Lens System Software (Firmware)
Version 02. 25/05/2017
New handheld freedom
Now you can fully express your vision with full-frame quality and cutting-edge camera shake compensation compatible with wide-ranging lenses.
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- Full-frame camera with 5-axis image stabilisation
- Fast and effective, enhanced Fast Hybrid AF
- 24.3 MP 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor
S-Log2 gamma setting
This proprietary Sony gamma setting, featured in professional camcorders, creates a 1,300% wider dynamic range for smooth expression of gradation with reduced whiteout and blackout. Through colour grading in post-production, you can make the most of the low-noise image and super-rich detail to achieve various types of image expression.
Time code / User bit
This function provides a "Record Run" setting that only advances the time code while recording, a "Free Run" setting that advances the time code whether recording or not, a drop frame method and a non-drop frame method. The a7 II can also output an embedded time code when the clean HDMI output setting is in use.
5-axis image stabilization
The a7 II dramatically expands your range of expression by compensating for five types of camera shake during handheld shooting of still images and movies. The highly effective 4.5-step compensation lets you confidently zoom in faraway subjects, snap detailed close-ups, capture night scenes and more - all with minimal camera shake blur.
Compatibility with wide-ranging mountable lenses
New 5-axis image stabilization lets you enjoy unparalleled handheld shooting freedom with more of your favorite mountable lenses. The short flange-back distance in the E-mount a7 II contributes to broad lens compatibility.
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.
Anti-dust system and coating
To keep your photos blemish free, a special anti-static coating on the surface of the optical filter suppresses the attachment of both dry and moist dust particles when changing lenses. An anti-dust mechanism also vibrates at high speed when you select Cleaning Mode to remove any particles adhering to the filter.
One-touch remote and one-touch sharing
One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC enable Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.
PlayMemories Camera Apps www.sony.net/pmca
The exciting new application download service, PlayMemories Camera Apps, lets you add new functions to your camera's existing feature-set to heighten photographic expression according to your own creative needs.
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.
Clean HDMI output
An HDMI terminal makes it easy to transfer Full HD movie signals in real-time to an external monitor for accurate, large-screen viewing and listening. This feature supports uncompressed movie recording on external recording equipment and lets you output uncompressed movies with the shooting info display function off.
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 a7 series models.
Fine-tune the look of movies before shooting by adjusting gradation, colour 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.
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.
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.
Automatic optimization for every a lens
Confidently use your favorite E-mount and A-mount lenses, knowing the a7 II will analyze information from the lens to optimize depiction performance and 5-axis image stabilization for the particular lens you mount. When using E-mount lenses with optical stabilization (OSS), the a7 II combines the best of in-lens and in-camera image stabilization.
High-performance Fast Hybrid AF
The newly enhanced Fast Hybrid AF system delivers extremely high-speed response, highly accurate prediction and wide area coverage for autofocusing and tracking you can always depend on. It's remarkably fast for a full-frame camera AF system (30% faster than the a7) and accurately predicts subject movement so you can steadfastly track your subject.
Focal plane phase-detection AF with A-mount lenses
The a7 II offers focal plane phase-detection AF even when an A-mountlens is mounted via LAEA3(LA-EA1) mount adaptor. So you can take advantage of the wide AFcoverage , high-speed response, high tracking capability and high optical performance of Amount lenses.
35mm full-frame 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor
The image sensor delivers beautiful images from corner to corner and stunning 24.3-megapixel resolution. You'll enjoy low noise, an extremely wide dynamic range, and amazingly rich and subtle gradations. Moreover, innovations that could only be achieved by Sony reproduce details more faithfully so that every scene looks incredibly real.
BIONZ X image processing engine
BIONZ X faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye, via extra high-speed processing capabilities. Together with front-end Large Scale Integration that accelerates processing, it enables more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations and lower noise when shooting still images and movies.
High-contrast, high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder
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.
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.
