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Sony A7S II Body Only

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The full-frame Sony A7S II Mirrorless Camera offers ultra-high sensitivity, wide dynamic range, internal 4K movie recording and superior shooting stability.


Brilliant features realise what you can imagine
Extend your powers of perception with the new Sony A7S II, for extra sensitivity, wide dynamic range, accurate focusing, and unshakeable stability to shoot with solid assurance.

Supreme light sensitivity
Sensitivity to ISO 409600 and wide dynamic range refine stills/movies.

High-quality 4K movie recording
Delivers full pixel readout with no binning in full-frame format.

5-axis optical image stabilisation
Ensures stable expression of stills and movies using various lenses.

169-point Fast Intelligent AF
This fast, accurate AF system performs reliably in light as low as EV (Exposure Value) -4.

Pro-level movie functions
Advanced features such as S-Gamut.Cine/S-Log and 120fps Full HD recording support professional workflow.

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

35mm full-frame Exmor™ CMOS sensor
12.2 megapixels, wide ISO and dynamic ranges, and advanced light capture for subtler gradation.

BIONZ X™ image processing engine
Advanced algorithm realises extra-fine detail with minimal noise in producing stills and movies.

New 14-bit uncompressed RAW format
Now more format options to choose from, for unbeatable quality and range of tonal nuance.

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

4K movies of the foremost quality
Expansive power to express images of fine details with less moiré, jaggies and noise is evident in movies that the Sony A7S II can record internally in 4K full-frame format.

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

More versatile functions for better moviemaking
Picture Profile tone adjustment, time code/user bit precision editing, and various other newly added advancements sharpen the cutting edge of Sony A7S II moviemaking performance.

Easy post-production tool expands expression
The S-Log offers better tonal reproduction from shadow to mid-tone (18% grey) than the S-Log. The Sony A7S II even offers impressive 14-stop latitude in S-Log3 gamma setting.

120fps Full HD recording/Slow motion recording
Full HD movies are brilliant, thanks to full pixel readout without pixel binning; ultra-high sensitivity; and 120fps (100fps) capability also supporting 4x/5x slow motion recording.

Monitoring made easy
View images of natural contrast while recording in S-Log gamma setting, converting S-Log/S-Log into ITU709 (800%) gamma for monitoring9 or checking focus while enlarging.

For easier exposure adjustment
With a new, wider video signal level selection and ability to assign a range, this function makes exposure level adjustment easier, especially when shooting in S-Log gamma setting.

Built-in stabilisation clarifies every situation
Compensation 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 stabilisation
For shooting movies and equivalent to 4.5-stop-faster shutter speed for stills.

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

Fast Intelligent AF accelerates speed and precision
With advanced Fast Intelligent AF featuring enhanced accuracy even in the dark and accelerated AF for movie shooting, the Sony A7S II helps to assure that you capture clear stills and movies.

Smarter, sharper focus, segment by segment
With 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.

Capture more action more clearly and quickly
With an autofocusing system that's twice as fast10 at movie shooting, the Sony A7S II can clearly capture even moving action with unerring accuracy, efficiency and smoothness.

Expertly engineered for durability under duress
Ready for action under all conditions, even using large lenses, the Sony A7S II integrates advanced functions that are worthy of extraordinary imaging performance in the long run.


Lens Mount E-mount
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type 35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8mm), 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 (still images)  
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 35mm 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 35mm 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
Uncompressed RAW  
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 1-6 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)
Colour Space sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
Recording (movie)  
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/100Mbps, 30p/60Mbps, 24p/100Mbps, 24p/60Mbps); XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50Mbps, 30p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps, 120p/100Mbps, 120p/60Mbps); AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH); MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps, 30p/16Mbps), 1280 x 720 (30p/6Mbps)
Image Size (pixels), PAL XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p/100Mbps, 25p/60Mbps); XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/50Mbps, 25p/50Mbps, 100p/100Mbps, 100p/60Mbps); AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH,25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH); MP4: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps, 25p/16Mbps), 1280 x 720 (25p/6Mbps)
High Frame Rate Recording NTSC: 1920 x 1080 (24p/12Mbps, 30p/16Mbps), PAL: 1920 x 1080 (25p/16Mbps)
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, White&Black, 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
Colour Space xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
Storage Media  
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
Storage Media Slot Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/ SD memory card
Noise reduction  
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable
Multi Frame NR Auto/ISO 100 to 409600
White balance  
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)
Bracketing 3 frames, H/L selectable
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. 0.30-3m), 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, Hand-held 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, 1.3cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour)
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 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)
Dioptre Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0m-1
Eye Point Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm 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
LCD Screen  
Screen Type 7.5cm (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, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
Other Features  
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.
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter Yes, On/Off
Silent Shooting Yes, On/Off
Image Stabilization  
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 55mm 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 α 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), 24 frames (RAW (Uncompressed)), 24 frames (RAW (Uncompressed) & 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), 29 frames (RAW (Uncompressed)), 28 frames (RAW (Uncompressed) & 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 (2.4GHz 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), PhotoTV HD, 4K movie output, 4K still image playback
Multi Interface Shoe Yes
Others Auto-lock Accessory Shoe compatible with supplied shoe adaptor, Microphone terminal (3.5mm Stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (3.5mm Stereo minijack), Vertical Grip Connector
Microphone Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M / XLR-K2M (sold separately)
Speaker Built-in, monaural
Compatible Standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom function  
Custom Function Type Custom key settings, Programmable setting
Memory Function Yes (2 sets)
Supplied Battery Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery Life (Still Images) Approx. 310 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 370 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (Movies) Actual: Approx. 55 min. (viewfinder) / Approx. 60 min. (LCD screen) (CIPA standard); Continuous: Approx. 95 min. (viewfinder) / Approx. 100 min. (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
External Power AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (optional)
Size & Weight  
Dimensions (W x H x D) 126.9 x 95.7 x 60.3 mm
Weight 584 g (Body Only) / 627g (With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo)
Operating Temperature 32°-104°F / 0-40°C

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