Rose City wonder: We take Sony’s A7R II street shooting in Portland, OR


posted Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 4:39 PM EDT


Our intrepid Senior Reviews Editor, Mike Tomkins, is hands-on with the brand new Sony A7R II in sunny Portland, Oregon. Rising bright and early Pacific-time this morning, Mike's sent over a first batch of real-world gallery shots for your pixel-peeping pleasure. 

Sporting a brand-new 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R full-frame CMOS sensor, the new Sony A7R II ups the resolution from the already-staggering 36MP chip in the original A7R. This brand new sensor makes it possible to capture very high-resolution stills and video and also provides improved performance thanks to up to 3.5x faster data throughput than its predecessor -- the A7R II is not only high-res, but quick too!

The A7R II also enjoys a big boost in high ISO sensitivity -- up to an expanded ISO 102,400 -- thanks to the sensor's back-side illuminated design and powerful BIONZ X image processor.

Mike will be shooting in Portland all week long so we'll continue to update our Sony A7R II Gallery for your perusal. In the meantime, take a look below at a few re-sized sample images (click to view full-res), or jump right over to the A7R II gallery page for the full-resolution, straight-from-the-camera JPEG images as well as corresponding RAW files.

FE 24-70mm F4 Zeiss: 24mm, f/7.1, 1/250s, ISO 100, +0.7EV
FE 24-70mm F4 Zeiss: 70mm, f/4.5, 1/100s, ISO 100
FE 24-70mm F4 Zeiss: 24mm, f/8, 1/250s, ISO 100

Sony A7R II Gallery Images

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