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α7R II

Reality realized

Introducing the full-frame, palm-sized α7R II — the “R” that advances the revolution in resolution with higher sensitivity, response and refinement.

New software is now available.

Power up your camera. New compatibility with 14-bit uncompressed RAW format lets you choose the optimal format for your needs.

Define the next dimension

With an incomparable new image sensor

Now, even more comprehensive quality enters the picture. With the world’s first back-illuminated 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor with 42.4 megapixels, the Sony α7R II takes image resolution, sensitivity (up to ISO 102400) 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 first back-illuminated full-frame sensor

Higher resolution, sensitivity, and readout speed

As the world’s first 35mm 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.

Faster, smarter, truer processing

The BIONZ X™ 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.

New 14-bit uncompressed RAW format

Now more format options to choose from, for unbeatable quality and range of tonal nuance.

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Clearer, more vibrant images

Advanced features raise resolution even higher

Great performance achieves its full potential accompanied by an array of innovative features. With an outstanding 42.4-megapixel count, the new image sensor in the α7R II lets you explore the world in remarkable detail and the camera employs no optical low-pass filter that can compromise high resolution. To reduce image blur, the camera's newly developed reduced-vibration shutter minimizes and Silent Shooting mode eliminates camera shake caused by shutter movement. And a growing family of FE lenses lets you witness more of the incomparable clarity that the sensor delivers from every perspective.

  • No optical low-pass filter
  • Durable, reduced-vibration shutter
  • Silent Shooting mode
  • All FE lenses maximize resolution

Fast Hybrid AF sharpens up

Thanks to an advanced image sensor and AF algorithm, the α7R II's Fast Hybrid AF system delivers far superior AF coverage, speed and tracking performance.

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More comprehensive AF coverage

More comprehensive AF coverage

399 AF points cover 45% of the total image area — more than any other digital camera can match.

More speedy AF response

More speedy AF response

Accelerated data readout (thanks to back-illuminated sensor) and the Fast Hybrid AF system raise AF speed by 40%.

More continuous shooting capability

More continuous shooting capability

Fast readout and advanced algorithm make predictive subject tracking extra-precise for 5fps shooting.

Fast Hybrid AF for movies

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

Phase-detection AF with A-mount lens

Advantages of the phase-detection AF are assured even with an A-mount lens mounted via LA-EA3 (LA-EA1).

5-axis image stabilization in full-frame glory

Fine-tuned for high-resolution image sensors

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.

  • 5-axis image stabilization
  • Wide lens compatibility

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: 3840 x 2160) movies, particularly in Super 35mm format, as it processes readout data from every pixel without pixel binning, to effectively suppress jaggies and moire. 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 35mm 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.

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Frame as you see fit

Shoot footage in proper perspective

Select full-frame or Super 35mm format when shooting in Full HD or 4K resolution, depending on your creative intentions. Either way, everything looks brilliant from edge to edge.

Frame as you see fit
High-bit-rate XAVC S format

High-bit-rate XAVC S format

XAVC S format now supports 4K recording at maximum 100Mbps bit rate as well as Full HD recording at 50Mbps, 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 magnification at 0.78x shows how settings affect images and maximizes α7R II high-resolution performance.

XGA OLED with ZEISS T* Coating
  • Integrity advances
  • Reliability advances
  • Other advances

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.

Easily backup your photos to the cloud

All your memories in one place

PlayMemories Online is Sony’s cloud-based photo and video service.Backup your amazing photos taken with your camera to the cloud and access them easily from your smartphone or other devices.

*Note: Services availability depends on region.

Supported in Capture One Express (for Sony)

One of the world’s best RAW converters by Phase One

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.

iMovie

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

Specifications
The α7R II combines the world’s first back-illuminated 42.4MP 35mm 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.
  • The world’s first back-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor with 42.4MP

  • BIONZ X image processing engine

  • Wide ISO range from ISO 50 to ISO 102400

  • Fast Hybrid AF w. 399-point focal plane phase-detection AF coverage

  • 5-axis image stabilization for stills and movies

Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
35 mm
Sensor Type
35mm full frame (35.9 x 24.0mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
42.4 MP
ISO Sensitivity
Movies: ISO 100-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Still images: ISO 100-25600 (expandable to ISO 50–102400 for shooting still images), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 290 shots (viewfinder) / approx. 340 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Type
XGA OLED, 1.3cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
Screen Type
7.5 cm (3.0-type) TFT drive

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

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