Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera with Accessory Kit

Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera with Accessory Kit

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  • 32GB SDHC Memory Card
  • Spare Li-Ion Battery Pack

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  • 1Description

Make sure you have all the essentials when you pick up the Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera by getting it with an Accessory Kit from B&H. This kit bundles the camera body with a shoulder bag, a 32GB SDHC memory card, and a spare lithium-ion battery pack.

  • Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

    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
  • Ruggard Streak 25 Shoulder Bag (Black with Yellow Accenting)

    The black with yellow accenting Streak 25 Shoulder Bag from Ruggard is an affordable and very functional way to carry your mirrorless camera around. This is a bag that not only offers style and functionality, but lightweight portability and ease of use.

    The bag is made from a durable 210D Oxford nylon and is supported by a smooth Flannelette lining that will not mar the fine finish of your camera. The contrasting black and yellow colors and bold Ruggard logo set the bag apart from similarly sized bags.

    When you examine its storage capabilities, you will be surprised at how much this relatively small bag can hold. The main compartment is spacious and includes a movable touch-fastened divider to configure the interior to suit your gear needs. This compartment is also slightly height-expandable to accommodate a larger piece of gear.

    There are front and rear exterior zippered pockets. The front pocket contains two additional slash pockets for small accessories. Within this pocket there is also a very handy touch-fastened pocket large enough to hold a small memory card. The rear zippered pocket is slightly larger and can hold a map, manual, cable, or battery. The side of the bag contains a rapid access airline pullout mesh pocket for an item such as your phone.

    Access to the bag's main compartment is via two zippers with long pull tabs. These tabs will make it much easier to unzip the bag while wearing gloves. Carrying the Streak 25 is comfortable with its fixed, adjustable 1.5" wide nylon strap. At only 12.8 oz, you'll hardly know the bag is on your shoulder. For a final protective touch, the bag includes two cleverly designed rubber feet that will protect the bag against ground contact. The Streak 25 is backed by a one-year limited warranty from Ruggard.

    Zippered Pockets
    • Front: 6.25 x 5" (15.9 x 12.7 cm) with two additional small slash pockets, plus extra touch-fastened memory card pocket
    • Rear: 6.75 x 5.5" (17.1 x 14.0 cm)
    Configurable
    One movable interior divider
    Rapid Access
    Dual zippers with long pull tabs, for ease of use when wearing gloves
    Portability
    Non-removable, adjustable 1.5" wide nylon shoulder strap
    Protection
    Two rubber feet on bottom for ground protection
    UPC: 847628559066
  • SanDisk 32GB Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I Memory Card

    Designed for SD devices that can capture Full HD, 3D, and 4K video, as well as RAW and burst photography, the 32GB Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I Memory Card from SanDisk has a capacity of 32GB, is compatible with the UHS-I bus, and features a speed class rating of V30, which guarantees minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s. If your device does not support the V30 standard, this card also supports the U3 standard, which also guarantees minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s. Read speeds are supported up to 95 MB/s and write speeds max out at 90 MB/s.

    Built for extreme conditions, SanDisk's 32GB Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I Memory Card is water, shock, x-ray, and temperature proof to help protect your data. A built-in write protect switch further helps to safeguard your content, while advanced Error Correction Code engine offers improved data integrity and card reliability during read and write operations. This memory card includes downloadable RescuePRO data recovery software, which is good for one year of use and helps you restore accidentally deleted images. The card is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

