Sony Alpha a7S II Price in USA

Sony Alpha a7S II Price in US

The new Sony A7S II is a 35mm full-frame compact system camera. It has a sensor with a resolution of 12.2 megapixels and offers an astounding ISO range of 50-409,600 in addition to a strong dynamic range. Other outstanding features of the A7S II include internal 4K video recording with full pixel readout without pixel binning in full-frame format, Full HD 120fps and 4x/5x slow motion recording, gamma assist display, time code and optional XLR audio inputs, 5-axis image stabilization system, BIONZ X image processor, a silent image capture mode, continuous shooting rate of 5 frames per second, and an enhanced auto focus system with 169 AF points that can operate Additionally, the A7S II possesses a magnesium alloy frame that is resistant to dust and moisture, an XGA OLED electronic viewfinder with 0.78x magnification, a tiltable 3-inch LCD screen, and NFC and Wi-Fi connection. The body just of the Sony A7S II may be purchased for around £2499 or $2999 at this time.

Sony Alpha a7S Price in USA

The aluminum-bodied Sony A7S II is almost identical to the A7R II and A7 II cameras. It measures 126.9 x 95.7 x 60.3mm and weighs 582g when it does not have a lens, battery, or memory card installed. This is approximately 140g more than the A7S that was released the previous year. The original A7S did not have the A7S II’s big handgrip, which protrudes forward and is modeled after those seen on DSLR cameras. We had no trouble getting to grips with the A7S, but the A7S II features an updated grip that provides an even more firm grasp on the camera. Sony has taken use of the larger surface area to reposition the shutter release, which now rests in a much more logical position on top of the handgrip. Additionally, a new command dial has been placed in a location that is more readily positioned on the front of the camera. Overall, we are quite happy with the ergonomic enhancements that have been incorporated on the A7S II, and we believe that the increase in size and weight that has resulted from these upgrades is a reasonable sacrifice to make. In addition, the lens mount of the A7S II has been upgraded with the use of magnesium alloy, and there is a small window on the left side of the front of the camera for the autofocus and self-timer illuminator.

The A7S II is the newest full-frame camera from Sony, and it has optical image stabilization on all 5 axes. The majority of image stabilization systems work to correct yaw and pitch in order to compensate for shake caused by the camera. Sony claims that camera shake is actually caused by five different kinds of motion, and their image stabilization mechanism additionally corrects for horizontal shift, vertical shift, and rotary motion (rolling) for both still images and movies. Sony’s claim is supported by the fact that their image stabilization mechanism also corrects for horizontal shift, vertical shift, and rolling motion. The A7S II has a compensation range of 4.5 stops, which is somewhat less than the Olympus OM-D E-M5, which has a range of 5 stops, but is still quite outstanding when taking into account the fact that the A7S II has a far bigger sensor. In addition, the in-body system ensures that the A7S II is capable of stabilizing all types of lenses, not just those with the FE designation. This includes E-mount lenses that do not have Optical SteadyShot (OSS) and A-mount lenses as well. However, third-party lenses without any electronic contacts only benefit from three axes of compensation, and you will need to input which focal length you are using.

An external hotshoe, also known as the Multi Interface Shoe, can be found on the top of the A7S II. This hotshoe can be used to attach a variety of accessories, including an external flash. The A7S II has a sync speed of 1/250 of a second, which is made possible by its electronic front curtain shutter. This makes it an excellent choice for portrait photography that relies on a flash. When the On/Off switch on the top plate of the Sony A7S II is activated, the camera is ready for action in a little more than a second, which is notably faster than the A7S. The shutter release button is of a sufficient size and features a distinct midway point. This allows the user to determine focus and exposure by hearing an affirmative bleep and seeing the focus spots indicated as green rectangles on the LCD.

The A7S II features a totally new shutter with a reduced-vibration mechanism and an electronic first-curtain that, in comparison to the A7S, generates fifty percent less vibration as a result of shutter motions. This is a very desirable improvement. Additionally, the new shutter has a remarkable cycle durability of around 500,000 shots, which is on par with that of the majority of professional-grade DSLRs. The new Silent Shooting mode performs exactly what its name says, which is to take the image without making any sensor vibrations or movements through the use of the electronic shutter. When combined with the fantastic ISO range, this transforms the A7S II into a dream camera for photographers who specialize in candid shots.

Sony Alpha a7S Specifications

MSRP$3000
Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
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
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
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomYes (2x)
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points169
Lens mountSony E
Focal length multiplier
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
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 modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
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
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 typesSD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
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)
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″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSNone
8Expert Score
Good

On paper, the new A7S II appears to be a pretty minor update to the A7S model that was released the year before. However, in practice, it delivers sufficient additional functionality, particularly for videographers, as well as usability upgrades, to justify the increase in both size and expense. Now included in the Sony A7S II is the same 5-axis image stabilization system that was first introduced on the A7R II model. This system is quite effective. Even though it is not quite as effective as the 5-stop IS on the Olympus E-M5 II, the system on the Sony A7S II is remarkable given the size of the sensor (which is more than four times bigger than the Micro Four Thirds sensor on the Olympus), and it also works with any lens that you care to attach to the camera for both stills and video. Other important enhancements include the electronic viewfinder, which was again taken from the A7R II, as well as an improved autofocus system with 169 AF points that can function in light levels as low as EV -4. However, it is unfortunate that there is no phase-detection as there is on the A7R II.

Build quality
8
Ergonomics & handling
7.5
Features
8
Image quality
8.5
Performance
7
Connectivity
7.5
Value
8
Pros
  • The in-camera HDR works really effectively.
  • Excellent performance at very high ISO, quite comparable to that of its predecessor
  • Excellent buffer depths, particularly when working with compressed RAW.
  • Battery life that is acceptable for its category, though somewhat less than the A7S
  • Large electronic viewfinder with a high resolution
  • A mode for shooting in silence (Is truly silent, but see related Con)
  • DRO is helpful for scenes with great contrast.
  • Quick flash sync time of 1/250 of a second
  • Quick autofocus speeds for single shots and relatively little shutter latency (with electronic first curtain shutter)
  • The 5-axis image stabilization technology performs exceptionally well for still and video photography.
  • Very excellent dynamic range
  • Excellent image quality in JPEG at ISOs ranging from very low to relatively high.
Cons
  • When resampled to 12 megapixels, the high ISO performance of certain high-resolution full-frame cameras may compete with that of other cameras.
  • There are several situations in which a resolution of 12 megapixels is not sufficient.
  • A single slot for a card (but supports SD or MS Pro Duo cards)
  • It is possible for menus to be cumbersome, unclear, and slow to navigate.
  • Image quality is somewhat degraded while using the Silent Shooting mode (completely electronic shutter).
  • There is no option for lossless RAW compression, however fresh uncompressed RAW files aren't overly huge because to the low resolution of the camera.
  • In "Speed Priority" burst mode, which shoots at 5 fps, Continuous AF is not supported.<br>Negative
  • There is no phase-detection autofocus on the sensor.
  • There is not a built-in flash.
  • When taking into account the resolution, the continuous shooting performance is disappointing.
  • A more sluggish beginning than the A7S (2.9s vs 2s)

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