The α7S MK II offers ultra-high sensitivity and wide dynamic range across the entire ISO range and 5-axis image stabilisation for greater shooting control. The α7S MK II delivers stunning image quality for photographers who shoot in the most challenging light conditions. The α7S MK II also incorporates a host of pro-style movie functions including the ability to shoot 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning in full-frame format.
The α7S MK II delivers an awe-inspiring sensitivity range of ISO 50-409600, thanks to the combination of its 35mm full-frame 12.2 megapixel image sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine.
In a first for the α7 series, the α7S MK II can record 120fps at 100Mbps in full frame format which can be edited into wonderful 4x/5x slow motion footage in Full HD. Video functionality has been further enhanced with the new profile S-Log3. This new profile delivers wide dynamic range and colour correction is easier to perform. The α7S MK ll offers an impressive 14-stop latitude in the S-Log3 gamma setting. The camera also supports S-Log2 which is very popular among cinematographers and videographers.
The new α7S II is equipped with the innovative 5-axis image stabilisation system that is proving extremely popular in the α7 MK II and α7R MK II cameras. The system corrects camera shake along five axes during shooting, including angular shake (pitch and yaw) which has the greatest impact on image quality and tends to occur with a telephoto lens, shift shake (X and Y axes) which becomes noticeable as magnification increases, and rotational shake (roll) that often affects night shooting or video recording.
The autofocus system on the α7S II has been upgraded and now offers 169 AF points for fast, precise focusing with greater accuracy. The power of the image sensor means that the absence of noise in images generated, enables the Fast Intelligent AF to detect contrast more easily and react speedily even in low-light situations (as low as EV-4), when it’s even tough to check with the naked eye. When shooting video, the AF performance is twice as fast as the predecessor model.
The XGA OLED Tru-Finder in the α7S MK II has been upgraded and offers the world’s highest viewfinder magnification of 0.78x (roughly 38.5 degrees in diagonal field of view) and shows clear images across the entire display area. The use of ZEISS T* Coating ensures sharp reduction of reflections on the viewfinder and unlike an optical viewfinder, the OLED Tru-Finder can be used to instantly show how exposure compensation, white balance and other selected settings are affecting the displayed image.
The α7S II is also Wi-Fi® and NFC compatible and fully functional with Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile application available for Android™ and iOS™ platforms, as well as Sony’s growing range of PlayMemories Camera Apps, which add a range of fun creative capabilities to the camera. Learn more at www.sony.net/pmca.
The new α7S MK II will be available in Europe in November 2015.