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2) Fast hybrid autofocus (30% faster than Sony A7) using both the contrast-detect and phase-detection autofocus points. There is supposed to be an improvement in both speed and accuracy of autofocus for high speed continuous shooting (at 5 frames per second). The A7ii retains the 25 contrast-detect AF points and 117 phase-detection AF points. The continuous AF is said to have improved significantly for tracking of moving subjects.

3) Improved ergonomics with better grip and placement of shutter button. This supposedly improves handling of the camera with larger and heavier lenses. The layout looks pretty good.

New body layout of the A7ii
New body layout of the A7ii
New grip and placement of shutter button
New grip and placement of shutter button

4) The live view screen is now 1.2MP 3″ “WhiteMagic display” (other models have 921K live view screen), which is supposed to improve visibility in bright scenes such as outdoors.

Live view screen termed "WhiteMagic"
Live view screen termed “WhiteMagic”

5) Addition of features for video recording include Sony’s own XAVC S video codec (previously only available in Sony’s professional video camera line), as well as S-Log2 picture profile which allows the camera to capture a much greater brightness (or dynamic) range.

So how does it compare to the other siblings in this camera range? I have compiled a comparison table on the next page.

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