Quick Specs on the Sony a7rII
Wondering What All the Fuss is About the Sony a7rII, Here’s Some Specs
Sony definitely exceeded what I was expecting to see in a revised a7r, but here are the specific features that I’m most excited about:
- 5-axis Steadyshot: Having the ability to use practically any lens with a stabilized camera body is huge. It’s easily one of my favorite features on my A7II and I’m happy to see it in this camera.
- Faster AF: The difference between the AF on the new A7RII vs the older version is night and day. The system has matured tremendously which should make a lot of pro shooters very happy.
- Internal 4k recording: This was one of the biggest surprises for me. Having the ability to shoot 4k with a full frame camera (the first of its kind) opens up a whole new world of possibilities. I’m definitely going to upgrade my workstation when this camera is released.
- A7II body design: One of the major reasons I upgraded from the original a7 was the new design on the A7II. The grip was better, and the shutter button and layout overall was vastly improved. The A7RII essentially has the same look and feel that should appeal to photographers who are transitioning from larger DSLR bodies.
- High ISO/MP combination: Unlike the upcoming Canon 5DS/R, the Sony A7RII makes no compromise when it comes to high megapixel and low light capabilities. The native ISO on the A7RII is 100-25600 compared to 100-6400 on the Canon. The A7RII is expandable up to 102400 which is pretty insane given all of the other features mentioned above. Oh, did I mention that it’s also nearly $700 less than its closest competitor, the Canon 5DSR? That, my friends, is a wrap for me.
Sony knocked it out of the park with this new release. It has everything for the aspiring professional photographer and videographer, all in one package that’s more affordable than a lesser-equipped Canon or Nikon. I’ll definitely be in line to pick this up as soon as it’s released.
Marc Weisberg is an award winning photographer and Sony Artist of Imagery based in Irvine, California. Specializing in Luxury Architecture & Real Estate Photography, Food + Wine Photography, and Weddings & Family Photography, he’s easy to work with and produces clean, crisp, and technically flawless images. Marc’s photography is published internationally in over a dozen books and magazines. You can contact Marc by phone at 949.494.5084…. or email.