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Sony Alpha A7R Mark II Digital Camera

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The Sony Alpha A7R Mark II digital camera takes mirrorless imaging to the next level
  • Full-frame 36x24 back-illuminated 42.4 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 4K video capture on SDXC cards in-camera in XAVC-S 100Mb/s
  • 1080/50p in 50Mb/s recording available
  • 5-axis image stabilisation
  • High-ISO performance up to 102,400

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Exc VAT Price £1,626.28
Inc VAT Price £1,951.54
Cat no. SONY-ILCE7RM2B.CEC
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In a nutshell
Summary

Prepare to be amazed by the full-frame, palm-size Sony A7R Mark II. The world’s first 35mm full-frame back-illuminated CMOS sensor, featuring 42.4 megapixel high-resolution, fast hybrid AF, 4K movie recording, higher ISO performance and 5fps shooting speed.

The Sony Alpha A7R Mark II digital camera takes mirrorless imaging to the next level. The incredible sensor is built for improved low light operation and speeds up data throughput, for superior high-resolution images and 4K recording.

In the hands
Micro review and performance highlights

Thanks to its solid-build and rugged engineering, the A7R Mark II is ready for action in all conditions. The lightweight, compact body is weather-proof sealing out dust and water, allowing you to continue capturing in the most inclement of conditions. The Sony A7R body uses magnesium-alloy plates on the front, top, and back for a rugged exterior. The grip has been well-sculpted to comfortably sit in the hand.

Ideal for
Recommended usage

The Sony A7R Mark II is more than capable of delivering movie-standard recording. This camera has a higher-resolution 4K QFHD: 3840x2160, full pixel readout without the pixel binning of the Super 35mm format. For capturing in difficult positions or simply for convenience, the Sony AR7 Mark II offers a high-resolution 1288k dot 3-inch tilting screen integrated at the back of the camera.

Having a 5-axis image stabilisation system that is carefully fine-tuned to the 42.4 megapixel performance, means you are able to zoom in on distant subjects, capture close up and night scenes with minimal blur or shake, and ensure maximum clarity. It really is as convenient and easy as it sounds.

Features you need to know about
Key features and USPs

Enjoy higher resolution, sensitivity, and readout speed. The 42.4 megapixel CMOS sensor boosts light collection effectiveness, increases circuitry scale and, along with the help of a quick-transmission copper wiring layer, outputs data approximately 3.5 times faster, with minimal image noise.

With the ability to capture such extraordinary detail, you won’t want anything getting in your way. That’s why the Sony AR7 Mark II has a newly developed reduced-vibration shutter that minimises image blur. The silent shutter mode also eliminates camera shake during shutter movement.

For faster, smarter, truer processing, the Bionz X image processing engine ensures images benefit from low-noise depiction for clearer, more natural shots. Users can also s









General
Camera typeInterchangeable-lens digital camera
Lens compatibilityE-mount
Image sensor
Type35mm full frame (35.9 x 24.0mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Number of pixels (effective)Approx. 42.4 megapixels
Number of pixels (total)Approx. 43.6 megapixels
Image sensor aspect ratio3:2
Anti-dust systemCharge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism
Recording system (still images)
Recording formatJPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image size (pixels)    [3:2 aspect ratio]
35mm full frame L: 7952 x 5304 (42M), M: 5168 x 3448 (18M), S: 3984 x 2656 (11M)
APS-C L: 5168 x 3448 (18M), M: 3984 x 2656 (11M), S: 2592 x 1728 (4.5M)
[16:9 aspect ratio]
35mm full frame L: 7952 x 4472 (36M), M: 5168 x 2912 (15M), S: 3984 x 2240 (8.9M)
APS-C L: 5168 x 2912 (15M), M: 3984 x 2240 (8.9M), S: 2592 x 1456 (3.8M)
[Sweep Panorama]
Wide: Horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 x 2160 (12M)
Standard: Horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)
Image quality modes    RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
RAW output     14 bit
Picture Effect    13 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, Illustration
Creative Style    Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast -3 to +3 steps, Saturation -3 to +3 steps, Sharpness -3 to +3 steps) (Style Box 1-6 also provided)
Dynamic range functions    Off, Dynamic Range Optimiser (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
Colour space    sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
Recording system (movies)
Recording format    XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
Video compression    XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio recording format    XAVC S: LPCM, 2ch
AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Image size (pixels)    [NTSC]
XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p/100Mbps, 30p/60Mbps, 24p/100Mbps, 24p/60Mbps)
XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50Mbps, 30p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps), 1280 x 720 (120p/50Mbps)
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH)
MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps, 30p/16Mbps), 1280 x 720 (30p/6Mbps)

