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Sony a7 II Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm Lens

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Sony a7 II Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm Lens
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
Pairing a versatile mirrorless body with a standard zoom, the Sony a7 II Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm Lens bundles the full-frame camera with the wide-angle to portrait-length FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens.
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Sony A7 II Overview

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Sony a7 II Mirrorless Camera
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 FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
A Versatile Standard
A top pick for users looking for a lightweight all-around zoom, the FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens from Sony is a great go-to for full-frame E-mount shooters. The lens has a compact, portable design that is ideal for everyday, walkaround use and its versatile wide-angle to portrait-length range suits working with a variety of subject types.
Optical Design
  • One extra-low dispersion glass element is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
  • Three aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Autofocus, Image Stabilization, and Design
  • An internal focus mechanism and linear motor contribute to faster, more responsive system and easier handling.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
  • Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.

Sony a7 II Mirrorless Camera 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 FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Specs

Focal Length
28 to 70mm
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22 to 36
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
75° to 34°
Minimum Focus Distance
11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.19x
Optical Design
9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.85 x 3.27" / 72.5 x 83 mm
Weight
10.41 oz / 295 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.1 x 3.5 x 3.5"

Sony A7 II Reviews

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How does the A7II compare with the Nikon D7200? I ...

How does the A7II compare with the Nikon D7200? I take mostly landscapes and nature shots but I don't do a lot of video recording.
Asked by: Quang
The A7II is a Full Frame Camera, compared to APS-C on the D7200. For landscapes the larger sensor will allow for wider shots.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-04-07

can i use my Nikon lenses on this camera?

can i use my Nikon lenses on this camera?
Asked by: Doreen
Sony a7 II Mirrorless Camera has a Sony E native mount. You can connect Nikon F mount lens to Sony E-mount cameras using a lens adapter. Please be aware that the electronic comunication would be affected.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2023-07-24

question

Video length
Asked by: Khanh Duy
Sony states on page 88 of the instruction manual that continuous video shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (a product specification limit). The table on page 88 lists the estimated length or recording that may be captured on a memory card of a given size, but the longest time for a single clip would be 29 minutes. Pages 88-90 lists more information referring to recording times.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

How's the 4k video

How's the 4k video
Asked by: Reid
This camera does not support 4K Video , 1080p is very good
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-17

Has dual slots?

Has dual slots?
Asked by: Mariana
No.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-08-22

Do you offer extended warranty for purchase?

Do you offer extended warranty for purchase?
Asked by: John
They offer some really good plans from $100 to $400 or so. I believe it’s through square trade. If you break it they will fix it and send it back. The more expensive plans will overnight it back and forth from anywhere in the world the $100 plan I purchased is 3 years of fixing it if it breaks but it’s US only and slower turn around time. For professionals that need the repair quick the $300 plan is best.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-06-05

question

Does the a7II have full pixel readout, no line skipping for video?
Asked by: Denis T.
The A7 II does not have full pixel readout- it will skip lines.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

which lens adaptor do you recommend for using Nikon lens on to the Sony Alpha 7II body? thank you
Asked by: Anonymous
I'm using the Fotodiox Pro and it focuses faster than the Metabones which I also tested. But the Metabones firmware can be updated in the future via USB and the Fotodiox can't. Still for 1/4 the price I felt it was worth it, especially since it focuses faster.
Answered by: Bob O.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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