Lock-on AF tracking
It's easy to keep moving subjects in focus with enhanced Lock-on AF, which analyzes even more information from the scene to ensure usage of the optimal AF point for smooth, stable autofocusing. Its ability to detect and track moving subjects has now been significantly improved, thanks to Sony's advanced proprietary image analysis technology.
Detail reproduction technology and diffraction-reducing technology
Detail reproduction technology depicts details more faithfully with a more natural sense of dimension, while diffraction-reducing technology suppresses the effects of diffraction to faithfully reproduce fine details even when shooting at small aperture settings.
Area-specific noise reduction
Area-specific noise reduction selectively divides the image into areas based on patterns (such as edges, textures and flat areas like blue skies), then applies the most appropriate noise reduction for each area to markedly reduce noise and achieve a new level of clarity.
Supported in Capture One Express (for Sony)
Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world's best RAW converters, rendering precise colours and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution. * Please direct all inquiries on purchase, usage and support on Capture One solutions to Phase One.
5fps AF/AE shooting with accurate tracking
When your subject is moving fast, you can beautifully capture the decisive moment with sharp, well-exposed results via 5fps continuous AF/AE shooting. A dramatically improved algorithm accurately predicts subject movement so you can steadfastly track the subject even when shooting continuously.
Pro-quality XAVC S format
For extremely high image quality and minimal noise, record movies in the high-bit-rate XAVC S format, which was developed based on the professional XAVC 4K/HD format. It enables Full HD (1920 x 1080) image recording at 50Mbps (60p/50p, 30p/25p, 24p) and employs linear PCM sound for high-quality sound recording.
Full-frame expression without the bulk
The a7 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.
Easy button customization
Button customization empowers you to shoot just the way you like, with frequently used functions assigned to the customizable buttons of your choice. You can easily assign any of 56 functions to any of 10 buttons to enjoy speedier, more intuitive operation and maximum convenience.
Robust magnesium alloy body
The remarkably compact and lightweight body is solidly built to withstand the rigors of shooting in the field. It's the ideal blend of light weight, solid reliability and steady handling, thanks to a top cover, front cover and internal structure constructed of rigid magnesium alloy.
Supports 14-bit uncompressed RAW format
New compatibility with 14-bit uncompressed RAW format lets you choose the optimal format for your needs. The camera thereby ensures supreme quality of tonal gradation to maximise the benefit of the image sensor's wide dynamic range.
- Lens Compatibility E-mount
- Lens Mount E-mount
- ISO Sensitivity ISO 50-25600
- Sensor 35 mm full frame (35.8 x 23.9mm) Exmor CMOS sensor
- Image Sensor Aspect Ratio 3:2
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
- Number Of Pixels (Effective) 24.3 MP
- Number of Pixels (total) 24.7MP
- Sensor Type 35 mm
- Shutter Speed Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb\nMovies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
- Total Number of Dots 1,228,800 dots
- Peaking MF Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
- Focus Magnifier 35mm full frame: 5.9x, 11.7x, APS-C: 3.8x, 7.7x
- Brightness Control (LCD) Manual ( 5 steps between -2 and +2 ), Sunny Weather mode
- Screen Type 3.0 inches (7.5 cm) TFT LCD
- Speaker Built-in, monaural
- Microphone Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M / XLR-K1M (sold separately)
- Custom Function Type Custom key settings\nProgrammable Setting
- Drive Modes Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 sec. delay\n 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
- Continues Shooting 5 fps (in High Continuous Shooting)
- Metering Type 1200-zone evaluative metering
- Metering Sensor Exmor\ CMOS sensor\
- Metering Sensitivity EV -1 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
- Metering Mode Multi-segment, Center-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
- Auto (AE) Bracketing 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)
- Flash Modes Off\nAutoflash\nFill-flash\nSlow Sync.\nRear Sync.\nRed-eye reduction (on/off selectable)\nWireless\nHi-speed sync.
