Sony a7II Alpha Mirrorless Digital Camera Now Available in U.S.

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Sony a7II Alpha Mirrorless Digital Camera Now Available in U.S.

The Sony a7II Alpha Mirrorless Digital Camera is one of Sony’s hottest new products, and now it’s available in the U.S.

Announced in mid-November and first released in Japan, the new a7II is the first full-frame camera ever with 5-axis image stabilization. It allows you to stabilize each axis separately, giving you complete control of Pitch/Yaw, horizontal/vertical shift and roll. An enhanced Fast Hybrid AF system is 30% faster and start time is 40% faster than the previous model.

This model is a bit burly, but that’s partly because of a redesigned grip and the in-body stabilization. Other upgrades include customizable controls, a moisture- and dust-resistant design and a more robust lens mount. Videographers will enjoy access to the XAVC S codec for 1080/60p recording and S-Log2 support.

From Sony:

“The ɑ7 II dramatically expands your range of expression by compensating for five types of camera shake during handheld shooting of still images and movies. The highly effective 4.5-step* compensation lets you confidently zoom in faraway subjects, snap detailed close-ups, capture night scenes and more — all with minimal camera shake blur.”

“The 24.3-megapixel sensor enables high resolution images and low light effectiveness with its standard ISO sensitivity range of 100-25600. The BIONZ X image processor offers fast processing and operation speeds and front-end LSI (large-scale integration) improves the early stages of image processing resulting in more natural details and richer tones. And, 16-bit image processing and 14-bit RAW output preserves the detail provided by the sensor.”

The a7II started shipping in the U.S. Dec. 9, just in time for Christmas. You can buy the body only for $1700, or a kit with the FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens for $2,000. Check out a few product shots below, followed by an Alpha Creative Skills video rundown.

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