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The α7S II features sensitivity up to ISO 409600 3 ; wide dynamic range; 5-axis image stabilization; internal recording of 4K movies in full-frame format featuring full pixel readout 4 and no pixel binning; extra-fast, precise AF; and compatibility with a growing line of lenses

  • Mount: Sony E-mount lenses
  • Sensor: 35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor CMOS sensor
  • Pixels: Approx.12.2 MP
  • Still images: ISO 100-102400 (expandable to ISO 50-409600), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-102400 equivalent (expandable to ISO 100-409600 equivalent), AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
  • Battery Life: Approx. 310 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 370 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
  • Viewfinder: XGA OLED, 0.5″ (1.3 cm) electronic viewfinder (color)
  • Monitor: 2.95 in (3.0 type) TFT drive\

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Sony a7S II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Making strides in the video arena, the a7S II Mirrorless Digital Camera from Sony offers an impressive blend of sensitivity, dynamic range, resolution, and speed to benefit a versatile multimedia workflow. Revolving around a full-frame 12.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor, the a7S II is capable of internal UHD 4K recording at 30 fps with full pixel readout as well as 1080p recording at up to 120 fps, all in the XAVC S format. For both stills and video recording, the BIONZ X image processor also pairs with the sensor to enable expanded sensitivity to ISO 409600.

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Sony a7S II Full Frame Mirrorless Camera. Body

Making strides in the video arena, the a7S II Mirrorless Digital Camera from Sony offers an impressive blend of sensitivity, dynamic range, resolution, and speed to benefit a versatile multimedia workflow. Revolving around a full-frame 12.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor, the a7S II is capable of internal UHD 4K recording at 30 fps with full pixel readout as well as 1080p recording at up to 120 fps, all in the XAVC S format. For both stills and video recording, the BIONZ X image processor also pairs with the sensor to enable expanded sensitivity to ISO 409600, continuous shooting to 5 fps, and fast intelligent autofocus with low-light sensitivity to.4 EV. Further enabling working in difficult lighting conditions, 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization compensates for vertical, horizontal, pitch, yaw, and roll camera movements for sharper, smoother handheld recording.

Sensitivity masteredMeet the 7S II with ultra-high sensitivity, wide dynamic range, internal 4K movie recording and superior shooting stability.

Expand your expressive freedomBrilliant features realize what you can imagineExtend your powers of perception with the new 7S II, for extra sensitivity, wide dynamic range, accurate focusing, and unshakeable stability to shoot with solid assurance.

dynamic detailUltra-high sensitivity, extra-wide dynamic range and improved image processing algorithm deliver high-quality images with spectacular details.

35 mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor12.2 megapixels3, wide ISO and dynamic ranges, and advanced light capture for subtler gradation.

BIONZ X image processing engineAdvanced algorithm realizes extra-fine detail with minimal noise in producing stills and movies.

At the forefront of 4KNow internally records 4K movies in full-frame format featuring full pixel readout5 without pixel binning, and includes an array of advanced movie functions.

4K movies of the foremost qualityExpansive power to express images of fine details with less moir, jaggies and noise is evident in movies that the 7S II can record internally in 4K full-frame format.

XAVC S format6 more than a little bit betterThis format allows 4K recording at up to 100 Mbps bit rate to capture detailed movies with minimal compression noise. Files are saved in widely compatible MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format.

For a more professional workflow versatile functions for better moviemakingPicture Profile tone adjustment, time code/user bit precision editing, and various other newly added advancements sharpen the cutting edge of 7S II moviemaking performance.

Easy post-production tool expands expressionThe S-Log3 offers better tonal reproduction from shadow to mid-tone (18% gray) than the S-Log2. The 7S II even offers impressive 14-stop latitude in S-Log3 gamma setting.

Extra stability for all shootingBuilt-in stabilization clarifies every situationCompensation for five types of camera shake that can blur stills/movies shot handheld matches the camera’s great sensitivity so you can use more shutter speed/ISO/aperture settings.

5-axis optical image stabilizationFor shooting movies and equivalent to 4.5-stop-faster shutter speed for stills.

For a wide range of mountable lensesStabilization extends handheld shooting freedom with mountable lenses.

Focus with more finesseFast Intelligent AF accelerates speed and precisionWith advanced Fast Intelligent AF featuring enhanced accuracy even in the dark and accelerated AF for movie shooting, the 7S II helps to assure that you capture clear stills and movies.

Smarter, sharper FOCUS, segment by segmentWith each of nine central AF points divided into 16 segments and noiseless clear images from the sensor, Fast Intelligent AF detects contrast accurately in light as low as EV.4.

Optimal operabilityExpertly engineered for durability under duressReady for action under all conditions, even using large lenses, the 7S II integrates advanced functions that are worthy of extraordinary imaging performance in the long run.

Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses SENSOR 35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor CMOS sensor Number Of Pixels (Effective) Approx.12.2 MP ISO Sensitivity Still images: ISO 100-102400 (expandable to ISO 50-409600), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-102400 equivalent (expandable to ISO 100-409600 equivalent), AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit) Viewfinder Type XGA OLED, 0.51in (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color) Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images) Approx. 310 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 370 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard) Screen Type 2.95 in (3.0 type) TFT drive

SENSOR 35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor CMOS sensor Number Of Pixels (Effective) Approx.12.2 MP Number of Pixels (total) Approx.12.4 MP

Image Sensor Aspect Ratio 3 : 2 Anti-Dust System Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism

Recording Format (Still images) JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format) Image Size (pixels), 3:2 35 mm full frame L: 4240 x 2832 (12M), M: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), S: 2128 x 1416 (3.0M), APS-C L: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), M: 2128 x 1416 (3.0M), S: 1376 x 920 (1.3M) Image Size (pixels), 16:9 35 mm full frame L: 4240 x 2384 (10M), M: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), S: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M), APS-C L: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), M: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M), S: 1376 x 776 (1.1M) Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama Wide: Horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 x 2160 (12M), Standard: Horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 x 2160 (8.4M) Image Quality Modes RAW, RAW JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard

RAW Output 14 bit Picture Effect 13 modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black White, Sepia (Contrast.3 to 3 steps, Saturation.3 to 3 steps, Sharpness.3 to 3 steps) (Style Box 16 also provided) Dynamic Range Functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step) Color Space sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color

Recording Format XAVC S/AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant/MP4 Video Compression XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio Recording Format AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch, XAVC S: LPCM, 2ch Image Size (Pixels), NTSC XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p/100 Mbps, 30p/60 Mbps, 24p/100 Mbps, 24p/60 Mbps); XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50 Mbps, 30p/50 Mbps, 24p/50 Mbps, 120p/100 Mbps, 120p/60 Mbps); AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps/PS, 60i/24 Mbps/FX, 60i/17 Mbps/FH, 24p/24 Mbps/FX, 24p/17 Mbps/FH); MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps, 30p/16 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (30p/6 Mbps) Image Size (pixels), PAL XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p/100 Mbps, 25p/60 Mbps); XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/50 Mbps, 25p/50 Mbps, 100p/100 Mbps, 100p/60 Mbps); AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28 Mbps/PS, 50i/24 Mbps/FX, 50i/17 Mbps/FH,25p/24 Mbps/FX, 25p/17 Mbps/FH); MP4: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28 Mbps, 25p/16 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (25p/6 Mbps)

