Sony a7S II Video Recording Limits
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|Normal Frame Rates (59.94 fps or less)||29 minutes1|
|MP4 (28M)||4GB file size2|
|High Frame Rates [30p/16M] or [25p/16M]||7 minutes3|
|High Frame Rate [24p/12M]||5 minutes and 30 seconds4|
1 Duration is approximate and is a product specification limit.
2 When the file size reaches 4 GB, recording will stop automatically.
3 If the recording time reaches 6 minutes and 59 seconds, recording will stop automatically.
4 If the recording time reaches 5 minutes and 29 seconds, recording will stop automatically.
- High-quality movie recording and high-speed continuous shooting require large amounts of power. Therefore, if you continue to shoot, the temperature inside the camera will rise, especially that of the image sensor. In such cases, the camera will turn off automatically because the surface of the camera is heated to a high temperature or the high temperature affects the quality of the images or the internal mechanism of the camera.
- If the file size exceeds 2 GB while recording in AVCHD mode, recording will continue and a new file will be created automatically.
- If the file size reaches 4 GB when [File Format] is set to MP4 mode, recording will automatically stop.
- The Sony a7S II records video in a variable bitrate, which automatically adjusts image quality depending on the shooting scene. Therefore, recording times will vary depending on the content you are shooting and the shooting conditions.
Source: Sony a7S II (ILCE-7SM2) Instruction Manual (English) - pages 93-96