Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

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Product Highlights

  • 24.3MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF and 5 fps Burst
  • Full HD XAVC S Video and S-Log2 Gamma
  • 3.0" 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • XGA 2.36M-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Weather-Resistant Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Refined Grip & Robust Lens Mount
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
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Sony A7 II overview

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Sony has taken their line of full-frame cameras to the next level with the Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera, which features 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization with 4.5 stops of compensation for pitch, yaw, horizontal shift, vertical shift, and roll. 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 as well as a 40% faster start time.

The 24.3-megapixel sensor enables high resolution images and low light effectiveness with its standard ISO sensitivity range of 100-25600. The BIONZ X image processor offers fast processing and operation speeds and front-end LSI (large-scale integration) improves the early stages of image processing resulting in more natural details and richer tones. And, 16-bit image processing and 14-bit RAW output preserves the detail provided by the sensor.

In addition to highly detailed stills with smooth gradations, the a7 II now has access to the high-bit-rate XAVC S format with 60p, 30p, and 24p recording options, all at 50 Mbps. The look of movies can also be adjusted with picture profiles, including the addition of the S-Log2 gamma setting with a dynamic range approximately 1,300% of the standard sRGB spectrum. Timecode and user bit settings are available as well as clean HDMI output for a variety of recording options.

The advanced Sony Multi-Interface Shoe expands compatibility options for flash, microphone, and other accessories and, as an E-mount full-frame camera, the a7 II is compatible with all present APS-C E-mount lenses in APS-C crop mode as well as new E-mount full-frame Zeiss and Sony G-series lenses. Lens mount adapters with a tripod mount are also available to use A-mount lenses on E-mount cameras, and an optional dedicated battery grip enables stable extended shooting and vertical orientation stability.

Rounding out the a7 II's imaging capabilities, both a 3.0" 1,228.8k-dot tilting LCD monitor and 2.36 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder are available for image monitoring and review. Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, with support for NFC, is available, too, for instant sharing of imagery from the camera as well as remote camera control from a linked mobile device.

24.3MP Exmor CMOS Image Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor
Incorporated into the a7 II's redesigned body are a 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS image sensor and BIONZ X image processor, which work together to enable a wide dynamic range with minimal noise and rich, subtle gradations. The camera features an ISO range of 100-51,200 which can be expanded down to ISO 50. Also, this combination allows the a7 II to reproduce details with excellent clarity.

Benefitting image quality is the use of detail reproduction technology and diffraction-reducing technology which suppresses the effects of diffraction to reproduce fine details at small aperture settings. Add to this area-specific noise reduction to selectively apply different noise reduction to each area for clear imagery. Also, the sensor features 16-bit image processing with a 14-bit RAW output to preserve detail and ensure optimal quality for later adjustment.

Further improved in this generation is metering performance, which is now possible down to a rated -1 EV. Also, the a7 II will start up approximately 40% faster than the previous generation for almost instant on.
5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization
Packed into the svelte a7 II is a remarkable 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system. This 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.

For long focal lengths, the system will correct for pitch and yaw adjustments. Macro and high magnification imagery on the other hand will benefit from the inclusion of horizontal and vertical shift compensation. And, all shooting styles will get usage out of the roll compensation. All 5 axes of stabilization will function at all times, even when used with third-party lenses and adapters or lenses with built-in optical stabilization.

When using lenses that do not transmit imaging data to the camera, manual settings can be used to input the correct focal length and ensure proper stabilization. Also, the viewfinder can be used to preview the amount of compensation by pressing the shutter release button halfway or magnifying the image.
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 also more accurately predict subject movement for tracking that is 1.5x more accurate. Additionally, it can capture images at a rate of 5 fps while using continuous autofocus and automatic exposure. This can be captured in a burst of up to 77 frames when shooting in JPEG Fine L format and a continuous AF Display allows users to view the active AF points.

