Sony a7R II Specifications

SpecificationsSony a7R II
  Sony a7R II
Year Introduced2015
Total Pixels43.6
Sensor Size35.9 x 24.0mm
Pixel Dimensions7952 x 5304
Pixel Size4.50µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/7.2
Aspect Ratio3:2
Sensor Stabilization
Sensor CleaningCharge protection coating
Lens MountSony E-mount
Image ProcessorBIONZ X
TypeFast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Points35 mm full frame: 399 points (phase-detection AF)
APS-C: 357 points (phase-detection AF)/25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Working RangeEV -2 – 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
ModesAF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Point SelectionWide (399 points [phase-detection AF], 25 points [contrast-detection AF])/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L/Expand Flexible Spot/Lock-on AF (Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot [S/M/L]/Expand Flexible Spot)
Assist BeamAF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.98-9.8 ft / 0.3-3m)
Exposure Control  
Metering ModesMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering RangeEV -3 – 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Exposure Comp+/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3 EV [1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps])
AEBBracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments.
ISO SensitivityStill images: ISO 100–25600 (expandable to ISO 50–102400 for shooting still images), AUTO (ISO 100–6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100–25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100–6400 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Shutter Speed30 - 1/8000 sec, Bulb
WB SettingsAuto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 57 steps, A7 to B7: 29 steps) / Custom / Underwater
Custom WBYes, 3 settings can be registered
WB Bracketing3 frames, H/L selectable
TypeXGA OLED, 0.5 in (1.3 cm) electronic viewfinder (color)
CoverageApprox. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.78x
EyepointApprox. 23mm
Focusing Screen
InformationGraphic Display, Display All Info, No Display Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
DOF PreviewYes (via Setting Effect)
Eyepiece Shutter
TypeTilt type 2.95" (3.0-type) TFT drive, approx. 1,228,800 dots
CoverageApprox. 100%
Viewing AngleApprox.
Brightness AdjManual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Display OptionsGraphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode
Built-in GNN/A (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageN/A
Built-in Recycle TimeN/A
ModesOff, Auto, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction, Hi-speed sync, Wireless
Exposure Compensation+/- 3EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / Yes
External Flash CompSony α System Flash
External Flash ControlVia camera setting/ flash setting menu
Shooting ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
Picture StylesStandard/Vivid/Neutral/Clear/Deep/Light/Portrait/ Landscape/Sunset/Night Scene/Autumn leaves/Black & White/Sepia/Style Box
Image ProcessingPeripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, & Distortion Correction
Long exposure, High ISO & Multi Frame NR (Noise Reduction)
Drive ModesSingle shooting, Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (Continuous), Bracketing (Continuous, Single, White Balance, Dynamic Range Optimizer)
Continuous ShootingMax. approx. 5fps up to 23 frames RAW / 24 frames JPEG Extra Fine L
Shutter Lag20ms
Viewfinder BlackoutN/A
Live View  
TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
CoverageApprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
FocusingAF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Display OptionsGraphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format) (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecYes, RAW + various JPEG compression possible
Image Size3:2 Ratio: L: 7,952 x 5,304 (42M), M: 5,168 x 3,448 (18M), S: 3,984 x 2,656 (11M), APS-C L: 5,168 x 3,448 (18M), M: 3,984 x 2,656 (11M), S: 2,592 x 1,728 (4.5M)
16:9 Ratio: L: 7,952 x 4,472 (36M), M: 5,168 x 2,912 (15M), S: 3,984 x 2,240 (8.9M), APS-C L: 5,168 x 2,912 (15M), M: 3,984 x 2,240 (8.9M), S: 2,592 x 1,456 (3.8M)
Panorama: Wide: Horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 x 2160 (12M), Standard: Horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)
Movie TypeXAVC S:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Movie SizeNTSC: XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p/100 Mbps, 30p/60 Mbps, 24p/100 Mbps, 24p/60 Mbps), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50 Mbps, 30p/50 Mbps, 24p/50 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (120p/50 Mbps), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps/PS, 60i/24 Mbps/FX, 60i/17 Mbps/FH, 24p/24 Mbps/FX, 24p/17 Mbps/FH), MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps, 30p/16 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (30p/6 Mbps) [comparable PAL settings available]
Movie LengthMax duration approx. 29min
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi and NFC
Custom Functions43 Custom Functions
LCD Panel / IlluminationNo / No
Water & Dust ResistanceYes
Sound MemoNo
Orientation SensorYes
Playback ZoomYes (unspecified)
Display Formats(1) Single image with information (Customizable)
(2) Single image
(3) Index display (9/25 images)
Computer InterfaceHi-Speed USB (Micro USB connector)
Other InterfaceHDMI micro out, External Microphone In / Line In (Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack)
Memory TypeMemory Stick PRO HG-Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), SD/SDHC/SDXC
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Battery Pack NP-FW50
Battery LifeApprox. 290 shots (viewfinder)/approx. 340 shots (LCD screen)
Battery Indicator5 levels
Power SavingPower turns off after 10 sec, 1, 2, 5 or 30mins
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC-UUD11 AC Battery Charging Adapter, BC-VW1 AC Charger
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsMagnesium Alloy body covers
Shutter Durability Rating
Operating Environment0 – 40° C (32 – 104°F)
Dimensions Inches5.0 x 3.8 x 2.4" (126.9 × 95.7 x 60.3mm)
CIPA Weight22.0 oz (625g)
ViewfinderEyepiece Cup, FDA-A1AM Angle Finder
Camera Case
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt in
Compatible LensesSony E-Mount
Compatible FlashSony External Flash HVL-F60M, HVL-F43M, HVL-F32M, HVL-F20M
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RemoteSony Remote Control with Multi-terminal cable, Compatible infrared remote
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