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The brand new 5 axis stabilized Sony A7II is now in Stock in USA stores at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Sony US.

And it will ship next week in Sony Europe stores like Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway.

There are many reviews out there about the camera and the interesting info are:

1) It uses a completely different tech from the Olympus E-m1 5 axis stabilization. This because the Olympus version cannot work with the much larger sensor. And it would be too noisy and overheated

2) Manual third party lenses with no electronic contacts only get access to the 3 axis stabilization. This because Sony doesn't know where the exact focal point is.

3) The A7II start up time is much faster. And so is autofocusing (about 30% faster than on the A7).

 

Tomorrow the new Sony A7II will ship in USA too at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore. So how good is the camera some of you have or will own soon?

Just check out the video on top to hear Chris and Jordan's opinion. And if you find some more spare time also read the hands-on impression at Luminous Landscape!

 

Finally you can have it:

USA preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).

EU preorders: Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Amazon Germany (Click here) and 1299 pounds at Wex UK (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany (Click here) and 1699 pounds at Wex UK (Click here).

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  • November 27, 2014 14:11, tecnoworld said:

    Thx for your post!!

  • November 27, 2014 12:12, Coenie Goosen said:

    Good day! An avid follower but my first post. I want to comment on what "tecnoworld" stated about US vs Euro pricing. Indeed, sales tax on US pricing differs or are indeed low or absent depending on the state, however, and please correct me if I ...

  • November 26, 2014 22:02, fortran said:

    You pay at the moment of the purchase, but the taxed price is not advertised (is usually shown at the checkout). The sales tax changes from state to state, and some states do not even have it.

Sometimes leaked images create quite a buzz even when it's clear those are fakes :)

This is an image emerged from chinese forum. It's hoe somebody rendered the professional A9 that is coming for real in February. I really don't think the A9 will look like that :)

There are even some funny specs added:

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  • November 25, 2014 16:48, Markus B. said:

    I would welcome this kind of body - it is very close to my ergonomic Lumix GH4, but equipped with a much bigger sensor!

  • November 24, 2014 19:03, Seaway said:

    huh.. looks like someone really put some efforts in making this image and translated the text from chinese back into japanese... But a 1:2 ratio sensor could be interesting ;)

November 20, 2014

Sony A7II announced!

Sony Japan announced the A7II! And it will cost around $1,500 and ship on December 5 already!

It has an amazing fast hybrid AF and the Olympus "Borrowed" 5 axis stabilization!

 

 

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  • November 26, 2014 00:28, Zhixian Chong said:

    Nice one sony... you have release more body then lens till now...

  • November 25, 2014 22:03, tecnoworld said:

    Sorry, my bad, it was the guy of luminous landscape who said that! Anyway I guess the only pros using samsung will be those getting one for free. And I think that none of those would spend a penny on nx otherwise.

  • November 24, 2014 23:20, Iznogoud said:

    Of course this true for most serious or not so serious photographers... Samsung is just beginning to launch the NX line, would you expect anyone to ditch their system and buy Samsung? Isn't that stating the obvious? On a side note, the Imaging Re...

A rendering of an imaginary Sony A9r posted at SonyAlphaForum.

The Sony A9 will be announced in February and be the first real Full Frame DSLR competitor. The mirrorless E-mount A9 will have all the things needed to be "PRO":

- Worlds fastest autofocus in normal light conditions
- Close to 50MP FF sensor
- weather sealed body

The last bastion of DSLR market is now getting competition form the mirrorless world!

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  • November 28, 2014 19:10, Jón Ingólfur Hermannsson said:

    I do not think anyone disagrees that we need more FE lenses - I think Mike meant to say less expensive lenses - or Sony branded lenses - rather then nothing but so so Zeiss branded lenses -
    Why only offer a Zeiss 35mm F2.8 for $1000 while Nik...

  • November 20, 2014 02:57, Massimo Tozzi said:

    14/18mm?
    20mm?
    24mm?
    28mm?
    100mm?
    135mm?
    200mm?
    16-35 f2.8?
    24/28-70 f2.8?
    70-200m f2,8?
    Macro?
    40mm Pancake?

  • November 20, 2014 02:51, Massimo Tozzi said:

    Manual,manual,manual,manual,manual and manual.

Grab it now at Amazon US (Click here)!

UPDATE: It's now sold out.

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  • November 16, 2014 13:01, rjbell said:

    Buy it from panamoz if you're in the UK

  • November 15, 2014 22:18, La DudeMan said:

    sign of a returning strong dollar. Day after the American holiday thanksgiving and you should see this body sub $1000. I'm hoping to find a cheap A7

  • November 15, 2014 15:00, tecnoworld said:

    Sigh, why don't I live in the US? :-(