High Frame Rate Recording NTSC: 1920 x 1080 (24p/12 Mbps, 30p/16 Mbps), PAL: 1920 x 1080 (25p/16 Mbps) Picture Profile Yes (Off / PP1-PP9) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode (Movie, Still, Cinema, Pro, ITU709 Matrix, WhiteBlack, S-Gamut, S-Gamut3.Cine, S-Gamut3), Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset Movie Functions Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting, PAL/NTSC Selector,Gamma Display Assist Color Space xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS Color

Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card

Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable

White Balance Modes Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) Color Filter (G7 to M7: 57 steps, A7 to B7: 29 steps) / Custom / Underwater AWB Micro Adjustment G7 to M7 (57 steps), A7 to B7 (29 steps)

Focus Type Contrast-detection AF Focus Point 169 points (contrast-detection AF) Focus Sensitivity Range EV.4 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

AF Mode Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus Focus Area Wide (169 points for contrast-detection AF) / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone / Expand Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expand Flexible Spot) Other Features Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Focus lock; Eye-Start AF and AF micro adjustment (both only available with optional LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached), AF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.98-9.8 ft), AF ON

Metering Type 1200-zone evaluative metering Metering Sensor Exmor CMOS sensor Metering Sensitivity EV.3 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached) Metering Mode Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot Exposure Modes AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie / High Frame Rate (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) )

Scene Selection Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur Exposure Compensation /-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: /-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps) Auto (AE) Bracketing Bracket: Single/Bracket: Cont., 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1.0 EV increments. AE Lock Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu. ISO Sensitivity Still images: ISO 100-102400 (expandable to ISO 50-409600), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-102400 equivalent (expandable to ISO 100-409600 equivalent), AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

Viewfinder Type XGA OLED, 0.51in (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color) Number of Dots 2,359,296 dots Brightness Control (Viewfinder) Auto/Manual (5 steps between.2 and 2) Color Temperature Control Manual (5 steps) Field Coverage 100%

Magnification Approx. 0.78x (with 50 mm lens at infinity.1m-1) Diopter Adjustment.4.0 to 3.0m-1 Eye Point Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at.1m-1 (CIPA standard) Viewfinder Display Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge Real-time Image Adjustment Display On/Off

Screen Type 2.95 in (3.0 type) TFT drive Total Number of Dots 1,228,800 dots Brightness Control (LCD) Manual (5 steps between.2 and 2), Sunny Weather mode Adjustable Angle Up approx. 107 degrees, down approx. 41 degrees Display Selecter (Finder/LCD) Auto/Manual

LCD Display Display Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD) On/Off Focus Magnifier 35mm full frame: 4.2x, 8.3x, APS-C: 2.7x, 5.4x Zebra Yes (selectable level range or lower limit as custom setting) Peaking MF Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)

Face Detection On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face registration, Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8) Auto Object Framing Yes Clear Image Zoom Still / Movie: Approx. 2x Smart zoom (Still Image) M: Approx. 1.5x, S: Approx. 2.0x Digital zoom (Still Image) Approx. 4x

Digital zoom (Movie) Approx. 4x PlayMemories Camera Apps Yes Lens Compensation Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion Zoom Ring Rotate Yes

Shutter Type Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type Shutter Speed Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step) NTSC: Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode) PAL: Up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto Slow Shutter mode) Flash Sync. Speed 1/250 sec.

Steadyshot Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (compensation depends on lens specifications)

Compensation Effect 4.5 stops (Based on CIPA standard. Pitch/Yaw shake only. With Sonnar T FE 55 mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off)

Flash Control Pre-flash TTL Flash Compensation /-3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps) Flash Bracketing 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0 EV increments.

Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless External Flash Compatibility Sony System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe. Attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock Accessory Shoe. FE level lock Yes

Drive Modes Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO) Self-timer 10 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/2 sec. delay/Continuous self-timer (3 frames after 10 sec. delay/5 frames after 10 sec. delay/3 frames after 5 sec. delay/5 frames after 5 sec. delay/3 frames after 2 sec. delay/5 frames after 2 sec. delay)/Bracketing self-timer (Off/2 sec. delay/5 sec. delay/10 sec. delay)

Speed (approx. max.) Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 5fps, Continuous shooting: Max. 2.5fps No. of recordable frames Speed Priority Continuous shooting: 64 frames (JPEG Extra Fine L), 200 frames (JPEG Fine L), 200 frames (JPEG Standard L), 31 frames (RAW), 26 frames (RAW JPEG); Continuous shooting: 100 frames (JPEG Extra Fine L), 200 frames (JPEG Fine L), 200 frames (JPEG Standard L), 59 frames (RAW), 34 frames (RAW JPEG)

Playback Modes Single (with or without shooting information, Y RGB histogram highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 13.3x, M: 8.7x, S: 6.7x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still / Date / MP4 / AVCHD / XAVC S HD / XAVC S 4K), Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect

PC Interface Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote Multi / Micro USB Terminal Yes Wireless LAN (Built-In) Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz Band); Playback of still images and movies on smartphones, PCs and TVs NFC Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)

HD Output HDMI micro connector (Type-D), Bravia Sync (link menu), Photo TV HD, 4K movie output, 4K still image playback Multi Interface Shoe Yes Others Auto-lock Accessory Shoe compatible with supplied shoe adaptor, Microphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Vertical Grip Connector

Sony A7S II Review – How it Can Make you a Millionaire…

Perhaps you’ve heard the hype or read about it in one of our reviews on top cameras or blog posts. But certainly something has piqued your interest about the Sony Alpha A7S II and why it’s considered the very best low light camera in the market today.

As a Sony fan boy and avid user, let me educate you on this fine specimen of camera technology.


Why the Sony A7S II is the Ultimate Low Light Camera

A full-frame camera with a difference, Sony Alpha A7S II is an ideal solution for low light shooting. The 12 MP, low-light, video centric camera is one of the video shooting stills camera available in the market. It was announced in September 2015 and has become quite popular in TV and film industry. Though it is a bit of niche camera it promises great video quality and immense shooting versatility.

The specification of this camera unfolds new surprises at every step. Let us have a look on them.

