LCD and Viewfinder
Sony A7S II has a Tilting 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,229k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
A7S II has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,359kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later. The magnification ratio of the viewfinder is 0.78x (35mm equivalent).
Max Shutter speed
Sony A7S II can shoot continuously at max speed of 5.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec
Unfortunately A7S II doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Sony A7S II features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 169 points to choose from. Sony A7S II also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically. In addition to the face detect AF, A7S II has a more sophisticated feature called Eye Tracking AF
which detects and locks focus to the selected eye of the person in the frame accurately and tracks as the subject moves. Eye tracking AF of Sony A7S II is a perfect feature for shooting portraits and is especially useful when fast lenses are used and the depth of field is very narrow.
With Sony A7S II, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,24p fps with bit rates up to 100 mbps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S formats. This means that Sony A7S II provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.
A7S II has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Sony A7S II also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Sony A7S II a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony A7S II features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC
feature, A7S II can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our A7S II. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect A7S II to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Sony A7S II is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 370 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 365 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Olympus E-M1X with its 870shots is the model with longest battery life among Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Sony A7S II vs Olympus E-M1X or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Sony A7S II Features Compared to Main Competitors