Adrenaline and high ISO come together: Sony A7S II takes a nighttime bike ride in Utah


posted Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 5:59 AM EST


Yesterday we saw how the Sony A7S performed recording a rocket reentry. Today we get to see its successor, the A7S II, tackle nighttime mountain biking.

In the cool video below, created by adventure photographer Justin Olsen for Red Bull, world-ranked mountain biker Cody Kelley takes to the slopes of Utah armed only with a couple of small 700-lumens lights (attached to his helmet and bike) and the moon above to help light his way as he speeds downhill.

While the video itself is exciting, the ability of the Sony camera to capture high-quality footage at night with very little ambient light to work with is impressive. Sensors sure have come a long way in a relatively short period of time.

The video is part of Red Bull's Raw 100 series in which filmmakers submit 100 second videos that don't utilize any slow motion footage or music. Mountain biking is tricky and dangerous enough during the day; doing it night seems crazy! Fortunately, Olsen had the right gear to record the adrenaline-fueled biking.


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