We have just been greeted by the launch of the Sony Alpha A7S II mirrorless camera which boasts of a ultra-high ISO sensitivity of up to 409600 for trouble-free night-time photography. This new shooter improves upon its predecessor by offering internal 4K video support.
This is of course a full-frame camera, and both its 4K and 1080p video settings use full-frame sensor readout with no pixel binning, thus making the videos sharper than usual. The new Sony Alpha A7S II is even capable of capturing 1080p videos at 120fps with a full-frame readout, which is great.
It comes equipped with a 12.2MP sensor and a BIONZ X image processor, while it has been granted a special shooting mode named S-Log3 which enables 14 stops of dynamic range. It borrows the 5-axis stabilization that was seen in Sony’s Alpha 7 II, thus allowing steady shots and videos.
The mirrorless Alpha A7S II has even been blessed with a fresh autofocus system bearing 169 AF points meant for faster and more accurate focusing. Another addition is an OLED electronic viewfinder featuring 0.78x magnification which should make it easier for manual focusing at night.
Sony has revealed that the camera features an improved grip and design, if compared against its predecessor. A reinforced lens mount means better protection for the optics. Additionally, a small but useful trait is that USB charging can now be done while the camera is in operation.
The new Sony Alpha A7S II has is price set pretty high at €3400 (body-only). That cost is around a €1000 more than that of its predecessor. It will be made available for purchase in Europe during this November.