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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 typeInterchangeable lens digital camera
Lens compatibilitySony E-mount lenses
IMAGE SENSOR
Type35mm 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 ratio3:02
Color filterR, G, B primary color
Anti-Dust functionYes
Anti-Dust systemCharge 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 formatJPEG (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 modesRAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
14bit RAWYes
Picture EffectPosterization (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 ProfileYes (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 functionsOff, 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 spacesRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
DeleteYes
RECORDING SYSTEM (MOVIE)
Recording formatXAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant, MP4
Video compressionXAVC S:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio recording formatXAVC S:LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Picture EffectPosterization (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 StyleStandard, 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 ProfileYes (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 spacexvYCC 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 DisplayYes
Audio Rec LevelYes
Dual Video RECYes
TC/UBYes(TC Preset/UB Preset/TC Format/TC Run/TC Make/UB Time Rec)
Auto Slow ShutterYes
REC ControlYes
HDMI Info. DisplayOn/Off Selectable
HDMI Output1920 x 1080(50p), 1920 x 1080(50i), 1920 x 1080(24p), 1920 x 1080(60p)
RECORDING SYSTEM
MediaMemory 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 reductionLong exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
Multi Frame NRAuto/ISO 100 to 51200
WHITE BALANCE
ModesAuto/ Daylight/ Shade/ Cloudy/ Incandescent/ Fluorescent < Warm White/ Cool White/ Day White/ Daylight>/ Flash / Underwater/ Color Temperature & color filter / Custom
AWB micro adjustmentYes
Bracketing3 frames, H/L selectable
FOCUS SYSTEM
TypeFast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)*5
Focus sensor“Exmor” CMOS sensor
Focus point35mm full frame: 117 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C: 99 points (phase-detection AF)/ 25 points (conotrast-detection AF)
Sensitivity rangeEV-1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
AF modeAF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus areaWide (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 AFYes (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached(Sold separately))
Lock-on AFYes
Eye AFYes
Other featuresPredictive control, Focus lock
AF IlluminatorYes(with Built-in LED type)
AF Illuminator rangeApprox. 0.3m – approx. 3.0m (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)
AF micro adjustmentYes, (Sold separately) with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering type1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering sensor“Exmor” CMOS sensor
Metering sensitivityEV-1 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
ModesMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure modesAUTO(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 SelectionPortrait, 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))
BracketingBracket: 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 LockLocked 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
Type1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
Number of dots2,359,296 dots
Brightness controlAuto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color temperature controlManual (5 steps)
Field coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.71 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)
Diopter adjustment-4.0 to +3.0m-1
Eye pointApprox. 27mm from the eyepiece lens, 22mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Display ContentsGraphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
LCD SCREEN
Type7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT
Number of dots (total)1,228,800 dots
Brightness controlManual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable angleUp by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees
WhiteMagicYes
Display ContentsGraphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram for viewfinder
Real-time image-adjustment displayOn/Off
Quick NaviYes
Focus CheckYes Focus Magnifier (35mm full frame: 5.9x, 11.7x, APS-C: 3.8x, 7.7x)
ZebraYes
Peaking MFYes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Marker DisplayYes(Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)
Grid LineYes(Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off)
FACE DETECTION
ModesOn/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
Face registrationYes
Face selectionYes
Max. number of detectable8
AUTO OBJECT FRAMING
Still imagesYes
OTHER FEATURES
Smile ShutterSmile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Play Memories Camera AppsYes
Help guideYes
Clock Function, SettingYes
Area SettingYes
Shop Front ModeYes
Zoom Ring RotateYes
Eye-Fi readyYes*6
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM
Still imagesApprox. 2x
MoviesApprox. 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
TypeElectronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter speedStill 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. speed1/250 sec.*7
Electronic Front Curtation shutterYes(On/Off)
STEADYSHOT INSIDE (IMAGE STABILIZATION)
TypeImage Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)
Compensation effect4.5 steps (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)
FLASH
ControlPre-flash TTL
Flash compensation+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash bracketing1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV steps, 3/5 frames selectable
Flash modesFlash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless*8 , Hi-speed sync.*8
External flashSony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
FE level lockYes
DRIVE
Drive modesSingle 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
ModesSingle (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 SmartphoneYes
Send to ComputerYes
View on TVYes
NFC
One-touch remoteYes
One-touch sharingYes
INTERFACE
PC interfaceMass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi / Micro USB TerminalYes*11
NFCYes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Wireless LAN(built-in)Yes(Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )*12
HD outputHDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD, 4K Still Image PB
Multi Interface ShoeYes*13
Mic TerminalYes(3.5 mm Stereo mini jack)
Remote ControlYes(RMT-DSLR2 (sold separately))
Headphone TerminalYes(3.5 mm Stereo mini jack)
Vertical Grip ConnectorYes
PC RemoteYes
AUDIO
MicrophoneBuilt-in stereo microphone or XLR-K2M/ECM-XYST1M(sold separately)
SpeakerBuilt-in, monaural
PRINT
Compatible standardsExif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
CUSTOM FUNCTION
Custom key settingsYes
Programmable SettingYes (Body 2 sets /memory card 4 sets)
LENS COMPENSATION
Lens compensationPeripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
POWER
BatteryOne rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Still imagesApprox. 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 chargeYes
External powerAC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
POWER CONSUMPTION
With ViewfinderStill 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 screenStill 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
SEL2870Yes
Lens hoodYes
Lens capYes
Lens rear capYes
Power cordYes
Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50Yes
AC Adaptor AC-UUD11Yes
Shoulder strapYes
Body capYes
Accessory shoe capYes
Eyepiece cupYes
Micro USB cableYes
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