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Sony A7S II clones the other Mark II models (pictures)

While it's substantially different on the inside, the second-generation A7S has the same body -- and takes the same accessories -- as the other Mark II A7 models.

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Bigger than before

It's not as high, but it has a --welcome -- deeper grip.

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Where the Mark?

Oddly, it doesn't have a "II" on it the way the A7R II does.

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Better on top

The camera gets the improved controls and layout: locking mode dial, bigger and better-located shutter button and dual custom buttons.

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Connectors

In addition to USB and Micro-HDMI, the camera has the same mic and headphone jacks as before. However, the door is annoyingly blocked by the strap hook.

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The view from the top

Adding another 0.4 in/10mm to the grip makes a big difference.

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Back

The back controls haven't changed much.

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