Sony continues to lead the way in the mirrorless realm with the a7R IV, boasting the world’s first 61MP full-frame BSI CMOS sensor, 15 stops of dynamic range, and improved ergonomics. The Sony a7R IV maintains the predecessor’s 10 fps maximum burst rate, which is impressive considering its beefed-up 61MP full-frame image size.
Speaking of image size, you can use the Pixel Shift Multi Shooting mode (a feature first shown in the a7R III albeit with fewer images) to combine up to 16 images in post to create one giant 240MP image. It’ll be great for landscape, architecture, or still life photography — and much cheaper than buying a medium format camera.
The a7R IV features a bigger and more ergonomic grip, slightly improved buttons, and dual SD card slots. For autofocus, there are 567-point phase-detection AF and 425-point contrast-detection AF. While the 3-inch, 1.4 million-dot touchscreen is mediocre at best, you’ll have a blast using the incredible 5.76 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder.
For video, you get 4K at up to 30p, and 1080p at up to 120p. While not terrible, with no 4K/60p or 10-bit shooting, it’s definitely not a camera meant for the videographer. That said, real-time Eye AF is now adopted for video as well.
To be released in September, the Sony a7R IV will retail for $3500.
- Sensor: 61MP full-frame BSI CMOS
- Mount: Sony E
- Viewfinder: 5.76 million-dot EVF
- Screen: 3-inch 1.4 million-dot tilting touchscreen
- AF: 567-point Contrast AF, 425-point Phase Detection AF
- ISO: 100-320,000 (50-102,800 extended)
- Burst Rate: 10fps
- Video Capture: 4K/30p, 1080p/120p
- Image Stabilization: 5-axis in-body
- Battery Life: 530 shots (EVF), 670 shots (LCD)
- Memory Slot: Dual UHS-II SD
- Dimensions: 129 x 96 x 78mm
- Weight: 665g