  • Design and handling: Sony Alpha A7S II is a compact option. The full-frame camera is a look alike of other models of Alpha range. When compared to other DSLRs, it is certainly smaller than all of them. A few controls of the camera have been redesigned to enhance its using experience. The grip of holding the camera has been improved. The body of the camera is made up of magnesium alloy. Just because there is no proper weather seal; the shutters of the camera are designed in such a way that it does not let any moisture in.
  • EVF and screen: Sony Alpha A7S II uses a 2.36 million dot finder. The magnificent quotient of the camera is higher but no one will complain about it. The colors of the camera are slightly saturated. Sony Alpha S7ii is known for its rear screen quality and improved resolution. The screen is movable and can be tilted up and down to make the shooting much easier. You can hook up the camera with phone or tablet without using any wire.
  • AF and Performance: The camera uses a fairly advanced contrast detection AF with 169 FOCUS points. There are a total of 9 central points which are divided into 16 segments. The contrast based system of Sony camera is pretty much reliable and fast. It works extremely well in dark conditions. Switching the FOCUS from far points to nearby takes half of the normal time. The camera uses an electronic shutter if you use it on silent mode. Otherwise, it works mechanically. The OIS system of the camera can really do wonders.
  • Image Quality: The camera is known to drop resolution hugely. It works against grain and each sensor pixel is large because of relatively low resolution. It produces an excellent image quality by enabling a good ISO dynamic range. As sensitivity increases, the camera holds onto the quality of the image very well. Due to its great stabilization capacity, the cameras do pretty well with certain photographers.
  • Video: When it comes to shooting videos, the sensor style of the camera does not work downsides. It allows you to shoot to the high resolution up to 4K and produces amazing results. The great optical image stabilization quality of the hand held videos a smooth and professional look. The best part is that you can directly record 4K videos to SD card.

On the whole, this camera is specially designed for them who care more about low light performance.

Here are the official Sony Specifications and Features from Sony’s website:

LENS COMPATIBILITY: Sony E-mount lenses

TYPE: 35 mm

SENSOR: 35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor CMOS sensor


Still images: ISO 100-102400 (expandable to ISO 50-409600), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-102400 equivalent (expandable to ISO 100-409600 equivalent), AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)


Approx. 310 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 370 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)


XGA OLED, 0.5″ (1.3 cm) electronic viewfinder (color)

TYPE: 2.95 in (3.0 type) TFT drive

With the tech jargon out of the way, let me now discuss how and why I think Sony A7S II can help you build a thriving videography business (and possibly making millions… and millions of dollars).

How an A7S II can help your Wedding Cinematography

First check out our article on how to shoot only the very best wedding films. It’s not just about the camera (although I readily admit it helps), but also about technique and execution. The most important aspect of wedding cinematography is it’s very run-and-gun style of shooting. This is especially true if you’re going to use this camera for photography as well.

It’s about finding those precious candid moments to serve as B-roll in a montage or perhaps as a cut-away moment when you’re editing the long version of the wedding coverage.

At 2Bridges, we do love our FS7 and our Arri Alexas, but those cameras are very bulky. Although the FS7 can be easily fitted onto someone’s shoulders, it’s still bulky for run and gun shooting.

Consider this video we took from our video “Modern Music in Wedding Videos – Gangnam Style” (shot with FS7 and two “floating” Sony A7S II):

When we took that footage, there was easily 100 people and we had to contend with several photographers to get the best shot of that dance. We stuck an FS7 on sticks (tripod) at the back of the wedding venue, but it was immediately blocked by the mayhem of everyone trying to get a look at the Gangnam couple. Fortunately, one of my other videographers was in charge of being the “floater camera” and he was able to capture this magical moment with the A7S II.

If he had the FS7 or a C300, that would have been impossible to fight through the crowd and capture that moment. The weight and size of the SonyA7S II allows the shooter to capture magical, candid moments like this one. This is crucial if you want to build a successful wedding videography business. Clients pay you top dollar to find magical moments and instill that footage in the final cut or musical montage.

Hands Down – Sony A7S II is the best low light camera

over, this was an impromptu setup. Originally, all this was supposed to be taken outside, but due to rain the dance and ceremony had to take place inside the wedding venue. Fortunately, we had lights with us and we were able to light the interior and treat it like a typical film shoot.

However, it was still darker than being outside. With Sony (the king of night time shooting), we were able to configure both of our Sony A7S II to take advantage of its low light capability. There is no comparison – Sony A7S II is the ultimate and best low light camera.

Sony a7 II | Sony a6300. ЛУЧШАЯ камера для съемки видео?

It’s very important to have low-light shooting capabilities for 2 main reasons:

  • Lighting equipment is expensive and bulky to carry
  • You’ll be shooting in dark cathedrals A LOT

Let’s examine the first point. In a typical film shoot, I will usually hire or take on volunteer Production Assistants to carry the lamp stands, the various Aputure and Dracast LED lights. When you’ve got a budget and a shot list, it’s easy enough to plan the logistics of the shoot.

BUT – weddings are like a box of chocolates. You just never know what you’re gonna get.

There could be chairs in the way. It could be limited places. Plus, the budget won’t really allow you to hire several production assistants to carry lights. There’s also the fact that most couples will not appreciate putting light stands, as it might not mesh well with their Game of Thrones wedding theme.

Thus, you have to do away with the light stands and work with what you’ve got. Most couples will just say:

“Well they’ve got ceiling lights…”

Every filmmaker knows that lighting is what makes anything cinematic. That’s the “magic” in movie magic. So without any lighting equipment (except for the video above because we got lucky), you’ll need to have a camera that shoot in dark venues while minimizing color/image noise when you get to post.

This is why a Sony A7S II is practically a must for any serious wedding videographer. You’ll be able to operate with little to no lighting. You’ll be able to get footage and images that will not require heavy lifting with “Neat Video” in Adobe Premiere when you’re in post-prod.

And when you finally, deliver the final product, the customer will be happy. You’ll be happy. And your bank account will be happy as you’ll likely get more referrals in the future.

The Sony A7S II, the best low light camera, will allow you to take stunning footage in dark environments and will help you build a thriving wedding videography business. Perhaps even make you a millionaire by having the bestest wedding video service in town.

How a Sony A7S II can help you make great music videos

I love music videos. I think they’re the best medium to study a cinematographer’s style as it’s pure cinema. At its core, cinema is the compilation of images to tell a story. With a music video, the director/editor/cinematographer can’t cheat by creating expositional dialogue.

Instead, they’re forced to compile a set of images that must mesh well with the video. Often, it’s fast and furious in these music videos and it almost feels like the camera is in tune with the beat. The camera pans, twists, zooms in, zooms out and does all kinds of things like in this Kendrick Lamar video.

Granted, Kendrick probably had 3-4 camera guys/gals, each with 3-4 camera assistants and probably shot everything in an Arri Alexa or RED. But when you’re an indie filmmaker, and you’re tasked to create a music video for an up-and-coming local artist, you won’t have the same resources as Kendrick Lamar. Yet you’ll still be expected to produce a good music film.

