Sony Alpha a7S II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

Sony Alpha a7S II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 24-70mm f/4 Lens & Storage Kit

Sony Alpha a7S II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 24-70mm f/4 Lens & Storage Kit

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Product Highlights

  • 12.2MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Internal UHD 4K30 & 1080p120 Recording
  • S-Log3 Gamma and Display Assist Function
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 0.5" 2.36M-Dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • 3.0" 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Up to 5 fps Shooting and ISO 409600
  • Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS
  • 4TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
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Capture and save some phenomenal photos and video with this B&H Storage Kit, which bundles together the Sony Alpha a7S II Mirrorless Digital Camera with a versatile Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens and 4TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive.

  • Sony Alpha a7S II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

    Making strides in the video arena, the a7S II Mirrorless Digital Camera from Sony offers an impressive blend of sensitivity, dynamic range, resolution, and speed to benefit a versatile multimedia workflow. Revolving around a full-frame 12.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor, the a7S II is capable of internal UHD 4K recording at 30 fps with full pixel readout as well as 1080p recording at up to 120 fps, all in the XAVC S format. For both stills and video recording, the BIONZ X image processor also pairs with the sensor to enable expanded sensitivity to ISO 409600, continuous shooting to 5 fps, and fast intelligent autofocus with low-light sensitivity to -4 EV. Further enabling working in difficult lighting conditions, 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization compensates for vertical, horizontal, pitch, yaw, and roll camera movements for sharper, smoother handheld recording.

    Complementing the 4K recording capabilities is a redeveloped recording setup, including the ability to utilize S-Log3 Gamma and S-Gamut3 in addition to S-Log2, for increasing dynamic range values by up to 1300% to better match high-end post-production workflows. For clearer monitoring potential, an enhanced Zebra function better supports working with S-Log gamma settings and a Gamma Display Assist helps to preview imagery with natural contrast by converting S-Log2 and S-Log3 settings to the ITU709 gamma for easier on-camera viewing.

    The a7S II is also characterized by a compact, yet robust, magnesium alloy body design that incorporates a high 0.78x-magnification Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder. With a resolution of 2.36-million dots and a Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating, this finder benefits working in a variety of lighting conditions and is capable of previewing exposure and settings adjustments prior to recording. A rear 3.0" 1,228,800-dot LCD screen is also available, and features a tilting design to support working from high and low angles. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC allows you to pair mobile devices to the camera for wireless sharing and remote camera control.

    Full-Frame Exmor Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor
    A 12.2MP full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor work together to enable an expansive dynamic range with minimal noise and notable sensitivity from ISO 100-102400, which is further expandable to ISO 50-409600. Coupled with the large individual pixel size the 12.2MP sensor affords, this camera is well-suited to use in low-light conditions.

    The sensor's design also features a new-generation RGB color filter array, as well as a gapless on-chip lens design. Together, these two technologies enable truly efficient light-gathering abilities that further reinforce the low noise, high-sensitivity design. Furthermore, an anti-reflective coating has also been applied to the seal glass of the image sensor to minimize surface reflections, glare, and ghosting for contrast-rich, color-neutral imagery.

    The sensor and processor combination also avail a wealth of performance-related benefits to still shooting, including a Speed Priority continuous shooting rate of 5 fps, or a 2.5 fps shooting rate with continuous AF. The Fast Intelligent AF system employs 169 AF points, which is comprised of 25 contrast-detection points and nine central AF points that have been split into 16 segments each, in order to provide both speed and accuracy in low-light conditions down to -4 EV.
    Internal UHD 4K Recording and Full Pixel Readout
    Internal recording of UHD 4K movies is possible in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps and, based on the 12.2MP resolution, full pixel readout is possible that is void of pixel binning for higher quality imagery with reduced moiré and aliasing. Full HD 1080p recording is also supported in frame rates up to 120 fps, and both resolutions utilize the 100 Mbps XAVC S format contained within an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling. The high-speed, 120 fps recording also enables 4x and 5x slow-motion movie recording with the frame rate set to either 30p or 24p.

    In addition to high-resolution internal recording, uncompressed HDMI output also enables the use of an optional external recorder for clean 4K recording with 4:2:2 sampling.
    5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization
    Packed into the svelte a7S II is a 4.5-stop effective 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system that compensates for five different types of camera shake encountered during handheld shooting of stills and video. This allows users to confidently use any lens, even adapted lenses, for critical imaging without encountering blur from camera shake.

