Designed for videographers, especially in low light, the α7S II is a mirrorless 12.2- megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with a full sensor readout. It has a lower pixel count on purpose—to get around the line skipping found in huge pixel-count cameras. An incredible native ISO range of 100–102400 (extendable to 50– 409600), built-in stabilization, and the ability to record 4K internally are just a few of the features that make this camera a great choice for video. Files are stored as convenient XAVC S (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), and frame rates are 3840 x 2160 at 23.98p, 25.00p, and 29.97p (at up to 100Mbps); 1920 x 1080 at 23.98p, 29.97p and 59.94p (at up to 50Mbps); and 1920 x 1080 at 120 fps (at up to 100Mbps).
Just because this camera is designed for video doesn’t mean it doesn’t take great photos in JPEG or RAW, at up to 5 fps. The contrast detection autofocus system works in low light—even down to EV -4—and has 169 points to choose from, divided into 16 segments, nine of which are central. The lens mount is rigid—made for the heavy-duty, large video lenses in the E-mount series. A 3.5mm microphone jack makes it easy to record high-quality audio while separately monitoring through the 3.5mm headphone jack, and you can record straight to an external device via the HDMI D (Micro). This camera also has a micro-USB 2.0 port.
Composition is effortless via the 3.0-inch, tilting LCD, moveable 107 degrees up and 41 degrees down. The XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder gives you 0.78x magnification, and you can see how your settings affect your images in real time.
A magnesium alloy body contributes to the Sony α7S II’s strength and keeps it light at 1.4 pounds, plus, your battery will never die during your shoot again since this camera supports pass-through charging via USB.
Don’t worry about getting dust in the camera when you change lenses—an anti- static coating keeps dust away from the optics, and vibrations while in Cleaning Mode shake off any stragglers. One memory card slot supports UHS-I SD, SDHC, SDXC cards, and the built-in WiFi makes sharing and uploading easy and fast.
- Camera Type: Mirrorless
- Sensor: 12.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor
- Aspect Ratio: 3:2; 16:9
- Exposure Modes: Aperture-Priority (A); Manual (M); Programmed auto with flexible program (P); Shutter-Priority (S); Auto
- ISO Range: 100–102400 | Expandable to 50–409600
- Display Size: 3.0 inches
- Image Stabilization: Sensor-Shift; 5-Axis
- File Format: Stills—JPEG; RAW | Video—XAVC S; MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
- Weight: 1.29 pounds
- Weather Resistant: Dust resistant
- Built-in Flash: No
- Battery: NP-FW50 rechargeable lithium-ion
- Connectivity: USB 2.0 | Micro-B | HDMI D (Micro) |3.5mm headphone | 3.5mm microphone | WiFi | NFC