The Sony A7S II can help in this regard. Again, this is where its lightweight capability will be helpful. You can rent out or get a Gimbal – perhaps a Zhiyun which you’ll need for wedding videos. Or perhaps something more fancy like a Ronin. Because of Sony’s lightweight build (and because it’s a mirror less camera), you can easily fit it around a stabilizing machine and create nice tracking shots. You can pan zoom and make that “camera dance to the beat.”

And did I mention that Sony A7S II are great in low light? That’s very useful when you’re shooting in dark night clubs (‘cuz rappers gotta represent) or in an indoor parking lot (like in Kendrick’s video).

If you’re not into making wedding videos, then perhaps making music videos with a Sony A7S II is the way to go. It definitely has the features to create great music videos in any filming location and impress those local rappers with your bling bling cinematography.

How the Sony A7S II can help you make money with corporate videography

I’ve already touched upon the lightweight build of the camera and did I mention the low light capabilities of the A7S II? If I still haven’t driven it home, then here it is again.

Sony A7S II is the low light king of cameras.

With corporate videography, these features are certainly helpful. For interviews, it’s easy enough to setup to Sony A7S II to shoot over the shoulder interview scenes. If you want to show off your bling bling cinematography, perhaps add a third A7S II for a two-shot view of the interview.

Now, every filmmaker seems to be obsessed with RED cameras. Imagine using 3 RED cameras to shoot this interview. You’ll likely go bankrupt before you ever make any money in corporate videography. Three Sony A7S II doesn’t even equal 1/10 of some RED cameras.

What I’m getting at is this: Sony A7S II is cheap enough that you can own several of them and setup a multi-cam shoot.


In corporate videography, the rates are usually higher than wedding videography. If you can consistently get corporate cinematography gigs, you’ll still get a decent return on investment (ROI) by buying one and renting two other Sony A7S II cameras.

You’ll impress your corporate clients, as you can shoot on a multi-cam and deliver a corporate interview like it was shot by a CNBC professional.

Obviously, having 3 RED cameras (or even 1) will be better. But not everyone has a sugar daddy or can win the lottery, so we have to start from the bottom. With it’s 3K entry price, the Sony A7Sii mirror less camera is one of the most economical entry points for any serious cinematographer, looking to shoot in 4K.

For corporate events, like a Christmas party or a pep rally:


The Sony A7Sii works well again because just like in wedding videography gigs, the ability to move around the place is key. Plus, if I haven’t mentioned before, it’s the king of low light cameras. In case, you get dragged into a Wall Street party at a strip club.

How the Sony A7S II can help you win an Oscar (then go on to become a millionaire)

I’ve already talked about in ad nauseam about these features:

  • Best Low Light capability for a professional camera
  • Egonomics and ease of use for camera movement
  • Amazing entry price point for a 4K camera

Now, let’s talk about narrative films. Because if you’re like us at 2Bridges, we only put up with corny wedding singers, and boring corporate interviews because well… it helps pay the rent. You can certainly make thousands (perhaps millions if you’re the best in your area) in these two niches in videography. But we all know why we’re into videography and filmmaking in the first place:

It’s to make it to Hollywood baby!

Or at least be featured in the Tribeca Film festival. Or Sundance. You get what I’m saying…

In other words, the big glory and the big bucks is still in narrative and making feature films and/or TV shows that get featured in Netflix, HBO or AMC. Unless you’re last name is Spielberg or Tarantino, we can’t start from the top and we have to work our way up the Hollywood hierarchy.

This means working on short films and independent films (indie) to showcase our talent. With the Sony A7Sii, you can have camera that even Kubrick would have appreciated. In the film Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick had to use a Carl Ziess Planar 50mm F/0.7 to shoot entire scenes lit only by candlelight. Because this lens was one of the fastest lens ever built (even used by NASA on their lunar missions), Kubrick could film in low light.

But you don’t need NASA type of lens (although admittedly having that Zeiss lens would be cool) to shoot stunning imagery. With the Sony A7S II, you have the technology to shoot not only in scenes lit only by candles, but in any low light situation. Great films will still be driven by great screenwriting, but you’ll still need a decent camera to translate words into moving images.

I can’t emphasize the 4K enough when it comes to narrative filmmaking. Now, new filmmakers make the mistake of shooting in 4K and creating final cuts in 4K. That’s not necessary (at least not yet) because most people still don’t watch 4K.

The great thing about shooting 4K is you can translate it into 1080p. Why would you do this?


Without getting into the specific technical details, if you shoot in 4K, you’ll capture a lot of info (i.e. colors, dynamic range). When you get into post and translate that into 1080p, that means you can zoom closer into the image without losing quality.

Have you ever taken a 1080p footage and when you get into post edit, you decided you want a close-up? You can’t. Because you’ll get image noise and it won’t look good. However, if you shoot in 4K and decide you want that close-up, you can zoom in with Adobe Premiere and you won’t lose image quality.

This is the hidden trick in most Hollywood films. They shoot in 8K or 16K (and in raw format of course) and then have highly trained editors zoom in and out of shots – in post-production!

At its current entry price, the Sony A7S II allows you to do this as well! Shoot in 4K and output to 1080p (which is still high definition) and showcase your cinematography bling bling.

I’ve already mentioned this before… At it’s current entry price, the Sony A7S II allows the budget filmmaker to also setup multi-cam shoots. When planning shoots, it’s helpful (not necessary) to standardize the filming. This means controlling the apertures of the lenses to having the same cameras to having consistent lighting in the room. The Sony A7S II is a much more economical option when trying to work with 2-3 cameras in a film shoot.

Finally, the A7Sii allows you to shoot in S-Log2 or S-Log3. This is Sony’s technical setting for shooting “flat” footage. If you’re making narrative films, it’s important to shoot mostly flat footage. This type of footage captures the highest dynamic range and captures the most colors. It’s out of scope for this guide to start talking about 8-bit vs. 10-bit and 4.2.0 versus 4.2.2 outputs, but just know in general, you want to shoot flat footage.

With its low light capabilities and S-Log settings, you can capture footage that editors (like myself) love. With these settings, editors can play around with the shadows, highlights and midtones to get the right look. Then color correct it to set the tone and mood for the specific scene. Even Kubrick didn’t have these magic tools!

As a budget filmmaker, the Sony A7Sii can help you create a magical film. Even the pros have used it and went on to be featured in Sundance. For example, several movies and documentaries that made it to Sundance in 2017 used Sony A7S and other Sony mirrorless cameras.

So once you’ve shot that great film with your Sony, send it to a few film festivals, be featured on Sundance and surely the millions… and millions will come pouring in. Just don’t forget to mention how it was all due to our filmmaking guides at 2Bridges!

