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α7S II E-MOUNT CAMERA WITH FULL-FRAME SENSOR

Full Specifications and Features

ILCE-7SM2

$2,799.99

Lens Mount
E-mount
Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
TYPE
35 mm
SENSOR
35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor® CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx.12.2 MP
Number of Pixels (total)
Approx.12.4 MP
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio
3 : 2
Anti-Dust System
Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism
Recording Format (Still images)
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (pixels), 3:2
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)
Image Size (pixels), 16:9
35 mm 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)
Image Size (pixels), 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
Uncompressed RAW
Yes
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 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
AVCHD: Dolby® Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch, XAVC S: LPCM, 2ch
Image Size (Pixels), NTSC
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps/PS, 60i/24 Mbps/FX, 60i/17 Mbps/FH, 24p/24 Mbps/FX, 24p/17 Mbps/FH), MP4: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps, 30p/16 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (30p/6 Mbps), XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p/100 Mbps, 30p/60 Mbps, 24p/100 Mbps, 24p/60 Mbps), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50 Mbps, 30p/50 Mbps, 24p/50 Mbps, 120p/100 Mbps, 120p/60 Mbps)
Image Size (pixels), PAL
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28 Mbps/PS, 50i/24 Mbps/FX, 50i/17 Mbps/FH, 25p/24 Mbps/FX, 25p/17 Mbps/FH), MP4: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28 Mbps, 25p/16 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (25p/6 Mbps), XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p/100 Mbps, 25p/60 Mbps), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/50 Mbps, 25p/50 Mbps, 100p/100 Mbps, 100p/60 Mbps)
High Frame Rate Recording
NTSC: 1920 x 1080 (24p/12 Mbps, 30p/16 Mbps), PAL: 1920 x 1080 (25p/16 Mbps)
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
Compatible Recording 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
Storage Media Slot
Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo™/ SD memory card
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 Type
Contrast-detection AF
Focus Point
169 points (contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensitivity Range
EV -4 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
AF Mode
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. 0.98-9.8 ft), AF ON
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 Mode
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, Handheld 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)
Auto (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 equivalent), AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Viewfinder Type
XGA OLED, 0.5" (1.3 cm) electronic viewfinder (color)
Number of Dots
2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control (Viewfinder)
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 mstyle name="sup"-1/style)
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0 mstyle name="sup"-1/style
Eye Point
Approx. 0.91" from the eyepiece lens, 0.73" from the eyepiece frame at -1mstyle name="sup"-1/style(CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Display
Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge
Real-time Image Adjustment Display
On/Off
TYPE
2.95 in (3.0 type) TFT drive
Total Number of Dots
1,228,800 dots
Brightness Control (LCD)
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle
Up approx. 107 degrees, down approx. 41 degrees
Display Selecter (Finder/LCD)
Auto/Manual
LCD Display
Display Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)
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)
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 / Movie: Approx. 2x
Smart zoom (Still Image)
M: Approx. 1.5x, S: Approx. 2.0x
Digital zoom (Still Image)
Approx. 4x
Digital zoom (Movie)
Approx. 4x
PlayMemories Camera Apps™
Yes
Lens Compensation
Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
Zoom Ring Rotate
Yes
Image Processor
BIONZ X™
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
Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (compensation depends on lens specifications)
Compensation Effect
4.5 stops (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
Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation
+/-3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
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 , Wireless
External Flash Compatibility
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 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.)
Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 5fps, Continuous shooting: Max. 2.5fps
No. of recordable frames (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), 24 frames (RAW (Uncompressed)), 24 frames (RAW (Uncompressed) & 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), 29 frames (RAW (Uncompressed)), 28 frames (RAW (Uncompressed) & 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
PC Interface
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi / Micro USB Terminal
Yes
Wireless LAN (Built-In)
Playback of still images and movies on smartphones, PCs, and TVs, Wi-Fi® Compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band)
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), Photo TV 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
Microphone
Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M / XLR-K2M (sold separately)
Speaker
Built-in, monaural
Compatible Standards
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom Function Type
Custom key settings, Programmable setting
Memory Function
Yes (2 sets)
Supplied Battery
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 310 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 370 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (CIPA, Movies)
Actual: Approx. 55 min. (viewfinder) / Approx. 60 min. (LCD screen) (CIPA standard); Continuous: Approx. 95 min. (viewfinder) / Approx. 100 min. (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
External Power
AC adapter AC-PW20 (optional)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.69 x 2.74 x 1.50 in
Weight (with battery and memory card included)
20.6 oz (Body Only) / 22.12 oz (With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo™)
Operating Temperature
32–104°F / 0–40°C
Wireless & Network Capabilities
NFC One-touch functionality
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
  • Cable Protector
  • AC Adapter AC-UUD11
  • Battery Charger BC-VW1
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable

Features

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Extreme sensitivity, wide dynamic range

With sensitivity settings that can extend up to ISO 409600 plus extra-wide dynamic range, the α7S II can record images in spectacular and subtle detail, from shadows to highlights, under virtually any lighting conditions. The remarkable clarity and lack of noise in stills and movies that you shoot help to realize results that you've been aiming for.

