• 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400
  • 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400

Buy From

Differences

Sony A7S advantages over Sony A7S II

  • Less expensive
    $1998 vs $2698
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~2.00 vs 2.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,702 vs 2,993 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise

Sony A7S II advantages over Sony A7S

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.78x vs 0.71x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

Buy From

Review Excerpt

  • Outstanding high ISO performance; excellent dynamic range; 4K video recording (via uncompressed HDMI); XAVC S option for HD video; Slightly improved battery life over A7/A7R; Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC connectivity.

  • 4K video requires expensive external recorder; Sluggish startup time; Loud shutter; Silent Shooting mode hurts image quality; Lacks a built-in, pop-up flash; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

  • Comfortable and surprisingly compact camera body; Improved low light performance; Built-in image stabilization; Wide range of usable ISOs; More sophisticated autofocus performance; Excellent video capabilities.

  • Relatively low resolution; Mediocre continuous shooting performance; No built-in flash; No losslessly compressed RAW option.

The Competition

Compared to Leica M Monochrom

Sony A7S
Leica M Monochrom
  • $2081
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $4295
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More pixels
Sony A7S II
Leica M Monochrom
  • $2698
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $4295
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More pixels

Compared to Leica M-E (Typ 220)

Sony A7S
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $2081
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
  • $5450
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More pixels
Sony A7S II
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $2698
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $5450
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony A7

Sony A7S
Sony A7
  • $2081
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony A7S II
Sony A7
  • $2698
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels
  • $998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Leica M (Typ 262)

Sony A7S
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $2081
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • More pixels
Sony A7S II
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $2698
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony A9

Sony A7S
Sony A9
  • $2081
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony A7S II
Sony A9
  • $2698
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
Compare Other Cameras?