Sony A7II (ILCE-7M2) Officially Announced in Japan

Sony has announced the Alpha A7II full frame mirrorless camera which is the updated version of A7. The Sony Alpha A7II (ILCE-7M2) is the world’s first 35mm full-frame compact system camera with 5-axis image stabilisation.

Sony claims that this IS system can reduce shake by 4.5 stops using the CIPA standard. If an E-mount lens with OSS is attached, the camera will detect it and use a combination of in-lens and in-body stabilization.

Other major improvements over the original Sony A7 include a new front dial, a bigger right-hand grip, a repositioned shutter release and a reinforced lens mount. In addition, the Sony A7 II boasts faster auto focus and better subject tracking capabilities, and benefits from XAVC S and S-Log2 support. The sensor’s core specifications (35.8×23.9mm, 24.3 [effective] megapixels, ISO100-25,600) are the same as those of the previous model.

Sony Alpha A7II Mirrorless Camera Price and Availability

The Sony Alpha A7II full-frame mirrorless camera is available in camera stores below body-only for $1,700. Bundled with an FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS it will cost $2,000.

Buy Sony Alpha A7II Camera
Sony Alpha A7II Camera Body Only $1,700 Amazon | Adorama
Sony Alpha A7II with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS kit $2,000 Amazon | Adorama

The Sony Alpha A7II will go on sale on December 5, 2014 with a price for 190,000 yen (around $1,500) in Japan. There is no word yet on international availability and pricing.

Sony Announces Alpha A7II (ILCE-7M2)in Japan Only

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Sony Alpha A7 II Product Videos

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Sony Alpha A7 II Specifications

Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Other resolutions 6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 3008 x 2000
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 25 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Bionz X
Color space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO 100-25600
White balance presets 10
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Image stabilization notes 4.5 stops
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Extra fine, fine, standard
File format
  • JPEG (DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3)
  • RAW (ARW 2.3)
Image parameters
  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Digital zoom Yes (4)
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 117
Lens mount Sony E (NEX)
Focal length multiplier 1×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,230,000
Touch screen No
Screen type Xtra Fine LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.71×
Viewfinder resolution 2,359,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Scene Selection
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Movie
Scene modes
  • Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
Flash X sync speed 1/250 sec
Drive modes
  • Single, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO)
Continuous drive 5.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Videography notes Supports XAVC S codec (50Mbps) and S Log2 flat picture profile
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app
Remote control Yes (wired)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 350
Weight (inc. batteries) 556 g (1.23 lb / 19.61 oz)
Dimensions 127 x 96 x 60 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.36)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS None

Sony Alpha A7 II Product Images

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via Sony.Net