a7r II vs. a7s II
a7r II a7s II
While both the Sony a7R II and the a7S II can shoot stills and video, they each grab one speciality and take it to a whole new level.
For stills, the a7R II is a studio or landscape photographer’s dream. Driven by its full-frame, back-illuminated 42.2MP CMOS sensor, the a7R II provides incredible detail, a wide dynamic range, and lots of handling flexibility. It also has more focus points, using both phase and contrast detection, which allows for faster focus acquire.
For video, the a7S II is outstanding. Featuring a full-frame, back-illuminated 12.2MP CMOS sensor, the a7S II performs superbly across a wide range of ISO speeds. The 5-axis image stabilization provides up to 4.5 stops of vibration reduction, providing great image quality in low light. Additionally, the rear display portrays a simulated result when shooting in any of the S-Log choices.
ProGear recommends using the new Zeiss Batis series of lenses (18mm, 25mm and 85mm) as a perfect complement with either Sony body. An optional Metabones adaptor is also available to make use of your existing Canon EF mount lenses.
Here are the side-by-side specifications:
|a7R II||a7s II|
|Aspect Ratio||3:2, 16:9|
|Bit Depth||14 bit|
|Memory Card||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Shots in Buffer||22||200|
|ISO (with ext)||50 - 102,400||50 - 409,600|
|Shutter Speed||1/8,000th - 30 secs.|
|3840 x 2160 (fps)
||30, 24, 25||30, 24, 25|
|1920 x 1080 (fps)
||60 - 24||120 - 24|
|1280 x 720 (fps)
|S-Log Gamma||S-Log 2||S-log 2, S-log 3|
|Gamma view asst.||✗||✓|
|Focus Points||399 Phase 25 Contrast||169 Phase|
Lenses for the Sony Systems
ZEISS Batis Autofocus Lenses
The result: images that will amaze you. The completely new design of the high-speed ZEISS Batis family offers perfect image quality.
Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Autofocus Lens
A new era of standard zoom performance, this peerless standard zoom covers a 24 to 70 mm focal length range, and is an ideal choice when ultimate image quality is required for portraits, scenery, snapshots and more.