Sony has come out swinging at its rivals with the new A7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera which touts a 61 megapixel back-side illuminated sensor with 15 dynamic range stops. This camera thus delivers the highest resolution yet for a full-frame setup. It even lets users capture images of up to 240 megapixels with the pixel-shift mode while also delivering 26.2 megapixel photos in APS-C crop mode. The ISO range is fairly generous, going up from 100 to 32,000 or from 50 to 102,400 in expanded mode.
The camera body itself has been redesigned and now has a deeper, larger grip so Sony has certainly fixed one of the issues that users had with the A7R III. There’s a five axis image stabilizer which should be good for both video and still images. Sony has also put in a new 5.76 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder which is the highest resolution yet on a camera from the company.
The A7R IV is capable of capturing images at 10 fps in continuous AF tracking mode and can even manage up to 68 images in burst mode. 100 percent autofocus coverage is guaranteed by the 567 full-frame phase detection AF points and 425 contrast AF points. It can record 4K video at 30 fps and even supports real time Eye AF in movie mode, another first for Sony’s camera lineup.
The Sony A7R IV will be sent out to customers starting September. It will cost $3,500 which is $200 more than what the A7R III was launched for.
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