Conclusion to this Guide on the Ultimate Sony Mirror Less Camera

Whether you’re a film hobbyist or a business owner, a Sony A7S II definitely should have a place in your camera game. If you’re looking to monetize or build a business around videography, it can certainly help you in these niches:

  • Wedding videography
  • Music Videography
  • Corporate Cinematography
  • Narrative Filmmaking

At an entry point of just under 3,000, it’s a great starting camera for the indie filmmaker. The 4K capabilities and the ability to shoot in S-Log are some of the reasons why even pros use it on their big budget films. These features will allow you to shoot stunning footage so you can deliver high quality content to your clients. And happy clients means more referrals, which means a few dollars closer to becoming a millionaire.

Did I mention it’s the best low light filmmaking camera in the market?

It’s simply the best – better than all the rest. You can shoot at ridiculous ISO and still be usable or at least editable in post, using Neat Video on Adobe Premiere.

It’s economical to setup multi-cam shoots with a Sony A7S II. Ever wanted to shoot that horror film shot only in candle light? Now you can with the A7S beast. So definitely check out this amazing camera.

If anything, you should at least rent it out. Test out what you’ve learned in this comprehensive buying guide for the Sony A7S II and learn for yourself why it is without doubt – the ultimate and best low light camera in the market.

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Pixel size matters

If you’re into shooting twilight scenes, nightscapes, or theater performances, you might want to take a good, long look at the Sony a7S II. This camera shares its acclaimed predecessor’s reputation for incredible low-light performance. Fewer megapixels on the generously sized full-frame sensor allow each pixel to be larger and work more efficiently. Large pixels are light-gathering beasts, compared to the smaller-sized pixels of high-megapixel count sensors. Extended sensitivity, low noise levels and high dynamic range ensure fine detail rendering from the darkest shadows to the brightest highlights, for beautiful photos in all lighting conditions. The a7S II also supports 14-bit uncompressed RAW images for the highest quality tonal gradation, so you can fully capitalize on the camera’s wide dynamic range.

The Sony Alpha a7S II has a 3″ monitor that tilts up or down to help you compose shots from different angles.

Pixel size matters

If you’re into shooting twilight scenes, nightscapes, or theater performances, you might want to take a good, long look at the Sony a7S II. This camera shares its acclaimed predecessor’s reputation for incredible low-light performance. Fewer megapixels on the generously sized full-frame sensor allow each pixel to be larger and work more efficiently. Large pixels are light-gathering beasts, compared to the smaller-sized pixels of high-megapixel count sensors. Extended sensitivity, low noise levels and high dynamic range ensure fine detail rendering from the darkest shadows to the brightest highlights, for beautiful photos in all lighting conditions. The a7S II also supports 14-bit uncompressed RAW images for the highest quality tonal gradation, so you can fully capitalize on the camera’s wide dynamic range.

The a7S II’s Fast Intelligent autofocus system gives you accurate contrast detection and quick FOCUS even when light and visibility are low. And when it comes to video, the a7S II is a solid performer with an impressive array of features for videographers on all levels.

Advanced features for videographers

The a7S II produces stunning, low-noise, Full HD video which, at 120 frames per second, blows most of its competition right out of the water. In Super 35mm format, data is processed from every pixel for sharp, finely detailed footage. This camera also records in 4K in full-frame format. A multi-interface shoe lets you connect professional microphone kits for balanced audio to match the video quality. The a7S II’s enhanced Zebra function tells you which parts of a scene are overexposed so you can easily make adjustments, and Gamma Display Assist allows you to view the scene with natural contrast on the LCD or in the viewfinder.

Advanced features like Picture Profile and the new S-Log3 Gamma setting let you adjust color, gradation, and dynamic range for richly detailed movies in any light. A clean HDMI output sends uncompressed movie data to an external recorder or monitor. You can keep recording with the camera even when using this function.

Rock-steady image stabilization

Sony has taken plenty of steps to ensure the a7S II produces crystal-clear photos and shake-free videos. Five-axis image stabilization optimized for high-resolution sensors compensates for camera shake from five different directions, giving you freedom to shoot handheld, zoom in on distant subjects, and capture sharp night scenes. You can monitor the effects of camera shake compensation in the viewfinder or LCD screen while shooting and adjust framing and focusing if needed for steady results. The a7S II’s reduced-vibration shutter has a braking mechanism that cuts down on vibration, and Silent Shooting Mode uses an electronic shutter that cuts out shake caused by mechanical shutter movement.


Your phone adds functionality

Built-in Wi-Fi means you can instantly transfer photos and videos from the a7S II directly to your phone or tablet for easy uploading and sharing. NFC touch pairing is also available for compatible Android devices. Sony’s Imaging Edge camera app includes tools that complement your photographic style and interests. There’s the indispensable remote function that lets you use your mobile device to control shooting on the a7S II, along with specialized options for things like light painting, time-lapse, stop motion, and multiple exposure, plus plenty of editing effects to fine-tune your photos and add your own personal touches.

Product highlights:

  • Sony LA-EA3 and LA-EA4 adaptors allow you to use Sony A-mount lenses
  • NFC touch pairing with compatible Android devices
  • Imaging Edge camera app lets you add new camera functions and capabilities

Connections and Dimensions:

  • high-speed micro USB interface (cable included)
  • micro HDMI output (cable not included)
  • 3.5mm microphone input and 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 5″W x 3-13/16″H x 2-3/8″D
  • weight (with battery): 22.1 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Supplied Accessories:

  • rechargeable NP-FW50 lithium ion battery
  • battery charger/AC adapter
  • shoulder strap
  • micro USB cable
  • cable protector
  • eyepiece cup
  • body cap
  • accessory shoe cap
  • MFR # ILCE7SM2/B

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Features specs

General Wireless Features Memory Image Dimensions Warranty
LCD Screen Size 3″
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Touchscreen No
Waterproof No
GPS-enabled No
Lens 35mm Equivalent None included
Optical Zoom N/A
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter N/A
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash No
HDMI Output Micro
Wi-Fi Built-in
Bluetooth No
Live Stream Capable Y
Internal Memory None
Memory Stick PRO Duo, PRO-HG Duo
CFexpress Cards No
CompactFlash Cards No
XQD Cards No
Sensor Size Full-frame
Megapixels 12.2
Image Stabilization In-body
Highest Resolution 4240 x 2832
4K Video Yes
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Width (inches) 5-1/2
Height (inches) 3-13/16
Depth (inches) 2-3/4
Weight With Battery (ounces) 22.1
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Recording Features

Overview: The Sony α7SII (ILCE-7SM2) Interchangeable-lens digital camera kit contains the α7SII camera body, along with two rechargeable batteries, battery charger, adjustable neck strap, and USB cable. The α7SII has a full-frame 35mm image sensor, and is compatible with Sony E-mount lenses. With the LA-EA4 Mount Adapter, the camera can also use Sony A-mount lenses.

3″ Tiltable LCD Screen: The α7SII uses a 3″ LCD screen with 1,228,800 dots. You can tilt the LCD up approximately 107° for low angle shots or tilt it down approximately 41° for high angle photography. The brightness of the LCD monitor can be adjusted in 5 steps from.2 to 2, plus a Sunny Weather mode.


