SONY A7 II DIGITAL COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA WITH E SERIES 28-70MM LENS
Following on from the game-changing Sony a7, the full-frame a7 II is a credible option to those looking for a more compact alternative to a full frame DSLR, the new model adds a 5-axis image stabilization system covering up, down, yaw left & right, and pitch up & down, this provides equivalent compensation to that of using a 4.5 step slower shutter speed. A highly sophisticated Hybrid AF system, which is 30% faster than that of the A7 offers a wide area of coverage allowing tracking 1.5x better than its predecessor, which you can depend on making this ideal for sports, or wildlife photography.
The 24.3 mega-pixel CMOS sensor is carried over from the a7, as is the Bionz X processor so the ISO range is the same as the a7 (100-25,600, expandable to ISO 50 as required)
From a design & aesthetics perspective the new model offers better, more rugged build quality featuring a bigger grip, a new front dial & relocated shutter release button aimed at optimizing the user experience. The repositioned on/off switch is operable with the index finger helping with the start-up time which Sony claim is 40% quicker than its predecessor.
Videographers have been included int he updates, with support for the XACV S codec allowing a bit-rate of 50Mbps, as well as the option to record in shareable map4 format, as well as AVCHD or XACV S simultaneously.
While of course the a7 II can use any E-mount lens, there will obviously be a crop factor involved (of course if you don’t mind vignetting, this won’t be an issue). Sony are producing a new line of FE-series lenses specifically for the full-frame models.