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Sony Alpha A7 II Announced In Japan

Sony Alpha A7 II announced in Japan with 5-axis image stabilisation, and improved performance.

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Alpha 7 II

Sony Japan has announced the new Sony Alpha a7 II, an update to the Alpha 7, with built in 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilisation, 117-point phase detection AF, improved AF performance, as well as improved AF prediction. The camera also features a larger grip with improved shutter release button, along with additional custom buttons. The Sony Alpha A7 Mark II is due to be available from the 5th of December. Sony has also published a number of sample photos from the new camera.

Sony Alpha A7 II Key Features

  • 24.3 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
  • XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder, 2.359m dots
  • 3inch tilting screen, 921k dots
  • Full HD video, 60p, 50p, 25p, 24p
  • Clean HDMI output
  • Fast Hybrid autofocus
  • 117 phase-detection AF points
  • 25 contrast-detection AF points
  • 5fps continuous shooting with AF Tracking
  • Smart remote control, Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Tough magnesium weather sealed body
  • ISO100 to ISO25600, can be expanded to ISO50

Sony Alpha A7 II IS
5-axis image stabilisation

Sony Alpha 7 II Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels24.3Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6000
Pixels (H)4000
Sensor TypeExmor CMOS
Sensor SizeFull-Frame
Sensor Size (width)35.8mm
Sensor Size (height)23.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution1228k dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity50 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder Resolution2,359,296 dots
MagnificationNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting5fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 1440x1080
Video FPS60p, 25p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick (Sony)
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeInfo-Lithium Battery (NP-FW50)
Battery Life (CIPA rating)270shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsAC Adapter (USB), Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FW50), MicroUSB Cable, Shoulder strap

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NeilSchofield Plus
15 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2014 12:34PM
Hope Canons watching this, because its likely to be used with Canon Glass, and I don't think the EOSM 3 will be a sufficient competitor, a mirrorless 6D2 might be though
JJGEE 17 8.0k 18 England
20 Nov 2014 5:26PM

Quote:because its likely to be used with Canon Glass

Why ?
parallax 13 204 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2014 5:31PM
Sony again innovating and moving forward. Canon sitting on their laurels are going to be left behind.
NeilSchofield Plus
15 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2014 5:44PM
Canon don't have a small full frame or mirror less full frame, and quite a lot of Canon shooters have the A7/A7R and utilise their Canon lenses with adapters, some of which allow autofocus

They do so because of the resolution and size of the Sony

Canon and Nikon need to take on this challenge as well as the one presented by other mirror less systems, they are already losing sales to their existing customers, never mind new ones
randomrubble 18 3.1k 12 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2014 7:33PM
Agree about the use with Canon Glass.

My back is not in great shape and so I'm careful about weight. After trialling the Sony E-mount with a NEX-6 I bought and A7r. I therefore have a bagful of Canon glass which all works remarkably well on My A7r via a Metabones adapter but no longer own a Canon body. I also have the option of using Sony-Zeiss glass, Contax G Zeiss glass (these AFs pretty well with the latest adapters), Contax/Yashica fit Zeiss glass and Canon FD Glass on the A7 series.

I remain open to going back to Canon (I used FD then Eos cameras for 20 years) but the window is closing on that. Unless, by the end of 2015, they bring out a body which is both light-weight and high resolution, preferably with a good EVF also.
pablophotographer 11 2.1k 431
22 Dec 2014 11:33AM
D' oooooooooooooooooooh!

Aspect ratio still 3:2 only. Classic. Thank you

Come on boys!

What about 1:1? Another Great Classic. Thank you very much.

I'm saving already.... See you in A7 version III

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