B&H has the new Sony A7 II in stock for the first time today. Right now, only the kit is listed as in stock and shipping; however, the A7 II body shouldn’t be much further behind. You can find the A7 II here at B&H Photo.
Adobe has announced the availability of Camera Raw 8.7.1 for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6, which adds RAW file support for the new Sony A7 II and updated support for the Samsung NX1. Several new lens profiles are also part of the update.
A corresponding update for Lightroom 5 (to version 5.7.1) is expected to be released within the next week. I’ll have the latest on that update as soon as it is released.
Check out this new video of the new Sony A7 II hands-on test with the guys from The Camera Store. They cover some of the minor changes in ergonomics and controls, as well as the new 5-axis stabilizer, XAVC S video codec and S-Log video capture.
Earlier this month, Sony announced the new A7 II but only for the Japan market. Today, Sony has officially provided details on the A7 II for the US.
The camera will ship in the US on December 9 for $1700 for the body only and $2000 with the 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens. Recall that the A7 II has built-in 5-axis stabilization for its full frame sensor.
You can read more details about the A7 II here.
Also, the camera is now available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.
Also, the new Sony 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II lens for Sony A-mount cameras is coming to the US in February 2015 for $1148. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
It looks like the Sony A7 II specs have leaked out, which should replace the well-received Sony A7. The camera looks to get an improvement in the image stabilization and video departments.
What makes me raise my eyebrow the most is the inclusion of the XAVC S codec. There are no specs concerning video resolution of the A7 II; however, XAVC S is generally seen on Sony cameras that offer 4K video capture. Will Sony bring compressed, in-camera 4K video capture to the A7 line with the new A7 II? [Read more…]