Achieve a wider dynamic range for greater control over light up to an impressive 14 stops with the S-Log2 gamma settings. This setting helps you to achieve smoother and deeper tones and colours, as well as more clarity in shadows, guaranteeing your images will be enhanced with increased definition.
The Sony A7S II's full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor at 12.2-megapixels is fast and powerful. You can achieve a professional-level creamy bokeh in your shots with the Sony α7S Mark II. Whether it’s capturing stars in the night sky or movement in dim lighting at an event, this camera will promise exceptional delivery in any light and situation.
The Sony A7S pairs its sensor with a BIONZ X image processor to enable expanded sensitivity to ISO 409600 for exceptional low light capture with the ability to shoot at 80,000 ISO with acceptable amounts of noise. In both stills and video recording, the Sony a7S II has fast autofocus with continuous shooting at 5 frames per second, resulting in masterful shots.
With 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilisation, camera shake won’t be an issue. Even with handheld stills and video, you’ll be able to achieve balanced, clear images without blur. Attach a range of lenses and shoot at various focal points with confidence knowing you won’t encounter unwanted camera shake.
The viewfinder display of the Sony A7S enables you to see your shots and recordings in all their detail on a full-frame LCD, with 0.78x magnification enabling you to see all the details at eye level. The 3-inch 1,228.8k-dot LCD monitor can tilt up and down so you can work from high and low angles without hassle.
Thanks to 4K video capability, you can capture those special moments at 120fps in HD resolution. Resulting in a commercial standard, your videos will be at a solid professional level. Whether it’s a wedding or other event, you will be able to capture special moments in between your still photography to the same exceptional quality.
Weighing in at only 627g, the magnesium-constructed body of the Sony A7S performs great on small gimbals. The compact and lightweight camera body makes it easy to carry around and work with. It is also useful in inconspicuous environments such as in street photography.
USB charging allows you to charge the internal battery whilst in the camera via the USB port. You can charge this camera on-the-go with portable battery packs. This is excellent if you find yourself stranded without charge suddenly.
With built-in Wi-Fi, you’ll be able to share your images to your other devices easily. Near-field communication (NFC) is also enabled so you can sync your camera to your smartphone. It won’t matter that you’re not around your computer or laptop.
|Camera Series||Sony Alpha|
|Image Sensor Type / Format||35mm Full Frame, CMOS|
|Pixels||Actual: 12.4 Megapixel
Effective: 12.2 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||3:2 - 4240 x 2832
16:9 - 4240 x 2384
|Other Resolutions||3:2 - 2768 x 1848, 2128 x 1416, 1376 x 920
16:9 - 2768 x 1560, 2128 x 1200, 1376 x 776
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S
Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Continuous-servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)|
|Autofocus Points||Contrast Detection:169|
|Metering Method||Center-weighted average metering, Multiple, Spot metering|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
Metering Range: EV -3.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100-102400 (Extended Mode: 50-409600)|
|Memory Card Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo|
|Aspect Ratio||3:2, 16:9|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 5 fps|
|Video Clip Length||Up to 29 Min 59 Sec|
|Audio Recording||Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo + Mono
|Display Screen||3" Rear Screen LCD (1,228,800)|
|Shutter||Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 second
|Burst Rate||Up to 5 fps at 12.2 MP for up to 200 frames
Up to 2.5 fps at 12.2 MP for up to 200 frames
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 250 seconds|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Self Timer||10 seconds, 5 seconds, 2 seconds|
|Connectivity||1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, WiFi|
|Battery||1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1020 mAh|
|AC Power Adapter||AC-PW20 (Optional)|
|Operating Storage Temperature||Operating 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)|
Carry a few batteries or USB charging devices with you for longer shoots as the battery life is not this camera’s strong point. But it’s great that you can also charge the batteries in-camera with the portable USB port.
For long-term, comfortable shooting, holding two batteries for extended shooting time, use the Sony vertical battery grip for your a7S Mark II.
You can easily program your camera to customise the settings to work for you. Personalise your Sony a7S Mark II to put the functions you need and use most at your fingertips.
Yes! We suggest a quality, lightweight microphone such as the Rode VideoMic Pro.
Yes, you can achieve smooth, gliding shots in a handheld gimbal such as the Zhiyun Crane V2 which offers 360-degree rotation.