Eliminate shaky photos with the 5-axis image stabilization - the world's first*1 full-frame camera with such capabilities
The high performance fast hybrid autofocus allows for rapid, accurate subject tracking, making for a smoother photographic experience
The 24.3-megapixel*2 35mm full-frame Exmor™ CMOS sensor delivers incredible high-resolution images, with superb sensitivity even in low light conditions
The BIONZ X™ image processing engine delivers stunning detail reproduction and minimises noise for clear, precise shooting
Professional video features such as XAVC-S*3 recording and excellent audio capabilities make quality movie making possible
Experience enhanced connectivity with the NFC and Wifi capabilities, as well as Sony's PlayMemories Camera Applications*4
*1 Among 35 mm full-frame interchangeable-lens cameras, according to Sony research as of November 2014.
*2 Approximate effective megapixels
*3 XAVC-S recording requires an SDXC memory card rated at Class 10 or higher.
*4 Requires a valid Sony Entertainment Network account. Some apps require a fee. Availability of PlayMemories Camera Apps and each app varies according to country or region.
World’s first 5-axis in-body image stabilization in a full-frame camera
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.
Use your favorite lenses with minimized blur from camera shake
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.
Full-frame, 24.3MP resolution
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.
Fast hybrid AF with phase-detection - 30% faster than a7
This fast hybrid autofocus system utilizes 117 phase-detection points and 25 contrast-detection points. Updated from the a7, this new autofocus algorithm improves subject-tracking performance and focusing speed by approximately 30%.
Utilizes Sony’s E-mount lens system
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.
High contrast, 2.4-million dot OLED EVF for eye-level framing
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.
Record Full HD in XAVC S format up to 50Mb/s
The a7II 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 a7II 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, which best matches video captured on Super 35 cameras.
3 LCD screen tilts up and down for easy high and low-angle framing
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.
Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi®/NFC
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, a7II 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.
Tether your camera to a PC for Remote Camera Control
Remote Camera Control allows you to control your a7II from your PC and transfer files using a USB cable. Feature control has also been updated to include video capture control