooting features an electronic shutter that causes no vibration, so you can shoot high-resolution images without camera shake. This mode also operates without a sound, so it's very convenient for shooting without disrupting indoor performances and outdoor wildlife, and in all other situations where silence is essential.

Supports 14-bit uncompressed RAW format

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.

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing Imaging Edge Mobile app10 to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

PlayMemories Camera Apps add personal touches

Sony's application download service lets you add new functions and capabilities to your camera. There are apps for photo and movie effects to enhance and express your creativity, and others to allow your smartphone to function as a camera's remote control, for example. Note: Services availability depends on region.

Always keep the eye in focus

Highly accurate Eye AF (available with AF-C) provides consistently useful autofocusing on the eye of a subject, even if the subject is in motion. This reliable tool is extremely effective in ensuring more successful focused portraiture with fewer photo fails.

Expand Flexible Spot

If the selected AF point is not positioned on your subject, the α7R II automatically uses AF points surrounding the selected point to support precise focus.

Compatibility with wide-ranging mountable lenses11

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 α7R II extends compatibility with a range of lenses.

Stable viewfinder image

You can 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 without stress for steady results.

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 7 profiles (PP1-PP7) can be stored for later recall.

S-Log2 Gamma setting

This proprietary Sony setting featured in professional camcorders creates a 1,300% wider dynamic range for smooth gradation with reduced whiteout and blackout. Use color grading in post-production to make the most of low-noise images and super-rich detail to express footage in various ways. ISO 800 or higher is available when S-Log2 Gamma is selected.

Clean HDMI output

This function supports 4K and Full HD and allows uncompressed movie output to an external recorder or monitor. The image can also be recorded in the camera12 even while signals are output using this function. The included cable protector guards jacks and prevents cables from disengaging accidentally, so you can shoot with greater assurance.

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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 (1.41" x 0.94"), Exmor R® CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective) 42.4 MP
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 (still images)
Recording Format (Still images) JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (pixels), 3:2 35 mm full frame L: 7,952 x 5,304 (42M), M: 5,168 x 3,448 (18M), S: 3,984 x 2,656 (11M)
APS-C L: 5,168 x 3,448 (18M), M: 3,984 x 2,656 (11M), S: 2,592 x 1,728 (4.5M)
Image Size (pixels), 16:9 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: 5,168 x 2,912 (15M), M: 3,984 x 2,240 (8.9M), S: 2,592 x 1,456 (3.8M)
Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama Wide: Horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 x 2160 (12M), Standard: Horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)
Image Quality Modes RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
RAW Output 14 bit
Uncompressed RAW Yes
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 (movie)
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: 3840 x 2160 (30p/100 Mbps, 30p/60 Mbps, 24p/100 Mbps, 24p/60 Mbps), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50 Mbps, 30p/50 Mbps, 24p/50 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (120p/50 Mbps), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps/PS, 60i/24 Mbps/FX, 60i/17 Mbps/FH, 24p/24 Mbps/FX, 24p/17 Mbps/FH), MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps, 30p/16 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (30p/6 Mbps)
Image Size (pixels), NTSC XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p/100 Mbps, 30p/60 Mbps, 24p/100 Mbps, 24p/60 Mbps), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50 Mbps, 30p/50 Mbps, 24p/50 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (120p/50 Mbps), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps/PS, 60i/24 Mbps/FX, 60i/17 Mbps/FH, 24p/24 Mbps/FX, 24p/17 Mbps/FH), MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps, 30p/16 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (30p/6 Mbps)
Image Size (pixels), PAL XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p/100 Mbps, 25p/60 Mbps), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/50 Mbps, 25p/50 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (100p/50 Mbps), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28 Mbps/PS, 50i/24 Mbps/FX, 50i/17 Mbps/FH, 25p/24 Mbps/FX, 25p/17 Mbps/FH), MP4: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28 Mbps, 25p/16 Mbps), 1280 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
Storage Media
Compatible Recording 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,
Storage Media Slot Multi-slot reader 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
White Balance Modes Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 57 steps, A7 to B7: 29 steps) / Custom / Underwater
AWB Micro Adjustment G7 to M7 (57 steps), A7 to B7 (29 steps)
Bracketing 3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus
Focus 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)
Focus Sensitivity Range EV-2 to EV 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
AF Mode AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide (399 points [phase-detection AF], 25 points [contrast-detection AF])/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L/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. 0.98-9.8 ft), AF ON
TYPE Yes (with built-in LED type)
AF Illuminator range Approx. 0.3 m - approx. 3.0 m (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)
Exposure
Metering Type 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor Exmor R® CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity EV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO100 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), Movie, Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene Selection Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Exposure Compensation +/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3 EV [1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps])
Auto (AE) Bracketing Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 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 Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)
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
Viewfinder Type XGA OLED, 0.5 in (1.3 cm) electronic viewfinder (color)
Number of Dots 2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control (Viewfinder) Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color Temperature Control Manual (5 steps)
Field Coverage 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.78 x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)
Dioptre Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Eye Point Approx. 0.91" from the eyepiece lens, 0.73" from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Display Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Display Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
Real-time Image Adjustment Display On/Off
LCD Screen
Monitor Type 2.95" (3.0-type) TFT drive
Total Number of Dots 1,228,800 dots
Brightness Control (LCD) Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle Up by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees
Display Selecter (Finder/LCD) Auto/Manual
LCD Display Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD) On/Off
Zebra Yes
Quick Navi Yes
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)
Clear Image Zoom Still / Movie: Approx. 2x
Smart zoom (Still Image) M: Approx. 1.5x, S: Approx. 2.0x
Digital zoom (Still Image) Approx.: 4x
Digital zoom (Movie) Approx.: 4x
PlayMemories Camera Apps™ Yes
Lens Compensation Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Image Processor BIONZ X
Smile Shutter Yes (selectable from 3 steps)
Shutter
Shutter Type Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed Still images: 1/8000 to 30 s 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
Image Stabilization
Steadyshot 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
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 sync17, Wireless17
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
Wireless Control Yes
Drive
Drive Modes Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (Continuous), Bracketing (Continuous, 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.) Continuous shooting Hi: Max. 5fps, Continuous shooting Lo: Max. 2.5fps18
No. of recordable frames (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), 9 frames (RAW (Uncompressed)), 9 frames (RAW (Uncompressed) & JPEG)
Playback
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 s, 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 Yes19
Wireless LAN (Built-In) Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)20: 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
Interfaces Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Multi Interface Shoe
Microphone minijack
Headphone minijack
Vertical Grip Connector
Audio
Microphone Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/ECM-XYST1M (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
Memory Function Yes (2 sets)
Power
Supplied Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FW50
Battery Life (Still Images) Approx. 290 shots (viewfinder)/approx. 340 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (CIPA, Movies) Actual21, 22: Approx. 50 min. with viewfinder, approx. 55 min. with LCD screen (CIPA standard), Continuous21, 23: Approx. 95 min with viewfinder, approx. 95 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
External Power AC Adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Internal Battery Charge Yes
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.69 x 2.74 x 1.50 in
Weight (with battery and memory card included) 20.53 oz (body only)/22.05 oz (with battery and media)
Others
Body Material Magnesium alloy, high rigidity engineering plastic exterior
Operating Temperature 32–104°F / 0–40°C
WiFi® & NFC
View on Smartphone Yes
View on TV Yes
Wireless & Network Capabilities Wi-Fi®®
NFC One-touch functionality

What's in the Box

  • Power Cord
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50 X 2
  • Cable Protector
  • AC Adapter AC-UD10
  • Battery Charger BC-VW1
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Accessory Shoe Cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB Cable