0.51″ OLED Electronic Viewfinder: The 0.51″ high contrast Tru-Finder OLED electronic color viewfinder has 2,359,296 dots, and provides approximately 100% field of view. The viewfinder has a Zeiss T (T-star) coating to reduce surface reflection, and features the world’s highest viewfinder magnification of 0.78x. You can adjust the brightness in 5 steps. The built-in diopter lets you adjust the viewfinder image to your individual eyesight. You can set the camera to switch between the LCD screen and viewfinder automatically when you look into the EVF, or choose one or the other in the camera’s menu.

Display Modes: In the viewfinder and monitor, you can choose from the following display types: Graphic Display, Display All Info, Display No Info, Histogram, and Digital Level Gauge.

Live View: The α7SII’s Live View lets you use the LCD screen and Electronic Viewfinder to frame your photos as you shoot. When the Live View display is set to “Setting Effect On”, the LCD or viewfinder will provide an accurate preview of your photo, including the white balance, exposure compensation, creative style or picture effect. With the “Setting Effect Off”, you can check the image composition without the effects of the exposure settings.

Image Sensor: The α7SII features a back-illuminated, full-frame 35mm Exmor CMOS image sensor (35.6 x 23.8mm) with a 3:2 aspect ratio. It has approximately 12.4-million total pixels and 12.2-million effective pixels.

Still Image Recording Formats: The α7SII can shoot 35mm full-size image sensor photos in Large, Medium, and Small sizes. It can also shoot APS-C size equivalent pictures in L, M, and S. Still images are recorded in JPEG file format in Standard, Fine, and Extra Fine compression rates. You can choose to shoot in 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio, and in large, medium, and small image sizes. With a firmware update, you can record still images using the 14-bit RAW format (Large size only), which is uncompressed with no processing performed in the camera. RAW images must be transferred to a computer for processing, editing, and printing using the downloadable Image Data Converter software. You can select the following image sizes:

Aspect Ratio/Size 35mm Full-Frame APS-C Size
3:2 Large 4240 x 2832 (12M) 2768 x 1848 (5.1M)
3:2 Medium 2768 x 1848 (5.1M) 2128 x 1416 (3.0M)
3:2 Small 2128 x 1416 (3.0M) 1376 x 920 (1.3M)
16:9 Large 4240 x 2384 (10M) 2768 x 1560 (4.3M)
16:9 Medium 2768 x 1560 (4.3M) 2128 x 1200 (2.6M)
16:9 Small 2128 x 1200 (2.6M) 1376 x 776 (1.1M)
3:2 RAW (L) 4240 x 2832 (12M) 2768 x 1848 (5.1M)
16:9 RAW (L) 4240 x 2384 (10M) 2768 x 1560 (4.3M)

Panorama Photos: The Panorama mode lets you record panoramic images by holding down the shutter button as you pan across the scene. Panoramic photos can be taken in several different resolution settings:

Movie Recording Formats: The α7SII can record 16:9 4K in XAVC S format and a maximum 100Mbps bit rate, as well as Full High Definition movies at 50 Mbps. You can also record movies in AVCHD and MP4 formats. All of the formats use MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression. Audio is recorded in 2-channel LPCM (XAVC S), 2-channel Dolby Digital (AVCHD), and 2-channel AAC (MP4). Movies can be recorded in either NTSC or PAL. You can select from the following bit rates/image quality (NTSC):

File Format Resolution Average Bit Rate Recording Time (64 GB SDXC)
XAVC S 4K 3840 x 2160 30p / 100 Mbps 30p / 60 Mbps 24p / 100 Mbps 24p / 60 Mbps 1h 15m 2h 05m 1h 15m 2h 05m
XAVC S HD 1920 x 1080 60p / 50 Mbps 30p / 50 Mbps 24p / 50 Mbps 120p / 100 Mbps 120p / 60 Mbps 2h 35m 2h 35m 2h 35m 1h 15m 2h 05m
AVCHD 1920 x 1080 60p / 28 Mbps / PS 60i / 24 Mbps / FX 60i / 17 Mbps / FH 24p / 24 Mbps / FX 24p / 17 Mbps / FH 5h 05m 6h 00m 8h 15m 6h 00m 8h 15m
MP4 1920 x 1080 60p / 28 Mbps 30p / 16 Mbps 5h 20m 8h 25m
1280 x 720 30p / 6 Mbps 22h 00m

Dual Media Options: The α7SII camera has a single slot for recording media, and will accept the following types of memory cards:

Memory Card Still Images Movie Formats
Memory Stick PRO Duo All Mark2 only Not compatible
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo All All Not compatible
SD Memory Card All SD Speed Class 4 or UHS Speed Class U1 or faster Not compatible
SDHC Memory Card All SD Speed Class 4 or UHS Speed Class U1 or faster Not compatible
SDXC Memory Card All SD Speed Class 4 or UHS Speed Class U1 or faster SD Speed Class 10 or UHS Speed Class U1 or faster When recording at 100 Mbps or more, UHS Speed Class U3 is required.

Clear Image Zoom: Clear Image Zoom, powered by Sony’s By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, increases the effective focal length of the lens by up to 1.5x (Medium images) or 2x (Small images) by digitally magnifying the center of the image with no image degradation. A separate Digital Zoom of approximately 4x is also available.

Focus Modes: The α7SII’s Fast Intelligent auto FOCUS system combines the high-speed BIONZ X image processor and improved algorithms with optimized image sensor read-out speed to provide ultra-fast auto focusing. You can choose from the following Auto/Manual Focus Modes:

  • AF-S (Single-shot Auto FOCUS): The camera focuses and the FOCUS is locked when you press the shutter button halfway down. Recommended for use with motionless subjects.
  • AF-C (Continuous Auto FOCUS): The camera continues to FOCUS when you press and hold the shutter button halfway down. Recommended for use when the subject is in motion.
  • Direct Manual Focus (DMF): After focusing automatically, you can make fine focusing adjustments manually by turning the FOCUS ring on the lens.
  • Manual Focus: When it is difficult to get the proper FOCUS in auto FOCUS mode, you can adjust the FOCUS manually. This mode allows you to set the distance of a subject by rotating the focusing ring to achieve a sharp FOCUS.

AF (Auto FOCUS) Area: The α7SII 169 FOCUS points for contrast-detection AF. You can select between 6 settings:

  • Wide: The camera focuses automatically on a subject in all ranges of the image.
  • Zone: You can select a zone on the monitor on which to FOCUS.
  • Center: The camera uses the AF area located in the center area exclusively.
  • Flexible Spot: You can change the size of and move the focusing area in order to FOCUS on a small subject or narrow area.
  • Expand Flexible Spot: If FOCUS isn’t possible on the single selected point, it uses FOCUS points around the flexible spot as a secondary FOCUS area to facilitate FOCUS.
  • Lock-on AF: When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the camera tracks the subject within the select AF area. You can select the desired tracking start area by designating the area as a flexible spot or an expanding flexible spot.

