What Could be the Most Important Camera in the World
The successor to the renowned Sony A7 mirrorless full-frame camera. complete with an A-Mount 70-300mm SSM II G Lens. The latest A7 II adds numerous attributes to the specification which includes a five-axis optical imaging stabilizer, which Sony is claiming as a first in the world for a camera with a full-frame sensor.
A big boost for low-light imaging
The Optical image stabilizer physically counteracts the slight hand movements which occur with certainty when handling a camera without using a tripod, thereby diminishing the blurring consequences of camera shake upon your photos.
This new system counterbalances movement along five unique axes including movements in up/down and left/right directions along with three angular movements roll, yaw and pitch. These last three occur as the camera swings to the left and right;, tilts up and down rotates clockwise or rotates anti-clockwise while hand holding. Sony claims as much as 4.5 correction stops, meaning you will have the ability to hold the camera by hand using shutter speeds as much as 4.5 stops less without
noticeable camera shake.
This camera is wonderful news for photographers who enjoy shooting in poor light and will also improve picture quality by allowing lower ISO settings to be used. The system also instrumental when shooting movies, where it is a colossal advantage for hand-held images.
Not the exclusive mirrorless camera featuring 5-axis stabilization
Although it may be the first on a full-frame sensor camera, the Sony A7 II is not an exclusive mirrorless camera to contain a five-axis image stabilizer. Of noteworthy mention is the Olympus OM-D E-M1 which has provided this
stabilization function since it was initially announced in September of 2013, albeit using a
significantly smaller image sensor which is rated at a somewhat lower stabilization of 4 stops according to the CIPA standards.