LCD and Viewfinder
Sony A7R II has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,229k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
A7R II has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,359kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Sony A7R II can shoot continuously at max speed of 5.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.
Unfortunately A7R II doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Sony A7R II features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 399 points to choose from.
Sony A7R II also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically. In addition to the face detect AF, A7R II has a more sophisticated feature called Eye Tracking AF
which detects and locks focus to the selected eye of the person in the frame accurately and tracks as the subject moves. Eye tracking AF of Sony A7R II is a perfect feature for shooting portraits and is especially useful when fast lenses are used and the depth of field is very narrow.
With Sony A7R II, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S formats. This means that Sony A7R II provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor A7R which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your A7R and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of A7R II.
A7R II has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Sony A7R II also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Sony A7R II a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony A7R II features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, A7R II can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our A7R II. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect A7R II to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony A7R II is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 290 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 359 shots, Sony A7R II has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend A7R II owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Olympus E-M1X with its 870shots is the model with longest battery life among Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Sony A7R II vs Olympus E-M1X or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Sony A7R II Features Compared to Main Competitors