Sony Announces a7R II, World’s First Full-Frame 4K Camera — Plus the new RX10 II and RX100 IV

Sony Electronics, the world's largest camera sensor manufacturer, this week announced a handful of new cameras, including the RX10 II, the RX100 IV, and their latest flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, the a7R II. The new a7R II boasts the world's first backlit Exmor R CMOS sensor, which realizes 42.4 megapixels, sensitivity up to ISO 102400 and high speed AF response up to 40% faster than the original a7R thanks to 399 focal plane phase detection AF points.

High res shooters will enjoy the interchangeable lens camera's in-camera 4K UHD capture in multiple formats including Super 35 and a 5-axis image stabilization system borrowed from the much-revered Sony a7 II.

"Sony continues to deliver game-changing imaging products that are changing the way imaging enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals can see and capture the world," said Mike Fasulo, President of Sony Electronics.

Kimio Maki, Senior General Manager of Digital imaging Business Group for Sony Corporation, added "By harmonizing high resolution, sensitivity and speed, we're delivering a high-level full-frame imaging experience unlike anything else in market today, with Sony's newly developed, world's first back-illuminated 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor."

The Sony a7R II will be available in August for about $3200 at and a variety of Sony authorized dealers across the country.  

Users of the a7R II will enjoy compatibility with Sony's lineup of alpha-mount lenses, which now totals 63 different models including 12 native 'FE' full frame lenses.

Russ Fairley
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