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Sony A7S II vs Sony A7S - High ISO Test

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Which camera should you buy, Sony A7S II of Sony A7S. Before we begin you must know that the sensor inside both the camera is same, although lot of optimization has been done to improve the AF performance, introduction of 5 axis image stabilization system and 4K internal video recording mode with fast AF + IS support. The another advantage of Sony A7S II is high frame rate 120/100fps in full 1080p which the A7s only had in 720p.’

A major group Sony A7S users mainly use Sony A7S for low-light event, but if you are looking for major performance upgrade in low-light area you may get disappointed to see the results below.

Sony A7S II vs Sony A7S image comparison High ISO test

Sony A7S II vs Sony A7S image image comparison credit – imaging-resource.com

I am able to notice a bit of noise optimization in in Sony A7S II camera, but I am not able to notice any major performance upgrade in low-light sensitivity. If you are a low-light shooter you must wait for the next version Sony A7S III. New users must buy Sony A7S II since both camera have exactly same price tag.

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Also see – Sony A7S vs Sony A7S II Specification Comparison

Sony A7S II Users Report - Sample Videos, Comparison and more...

Sony-A7S-II-camera-imageOur readers always send lot of work done with the new camera, It’s not possible to feature all the work here… but we have selected some of them randomly… and we will post more in future.

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Nike Women Submission Video filmed on the Sony a7s II Submitted by Michael Danila‎


 

Always fun to get to look back on the past year. These are the “Wood” Favorites Video 2015 of Jan-Joost van Stiphout
Favorite Wood Video Production: Il Bacaro
Favorite Camera: Sony A7s Ii


Testing out the new Sony A7S II at Reign or Shine IX at NJIT. 4K Resolution, 120fps at 1080, and sLog 3. This camera is a BEAST! Needless to say, I had a lot of fun dancing and shooting that day. – Submitted by Michael Danila


A raw Bourbon St. performance we stumbled upon while out doing a Sony A7S II and a7s comparison test shoot in the French Quarter. Danny Caporaletti —- By Kevin Hughes


 

Sony A7S II Problems

We are also putting a problem faced by one of our readers – Submitted by Kevin Hughes

Fellow shooters! Do I just have a NOISEY A7SII? Look at my video and tell me if you have this problem with your camera. Shooting in any slog I get bad horizontal line noise in iso’s from 1600 to 10,000 – but it cleans up at 12,800. See youtube video here to see what I’m talking about and more details:

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Sony A7S II vs. Sony A7S

Sony announced the Sony A7S II camera in IBC Press Conference today, unluckily the camera features the same sensor as of Sony A7S II camera. Sony added latest available technology inside the camera including 5-axis IS and internal 4K video recording with full pixel readout and m…

Sony Alpha 7SII vs. Sony Alpha 7S 1

After the announcement of Sony A7SII, now it is important for you to know how it is superior to its predecessor Sony A7S and what new features are added in comparison to its predecessor.

Major Difference
Sony Alpha 7SII vs. Sony Alpha 7S Specification Comparison Table.

Features / Models Sony Alpha 7SII Sony Alpha 7S
Megapixel 12.2 megapixels 12.2 megapixels
Sensor size / type Full-Frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm) Full-Frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)
Low-pass filter Yes Yes
Image processor Bionz X Bionz X
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) Contrast Detect (sensor)
AF points 169 25
ISO 50-409600 50-409600
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/8000 sec 30 sec 1/8000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5fps 5fps
Video 4096 x 2160 (30p) Internal Recording 4096 x 2160 (30p) External Recording
Video AF
2X Faster Compared to A7S Contrast Detect
Display Tilting 3″ Rear Touch screen LCD (921,600) Tilting 3″ Rear Touch screen LCD (921,600)
Viewfinder 100% 100%
Hot-shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-in + NFC Built-in+ NFC
Battery Life (CIPA) N/A 360 shots
Dimensions Not Specified By Manufacturer 127 x 94 x 48 mm
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer 489g

 Sensor: Since both the siblings have 12.2MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor. Due to their presence, it minimizes the noise production and also enables sensitivity from ISO 100-102400, which is further expandable to ISO 50-409600. The Sony didn’t increase the ISO range of Sony A7SII. Our earlier expectation was that it will come with more ISO range than its predecessor, to make the image sensor more sensitive to light.

