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Gear Rumors

Sony A7 II Could Ship To US Come January

By Anthony Thurston on November 22nd 2014

Sony really came out of nowhere with their A7 II announcement, so much so that they did not even notify distributors in the US or Europe beforehand (as is customary for many releases). In fact, that is why you don’t see any pre-ordering links for them yet, because B&H, Amazon, Best Buy, etc all found out about the A7 II the same way and time that you and I did.

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[REWIND: Sony Announces New A7 II, Offering 5-axis In Body Image Stabilization]

It’s not unheard of, but it is certainly not the usual procedure. So many of you have been wondering when those of us in the US or Europe will be able to get our hands on the new A7 II. The answer is that there is no official word on that, but a new rumor has surfaced that sheds some light on the situation.

According to a post over on Sony Alpha Rumors, the A7 II will ship to the US and Europe in January, or February at the absolute latest. There is still no official US or Euro pricing, but $1600 seems to be the common thought at this point.

Stay tuned, we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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. Fernando Lachica

    Still learning about photography and your articles helps a lot.

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  2. Greg Geis

    Does anybody know why IBIS isn’t more common, especially from Nikon and Cannon? It’s a tremendously useful feature especially for fast primes. Surely they wouldn’t do it to protect VR lens sales, I’m hoping it is a technical or durability issue that will eventually be overcome.

    I think Cannon and Nikon can sit fairly comfortable on their lense thrones, but they should really watch themselves when it comes to technical image advantages. There are things an A7SII with a 1.4 prime could shoot handheld that nothing else could touch.

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    • Kevin Cucci

      and this is exactly why mirror less cameras are the future of photography. In a couple more years, when they have a few generations of cameras under their belt and they fix some of the minor issues they currently have, there will be no reason for a DSLR kit anymore, especially for the majority of photographers. The sports guys will stick with the DSLR for a bit longer.

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  3. Kevin Cucci

    These specs make it really difficult to maintain a DSLR kit. I would LOVE to make the switch to this camera. Unfortunately I’m not willing to switch to a bunch of F4 zooms and a native lens selection of… 6. Bring me a badass native 85 1.4, better battery life, quieter shutter, slightly higher FPS and AF performance… Then I may consider it a real option. I know it’s a lot to ask for at the moment from Sony. But one day.

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    • Greg Silver

      I’d wait for the Sony A9 if you’re thinking of making a switch. I think that camera will bring more of what you’re looking for.

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    • Jean-Francois Perreault

      I totally agree. I would love to switch as well but the lack of lenses is a real turn off for now. Price is also another major turn off for me.
      I know Sony will eventually release better lenses but as of today it’s not enough to commit.

      On a side note, I don’t believe Canon will continue ignoring mirroless for long. It’s just an opinion but I think they’ll eventually release something interesting in the near future. I wonder if they got cut short by Sony’s A7 last year and had to get back to the drawing boards (just a guess).

      Anyways, I’m still sticking with Canon but I won’t be sticking for many years. I give them 1, maybe 2 years tops before I make my decision and switch. By then Sony should have an interest in system.

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