Compensate for X and Y-axis shift shake at high magnification (during macrophotography, etc.).
Roll [ 5 ] compensation
Compensate for roll shake on the Z axis during long exposures. Most in-lens systems cannot compensate for roll shake.
Compatibility with wide-ranging mountable lenses
Use your favorite lenses without camera shake.
Enjoy unparalleled handheld shooting freedom with more of your favorite lenses. The short flange-back distance in the E-mount α7 II contributes to broad lens compatibility.
Automatic optimization for every α lens
Your α lenses will always perform their best.
The α7 II analyzes information from your E-mount and A-mount lenses to optimize depiction performance and 5-axis image stabilization for the particular lens you mount.
High-performance Fast Hybrid AF
Remarkably fast for a full-frame camera AF system
Whenever fleeting photo opportunities arise, you can always depend on state-of-the-art Fast Hybrid AF.
It captures your subject and doesn’t let go
Highly sophisticated Fast Hybrid AF delivers extremely high-speed response, highly accurate prediction and wide area coverage for autofocusing and tracking you can always depend on.
Extensive coverage keeps AF right on track
Fast Hybrid AF smoothly tracks fast-moving subjects nearly anywhere on the screen thanks to a wide-area 117-point focal plane phase-detection AF sensor.
AF captures your subject without fail
Autofocusing is 30% faster. Just point, shoot and let Sony’s sophisticated Fast Hybrid AF system instantly capture your fast-moving subject with razor-sharp clarity.
5 fps AF/AE shooting with accurate tracking
Beautifully capture fast-moving subjects with sharp, well-exposed results via 5fps continuous AF/AE shooting, a dramatically improved algorithm and continuous AF Display.
A formula for beauty
Images are gorgeous from corner to corner, courtesy of Sony’s 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor and BIONZ X™ image processing engine.
The Sony full-frame advantage
Stunning 24.3-megapixel resolution, low noise, an extremely wide dynamic range and subtle gradations.
BIONZ X speed and precision
High-speed processing faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye.
Create movies of breathtaking visual and sound quality with exquisite background blur and the sensitivity to bring dark scenes to vibrant life.
Pro-quality XAVC S format
For extremely high image quality and minimal noise, record movies in the high-bit-rate XAVC S format, which enables Full HD image recording at 50Mbps (60p/50p, 30p/25p, 24p)
Quality meets superb functionality
The α7 II includes advanced features that serious moviemakers demand.
Saves various adjusted parameters and settings as a profile.
S-Log2 gamma setting
Creates a 1,300% wider dynamic range. Perfect for post-production.
Time code / User bit
Record Run, Free Run and embedded time code during clean HDMI output.
Clean HDMI output
Transfer Full HD movie signals in real-time to an external monitor.
The refinement professionals demanded
Controls are refined for intuitive operation and immediate adjustment while viewing scenes through the viewfinder. It’s a whole new level of sophistication and control.
40% faster startup
The α7 II starts almost immediately after sliding the power switch on. So when fleeting opportunities arise, there is no stressful delay — just the response you need to capture the right moment.
Anti-dust system and coating
An anti-dust mechanism and anti-static coating on the surface of the optical filter help keep your photos blemish free.
Robust magnesium alloy body
The remarkably compact and lightweight body is solidly built to withstand the rigors of shooting in the field.
Faithful reproduction and impressive visibility contribute to stress-free, intuitive operation.
Robust lens mount
The body and lens mount are built strong to provide a solid foundation for mounting large, heavy lenses.
Everything feels right
Various refinements ensure a more secure grasp of the camera and more natural shooting with less camera shake.
For shooting flexibility
It tilts upward approx. 107 degrees and downward approx. 41 degrees to accommodate wide-ranging shooting angles.
Quick Navi Pro lets you confirm current camera settings at a glance and find options without searching through menus.
Front and rear dials
Front and rear dials allow swift adjustment of exposure and other parameters while viewing scenes through the viewfinder.
Shoot the way you like
The Fn (Function) button and button customization enable swifter access to your preferred features.
New possibilities at your command
Easy wireless image transfer
Connect the camera to a smartphone or tablet with one touch!
The exciting download service
Heighten photographic expression according to your own creative needs.
Enhanced grip and shutter button
The grip is refined in shape and height to support a more secure grasp of the camera even when a large lens is mounted. This also contributes to more confident operation of the shutter button and dials. Moreover, the shutter button has been reshaped and shifted forward to enable more natural shooting with less camera shake.
