Sony Unveils 42.4MP Alpha 7R II


Sony has launched a new digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the a7R II, which features the world’s first back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor, which enables users to capture high resolution photos of 42.4MP at up to ISO 1,02,400.

Kimio Maki, Senior General Manager of Digital imaging Business Group for Sony Corporation said, “By harmonising high resolution, sensitivity and speed, we are delivering a high-level full-frame imaging experience unlike anything else in market today, with Sony’s newly developed, world’s first back-illuminated 35mm full frame CMOS sensor.”

Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II

According to the company, with the help of 399 Phase Detection AF points and 25 Contrast Points, the new Alpha 7R II offers 40 percent faster autofocus response compared to its predecessor the Alpha 7R. Equipped with 5-axis image stabilisation, the shutter reduces vibration by 50 percent and boasts a lifespan of 5,00,000 shots. In addition, the Alpha 7R II features a newly refined XGA OLED Tru-Finder with 0.78x viewfinder magnification.

The camera can shoot and record 4K video in multiple formats, including Super 35mm and full-frame format, the first of its kind, claims the company.

Other features that support professional video workflow include Picture Profile, S-Log2 Gamma and S-Gamut, 120fps high frame rate movie shooting in HD (720p).

The 7R II comprises of a silent shooting mode, a rugged magnesium alloy build, a mode dial locking mechanism, WiFi and NFC connectivity.

Priced at USD 3200 (approx. Rs. 2,04,375), the camera will be available in August 2015. However, price and availability in India are yet to be announced by the company.

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