Another feature available with this AF system is a Lock-on AF tracking that will analyze more information from the scene to provide dramatically improved accuracy and stability. Eye AF is also available which will prioritize a subject's pupil for excellent portraits even with a shallow depth of field.
Full HD Video Recording and XAVC S Format
Shoot full HD 1920 x 1080 video at frame rates of 60p, 30p, and 24p with the high-bit-rate 50Mbps 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 using 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.
Timecode and User Bit Settings
The a7 II has multiple timecode recording options to meet different workflows. It has the standard 'Record Run" mode that only advances the timecode when recording, as well as "Free Run" timecode that advances the timecode even when not recording, which can be great for syncing multiple cameras at live events. It can also record timecode in both drop frame and non-drop frame modes. When recording internally the a7 II is also able to output timecode via HDMI.
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.
3.0" 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
With a higher 1,228.8k-dot resolution, the LCD screen will provide shooters with an excellent screen for composing images, adjusting settings, and reviewing video and photos. It also tilts upward 107° and downward 41° for working with multiple shooting angles. Use in sunlight is improved with the implementation of WhiteMagic technology which doubles the brightness of the display through a RGBW pixel structure.
0.5" 2.36M-Dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder Electronic Viewfinder
With its 3-lens optical system the viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings. You'll enjoy rich tonal gradations and improved contrast. High-end features like 100% frame coverage and a wide viewing angle enable comfortable and stable eye-level composition.
Redesigned Grip, Shutter Release Button, and Controls
With a larger, more refined shape to the grip, users will find the a7 II to have a more secure feel and grasp even when large lenses are mounted. Also, the shutter release button has been reshaped and moved forward for a more natural shooting position and a decrease in camera shake. The controls also have been refined with new position for easier handling and improved operation. 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
The compact form is well-built with a magnesium alloy top cover, front cover, and internal structure. The lens mount has been redesigned with a greater strength and rigidity for extra security when using larger or longer lenses. The body itself also features greater sealing for dust and moisture resistance, providing more protection when shooting out in the elements. Additionally, the 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.
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.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with 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.

Additionally, PlayMemories Camera Apps are also supported via the built-in Wi-Fi connection, and allow you to personalize the camera's features depending on specific shooting styles. Apps are available to suit creating portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot, and other specific types of imagery.
Other Camera Features
  • Picture Effect modes: Posterization (Color, B&W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-Key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-Tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.
  • Creative Style settings: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, and Sepia (all with +/- 3 step contrast, saturation, and sharpness adjustment).
  • Color space: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color.
  • Picture Profile parameters: Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine 1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Color Level, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, and Reset.
  • Scene Selection modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, and Anti Motion Blur.
  • Face Detection is available to base exposure and focus on up to eight recognized faces. Furthermore, Eye AF can be used for even greater precision by maintaining critical focus on a subject's eye.
  • 2x Clear Image Zoom can be used to effectively double the magnification afforded by any lens in use with minimal image degradation. For even greater magnification, 1.5x and 2x Smart zoom is available, as well as 4x digital zoom.
  • Pre-flash TTL control with flash bracketing available and a variety of flash modes, including: Flash off, auto, fill-flash, rear sync, slow sync, red-eye reduction, hi-speed sync, and wireless control
UPC: 027242888722

Sony A7 II specs

Imaging
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Camera Format Full-Frame
Pixels Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.3 Megapixel
Max Resolution 24 MP: 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.8 x 23.9 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MPEG-4, XAVC S
Audio: AAC LC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SDXC
SDHC
SD
Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Way
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes
Video Format 1920 x 1080p at 24/30/60 fps (50 Mb/s XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1440 x 1080 at 30 fps (12 Mb/s MP4)
640 x 480 at 30 fps (3 Mb/s MP4)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Focus Control
Focus Type Autofocus
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 117
Contrast Detection: 25
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Size 0.5"
Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,359,296
Viewfinder Eye Point 27.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.71x
Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3 m
Display Screen 3"  Tilting LCD (1,228,800)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 50-25600)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1/8000 - 30 Second , Bulb Mode
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Sweep Panorama
Metering Range: EV -1.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 5 fps at 24 MP for up to 50 Frames
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Fill-In
Hi-Speed Sync
Off
Rear Sync
Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Wireless
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System P-TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Performance
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Number of Shots: 1 - 5
Interval Recording No
Internal Memory None
Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B, Multi Interface Terminal
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
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Battery 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack1020 mAh
AC Power Adapter AC-PW20 (Optional)
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.4" / 126.9 x 95.7 x 59.7 mm
Weight 1.22 lb / 556 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.268 x 6.221 x 5.433"

