Sony’s A7 II mirrorless camera adds faster autofocus and better image stabilization

Sony has upgraded its pioneering A7 full-frame mirrorless camera with a few improvements that should make it more responsive and enjoyable to shoot. The A7 II’s headline feature is 5-axis image stabilization, an ability first seen on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 back in early 2012 but never before on a full-frame camera. This is, in fact, the first mirrorless camera from Sony to feature in-body image stabilization at all, meaning you’ll be able to take longer (and therefore brighter) exposures in low light no matter what lens is attached.

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Next, Sony has improved the A7 II’s autofocus system, claiming that it will lock focus around 30 percent faster than its predecessor; a welcome addition if true, given the A7’s poor performance in that…

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