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Sony locally announces a7 II, 1st full-frame cam with 5-axis IS




Sony has just priced its newest model in the a7 series of interchangeable-lens model here in the Philippines. The a7 II is touted as the world’s first camera with optical 5-axis image stabilization designed for a full-frame image sensor. With it comes a lineup of improvements as well as new features.

Sony a7 II specs:
Sensor Type: 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels: 24.3MP
ISO Sensitivity: 50-25600
Viewfinder type: 0.5”-type EVF
Screen type: 3-inch TFT LCD
Lens Compatibility: Sony E-mount lenses
Processing Engine: BIONZ X
NFC
Wi-Fi
Dimensions: 126.9 x 95.7 x 59.7mm
Weight: 556 grams (body only)

sony-a7-ii-2

These 5 camera shakes are now detected and optically stabilized to produce sharper images.

Some of the a7 II’s most notable features include:

  • Detecting and correcting five camera shakes (pitch and yaw, X and Y axes, and roll) for a more stabilized shot even without a tripod.
  • The 24.3-megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor itself moves to compensate for these kinds of shakes.
  • Stabilization is equal to up to 4.5 steps faster shutter speed of correction for still images.
  • Camera’s IS is still effective even when used with E-mount lenses without Optical SteadyShot (OSS).
  • Handheld shooting with low-light and slow shutter speed is now possible.
  • Users can monitor corrected image in real-time on the camera’s LCD screen or in the OLED viewfinder  for fine-tuned framing and focusing.
  • Autofocus is promised to be very responsive?–?30% faster than in previous models.
  • Predicts the next movement of the subject for tracking shots thanks to a more advanced algorithm.

The Sony a7 II sells in the Philippines for Php89,999 for the body alone, while having a 28-70mm kit lens will set you back Php105,999. We have had a hands-on experience with it which you can view here.

For the complete specs head over to Sony’s website.



Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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1 Response

  1. rape says:

    With that price range, pwede nako makabili ng 5d mark II with an L Lens. Sorry Sony, i have to pass

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