- Flash Control (with optional external flash) Pre-flash TTL
- Flash Compensation +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
- FE Level Lock YES
- External Flash Compatibility Sony a System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
- Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
- Focus Sensor Exmor\ CMOS sensor\
- Focus Sensitivity Range EV-1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
- Focus Point 35mm full frame: 117 points (phase-detection AF)\nAPS-C: 99 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (conotrast-detection AF)
- Focus Area Wide (117 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-detection AF))\nZone\nCenter\nFlexible Spot (S/M/L)\nLock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L))
- AF Mode Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
- AF Illuminator range Approx. 0.3m - Approx. 3.0m (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)
- AF Illuminator Yes (with Built-in LED type)
- PC Interface Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
- Others Microphone terminal (3.5mm Stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (3.5mm Stereo minijack), Vertical Grip Connector
- NFC™ YES
- Multi Interface Shoe Yes
- Interfaces Multi/Micro USB TerminalMulti Interface ShoeMicrophone minijackHeadphone minijackVertical Grip Connector
- HD Output HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback
- Noise Reduction Long exposure\nHigh ISO NR
- Multi Frame NR Auto/ISO 100 to 51200
- 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: 15 steps, A7 to B7: 15 steps), Custom, Underwater
- AWB Micro Adjustment G7 to M7 (15 steps), A7 to B7 (15 steps)
- Playback Modes Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning)\n9/25-frame index view\nEnlarged display mode (L: 18.8x, M: 12.3x, S: 9.4x, Panorama (Standard): 25.6x, Panorama (Wide): 38.8x)\nAuto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off)\nImage orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable)\nSlideshow\nPanorama scrolling\nFolder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/XAVC S)\nForward/Rewind (movie)\nDelete\nProtect
Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images)
- Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images) Up to 350 shots
- Supplied Battery NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
- External Power AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (optional)
- Battery Life (CIPA, Movies) Actual: Approx. 60 min. with viewfinder, approx. 65 min. with LCD screen (CIPA standard)\nContinuous: Approx. 100 min. with viewfinder, approx. 100 min. with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
- Compatible Standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
- Video Compression XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264\nAVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264\nMP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
- Recording Format (Movie) AVCHD 2.0 / MP4 / XAVC S (up to 1920 x 1080/60p 50Mbps)
- Movie Functions Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Dual Video Rec, Auto Slow Shutter, Record Control
- Audio Recording Format AVCHD / MP4 / XAVC S
Recording (still images)
- RAW Output 14 bit
- Picture Effect Posterization (Colour)\nPosterization (B/W)\nPop Colour\nRetro Photo\nPartial Colour (R/G/B/Y)\nHigh Contrast Monochrome\nToy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta)\nSoft High-key
- Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)\nStandard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
- Image Size (pixels), 3:2 35mm full frame L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)\nAPS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)
- Image Size (pixels), 16:9 35mm full frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)\nAPS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
- Image Quality Modes RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
- Dynamic Range Functions Off\nDynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5))\nAuto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
- Creative Style Standard\nVivid\nNeutral\nClear\nDeep\nLight\nPortrait\nLandscape\nSunset\nNight Scene\nAutumn Leaves\nBlack & White\nSepia\nStyle Box
- Lens Compensation Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
- Face Detection On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
- Digital zoom (Still Image) 35mm full frame: up to 8x\nAPS-C: up to 8x
- Digital zoom (Movie) 35mm full frame: Approx 4x. APS-C: Approx 4x.
- Clear Image Zoom Still / Movie: Approx. 2x
- Compatible Recording Media 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)
- Number of Dots 2 359 296 dots
- Magnification Approx. 0.71 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m)
- Field Coverage 100%
- Eye Point Approx. 27mm from the eyepiece lens, 22mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m<sup>-1</sup>(CIPA standard)
- Dioptre Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0m
- Brightness Control (Viewfinder) Auto / Manual ( 5 steps between -2 and +2 )
- Viewfinder Type 0.5\-type electronic viewfinder (colour)
- Wireless and Network Capabilities Wi-FiNFC One-touch functionalityDownloadable Camera Apps
Size and Weight
- Carton Width (cm) 15.00
- Carton Height (cm) 24.00
- Carton Weight (kg) 3.00
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