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Shake it, stir it, Sony Alpha 7 II will make it still

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Dale Davies ▼ | November 20, 2014
Sony Alpha 7 II is company's first with 5-axis in-body stabilization for still photos and video which reduces camera shake regardless of the lens used.
Sony Alpha 7 II
Camera   5-axis in-body stabilization
Sony Alpha 7 IIEven if you are using lenses that have no stabilization, the sensor is shifted in the pitch, roll, yaw, X and Y axis to counteract camera movement. If E-mount lenses are used the body will correct in three directions and let the lens do the rest. You can even manually input the focal length for a better result. All of that will help reduce blur in low-light situations, even with a not so new lens. Sony has improved its hybrid autofocus system, which uses 117 phase and 25 contrast points.

Sony Alpha 7 IISubject motion detection is also 50 percent quicker than at previous model, helping ensure that fast-moving subjects remain sharp. The full-frame sensor has 24.3-megapixels. The body has a slightly good grip. The new camers uses the BIONZ X image processor with 14-bit RAW support, has a max 1/8000 shutter speed, a 2.4 million dot finder and a 3-inch 1.2 million dot display. Max ISO is 25,600, and video capture is 1080P/60fps using XAVC-S or AVCHD.

The price for Japan will be Y190,000 ($1,600), but the Alpha 7 II has not been announced for North America yet


 

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