Sony Alpha A7R II Compact System Camera (Body Only)

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The Technical Details Behind This Sony Alpha A7R II Compact System Camera (Body Only)

With this Mirrorless Sony Alpha A7R II, you experience the freshly launched back-illuminated full-frame Exmor® R CMOS sensor. The dimensions of this 35 mm sensor are 35.9 by 24.0mm, and it supports a 42.4 MP resolution.

Capture high-quality pictures at a continuous shooting rate of 5 fps using the BIONZ X processor, which when coupled with SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilisation helps you create sharp pictures.

With the Sony Alpha A7R II, use the upward and downward tilting LCD Monitors to achieve difficult shooting angles. The camera boasts a magnesium alloy that covers the top, front and internal structures. The lens mount configurations provide better support for longer and heavier lenses.

Top Three Reasons We Think You Will Love The Sony Alpha A7R II Body
  • The durable, reduced-vibration shutter in the camera minimises any mechanical vibration by 50%. It also uses an electronic front curtain shutter.
  • It is the first camera to offer an internal UHD 4K video recording. Use the full-frame sensor or Super 35 format to record videos at 24 or 30 fps.
  • If you take many portraits, the Eye AF will come in handy. It can track the subject’s pupil even under a shallow depth of field.

Shooting And Focusing Performance

The A7R II is powered by a Fast Hybrid AF that uses 399 on-sensor phase-detect AF points and 25 contrast-detect AF points, thereby improving the accuracy and speed of tracking. You will be able to monitor the active AF points using the continuous AF Display. The Lock-on AF tracking is another noteworthy feature, which can analyse the scene being captured and provide substantially superior results.

The Sony Alpha A7R II performs very well under low light conditions. It has a high extended ISO range of 50 to 102400, which will help you capture a picture even in dim lighting.

Quality And Reliability

Even while using the Sony Alpha A7R II with larger lenses, it feels safe and snug in your hands due to its redefined grip. To achieve a more natural position and to minimise camera shake, the shutter release button sits forward. You will be able to customise the camera to your heart’s content as it allows ten buttons set with 56 different functions.

The camera viewfinder renders a more accurate picture using its 4-lens optical system and double-sided aspherical elements. The camera features a 1,228.8k dot resolution LCD screen suitable for use in bright sunlight thanks to its WhiteMagic technology.

The Sony A7R II includes a 3.5mm microphone jack for additional compatibility with external microphones. For users interested in monitoring audio in real-time, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack and a visual reference.

Our Expert’s Opinion

Considering all the features this camera offers in terms of customisation and performance, it looks well suited for an intermediate or a professional photographer. It’s superior low light performance, and 4K video recording capabilities are a bonus to a feature-packed camera model. A high-quality tilting LCD can be of great benefit if utilised appropriately. The Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity help add a few extra minutes to your productivity.

Sample Images

Megapixel42 Megapixels
Video Type4K Video Recording
SensitivityEV -2 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
SensorCMOS Sensor
Shutter SpeedStill images: 1/8000 to 30 sec., 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)
View FinderElectronic
Frames Per Second ShootingUp to 5 fps at 42 MP for up to 22 Frames
Memory CardSD/ SDHC/ SDXC Memory Card
Screen Size3“ Rear Screen Tilting LCD (1,228,800)
PowerRechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Dimensions126.9 x 95.7 x 60.3 mm
Focus Range35 mm full frame: 399 points (phase-detection AF)