Eye AF: The new Eye AF function can be assigned to a customizable button. When Eye AF is selected, the camera focuses on a person’s eyes for extremely sharp focusing of the face.

Face Detection/Smile Shutter: The camera can detect human faces, and adjusts the FOCUS, exposure, performs image processing and adjusts flash settings for best results. Faces can be registered, and priority given to those faces over others in the frame. Up to 8 faces can be detected and/or registered. When the Smile Shutter feature is enabled, the camera will automatically release the shutter when a slight, normal, or big smile is detected.

Auto Object Framing: When the camera detects and shoots faces, subjects shot with macro or subjects captured using Tracking Focus, the captured image is automatically trimmed into a suitable composition. Both the original and the trimmed images are saved. The trimmed image is recorded in the same size as the original image size. This feature can be turned on or off in the menu.

Focus Lock: If a subject is off-center and outside of the AF area, you can lock the FOCUS of the camera.

AF Illuminator: When you press the shutter button halfway down a red illuminator is emitted until the FOCUS is locked. Under dark lighting conditions or when you shoot a low contrast subject, the AF illuminator allows the camera to FOCUS more easily on the subject. The AF illuminator has a range of 0.99′ to 9.8′.

SteadyShot Inside: The α7SII is equipped with sensor-shift-type SteadyShot image stabilization system to reduce the effect of camera shake. This system allows you to photograph faraway objects without the blur of camera shake. SteadyShot INSIDE features 5-axis compensation with an effect equivalent to 4.5 stops faster shutter speed. It can compensate for camera shake in the following ways: Horizontal, Vertical, Pitch, Yaw, and Roll.

Drive Modes: The camera offers the following shooting modes: Single shooting, Continuous Shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer Continuous, and Bracketing (continuous, single, white balance, and DRO).

Continuous Shooting: The camera can record still images continuously while the shutter release button is held down. In Continuous Shooting mode, the camera can record at up to 2.5 fps. In Speed Priority Continuous mode, the camera can record at up to 5 frames per second. The maximum number of recordable frames depends upon the image quality setting:

Image Size Continuous (2.5 fps) Speed Priority Continuous (5 fps)
Extra Fine Large 100 frames 64 frames
Fine L 200 frames 200 frames
Standard L 200 frames 200 frames
RAW 59 frames (29 frames uncompressed RAW) 31 frames (24 frames uncompressed RAW)
RAWJPEG 34 frames (28 frames uncompressed RAW) 26 frames (24 frames uncompressed RAW)

Self-Timer: You can set the camera to several self-timer settings:

  • 10 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 10 seconds later. This is convenient when the photographer wants to appear in a photo.
  • 2 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 2 seconds later. This is convenient to reduce camera-shake.
  • Continuous Self-timer: The camera records 3 or 5 images continuously after a 10, 5, or a 2 second delay. You can choose the best shot from the multiple shots taken.
  • Bracketing Self-timer: The camera records multiple images, each with a different exposure, after a 10, 5, or 2 second delay.

Bracket Shooting: Bracket shooting allows you to shoot 3, 5, or 9 images, each with different degrees of exposure, white balance, flash intensity, and dynamic range. You can select the increment steps for each frame of the bracket.

Exposure Modes: The top-mounted Mode Dial lets you select from the following exposure modes:

  • Auto: In the menu, you can choose which of the following are desired when the Mode Dial is set to Auto:
  • iAuto (Intelligent Auto): This mode allows easy shooting with settings adjusted automatically.
  • iAuto (Superior Auto): The camera recognizes and evaluates the shooting condition and sets the appropriate settings automatically. The camera saves one appropriate image by combining or separating images as necessary.

Picture Effect: In Intelligent Auto or Superior Auto mode, you can select Picture Effect to get one the following effect filters to achieve more impressive and artistic expression: Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization (color), Posterization (B/W), Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color (Red, Green, Blue, or Yellow), High Contrast Mono, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.

Creative Style: The Creative Style function lets you select the desired image processing. You can adjust exposure (shutter speed and aperture) as you like with Creative Style. You can choose from: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black White, or Sepia. You can also adjust Contrast, Saturation, and Sharpness.

Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera’s standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure) The exposure compensation amount can be set up to /-3.0 EV in 1/3-step increments by turning the dial on the top of the camera or /-5.0 EV in 1/3-step or 1/2-step increments in the menu.

AE Lock: You can fix the exposure before deciding on the composition when taking a picture. This is effective when the metering object and focusing object are different or when you want to shoot continuously while keep the same exposure value.

Metering Mode: A 1200-zone evaluative sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for superior exposure control accuracy in a wide range of lighting conditions. You can select the method for measuring the brightness of a subject from the following three methods:

  • Multi Segment: This method uses the whole screen divided into 1200 zones to measure light.
  • Center Weighted: While emphasizing the central area of the screen, this method measure the average brightness of the entire screen.
  • Spot: This method measure light only in the spot metering circle in the center of the frame.

White Balance: You can adjust the color tones according to the lighting conditions. You can choose from the following WB options, and adjust the /- 3 to fine tune the colors: Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Flash, Color Temperature, Color Filter, Underwater, and Custom.

Color Temperature/Color Filter: You can adjust the white balance further by selecting Color Temperature or Color Filter in the Custom White Balance option. With Color Temperature, the higher the number, the more reddish the image, and the lower the number, the more bluish the image. Color Filter achieves the effect of Color Compensation filters for photography. Based on the set color temperature as the standard, the color can be compensated to Green (G) or Magenta (M).

ISO Settings: ISO is a unit of measurement of sensitivity to light. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity. The camera’s ISO can be set manually or automatically, depending upon the exposure mode. For still images, the sensitivity can be set to ISO 100 to 102,400, with extension to ISO 50 minimum and ISO 409,600 maximum. ISO Auto will set the sensitivity between ISO 100 and 12,800. For movies, the sensitivity is ISO 100 to 409,600 equivalent manually, or ISO 100 to 12,800 automatic.

Multi-Interface Shoe: The α7SII does not have a built-in flash, but is equipped with the Multi-Interface Shoe, allowing you to use an external flash, such as the HVL-F20M, HVL-F32M, HVL-F43M, or HVL-F60M. The ECM-XYST1M stereo microphone is also compatible.

Flash Features: When an optional external flash is attached, the camera offers several Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, and Wireless. You can adjust the amount of flash light in a range of.3.0 EV to 3.0 EV with the Flash Compensation feature.