    General Features

    Up to 90 MB/s Write Speed for Burst-Mode Performance
    With write speeds up to 90 MB/s (600x) and read speeds up to 95 MB/s (633x), this card exploits your DSLR's potential for continuous burst-mode shooting. Engineered with Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) bus architecture, it is designed to meet and exceed rigorous performance standards.
    32GB for Uninterrupted Video Capture at UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)
    This UHS-I card has a capacity of 32GB and delivers write speeds of up to 90 MB/s UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) recording speed for high resolution, real-world color and stutter-free 4K Ultra HD video from your DSLR, advanced digital, or HD video camera. Additionally, this card's capacity means you can shoot for longer periods of time.
    4K Ultra HD Ready
    4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) provides exceptional clarity, but capturing it without interruption requires greater speed and storage than previous generations of imaging cards provide. This 32GB Extreme PRO card delivers both speed and capacity, so the video you shoot today is ready for 4K Ultra HD televisions and monitors.
    Up to 95 MB/s Read Speed Helps Streamline Post-Production
    Fast data transfer speeds takes the wait out of most everything you do with your videos after you shoot them. Upload large media files from card to computer very quickly.
    Error Correction for Enhanced Reliability
    The card's built-in Advanced Wear Leveling and Error Correction Code engine enhances endurance and reliability.
    Extreme Durability Helps Meet Climate Challenges
    SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I cards are shockproof, X-ray proof, and waterproof, and ready to handle whatever life throws at them. You can capture memories in almost any climate, as the card operates in temperatures ranging from -13 to 185°F.
    UPC: 619659147655
  • Power2000 Long Life Performance Sony NP-FW50 Type Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh)

    With this Long Life Performance Sony NP-FW50 Type Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery from Power2000, you can power the same cameras that run on the Sony NP-FW50 battery. It features 7.2V of output power, a capacity of 1500mAh, and a rating of 10.8 Wh. The battery is free of memory effect, so the full capacity will continue to be usable after each charge cycle. Additionally, it offers a built-in safety fuse for protection.

    Camera Compatibility
    All cameras that take the Sony NP-FW50 battery, including the following:
      Sony Mirrorless:
    • Alpha NEX-3
    • Alpha NEX-5
    • Alpha NEX-6
    • Alpha NEX-7
      Sony DSLR:
    • SLT-A33
    • SLT-A55
    UPC: 026127847724
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  • 1Description

Sony a7 II specs

  • Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
    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 Mbps XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD)
    1440 x 1080 at 30 fps (12 Mbps MP4)
    640 x 480 at 30 fps (3 Mbps MP4)
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto
    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
    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), Micro-USB, Multi Interface Terminal
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Power
    Battery 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack 1020 mAh
    AC Power Adapter AC-PW20 (Optional)
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.4" / 126.9 x 95.7 x 59.7 mm
    Weight 1.223 lb / 556 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.268 x 6.221 x 5.433"
  • Ruggard Streak 25 Shoulder Bag (Black with Yellow Accenting)
    Material Exterior: 210D Oxford nylon
    Interior: Smooth flannelette
    Type of Closure Dual zippers with pull tabs
    Exterior Dimensions 9.8 x 4.7 x 5.9" (24.9 x 11.9 x 15.0 cm)
    Main compartment expands in height to 9.5" (24.1 cm)
    Interior Dimensions 7.9 x 3.2 x 5.3" (20.1 x 8.1 x 13.5 cm)
    Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder Strap: 1.5" (3.8 cm) wide, non-removable, adjustable
    Weight 12.8 oz (362.9 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.3 x 8.2 x 4.9"
  • SanDisk 32GB Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I Memory Card
    Card Type SDHC
    Storage Capacity 32 GB
    Bus Type UHS-I
    Speed Class 10
    UHS Speed Class U3
    Speed (X-rating) 633x
    Bus Interface Speed UHS Class I
    Data Transfer Read Speed 95 MB/s Maximum
    Write Speed 90 MB/s Maximum
    Write Speed 30 MB/s Minimum
    Durability Shockproof, Temperature Extremes, Waterproof, X-Ray Proof
    Operating Temperature -13 to 185°F/ -25 to 85°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to 185°F/ -40 to 85°C
    Error Correction Yes
    Built-in Write-Protect Switch Yes
    Wireless Capability None
    File System Not specified by manufacturer
    RoHS Compliant Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Inforcwdvqvcecba
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.8 x 4.0 x 0.6"
  • Power2000 Long Life Performance Sony NP-FW50 Type Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh)
    Battery
    Amp-Hours 1500.00 mAh
    Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Output Voltage 7.2 VDC
    Packaging Inforcwdvqvcecba
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.0 x 2.0 x 1.0"

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