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Sony a7R II (Alpha 7R II)

α7R II Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera

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Realism meets resolution and sensitivity - with the world's first1 back-illuminated 35 mm full-frame CMOS image sensor. The α7R II increases image quality with 42.4MP resolution, up to ISO 102,400 sensitivity and speedy response with 5fps and a Fast Hybrid AF system (399 AF points). α7R II Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera


World’s first<sup>1</sup> Full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R<sup>®</sup> CMOS sensor with 42.4 megapixels

World’s first1 Full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor with 42.4 megapixels

The newly developed 35mm Exmor R® CMOS sensor is the world’s first full-frame sensor with back-illuminated structure. The structure combines gapless on-chip lens design and AR (anti-reflective) coating on the surface of the sensor's glass seal - with no low-pass filter - to dramatically improve light collection efficiency, even though the pixels are smaller than the ones in the α7R. Moreover, the wiring layer now uses copper (instead of aluminum) wiring for faster transmission speed2. The results are truly remarkable – with incredibly detailed 42.4 megapixel stills and 4k video with high sensitivity - up to ISO 102,4003, low-noise performance and wide dynamic range that are superior to previous models.

5-axis in-body image stabilization optimized for 42.4MP full-frame

The 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system is fine-tuned for high-resolution image sensors. It accurately compensates for blur caused by camera shake from five different directions—vertical, horizontal, pitch, yaw and roll—as opposed to only two in previous systems. The 5-axis image stabilizing system excels during video recording and even compensates for blur caused by the photographer walking or running. It’s a true marvel of engineering. You can even 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.
5-axis in-body image stabilization optimized for 42.4MP full-frame
4K movie recording<sup>5</sup> with full pixel readout and no pixel binning

4K movie recording5 with full pixel readout and no pixel binning

The α7R II is the world’s first1 camera to offer 4K movie recording5 to internal media in the full-frame format. It also provides you the option of shooting 4k in the super 35mm format. Enjoy the expansive power that the full-frame image sensor can express in 4k with direct pixel readout and no line skipping. In super-35 format, the α7R II employs oversampling with full pixel readout and no line skipping or pixel binning - resulting in images that exhibit higher resolution and less moiré and jaggies than typical 4K movies. Fast hybrid AF with 399 phase detection AF points and 5-axis image stabilization take movie making to a new level.

Fast Hybrid AF with 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points

Your shots of action can look clearer than ever, thanks to a new full-frame image sensor that assures the world’s highest number of focal plane phase-detection AF points, at 399, and the widest coverage, of 45% of the image area1. With its accelerated readout and an advanced algorithm to anticipate subject movement, the sensor also makes it possible for the Fast Hybrid AF system with additional 25-point contrast-detection AF points to raise speed, accuracy, and tracking performance to incredible heights, even when shooting at up to 5fps at 42.4MP. Faster readout thanks to the back-illuminated structure of the image sensor improved AF response so dramatically that the AF system of the α7R II instantly captures even fast-moving subjects with razor-sharp clarity.
Fast Hybrid AF with 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points
2.4-million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder<sup>™</sup> w/ ZEISS T* coating

2.4-million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder w/ ZEISS T* coating

See every detail in every scene with the XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder. The new four-lens optical system with double-sided aspherical elements provides views of cutting-edge clarity and contrast throughout the entire width and length of the display. Better yet, ZEISS T* coating ensures absolutely minimal surface reflection. You’ll enjoy rich tonal gradations and high-end features like 100% frame coverage, and the world's highest1 magnification in a full-frame camera with EVF at 0.78x7. View every scene in rich detail as the viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings, so you can accurately monitor the results.

Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi®/NFC.

Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi®, you can easily connect to a compatible iOS or Android smartphone or tablet with the free PlayMemories Mobile App. From there you can control your camera, preview and frame using your mobile device and trigger the camera shutter or movie button. Then instantly transfer a photo or MP4 movie to your device. NFC (Near Field Communication) provides “one-touch connection” convenience to Android smartphones and tablets with NFC. Simply touch devices to connect. Setting up your mobile device is as simple as downloading a free PlayMemories Mobile app (
Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi<sup>®</sup>/NFC.
Personalize your camera with PlayMemories<sup>™</sup> Camera Apps<sup>9</sup>.

Personalize your camera with PlayMemories Camera Apps9.

Add new features to your α7R II with PlayMemories Camera Apps9. Find apps to fit your shooting style - with everything from time lapse, motion shot and more. Use apps that shoot, share and save photos to your smartphone using Wi-Fi®, making it easy to post photos directly to your favorite social media site or backup images to the cloud without connecting to a computer.

Focal plane phase-detection AF with A-mount lenses10

The α7R II offers focal plane phase-detection AF with A-mount lenses10 So you can take advantage of the wide AF coverage of 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points, high-speed response, high tracking capability and high optical performance of A-mount lenses. This is only possible with A-mount lenses mounted using a LA-E3 or LA-EA1 (APS C format with LA-EA1) lens mount adaptor and that have a SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) or SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor).
Focal plane phase-detection AF with A-mount lenses<sup>10</sup>
Durable reduced-vibration shutter

Durable reduced-vibration shutter

The new shutter's braking mechanism cuts mechanical front/rear curtain vibration by about 50%2. 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 500,000 cycles4.

