The new A7 II is the first full-size camera with internal five-axis image stabilization. In addition, the focus is much faster and more accurate compared to the? 7th, and the camera has also made strong gains in the video range.
In the latest generation of the A7 series some exciting functions have been added. Above all, image stabilization will make the hearts of photo enthusiasts beat faster. The 24.3 megapixel Exmor CMOS full-frame sensor is embedded in a five-axis image stabilizer on the A7 II. The new technology, which absorbs vibrations in all directions, enables significantly longer shutter speeds. The image stabilizer can compensate for up to 4.5 f-stops.
Of course, he also shows his abilities with lenses that are connected to the camera via an adapter.
Five-axis image stabilizer for blur-free photos
No matter how softly you press the shutter-release button, every camera inevitably moves at the decisive moment. This is all the more critical in difficult ambient lighting conditions, when the sun goes down and the exposure times become longer.
The new image stabilizer inside the A7 II compensates for slight movements to the front, rear, right and left and can also compensate for circular movements.
The practical thing about the new image stabilizer is that it compensates for all movements, even if the lens has its own stabilizer. This is especially the case with E-Mount lenses with Optical SteadyShot (OSS). Here, both image stabilizations are combined with each other.
The new stabilizer is 100% effective for non-Sony lenses or lenses from Sony's A-Mount family.
Faster & more precise: the new Fast Hybrid Autofocus
The 117 phase and 25 contrast autofocus points directly on the sensor do not miss a single detail. They wait for suitable subjects to focus on the entire sensor surface from the center to the edge. And they do this very quickly and accurately.
The sharpness calculation algorithm has now been further improved and makes focusing around 30 percent faster than with the a7.
At the same time, the camera's ability to predict the movement of objects in front of the lens has also improved significantly. Autofocus and exposure compensation are adjusted more quickly so that football, children and the like are always sharply and optimally exposed.
Once captured, motifs remain in focus thanks to "Lock-on AF".
Speed also plays a decisive role in another aspect: the camera's switch-on time is 40 percent shorter than that of the a7, which means that the camera is always ready for use immediately.
Photo and video specialist
In addition to recording in AVCHD Ver. 2.0 Full HD (1920×1080)60p/50p, 60i/50i and 24p, the A7 II also supports the "XAVC-S" format. (Photo camera version of the professional XAVC format from Sony.) This guarantees Full HD video at bit rates of up to 50 megabits per second.
The A7 II video codec MPEG-4 AVC/H. 264 is also capable of MPEG-4 AVC/H. 264, and the camera uses linear PCM for audio, among other things.
Different image profiles give videos the desired look and feel in the camera.
In addition, the A7 II supports the S-Log2, for example, which is estimated by professionals, and generates a 1,300 percent higher contrast range with more room for soft gradation and better reproduction of lights and shadows as well as optimum post-processing.…more