Sony Alpha a7S II (ILCE-7SM2)

Market Status: Available in India | Launch: September, 2015 |
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Sony Alpha a7S II (ILCE-7SM2)
1,74,500
Mega Pixel
12 Mega Pixel
Battery
NP-FW50 Battery
Display
Touch Screen
ISO
ISO 100 - 102400
Shutter Speed
1/8000 Shutter Speed
Sensor
Full Frame Sensor
  • WiFi
  • NFC
  • Tiltable LCD Screen

Sony Alpha a7S II (ILCE-7SM2) Price

Sony Alpha a7S II (ILCE-7SM2) Unique Features

The A7S II is the best video shooting stills camera available at the moment. The featured resolution is kept to 12 million pixels to allow better light gathering power and improve video quality. It produces video close to that of professional-level dedicated, but is much smaller and lighter and can record 4K footage internally.

Pros / Cons

Pros:

Super-high ISO ISO 409,600
Internal 4K video recording
AF system good in low light

Cons:

Video record button not ideally placed
Expensive and specialist

Sony Alpha a7S II (ILCE-7SM2) Specifications

General
Brand Sony
Camera Model α7S II / Alpha 7S II / A7S II (ILCE-7SM2)
Camera Type Mirrorless
Launch Year September, 2015
Market Status Available in India
Sensor
Image Sensor Type Exmor CMOS
Image Sensor Size (W x H) 35 mm Full Frame (35.6×23.8 mm)
Effective Pixels 12.2 Megapixels
Max resolution 4240 x 2832 pixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
ISO Rating ISO 100 - 1024000 (expandable min 50 to max 409600)
White Balance Presets 10
Custom White Balance Yes
Autofocus Point 169
Processor Bionz X
Shutter
Minimum Shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum Shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, Focal-plane Shutter
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E-mount
Compatible lenses Sony E-mount Lenses
Focal Length 1x
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type Electronic Viewfinder, XGA OLED
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification approx 0.78x (-1m-1, with 50 mm Lens at Infinity)
Viewfinder Eyepoint Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame
Viewfinder Diopric adjustment -4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Display
Display Size 3 inch
Display Type TFT Color, Tilting LCD Monitor
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Dots 122,800 dots
Flash
Built in Flash No
External Flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Power
Battery Model NP-FW50 Li-ion Battery
Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion
Battery Life Approx. 370 shots
Battery Life for Video Approx. 1hr. 35min
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
NFC Yes
HDMI Yes (Micro-HDMI Type-D)
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Remote control Yes (wired or smartphone)
Storage
Memory Card Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Image File Format JPEG, RAW
Video File Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264 / 4K video recording
Body
Dimension (W x H x D) 126.9 x 95.7 x 60.3 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.36 inch)
Weight 627 g (with batteries)
Body Construction Magnesium Alloy
Colours Black

Sony Alpha a7S II (ILCE-7SM2) Details

The Sony Alpha a7S II (ILCE-7SM2) is launched in India, with 12.2 megapixels full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor lens. It comes as superior for the ones who are opting for the Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera. If we talk about dimension, it features 9.6 x 6.1 x 5.7 inches(W x H x D) and weighs approx 627g(Body and memory card). There is a rear 3.0 inch 1,228.8k-dot LCD monitor, which can tilt 107° upward or 41° downward to better enabled working from high and low angles. It has an updated "BIONZ X" processing-engine that boosts processing speed in greater way. It comes with Fast Intelligent AF system that employs 169 AF points, comprising 25 contrast-detection points and nine central AF points that have been split into 16 segments each, in order to provide both speed and accuracy in low-light conditions.

     The Alpha a7S offers internal recording of UHD(Ultra HD) 4K movies possible in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps. With built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, you can instantly transfer a photo or MP4 movie to your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet. It features Silent Shooting mode, that lets the shutter sound go mute whenever noiseless operation is required. Incredibly, the device is equipped with Capture One Express (for Sony) image editing software that provides high-end image quality RAW development, easy management of your image files, and powerful editing tools. It features electronic viewfinder with 100% coverage.

      with a powerful BIONZ X image processor, the standard ISO reaches 4096004. This helps in reducing motion blur to the zero level caused by slow shutter speeds, which is common especially under low light condition. Thus generating crisp and vibrant images with noise reduced to almost zero level. The mid range Sony Alpha a7S II (ILCE-7SM2) is priced at Rs. 1,99,990 in Indian market.

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