Sony a7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
Sony a7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
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Sony a7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
Another MilestoneVirtuoso expression. Sony's full-frame mirrorless α7R IV reveals ever more overwhelming photographic vision, with expressive prowess once expected only in medium-format cameras and overpowering high speed in a compact body. See how its enhanced rigidity and connectivity raise your productivity.
Ever more inspiringEnter a whole new world of photographic expression with incomparable image quality and processing speed. A powerful new choice joins the α7R series with ever more advanced connectivity and enhanced reliability demanded by pros.
Unimagined subtlety61.0-megapixel1 full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor combined with BIONZ X imaging engine delivers unprecedented resolution, fine gradation, and low noise to open entirely new dimensions of detail just as pro photographers expect. The α7R IV captures the mood of each scene and the texture of aimed subjects.
61.0 MP full-frame back-illuminated CMOS sensorThe newly developed Exmor R CMOS image sensor boasts incomparable high resolution. Back-illuminated design exhibits high sensitivity and low noise, despite extremely high pixel count of 61.0 MP.
The latest image-processing engineThe latest BIONZ X image processing engine works in tandem with front-end LSI to maximize high-resolution sensor performance while achieving up to 15-stop dynamic range at low ISO sensitivity.
Wide standard ISO 100-32000 rangeRegardless of increased pixels, the α7R IV delivers the highest standard ISO 32000 and reduces noise in the low- and mid-sensitivity ranges, achieving high-quality imagery.
Factors maximizing superb resolution
In-body 5-axis image stabilizationThe in-body 5-axis image stabilizer algorithm is optimized to maximize high-resolution 61.0-megapixel image sensor performance. This fully supports your handheld shooting for reliability as effective as 5.5-stop higher shutter speed.
Shoot in absolute silenceSilent shooting not only provides a useful advantage in venues where quiet is required but avoids vibration that can cause camera-shake blur. Vibration-free shutter maximizes extremely high α7R IV resolution for crisp clear images.
Blur reducing structureA re-examined and redesigned mechanism infixes the shutter unit to suppress subtle camera shake and an enhanced image stabilizer algorithm effectively reduces image blur. Overall, the camera's high resolution is successfully maintained.
Shake-free remote shutter releaseRemote camera operation using an optional wireless remote controller (RMT-P1BT) allows you to shoot effective stills while avoiding camera shake caused by pressing the shutter release. This maximizes the image sensor's high resolution.
5.76-million-dot UXGA OLED Tru-FinderThis 5.76-million-dot electronic viewfinder reproduces fine detail with approximately 1.6 times higher resolution than α7R III. You can select "High" quality mode for high-precision yet natural realism while suppressing moiré and jaggies for better concentration. Smoother image with a 120/100fps frame rate makes it easy to track moving subjects.
The highest-level burst speed in its classRegardless of remarkable image resolution, the α7R IV maintains its shooting speed of up to 10fps with a mechanical shutter (up to 8fps in live-view continuous shooting mode). This allows you to capture decisive moments—such as the motion of wild animals—with subtle details made possible only by the 61.0 MP high-resolution imaging capability.
Useful 26.2 MP with APS-C croppingThanks to extraordinary image resolution, you can still maintain remarkable high-resolution images at approximately 26.2 megapixels even after cropping a full-frame image down to APS-C size. This means the α7R IV can help you proactively utilize 61.0-megapixel full-frame shooting, for example, in bird photography that tends to require cropping editing to magnify captured images.
Wide AF coverageNew image sensor supplies wide and high-density AF coverage with 567 phase-detection AF points (approx. 99.7% height and 74.0% width). 425-point contrast-detection AF supports precision focusing.
Fast AF despite higher resolutionThanks to responsive enhanced Fast Hybrid AF, despite its large data handling, the α7R IV delivers swift AF even under dim lighting conditions, with remarkable ability to capture an aimed subject.
Steadfast AF tracking further improvedIncreased AF points, widened coverage of AF sensor and improved AF algorithm has further enhanced subject-tracking performance for consistent shooting, even of complex or sudden movements.
High-precision AF in low-light conditionsAdvanced AF algorithms contribute to AF precision at light levels as low as EV-3. The ‘Focus Priority in Aperture Drive’ option is for more accurate focusing in dim lighting and when the aperture is stopped down.
Shoot up to 68 images continuouslyBecause buffer memory size is 1.5 times larger, the camera maintains a burst shooting speed of up to approx. 68 images. With APS-C shooting mode, you can shoot approximately three times more photos than with full-frame shooting mode.
Dual media slots, both supporting UHS-IIBoth SLOT 1 and SLOT 2 are compatible with UHS-I and UHS-II for fast mass-volume data writing. The α7R IV can simultaneously or relay record, separate RAW/JPEG data and stills/movies and copy data between cards.
Extend shooting to professional lengthThe α7R IV uses a high-capacity NP-FZ100 battery. For longer hours of shooting, combine this with the optional VG-C4EM Vertical Grip holding up to two NP-FZ100 batteries, which allows you to shoot two times more shots than with α7R IV.
Rely on smart AI-based Real-time TrackingAI-based Real-time Tracking is newly featured to greatly increase your success rate in challenging shots. Simply designate a subject and press the shutter button halfway and rely on the camera to steadfastly track the subject. With "Face/Eye Priority in AF" function, the α7R IV seamlessly changes tracking targets between face and eye when the subject is a person.
Technology basis for Real-time TrackingSony's original AI (Artificial Intelligence) subject recognition technology and algorithm process large volume data captured by the image sensor in real-time, tracking moment-to-moment subject changes with a high degree of accuracy. Color, pattern, subject distance, human face, and eye information are used for highly accurate subject recognition.
