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Sony ILCE-7SM2 A7S II 35mm Camera Body Only

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Sony ILCE-7SM2 (ILCE7SM2, ILCE 7SM2, ILCE/7SM2, ilce-7sm2) A7S II 35mm Camera

Alpha A7S Mark II Digital Camera Body A7S II

A7S Mark II 12.2 MP E-Mount Camera with a 35mm full-frame Image Sensor, 4K Video Recording and a 5-Axis Image Stabilization System (Body Only)

α7S II

Sensitivity mastered


Meet the α7S II — with ultra-high sensitivity, wide dynamic range, internal 4K movie recording and superior shooting stability.

Expand your expressive freedom

Brilliant features realise what you can imagine

Extend your powers of perception with the new α7S II, for extra sensitivity, wide dynamic range, accurate focusing, and unshakeable stability to shoot with solid assurance.

More dynamic detail

Ultra-high sensitivity, extra-wide dynamic range and improved image processing algorithm deliver high-quality images with spectacular details.

4K movies of the foremost quality

Now internally records 4K movies in full-frame format featuring full pixel readout3 without pixel binning, and includes an array of advanced movie functions.

Expansive power to express images of fine details with less moiré, jaggies and noise is evident in movies that the α7S II can record internally in 4K full-frame format.

For a more professional workflow

More versatile functions for better moviemaking

Picture Profile tone adjustment, time code/user bit precision editing, and various other newly added advancements sharpen the cutting edge of α7S II moviemaking performance.

Built-in stabilisation clarifies every situation

Compensation for five types of camera shake that can blur stills/movies shot handheld matches the camera's great sensitivity so you can use more shutter speed/ISO/aperture settings.

169-point Fast Intelligent AF

This fast, accurate AF system performs reliably in light as low as EV (Exposure Value) -4.

Pro-level movie functions

Advanced features such as S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3 and 120fps Full HD recording support professional workflow.

35mm full-frame Exmor™ CMOS sensor

12.2 megapixels4, wide ISO and dynamic ranges, and advanced light capture for subtler gradation.

Bionz X™ image processing engine

Bionz X™ image processing engine


Advanced algorithm realises extra-fine detail with minimal noise in producing stills and movies.

New 14-bit uncompressed RAW format


Now more format options to choose from, for unbeatable quality and range of tonal nuance.

The α7S II features sensitivity up to ISO 409600 2 ; wide dynamic range; 5-axis image stabilisation; internal recording of 4K movies in full-frame format featuring full pixel readout 3 and no pixel binning; extra-fast, precise AF; and compatibility with a growing line of lenses

35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor CMOS sensor

Bionz X image processing engine

4K movie recording featuring full pixel readout without pixel binning

5-axis optical image stabilisation minimises blur

Fast Intelligent AF with enhanced speed and accuracy

Lens Compatibility

Sony E-mount lenses

Sensor Type

35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8mm), Exmor CMOS sensor

Number of Pixels (effective)

Approx.12.2 MP

Iso Sensitivity

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, 1.3cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour)

Battery Life (still images)

Approx. 310 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 370 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)

Screen Type

7.5cm (3.0 type) TFT drive


Lens Mount


Lens Compatibility

Sony E-mount lenses


Sensor Type

35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8mm), Exmor CMOS sensor

Number of Pixels (effective)

Approx.12.2 MP

Number of Pixels (total)

Approx.12.4 MP

Image Sensor Aspect Ratio


Anti-Dust System

Charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism

Recording (still images)

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

35mm 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

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)

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


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)

Colour Space

sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color

Recording (movie)

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

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)

Image Size (pixels), 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

Colour Space

xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color

Storage Media

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

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

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 MicroAdjustment

G7 to M7 (57 steps), A7 to B7 (29 steps)


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. 0.30-3m), 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, 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)

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

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, 1.3cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour)

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



Approx. 0.78x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)

Diopter adjustment

-4.0 to +3.0m-1

Eye point

Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(cipa standard)

Viewfinder display

Graphic display / display all info. / no disp. Info. / histogram / digital level gauge

Real-time image adjustment display


Lcd screen

Screen type

7.5cm (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)


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)


Focus magnifier

35mm full frame: 4.2x, 8.3x, aps-c: 2.7x, 5.4x


Yes (selectable level + range or lower limit as custom setting)

Peaking mf

Yes (level setting: high/mid/low/off, colour: 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


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™


Lens compensation

Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion

Zoom ring rotate





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