    For long focal lengths, the system will correct for pitch and yaw adjustments. Macro and high-magnification imagery, on the other hand, will benefit from the inclusion of horizontal and vertical shift compensation. All shooting styles will get usage out of the roll compensation. All 5 axes of stabilization will function at all times, even when used with third-party lenses and adapters or lenses with built-in optical stabilization.
    Custom Color Profiles and S-Log3 Gamma
    Support is available for the S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log-3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3 profiles that enable up to a 1300% wider dynamic range for smoother tonal and color gradations, along with enhanced sensitivity and clarity in shadows and mid-tones. These profiles also lend themselves to greater compatibility within a professional workflow and are well-paired to the Cineon Log gamma curve for versatile post-production grading and color control. The S-Log3 gamma setting also offers an impressive 14-stop wide dynamic range for greater control over the highlights and shadows, while the S-Gamut3.Cine profile can be used to mimic the qualities of scanned negative film with a wide gamut comparable to the DCI-P3 color space.

    In addition to the S-Log3 gamma, the popular S-Log2 settings are also available.
    Zebra and Gamma Display Assist
    An enhanced Zebra function is ideally suited to working with S-Log gamma profiles and aids in monitoring exposure values in high-contrast scenes. Video signal level targets can be set from 0 to 109, and specific ranges can be set to make exposure level adjustments easier.

    In contrast, a Gamma Display Assist function is also available that displays scenes with natural contrast when recording with S-Log settings. This function converts imagery to the ITU709 profile for easier on-camera monitoring.
    Timecode and User Bit Settings
    The a7S II has multiple timecode recording options to meet different workflows. It has the standard 'Record Run" mode that only advances the timecode when recording, as well as "Free Run" timecode that advances the timecode even when not recording, which can be great for syncing multiple cameras at live events. It can also record timecode in both drop frame and non-drop frame modes. When recording internally the a7S II is also able to output timecode via HDMI.
    0.5" 2.36m-Dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder Electronic Viewfinder
    With its 4-lens optical system using double-sided aspherical elements the viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings. You'll enjoy rich tonal gradations and improved contrast. High-end features like 100% frame coverage and a 0.78x magnification enable comfortable and stable eye-level composition.

    In addition to the electronic viewfinder, a rear 3.0" 1,228.8k-dot LCD monitor has also been incorporated into the design and can tilt 107° upward or 41° downward to better enable working from high and low angles.
    Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
    Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables the a7S II to instantly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices; no complex set-up is required. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and remotely control the camera's shutter.

    Additionally, PlayMemories Camera Apps are also supported via the built-in Wi-Fi connection, and allow you to personalize the camera's features depending on specific shooting styles. Apps are available to suit creating portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot, and other specific types of imagery.
    Other Camera Features
    • Cutting down on mechanical vibrations by 50% is the durable reduced-vibration shutter, which has been tested to 500,000 cycles. An electronic front curtain can be used to reduce vibrations further.
    • A Silent Shutter mode can be used to mute the sound of the shutter for working in quiet environments. Up to 5 fps shooting is possible with the silent shutter and the mode can be assigned to a function button for quick on/off switching.
    • The top, front, and rear covers of the body have all been made from magnesium alloy for long-lasting durability.
    • Enhanced Eye AF can be used with AF-S and AF-C focusing modes, and automatically detects and tracks a subject's eye for critical focus.
    • The Expand Flexible Spot function can be used with AF Area selections to intelligently expand the size of your selected focusing spot if it is not positioned on your subject.
    • Focus Magnifier and Peaking functions benefit working with manual focus and allow you to quickly confirm in-focus portions of an image when shooting stills or recording video.
    • White Balance settings can be fine-tuned for greater personal control over how a scene's colors are represented.
    • In addition to the included battery charger, the NP-FW50 battery can also be charged inside the camera via USB.
    • Adjustable Picture Profile parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode (Movie, Still, Cinema, Pro, ITU709 Matrix, White & Black, S-Gamut, S-Gamut3.Cine, S-Gamut3), Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, and Reset
    • Scene Selection modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, and Anti Motion Blur.
    • Picture Effects: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.
    • Creative Styles: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast -3 to +3 steps, Saturation -3 to +3 steps, Sharpness -3 to +3 steps)
    UPC: 027242894273
  • Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens

    Walk around all day with the Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens from Sony, a compact full-frame option that covers wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives for working with a variety of different shooting styles and subjects. A constant f/4 aperture makes operation smooth and consistent throughout the zoom range. The lens further benefits from the use of one extra-low dispersion element and five aspherical elements to combat aberrations as well as a Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating to keep flare and ghosting to an absolute minimum. The lens is fast to focus as well due to the linear autofocus motor and an internal focus design. Additionally, the dust- and moisture-resistant lens is equipped with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake, and it has a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh.

