Sony Alpha a7S II Review

Sony Alpha a7S II Specifications

Price
MSRP $3000
Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution 4240 x 2832
Other resolutions 4240 x 2384, 2768 x 1848, 2768 x 1560, 2128 x 1416, 2128 x 1200, 1376 x 920, 1376 x 776
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 12 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Bionz X
Image
ISO Auto, 100-102400 (expands to 50-409600)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50
Boosted ISO (maximum) 409600
White balance presets 10
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Image stabilization notes 5-axis
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Extra fine, fine, standard
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (2x)
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 169
Lens mount Sony E Mount Lenses
Focal length multiplier 1×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,228,800
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT-LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.78×
Viewfinder resolution 2,359,296
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
Continuous drive 5.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Resolutions 4K (3840 x 2160 @ 30p/24p [60-100Mbps]), Full HD (1920 x 1080 @ 120p/60p/60i/30p/24p [50-100Mbps]), 720p (30p [16Mbps])
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Videography notes XLR support via adapter
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4:2:2 8-bit 4K or 1080 video output)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote control Yes (wired or smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 370
Weight (inc. batteries) 627 g (1.38 lb / 22.12 oz)
Dimensions 127 x 96 x 60 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.36)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS None

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