Sony Vertical Battery Grip for a7 II, a7R II, and a7S II User Manual

Shooting, Preparations, About the manual for this camera

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Inserting the battery pack (supplied)/memory card
(sold separately) into the camera

Open the battery/memory card cover, and insert the battery pack and a memory
card into the camera. Then, close the cover.

Memory card

Battery pack

Lock lever

Ensure the notched corner

faces correctly.

Battery pack

Make sure that the battery pack is facing in the correct direction, and insert it while
pressing the battery lock lever.

Memory card

Insert the memory card with the notched corner facing as illustrated.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards or Memory Stick media. For
details on the compatible memory cards, refer to the “Help Guide.”

When you use a memory card with this camera for the first time, format the card
using the camera in order to stabilize the performance of the memory card.


• Formatting erases all data, including protected images and registered settings

(M1 to M4). Once erased, this data cannot be restored. Save valuable data to a
computer, etc. before formatting.

Charging the battery pack


Turn the power off.

If the camera is turned on, the battery pack will not be charged.


Connect the camera with the battery pack
inserted to the AC Adaptor (supplied)
using the micro USB cable (supplied), and
connect the AC Adaptor to the wall outlet
(wall socket).

The charge lamp will light up when charging
starts. When the charge lamp turns off,
charging is completed.

Charge lamp

Attaching a lens

Mounting indexes


Remove the body cap from the camera and the rear lens cap from the
rear of the lens.


Mount the lens by aligning the two white index marks (mounting
indexes) on the lens and camera.


While pushing the lens lightly toward the camera, turn the lens slowly
in the direction of the arrow until it clicks into the locked position.

Setting the language and the clock

ON/OFF (Power) switch

Control wheel

Select items :




/ /

Confirm : Center button


Set the ON/OFF (Power) switch to “ON” to turn on the camera.


Select the desired language and then press the center of the control


Make sure that [Enter] is selected on the screen and then press the
center button.


Select the desired geographic location and then press the center


Set [Daylight Savings], [Date/Time], and [Date Format], and then select
[Enter] and press the center button.

If you want to reconfigure the date/time or the area setting at a later point,
select MENU


[Date/Time Setup] or [Area Setting].


Shooting still images


Select the desired shooting mode
by turning the mode dial.

Shutter button

Mode dial

(Flash pop-up) button


Press the shutter button halfway
down to focus.


Press the shutter button all the
way down.

Changing the monitor angle

You can change the monitor angle to shoot from any position you like.
(A) High position (holding the camera high)
(B) Low position (holding the camera low)
(C) Selfie position (facing the monitor toward you to take a selfie)




Using the flash

Press the (Flash pop-up) button to pop up the flash.

Shooting movies


Press the MOVIE (Movie) button to start

Movie recording can be started from any
shooting mode in the default setting.

MOVIE (Movie) button


Press the MOVIE button again to stop

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Checking the supplied items

The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces.

• Camera (1)
• Power cord (mains lead) (1)*

(supplied in some countries/regions)

* Multiple power cords may be

supplied with this equipment. Use the
appropriate one that matches your
country/region. See “Notes on use.”

• Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50


• Micro USB cable (1)

• AC Adaptor (1)

The type of the AC Adaptor may differ
depending on the country/region.

• Shoulder strap (1)
• Eyepiece cup (1)
• Body cap (1)*

* Only for the ILCE-6100

• Startup Guide (this manual) (1)
• Reference Guide (1)

About the manual for this camera

This guide describes the necessary preparations to start using the
product, basic operations, etc. For details, refer to the “Help Guide”
(web manual).

“Help Guide” (Web manual)

ILCE-6100 Help Guide