2015-06-10 03.53.09 pm

Top 7 Game Changing Features of the Sony A7RII

Here is all you need to know about the new Sony A7R Mark II. We breakdown the 7 key features in easy to read bullet points.

7. Fast 399 Point Phase-Detect Auto Focus

  • New image sensor features 399 focal-plane phase-detection (the faster type found in DSLRS) AF points
  • Over 60% coverage of either the horizontal or vertical directions in the frame (see video above)
  • 25 contrast-detect AF points
  • 40% faster than the Sony A7R
  • 5FPS Continuous Burst Mode
  • -2EV to 20EV AF Sensitivity Range (improvement over the 0EV – 20EV range of the A7R, which means the A7RII has better low light AF performance)

6. Full-Frame 42MP Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor

sony a7rii gapless design sensor

5. 4K Video and 120FPS Slow Motion HD

sony a7rii 4k video

  • 4K quality (QFHD 3840×2160) in either Super 35mm crop mode or full-frame mode
  • Super 35mm mode uses full pixel readout without pixel binning and oversampling the information to produce 4K movies with minimal moire and ‘jaggies’
  • 120FPS Slow Motion in 720p HD
  • XAVC S7 Codec with a 100Mbps bitrate during 4K and 50Mbps during HD
  • S-Log2 Gamma and S-Gamut professional color profiles
  • Internal 4K recording unlike the Sony A7S

4. Newly Designed 500k Cycle Shutter

sony a7rii

  • One of the key complaints about the SonyA7R was the overly loud and violent shutter slap that caused vibration issues when using telephoto lenses
  • The A7RII solves this with a new highly durable reduced-vibration shutter that causes 50% less vibration than the A7R
  • Electronic first curtain
  • Rated at a whopping 500,000 cycles (most professional cameras last between 200,000 to 300,000 cycles)
  • Silent Shooting Mode

3. Improved OLED Double Aspherical EVF

  • World’s highest viewfinder magnification of 0.78x
  • Zeiss  T* Coating
  • 4 element double aspherical design (Tessar?)
  • Higher edge sharpness

2. 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization

  • Tweaked version of the Sony A7II’s 5-axis IBIS
  • Claimed 4.5 stop stablization

1. In-Camera AF Even With Canon EOS M-Mount Lenses and Sony A-Mount Lenses


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