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SONY A7 II, World’s first full-frame camera with Optical 5-Axis Image Stabilization launched in PH

SONY officially launched the SONY A7 II in the country last week. The world’s first camera with optical 5-axis image stabilisation designed for a full-frame image sensor, the SONY A7 Mark II can detect and correct various camera shake along its five axes for still images and videos.

The latest A7 series model has 24.3-megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor delivering incredible high-resolution images, with superb sensitivity even in low light conditions. It has an advanced BIONZ X image processing engine providing stunning detail reproduction and minimising noise for clear, precise shooting. The SONY A7 Mark II also now has XAVC-S recording in addition to its AVCHD Ver. 2.0 Full HD (1920×1080) 60p (50p)/60i (50i)/24p recording.

The SONY A7 II (ILCE-7M2) is priced at Php 89,999 (body only) and at Php 105,999 with 28-70mm kit lens.

Visit SONY Philippines’ website and Facebook page for more.

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Sony Alpha Professional Pilar Tuason with the new Sony A7 Mark II 

Some photos of the SONY A7 II

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 SONY A7 Mark II Specs

GENERAL
Camera type Interchangeable lens digital camera
Lens compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
IMAGE SENSOR
Type 35mm full frame (35.8×23.9mm), “Exmor” CMOS sensor
Number of pixels (effective) Approx. 24.3 megapixels
Number of pixels (total) Approx. 24.7 megapixels
Image sensor aspect ratio 3:02
Color filter R, G, B primary color
Anti-Dust function Yes
Anti-Dust system Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism
Anti-Dust operation (auto) JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
RECORDING SYSTEM (STILL IMAGE)
Recording format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image size (pixels) [3:2] 35mm full frame L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M); APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)
Image size (pixels) [16:9] 35mm full frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M); APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
Image size (pixels) [Sweep Panorama] Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Image quality modes RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
14bit RAW Yes
Picture Effect Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key
Soft Focus(High/Mid/Low), HDR Painting(High/Mid/Low), Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature(Auto/Top/Middle(H)/Bottom/Right/Middle(V)/Left), Watercolor, Illustration(High/Mid/ Low)
Picture Profile Yes (Off / PP1-PP7) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
Dynamic Range functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Color space sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Delete Yes
RECORDING SYSTEM (MOVIE)
Recording format XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant, MP4
Video compression XAVC S:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio recording format XAVC S:LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Picture Effect Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia,Style Box(1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
Picture Profile Yes (Off / PP1-PP7) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
Color space xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 50M) Approx. 50Mbps (Average bit-rate)
1920 x 1080 (30p, 50M) Approx. 50Mbps (Average bit-rate)
1920 x 1080 (24p, 50M) Approx. 50Mbps (Average bit-rate)
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (AVCHD)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 28M, PS) Approx. 28Mbps (Maximum bit-rate)
1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX) Approx. 24Mbps (Maximum bit-rate)
1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH) Approx. 17Mbps (Average bit-rate)
1920 x 1080 (24p, 24M, FX) Approx. 24Mbps (Maximum bit-rate)
1920 x 1080 (24p, 17M, FH) Approx. 17Mbps (Average bit-rate)
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM(AVC MP4)
1440 x 1080 (30fps) Approx.12Mbps (Average bit-rate)
VGA (640 x 480, 30fps) Approx. 3Mbps (Average bit-rate)
MOVIE FUNCTION
Audio Level Display Yes
Audio Rec Level Yes
Dual Video REC Yes
TC/UB Yes(TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec)
Auto Slow Shutter Yes
REC Control Yes
HDMI Info. Display On/Off Selectable
HDMI Output 1920 x 1080(50p), 1920 x 1080(50i), 1920 x 1080(24p), 1920 x 1080(60p)
RECORDING SYSTEM
Media Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Noise reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
Multi Frame NR Auto/ISO 100 to 51200
WHITE BALANCE
Modes Auto/ Daylight/ Shade/ Cloudy/ Incandescent/ Fluorescent < Warm White/ Cool White/ Day White/ Daylight>/ Flash / Underwater/ Color Temperature & color filter / Custom
AWB micro adjustment Yes
Bracketing 3 frames, H/L selectable
FOCUS SYSTEM
Type Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)*5
Focus sensor “Exmor” CMOS sensor
Focus point 35mm full frame: 117 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C: 99 points (phase-detection AF)/ 25 points (conotrast-detection AF)
Sensitivity range EV-1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
AF mode AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus area Wide (117 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-detection AF))/ Zone/ Center/ Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/ Lock-on AF ( Wide/ Zone/ Center/ Flexible Spot (S/M/L))
Eye-start AF Yes (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached(Sold separately))
Lock-on AF Yes
Eye AF Yes
Other features Predictive control, Focus lock
AF Illuminator Yes(with Built-in LED type)
AF Illuminator range Approx. 0.3m – approx. 3.0m (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)
AF micro adjustment Yes, (Sold separately) with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering type 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering sensor “Exmor” CMOS sensor
Metering sensitivity EV-1 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure modes AUTO(iAuto/Superior Auto), Programmed AE(P), Aperture priority(A), Shutter-speed priority(S), Manual(M), Movie (Programmed AE(P)/ Aperture priority(A)/ Shutter-speed priority(S)/ Manual (M)), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene Selection Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Exposure compensation +/- 5.0EV(1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)(with exposure compensation dial : +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))
Bracketing Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3/5 frames selectable
