There are six cutting edge technologies in the A7RII that directly benefit landscape photographers, a class leading new sensor design, in body image stabilization (IBIS), an electronic first curtain shutter, a big electronic view finder (EVF), extremely accurate focusing, and a compact form factor. That all these appeared in the same camera is one reason so many review sites dubbed it 2015 camera of the year. To be sure, the camera is not the best option for every type of photography. It’s small size can make handling difficult in fast moving situations like those found in journalism and sports photography. In addition, large lenses will make the camera front heavy and awkward to hold. Also, even though the EVF is big and has a good refresh rate, it can’t compare to the infinite refresh rate of an optical view finder for fast moving subjects. Finally, working pros need reliable equipment and Sony simply doesn’t have the track record, as do Canon and Nikon, to provide this assurance. It is only this last point that may have a direct impact on landscape photographers. Accepting these potential limitations, let’s take a look at some of the tech that make the A7RII relevant as a landscape camera.