SONY has rejuvenated its flagship A7R Compact System Camera (CSC) with the Sony A7R Mk II. Its upgrades are enormous, quite literally. Its 42.4Mp full-frame sensor is considered the most highly detailed of any mirror-less camera. Its resolution is almost on par with Canon’s gargantuan 50.2Mp 5DS and 5DS R DSLRs which were released previously this year. New razor-sharp sensor apart, the Sony A7R Mk II has an extraordinary set of upgrades. Speed is an area which has seen much refinement. There are 399 phase-detection AF points which cover 45% of the image area, and this is thought to make the Fast Hybrid AF performance 40% quicker. Although its files contain 6Mpmore data than the Mk I, a new Bionz X processor permits the brand new model to shoot 25% faster with a maximum rush rate of 5fps.
Along with Full HD movies, the Sony A7R Mk II can shoot in 4Kwith a quality of 3840×2160. 4K can be recorded using the full sensor, but you can also shoot in the digital camera’s Super 35mm mode which crops the image. The body is produced from a rugged magnesium alloy and the mount is toughened up to support big, hefty optics. In addition to the refined Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), the A7R features a tilt-able LCD on the rear. The screen sees a resolution increase of 33%. Now sitting at 1,228.8k-dots, it should be sharp enough to shave with!
The full-frame chip is stabilized on five axes and this system promises sharp shots at slow shutter speeds as well as smoother video clip tracks. The ISO ranges from 100- 25,600 but can be expanded to a large 102,400 for low-light shooting.