Tough magnesium alloy body and robust lens mount

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. Furthermore, the α7R II features a robust lens mount with the strength and rigidity to match the body – this is especially good for mounting large, heavy lenses such as super telephoto lenses and those preferred for movie shooting.
Tough magnesium alloy body and robust lens mount
3” LCD screen tilts up and down for easy high and low-angle framing.

3” LCD screen tilts up and down for easy high and low-angle framing.

The tiltable 3” (1,229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display makes it easy to photograph over crowds, or objects close to the ground or maybe you just want to get a different perspective. The screen can swivel up approx. 107° and down approx. 41°. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies thanks to WhiteMagic technology that nearly doubles the brightness of the display through a unique RGBW pixel structure for easier checking of the focus and image details.

High-bit-rate XAVC S format for 4K recording6

XAVC S format6 now supports 4K recording at maximum 100Mbps bit rate as well as Full HD recording at 50Mbps, so the α7R II can capture movies6 filled with finely detailed movement. For efficient handling, XAVC S files are minimized in size using Long GOP data compression, and contained in the widely compatible MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format.

Designed for a pro-workflow with Picture Profiles, S-Log2 and time code.

The α7R II is equipped with S-Log2 gamma. Common to Sony’s range of professional video cameras, S-Log2 expands the dynamic range by up to 1300% to minimize clipped highlights and loss of detail in shadows. The α7R II include a picture profile that can adjust settings like gamma, black, level and color adjustment, and can be saved for use in a multi-camera shoot. It also has Full HD base band HDMI® output, time code/user bit for easier editing, synchronous recording feature with compatible devices, various marker and zebra displays on both the LCD screen and viewfinder.

Compatible with professional microphone systems.

The α7R II has a MI (Multi interface) shoe that is compatible with Sony’s optional XLR Adaptor Microphone Kits (XLR-K1M and XLR-K2M), allowing you to use professional XLR microphone systems for balanced audio during recording.

Fast Hybrid AF for movies

Simultaneous readout of live-view image and phase-detection AF information from the image sensor makes the extra-precise, smooth Fast Hybrid AF of the α7R II great for shooting movies — especially 4K movies which can otherwise reveal even a slight lack of sharpness in subject focus. AF drive speed and AF Tracking Sensitivity are also adjustable to support creative moviemaking.

High-speed BIONZ X® image processing engine

Get exceptional picture quality with detail reproduction technology- that faithfully capture images with realism, diffraction reducing technology to maintain sharp, fine clarity even at smaller aperture settings and area-specific noise reduction to reduce noise adaptively according to image area characteristics thereby producing greater detail. BIONZ X® image processing engine finely tunes the new image sensor's 42.4-megapixel data, for truer, clearer, more natural depiction.

No optical low-pass filter

Since the camera has no optical low-pass filter that can compromise high resolution, every shot you take benefits from the fine edge-to-edge clarity and detail that the higher-performance image sensor and lenses deliver.

All FE lenses maximize resolution

Broaden your photographic horizons with Sony's expanding line of 35mm full-frame compatible E-mount lenses. All of the current FE lenses are designed to realize the full potential of the 42.4 megapixels of the α7R II and more.

Compatibility with wide-ranging mountable lenses

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. Note: When using a third-party mount adaptor, performance, functionality and operation are not guaranteed and Sony will take no responsibility if a malfunction occurs

Silent Shooting

Silent Shooting features an electronic shutter that is noiseless and causes no vibration, so you can shoot high-resolution images without camera shake and in situations that require complete silence.

Whats in the box:

  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
  • Cable Protector
  • AC Adaptor AC-UUD11
  • Battery Charger BC-VW1
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable


Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Lens Mount E-mount
Camera Type Interchangeable-lens digital camera
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor 35mm full frame (35.9×24.0mm), Exmor CMOS sensor
Anti Dust Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism
Pixel Gross 43.6 Megapixels (approx.)
Effective Picture Resolution 42.4 Megapixels (approx.)
Color Filter System R, G, B primary color
Media Type 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
Color Space sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Still Image Mode RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Still Image Size 16:9 35mm full frame:
L: 7952 x 4472 (36M),
M: 5168 x 2912 (15M),
S: 3984 x 2240 (8.9M)
L: 5168 x 2912 (15M),
M: 3984 x 2240 (8.9M),
S: 2592 x 1456 (3.8M)
Still Image Size 3:2 35mm full frame:
L: 7952 x 5304 (42M),
M: 5168 x 3448 (18M),
S: 3984 x 2656 (11M)
L: 5168 x 3448 (18M),
M: 3984 x 2656 (11M),
S: 2592 x 1728 (4.5M)
Panorama Still Image Size Horizontal Wide: 12416 x 1856 (23M)
Horizontal Std: 8192 x 1856 (15M)
Vertical Wide: 5536 x 2160 (12M)
Vertical Std: 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)
Video Format XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
Video Mode XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution XAVC S 4K:
3840 x 2160 / 30p @ Approx.100Mbps
3840 x 2160 / 25p @ Approx.100Mbps
3840 x 2160 / 24p @ Approx.100Mbps
3840 x 2160 / 30p @ Approx.60Mbps
3840 x 2160 / 25p @ Approx.60Mbps
3840 x 2160 /24p @ Approx.60Mbps
1280 x 720 / 120p @ Approx.50Mbps
1280 x 720 / 100p @ Approx.50Mbps
1920 x 1080 / 60p @ Approx.50Mbps
1920 x 1080 / 50p @ Approx.50Mbps
1920 x 1080 / 30p @ Approx.50Mbps
1920 x 1080 / 25p @ Approx.50Mbps
1920 x 1080 / 24p @ Approx.50Mbps
PS - 1920 x 1080 / 60p @ Maximum bit-rate 28Mbps
PS- 1920 x 1080 / 50p @ Maximum bit-rate 28Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080 / 60i @ Maximum bit-rate 24Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080 / 50i @ Maximum bit-rate 24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080 / 60i @ Average bit-rate 17Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080 / 50i @ Average bit-rate 17Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080 / 24p @ Maximum bit-rate 24Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080 / 25p @ Maximum bit-rate 24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080 / 24p @ Average bit-rate 17Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080 / 25p @ Average bit-rate 17Mbps
1920 x 1080 / 60p @ 28Mbps
1920 x 1080 / 50p @ 28Mbps
1920 x 1080 / 30p @ 16Mbps
1920 x 1080 / 25p @ 16Mbps
1280 x 720 / 30p @ 6Mbps
1280 x 720 / 25p @ 6Mbps
Audio Format XAVC S: LPCM, 2ch / AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator / MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Still Image File Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Type XGA OLED, 0.5-inch (1.3cm) electronic viewfinder (color)
Diopter Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0m-1
Field of View 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.78x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)
LCD Display
LCD Type 3-inch (7.5cm) type TFT LCD (1,228,800 dots)
Angle Adjustment Up by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees
Brightness Control Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Real-time image adjustment display On/Off
Peaking Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Grid Display Yes (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off)
Zebra Yes
Focus Control
Focus System Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focus Points 35mm full frame: 399 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C: 357 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
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 (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
Focus Sensitivity EV-2 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Focus 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.
0.30-3m), AF ON
AF Illuminator Yes (with Built-in LED type), Range: Approx. 0.3m - approx. 3.0m (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)
Exposure System
Picture Effect(s) 13 types: 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
Auto Exposure Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)
Color Temperature G7 to M7 (57 steps), A7 to B7 (29 steps)
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)
D-Range Optimizer 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)
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)
Exposure Settings AUTO(iAuto/Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M),
Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
ISO Still images: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.),
AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Movies: ISO 100-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Metering 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity EV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
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
Scene Mode(s) Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
White Balance Mode 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: 15 steps, A7 to B7: 15 steps) / Custom / Underwater
Drive System
Continuous Shooting Speed Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 5 fps, Lo: max. 2.5 fps
Drive Mode Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket:Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
Self-timer 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay,
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 Compensation +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless *4 , Hi-speed sync. *4
Headphone Jack Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Microphone Input Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Remote Commander Yes (RMT-DSLR2 (sold separately))
HD Output HDMI micro connector (Type-D)
BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI)
PhotoTV HD
4K movie output/4K still image PB
NFC Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible), One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Wi-Fi Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band) ) *8
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 3/8" (Approx. 126.9 x 95.7 x 60.3mm)
Weight (Approx.) With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included: Approx. 1 lb 6.0oz (approx.625g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) Approx. 1 lb 4.5 oz (approx. 582 g)
Number of Still Images Approx. 290 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 340 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Supplied Battery Charger USB Power Supply
Power Requirements One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
External Power AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation) Still images: approx. 3.2W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx4.9W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Auto Portrait Framing
Still images Yes
Exposure control
AE Lock Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu.
Metering sensor Exmor R CMOS sensor
Focus system
AF micro adjustment Yes, (Sold separately) with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4
Multi Interface Shoe Yes
Vertical Grip Connector Yes
Lens compensation
Lens compensation Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Movie function
HDMI Info. Display ON/OFF selectable
Other Features
Area Setting Yes
Clock Function,Setting Yes
Eye-Fi ready Yes
Help guide Yes
Shop Front Mode Yes
Compatible standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Recording system (still image)
14bit RAW Yes
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter Yes(ON/OFF)
Flash sync. speed 1/250 sec.
Eye point Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Display Graphic Display
Display All Info.
No Disp. Info.
Digital Level Gauge
Eye point Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Brightness Control Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Send to Computer Yes
View on Smartphone Yes
View on TV Yes