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Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only (Black) (ILCE7RM2/B) : Camera & Photo

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  • The Sony a7R II  is the world’s first 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.
  • 42.4MP, 5-axis in-body image stabilization optimized for 42.4MP full-frame, 4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning
  • 2.4-million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder w/ ZEISS T* coating, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC w/ camera apps, Fast focal plane phase-detection AF realized with A-mount lenses
  • Shutter vibration suppression, first curtain shutter, and silent shutter, Resolution meets sensitivity 42.4MP up to ISO 102,400 / 4K up to 25,600, Durable, reliable and ergonomically enhanced for professional use
  • Fast Hybrid AF with 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points



Sony α7R II Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera

Realism meets resolution and sensitivity – with the world’s first (1) back-illuminated 35 millimeter 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).


World’s first (1) Full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with 42.4 MP

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 speed (2). The results are truly remarkable – with incredibly detailed 42.4 megapixel stills and 4k video with high sensitivity – up to ISO 102,400 (3), 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.

4K movie recording (5) with full pixel readout and no pixel binning

The α7R II is the world’s first (1) camera to offer 4K movie recording (5) 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 pts

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 area (1). 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.

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 highest (1) magnification in a full-frame camera with EVF at 0.78×7. 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.

Personalize your camera with PlayMemories Camera Apps (9)

Add new features to your α7R II with PlayMemories Camera Apps (9). 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 lenses (10)

The α7R II offers focal plane phase-detection AF with A-mount lenses, (10) 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).

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 cycles (4).

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.

3″ LCD screen tilts up & down for high & low-angle framing

The tiltable 3 inch (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 degree and down approximately 41 degree. 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.

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1 Among digital cameras with a 35mm full-frame image sensor at the time of June 2015 press release, based on Sony research.

2 In comparison with the α7R.

3 ISO 100-25600 expandable to ISO 50–102400 for shooting still images.

4 According to Sony internal testing, with the electronic front curtain shutter activated.

5 Movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes.

6 A class 10 or higher SDXC memory card is required to record movies in the XAVC S format. UHS Speed Class 3 is also required for recording at 100Mbps.

7 Among digital still camera viewfinders at the time of June 2015 press release. Full-display diagonal field of view: approx. 38.5 degrees; live-view-display diagonal field of view: approx. 37.2 degrees. The viewfinder magnification is approx. 0.78x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1). As of June 2015 based on Sony research.

8 Some functions can only be assigned to certain buttons.

9 Requires a valid Sony Entertainment Network account. Some apps require a fee.

10 Requires optional LA-EA1 or LA-EA3 lens adaptor with SSM or SAM A-mount lens.

Sony, BIONZ X, Exmor R, PlayMemories Home, PlayMemories Mobile, PlayMemories Camera Apps, PlayMemories Online, SteadyShot INSIDE, Xtra Fine LCD and the Sony logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. AVCHD is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Mac OS and iMovie are trademarks of Apple Computers, Inc. HDMI are a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

Source: Sony Electronics, Inc.

Customer Reviews

I can’t tell you how much this camera has added to my life

316 people found this helpful.
 on September 2, 2015
By Alan E. Gesler
I began shooting with 35mm slr’s 50 years ago. Found my way into the air force where I got trained in 4 x 5. Fell in love. I shot a whole bunch of 4 x 5 cameras both in b&w and color for years. Did my own darkroom work. Loved it. Got older and not so strong. Went to Hasselblad, just like Ansel. Loved it. Never lost my preference for German glass. Then digital came along. I was slow to respond. Finally I took the dive. Traded everything film for a Canon system. EOS 5D Mark II with 16-35, 24-70, and 70-200. I thought zooms would make life easier. But I began to lose interest in photography. I’d just grab the camera, zoom, and snap. My photos showed my laziness. With the 4 x 5 and a fixed lens, tripod position was everything. With zooms it didn’t matter. Then Sony comes out with this camera. It’s magical. Mirrorless. No bypass filter! Incredible low light sensitivity. F**k flash. A body that feels like the Leica M3. A shutter with almost no vibration, but a definite, solid feel. The “program” mode is just like the Hasselblad EV setting. There’s a level in the viewfinder. How long did it take to come up with that? On and on. One of the things that slowed my move from film to digital was the difference in dynamic range. No more. You can, in the camera, take bracketed exposures of the same scene exceeding the range of film. For an old dog, this is Nirvana. And German glass. I’ve gone back to Zeiss prime lenses and I LOVE IT.

FINALLY a Good Digital Camera….from an Film Photographer

346 people found this helpful.
 on August 12, 2015
By R. Auger
I mostly shoot black and white 120 film, and make my living selling big fine-art prints. I returned to film 5 years ago for aesthetic reasons, and tried all kinds of digital cameras and hated them all (5dmkiii, D800E, etc). The Sony A7Rii is the first digital camera I really like and can live with.

A Wonderful Powerhouse

32 people found this helpful.
 on June 12, 2017
By Raymond Larose
Walking around with this camera is very comfortable – yet not as stealthy as my RX1R II. The body is solid though a little small and I find my pinky dangles in the air – so I use it to support the bottom of the body. Middle and ring fingers hold on to the small front grip (which is comfortable) and my index finger lives between the shutter release and shutter speed dial (explained a little more below). There is a slight bump-out on the rear where my thumb comfortably sits and provides quick access to the f-stop dial. It’s a slightly different grip on the RX1R II which, though smaller, doesn’t make it seem as small – maybe the lack of the bump-out grip in the front of the RX1R II.

The A7R II is a keeper

15 people found this helpful.
 on June 6, 2017
By GummyInCali
I have just purchased the A7II, love using it but when the A9 was released the price of the A7R II dropped. I could not pass up the moment and sold my A7II. It is not a sports camera but for me it is the total package. For what the camera can do, the price is worth it. Despite future iterations of the A7R, this one will be a keeper. I will never be upgrading for many years to come. This and my other mirrorless cameras, Panasonic GX8, G85 and Ricoh GR II have never been a disappointment and I always have fun using them. I can’t say that much when I had my Nikon D610 and those big heavy lenses. As a workhorse camera, I do agree DSLRs are still better but if you only need one camera in your bag, a compromise for having something small and lighweight for travel and professional work, mirrorless is the way to go. Took these few snapshots soon as I got the camera.


107 people found this helpful.
 on September 12, 2015
By Rick Taylor
What can I say that hasn’t already been said?!? Perfection!!!!!

Best Camera I’ve Ever Owned

10 people found this helpful.
 on October 10, 2017
By The Opinionated Realist
I decided to move to Sony’s platform from shooting Nikon’s D810 and I’m really glad I did. While the controls might not be quite as intuitive as my Nikon D810 and this camera definitely wouldn’t work well as a weapon in a pinch, the image quality is so perfect and amazing that it’s forgivable.

I am a changed man, buh-bye Canon…

268 people found this helpful.
 on August 21, 2015
By andrewmanleycom
Long time Canon user here. Pretty old school lover of the optical viewfinder and non-believer of mirrorless until this beast had surfaced.

Sony a7RII: the camera that set a new standard

284 people found this helpful.
 on August 6, 2015
By Love Hope
Last night we received the Sony a7RII camera that we had preordered about a month ago. It’s a good thing that we jumped on an available deal so quickly, because apparently it’s now sold out in most places and backordered at most of the popular online camera retailers, including B&H, Amazon, Adorama and BuyDig.

Absolutly Must have camera

49 people found this helpful.
 on August 31, 2015
By Russ
Im a Canon guy, but as soon as I found out this camera is coming out plus it supports All Canon lenses I even didn’t hesitate and made my move.
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