Sony Alpha 7S II vs Sony Alpha a6000

5.0 in
3.77 in
Sony Alpha 7S II digital camera
vs
4.72 in
2.63 in
Sony Alpha a6000 digital camera

Full Comparison

Sensor

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Sensor type
CMOS
CMOS
Image sensor format
Full frame
APS-C
Sensor size
35.8 x 23.8 mm
23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor photo detectors
12 Mpx
25 Mpx
Effective pixels
12 Mpx
24 Mpx
Image ratio w:h
3:2, 16:9
3:2
Max resolution
4240, 2832
6000, 4000
Other resolutions
4240x2384, 2768x1848, 2768x1560, 2128x1416, 2128x1200, 1376x920, 1376x776
6000x3376, 4240x2832, 4240x2400, 3008x2000, 3008x1688
Processor
BIONZ
BIONZ X

Image

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ISO Auto
yesYes
yesYes
ISO minimum
50
100
ISO maximum
409600
51200
Boosted ISO maximum
409600
51200
Maximum image resolution
4240, 2832
6000, 4000
White balance presets
10
10
White balance modes
Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash
Custom white balance
yesYes
yesYes
Supported image file formats
JPG, RAW
JPG
Photo effects
Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Neutral, Vivid
Image stabilizer
yesYes
yesYes
Image stabilization type
Sensor-shift
noNo
Supported aspect ratios
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
Uncompressed format
RAW
RAW
HDR
yesYes
yesYes
AEB/HDR support
yesYes
yesYes

Optics and focus

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Lens mount
Sony E
Sony E
Digital zoom
4 x
4 x
Magnification (Crop factor)
1 x
1.5 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)
Lamp
Lamp
Focus adjustment
Auto/Manual
Auto/Manual
Contrast autofocus
yesYes
yesYes
Contrast adjustment
yesYes
yesYes
Saturation adjustment
yesYes
yesYes
Autofocus in recording mode
yesYes
yesYes
Focal length multiplier
1.5×
Autofocus
Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus
Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection
Auto Focus (AF) lock
yesYes
yesYes
Manual focus
yesYes
yesYes
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
yesYes
yesYes
Number of focus points
169
179
Image stabiliser
Built-in
Lens based only
Phase detection autofocus
noNo
yesYes
Number of AF points (contrast)
169
25

Screen and viewfinder

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Screen size
2.95 in
3.00 in
Articulated LCD
Tilting
Tilting
Screen technology
LCD
LCD TFT
Screen dots
1228800
921600
Touch screen
noNo
noNo
Live view
yesYes
yesYes
Viewfinder
Electronic
Electronic
Viewfinder screen size
0.50 in
0.39 in
Viewfinder coverage
100 %
100 %
Viewfinder resolution
2359296 px
1440000 px
Viewfinder magnification
0.78 x
1.07 x
Dioptre correction
yesYes
yesYes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)
4, 3
4, 3
Eye relief
0.91 in
0.83 in
Separate info display
noNo
noNo

Photography features

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Shooting modes
Aperture priority, Auto, Program, Shutter priority
Auto
Camera shutter type
Electronic
Electronic
Minimum shutter speed
30 sec
30 sec
Maximum shutter speed
1/8000 sec
1/4000 sec
Shutter priority
yesYes
yesYes
Aperture priority
yesYes
yesYes
Manual exposure mode
yesYes
yesYes
Number of exposures
3
3
Exposure compensation plus
5
5
Exposure compensation minus
-5
-5
Expousure compensation steps
1/3, 1/2
1/3, 1/2
Auto exposure lock
yesYes
yesYes
AE EV steps
1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2
1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2
Continuous shooting
yesYes
yesYes
Self-timer delay
2, 5, 10
2, 10
Histogram
yesYes
yesYes
AE frames
3, 5
3, 5
WB Bracketing
yesYes
yesYes
Subject / scene modes
yesYes
yesYes
Flash sync speed
1/250s
1/160s
Built-in flash
noNo
yesYes
Flash modes
Auto, Fill-in, Flash OFF, Redeye Reduction, Second-curtain Sync, Slow Sync
Auto, Fill-in, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync
External flash connection
Hot shoe
Hot shoe
Flash metering system
TTL
TTL
External flash
yesYes
yesYes
Continuous drive
5.0 fps
11.0 fps
Scene modes
Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Twilight, Landscape (scenery)
Portrait, Sunset, Night portrait, Landscape (scenery)
Self-timer
yesYes
yesYes
Metering modes
Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Manual settings
yesYes
yesYes
Self-timer options
2, 10
2, 10
Speed (JPEG)
5 fps
11 fps
Speed (RAW)
5 fps
11 fps
Exposure bracketing
0.3 - 3.0±EV
0.3 - 3.0±EV

Videography features

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Maximum resolution
3840, 2160
1920, 1080
Video recording
yesYes
yesYes
Recording resolutions
1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080 px
HD type
4K Ultra HD
Full HD
Supported video file formats
AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG-4, XAVC-I
AVCHD, MP4
Max resolution (highest frame rate)
1920x1080
1920x1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)
30 fps
60 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)
120 fps
60 fps

Audio features

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Built-in microphone
yesYes
yesYes
Microphone type
Stereo
Stereo
Built-in speakers
yesYes
yesYes
Speaker type
Mono
Mono
Supported audio file formats
AC3, LC-AAC, LPCM
AAC

Design

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Body type
MILC
MILC
Body material
Aluminum-magnesium
Aluminum-magnesium
Colour of product
Black
Black, Black,Graphite, Graphite,Grey, Grey, Silver, White
Anti-dust system
yesYes
yesYes
Environmentally sealed
yesYes
noNo

Dimensions

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Weight
1.29 lb
0.63 lb
Width
5.00 in
4.72 in
Height
3.77 in
2.63 in
Depth
2.37 in
1.78 in

Storage

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Compatible memory cards
MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS Pro Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
MS Pro Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Storage types
SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Camera file system
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, MPF, RAW
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, RAW

Power

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Power source type
Battery
Battery
Battery life (CIPA)
370
360
Battery life (max)
1 h
1.5 h
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC adapter included
Y
Y

Connectivity

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HDMI
yesYes
yesYes
HDMI connector type
Micro
Micro
USB connector type
Micro-USB
Micro-USB B
USB version
2.0
2.0
Headphone port
yesYes
noNo
Microphone port
yesYes
noNo
Wireless
Built-In
Built-In
Supported WiFi types
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Remote control
yesYes
yesYes
NFC
yesYes
yesYes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yesYes
yesYes
Firewire
noNo
noNo

Other features

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GPS
noNo
noNo
Orientation sensor
yesYes
yesYes

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Often compared to Alpha a6000