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Sony A7RII Review, Specs And Sample Images

Check out the Sony A7RII Review, Specs And Sample Images.
The Sony A7RII was announced few months ago in June and has started shipping worldwide now in August 2015. The product’s is already a hit among Sony professionals, even though shipments have just started. You can download a RAW file here and see yourself. Its a game changing camera with amazing performance. It never overheated which was a problem in a few of previous models.

 

With the release of the a7R II, Sony has vastly expanded the level of button configuration and virtually every physical control on the camera has some level of customization. The new EVF magnification is amazing and at .78 it is the largest magnification of any modern camera, DSLR or mirrorless (for Nikon D810 it is  .70) which results in a large comfortable view without any pressure on the eyes.

There are 399 on-sensor phase detect points which improves the tracking and aids to already fast autofocus speed on the Sony a7 II. One of the big features of the new camera is its compatibility to Canon EF lenses. Off-course, you will need adapters but that a huge encouraging news for those who have Canon lenses.

Sony ILCE-7RM2 50mm F2 via: flickr.com/photos/sacharules/20463543300/
Sony ILCE-7RM2   50mm F2  ~ Shot with the Sony a7rii and Zeiss 50mm Makro-Planar f2 ~ via: flickr/sacharules/20463543300/

Sony A7RII Features:

  • 24.3MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF and 5 fps Burst
  • Full HD XAVC S Video and S-Log2 Gamma
  • 3.0″ 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • XGA 2.36M-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Weather-Resistant Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Refined Grip & Robust Lens Mount
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

 

Sony ILCE-7RM2 at ISO 5000 ~ flickr/dannynguyen_/19793240963/
Sony ILCE-7RM2 at ISO 5000 ~ flickr/dannynguyen_/19793240963/

Eye AF
I just configured Eye AF yesterday and am loving it. For the uninitiated, Eye AF is essentially AF that tracks your subject’s eyes. You need to have the camera in C-AF mode and assign the Eye AF feature to one of your buttons – I used the center dial button. Press and hold that button to AF and the camera will magically focus on your subject’s eyes. I tested it in a dark hallway at f/1.8 3200 ISO 1/125 and it worked well. My subject was backlit slightly and his eyes were shadowed so I am very impressed. In normal light it tracks really fast! ~ via Chad Wadsworth

Sony A7RII with 70-200mm G @ ISO 12,800 via:luminous-landscape
Sony A7RII with 70-200mm G @ ISO 12,800  ~ via:luminous-landscape
Sony ILCE-7RM2 with Canon 100mm F2.8 G SSM OSS ~ via: flickr/aus_pics/20693341516
Sony ILCE-7RM2 at ISO 2000 with Canon 100mm F2.8 G SSM OSS ~ via: flickr/aus_pics/20693341516

Luminous Landscape’s Publisher Kevin Raber & Founder Michael Reichmann took a look at the new SONY A7R ll in this hands on video. Sony’s latest Alpha camera is a winner for them! Check out the full review here:

Overall this camera will ask some serious questions to the bulky full formats. Did you order your Sony A7Rii ?

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