Sony has today announced its latest intangible lens compact system camera, dubbed the Sony Alpha A7 II they claim it to be the world’s first camera with a sensor of its size to feature a 5-axis image stabilisation system.

To top that off the A7 II also claims to be the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera, and it features a 24.3 megapixel Exmoor CMOS sensor.

Sony also states that the Alpha A7 II will also offer the equivalent of 4.5 stops of added stabilisation thanks to the on-board OIS, and all of this will work with multiple E-mount lenses.

The camera also has a 117-point focal phase detection AF sensor with 25- point contrast detection that is said to be 30 per cent faster at autofocusing that the original A7.

And that’s not all there’s also an improved motion prediction algorithm to increase tracking by 1.5 times, and the startup time has been reduced by 40 per cent.

The A7 II also supports high bitrate XAVC-S at Full HD 1920 x 1080 at 50Mbps, as well as support for AVCHD 1920 x 1080 at 60p, 50p, to, to and 24p.

On the back there’s also a high contrast XGA OLED viewfinder that has a 2.36 million dot equivalent. Just next to this there is a TFT screen with 1.23 million dots and is fitted to a tilt-angle bracket that allows for adjustments between 107 and 41 degrees.

Inside there’s also Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.

The Sony Alpha A7 II will be available in Europe from January 2015, as of yet no pricing has been announced.

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