5-axis in-body image stabilization in a full-frame camera. Use your favorite lenses without blur from camera shake. Capture stunning images with full-frame, 24.3MP resolution. Fast hybrid AF with phase-detection - 30% faster than a7. Compatible with Sony's E-mount lenses, and others with adaptors.
Minimize blur in every shot with the world’s first in-body 5-axis image stabilization in a full-frame camera. Best of all, it works with your favorite lenses. With 24.3MP resolution, super-fast autofocus and a compact design, you’ll capture breathtaking imagery and video that is more stable than ever.
Reduce blur caused by camera shake from five different directions—vertical, horizontal, pitch, yaw and roll—as opposed to only two in previous systems. The 5-axis image stabilizing system excels during video recording and even compensates for blur caused by the photographer walking or running. It’s a true marvel of engineering.
With image stabilization built it into the body of the camera itself, mounted lenses—even A-mount or non-Sony lenses using an adaptor 2—can utilize the 5-axis image stabilization for both still images and video. It even enhances lenses that already have optical image stabilization systems.
Capture stunning images with 24.3MP resolution, a 35mm full-frame sensor, a normal sensor range of ISO 100–25600, and a sophisticated balance of high-resolving power, gradation and low noise. The BIONZ X image processor enables up to 5 fps high-speed continuous shooting and high-50Mb/s XAVC S video recording.
This fast hybrid autofocus system utilizes 117 phase-detection points and 25 contrast-detection points. Updated from the α7, this new autofocus algorithm improves subject-tracking performance and focusing speed by approximately 30%.
Take advantage of the growing family of E-mount lenses, including G Series and ZEISS. The E-mount lens system is particularly well-suited for video shooting, with a variety of models containing “movie-friendly” features like smooth focusing, powered zoom control and silent iris/aperture control.
View every scene in rich detail with the XGA OLED Tru-Finder, which features OLED improvements and 3-lens optical system. The viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings, so you can accurately monitor the results. You’ll enjoy rich tonal gradations and high-end features like 100% frame coverage, a wide viewing angle, and more.
The α7II adopts the high bitrate, workflow-friendly XAVC S recording format in addition to AVCHD and MP4 codecs. XAVC S format allows for Full HD recording at a data rate of 50 mbps with lower compression for improved video quality. The α7II can record Full HD (1920x1080) at frame rates of 60p, 60i, 30p and 24p directly to a compatible memory card. Video modes can be changed from full-frame to APS-C (super 35mm equivalent) if desired, and in this crop mode, the camera can support high frame rate 120fps shooting at standard HD resolution (1280 x 720p), creating a 5x slow-motion effect.
The tiltable 3” (1,229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display makes it easy to photograph over crowds, or low to capture pets eye-to-eye by swinging up approx. 90° and down approx. 45°. Easily scroll through menus and preview life thanks to WhiteMagic technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.
Connectivity with smartphones for One-touch sharing/One-touch remote has been simplified with Wi-Fi/NFC control. In addition to Wi-Fi support for connecting to smartphones, α7II also supports NFC (near field communication) providing “one-touch connection” convenience when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets with NFC. Simply touch devices to connect.
Remote Camera Control allows you to control your α7II from your PC and transfer files using a USB cable. Feature control has also been updated to include video capture control.
Add new features to your α7II with PlayMemories Camera Apps. Find apps to fit your shooting style - with everything from portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot and more. Use apps that shoot, share and save photos to your smartphone using Wi-Fi, making it easy to post photos directly to Facebook or backup images to the cloud without connecting to a computer.
The α7II is equipped with S-Log2 gamma. Common to Sony’s range of professional video cameras, S-Log2 expands the dynamic range by up to 1300% to minimize clipped highlights and loss of detail in shadows. The α7II include a picture profile that can adjust settings like gamma, black, level and color adjustment, and can be saved for use in a multi-camera shoot. It also has Full HD base band HDMI output, time code/user bit for easier editing, synchronous recording feature with compatible devices, various marker and zebra displays on both the LCD screen and viewfinder.
- Users may enter the focal length manually (8mm – 1000mm) for lenses that do not communicate with the camera, and are mounted via an adapter (sold sep.).
- Compatibility with lenses other than Sony E-mount requires optional adaptors. Function is not guaranteed and may vary by adaptor and lens.
- Records in up to 29 minute segments.
- 99 points when an APS-C lens compatible with Fast Hybrid AF is mounted.
- Requires a valid Sony Entertainment Network account. Some apps require a fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the shutter noise less pronounced than the a7?
Shutter noise is the same across Sony mirrorless camera. The sound is produced when the focal-plane shutter will open/close. However, there is a certain function for Sony -A7s called silent shooting that somehow eliminate that sound. But the thing is A7 and A7II doesn't have this feature. Only the A7s do have silent shooting.
I have Canon Lens? Will it work with this camera?
Your A7 supports a variety of adapters to adapt Canon lenses, ranging from Canon FD to EF-Mount. (Note: EF-S lenses are for crop sensor cameras and will exhibit vignetting but will fit the mount). Some A7 to Canon adapters allow autofocus and support the lens based image stabilizing features. They're CDAF (Contrast Detect Auto Focus) and as such are slower than they would function on a later generation Canon DSLR for example, but the AF is still useful. Some of the manufacturers of these smart adapters include Viltrox and Metabones. There are multiple generations of these, so be sure you're getting the later revisions to get the best performance and features.
Sony uses a lossy compression algorithm that is well documented. When will Sony have true 14 bit color output in their RAW files ?
They do, in single shot mode. They use a faster version for burst mode.
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- Minimum Shutter Speed 30s
- Display 3 inches
- Optical Sensor Technology CMOS
- Battery Description Sony NP-FW50
- Max Resolution 24.3 Megapixels
- Viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
- Optical Zoom 1 multiplier x
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