All Shootsta subscriptions come with a Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens. It shoots full HD and has a 24.3-megapixel sensor.

The a7 II will record video to a maximum length of 29 minutes per clip and default format is mp4.

For a general tour of the camera, take a look below, the functions in bold will be important to you when shooting. 

Front View

1. Power switch/Shutter button

2. Front dial

3. Remote sensor

4. Wi-Fi antenna (built-in)

5. Lens release button

6. Built-in microphone*

7. AF illuminator/Self-timer lamp

Back View

1. Eyepiece cup

2. Viewfinder

3. MENU button

4. Eye sensor

5. Monitor

You can adjust the monitor to an easily viewable angle and shoot from any position.

6. Diopter-adjustment dial (for still image)

7. For shooting: C3 (Custom 3) button

For viewing: (Enlarge screen view) button

8. AF/MF/AEL switch lever (you will need the switch on AF/MF)

9. Rear dial

10. For shooting: AF/MF (press button to alternate) Autofocus/manual focus 

For viewing: (Image index) button

11. MOVIE button

12. For shooting: Fn button

For viewing: (Send to Smartphone) button

You can display the screen for [Send to Smartphone] by pressing this button.

13. Control wheel ( you will use this to navigate and adjust audio levels)

14. For shooting: C4 (Custom 4) button

For viewing: (Delete) button

15. Access lamp

16. (Playback) button (to review your footage)

Top & Side View

1. Image sensor position mark

2. Speaker

3. (Microphone) jack

When an external microphone is connected, the microphone is turned on

automatically. If the external microphone is a plugin-power type, the power of the

microphone is supplied by the camera.

4. (Headphones) jack

5. Multi/Micro USB Terminal* (for charging via camera)

Supports Micro USB compatible device.

6. Charge lamp

7. HDMI micro jack

8. Multi-interface shoe* (you will slide onto your audio receiver)

Some of the accessories may not be inserted fully and protrude backward from the

Multi-interface shoe. However, when the accessory reaches the front end of the

shoe, the connection is completed.

9. Mode dial (always shooting in movie mode)

10. C2 (Custom 2) button (you can use C2 to move your autofocus square)

11. C1 (Custom 1) button

12. Exposure compensation dial (adjust exposure)

13. Hooks for shoulder strap

Attach both ends of the strap onto the camera. 

Bottom View

1. Battery insertion slot

2. Battery cover

3. Tripod socket hole (where you can screw in the base plate for the tripod)

Use a tripod with a screw less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inches) long. Otherwise, you

cannot firmly secure the camera, and damage to the camera may occur.

4. Battery cover locking button

5. Battery cover release lever 


1. Focusing ring (for manual focus)

2. Zooming ring ( for close, mid or wide shots)

3. Focal-length scale

4. Focal-length index

5. Lens contacts* * Do not touch this part directly.

6. Mount index

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