Sony India has announced the launch of its new flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, the Alpha 7R II. The Sony Alpha 7R II interchangeable lens camera features a back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor with a resolution of 42.4 effective megapixels and ISO up to 102400.
The Alpha 7R II also includes a 5-axis image stabilisation system borrowed from the Alpha 7 II , and has the ability to shoot and record 4K videos in multiple formats including Super 35mm (without pixel binning) and full-frame format. Sony claims the AF response in Alpha 7R II is up to 40 per cent faster than the original Alpha 7R, thanks to 399 focal plane phase detection AF points.
Sony says the sensor inside the Alpha 7R II combines gapless on-chip lens design and AR (anti-reflective) coating on the surface of the sensor’s glass seal to “dramatically improve light collection efficiency, resulting in high-sensitivity with low-noise performance and wide dynamic range (ISO 100-25600, expandable to 50-1024002).” The new Alpha 7R II features the BIONZ X image processing engine with no optical low pass filter on the camera.
Sony is also claiming 50 percent less vibration from shutter movements Alpha 7R II when compared to its predecessor, and a cycle durability of approximately 500,000 shots. The camera can also be set to silent shooting mode in order to shoot images quietly without any sensor vibration or movement.
The Sony Alpha 7R II comes with Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity options, and is compatible with Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile app available for Android and iOS, as well as Sony’s PlayMemories Camera Apps, which add a range of capabilities to the camera. For example, there is more creativity available now for time-lapse photography thanks to a new ‘Angle Shift add-on’ app that allows users to add pan, tilt and zoom to time-lapse images without any additional shooting equipment or PC software required.
The Alpha 7R II II is compatible with Sony’s line-up of Alpha-mount lenses, which, the company says, now totals 63 different models including 12 native FE full frame lenses.
The Sony Alpha 7R II is priced at Rs. 2,39,990 and it can be ordered through Alpha flagship stores and brand stores starting Tuesday. It comes with a free carry case (MII-SC5), free Micro-HDMI cable, free 64GB SDXC card, battery charger (BC-VW1), and two rechargeable batteries