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Sony A7 II Officially Announced in US, Availability in December

By Anthony Thurston on November 26th 2014

Not sure why there was such a delay between Sony Japan and the rest of the world, but today, the Sony A7 II was officially announced in the US. Since we already have all the spec details, the biggest mystery here was availability and pricing, both of which have finally been announced.

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For those of you who need a refresher, the A7 II has some pretty major upgrades over the original Sony A7. The biggest being the addition of 5-axis IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) capable of up to 4.5 stops of stabilization. The AF is also 30% faster and should track subjects much better than the original. Full A7II specs and details below:

Sony A7 II Specs

  • 24.3MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF and 5 fps Burst
  • Full HD XAVC S Video and S-Log2 Gamma
  • 3.0″ 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • XGA 2.36M-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Weather-Resistant Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Refined Grip & Robust Lens Mount
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

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Now for the part that all of you have likely come here to find out, the pricing and availability. The price is right about what we had initially guessed, with the body only coming in at $1699, and the kit (with the 28-70mm lens) coming in at $1998. The A7 II is expected to begin shipping on December 5th, but that is subject to change.

What are your thoughts on the A7 II now that we have all the information? Are you going to upgrade straight away or are you happy with what your current A7 gives you? Leave a comment below!

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Leland Rust

    Very exciting! I can’t wait to see a good review of all of its capabilities!

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  2. Adam Sheridan

    No sure what the score is with this but the same camera in Europe will be €500 more. Can’t see any reason for it. Just seems to be some type of rip-off. the US & Japan prices come in about 1300 euro but in Europe it will be 1800 euro. It’s ridiculous.

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  3. David Hall

    It’s so pretty… I want one!

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  4. Christopher

    @anthony .. when are we reviewing it? let’s get this one queued up asap!

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  5. Will Gavillan

    Stabilization is not enough for me to swap my A7, though it’s nice. Maybe the as-yet-unannounced A9 will be a better upgrade, although I’m sure a pricier one as well

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  6. Kevin Cucci

    wow! This camera looks fantastic. And the price… Fantastic! Geez. Sony just killed it if this camera does what it says on paper.

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  7. fotosiamo

    Fantastic price and upgrade just in times for the holidays!

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