Sony’s new flagship a7R II is a mirrorless camera designed to rule them all. In addition to packing the world’s first backside-illuminated 42.4MP full-frame sensor and 4K video recording, the camera is also designed to be more stealthy than its predecessor.
The a7R II has a Silent Shooting mode that uses an all-electronic shutter to cut down on both the noise of picture-taking and vibrations on the sensor. The video above by the Japanese website Call-t shows how the new silent shutter compares to the original a7R shutter, which some photographers felt was too loud. The new shutter should be much more suitable for wedding and press photographers.