The Sony A7RII mirrorless camera, replacing the A7R, is rumored to have entered production and to begin shipping sometime in late May or early June 2015.
Sony is planning to release more FE-mount products by the end of this year. At least a couple of cameras and a few more lenses are expected to show up in 2015. The first of them is allegedly the Sony A7RII, which will take the place of the A7R, the first FE-mount shooter alongside the A7.
The A7 was succeeded by the A7II at the end of 2014, so it is natural for the A7RII to be the next in line. Trusted sources are reporting that the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is currently on the production line, meaning that it is very close to its launch.
Sony A7RII to come packed with 5-axis image stabilization system
The camera with the biggest resolution in Sony’s line-up is the A7R. A replacement to this shooter is coming, however, the rumor mill is not expecting the new model to feature a higher-resolution image sensor.
The changes when compared to the current generation will not be major ones. It is speculated that the Sony A7RII will represent an evolution of the A7R and that it will employ an on-sensor 5-axis image stabilization system, which has been added into the A7II for the first time.
Sony A7RII release date reportedly set for May or June
Sony’s upcoming camera is allegedly on the production line. Once the manufacturing process begins, it means that a device is not so far away from being revealed.
A product launch event will take place in April, but it is very likely that it will be focused on E-mount camcorders. However, another event will take place sometime in early May.
Either way, it appears that the Sony A7RII release date is set for sometime in late May or early June. Its price and the remainder of its specs list are unknown for the time being.
Higher-end and lower-end FE-mount mirrorless cameras coming in 2015, too
Meanwhile, the PlayStation maker is still expected to be working on a higher-end model, which will be aimed at professional photographers. The camera might be called Sony A9 and it may have a sensor with more megapixels and with a faster burst rate.
On the other hand, a Sony A5 low-end full frame camera is also in the works and it will be released sometime in the future for under $1,000. Until then, grab a pinch of salt and stick with us for more info!