Auto-focus: Sony A7S II features fast and Intelligent AF system employs 169 AF points, the AF points are composed of 25 contrast-detection points and nine central AF points that have been split into 16 segments each, the AF system not only faster than of Sony A7s but it also features greater accuracy.

Sony A7S II supports Internal UHD 4K Recording, which the Sony A7S II was missing. The video of Sony A7S II contain more details, better color, contrast and sharpness compared to the Sony A7S. The Sony A7S II is free from line skipping or pixel binning, the A7S II features full pixel readout the terminates the issue loss of details, advance AF detection algorithm speed-up the AF speed of the camera 2 times more compared to its predecessor.

Sony Alpha 7SII vs. Sony Alpha 7S 2

Sony A7SII can record 120fps at 100Mbps without pixel binning in full frame format also results in 4x/5x slow motion footage in Full HD. It has the ability to shoot 4x/5x slow motion footage internally.

Introduction of image stabilization: presence of 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system in Sony A7SII makes it smooth shooting of stills and video by reducing five types of camera shake and it also it will give the option to the users to use any lens, or adapted lenses without facing any problems created by camera shake. But there is absent of such type of stabilization system in Sony A7S.

Rest of the core specification remains same.

Verdict: The Sony A7S II camera does have many upgrades over the Sony A7S camera but the sensor and image processor remains same. Finally the image quality of both the camera will be similar. For still shooters and owners of Sony A7S camera we don’t recommend to update you current camera against A7S II and you must wait for a better model, possibly the Sony A7S III with a new sensor and image processor.

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The biggest disappointment is the use of same sensor instead of developing a new one, Sony does have the capability to make Hybrid sensor as we already see in Sony A7R II camera. It’s better to say Sony updated the Sony A7S Camera, it’s not a new version

Sony A7S II Sample Images

Sony A7S II today announced by Sony with Major upgrade in core specification of the camera. The new camera arrives with 5-axis IS system. Enhanced image, video and AF algorithm, the camera now has been upgraded to 169 AF points and features very fast AF speed along with greater accuracy.

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Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS, A mode, 1/10 sec., F11, ISO 1600, Manual white balance

Sony A7S II samples images surfaced over the web, the images you see are only available at limited resolution [Click on the image to enlarge.], we will add post soon as any new image / high resolution image added to web.

 

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FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS, M mode, 1/15 sec., F10, ISO 3200, Manual white balance

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Sony A7S II Announced with 5-axis IS and 4K Internal Recording

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Sony Announced new A7S II at IBC Press Conference today with 5 axis image stabilization system and 4K internal video recording with full-pixel readout. However the sensor remains same and the top ISO limit remains stucked to 409600.  The A7S II now features169 AF points for fast, precise focusing with enhanced accuracy.

Sony-A7S-II-back-imageFor the first time in A7 series camera Sony introduce 120fps recording @ Full HD format without pixel binning in full frame format. Video functionality has been further enhanced with new profiles; S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3. These new profiles deliver wide dynamic range and colour correction is easier to perform.  The AF system of the A7S II is approx 2 times faster in video mode compared to A7S camera.

For more details read the press release below

Out of darkness cometh light

  • Ultra-high sensitivity up to 409600i with low noise across the whole range
  • Wide dynamic range across entire ISO range delivering smooth tonal gradation from dark to bright conditions
  • In-camera 5-axis optical image stabilisation for expanded shooting possibilities
  • Internal 4K movie recording featuring full pixel readout without pixel binning in full-frame format
  • Wide range of professional movie functionality including S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3, new Gamma Assist Display, enhanced Zebra Function, Full HD 120fps recording and 4x/5x slow motion recording and full pixel readout without pixel binning in full-frame format
  • High-speed AF with enhanced accuracy in wide ranging scenes and advanced shooting functions

Sony today announced the latest addition to its award winning series of compact, full-frame α7 cameras with the introduction of the α7S II. Offering ultra-high sensitivity and wide dynamic range across the entire ISO range and 5-axis image stabilisation for greater shooting control, the α7S II delivers stunning image quality for photographers who shoot in the most challenging light conditions. Be it the brightest of mornings or darkest of nights, the α7S II enables new levels of photographic expression at whatever shutter speed you wish to deploy. The α7SII 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, making it an extremely appealing proposition for photographers and videographers alike.

