We have been getting teases about the possible launch of the a7R II for a couple of weeks now. Today, some additional specs/info came across the rumor desk, as well as an interesting note about when the camera could be announced.
According to a report over on Sony Alpha Rumors, the a7R II will indeed feature the same 36MP sensor as the original A7R. In addition to that, the a7R II will have the upgraded grip, in body stabilization and AF upgrades that we have seen in the A7 II. It does, however, appear that the camera is getting some sort of processor upgrade, as the post notes improved ISO performance from processor upgrades.
Sony a7R II Details
- Same A7r 36 megapixel sensor
- Improved high ISO
- Faster autofocusing
- 5 axis stabilization
- A7II alike body size
- Silent shutter mode
The report goes on to say that there are no dates being thrown around at them yet that can be taken seriously, but that “the release really appears to be imminent.” I would be very surprised if we make it past the first week of April without the a7R II being announced.
The question is, will the above details be the only changes? If the camera does have upgraded processing, how much better is it than the A7R and A7 II in terms of processing power? Only time will tell…