Sony is starting from scratch with the Alpha 7S Mark II replacement, promising that the hotly-anticipated camera will be a ground-up reinvention. The a7S II was a hit among video professionals, among others, but the failure of a successor to arrive alongside the a7 III and a7R IV led some to fear that Sony had decided the series had run its course.
With five years passing since the a7S II was announced, that suspicion seemed increasingly likely to be the case. At the time, the camera’s 409,600 ISO and native 4K video recording were big improvements, along with its S-Log3 shooting mode and 5-axis stabilization.
Since then, of course, we’ve seen big competition in the 4K camera space. Though the a7S II still has its fans, the wish-list for how Sony could update it was only getting longer. Now, Sony execs have confirmed that a replacement is on the way.
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