IM­AGE QUAL­ITY & PER­FOR­MANCE - SONY A7R II

HWM (Malaysia) - - TEST - HIGH MEGAPIXEL DSLR SHOOTOUT -

The A7R II’s aut­o­fo­cus (AF) sys­tem is much im­proved, with on-sen­sor phase de­tec­tion for faster AF per­for­mance and a to­tal of 399 phasede­tect aut­o­fo­cus points spread across the frame. Need­less to say, the AF per­for­mance was right up there with the rest, and the cam­era it­self was cer­tainly a speedy per­former. One thing we did no­tice was that in very bright day­light the elec­tronic viewfinder seemed to a bit lack­ing com­par­ing to the tra­di­tional op­ti­cal viewfind­ers on the other two in terms of the bright­ness and con­trast needed to re­flect the de­tails in the scene ac­cu­rately. In terms of res­o­lu­tion though, we’d say the A7R II is right up there with the 5DS R, with the 5-axis sta­bi­liza­tion com­ing in handy at slower shut­ter speeds. One thing we did no­tice though is that the cam­era seemed to turn in images that were slightly bluish, mean­ing you’ll have to ap­ply a bit of color cor­rec­tion to be ac­cu­rate.

If you ab­so­lutely must, the A7R II will get you night shots the oth­ers can’t, at the cost of an abun­dance of color noise. We’d stop at around ISO 12,800.

The A7R II’s images have slight tinge of blue com­pared to the oth­ers.

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