While everyone has been patiently waiting for a successor to the hugely popular Sony A7S II, Sony has decided to sneak attack the camera world with a surprising update to 2017’s Sony Alpha A7R III.
Considering the A7R line in Sony’s range has been so recently updated, no one saw the A7R IV coming, even Sony’s UK PR team seems to have been caught on the hop as the news was shared with us via our counterparts stateside. Let’s take a look at the feature list:
Sony A7R IV Key Features:
- 61.0MP Full Frame Image Sensor, delivering Medium Format Level image quality with a 15-Stop enhanced dynamic range.
- Improvements in Pixel Shift to create a 240MP image
- APS-C Crop Mode, will deliver images at 26MP giving almost entire sensor coverage for Auto-focus points.
- 5.5 Stop 5-Axis in-body image stabilization
- 5.76 million dot UXGA OLED viewfinder
- 567 Phase-detection AF Points with 74% Sensor Coverage.
- 10 Frames Per Second with Continuous AF / AE Tracking
- Real-time Eye-AF for Humans and Animals Still & NOW MOVIES.
- Real-time Subject Tracking
- Dual UHS-II Compatible SD Card Slots
- New Multi-Interface Shoe with Digital Audio Interface direct to file in camera.
- 4K Movie Recording, S-Log2/3, HLG
We can confirm there are no typos above. Sporting a very familiar look, albeit with a few tweaks, the new Sony A7R IV has dual high speed SD card slots (YES!) and will boast a class-leading 61-megapixel sensor. But astonishingly, it will also be able to deliver an insane 240-megapixel photograph, using the same technology it uses to stabilise the sensor against 5-axis of movement. Check out the worldwide announcement video below and hit us up in the comments or on social with any questions.
What do you think? Is this camera just what you’ve been hoping for or are wondering why there’s STILL no Sony A7S III?!
Sony also shared a couple of sample images below, which do look impressive, especially in terms of colour, detail and tone depth.
For more information and high res samples, head to the Sony A7R IV product page here.