The new Sony A7R II has specs you won't believe

Sharper, steadier, longer-lasting

The A7R II also inherits the 5-axis stabilization system first seen on the Sony A7 II, but specially tuned for the higher resolution sensor.

It moves the sensor to compensate for any camera movement during the exposure, or while filming, and it means you don't need image-stabilized lenses – although it will work fine with stabilized Sony lenses.

Sony A7R II

The A7R II uses Sony's full-frame E-mount lenses, but it can also use Alpha mount lenses via an adaptor.

Sony A7R II

Images can be composed on the LCD display or the A7R II's upgraded XGA OLED Tru-Finder.

Sony says it has also reduced shutter vibration by 50% compared to the A7R and the shutter now has a life expectancy of 500,000 shots – that's right up with the best professional DSLRs.

The original Sony A7R was impressive, but the specs of the A7R II are simply spectacular. The Sony A7R II will be available in August for $3,200 (about £2061, AU$4131).

Rod Lawton is Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography magazines, including Digital Camera, N-Photo, PhotoPlus, Professional Photography, Photography Week and Practical Photoshop.