By site editor Dan Chung:
Here are a couple more quick tests of the a7R II that I did yesterday. The a7R II has built-in slow motion shooting, but it is limited to 120fps at 720P (100fps in PAL mode). I had high hopes that this would be better than the a7S, but sadly the image is still pretty soft and laced with aliasing. This is a real shame given how good the 4K modes are. It would have been great to to see 1080P instead, even if this was in a Super16 crop mode rather than S35. We might have to wait another generation or two to see slow motion that matches the larger cinema cameras coming from a compact system camera.
The test above is shot at 100fps in S35 mode using S-Log2 and S-Gamut. It was then graded very roughly using FilmConvert. Lenses are the Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 and Touit 12mm f2.8. Shutter speed was set at 1/200th and ISO at 800.
One feature of the Sony a7R II is the ability of the camera to record video with a slow shutter speed, right down to 1/4 of a second. This can be used for creative effect and, although not commonly used these days, is still a tool worth having. Everything in the video below was shot at ISO 800 at 1/4 of a second.
More tests to follow – stay tuned.