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Comparisons / Comparison of Sony Alpha ILCE-A7 II and Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R II

Comparison of Sony Alpha ILCE-A7 II and Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R II [S]ave

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Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R II
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General
ModelSony Alpha ILCE-A7R IISony Alpha ILCE-A7 II
BrandSonySony
Manufacturer urlhttps://www.sony.com/https://www.sony.com/
Model numberA7R IIA7 II
Alternate model number(s)
  • ilce-7rm2
  • ilce-7m2
Camera formatCompact System CameraCompact System Camera
Release year (year)20152014
Tripod mount++
Length (mm)127127
Width (mm)6060
Height (mm)9696
Weight (g)640930
Waterproof--
PredecessorSony A7RSony A7
SuccessorSony A7R IISony A7 II
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Sensor manufacturerSonySony
Effective megapixels (MP)42.4024.30
Sensor format35mm35mm
Sensor area (mm²)861.60855.62
Sensor width (mm)35.9035.80
Sensor height (mm)24.0023.90
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)4.515.97
Focal Length Multiplier (x)1.001.00
Aspect ratio3:23:2
Color filter typeRGBGRGBG
Anti aliasing filterNoneFixed
Self-cleaning++
Sensor shift image stabilization++
On-sensor phase detect++
Dxo sensor score9890
Dxo color depth score (bit)26.0024.90
Dxo dynamic range score (evs)13.9013.60
Dxo maximum effective iso score (iso)3,4342,449
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 12416 x 1856(23.0 mp other)
  • 2592 x 1456(3.8 mp 16:9)
  • 2592 x 1728(4.5 mp 3:2)
  • 3872 x 2160(8.4 mp other)
  • 3984 x 2240(8.9 mp 16:9)
  • 3984 x 2240(8.9 mp 16:9)
  • 3984 x 2656(10.6 mp 3:2)
  • 3984 x 2656(10.6 mp 3:2)
  • 5168 x 2912(15.0 mp other)
  • 5168 x 2912(15.0 mp other)
  • 5168 x 3448(17.8 mp 3:2)
  • 5168 x 3448(17.8 mp 3:2)
  • 5536 x 2160(12.0 mp other)
  • 7952 x 4472(35.6 mp 16:9)
  • 7952 x 5304(42.2 mp 3:2)
  • 8192 x 1856(15.2 mp other)
  • 12416 x 1856(23.0 mp other)
  • 1968 x 1112(2.2 mp other)
  • 1968 x 1312(2.6 mp 3:2)
  • 2160 x 3872(8.4 mp other)
  • 2160 x 5536(12.0 mp other)
  • 3008 x 1688(5.1 mp 16:9)
  • 3008 x 1688(5.1 mp 16:9)
  • 3008 x 2000(6.0 mp 3:2)
  • 3008 x 2000(6.0 mp 3:2)
  • 3936 x 2216(8.7 mp 16:9)
  • 3936 x 2216(8.7 mp 16:9)
  • 3936 x 2624(10.3 mp 3:2)
  • 3936 x 2624(10.3 mp 3:2)
  • 6000 x 3376(20.3 mp 16:9)
  • 6000 x 4000(24.0 mp 3:2)
  • 8192 x 1856(15.2 mp other)
Image file format
  • jpeg
  • raw (14-bit arw 2.3)
  • raw+jpeg
  • jpeg
  • raw (14-bit arw 2.3)
  • raw+jpeg
Continuous-mode (fps)5.005.00
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution
  • 1280x720
  • 1280x720
  • 1920x1080
  • 3840x2160
  • 1440x1080
  • 1920x1080
  • 640x480
Movie max framerate (fps)12060
Image Storage
Movie file formatXAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereoXAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Stereo Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Composite video out--
Hd video out++
Hd video connectionHDMIHDMI
Lens and Optics
Lens mountSony ESony E
Lens-Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS SEL2870
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)-28.00 - 70.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)-28.00 - 70.00
Zoom ratio (x)-2.50
Aperture range (f)-0.18 - 0.29
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)-40
Filter thread (mm)-55
Optical image stabilization-+
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 2
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus typeFast Hybrid AF with 399 focal plane phase detect points and 25 contrast detect AF pointsFast Hybrid AF (Phase-detect + Contrast-detect AF): 117 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Auto focus assist light++
Manual focus++
Viewfinder
ViewfinderEVF / LCDEVF / LCD
Viewfinder typeEVF: 1.3cm (0.5-inch) 2.4M-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopterEVF: 0.5-inch (1.30cm) 2.4M-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.71x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter
Focus peaking++
Evf resolution (dots)2,359,2962,359,296
Viewfinder magnification (35mm equivalent) (x)0.780.71
Viewfinder magnification (nominal/claimed) (x)0.780.71
Display
Eye-level viewfinder++
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)3.003.00
Rear display resolution (dots)1,228,8001,228,800
Touchscreen--
Articulating screen++
Tilt swivel screen--
Selfie screen--
Max playback zoom (x)2418
Top deck display--
Exposure
Maximum iso (native)25,60025,600
Minimum iso (native)100100
