Sony α7R II – camera with very professional functions and corresponding price

Sony α7R II camera
Sony α7R II camera

Sony released new professional camera Sony α7R II. It has built in CMOS back lit sensor with full-frame 35 mm size and 40.2 MP effective resolution; its image processor is BIONZ X; and interchangeable lens are attached to it via Sony E-mount. 5-axis image stabilization is performed by sensor shifting. Camera supports ISO 50 – 102400 sensitivity levels; and photos shooting in 7952 x 5304 pixels maximal resolution with saving in JPEG and RAW ( with 14 bits per channel of color depth; it is worth to note, that camera supports only lossy compression in RAW saving mode ) formats. It supports following videos recording modes : 4K 3840 x 2160 30p/25p/24p, Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p/30p/25p/24p and HD 1280 x 720 120p/100p/30p/25p/24p, with saving in XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant or MP4 with MPEG-4 AVC or H.264 image encoding and Dolby Digital ( AC-3 ) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch or LPCM 2ch sound formats. Camera supports manual setting of exposure and focus parameters, which allow to use it for astro photo. Its main TFT LCD display has 2.95-inch size and 1.2288M dots resolution; its XGA OLED viewfinder with 0.51-inch size has 2.359M dots resolution. Camera supports only one flash memory cards slot of following standards : Memory Stick, SD, SDHC ( UHS-I ), SDXC ( UHS-I ), micro SD, micro SDHC and micro SDXC; it can establish Wi-Fi and NFC wireless connections for photos and data transmitting and remote control of camera from smartphone; and has USB ( for data sending and battery recharging ), HDMI micro Type-D ( for pictures and videos viewing on screens of TV or monitor ), and two 3.5 mm mini-jack ( for external microphone and headphones ) connectors. Package contains : Sony α7R II camera itself without objective lens, Li-ion battery ( one charge of which is enough for making of 290 photos ), recharger, AC power cable and adapter, USB cable, strap on hand, user’s guide and different caps and coverings for camera. It is worth to note, that professional cameras of other manufacturers, for example, Nikon, Canon, Olympus and others, cost much less ( manufacturer suggested retail price at the beginning of Autumn of 2015 year for Sony α7R II is 3.2K USD ) and interchangeable lens of these manufacturers usually cost much less.

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