November 20, 2014
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Hot! Sony A7II officially announced in Japan!


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Sony Alpha a7II  (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II  with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto (Click here).

The Sony A7II has been officially announced at Sony Japan! I will now continually update this post with info. Very strange that we have a “pure” Japanese announcement only!

Available in Japan only via Amazon Japan.

Press release:
A7II press and images at Sony Japan.
Image samples here at Sony Japan.

Hot notes:
This is a Japan announcement only and no other site has any info yet
The A7II indeed has an amazing 5 axis stabilization!
It has a faster hybrid AF.
It records XAVC-S (See specs below)
There are also many of small design change (see pictures below)
Release date for the camera is December 5.
Price is 190,000 yen (current conversion: 1300 Euro or $1,600). Although I am sure price in Dollar will be lower
Sony Japan also announced the new 70-300mm II lens (article on SAR here).

In deep details:

1) 5 axis stabilization:
There is a special page on that at Sony Japan (google translation here). It works up to 4,5 stops of correction (in video up to 5 stops). Shake correction can be checked in Live View too.

2) Hybrid AF:
Sony says the A7II autofocus is 30% faster than on the previous A7. And also the subject acquisition performance and motion tracking performance has been  improved.

3) Body changes:
Finally the shutter button is on the place where it always should have been…on top of the grip :)
The body also has another texture
Grip is now better suited to hold larger lenses too (so says Sony)

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

Images (Click on them to enlarge):

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α7Ⅱ from Sony: Official Video Release

α7 Ⅱ 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE from Sony: Official Video Release

Image samples (Click on them to enlarge):

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A7m2 specs:


November 20, 2014
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More great news: A-mount 24-70mm II and 16-35mm II coming in 2015!



Finally a great new for A-mount camera owners! Not only did you get the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II today. Sony will also release a new 24-70mm II and 16-35mm II A-mount lens in 2015! posted a set of pictures from the Japanese A7m2 presentation and there is that image showing the two new lenses. The lenses will have
– Improved AF speed
– Updated design and weatherproof body
– Image Quality improvement (like ghost reduction)

This is exactly what we needed from Sony to let us know A-mount is continuing…

found via Digicameinfo.

And here is the new 75-300mmII lens:


And the A77M2 XAVC-S and Autofocus improvement firmware info (coming in December)


November 20, 2014
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Good news for A77m2 (A-mount) camera owners: Firmware udpate coming (XAVC-S coming!)


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Good news for the A-mount A77m2 camera owners: Sony Japan announced they will release a new firmware update in December. Those are the two great features that will be added:

1. Auto focus up to 2.5 times faster at low light!*
* Internal measurement method DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM when mounted

2. XAVC-S recording


November 20, 2014
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Sony announces the new 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II A-mount lens!


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Sony Japan at lats announced a new A-mount lens: The 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II!

These are the specs google translated via Sony Japan:

And sharp sense of resolution, it is a telephoto zoom lens that achieves a beautiful blur of unique G lens.
Sports and animal outdoor shooting, of course, ideal for close-up photography and shortest shooting distance 1.2m. I am also active in such portraits and flowers of shooting.

     Flare and ghost caused by surface-to-surface reflection is suppressed significantly by employing nano AR coating, further improve the descriptive power.
     Dynamic tracking performance of AF is about 4 times faster in the current model (“SAL70300G”) ratio.
     Adopt a conscious design to dust-proof and drip-proof.

<Release Date: February 2015 Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: 142,000 yen + tax>
For specifications, see the shopping site.

November 20, 2014
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Win one of the new Camslinger Cosyspeed Bags!


RX10 CS 160 PG

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hi, this is Thomas from COSYSPEED.

It’s super cool that we can have one of our new CAMSLINGER models as a giveaway for your readers! I’m sure many of them would like this new concept of carrying a mirrorless camera (or Superzooms or smaller DSLRs aswell) on the hip or as a sling bag. It’s not a solution to transport large amounts of gear as the bags are on the smaller side, but for daily live when out shooting with smaller gear it will be a very quick and good solution.

Keep on going with your great blog and many thanks, Thomas

_ _ _

You can enter the giveaway simply by visiting any of the sites on facebook or following us on twitter using the dedicated giveaway box. Of couse, the more sites you visit on facebook and follow on twitter, the more entries you’ll gain… and increase your chances to win. If you instead visit, for example, just the SAR facebook page, then you’ll enter the giveaway in SonyAlphaRumors, but you won’t have the chance to win anything on the other blogs.

And here are the 15 prizes you can win:

SonyAlphaRumor prizes: 1) CAMSLINGER 160 Street Edition 2) PHONEBAG 135 – 3) PHONEBAG 135
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Thanks to Thomas for your generous offer to organize a giveaway with all these amazing prizes.

And now, good luck to anyone!
the rumor guys

The contest ends 11/26/2014 at 12:00 AM
CAMSLINGER 160 Paris Gray


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