Sony a7ii camera guide

Find out all the buttons and features of the a7ii camera inside the Legacy Shootsta Kit 2.

The key part of the Legacy Shootsta Kit 2 is the Sony a7ii camera. You need to make sure you understand the settings so that you can have the best video possible.

This camera has excellent dynamic range and image quality alongside internal stabilisation. Attached to the camera is a 28 to 70 millimetre lens which is great for all environments and many different types of shoots.

Top of the camera:

On/Off Switch: To turn the camera on simply flick the switch to the right. The on and off switch also hosts the shutter button. You can use this shutter button to focus the camera on your talent. To learn more about focusing the camera check out our article How to focus the camera on your talent.

C2 Button: Used to move your auto focus square.

Mode Dial: Where you can choose between shooting video and taking a picture.

Exposure Dial: Turning this anti-clockwise into the “plus” region will add more light to your shot and turning it clockwise into the clockwise into the “minus” region will take light out from your shot.

Hot Shoe: this is where you slide your audio receiver into.

Camera Lens: The large ring at the back of your lens is the zoom control. The small ring in the front controls focus.

Back of the camera:

Menu Button: Opens the menu where you can change the camera settings

C3 Button: Allows you to magnify your shot in order to check focus.

AF/MF Button: Used to switch between autofocus and manual focus.

Fn: Otherwise known as the function button, accesses a summary of the most important settings.

Center Button (Within Wheel): Controls your audio settings.

DISP Button (Top of Wheel): Used to change the display settings view.

Playback Button: Used to watch the footage you just filmed and delete any unwanted footage.

Trashcan Button: Allows you to delete any unwanted footage while browsing the SD card.

Bottom of the camera:

Camera Battery Opening: Stores your battery.

Screw Inlet: The silver hole in the middle of the base which allows you to mount your camera onto the tripod.

Right side of camera:

SD Card Slot: Stores the SD card.

Red Circle Button: The record button, press to record and again to stop recording.

Left side of camera:

Large Flap: Covers the red port for your audio plug in, as well as the green port for your headphones. Use headphones while recording in order to monitor audio during a shoot.

Small Flap: Covers the HDMI and charging port.


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