Although previously rumored, Sony just presented –by surprise, exclusively in Japan- its new A7II, provided with a 24.3 Mpx Sensor. The first in 24 x 36 mm to have stabilization on 5 axes. We offer the first pictures of this new 24 x 36 mm with E mounting and “Olympus style” 5 axe stabilization.
The availability of the new A7II from Sony is announced for December fifth. The stabilization –which has been indicated to offer attenuation capacity of up to 4.5 steps- it’s for five axes and it is offered “for a wide variety of objectives” which gives us the understanding that we can also set the focal by hand to be able to make shots and recordings with classical objects and for cinematography.
The grip is improved to enjoy more stability with long and heavy objects, and to counterpart the shutter button is moved to the top of this reconfigured grip. A not so typical detail is that if you use a stabilized objective, it seems like it will use a combination of your own stabilization system and the camera’s system.
Announced improved algorithms for tracking moving subjects in AF up to 5 fps. Needless to say that the most advanced variant of sensor is used, with phase detection pixels 117 and 25 points of phase contrast. Although they are the same parameters that the A7, the signature indicates that the new algorithms allow improved by 30% in speed and 50% performance in tracking capability.
In regards to video capacity, the Sony A7 II works with a XAVC S codec for 1080/60p at 50 Mbps with S-Log2 support that allows for many resources for editing.
Up to 10 camera pulsors can be personally configured, for a total of 56 function options. Meanwhile, the exposition compensation dial, which mechanically allows ± 3 points can expand its range –via menu- up to ± 5 points. Also look for the new frontal dial on the handle. Regarding the user interface, you can pick up to 12 preconfigured screens, which allows for faster and more intuitive access to the latest and favorites modes used.
The body of the A7 II is aluminum alloy and magnesium –also on the top and front panels- and it is sealed against dust and spatter. The dimensions of the body are 127 x 96 x 60 mm for an approximate 555 grams of weight. The price that was finally announced for the US market is around 1,700 dollars.
The screen, with 1,299 million points, has the Sony “White Magic” technology. On the other hand, the electronic visor offers the familiar 2,359,000 points with 0.71 x.
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