The new Sony A7S II is a digital mirrorless camera that boasts the same 12-megapixel imaging sensor as its older brother, the A7S. It also has the same ISO range which is 100 to an insanely massive 469,600 ISO value. This makes it a perfect partner for shooting pictures in an extremely low light area. So it could mean that that a photographer can shoot a photo whilst inside a cave and still get have a decent enough photo to share (albeit there will be a lot of photo noise if the ISO is bumped to the max).
Now, this new addition to Sony’s mirrorless camera line will now be able to shoot 4K videos.
Sony Brings 4K Video Recording to the Sony A7S II
Perhaps the biggest update that many would, and did like to see on the new Sony A7S II is that it now has the capability to shoot videos that have resolutions for up to 4K video quality. The A7S could only do 1080p video recording so this is a huge step for video records that want an insane amount of details in their videos.
Before, people would have a separate camera just to shoot 4K video, but the new camera brought to us by Sony can do all of that by itself. The new camera will also have the same 5-axis image stabilization feature like the A7S and the A7R II. This is just like an ordinary Optical Image Stabilization feature found in a lot of cameras, but only better. It is used for capturing stills and videos at slow shutter speeds. The feature is also great for photographers that have quite the shaky hands.
But it all does not stop there as Sony will release an update for the A7S II starting in October of this year. This update will consist of a new 169-point autofocusing system for the mirrorless camera. In other words, the new camera can lock on a subject with twice the speed as the original A7S can do. Not quite the “bang up” feature that many would go and want to buy this camera, but this proves insanely useful for street photographers who want to immediately catch that special moment without a second’s delay.
However, 4K video recording, even on the new Sony A7S II, still needs to get some good ground on the hype train. While 4K video does look very astonishing, many people aren’t still accustomed to watching it as the current level of technology still does not fit all markets.