[PAL]
XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p/100Mbps, 25p/60Mbps)
XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/50Mbps, 25p/50Mbps), 1280 x 720 (100p/50Mbps)
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH)
MP4: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps, 25p/16Mbps), 1280 x 720 (25p/6Mbps)
Picture Profile    Yes (Off / PP1-PP7) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Colour Mode, Saturation, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
Movie functions    Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, AF Tracking Sensitivity, AF Drive Speed, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting, PAL/NTSC Selector
Colour space    xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
Clean HDMI output    
Clean HDMI output    NTSC: 3840 x 2160 (30p/24p) / 1920 x 1080 (60p/24p) / 1920 x 1080 (60i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit
PAL: 3840 x 2160 (25p) / 1920 x 1080 (50p) / 1920 x 1080 (50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit
Media
Media    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card
SlotMulti slot for Memory Stick Duo / SD memory card
Noise reduction    
Noise reduction    Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off selectable
Multi Frame NR   Auto/ISO 100 to 102400
White balance    
Modes    Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Colour Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Colour Filter (G7 to M7: 57 steps, A7 to B7: 29 steps) / Custom / Underwater
AWB micro adjustment    G7 to M7 (57 steps), A7 to B7 (29 steps)
Bracketing   3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus system    
Type    Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focus point    35mm full frame: 399 points (phase-detection AF)
APS-C: 357 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Sensitivity range   EV -2 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
AF modes   Automatic AF (AF-A), Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus area   Wide (399 points for phase-detection AF / 25 points for contrast-detection AF) / Centre / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone / Expand Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Centre / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expand Flexible Spot)
Other features   Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock; Eye-start AF and AF micro adjustment (both only available with optional LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached), AF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.30-3 m), AF ON
Exposure control        
Metering type    1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering sensor    Exmor R CMOS sensor
Metering sensitivity   EV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Metering modes   Multi-segment, Centre-weighted, Spot
Exposure modes   AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
Scene Selection   Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Exposure compensation   +/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
AE bracketing   Bracket: Single/Bracket: Cont., 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1.0 EV increments.
AE lock   Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu.
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)   Still images: ISO 100-25600 (expandable to ISO 50–102400 for shooting still images), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Movies: ISO 100-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Viewfinder    
Type    XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour)
Total number of dots    2,359,296 dots
Brightness control   Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color temperature control   Manual (5 steps)
Field coverage   100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.78x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1)
Dioptre adjustment   -4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Eye point   Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1 (CIPA standard)
DisplayGraphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge
Real-time image-adjustment display   On/Off
LCD screen    
Type    7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots    1,228,800 dots
Brightness control   Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable angle   Up approx. 107 degrees, down approx. 41 degrees
Display selector (Finder/LCD)   Auto/Manual
Display   Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode
Real-time image-adjustment display   On/Off
Zebra   Yes
Peaking MF   Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Other features    
Face detection    On / On (Regist. Faces) / Off, Face registration, Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8)
Auto Object Framing    Yes
Clear Image Zoom   Still / Movie: Approx. 2x
Digital zoom   Smart zoom (still images) M: Approx. 1.5x, S: Approx. 2.0x
Digital zoom (still images) Approx. 4x
Digital zoom (movies) Approx. 4x
PlayMemories Camera Apps   Yes
Lens compensation   Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
Shutter
TypeElectronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter speed    Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb
Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step)
NTSC: Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
PAL: Up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
Flash sync. speed   1/250 sec.
Electronic front curtain shutter   Yes, On/Off
Silent Shooting   Yes, On/Off
SteadyShot INSIDE (image stabilisation)    
Type
Compensation effect    4.5 steps (Based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Sonnar T* FE 55 mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off)
Flash Control (with optional external flash)    
Control    Pre-flash TTL
Flash compensation    +/-3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash bracketing   3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.
Flash modes   Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync*1, Wireless*1
External flash   Sony a System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe. Attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock Accessory Shoe.
FE level lock   Yes
Drive
Drive modes    Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
Self-timer    10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer (Off/2 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/10 sec. delay)
Speed (approx., max.)*2   Continuous shooting Hi: Max. 5fps, Continuous shooting Lo: Max. 2.5fps
No. of recordable frames*2 (approx.)   Continuous shooting Hi: 24 frames (JPEG Extra Fine L), 30 frames (JPEG Fine L), 37 frames (JPEG Standard L), 23 frames (RAW), 22 frames (RAW & JPEG)
Playback
Modes    Single (with or without shooting information, Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 24.9x, M: 16.2x, S: 9.4x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still / Date / MP4 / AVCHD / XAVC S HD / XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect
Interface    
PC interface    Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi/Micro USB Terminal    Yes*3
Wireless LAN (built-in)   Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)*4
Playback of still images and movies on smartphones, PCs and TVs
NFC™   Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
HD output   HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback
Multi Interface Shoe   Yes
OthersAuto-lock Accessory Shoe compatible with supplied shoe adapter, Microphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Vertical Grip Connector
Audio
Microphone    Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M / XLR-K2M (sold separately)
SpeakerBuilt-in, monaural
Print
Compatible standards    Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom function    
TypeCustom key settings, Programmable setting
Memory function    Yes (2 sets)
Power
Battery    Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Still images    Approx. 290 shots (viewfinder) / approx. 340 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
Movies   Actual*5*6: Approx. 50 min. with viewfinder, approx. 55 min. with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
Continuous*5*7: Approx. 95 min. with viewfinder, approx. 95 min. with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
External power   AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (optional)
Operating temperature    
Range    32°-104°F / 0-40°C
Power Cord
Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50 x 2
Cable Protector
AC Adaptor AC-UD10
Battery Charger BC-VW1
Shoulder Strap
Body Cap
Accessory Shoe Cap
Eyepiece Cup
Micro USB Cable

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