for those who haven't experienced IBIS in a Pentax or Olympus body, it can work very well. Makes nearly every lens you have stabilized, even classic old primes.
Oh my, the IS does sound appealing and is bound to rival Canon's hybrid IS on their newer 100L, 24-70L. But looking at the picture on the japanese site, the 5-axis version seems to need a generic, tc-like attachment?
Canon and their shareholders have to count on the old-school dslr crowd not jumping ship, looking at the speed Sony innovates Canon can nearly stop trying in the enthusiast-midrange market.
The TC-like attachment is the adapter for A-mount lens to the A7 II. I think what the picture show is that:
1) The pitch and yaw IS correction is perform in the E-Mount OSS lens when use with A7 II.
2) The 5-axis IS correction is all done in the A7 II when using E-mount non-OSS lens and A-mount lens via adapter.
Hmm... Is there any new innovation?? Only just a refresh of A7 with better specifications...
Anyway, at this rate of releasing upgrade (releasing upgrade model faster than Canon Rebel entry DSLR??), I don't think it's good for Sony and especially their technical support department... may be they don't intend to have one: Your camera not working... we just release a new one, go and get it.
Have a nice day.