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Sony A7rII tests with firmware 2.0 (Buffer test, image quality, file size)


Sony A7r II – Buffer Test with compressed and uncompressed RAW

Sony A7rII firmware 2.0 is out (Download here for Windows or Mac). I checked the first tests done by the community and so far that’s what people noticed when shooting uncompressed RAW images:

1) You get 80+ megabyte files
2) Buffer size is much less (You can shoot around 10 frames of RAW until you reach the limit on a fast card).
3) Image quality difference is only visible in extreme conditions (when you push files at +5EV). Artifacts in high contrast situation are gone.

More test links:
Sony A7R II Uncompressed RAW with Adobe DNG Converter (Photographylife).
Sony a7r II uncompressed raw file support in Camera Raw and Lightroom (Adobe).
First impression by Ricky Ban.
Bulletproof Guide to firmware upgrade by Brian Smith.
First comment by Diglloyd.
Comments on SonyAlphaForum.

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A7rII store list:
In USA at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex UK and ParkCameras.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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