Sony announced a new model in the A7 series—a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens system camera—the A7 II, which will be available in Japan from December 15. This camera features the world’s first 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system in a full-frame ILC, to compensate for yaw, pitch, roll and vertical and horizontal motion. Sony says it will have 4.5 stops advantage in image stabilization.
The A7 II has a 35mm fullframe CMOS sensor with 24 MP resolution, a Bionz X image processing engine, 2.36 million dot OLED EVF and a 3-inch tilting LCD monitor. Autofocus accuracy has been improved, and AF speed is some 30% faster than the predecessor, Sony A7. It measures 126.9×95.7×59.7mm, weighs 600 g and has Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.
The company also announced a versatile A-mount 70- 300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II (SAL70300G2) telephoto zoom lens for sports, portraits etc. Its AF tracking for moving subjects is 4 times faster than the current model, SAL70300G. It is splash and dust proof, and will be made available in February 2015.