Real-time Eye AF with animal eye tracking for more successThanks to an improved algorithm, the α7R IV now supports animal eye in addition to human eye tracking, allowing fast, precise, automatic detection and tracking. This animal eye support will greatly increase your success in capturing images of animals in the wild or favorite pets at home when an obstacle comes into view or the camera's horizontal/vertical orientation often changes.
Maximized productivity in professional portrait shooting
Real-time Eye AF: evolution of portraitureReal-time Eye AF represents the evolution of portrait shooting. This AI-aided technology provides immediate, accurate eye detection and tracking for a crisp, clear focus on the subject’s face, even when capturing a fast-moving model in a photo session. The photographer can concentrate on composition — for a smoother workflow that counts with pros.
Instant focusing on an eyeWhen Face/Eye Priority in AF is on, simply half-press the shutter, press the AF-ON button or an assigned custom button. The camera takes care of focusing on a subject eye.
Right/left eye selection to meet your needNow you can even select a specific eye — left or right — before or during shooting via a custom button. Eye selection allows you to focus on composition, lighting, and other details.
Works with Real-time Tracking for eye-catching portraitsYou can combine the use of Real-time Eye AF with Real-time Tracking, which responds to dynamic subject motion. This collaboration enables tracking accuracy for comfortable portrait shooting.
More efficient workflow
Wireless and wired connective solutions for demanding prosThe α7R IV supports various options for PC Remote functions and means of data transfer including 5 GHz Wi-Fi. Take full advantage of more choice and convenience in remote shooting operation and data backup.
Wireless tethered shooting for flexible settingUse PC Remote to control the α7R IV or transfer data to PC via Imaging Edge ‘Remote' software application (ver. 2.0 or later). Faster 5 GHz Wi-Fi option is available for more shooting flexibility.
Even faster PC Remote with wired connection via USBUse USB 3.2 Gen 1 compatible USB Type-C port for faster transfer with a new algorithm for wired PC Remote shooting. Transfer large uncompressed RAW images smoothly without workflow interruption.
Support for FTP background transferTo meet pro needs for prompt delivery, the α7R IV supports FTP background transfer during and after shooting for JPEG and RAW file delivery. Up to nine FTP servers can be assigned in advance.
For full-scale flash photographyRelease time lag is minimized for smooth, responsive flash photography, with continuous flash shooting at up to 10fps. Select slow sync or rear curtain sync with wireless off-camera flash for enhanced versatility.
Standard sync terminalA standard sync terminal enables convenient synchronization with studio flash units and other external lighting equipment to establish desired lighting setting in studio photography.
Imaging Edge Remote, Viewer, and Edit desktop appsElevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use ‘Remote’ to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; ‘Viewer’ to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and ‘Edit’ to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery.
Capture One (for Sony)Capture One Express (for Sony) is free award-winning editing software that provides RAW development, easy management, and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.
A different dimension of fidelity
Now supports compositing 16 images with Pixel Shift Multi ShootingThis renewed feature shifts the sensor in half or one-pixel increments in a programmed order to capture 16 pixel-shifted images, composited into one high-precision image of approx. 240.8 MP from original data of approx. 963.2 MP (equivalent). Still images of architecture and art, etc. are reproduced in true-to-life detail, texture, color, mood, setting and 3D-like realism, with breathtaking fidelity.
Built for professionals
Save/Load SettingThe newly added Save/Load Settings function allows you to save camera settings in SD memory card and read these from the card, for convenient sharing with other cameras as needed.
Efficient image selectionApply star ratings and image protection via the review playback display right on the spot. Jumping display at every 10/100 photos and group review of continuous shots are added conveniences.
Improved menu interfaceIllustration of custom key settings on the menu screen makes it easier to understand usage. In addition, you can switch between menu tabs using the front dial or Fn button with one hand.
Pro movie features
Steadfast AF tracking for stunning moviesMeet the rigorous autofocus demands of 4K movies with enhanced Fast Hybrid AF. You have high speed, precision and tracking performance at your command for smooth, stable AF movie shooting. Adjust AF tracking sensitivity for a steady focus.
Now Real-time Eye AF for movie shootingReal-time Eye AF newly supports movie shooting by detecting the subject’s eyes and continuing to track one eye. As the α7R IV keeps that eye in precise focus, you can concentrate on composition.
Touch Tracking for persistent focus on your subjectWhen shooting movies, touch a subject on the LCD monitor. The α7R IV begins focusing and following with Touch Tracking. If the α7R IV spots a human eye, Real-time Eye AF activates and tracks it, too.
Digital audio interface for clear sound recordingDigital audio interface enhanced with Multi Interface Shoe (MI Shoe). Use the new ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or new XLR Adaptor Kit to record high-quality sound with minimized deterioration.
SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURESRemarkable high-resolution CMOS sensor, maximized by imaging engine and minimized vibration with 5-axis image stabilizer. Superb AF coverage, speed, and tracking. Real-time Eye AF now follows an animal eye. Captures decisive moments at up to 10fps burst shooting. Pro usability in a robust, compact body for true confidence, flexibility, and freedom.
- 61.0 MP 35 mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine
- Standard ISO 100–32000 range
- Fast Hybrid AF with 567-point focal-plane phase-detection AF and 425-point contrast-detection AF
- High-speed continuous shooting of up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking
- Reliability and operational comfort supporting professional workflow
- LENS COMPATIBILITY: Sony E-mount lenses
- SENSOR TYPE: 35 mm full frame (35.7×23.8mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
- NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE): Approx. 61.0 megapixels
- ISO SENSITIVITY (RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE INDEX): Still images: ISO 100–32000 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
- BATTERY LIFE (STILL IMAGES): Approx. 530 shots (Viewfinder)/approx. 670 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)26
- VIEWFINDER TYPE: 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), UXGA OLED
- MONITOR TYPE: 2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFT