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Sony a7 II Mirrorless Camera

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Sony a7 II Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 24.3MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF and 5 fps Burst
Sony has taken their line of full-frame cameras to the next level with the a7 II Mirrorless Camera, which features 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization with 4.5 stops of compensation. Operation of the 24.3-megapixel series has been streamlined with a redesigned grip, shutter release button, and customizable controls; the a7 II also features a moisture- and dust-resistant design with a magnesium alloy body and a more robust lens mount. And, with refined algorithms and better utilization of the BIONZ X image processor, the a7 II has an enhanced Fast Hybrid AF system that is about 30% faster than the previous model along with a 5 fps burst rate with continuous autofocus.
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Sony A7 II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Full-Frame Alpha Stabilized
  • 3Full-Frame Sensor, BIONZ X Processor, and Stabilization
  • 4Video Recording
  • 5Body Design
  • 6Connectivity
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Full-Frame Alpha Stabilized
Sony has taken their line of full-frame cameras to the next level with the a7 II Mirrorless Camera, which features 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization with 4.5 stops of compensation. Operation of the 24.3-megapixel series has been streamlined with a redesigned grip, shutter release button, and customizable controls; the a7 II also features a moisture- and dust-resistant design with a magnesium alloy body and a more robust lens mount. And, with refined algorithms and better utilization of the BIONZ X image processor, the a7 II has an enhanced Fast Hybrid AF system that is about 30% faster than the previous model along with a 5 fps burst rate with continuous autofocus.
Full-Frame Sensor, BIONZ X Processor, and Stabilization
Incorporated into the a7 II's redesigned body is a full-frame 24.3MP Exmor CMOS sensor, which offers a wide dynamic range with minimal noise and rich, subtle gradations. The sensor also offers an ISO range of 100-51,200 which can be expanded down to ISO 50. Coupled with the BIONZ X processor, this camera also supports fluid performance for high-speed shooting applications, including the ability to shoot continuously at up to 5 fps and record Full HD video at up to 60p
5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization
Packed into the svelte a7 II is a 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system, which compensates for five types of camera shake encountered during handheld shooting of still images and video. This allows users to confidently use any lens, even adapted lenses, for critical imaging without encountering blur from camera shake. This system will compensate for approximately 4.5 stops of shutter speed for working with a huge variety of subjects.
Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF
Utilizing 117 phase-detection and 25 contrast-detection autofocus points with a wide area of coverage, the a7 II can smoothly and quickly track fast-moving subjects throughout the frame. It optimizes for both speed and accuracy with an enhanced algorithm that improves performance by about 30% when compared to previous generations. This just-developed algorithm will more accurately predict subject movement for tracking that is 1.5x more accurate. Also, Lock-on AF tracking will analyze more information from the scene to provide dramatically improved accuracy and stability and Eye AF can prioritize a subject's pupil for excellent portraits even with a shallow depth of field.
Video Recording
Full HD and XAVC S Format
Shoot Full HD 1920 x 1080 video at frame rates of 60p, 30p, and 24p with the high-bit-rate 50 Mbps XAVC S format. This results in excellent image quality with minimal noise and artifacts without requiring a large amount of disk space. Additionally, the system uses linear PCM sound for high quality audio.

When recording internally, users will record video with a 4:2:0 sampling at 8-bit, however, to even further improve image quality the a7 II has clean HDMI output for use with an external recorder. This allows users to capture 4:2:2 uncompressed video and save in an edit-ready format.
Customizable Color Profiles and S-Log2 Gamma
To make sure the a7 II is able to use its extensive dynamic range while recording video it incorporates extensive customizable color and gamma controls. Users can adjust the gamma, black level, knee, color level, and more. Also users can use the same S-Log2 Gamma Curve that is found on high end Sony Cinema cameras that squeezes up to 1300% more dynamic range into the video signal then traditional REC709, for increased post-production flexibility.
Audio Input & Headphone Jack
The a7 II features a 3.5mm microphone input jack for compatibility with external microphones. And for users needing more the a7 II is also compatible with the Sony XLR-K2M XLR Adapter for recording professional balanced XLR audio signals with phantom power and adjustable mic/line inputs. For monitoring audio the a7 II features a 3.5mm headphone jack as well as real time audio levels for a visual reference.
Body Design
Refined EVF, LCD, and Ergonomics
  • High-resolution 2.36m-dot OLED viewfinder offers a bright, clear means for eye-level viewing.
  • Rear LCD now features a higher 1.2m-dot resolution along with a versatile tilting design that moves upward 107° and downward 41° for working from high and low angles.
  • Featuring a larger, more refined grip shape, users will find the a7 II to have a more secure feel even when large lenses are mounted.
  • Shutter release button has been reshaped and moved forward for a more natural shooting position and a decrease in camera shake.
  • Button customization is available with the ability to assign any of 56 functions to any of the 10 customizable buttons for a more personalized setup.
Magnesium Alloy Construction and Robust Lens Mount
  • Well-built design includes a magnesium alloy top cover, front cover, and internal structure and the lens mount has been redesigned with greater strength and rigidity for extra security when using larger or longer lenses.
  • Improved weather sealing for greater dust and moisture resistance, providing more protection when shooting out in the elements.
  • Optical filter on the sensor has an anti-static coating and there is an anti-dust mechanism to prevent dust from adhering to the sensor.
Connectivity
Wi-Fi and NFC
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables the a7 II to instantly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices; no complex set-up is required. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and remotely control the camera's shutter.

