There are numerous people who are fond of photography. Some of them use the professional camera, some use ordinary digital camera. Sony Alpha 7R II Mirrorless Digital Camera from Sony aims to nourish your photographic habit to a new level indeed. This is a second generation of Sony’s a7R model that has come out with fixing previous flaws.
Overview of Sony Alpha 7R II Mirrorless Digital Camera :
Sony A7R II is a 42 megapixels full frame mirror less camera along with 5-axis stabilization, which incorporates world’s first 35mm BSI CMOS sensor. It has a 3.0 inch 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD screen that provides excellent angles to review images and videos. The camera also includes hybrid autofocus system with 4K video abilities.
- World's first Full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor-42.4MP, 5-axis in-body image stabilization optimized for 42.4MP full-frame, 4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning
- Enabled with 5-axis image stabilization option
- The entire product is made up of magnesium alloy
- Embedded with internal 4K recording from Super 35 crop
- Sony’s new camera also has 399 on-sensor phase detection points
- The picture profile system includes ITU-709 and S-Log2 gamma
- This camera also has 2.36 dot OLED viewfinder along with 0.7x magnification
- Last but not the least high-speed AF with non-native ideas
Detailed Specifications of the Product :
- Sensor type: BSI-CMOS
- Sensor size: 35.9 x 24 mm (Full Frame)
- Processor: Bionz X
- Sensor photo detectors: 44MP
- Maximum resolution: 7952 x 5304
- Image ratio width: 3:2, 16:9
- Colour Space: sRGB and AdobeRGB.
- ISO: 100-25600, Auto (expands to 50-102400)
- Maximum shutter speed: 1/8000 sec
- Minimum shutter speed: 30sec
- Scenes modes: This camera has different scenes modes like landscape, sunset, sports action, portrait, night portrait, night scene, anti-motion blur
- Flash modes: Hi-speed sync, Wireless, Flash off, Autoflash, Rear Sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
- Continuous drive: Up to 5.0 fps
Video Graphic Features
- Format: MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S.
- Resolutions: Supports 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25 p, 24p), 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080, 640 x 480
- Features a 3.5mm microphone input jack and a 3.5mm headphone jack
- Sony Alpha 7R II mirrorless camera is enabled with HDMI and USB 2.0 port
- Comes with built-in Wi-Fi which enables to transfer images, videos instantly to your mobile devices to share online
- Supports NFC ( Near Field Communication )which makes one-touch pairing capability with compatible devices
User can also use Wi-Fi to operate shutter through smartphone. You can also use apps to personalize camera features via phone.
- Sony a7R Full-Frame Interchangeable Digital Lens Camera - Body Only
- Sony 24-70mm F4 Vario-Tessar T* FE OSS Interchangeable Full Frame Zoom Lens
Battery and Weight
- This camera weighs only 625 gm
- Dimension wise it is 127 x 96 x 60 mm
- Powered with NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery
The battery lasts for 290-340 shots. User is provided with 2 batteries in the box so that you can shoot for long time as DSLR cameras last. And also Sony Alpha 7R II has micro-USB charging which means you can charge your battery through an external power bank.
Is there anything that has to be rectified by Sony for this product?
Considering the overall features of this product, it is asserted that this is excellent in its category but there are some areas which require some changes like, this camera automatically omits PC sync socket and there is no built-in flash. The LCD screen should have been touch enabled for easier setting. Camera also requires some refinements.
Sony Alpha 7R II mirrorless camera surely comes with a bang by improving its flaws from previous model Sony A7R but the main obstacle is its high price that restricted many camera lovers to buy this one. No flash and battery life a concern but overall new design and features give a perfect photography sense to the users.
Photo by Henry Söderlund