Robust lens mount
The strength and rigidity of the body and lens mount have been enhanced to provide an especially solid foundation for mounting large, heavy lenses such as super telephoto lenses and those preferred for movie shooting.
Full-frame expression without the bulk
The α7 II packs powerful moviemaking capabilities in extremely compact dimensions. You can create movies of breathtaking visual and sound quality with exquisite background blur, remarkably clear details, and the sensitivity to bring dark scenes to vibrant life. Features like Picture Profile and P/A/S/M modes further expand your creative options.
Stable viewfinder image
Monitor the stabilizing effects of camera shake compensation in the viewfinder or LCD screen while shooting still images by pressing the shutter button halfway or magnifying the image, and while shooting movies by entering movie mode. Even when using a telephoto or macro lens, you can fine-tune framing and focusing with stress-free stability.
The viewfinder offers impressive visibility that contributes to stress-free, intuitive operation. You can accurately monitor what will appear in your final images because it faithfully displays the effects of your various camera settings. Moreover, an advanced 3-lens optical system ensures rich tonal gradation and extremely high contrast.
Fine-tune the look of movies before shooting by adjusting gradation, color adjustment and detail. Adjusted parameters can be saved with other settings as a profile, and up to 7 profiles can be stored for later recall.
Convenient tiltable LCD screen
The LCD screen tilts upward approx. 107 degrees and downward approx. 41 degrees to accommodate wide-ranging shooting angles. This flexibility combines with compact mobility to greatly expand your shooting options. Viewing is also clear under direct sunlight thanks to WhiteMagic™ technology that nearly doubles the brightness of the display.
Meticulously crafted controls
Controls are refined for intuitive operation and immediate adjustment of parameters while viewing scenes through the viewfinder. The front and rear dials have been thoroughly refined and positioned with overall handling in mind to enable easier, more efficient turning. It’s a level of refinement that even surpasses that of other α7 series models.
Multi Frame NR (Noise Reduction)
This mode composites four shots to significantly suppress noise and raise sensitivity, letting you clearly capture dark scenes without a tripod or flash. Camera shake blur is also lowered while contrast and detail are raised.
Face Detection : On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
Smile Shutter™ technology : Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Camera Type : Interchangeable lens digital camera
Lens Compatibility : Sony E-mount lenses
Still Image Playback Options : Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 18.8x, M: 12.3x, S: 9.4x), Panorama (Standard): 25.6x, Panorama (Wide): 38.8x, Auto Review (10 / 5 / 2 sec, Off), Image orientation (Auto / Manual / Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Date / Still / MP4 / AVCHD / XAVC S), Forward / Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
Metering Sensitivity : EV -1 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Metering : 1200-zone evaluative metering
ISO : Still images: ISO 100-25600 equivalent (1/3 EV step), (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit) Movies: ISO 200-25600 equivalent (1/3 EV step) / AUTO (ISO 200-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Noise Reduction : Long exposure NR: On / Off , available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec. High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off
Creative Style : Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
Color Temperature : 2500 to 9900K & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15-steps, A7 to B7: 15-steps)
White Balance Mode : Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Underwater/ Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color filter (G7 to M7: 15-steps, A7 to B7: 15-steps) / Custom AWB micro adjustment: G7 to M7 (15-steps), A7 to B7 (15-steps) Bracketing: 3 frames, H/L selectable
Exposure Bracketing : Bracket: Cont. / Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3/5 frames selectable
AE Lock : Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)
Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 5,536 x 2,160 (12M) Vertical Std: 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Video Resolution : XAVC S Full HD - 1920 x 1080/60p@50Mbps Full HD - 1920 x 1080/30p@50Mbps Full HD - 1920 x 1080/24p@50Mbps *Class 10+ SDXC memory card is required for recording in XAVC S AVCHD™: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps
MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/30p@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/30p@3Mbps
Audio Format : XAVC S: LPCM 2ch. AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch., Dolby Digital Stereo Creator MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch.
Video Format : XAVC S / AVCHD™ format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
Color Space : Still: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Still Image Size 16:9 : 35mm full frame: L: 6000 x 3376 (20M) M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M) S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M) APS-C: L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M) M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M) S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
Still Image Size 3:2 : 35mm full frame: L: 6000 x 4000 (24M) M: 3936 x 2624 (10M) S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M) APS-C: L: 3936 x 2624 (10M) M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M) S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)
Still Image Mode : RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Media Type : Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 24.3 megapixels (approx.)
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