New York – Sony officially announced Thursday a new version of its full-frame A7 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera supporting 5-axis image stabilization.
So far, Sony is only saying the camera will ship in Japan Dec. 5.
The Sony A7II offers 4.5 stops of stabilizing power which can be applied to each axis independently. The system is based on the CIPA standard.
The camera can also detect an e-mount lens with built-in OSS to use a combination of in-lens and in-body stabilization for the best and steadiest results.
Other new features include a 30-percent faster AF speed and 1.5-times improvement in tracking moving subjects through processing enhancements.
The camera uses the same 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor as the predecessor.
In video, the camera now includes support for XAVC S codec for 1080/60p recording and S-Log2 support.
Cosmetic/ergonomic changes include a larger grip and a new front dial. The shutter release button was moved on the grip and the front panel composition was changed to magnesium alloy from plastic.
Sony also announced in Japan a new A-mount 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II lens, a telephoto zoom boasting improved AF performance.