Summary: Sony A7S II provides videographers with amazing low light performance and 4K in body recording at significant savings versus Canon. Preorder the Sony A7S II from B&H Photo | Amazon for $2998.00 – Shipping Oct 16th.
Sony has held several press conferences and hands-on demos over the last 24 hours and the reviews are starting to appear. Form-wise it is identical to the Sony a7RII and A7II. The distinguishing feature of the Sony A7S series is the amazing low light performance. This is really a video focused camera – read over the new features below to see why the A7RII is still a better hybrid (video and photos) choice for those that need both stills and video.
The NEW features of the Sony a7S II
4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning in full-frame format (A7S only did 4K to external recorder)
Full HD 120fps recording and 4x/5x slow motion recording (60fps was max at 1080 with A7S)
S-Log3 Gamma and Display Assist Function (The S-Log formats are very flat, makes it difficult to judge focus – With Display Assist Function DAF – you get a graded preview in the viewfinder making it easier to judge focus)
In-camera 5-axis optical image stabilisation (same as Sony a7R II – makes handheld video possible, stabilizes any fast prime you want to use)
Upgraded autofocus system with 169 AF Points (but missing the Phase Detection AF system that gives that Sony A7R II fast and accurate focus with loads of lenses even in low light
Upgraded XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF – Same as Sony a7R II
Option for Uncompressed Raw files (coming to Sony A7R II soon)- Files areB&H Photo has a landing page for everything that has been announced at Photokina
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