AE Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) Still images: ISO 100-25600 equivalent (1/3 EV step), (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 200-25600 equivalent (1/3 EV step)/ AUTO (ISO 200-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
VIEWFINDER
Type 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
Number of dots 2,359,296 dots
Brightness control Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color temperature control Manual (5 steps)
Field coverage 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.71 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)
Diopter adjustment -4.0 to +3.0m-1
Eye point Approx. 27mm from the eyepiece lens, 22mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Display Contents Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
LCD SCREEN
Type 7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT
Number of dots (total) 1,228,800 dots
Brightness control Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable angle Up by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees
WhiteMagic Yes
Display Contents Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram for viewfinder
Real-time image-adjustment display On/Off
Quick Navi Yes
Focus Check Yes Focus Magnifier (35mm full frame: 5.9x, 11.7x, APS-C: 3.8x, 7.7x)
Zebra Yes
Peaking MF Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Marker Display Yes(Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)
Grid Line Yes(Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off)
FACE DETECTION
Modes On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
Face registration Yes
Face selection Yes
Max. number of detectable 8
AUTO OBJECT FRAMING
Still images Yes
OTHER FEATURES
Smile Shutter Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Play Memories Camera Apps Yes
Help guide Yes
Clock Function, Setting Yes
Area Setting Yes
Shop Front Mode Yes
Zoom Ring Rotate Yes
Eye-Fi ready Yes*6
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM
Still images Approx. 2x
Movies Approx. 2x
DIGITAL ZOOM
Smart zoom (Still images) 35mm full frame: M:approx 1.5x, S:approx 2x, APS-C: M:approx 1.3x, S:approx 2x
Digital zoom (Still images) 35mm full frame: L:approx 4x, M:approx 6.1x, S:approx 8x, APS-C: L:approx 4x, M:approx 5.2x, S:approx 8x
Digital zoom (Movie) 35mm full frame: approx 4x, APS-C: approx 4x
SHUTTER
Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter speed Still images:1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4(1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Flash sync. speed 1/250 sec.*7
Electronic Front Curtation shutter Yes(On/Off)
STEADYSHOT INSIDE (IMAGE STABILIZATION)
Type Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)
Compensation effect 4.5 steps (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)
FLASH
Control Pre-flash TTL
Flash compensation +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash bracketing 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV steps, 3/5 frames selectable
Flash modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless*8 , Hi-speed sync.*8
External flash Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
FE level lock Yes
DRIVE
Drive modes Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.)(with 10 sec delay 3/5 frames selectable), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
Speed (Approx., max.) Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 5 fps, Lo: max. 2.5 fps*9
No. of frame recordable* (approx.) (Continuous shooting Hi: JPEG Extra fine L: 50 frames, Continuous mode Lo: JPEG Extra fine L: 69 frames, Continuous shooting Hi: JPEG Fine L: 77 frames, Continuous mode Lo: JPEG Fine L: 200 frames, Continuous shooting Hi: JPEG Standard L: 80 frames)*9 *10
(Continuous mode Lo: JPEG Standard L: 200 frames, Continuous shooting Hi: RAW: 25 frames, Continuous mode Lo: RAW: 30 frames, Continuous shooting Hi: RAW&JPG: 23 frames, Continuous mode Lo: RAW&JPG: 27 frames)*9 *10
PLAYBACK
Modes Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 18.8x, M: 12.3x, S: 9.4x, Panorama (Standard): 25.6x, Panorama (Wide): 38.8x)
Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/XAVC S), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
WI-FI
View on Smartphone Yes
Send to Computer Yes
View on TV Yes
NFC
One-touch remote Yes
One-touch sharing Yes
INTERFACE
PC interface Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi / Micro USB Terminal Yes*11
NFC Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Wireless LAN(built-in) Yes(Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )*12
HD output HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K Still Image PB
Multi Interface Shoe Yes*13
Mic Terminal Yes(3.5 mm Stereo mini jack)
Remote Control Yes(RMT-DSLR2 (sold separately))
Headphone Terminal Yes(3.5 mm Stereo mini jack)
Vertical Grip Connector Yes
PC Remote Yes
AUDIO
Microphone Built-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/ECM-XYST1M(sold separately)
Speaker Built-in, monaural
PRINT
Compatible standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
CUSTOM FUNCTION
Custom key settings Yes
Programmable Setting Yes (Body 2 sets /memory card 4 sets)
LENS COMPENSATION
Lens compensation Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
POWER
Battery One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Still images Approx. 270 shots (Viewfinder)/ Approx. 350 shots (LCD monitor)(CIPA standard)*14
Movies (actual recording) Approx. 60 min (Viewfinder)/ Approx. 65 min (LCD monitor)(CIPA standard)*15 *16
Movies (continuous recording) Approx. 100 min (Viewfinder)/ Approx. 100 min (LCD monitor)(CIPA standard)*15 *17
Internal battery charge Yes
External power AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
POWER CONSUMPTION
With Viewfinder Still images: approx. 3.5W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.2W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
With LCD screen Still images: approx. 2.6W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.2W(with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
WEIGHT
With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included (g) Approx. 599 g
With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included (oz.) Approx. 1 lb 5.1 oz
Body only (g) Approx. 556 g
Body only (oz.) Approx. 1 lb 3.6 oz
DIMENSIONS
Excluding protrusions (WxHxD) (mm) Approx. 126.9 x 95.7 x 59.7 mm
Excluding protrusions (WxHxD) (inch) Approx. 5 x 3 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches
SUPPLIED ACCESSORY
SEL2870 Yes
Lens hood Yes
Lens cap Yes
Lens rear cap Yes
Power cord Yes
Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50 Yes
AC Adaptor AC-UUD11 Yes
Shoulder strap Yes
Body cap Yes
Accessory shoe cap Yes
Eyepiece cup Yes
Micro USB cable Yes
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