Description

The Sony Alpha A7S II is one of the best mirrorless cameras for low-light photography and video recording, aimed at advanced to professional photographers.

Featuring a 12.2-megapixel Exmor full-frame CMOS sensor, 4K-video recording, in-body 5-axis image stabilisation, extensive ISO range and an OLED viewfinder, the A7S II is specifically designed to be a master of low light image creation. Whether you’re interested in producing professional-quality videos, portrait photography, travel photography or landscape photography, the A7S II is one of the best mirrorless cameras to consider. With its magnesium-alloy frame and weather-resistant design, this is a camera that photographers can use with confidence in a variety of environments and conditions.

Using Sony’s powerful Bionz X image processing engine, with intelligent area-specific noise reduction, back-illuminated (BSI) sensor construction and native ISO sensitivity range of ISO 100-102400 (expandable to 409600), the A7S II can produce clean results even in challenging lighting conditions.

The A7S II features a 169-point hybrid autofocus system, with 25-contrast detection points for quick and accurate results. This system is capable of focusing in low-visibility conditions as dim as -4EV, equivalent to moonlight. The A7S II also features a completely silent electronic shutter mode, enabling photographers to continue shooting without causing a distraction during sensitive occasions such as concert recitals and wedding ceremonies for example.

The A7S II’s 3-inch 1.229k-dot tilting LCD offers a crisp display for composing images. However, the A7S II also has a high-resolution 2.36-million dot XGA OLED Tru-finder, which is great for composing images in bright lighting conditions.

Suitable for photographers looking for a professional-level camera that delivers a fine balance between quality video and stills capabilities, the A7S II offers superior low-light performance, full manual control and customisable DSLR-like controls.

Sony Alpha A7S II - Video recording and connectivity

Compatible with a growing family of excellent Sony E-mount lenses, the A7S II boasts some professional video-recording capabilities. Featuring 5-axis image stabilisation, the Sony Alpha A7S II can record smooth 100Mbps 4K-video footage at up to 30fps. It can also be used to produce Full HD videos at up to 120fps, ideal for capturing action and producing cinematic slow-motion video footage. Professional video codecs and picture profiles such as S-Log are offered with the Sony A7S II, offering up to 14-stops of latitude for optimal grading flexibility during post production. It also has a clean HDMI output for external monitoring and recording.

Using the Sony PlayMemories app, Sony Alpha camera owners can connect their cameras to Android and Apple iOS smart devices using Wi-Fi and NFC, for seamless photo sharing and wireless camera control. PlayMemories also allow photographers to download apps that provide additional functionality for Sony Alpha cameras, such as Time-lapse, Smooth Reflection, Motion Shot and more.

Specifications

Weight (g) 584g
Movie Mode Yes, Yes (with Sound)
Charger Included Yes
4K Video Recording Yes
Monitor Size 3.0"
Compatible storage media (card not supplied) MicroSDHC, SDXC, MicroSD, MicroSDXC, Memory Stick Duo, SD Card, Mem Stick PRO Duo , SDHC Card
GPS No
ISO Speed Range 100- 409600
Connection Type HDMI
Exposure Modes Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Picture Modes, Manual
Video Out HDMI
White Balance Modes Auto, Preset, White Balance Bracketing, Custom
Focusing Modes One-shot AF, Continuous AF, Manual
Audio Recording Yes
Sensor Size (WxH mm) 35.6 x 23.8mm
Battery Compatibility Fitting Sony NP-FW50
Max Image Resolution 4240 x 2832
Metering Modes Evaluative, Centre Weighted, Spot
Touchscreen No
Model a7s II
Vari-angle monitor Yes
MegaPixel (Effective Resolution) 12.2 megapixels
Continuous Shooting Speed (fps) 5 fps
Lens Fitting Sony E
Megapixel Banding 10 - 20
Auto Exposure Bracketing Yes
Body Dimensions (WxHxD) mm 126.9 x 95.7 x 60.3mm
Exposure Compensation Yes
Built in Flash No