Sony A7 II reviews

Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 124.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Travel Option! I am in love with this camera! My main kit is a 5D Mkii and a 5Ds, predominantly Sigma Art primes (24, 35, 50 and 85) and zooms 24-70 and 70-200. With filters and accessories a HEAVY kit to lug around... So, I bought the A7ii with a 24-70 f4 and the 16-35 as a travel rig and I couldn't be happier! Still getting used to working the menus but - manual mode is manual mode and as it's my preferred method of exposing - there's not much of a learning curve setting shutter, ap and ISO now is there!!! My first experience was a cloudy morning with thunderstorms off shore and 'in camera', I got a couple of keepers... Recommend this highly...
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera! 5 Axis in body stabilization Rocks. I have a number of lenses with no OSS. I was considering selling my Tamron 70-200 2.8. I used it on my A7 and would get motion blur on quite a few frames shooting in low light conditions. I can hand hold now with the same lens on the A7MK2 at 200mm and get sharp images at 1/60th! The changes to the ergonomics of the camera are also a plus. Better shutter release position and addition of two programmable function buttons on top near the shutter release. ++++++ Keep up the great work Sony!
Date published: 2015-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent for old manual lenses The niche that this camera fills is a relatively-compact camera with a full frame sensor, which is easily adapted to nearly any lens system out there, plus image stabilization on the Mark II. It fills this mission very, very well. The cons are minor and don't interfere with that fundamental function: - Battery capacity is small and you need to have spares around. - The EVF switches on using a sensor when you put the camera up to your eye. This sensor often activates when you don't wish it to, turning off the screen on the back when you are using it. The EVF can be temporarily disabled in the setting menu to fix this. - When using heavy lenses, the grip surface is smaller than ideal, compared to a full size dslr.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it At first I was hesitant to jump ship but to me Sony really isn't much of a learning curve imo, and is easy to learn the system. I've been using Metabones Fd adapter and been enjoying it quite a bit. Looking forward to other legacy options down the line! Shots that I've taken are incredible (I find I have way more keepers) and looking through the EVF to review the images blow me away. Touchless shutter is awesome (some really cool other apps too) I've had no issues with the playmemories app with my iphone. All this size talk I felt I had to address it; for me size does help when it comes down to it I get to take this thing a lot of places I wouldn't normally have taken my dslr.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Traveling This camera was the perfect alternative to my Canon 5D Mark II for my recent travels. It's more lightweight which makes it great for hikes or on-the-go photos. It's great for beginners so my friends were able to learn how to adjust settings on their own. It's also great for lowlight situations since the ISO goes so high; however, just be warned it'll get very, very grainy. The focus isn't the best when the aperture is low, so you'll need to have a good eye. And as everyone else mentioned, battery life is poor, so have a back-up or a portable charger.
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Faulty Image Stabilization System Bought this camera and several Sony/Zeiss lenses in February 2015. On a recent trip the camera failed with the message Camera Error. Turn Power off then on. Unable to reset the camera and a Web search indicates that this is a common problem with this model and confirmed by Sony. Have sent the camera for repair under warranty, but I am not hopeful this will not happen again in a few months when the warranty has expired. Other than this, the camera takes good pictures. A $ camera should not fail in this manner after less than a year of light to moderate use. And, Sony does not cover the cost of sending the camera to the repair center.
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor focusing competence under low light Recently, I shifted from A7s to A7II, with the hope to make use of internal 5-axis stabilisation function. Indeed, this function is quite satisfying, particularly when I use a zoom lens like Tamron 28-300PZD, through an LAEA3 adaptor ring. The adaptor ring also works well with Sony SAL 24-70ZA lens, though not with Sigma 50ART or Minolta 24-105D. In comparison with A7s, A7II is very disappointing in the aspect of focusing under low light or back light! When shooting indoor or with a model in the back light, it is very difficult to focus. The camera often does not what to do! With A7s, the focus was/is not a problem at all. I am beginning to regret and really missing A7s!
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full-frame performance, beautiful images! I have used this camera for over a year along with my Sony a7R II and extremely pleased with the full-frame resolution and images it produces in my portrait and landscape work. I previously used the Sony a6300 in this capacity, which is a fine camera for the size and expense, but even the finest APS-C sensor can not match the resolution of this full-frame camera. If you're trying to decide between this camera and an a6300/6500, I would choose the latter option if you predominately shoot at high FPS rates or require the compact size. If you want the maximum crop potential and resolution for portrait and landscape photography, I'd spend the extra cash and get the Sony a7R II. For everything else, the Sony a7 II with 5 axis IBIS is a proven full-frame candidate and a camera that I am very pleased to own.
Date published: 2017-06-18
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