March 21, 2016 at 9:49PM


Sony a 7S2 versus Sony A7r2

I'm not in love with the Sony 7r2 either for video or stills I'm using the new Sony 24 to 240 lens. My prioritiy is shooting video and I'd love to have a lot of versatility with two lenses and one camera. I'm shooting a feature-length documentary. A camera is the Sony A7S2.


What's your question here ? Do you own either camera ? What is your documentary about ? ( I am asking to get some idea of what sort of gear might be a good fit for your film )

March 22, 2016 at 12:36PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

Right. I didn't really pose the question. I'm testing the Sony A7R2 at the moment. I have tested the Sony A7S. I'm wondering what other documentary filmmakers have experienced using either or both cameras. Not planning to shoot in 4K though I would like to own the camera that allows for 4K on my next shoot. Shooting interviews, landscape/beauty. All in Belize for this project. Would love recommendations for lens that don't lose focus. As much flexibility as possible, of course. Thanks for your response.

Alexandra Lexton

March 22, 2016 at 1:45PM

Not sure if I understand the question, but...
If low light is a priority, and for docs it usually is, then the S/S2 is the choice. The R2 got a jump in low-light performance but the S/S2 is still king.
If slo-mo is important: S2. It has 1080p120.
Since you're not shooting 4K and still don't matter, I'd say go with the S/S2.
If you start shooting 4K, however, consider that the R2 can shoot true 4K in both full-frame and crop-sensor modes, giving you effectively two focal lengths for every lens.

March 23, 2016 at 4:37PM


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