Back in 2013, Sony unveiled a new mirrorless camera in the form of the Sony A7. What made this particular camera so special was that it was a full frame mirrorless camera which safe to say made some waves in the photography world where it even managed to convert traditionalists to go the mirrorless route.

Now Sony has a couple of A7 variations around, but if you were looking for an improvement over the A7 itself, Sony has recently announced the Sony A7 II which is basically the Sony A7 with some notable improvements. For starters, the A7 II will introduce 5-axis stabilization, a feature found on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 from back in 2012 that has yet to be introduced in a full frame camera.

Sony has also given the autofocusing system in the A7 II an improvement boasting that it will be able to focus on a subject 30% faster than its predecessor which is no doubt a welcome feature. While the body of the A7 II appears to be largely similar to the Sony A7, Sony has made some changes to the handgrip area, making it a tad more chunky which should make it easier to hold.

The Sony A7 II is expected to see a release in Japan come 5th of December where it will retail for around $1,600. No word on when Sony will be bringing the camera stateside or to other parts of the world, but we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for it.

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