5 Takeaways from The Sony a7RII Webcast


The new Sony a7R II Mirrorless Digital Camera was the star of the show during a live-streaming panel discussion, hosted by B&H, with noted professionals discussing their impressions after using this outstanding camera. We’ve compiled five “takeaways” from the conversation, highlighting the camera’s unique features.

  1. The a7R II is the product of two years of intense evolutionary development from a company listening to its customers and incorporating features from the previous a7 models to create a camera without compromise for all photographers and videographers. Sony makes all of the components that go into the a7R II.
  2. Sony has responded to feedback from its customers and created a fast Hybrid Autofocus system with 399 Phase-detection points, spread throughout the frame, and 25 Contrast-detection points. AF and AE tracking has been enhanced and eye-point focus is available for sharp portraits. In addition to the quickly growing set of dedicated Sony FE lenses, autofocus is also supported on newer Canon EF lenses.
  3. The a7R II provides incredibly high ISO sensitivities. Its low ISO capture is virtually noise free and its dynamic range is the equal to any camera available. With a 42.4MP image, there is more flexibility to down-scale and apply noise reduction to match the low light ability of the a7S.
  4. Internal 4K video capture!
  5. Compact size is important, but ergonomics and functionality are more so. The a7R II provides a larger, more stable grip and the updated magnesium-alloy body has improved weather sealing and a robust lens mount for working with large lenses. Shutter vibration is significantly reduced and a silent mode is supported.