Iso settingsAUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), ISO 100 - 25600, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400Auto (100-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600; Low extention to ISO 50; up to 51200 in MFNR mode
Auto iso mode++
White balance settings
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • color temp./ filter (2500-9900k with 15-step magenta/green compensation)
  • custom
  • daylight
  • flash
  • fluorescent (4 settings)
  • incandescent
  • shade
  • underwater
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • color temp./ filter (2500-9900k with 15-step magenta/green compensation)
  • custom
  • daylight
  • flash
  • fluorescent (4 settings)
  • incandescent
  • shade
  • underwater
Shutter speed range (s)1/8000 - 301/8000 - 30
Bulb mode++
Exposure compensation+/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modes1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program auto exposure++
Aperture priority++
Shutter priority++
Full manual exposure++
Creative exposure modesScene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion BlurScene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Self timer (s)
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 10
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 10
High resolution composite--
Flash
Built-in flash--
Flash modes
  • auto flash
  • fill-flash
  • flash off
  • hi-speed sync
  • rear sync.
  • red-eye reduction: on/off
  • slow sync.
  • wireless
  • auto flash
  • fill-flash
  • flash off
  • hi-speed sync
  • rear sync.
  • red-eye reduction: on/off
  • slow sync.
  • wireless
Max flash sync (s)1/2501/250
Flash exposure compensation+/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External flash connectionMulti Interface Hot ShoeMulti Interface Hot shoe
Built-in wireless flash control--
Usable memory types
  • ms pro duo
  • sd
  • sdhc
  • sdx
  • ms pro duo
  • sd
  • sdhc
  • sdx
Uhs supportUHS-IUHS-I
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support++
Uncompressed format
  • raw (14-bit arw 2.3)
  • raw+jpeg
  • raw (14-bit arw 2.3)
  • raw+jpeg
Connectivity
Built-in wi-fi++
NFC++
Bluetooth--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack++
Headphone jack++
External connections
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • wifi
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • wifi
Pictbridge compliant--
Dpof compliant++
Remote control++
Remote control type
  • optional via rm-vpr1
  • usb or wi-fi
  • optional via rm-vpr1
  • usb or wi-fi
Connections (extended)
  • 4k still image playback
  • microphone and headphone jacks
  • multi-terminal micro usb (with remote support)
  • phototv hd
  • type-d micro hdmi with bravia sync
  • 3.5mm microphone and 3.5mm headphone jacks
  • multi-terminal micro usb (with remote support)
  • type-d micro hdmi
Performance Timing
Max cycle time for jpeg shooting (s/frame)1.020.74
Max cycle time for raw plus jpeg shooting (s/frame)0.990.79
Camera penalizes early shutter press--
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)5.005.00
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)2352
Raw shooting speed in burst mode (fps)5.005.00
Buffer size for raw shooting in burst mode (frames)2328
Raw plus jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (fps)5.005.00
Buffer size for raw plus jpeg shooting in burst mode (frames)2224
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)0.210.22
Shutter lag (manual focus) (s)0.110.15
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.020.05
Shutter lag (notes)-Full AF lag with electronic first curtain disabled (enabled is the default) = 0.359 second
Startup time (s)1.501.70
Play -> record time (s)0.901.00
Power
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)340350
Battery life, still (cipa rating ovf/evf) (shots)290270
Battery form factorProprietaryProprietary
Usable battery types
  • np-fw50 lithium-ion rechargeable
  • np-fw50 lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries included2 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)++
Dedicated battery charger included+-
Internal charging supported++
Software
Included software
  • capture one express (for sony) free download
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Miscellaneous
Notes and featuresNew 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor, no OLPF, ISO expandable to 50-102400In-body 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization (up to 4.5 stops of corrections), White Magic tilting LCD (170 degrees up



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