Sony A7S II Gallery: a camera that can see in the dark better than humans
posted Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM EDT
The original Sony A7S blew us away with its shockingly impressive high ISO performance. Now, the updated Sony A7S II is here, bringing a number of improvements for stills and video shooting, including Sony's 5-axis image stabilization system. Not only can the A7S II practically see in the dark with a maximum ISO of 409,600, but it's also stabilized now for even better low-light shooting performance.
At a press event in New York City, editor Mike Tomkins got a chance to shoot with the new Sony full-frame camera, and we're now able to share with you a selection of real-world gallery photos! As with the predecessor, the low-light shooting capabilities of the Sony A7S II is simply stunning. Frankly, it's quite amazing that you can crank the ISO sensitivity up to something as high as 25,600 and still get decent images. The camera can practically see in the dark better than humans do, and by a wide margin!
The sensor inside the A7S II remains the same as in its predecessor -- a unique, large-pixel 12.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. With its SteadyShot INSIDE system providing up to 4.5 stops of correction combined with the camera's impressive ISO range up to an expanded ISO 409,600, the Sony A7S II makes easy work of capturing images and video in extremely low-light situations. Furthermore, the BIONZ X image processor features tweaked processing algorithms, with a particular focus on the mid to high ISO sensitivity range, for improved image quality and detail for both still images and video.
Head on over to the Sony A7S II Gallery Page for the full selection of gallery images. Also check out a trio quick sample low-light videos below, two of which were shot in XAVC S (one in 4K Ultra HD resolution and one in 1080p) and one in 1080p AVCHD.