    Based on the Zeiss Tessar optical concept, this lens uses a design with 12 elements in ten groups that helps ensure a smaller overall lens size along with reduced flaring, distortion, and chromatic aberrations.
    Covering wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives, this compact 24-70mm can quickly become a go-to lens for Sony's full-frame E-mount cameras. It can also be used on APS-C format cameras where it will provide a 36-105mm equivalent zoom range.
    A constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also lends greater control over focus position for shallow depth of field techniques.
    Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections in order to provide greater image clarity, contrast, and color fidelity.
    One extra-low dispersion glass element is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
    Five aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
    Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can also be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
    A linear autofocus motor and internal focus design provide quick and precise autofocus performance and enables accurate and silent focusing while recording videos.
    Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
    Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
    UPC: 027242868182
  • WD 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Black)

    Start saving your precious memories and critical files with the 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive from WD. The My Passport comes formatted for Windows systems and connects to your notebook or desktop computer via an included USB 3.0 cable. On the inside, it sports a hard drive that delivers 4TB of storage capacity for storing your photos, videos, music, and other content. To power this drive, the My Passport runs off the computer's USB bus-powered port.

    This edition of the My Passport drive comes with a redesigned black chassis, which complements your other gear. Another notable feature is WD's Backup software, which lets you create scheduled backups, to help preserve your data automatically. In addition to backing up data, WD has armed this drive with hardware encryption and WD Security software to safeguard your sensitive files from unauthorized users.

    Back up Automatically
    The My Passport drive comes preloaded with WD Backup software to ensure that your photos, videos, music and documents don't get lost. You can set it to run automatically based upon your schedule. Just pick the time and frequency to back up important files from your system onto the My Passport drive.
    Password Protection with Hardware Encryption
    The My Passport drive's built-in 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption with WD Security software helps keep your content private and safe. You can activate password protection and set your own personalized password. Additionally, the drive can display a "return-if-found" message as the password prompt to help find its way back to you if it ever accidentally gets left behind.
    Easy to Use
    My Passport portable storage is ready to use out of the box so you can start transferring files, saving your memories, and backing up critical data right away. It comes with WD Backup, WD Security, and WD Drive Utilities software to help protect your data.
    UPC: 718037846910
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  • 1Description
  • Sony Alpha a7S II Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
    Imaging
    Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
    Camera Format Full-Frame
    Pixels Actual: 12.4 Megapixel
    Effective: 12.2 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 4240 x 2832
    Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.8 x 23.9 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S
    Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
    Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Way
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 25, 29.97 fps (100 Mbps XAVC S)
    3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 25, 29.97 fps (60 Mbps XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 100, 120 fps (100 Mbps XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 100, 120 fps (60 Mbps XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps (50 Mbps XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 50, 59.94 fps (28 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 50, 59.94 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 50, 59.94 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 25 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 25 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080p at 50, 60 fps (28 Mbps MP4)
    1920 x 1080p at 25, 29.97 fps (16 Mbps MP4)
    1280 x 720p at 25, 29.97 fps (6 Mbps MP4)
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min 59 Sec
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo + Mono)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 169
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Size 0.5"
    Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,359,296
    Viewfinder Eye Point 23.00 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.78x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen LCD (1,228,800)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-102400 (Extended Mode: 50-409600)
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1/8000 Second 
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multiple, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
    Metering Range: EV -3.0 - EV 20.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 5 fps at 12.2 MP for up to 200 Frames
    Up to 2.5 fps at 12.2 MP for up to 200 Frames
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Fill-In
    Hi-Speed Sync
    Off
    Rear Sync
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Wireless
    Built-in Flash No
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Performance
    Self Timer 10 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 2 Seconds
    Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Power
    Battery 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1020 mAh
    AC Power Adapter AC-PW20 (Optional)
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5" / 116.8 x 68.6 x 38.1 mm
    Weight 22.12 oz / 627.10 g with battery and memory card
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.6 x 6.1 x 5.8"
  • Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens
    Performance
    Focal Length 24 - 70mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Sony E
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 84.1° - 34.3°
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.31' (40 cm)
    Magnification 0.2x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
    Elements/Groups 12 / 10
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.87 x 3.72" (73 x 94.5 mm)
    Weight 15.03 oz (426 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 4.3 x 4.3"
  • WD 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Black)
    Storage Capacity 4 TB
    Connection Interface 1 x USB 3.0 (USB Micro-B)
    Maximum Read Speed Not specified by manufacturer
    Maximum Write Speed Not specified by manufacturer
    Pre-Format NTFS
    Encryption 256-Bit AES
    Internal Drive
    Internal Interface SATA (Unspecified)
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Rotational Speed Not specified by manufacturer
    Form Factor 2.5"
    Cache Memory Not specified by manufacturer
    External Enclosure
    Security Features Password Protection
    Bus Power USB
    Material Plastic
    Environmental Resistance None
    Green Certifications RoHS
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 4.3 x 3.2 x 0.8" / 110.0 x 81.5 x 21.5 mm
    Weight 0.54 lbs / 0.24 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 4.5 x 1.5"
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