Sony’s 2017 A7R III is already an impressive 42.4MP full-frame camera which garnered positive reception for its performance in photography and videography from professionals alike. Almost two years after its release, the company had just recently launched the Sony A7R IV that’s equipped with upgrades to surpass its predecessor, while continuing to retain the excellent performance that the Sony’s A7-series is renown for.
The A7R IV is equipped with a new 35mm full-frame back-illuminated CMOS sensor with a whopping 61MP count; the back-illumination design allowing for reduced noise and an increase in sensitivity for image and video capture. The camera is able to shoot full resolution images at 10fps with continuous AF/AE tracking for up to 7 seconds, and has an impressive 567 phase detection AF points with additional 425 contrast AF points.
To complement its 61MP sensor is a 5.76 million dot UXGA OLED Electronic View Finder (EVF) which supports a choice of up to 120fps refresh rate for you to keep your subject in view. Speaking of, its viewfinder is the first to feature Sony’s Eye AF which locks onto the eyes of your subject and track them for filming and stills.
Of course the Sony A7R IV is no slouch in the video department, and could support 4K video recording with no cropping and uses full pixel readout without pixel binning in the Super 35mm mode. Supporting its video recording and continuous burst shooting functions is its 5-axis image stabilisation system.
The Sony A7R IV will be released in the US starting September 2019 and will retail at USD 3,500 (~MYR 14,400) for its body only. Sony Malaysia has not disclosed on the camera’s local availability and pricing just yet.