Sony Alpha a7S II Review
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Sony Alpha a7S II Review

Sony Alpha a7S II Specifications

Price
MSRP$3000
Body type
Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution4240 x 2832
Other resolutions4240 x 2384, 2768 x 1848, 2768 x 1560, 2128 x 1416, 2128 x 1200, 1376 x 920, 1376 x 776
Image ratio w:h3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels12 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors12 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorBionz X
Image
ISOAuto, 100-102400 (expands to 50-409600)
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)409600
White balance presets10
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Image stabilization notes5-axis
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsExtra fine, fine, standard
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoomYes (2x)
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points169
Lens mountSony E Mount Lenses
Focal length multiplier1×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3
Screen dots1,228,800
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT-LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.78×
Viewfinder resolution2,359,296
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesYes
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via Multi Interface shoe)
Continuous drive5.0 fps
Self-timerYes (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 BracketingYes
Videography features
Resolutions4K (3840 x 2160 @ 30p/24p [60-100Mbps]), Full HD (1920 x 1080 @ 120p/60p/60i/30p/24p [50-100Mbps]), 720p (30p [16Mbps])
FormatMPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Videography notesXLR support via adapter
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI port with 4:2:2 8-bit 4K or 1080 video output)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote controlYes (wired or smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)370
Weight (inc. batteries)627 g (1.38 lb / 22.12 oz)
Dimensions127 x 96 x 60 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.36)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSNone

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