Sony A7SII Video First Impressions & Footage

Johnnie Behiri's A7S setup.
Johnnie Behiri’s A7S setup.

As I said in the last A7S post, video isn’t our thing, we just dabble in it for blog posts, usually about bicycles. At Cinema HD it’s what they do and in October, their A7S II first impressions were published, including the edit shared in this post.

The Sony a7S II feels like a matured product. It is truly amazing to see how much technology is packed inside this little thing. As a documentary film shooter, this will become my preferred working tool. I treat those cameras like “a brain” that can be expend or minimise depending on the type of work I do. Additionally, I prefer internal 4K recording over an external device when ever possible or needed, so the Sony a7s II is the perfect working tool for me.

This week, they added an extreme low light edit too, using a preproduction Magic Cine 50mm f/1.1 lens. The results are stunning, moody and well, cinematic. Despite the softness in the beta lens, Johnnie Rehire was as impressed with the A7SII as his first review. Softness or not, just look at that low-light performance.

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What the camera can see on the left vs. what my eyes could see on the right. Photo: Johnnie Behiri.
What the camera can see on the left vs. what my eyes could see on the right. Photo: Johnnie Behiri.

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