Well this is astonishing. Sony has announced the a7 II with extremely useful 5-axis image stabilization. I think it is quite clear that Sony and Panasonic are driving innovation with Canon and Nikon falling further behind with every new announcement.
“The remarkable new 5-axis image stabilization system dramatically expands your range of expression by compensating for five types of camera shake during handheld shooting of still images and movies. So you can confidently zoom in faraway subjects, snap detailed close-ups and capture night scenes with minimal camera shake blur. Since camera shake compensation is equivalent to using a 4.5-step* faster shutter speed, you can also take advantage of a wider range of shutter speeds. All this, within super compact dimensions!”
The new A7 II has been announced, but technically only in Japan. As of now, there is no information about a US release of this body, neither availability nor pricing. But, if you want to try and snag a Japanese version (which, obviously, wouldn’t be serviced by Sony USA) you should be able to do some come December 5th for around $1600 US.
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