Product Overview

Sony A7S II

Pros:

  • Internal 4K recording
  • Excellent low-light performance
  • 100fps shooting for slow motion
  • 5-Axis image stabilisation with compatible lenses
  • (3-Axis image stabilsaition with all third-party lenses)
  • Handy Picture Profile settings

Cons:

  • Sun-spot issue
  • Rolling shutter noticeable with quick pans

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Sony A7S II Review

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Build and Handling

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I wont go in to too much detail here. You can read more about build and handling on over at Amateur Photographer. Needless to say the A7S II has the same design as the other second generation A7 cameras and is solidly built. It’s small size feels comfortable in hand and sturdy enough to cope with some of the larger lenses for the FE mount. Again, it size is one of the key points. The A7S II packs a hell of a punch for such a small camera and in that regard is well above its weight. It is a great camera to have in the bag for run and gun shooting, especially with the built-in 5-axis stabilisation.

There is so much that you can control on the A7S II menu system that it can be a bit daunting. It is worth spending an hour or so pouring over all of the various options and setting the camera up how you want it. For example there are three custom buttons, and depending on how you shoot, these can be customised to quickly access the functions you need the most. For example you can set a button to turn Zebra patterning on or off, or to quickly access the Picture Profile settings.

Spending some time getting the camera buttons and menus set just as you want them can make a big difference to how you work with it.

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  2. 2. Picture Profiles and S-Log
  3. 3. LCD and Viewfinder
  4. 4. Power
  5. 5. Lens System
  6. 6. Build and Handling
  7. 7. Image Quality
  8. 8. Stabilisation
  9. 9. Verdict
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