Sony's a7R II Camera Is For Pixel-Perfect 4K Video, Handheld Night-Time Photos

Sony has a new super-high-resolution stills and video camera king in the a7R II, its latest top of the line full-frame E-mount mirrorless camera. 42-megapixel still images and pixel-perfect 4K video are its calling cards, as well as the world's largest backside-illuminated sensor for crazy low-light photo capability.

The new a7R II (model ILCE-7RM2)'s full-frame, 36x24mm imaging chip dethrones the Samsung NX1 as the largest backside-illuminated sensor on the market, and by virtue of its comparatively massive size it also has a comparatively large number of pixels to play with. Being a Sony backlit sensor, it's also able to boost its ISO sensitivity between a ridiculously low 50 to a ridiculously high 102,400.

Want fast focusing? Well, you've got fast focusing thanks to 399 contrast-based autofocus points, as well as a further 25 phase-based autofocus points that extend even further across the edges of the frame. The a7R II, too, also has the same 5-axis sensor-based image stabilisation system as appeared on the a7 II, which means it should do an amazing job holding the sensor still.

The new camera will be out in Australia in August, although pricing is still as yet unclear. Learn more about the A7R II's design in this video from Sony:

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