The α7S II delivers an awe-inspiring sensitivity range of ISO 50-409600[i], thanks to the combination of its 35mm full-frame 12.2 megapixel[ii] image sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine. The sensor optimises the dynamic range across the entire ISO range and broadens the range of tonal gradation in bright environments and minimises noise in dark scenes meaning that it delivers impressive results even in the most extreme conditions. The upgraded image processing algorithm of BIONZ X maximises the sensor’s capabilities and improves depiction throughout the full sensitivity range with particular emphasis on the mid-to-high range. This means that the resulting stills and movies demonstrate extra-fine detail with minimal noise.

Video Master

The α7S II can record 4K[iii] movies internally in the XAVC S format[iv] meaning that content is wonderfully detailed. Because information from all pixels is utilised without line skipping or pixel binning, the camera can maximise the expanded power of the full-frame image sensor and produce 4K movies with higher image clarity and negligible moiré. Full pixel readout without pixel binning is also employed when shooting Full HD[v] movies which means that it collects information from approximately five times as many pixels that are required to generate Full HD[vi] and condenses the information to produce extremely high quality movies.

In a first for the α7 series, the α7S IIcan record 120fps at 100Mbps[vii] with full pixel readout without pixel binning in full frame format which can be edited into wonderful 4x/5x slow motion footage[viii] in Full HD. The α7S II also has the ability to shoot 4x/5x slow motion footage internally which can be immediately reviewed on the camera screen.

Video functionality has been further enhanced with new profiles; S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3. These new profiles deliver wide dynamic range and colour correction is easier to perform. The α7S ll even offers impressive 14-stop latitude in the S-Log3 gamma setting. The camera also supports S-Gamut/S-Log2 which is very popular among cinematographers and videographers. Gamma Display Assist is a new function that allows users to monitor images or check focus when recording S-Log movies and the Zebra function has been improved for even greater control.

5-Axis Image Stabilisation

The new α7S II is equipped with the innovative 5-axis image stabilisation system that is proving extremely popular in the α7 II and α7R 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.

Autofocus accuracy

The autofocus system on the α7S II has been upgraded and now offers 169 AF points for fast, precise focusing with greater accuracy.[ix] 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.[x]

Electronic Viewfinder

The XGA OLED Tru-Finder in the α7S II has been upgraded and offers the world’s highest viewfinder magnification[xi] 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.

User upgrades

A number of enhancements have been made to the look and feel of the α7S II to make it more user friendly, reliable and intuitive. Its magnesium-alloy body is both light and highly robust and the grip and shutter buttons have been re-designed so that the camera feels more natural in the hand. For situations when you just want to blend into the background, silent shooting mode can be activated for 5fps continuous shooting[xii] and reliability has been enhanced with reduced-vibration shutter movement.[xiii] The lens mount has been further reinforced to ensure greater resilience, particularly when attaching third party lenses and users can now charge the camera via a USB power supply whilst the camera is in operation, thus extending battery life. For greater comfort and safety, Sony is also launching the LCS-EBF; a new premium leather body case for the α7S II which is also compatible with the α7R II and α7 II.

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 II full-frame interchangeable lens digital camera from Sony will be available in Europe in November 2015, priced at approximately €3,400.

[i]Standard ISO 100 – 102400, Expandable to ISO 50-409600

[ii] Approximate effective megapixels

[iii] QFHD: 3840 x 2160. Internal recording and HDMI output, both at 4K resolution, are available in full-frame

[iv]SDXC memory card higher than Class 10 is required for movie recording in XAVC S format

[v]In 24p/30p

[vi] 1920 x 1080

[vii] UHS Class 3 memory card is required for recording at 100Mbps

[viii] 30p (25p) or 24p

[ix] Compared to α7S

[x]Compared to the α7S, when shooting Full HD movies.

[xi]Amongst digital cameras. The viewfinder magnification is approx. 0.78x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1). As of date of press release, based on Sony research.

[xii]Speed Priority Continuous mode. Focus and exposure settings fixed at first shot.

[xiii] 500,000-cycle durability. According to Sony internal testing, with the electronic front curtain shutter activated.

Stay tuned for more info.

