Sony A7RII Mirrorless Change The Way of Shootings!
A worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, Sony Electronics has announced their new flagship a Sony α7RII Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera 42.4MP, the Sony A7RII Mirrorless (model ILCE-7RM2).
The new Sony A7RII Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera features the world’s first back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor, which realizes high resolution (42.4 MP approx. effective megapixels), high sensitivity (expandable up to ISO 102400) and high speed AF response (399 AF points) up to 40% faster with BIONZ XTMimage processing engine. Resolution meets sensitivity 42.4MP up to ISO 102,400 / 4K up to 25,600, Durable, reliable and ergonomically enhanced for professional use.
Sony a7Rii’s first ever developed Exmor R Back-illuminated structure (BSI) enhances light collection efficiency of this new 42.4-megapixel CMOS sensor. It moves the circuitry to the back of the sensor which allows the photo diodes to sit closer to the gapless OCL. Moving circuitry to the back coupled with quick-transmission copper wiring outputs data 3.5 times faster, while moving the heat away from the photo diode to minimizing image noise to reveal fine details in every picture. Photographers who shoot extreme long exposure photography.
No surprise here, as expected Sony a7RII adds 5-Axis Sensor-Shift Stabilization. With 5-Axis Sensor-Shift Stabilization – any lens you own – even lenses that could never have it before such as Leica and other legacy glass – can now be image stabilized on a7RII’s full frame sensor both for still and video. Sony a7Rii optimized 4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning.
Anyone looking to color grade their footage in post will appreciate the fact S-Log2 Gamma Picture Profile is included for the widest possible color gamut that allows you to capture detail both in the shadows and brightest highlights. Sony a7RII allows you to shoot Full HD or 4K using ether the full edge-to-edge width of the full-frame sensor or Super 35 crop mode. Super 35 down-samples from 15mp to 4K for improved video quality and virtually eliminates the “Jello Effect” that can occur when shooting movies with DSLRs.
There is 2.4-million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder w/ ZEISS T* coating, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC w/ camera apps, Fast focal plane phase-detection AF realized with A-mount lenses. As of June 2015 based on Sony research, the EVF gets an update too with a new best-in-class 0.78x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1) Tru-Finder that delivers a larger view than any cameras in the category. 1.0x magnification would be actual size of a 35mm frame. Zeiss T* coating have been added to an additional element for a sharper view especially at the edges – at least for eyeglass wearers.
According to Sony internal testing, with the electronic front curtain shutter activated. The Sony A7RII Mirrorless shutter was indeed dampened. Not only is it quieter with less vibration, but the dampening is also expected to double the life of the shutter.
Sony a7RII Silent Shooting was possible because data streams off the a7RII Back-Illuminated Sensor 3.5 times faster than previous Sony sensors. Silent Shooting is great for golf and tennis photographers and anyone shooting on a film set or in a courtroom. But portrait photographer may not like this feature, the audible click of a shutter – even a quiet one – is very helpful feedback to the person in front of your lens.
HDR shooters will LOVE, to do more in different Bracketing Modes… this! Also possible to shoot bracketed exposures WITH SELF-TIMER!!!
Many photo shooter concern with both megapixels & better high ISO performance. Now it’s over! It turns out Sony decided to split the difference with a 42.4 megapixel sensor essentially splitting the difference between 36 and 50.
Sony Senior GM for Digital Imaging Kimio Maki explained 42.4 mp struck the perfect balance between resolution and sensitivity. Like the original a7R, a7RII has no anti-aliasing filter. It can deliver the finest detail AND ISO range expanded for better performance at high ISOs.
Unlike previous a7-series cameras that each have particular strengths or features, the flagship of sony a7RII does everything well. Unless you need to shoot in near darkness where Sony A7S still has an edge at extreme ISOs, the a7RII would be great choice for everything you shoot.