Sony A7 II Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.3 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
35.8 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 25,600 in Manual Mode (Extended: 50 to 25,600)
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Video
200 to 25,600 in Manual Mode
200 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Continuous Shooting
Up to 5 fps at 24.3 MP for up to 50 Frames
Up to 2.5 fps for up to 69 Frames
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC S
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
AVCHD
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/50/59.94 fps [17 to 28 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [17 to 24 Mb/s]
MP4
1440 x 1080p [12 Mb/s]
640 x 480 [3 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
HDMI
1920 x 1080p
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Input
Other I/O
1x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Input/Output (Shared with Power Input, Remote Input)
Wireless
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Display Type
Tilting LCD
Battery Type
1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1020 mAh (Approx. 350 Shots)
Imaging
Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.3 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
35.8 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Crop Factor
1x
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
1/8000 to 1/4 Second in Movie Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 25,600 in Manual Mode (Extended: 50 to 25,600)
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Video
200 to 25,600 in Manual Mode
200 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
-1 to 20 EV
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting
Up to 5 fps at 24.3 MP for up to 50 Frames
Up to 2.5 fps for up to 69 Frames
Interval Recording
No
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
16:9 Raw
20 MP (6000 x 3376)
3:2 Raw
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
16:9 JPEG
20 MP (6000 x 3376)
8.7 MP (3936 x 2216)
5.1 MP (3008 x 1688)
3:2 JPEG
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
10 MP (3936 x 2624)
6 MP (3008 x 2000)
Aspect Ratio
3:2, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC S
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
AVCHD
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/50/59.94 fps [17 to 28 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [17 to 24 Mb/s]
MP4
1440 x 1080p [12 Mb/s]
640 x 480 [3 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
HDMI
1920 x 1080p
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
No
Gamma Curve
Sony S-Log 2
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
XAVC S: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
AVCHD: 2-Channel AC-3 Audio
MP4: 2-Channel AAC LC Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Input
Other I/O
1x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Input/Output (Shared with Power Input, Remote Input)
Wireless
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Imaging Edge Mobile
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
1,228,800 Dot
Display Type
Tilting LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic
Size
0.5"
Resolution
2,359,296 Dot
Eye Point
27 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.71x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +3
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 117
Contrast Detection: 25
Autofocus Sensitivity
-1 to +20 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Flash Modes
Auto, Fill Flash, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless
Maximum Sync Speed
1/250 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
P-TTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
General
Battery Type
1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1020 mAh (Approx. 350 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Intelligent Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5 x 3.8 x 2.4" / 126.9 x 95.7 x 59.7 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight
1.3 lb / 599 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
1.22 lb / 556 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.365 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.8 x 6.1 x 5.5"

Sony A7 II Reviews

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question

Do you take trade - ins? I have a Sony NEX 6 body that I would consider trading up to the 7II.
Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Can I use my Minolta Maxxum autofocus lenses with ...

Can I use my Minolta Maxxum autofocus lenses with this camera?
Asked by: Stephan
You need an adapter for that. Sony LAEA3 or LAEA4.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-05-21

Is this camera good for digi scoping?

Is this camera good for digi scoping?
Asked by: Ronald
"Digiscoping" with a mirrorless camera body can be successfully performed with a normal lens to short tele-lens aligned with a spotting scope's eye-piece lens. The spotting scope needs to be mounted on a tripod for best results. Hand holding the camera, with the lens centered over the object lens is OK - as long as the axis (center line) of both lenses are centered. The best arrangement is to use a "ring-coupling" device to fix the camera lens to the rim of the spotting scope's eye-piece.
Answered by: Thomas
Date published: 2020-07-04

question

Hi,Is a Minolta AF lenses will work with this camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
the Minolta lenses are alpha mount, the sony 7ii is an E mount lens, probably won't connect up at allJim
Answered by: JAMES M.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Will pictures be full frame when using Sony EPZ ...

Will pictures be full frame when using Sony EPZ 18-200mm lens w/ A7 II full frame camera beside reduced image quality?
Asked by: PhuongMai
No, the Sony E PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens is an APS-C lens, and so it will crop the image when used on the Sony a7 II Mirrorless Camera. There will be a 1.5 crop when using this combination.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-06-06

Digital Level Gauge. Does it work on LCD screen ...

Digital Level Gauge. Does it work on LCD screen and in the view finder? Does it work in landscape and portrait orientation? Thanks a bunch in advance. Thinking of clicking add to cart button!
Asked by: Joel
Yes, it will work in both LCD and viewfinder mode and will work in portrait and landscape orientation.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-05-07

question

Is there an updated processor with this model from the a7? Has the AF been updated from the a7?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, there is a faster processor and much improved AF!
Answered by: Jack W.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Can you use the Metabones Speedbooster adapter on the Sony A7 11?
Asked by: jeri
You could use a Speed Booster on the a7 II, though you would need to shoot in APS-C size sensor mode.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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