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Last week Sony revealed its latest camera, the Alpha 7 II, a mirrorless full-frame compact system, first released in Japan. Now the Sony Alpha 7 II has been announced in the US as the upgraded version of the previous Alpha 7, another mirrorless camera.
Sony Alpha 7 II will hit the stores on December 9 and it will have the same price as its predecessor, $1,699, only the body of the camera and $1,999 including a kit with a 28-70 mm lenses.
The new Sony super camera is an updated version of the Alpha 7 and it comes enhanced with the original features of the previous camera. Sony added an in-body stabilization feature, a faster autofocus and a new support for high-bitrate XAVC S videos.
In order to accommodate the recently added stabilization features, Sony has made the body of the new Alpha 7 II deeper in comparison to the body of the original camera. Also, we noticed that the lens mount is much stronger on this Alpha model. The chassis of the new Alpha 7 II comes in a magnesium alloy front plate, covering the rear and the top components.
The autofocus system on Sony Alpha 7 II is faster than on the previous Alpha camera, and it features an improved tracking which enables the camera to lock the exposure and focus for every single shot, all these at a rate of 5fps.
The new Sony Alpha 7 II features other pro options like the S Log 2, a time code, markers and a flat picture profile.
Sony Alpha 7 II can recognize backgrounds and subjects more quickly, which means that it knows which direction to set the autofocus; it does it with 30% faster than the previous Alpha camera.
The other great features include the 3 inch, 1.23 m dot White Magic screen which helps the camera perform better in sunlight.