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Exmor CMOS for extra sensor perception

Capture stills and movies of richer, more natural gradation. The 35 mm full-frame 12.2-megapixel image sensor achieves wide dynamic range with very low noise throughout a vast ISO 50-4096001 sensitivity span. Large pixels, gapless on-chip lens structure and other light capture advances allow use of extra-high shutter speeds for low-light shooting.

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Smart, speedy BIONZ X image processing engine

The newly refined image processing algorithm of the BIONZ X optimizes image sensor performance for superior depiction of details in stills and movies throughout all sensitivity ranges. This image processing engine realizes image quality of such fine nuance and minimal noise, particularly at the mid- to high-sensitivity setting.

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Internal 4K movie recording and XAVC S format

The α7S II can record 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) movies internally in full-frame format. Full pixel readout without pixel binning produces 4K movies with less moiré and jaggies. Support for XAVC S format enables 4K recording at maximum of 100 Mbps, for highly detailed footage with less impact from compression noise. * Internal recording and HDMI output, both at 4K resolution, are available in full-frame format.

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S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3

With these new profiles, dynamic range can be widened up to 1300% for smoother gradations, and color grading, correction and handling is easy. S-Log3 gamma tonal reproduction is better from shadow to mid-tone (18% grey). The camera's 14-stop latitude in S-Log3 setting is impressive. S-Gamut3.Cine reproduces the wide color gamut of DCI-P3 color space. S-Gamut3 reproduces almost all actual colors suitable for archiving.

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Movie functions improve professional workflow

With new functions such as 120fps Full HD recording, 4x/5x slow motion recording and Gamma Display Assist joining enhanced Zebra function, time code/user bit editing and other moviemaking capabilities in its feature set, the α7S II solidly supports professional workflow, giving you greater latitude to produce more moving visions than ever before.

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5-axis optical image stabilization

Equivalent to using a 4.5-stop faster shutter speed, this system is effective at compensating for five types of camera shake. The camera integrates extraordinary image stabilization and sensitivity to light to let you use a greater range of shutter speed/ISO/aperture settings to express what you aim to capture in handheld stills or movies.

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Fast Intelligent AF for levels as low as EV -4

With 169 AF points (25 contrast-detection points, plus nine central AF points each divided into 16 segments, for a total of 25+(9x16)), this speedy, accurate system ensures subject detection accuracy when shooting stills even under low-visibility conditions with lighting as low as EV -4. Moreover, AF speed for shooting Full HD movies is twice as fast as in the α7S.

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0.78x magnification XGA OLED Tru-Finder™

With the world's highest magnification and ZEISS® T* Coating, this electronic viewfinder delivers stunning clarity and contrast with minimal reflection and instantly shows how exposure compensation, white balance and other settings affect images. You can also use Gamma Display Assist and Zebra functions while shooting movies using the viewfinder.

Supports 14-bit uncompressed RAW format

New compatibility with 14-bit uncompressed RAW format lets you choose the optimal format for your needs. The camera thereby ensures supreme quality of tonal gradation to maximize the benefit of the image sensor's wide dynamic range.

Silent Shooting

Silent Shooting mode lets you mute shutter sound whenever noiseless operation is required, such as when shooting wildlife or concert photos. This function can be used with 5fps continuous shooting, so you needn't miss a crucial moment, and can be assigned to a customizable button, so it can be turned On and Off more intuitively.

Wi-Fi/NFC simplifies sharing

With Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) built into the α7S II, you can instantly transfer a photo or MP4 movie to your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet simply by touching it with the camera, then easily upload the photo or movie to your favorite SNS (social networking site).

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Capture One Express (for Sony): One of the world's best RAW converters by Phase One

Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world’s best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution. *Please contact Phase One regarding all inquiries as to usage and support including functional compatibility of Capture One Express (for Sony).

