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November 19, 2014
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(SR4) The big rumor day summary: A7II and 70-300mm to be announced within days! A9 coming early 2015.

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This was a very busy rumor day and at moments even very confusing :) Therefore this post to clear out things and spread the good news:

1) SR4: Sony will announce the new A7II and the new 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II A-mount lens within the next few days already!

2) SR4: The Sony A7II succeeds the A7 camera (uses the same 24MP sensor) but comes with an impressive 5 axis stabilization taken with the Olympus E-M1. Compared to the current A7 the A7II thicker (due the different grip). Weights 100 gram more. The camera should be announced within the next days already!

3) SR5: The A7II is not the “PRO” FE camera. The PRO FE camera is likely to be named A9 and will be announced and hit the stores the first half of 2015. And it has a new generation sensor!

In short Sony appears to have managed to make the miracle to add 5 axis stabilization on the Full Frame E-mount cameras. And this is really a big news! Stay tuned on SAR as I think A7II pictures will be (hopefully) leaked soon. And here are the A7II and 70-300mm info via Digicameinfo:

A7II specs (translated via google):
- 24.3 million pixels FF sensor
- 5-axis in body stabilization (same as the Olympus E-M1)
- LCD monitor 3.0-inch 1.23 million dot. 107 degrees up, and tilt 41 degrees below
- EVF 0.5-inch 2.36 million dot
- ISO100-25600 (extended with ISO50). Video ISO200-25600
- The shutter speed is 30 seconds -1/8000 seconds
- 270 sheets at the number of possible shots EVF use. LCD monitor when using 350 sheets
- Continuous shooting 2.5 frames / sec. When speed priority continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
- Video XAVC S, AVCHD, MP4
- The battery is NP-FW50
- The size of 126.9mm x 95.7mm x 59.7mm
- Weight 599g (including battery and memory)
- Vertical position grip VG-C2EM (sold separately)
- Media Memory Stick PRO Duo / PRO-HG Duo / XC-HG Duo, SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I compatible)

70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II A-mount specs (translated via google):
- New nano AR coating
- Improved Dynamic tracking AF performance
- Weather proof design
- 16 lenses in 11 groups
- Filter diameter of 62mm
- A minimum focusing distance of 1.2m
- Maximum magnification is 0.25x
- Total length 135.5mm
- Maximum diameter 82.5mm
- Weight 750g

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November 19, 2014
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(SR4) These are the full A7II E-mount FF camera specs!

 

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The Olympus OMD 5 axis stabilization diagram.

Important note: It really looks like there will be a new A7II now and a new A9 coming in January/February! So two E-mount FF to come and not one!

These are the specs of the A7II posted by Digicameinfo. This clearly sounds not like the E-mount PRO (A9?) that is likely to be announced in January/February. This is very likely an “Updated” version of the A7:

A7II specs (translated via google):
- 24.3 million pixels FF sensor
- 5-axis in body stabilization (same as the Olympus E-M1)
- LCD monitor 3.0-inch 1.23 million dot. 107 degrees up, and tilt 41 degrees below
- EVF 0.5-inch 2.36 million dot
- ISO100-25600 (extended with ISO50). Video ISO200-25600
- The shutter speed is 30 seconds -1/8000 seconds
- 270 sheets at the number of possible shots EVF use. LCD monitor when using 350 sheets
- Continuous shooting 2.5 frames / sec. When speed priority continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
- Video XAVC S, AVCHD, MP4
- The battery is NP-FW50
- The size of 126.9mm x 95.7mm x 59.7mm
- Weight 599g (including battery and memory)
- Vertical position grip VG-C2EM (sold separately)
- Media Memory Stick PRO Duo / PRO-HG Duo / XC-HG Duo, SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I compatible)

Compared to the current A7 the A7II thicker (due the different grip). Weights 100 gram more. The camera should be announced within the next days already!

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November 19, 2014
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(SR4) Next Sony surprise: Sony to announce the A7II E-mount with 5 axis stabilization soon?

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The Olympus OMD 5 axis stabilization diagram.

Well, it looks like Sony has plenty of surprises on the horizon. Digicameinfo reports that Sony will soon announce the α7II (ILCE-7M2). The “updated” A7 camera has following features:
- 5-axis in body stabilization (same as the Olympus E-M1)
- Tilting 3 inches 1.23 million dot LCD screen
- Shape and grip design are different than current A7 series.
- Comes along the new VG-C2EM vertical grip (it takes two NP-FW50 batteries)

The weird thing is that SAR sources tell there is a second(!) new PRO model coming in January/February with:
– Advanced version of the A6000 hybrid AF system
– Weather sealed and mroe high quality body
– Sony will also NOT re-use the 36MP (A7r) or 24MP (A7 and A99) sensor.

There is yet no other info about sensor specs and final release of the camera. Also to be answered is if that is just an “updated” A7 or the new rumored A9. The addition of the 5 axis stabilization is definitely a MASSIVE welcome news! I just hope Digicameinfo sources are right on this (they usually are). Stay tuned on SAR!

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November 19, 2014
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(SR4) New A-mount 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II lens to be annouced soon.

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Image of the current 70-300mm lens (not the new II version).

Digicameinfo reports that Sony will (finally!) announce a new A_mount lens. The 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II! The specs are:

- New nano AR coating
- Improved Dynamic tracking AF performance
- Weather proof design
- 16 lenses in 11 groups
- Filter diameter of 62mm
- A minimum focusing distance of 1.2m
- Maximum magnification is 0.25x
- Total length 135.5mm
- Maximum diameter 82.5mm
- Weight 750g

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November 19, 2014
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(SR5) New PRO Full Frame A9 E-mount camera is placed above the A7 series.


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One more thing about the new E-mount PRO FF camera coming in late January or early February. I have been told by trusted sources this camera will not be a A7/s/r replacement! It will be the first of a new line. The sources didn’t share the name of the camera but it’s highly likely this camera will be named “Sony A9“.
The camera will cost more than the current A7 models. I also have been told the Sony A7s will also see a first smaller price drop before the A9 announcement.

Specs of the A9 are not known yet but it has the fastest AF of any Sony mirrorless camera yet (more advanced than the one used by the A6000). Sony will also NOT re-use the 36MP (A7r) or 24MP (A7 and A99) sensor. Trusted sources told me the sensor is brand new.

Stay tuned on SAR, we have an exciting time ahead!

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