Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
SKU # son.ilce7m2/b
Sony Alpha a7 II
5 axis in-body stabilization
High contrast 2.4-million dot OLED EVF for eye-level framing
ɑ7 II Full Frame ILC Body Only (No Lens Included)
The α7 II is the world's first1 full-frame camera with 5-axis image stabilization and provides camera shake compensation for wide-ranging mountable lenses. Compact and refined for intuitive operation, it offers enhanced Fast Hybrid AF that delivers lightning-fast focusing, super-wide coverage, and exceptionally effective tracking of fast-moving subjects.
5-axis image stabilization
The α7 II dramatically expands your range of expression by compensating for five types of camera shake during handheld shooting of still images and movies. The highly effective 4.5-step2 compensation lets you confidently zoom in on faraway subjects, snap detailed close-ups, capture night scenes and more-all with minimal camera shake blur.
New 5-axis image stabilization lets you enjoy unparalleled handheld shooting freedom with more of your favorite mountable lenses. The short flange-back distance in the E-mount α7 II contributes to broad lens compatibility.
Automatic optimization for every α lens
Confidently use your favorite E-mount and A-mount lenses, knowing the α7 II analyzes information from the lens to optimize depiction performance and 5-axis image stabilization for the particular lens you mount. When using E-mount lenses with optical stabilization (OSS), the α7 II combines the best of in-lens and in-camera image stabilization.
High-performance Fast Hybrid AF
The newly enhanced Fast Hybrid AF system delivers extremely high-speed response, highly accurate prediction, and wide area coverage for autofocusing and tracking you can always depend on. It's remarkably fast for a full-frame camera AF system (30% faster than the α7) and accurately predicts subject movement so you can steadfastly track your subject.
Focal plane phase-detection AF with A-mount lenses4
The α7 II offers focal plane phase-detection AF even when an A-mount lens is mounted5 via LAEA3(LA-EA16) mount adapter. So you can take advantage of the wide AF coverage, high-speed response, high tracking capability and high optical performance of A-mount lenses.
The image sensor delivers beautiful images from corner to corner, with stunning 24.3 MP resolution. Enjoy low noise, extremely wide dynamic range, and amazingly rich and subtle gradations. Innovations that only Sony could achieve reproduce details more faithfully so that every scene looks incredibly real.
BIONZ X™ image processing engine
BIONZ X™ faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye, thanks to its extra high-speed processing capabilities. Together with front-end Large Scale Integration that accelerates processing, it renders more natural details, more realistic images, and richer tonal gradations, and produces less noise when shooting still images and movies.
New compatibility with 14-bit uncompressed RAW format lets you choose the optimal format for your needs. The camera thereby ensures supreme quality of tonal gradation to maximize the benefit of the image sensor's wide dynamic range.
Robust magnesium alloy body
The remarkably compact and lightweight body is solidly built to withstand the rigors of shooting in the field. It's the ideal blend of light weight, solid reliability, and steady handling, thanks to a top cover, front cover, and internal structure constructed of rigid magnesium alloy.
Robust lens mount
The strength and rigidity of the body and lens mount were enhanced to provide an especially solid foundation for mounting large, heavy lenses, such as super telephoto lenses and those preferred for movie shooting.
Enhanced grip and shutter button
The refined shape and height of the grip gives you a more secure grasp of the camera even when a large lens is mounted. This also contributes to more confident operation of the shutter button and dials. Moreover, the shutter button was reshaped and shifted forward for more natural shooting with less camera shake.
Full-frame expression without the bulk
The α7 II packs powerful moviemaking capabilities in extremely compact dimensions. You can create movies of breathtaking visual and sound quality with exquisite background blur, remarkably clear details, and sensitivity that brings dark scenes to vibrant life. Features like Picture Profile and P/A/S/M modes further expand your creative options.
The viewfinder offers impressive visibility that contributes to stress-free, intuitive operation. You can accurately monitor what will appear in your final images because it faithfully displays the effects of your various camera settings. Moreover, an advanced three-lens optical system offers rich tonal gradation and extremely high contrast.
Stable viewfinder image
Monitor the stabilizing effects of camera shake compensation in the viewfinder or LCD screen while shooting still images by pressing the shutter button halfway or magnifying the image, and while shooting movies by entering movie mode. Even when using a telephoto or macro lens, you can fine-tune framing and focusing with stress-free stability.
Lock-on AF tracking
It's easy to keep moving subjects in focus with enhanced Lock-on AF, which analyzes even more information from the scene to ensure usage of the optimal AF point for smooth, stable autofocusing. Its ability to detect and track moving subjects is significantly improved, thanks to Sony's advanced proprietary image analysis technology.
Detail reproduction and diffraction-reducing technologies
Detail reproduction technology depicts details more faithfully with a more natural sense of dimension, while diffraction-reducing technology suppresses the effects of diffraction to faithfully reproduce fine details even when shooting at small aperture settings.
Area-specific noise reduction
Area-specific noise reduction selectively divides the image into areas based on patterns (such as edges, textures, and flat areas like blue skies), then applies the most appropriate noise reduction to each area to markedly reduce noise and achieve a new level of clarity.
Fine-tune the look of movies before shooting by adjusting gradation, color adjustment, and detail. Adjusted parameters can be saved with other settings as a profile, and up to seven profiles can be stored for later recall.
S-Log2 gamma setting
This proprietary Sony gamma setting, featured in professional camcorders, creates a 1,300% wider dynamic range for smooth expression of gradation with reduced whiteout and blackout. Through color grading in postproduction, you can make the most of the low-noise image and super-rich detail to achieve various types of image expression.
Time code / User bit
This function provides a Record Run setting that only advances the timecode while recording, a Free Run setting that advances the timecode whether recording or not, a drop frame method, and a non-drop frame method. The α7 II can also output an embedded timecode when the clean HDMI output setting is in use.