Streaming Webcam: Using Sony’s Imaging Edge Webcam software, you can use the camera to live stream high quality video on many of the popular video conferencing software platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet. You can control the look of your content by choosing the lens focal length to control the depth-of-field. Your video stream will stand out with better quality images, even in difficult lighting. To stream from your camera, you will need to connect it to your computer via the included USB cable. The camera’s microphone will not capture sound, so a separate microphone is required, plugged into the computer. Optional accessories include a tripod or other mount, and a constant light source. Imaging Edge Webcam software is compatible with is compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit only) and macOS Big Sur (Version 11), macOS Catalina (Version 10.15), macOS Mojave (Version 10.14), and macOS High Sierra (Version 10.13).

Built-in Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Overview: The Sony α7SII has built-in Wi-Fi so you can interface the camera with your smartphone or Wi-Fi-enabled laptop computer and wirelessly perform various shooting and playback functions. The camera also supports NFC (near field communication).

Imaging Edge Mobile: When the camera is paired to your smartphone, you can use the Imaging Edge Mobile app to transfer the images and videos captured on the camera to your smartphone. Those images and videos can then be easily shared with your family and friends on social media. You can also use your smartphone to control your camera remotely, including checking the camera’s live view on the screen. This is convenient for shooting night views, long-exposure, and extreme closeups without directly touching the camera. Imaging Edge Mobile is available from the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch using iOS 12.4 or later, and for Android smartphone and tablets using version Android 6.0 and up.

NFC (Near Field Communication): By touching an NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet to the “N” mark on the right side of the camera, the smartphone will be connected automatically via Wi-Fi, and the Imaging Edge Mobile app will be launched. The two devices must touch for approximately 1-2 seconds to make the connection.

Wi-Fi Functions: The following wireless functions can be performed with the α7SII:

  • Smart Remote: You can use a smartphone as a remote controller for the camera. Still images shot via remote control are automatically sent to the smartphone’s memory. You can also change some of the camera’s settings, including EV, Self-Timer, and Review Check.
  • Send to Smartphone: You can transfer still images to a smartphone for viewing. Images can be transferred in its original image size, or resized to 2M or VGA. RAW images are converted to JPEG format before being transferred.
  • Send to Computer: You can transfer images stored on the camera’s memory card to a computer connected to a wireless access point or wireless broadband router in order to easily make backup copies.
  • View on TV: Images can be viewed on a network-enabled TV.

Play And Print Functions

Playback Screen: You can view your photos back as a single image on the LCD monitor, as an Index or as a Slide Show. During Index View mode, you can view 9 (3 x 3) or 25 (5 x 5) images at once.

Enlarged Display: You can enlarge an image during playback to view details of your photos. The maximum magnification depends upon the size of the original image: Large: 13.3x, Medium: 8.7x, Small: 6.7x.

Auto Review: After an image is recorded, you can have the camera automatically display it on the LCD monitor for two, five or 10 seconds. You can also turn off auto review.

Image Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback. This can be done manually or automatically.

Slide Show: You can automatically play back still images continuously in a slide show. You can set the interval to 1, 3, 5, 10, or 30 seconds.

View Mode: Recorded images are divided into folders, allowing you to view only those images in that folder. You can select from the following folders: Still, Date, MP4, AVCHD, XAVC S HD, and XAVC S 4K.

D-Range Optimizer/Auto HDR: The camera allows you to correct the brightness and contrast of an image automatically, using the D-Range Optimizer (DRO) and Auto High Dynamic Range functions. The DRO optimizes the gradations of a recorded image in each area of the image; you select the optimal level from Lv1 (weak) and Lv5 (strong). When Auto HDR is selected, the camera shoots three images with different exposures, then overlays them to create one image with the correct exposure and an overlaid image.

4K Still Image Playback: The α7SII can output images in 4K resolution to an HDMI-connected TV that supports 4K. The 4K playback function can be selected in the Playback Menu only when the camera is connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI or Wi-Fi.

Protect Images: You can protect all images on your memory card or select only certain images to be protected from accidental erasure.

Printing Options: The camera offers the following printing options.

  • DPOF Compatible: Using the camera, you can specify the images and the number of images to print before you print images at a photo-shop or with your printer.
  • Memory Card: You can print images with a Memory Stick or SD card compliant printer.
  • Computer: You can copy images to a computer using the available downloadable software and print the images.

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Battery Information

InfoLithium Battery: The α7SII is powered by the NP-FW50 InfoLithium battery (supplied). The battery communicates data to the camera, so that the percentage of battery power remaining can be displayed.

Charging: The camera comes with the BC-VW1 battery charger and the AC-UUD11 AC adapter, allowing you to charge the NP-FW50 battery outside the camera or inside. Using the battery charger, the battery is charged in approximately 4 hours 10 minutes. Charging the battery inside the camera, with the included USB cable and AC adapter, takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.

Battery Life: The battery life when using the LCD monitor will differ from the battery life when using the viewfinder. The estimated battery life is as follows:

Activity Monitor or Viewfinder Battery Life Number of Images
Shooting Still Images Monitor N/A Approx. 370 images
Viewfinder N/A Approx. 310 images
Typical Movie Recording Monitor Approx. 60 min N/A
Viewfinder Approx. 55 min N/A
Continuous Movie Recording Monitor Approx. 100 min N/A
Viewfinder Approx. 95 min N/A
Viewing Still Images Monitor Approx. 280 min Approx. 5600 images

Optional Battery Grip: With the optional VG-C2EM Vertical Grip, and an additional NP-FW50 battery, you can double the battery life of the camera.

Power Save: You can set different time intervals for the camera to switch to Power Save mode. You can set the interval to 10 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or 30 minutes. Once the camera goes into Power Save mode, you can return to the shooting mode by pressing the shutter button halfway.


HDMI: The camera has a Micro HDMI (Type D) connector that allows 4K movie and 4K still image playback. It is also compatible with Bravia Sync, which allows you to control the camera with the TV remote, when connected to a Bravia Sync TV. No HDMI cable is included.

Digital Terminal (USB): The camera’s Micro USB port lets you connect the camera to your home computer for transferring photos and movies. The digital interface is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0). Connecting the camera to your PC via USB also provides power to the camera to save battery life during extended use (camera on), or to charge the battery (camera off).

Microphone: A 3.5mm stereo minijack is provided for connecting a microphone.

Headphone: The 3.5mm stereo headphone jack lets you listen to audio through headphones during movie recording or playback.


Downloadable Software: The α7SII does not include software in the box. Instead, Sony offers software for Windows- and Mac-compatible computers for importing still images and movies recorded with the camera to your computer. The software is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. You can download the software to your computer using the appropriate URL provided in the supplied Instruction Manual. The following downloadable software is compatible with the camera:

  • Imaging Edge (Remote / Viewer / Edit): Imaging Edge desktop software lets you remotely operate the camera from your computer, either tethered with a USB cable or wirelessly via Wi-Fi. The software lets you make precise adjustments to the FOCUS and composition, using the grid, guide, and overlay functions, and view images live on the large computer screen. You can also perform confirmation, selection, image-quality adjustment, and RAW development on your computer. The software is compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, as well as macOS 10.13-10.15 operating systems.
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