The first batch of Sony A7RII specs has arrived, confirming some previous rumors, which said that the new model will be fairly similar to the old one.
One of the most recent trends in digital photography is to release cameras that represent an evolution of their predecessors instead of coming out as a revolution. Not all devices fall into this category, but the Sony A7II is certainly a part of it and it seems like the A7R replacement will follow the same path.
The rumor mill has recently revealed that the Japan-based company is planning to launch a successor to the high-resolution A7R in the near future. Before its imminent launch event, the first Sony A7RII specs have showed up on the web. As initially speculated, the upcoming FE-mount mirrorless camera will get most of its traits from its forerunner, the A7R.
Sony A7RII specs list to include similar sensor with improved processor
Sony will put a similar 36.4-megapixel full-frame image sensor into the A7RII, which will be powered by an enhanced image processor. As a result of this, the new shooter will provide better low-light capabilities. It remains to be seen whether noise levels are reduced at high ISO or users are getting a higher ISO option. The A7R has a maximum ISO of 25,600.
The sensor will come packed with built-in 5-axis image stabilization technology. The same improvement has been made to the A7 when the A7II came out. This is another feature that will help the camera capture higher-quality photos in low-light conditions.
The Sony A7RII specs list is said to include an improved focusing system, which will allow the camera to autofocus faster. The continuous shooting mode is not mentioned, so we will have to wait a little longer to find out whether or not it will get a speed boost, courtesy to the improved processor, just like the A7II.
A silent shutter mode will be added into the Sony A7R
The rumor mill says that the new FE-mount camera will employ a design similar to the one of the A7II instead of the A7R. The reasoning behind this decision is not given, but it will be interesting to see how the customers will take it.
One of the most important additions consists of a silent shutter mode. Sony has been criticized for not putting a quiet shutter mode into the A7R, which is present in lots of high-profile mirrorless cameras.
A silent shutter mode is available in the Sony A7S, but the A7, A7R, and A7II do not have it. Stay tuned for more Sony A7RII specs! Meanwhile, Amazon is selling the A7R for about $2,100.