Sony A99 II vs Sony A7S II

sony-a99-ii-vs-sony-a7s-iiSony A99 II is the camera every photographer must want to get their hands on atleast once, even if the user is Non-Sony lover, since the A-mount camera from Sony integrates remarkable 399 AF points and then its robust 42.4 Mp resolution, ensuring to get you images with stunning details. On the other hand, Sony A7S II is its own sibling, but still lagging behind than A99 II in almost all major sections. Get your eyes on our detail comparison…

Feature/Models Sony A99 II
Sony A7s II
Megapixel 42.4 megapixels
12 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm) Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Image processor  Bionz X
Bionz X
AF system Contrast detect+ Phase detect Contrast Detect
AF points 399 169 AF Points
ISO Auto, 100-25600 (expandable to 50-102400) 50- 409600
Shutter speed 1/8000 to 30 sec
1/8000 to 30 sec
Image Stabilization 5-axis 5-axis
Continuous shooting speed  12fps 5fps
Video 4K @30 fps 4K Video at 30 fps
Display 3.0″ 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
3.0″ 1,228,800-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
Hot shoe  Yes  Yes
Wireless Built-in Built-in
Environmentally sealed yes yes
Battery life 490 shots 360 shots
Weight 849 g 627g
Size 143 x 104 x 76 mm 127 x 96 x 60 mm

Image quality– Despite of using Full-frame sensor— the Sony A7S II won’t give us the same sharpness and clarity as Sony A99 II can, because the difference is huge in their effective resolution. One side, Sony A99 II employs 35 mm full-frame 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, enhancing the camera to produce wide dynamic range across the entire ISO range as a result of which crystal-clear images with extreme details will be in the users’ hands. On the other side, Sony A7S II offers only 12.2 mp of effective resolution.

AF system– You can’t say the AF system of Sony A7S II is not sturdy and fast, but it looks silly infront of the outstanding 79-point AF sensor with 15 cross points and 399-point focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor of Sony A99 II. Yes, the AF system of Sony A99 II is advanced with 4D Focus AF system that consists of 79 Phase Detection AF points for accurate focusing and depth detection and 399-point focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor for wider coverage. Then its 79 Hybrid Cross AF points for faster focusing of the subjects, even if the desire subject is moving in High-speed.

On the other side, Sony A7S II employ contrast detect sensor only, that means the camera will focus the subjects accurately, but mayn’t be so faster, plus the cameras has only 169 AF points.

ISO– Probably, Sony A7S II is one of the best lowlight cameras available around. With the expandable sensitivity range of 409600 as well as the combination 35mm full-frame 12.2 megapixel image sensor and Bionz X image processing engine, which surely means that the users must get fair details of the subjects with minimal noise—truly amazing. On the other side, Sony A99 II offers an expandable sensitivity range of only 102400, which is lesser than its elder sister Sony A7s II.

Continuous shooting speed– Sony A99 II has Continuous shooting speed of 12fps while Sony A7SII has slower with 5fps. The fast shooting speed of Sony A99 II will significantly better than 5FPS of Sony A7S II, while capturing fast action objects.

Battery life– Sony A99 II allows you to take around 490 shots at a time, whereas Sony A7S II allows you to take 360 shots only in a single time charge.

Verdict- You are getting almost all the features of Sony A7S II in Sony A99 II. However, the lowlight performance of Sony A7S ii is making a little difference, still Sony A99 II is just the dream A-Mount camera.

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