Convenience Features(details)
General Camera type Interchangeable-lens digital camera
Lens mount E-mount
Image sensor Type 35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor CMOS sensor
Number of pixels (effective) Approx. 12.2 megapixels
Number of pixels (total) Approx. 12.4 megapixels
Image sensor aspect ratio 3:2
Anti-dust system Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism
Recording system (still images) Recording format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image size (pixels) [3:2 aspect ratio] 35 mm 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)
[16:9 aspect ratio] 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)
[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
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)
Color space sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
Recording system (movies) 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 XAVC S: LPCM, 2ch
AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 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)
[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
Color space xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
Clean HDMI output [NTSC] 3840 x 2160 (30p/24p) / 1920 x 1080 (60p/24p) / 1920 x 1080 (60i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit
[PAL] 3840 x 2160 (25p) / 1920 x 1080 (50p) / 1920 x 1080 (50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit
Media 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
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 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 system Type Contrast-detection AF
Focus point 169 points (contrast-detection AF)
Sensitivity range EV -4 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
AF modes 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
Exposure control 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 modes 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)
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 (Recommended Exposure Index) 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), AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Viewfinder Type XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
Total number of dots 2,359,296 dots
Brightness control Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color temperature control Manual (5 steps)
Field coverage 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.78x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1)
Diopter adjustment -4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Eye point Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(CIPA standard)
Display Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge
Real-time image-adjustment display On/Off
LCD screen Type 7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots 1,228,800 dots
Brightness control Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle Up approx. 107 degrees, down approx. 41 degrees
Display selector (Finder/LCD) Auto/Manual
Display Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode
Real-time image-adjustment display On/Off
Focus magnifier 35 mm 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, Color: 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 Image/Movie] Approx. 2x
Digital zoom Smart zoom (still images) M: Approx. 1.5x, S: Approx. 2.0x
Digital zoom (still images) Approx. 4x
Digital zoom (movies) 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
SteadyShot INSIDE (image stabilization) Type Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)
Compensation effect 4.5 steps (Based on CIPA standard. Pitch/Yaw shake only. With Sonnar T* FE 55 mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off)
Flash Control (with optional external flash) Control Pre-flash TTL
Flash compensation +/-3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV stops)
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*1, Wireless*1
External flash 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 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.)*2 Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 5fps, Continuous shooting: Max. 2.5fps
No. of recordable frames*2(approx.) 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) 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)
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
Interface PC interface Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi/Micro USB Terminal Yes*3
Wireless LAN (built-in) Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)*4 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 (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Vertical Grip Connector
Audio Microphone Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M / XLR-K2M (sold separately)
Speaker Built-in, monaural
Print Compatible standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom function Type Custom key settings, Programmable setting
Memory function Yes (2 sets)
Power Battery Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Still images Approx. 310 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 370 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
Movies Actual*5*6: Approx. 55 min. (viewfinder) / Approx. 60 min. (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
Continuous*5*7: Approx. 95 min. (viewfinder) / Approx. 95 min. (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
External power AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (optional)
Operating temperature Range 32–104°F/0–40°C

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Something New From Sony Coming on Friday

Sony-A7000-comingAccording to latest rumors Sony may announce a new F series camcorder and a ” new creation.” on Friday, take a look at what SAR.com website source said

New Sony F cam Friday is S35, not FF. 4K internally, but 8 bit XAVC-L (note the L) 100 Mbit max. No HFR as far as I can tell, 30fps max in 4K. Looks like a baby FS7. Price will be between old FS700 and current FS7, likely $5,000-6,500 USD. Differentiation on FS7 is much better CODEC, higher frame rates (incl 60p 4K), option for RAW and ProRes, bigger build.

More notes from the sources

Sony will shock everybody soon with their new creation.

At this moment we don’t have any confirmation that which innovative  image technology related product Sony will show us. We do expect either Sony will announce a 4K camcorder or may be Sony A7000 / A7S II camera.

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Sony A7S II, Sony A99 II and Sony A7000 Rumors Update

Sony-A7s-imageAccording to the latest rumors floating over the web, Sony may announce new products soon, the to be announced list includes.

1. Sony A7S
2. Sony A7000
3. Sony a99II
4. Sony FE 24-70mm GM Lens for FE mount fullframe camera
6. Zeiss Loxia Wide-angle lens for FE mount fullframe camera
7. Sony A-mount lenses

The most confirmed camera in the list is Sony A7000, since the camera was expected to arrive back on May 2015 but due to some sensor heating issues while recording the 4K movies delayed the announcement of the camera. We strongly hope the Sony will sure announce Sony A7000 camera on Sep 2015.

According to a leaked document via wikileaks Sony was rumored to announce new A7 series in 2015, we have already seen Sony A7II and A7R II and the only left camera is Sony A7S.

Almost 3 years passed away after the announcement of Sony A99 II camera but no update arrive till now, we expect sony will soon announce A99 II with a completely new sensor and a option to record 4K videos.

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source – SAR.com