Sony A7S Sample Photos: High ISO Comparison to the A7R and Nikon D4s

The Sony A7S offers ISO ranges as high as 409,600, we put its low-light skills to the test

Sony A7S sample #1

Sony A7S sample #1

The first few images were all shot in an extremely dark venue. The primary light sources were two light bulbs; one with a red gel and one with a yellow gel. Tech Specs: ISO 25600, 1/160 sec, at f/4.
Focal Length: 24mm (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
Sony A7S sample #1

Sony A7S sample #1

The first few images were all shot in an extremely dark venue. The primary light sources were two light bulbs; one with a red gel and one with a yellow gel. Tech Specs: ISO 25600, 1/160 sec, at f/4.
Focal Length: 24mm (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
Sony A7S sample #2

Sony A7S sample #2

Tech Specs: ISO 25600, 1/160 sec, at f/4.
Focal Length: 48mm (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
Sony A7S sample #3

Sony A7S sample #3

This is a particularly dark image, however the lack of shadow noise is quite impressive. Tech Specs: ISO 25600, 1/160 sec, at f/4.
Focal Length: 24mm (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
Sony A7S sample #4

Sony A7S sample #4

Skin tones lit by red-colored light present a particular challenge for camera sensors, in terms of recording detail, however the A7s seems to handle itself well in these type of scenarios. Tech Specs: ISO 20000, 1/200 sec, at f/4.
Focal Length: 36mm (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
Sony A7S sample #5

Sony A7S sample #5

This image is fairly underexposed, yet the lack of noise gives us hope that with some work in Lightroom, this image can still shine. Tech Specs: ISO 20000, 1/1200 sec, at f/4.
Focal Length: 70mm (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
Sony A7S sample #6

Sony A7S sample #6

Tech Specs: ISO 20000, 1/200 sec, at f/4.
Focal Length: 39mm (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
Sony A7S sample #7

Sony A7S sample #7

Tech Specs: ISO 1250, 1/3200 sec, at f/11.
Focal Length: 40mm (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
Sony A7S sample #8

Sony A7S sample #8

Tech Specs: ISO 1250, 1/800 sec, at f/11.
Focal Length: 44mm (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
Sony A7S sample #9

Sony A7S sample #9

Tech Specs: ISO 1250, 1/1600 sec, at f/11.
Focal Length: 24mm (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
Sony A7S sample #10

Sony A7S sample #10

Tech Specs: ISO 65535, 1/80 sec, at f/4.
Focal Length: 28mm (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
Sony A7S sample #11

Sony A7S sample #11

Tech Specs: ISO 65535, 1/80 sec, at f/4.
Focal Length: 28mm (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
Sony A7S sample #12

Sony A7S sample #12

Tech Specs: ISO 20000, 1/160 sec, at f/4.
Focal Length: 35mm (shot with a Sony Zeiss 35mm f/2.8) (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
Sony A7S sample #13

Sony A7S sample #13

Remember when ISO 6400 was the furthest you could push your camera? Tech Specs: ISO 6400, 1/60 sec, at f/4.
Focal Length: 35mm (shot with a Sony Zeiss 35mm f/2.8) (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
Sony A7S sample #14

Sony A7S sample #14

Tech Specs: ISO 1000, 1/4000 sec, at f/5.6.
Focal Length: 35mm (shot with a Sony Zeiss 35mm f/2.8) (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)
Dan Bracaglia
Sony A7S sample #15

Sony A7S sample #15

Tech Specs: ISO 20000, 1/160 sec, at f/4.
Focal Length: 35mm (shot with a Sony Zeiss 35mm f/2.8) (CLICK FOR FULL-RES)