Sony A7R IV summary
Sony A7R IV is Sony's Pro Mirrorless camera initially launched on July of 2019. It has got a 61 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS Full frame size sensor with a full resolution of 9504 x 6336.
The A7R IV is ranked #5 out of 51 in Pro Mirrorless cameras & over-all #5 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. Please try our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your customized requirements.
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Sony A7R IV family
The Sony A7R IV is part of a family of cameras. You can read the detailed list underneath.
Sony A7R IV Gallery
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Sony A7R IV Pros and Cons
Here is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Sony A7R IV based on things which are generally regarded as useful in a camera.
Sony A7R IV Sensor features
The Sony A7R IV is powered by the Bionz X processor chip. The sensor dimension on the Sony A7R IV is 35.8mm x 23.8mm (Full frame). The 852 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 9504 x 6336 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter might produce cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 61 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 32000. The ISO can be extended digitally to 50 to 102800. RAW photos are saved so you have more margin for error.
Sony made the decision to omit the anti aliasing filter inside the Sony A7R IV. This can result in more detailed pictures but may cause moire in some circumstances.
The graphic underneath illustrates the A7R IV's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The A7R IV sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is shown in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sony A7R IV dimensions
Sony A7R IV weighs around 1.47 pounds (665 gr / 23.46 oz) & the size of the camera is 129mm x 96mm x 78mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 3.1"). The weight of average Pro Mirrorless camera is 699 gr and the Sony A7R IV is similar compared to various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a picture of the Sony A7R IV besides a soda to help you get a feel for its size.
The top view under will highlight the button arrangement on the A7R IV.
Sony A7R IV Lens features
The A7R IV works with the Sony E mount and has 126 lenses that you can purchase. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the A7R IV.
Sony A7R IV Connectivity
The A7R IV has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can copy photos and oftentimes adjust settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Some apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external monitor. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Sony A7R IV Video features
The highest possible video resolution on the Sony A7R IV is 3840 x 2160 and you can save in MPEG-4, XAVC S and H.264 format. 2160p delivers a outstanding resolution for video recording. You are able to downsample to 1080p to get cleaner results. Beware of the substantial file sizes and make sure you own decent SD cards with good write speed. The camera does have both headphone and microphone jack making it really useful while capturing audio.
Sony A7R IV Weather Sealing
Sony A7R IV has weather proofing making it a very good candidate for use during rough environments. This can be particularly helpful when you are not sure about the elements you might face during outdoor photography.
Sony A7R IV Display and Viewfinder
The Sony A7R IV has got a 3 inch tilting display screen with a resolution of 1,440 thousand dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly so you are able to set focus points as well as adjust settings using your finger.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder specifications for Sony A7R IV are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 5,760 thousand dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.78x
For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders will be particularly helpful.
Sony A7R IV Shutter features
Sony A7R IV continuous shooting rate is 10.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.
Sony A7R IV Flash and Hot shoe features
Sony A7R IV comes with external flash support but does not have built-in flash. The max flash sync is 1/250 seconds.
Sony A7R IV Autofocus features
Sony A7R IV comes with both Phase Detect Autofocus plus Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker & accurate compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has got Face detect which can be helpful for portraits.
The AF system has got 567 focus points to choose from. Sony A7R IV has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers to shift focus points. It also has Tracking Autofocus for objects that move. Sony A7R IV comes with manual focus when required during low light occasions or you want to have more accurate control on focus.
Sony A7R IV Battery life
The battery life (NP-FZ100) in the Sony A7R IV is fashioned to last for 670 photos with respect to the CIPA specifications which is higher than average for its class. The average Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 441. Olympus E-M1X has the best (870) battery life within this class of cameras.
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Sony A7R IV for different categories of photography
The following bar chart gives a outline of the Sony A7R IV for different categories of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section underneath.
Sony A7R IV Portrait photography highlights
The Sony A7R IV gets a rating of 90 which is terrific, meaning that it is a wonderful choice to use for portraits. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files plus the option to utilize off-camera lighting.
Sony A7R IV Street photography highlights
Getting a superb score of 80, the Sony A7R IV is a wonderful choice to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Sony A7R IV Sports photography highlights
A impressive sports photography points total of 92 means the Sony A7R IV is a brilliant pick for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have fantastic focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony A7R IV as a Travel photography camera
Portability is super crucial when selecting a camera for travel. Overall, the Sony A7R IV gets a nice 74 as a travelling camera which is a respectable pick to purchase for your holidays.
Sony A7R IV Landscape photography advice
For anyone who is planning to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Sony A7R IV and it's superb grade of 89 as a landscape camera is a fantastic fit among its rivals.
Vlogging with Sony A7R IV
A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a moving screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Considering all things, the Sony A7R IV is simply not very good for vlogging as it delivers a lousy rating of 37.
Sony A7R IV Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the A7R IV, below is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall within the family of Pro Mirrorless.
The diagram followed below offers you an overview of the A7R IV vs it's top scored competitors shown above.
Following are several cameras you might look into as alternatives. To read a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.