Sony A7R II Review: Groundbreaking features in an amazingly compact full-frame camera
posted Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 4:11 PM EST
A couple of years ago, Sony took the full-frame DSLR concept and reinvented it, creating its A7-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras. Clearly, the company was onto something: Thanks to their compact build and excellent image quality, the Sony A7-series has proven very popular indeed, and now the Sony A7R II is here to give the line a new flagship.
While it's not as revolutionary as were its predecessors at the time, the Sony A7R II is nevertheless a groundbreaking camera. At its heart is a world's first backside-illuminated full-frame image sensor which both helps increase its light-gathering capability, and also brings far greater performance than in the previous generation. Among the features enabled by that new sensor is another world's first -- the ability to record 4K video using the full sensor width, entirely in-camera.
Add in an impressive 399-point, on-sensor phase detection autofocus system said to have the world's widest coverage area, and a high-resolution electronic viewfinder that's claimed to have the world's highest magnification among digital still cameras, and the Sony A7R II is clearly a force to be reckoned with.
But how did it perform in our lab, and in the real world? In the last couple of days, we've just finalized our in-depth Sony A7R II review, where you can find the answers to these questions and many more. Newly-added sections in the review include our image quality comparison and print quality analysis, not to mention our final conclusion. Hop on over to our review now, and find out if the Sony A7R II is the camera for you!