Sony Japan has recently announced the next big thing in digital cameras in the form of the Sony Alpha 7 Mark II.
The A7 range has been incredibly successful up until now, and the A7II looks set to be just as popular with Sony fans. It’ll be the worlds first full-frame digital camera and boasts an impressive (and long awaited) 5-axis image stabilisation, with hints that it will most likely work with most (if not all) 3rd party lenses.
The camera itself seems to be a decent step up from the original Alpha 77, combining the first model with what appears to be the hybrid system from the Alpha 6000. The new stabilisation makes using larger lenses and mechanical lenses much easier, as well as allowing for much more stable filming when it comes to video footage. And whilst the A7II lacks the new and currently much talked about 4K, it still has an substantial filming mode incorporated into it, with the ability to shoot in Full HD with image recording at 50Mbps (60p/50p, 30p/25p, 24p).
Other features of interest include lock-on AF tracking, 7 varied picture profiles to choose from, and a more robust lens mount than the original A7’s. It also has S LOG 2 gamma settings and features that allow simple button customisation.
Here are the specs for the clear HDMI output:
– 1080 60i compatible device – 1920 × 1080 (60p/24p) / 1920 × 1080 (60i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit,
– 1080 50i compatible device – 1920 × 1080 (50p) / 1920 × 1080 (50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit
Prices are yet to be announced as far as buying in the UK are concerned, but with a release date estimated around the Jan 2015 mark, you wont have to wait particularly long to find out.
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