Free Download (Go to Phase One Website)

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120fps Full HD and 4x/5x slow motion recording

Featuring full pixel readout without pixel binning, 120fps (100fps) capability and ultra-high sensitivity, the α7S II shoots low-noise, high-frame-rate Full HD movies like no other camera. 120fps (100fps) capability also allows internal recording of 4x/5x slow motion movies with frame rate set at 30p (25p) or 24p.

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New Gamma Display Assist function

This new function lets you view images with natural contrast while recording in S-Log gamma setting, converting S-Log2 and S-Log3 into ITU709 (800%) gamma for monitoring images or checking focus while enlarging an image, on the LCD screen or viewfinder

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Enhanced Zebra function

This function makes it easier to monitor exposure, especially when shooting in S-Log gamma setting. Select a video signal level target from 0 to 109, apply a range to it, then the zebra pattern indicates image areas reaching that level or range. The new wider video signal level selection and ability to assign a range simplify exposure adjustment.

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Picture Profile

It's very useful to tailor the look of your movies even before shooting them by adjusting image characteristics via Picture Profile settings for gradation, color adjustment and detail. Save and recall up to nine profiles (PP1-PP9) of adjusted parameters with other settings, including new ones for S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3.

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Clean HDMI output

This function supports 4K and Full HD and allows uncompressed movie output to an external recorder or monitor. The image can also be recorded in the camera even while signals are output using this function. The included cable protector guards jacks and prevents cables from disengaging accidentally, so you can shoot with greater assurance.

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Tough magnesium alloy body

Designed for solid reliability and steady handling, the α7S II's compact body is built to withstand the rigors of shooting in the field, thanks to an internal structure and top, front, and rear covers all made of strong, rigid magnesium alloy.

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500,000-cycle shutter durability

The camera's shutter passes the test of high durability and endurance through 500,000 cycles, as a shutter braking mechanism reduces mechanical front/rear curtain vibration by about 50% , minimizing camera shake, image blur and shutter sound. Use of the electronic front curtain cuts vibration even more.

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Meticulously crafted controls

Controls are smoothly crafted for you to operate intuitively and adjust immediately even as you look through the viewfinder. The front and rear dials have been particularly refined and positioned for easier, more efficient handling and turning. Also, a new mode dial locking mechanism prevents inadvertent changes of shooting mode at all times.

ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed

Prevent blur in a shot of a moving subject by setting a shutter speed at which ISO sensitivity starts changing when ISO AUTO (while in P or A mode, or in Multi Frame NR) is selected.

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More precise white balance adjustment

The α7S II offers more white balance adjustment steps (twice as many on the amber-blue axis; four times as many on the green-magenta axis) than the α7S, so you can finely tune white balance with more subtle precision for more natural colors.

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Enhanced Eye AF

Now also available in AF-C focus mode, Eye AF automatically detects and tracks an eye of even a moving subject, for more framing freedom.

Expand Flexible Spot

Expand Flexible Spot has been added to AF Area selection. If the selected AF point is not positioned on your subject, the α7S II automatically uses AF points surrounding the selected point to support precise focus.

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Compatibility with wide-ranging mountable lenses

5-axis image stabilization lets you enjoy unparalleled handheld shooting freedom with more of your favorite mountable lenses. The short flange-back distance in the E-mount α7S II extends compatibility with a range of lenses.

Bright Monitoring

This function that boosts image brightness by changing shutter speed, for example, can be assigned to a customizable button for easy access when shooting a starry sky or other dark scene.

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Focus Magnifier & Peaking function

You can clearly magnify the image to simplify manual fine-tuning of the focus whether shooting still images or movies. The Peaking function can also be activated to colorize the most sharply focused areas of your image for quick confirmation.

Power supply via USB

The α7S II can be powered via USB connection to a PC or mobile battery. This conserves the camera's battery, allowing you extended operation without worrying that the battery will run out. When the camera is turned off, the same USB connection can be used to charge the battery.

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Creative Style

Creative Style settings bring out the character of your scene. Simply select any of 13 settings (Vivid, Portrait, etc.) and the camera will adjust image parameters. You can also fine-tune contrast, saturation and sharpness to suit your preference.

Picture Effect (13 modes)

Convert everyday scenes into works of art by applying innovative Picture Effect modes that adjust camera parameters and apply advanced image processing with real-time previews for most effects. You can choose from 13 modes, including Toy Camera, Posterization, HDR Painting, Miniature, Watercolor and Illustration.

PlayMemories Camera Apps add personal touches

Sony's application download service lets you add new functions and capabilities to your camera. There are apps for photo and movie effects to enhance and express your creativity, and others to allow your smartphone to function as a camera's remote control, for example. Note: Services availability depends on region.

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Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.