In the early days of the Sony Alpha A7-series of cameras there was the A7, the A7S and A7R. Things were quite simple back then. The A7 was the affordable one, A7S was the one for video and the A7R was the high-resolution model.
Sony’s latest high-resolution model is the A7R IV, which is a fascinating update on the A7R III. As well as upping the ante in resolution with a new sensor design, Sony has improved its speed and processing power, as well as the A7R Mark IV’s autofocus system.
Why buy the Sony A7R IV?
- New 61-megapixel BSI full-frame sensor
- Real-time Eye AF for stills, video, humans and animals
- 15-stops dynamic range
- 10fps burst shooting with full AF / AE Tracking
- 4K video with S-Log2/3, HDR
- 567 phase detection AF points
The Best Sony A7R IV Deals
Below are some of the best Sony A7R Mark IV deals being offered today from a wide range of retailers. We’ve scanned through thousands of these to find you the best offers. This list updates daily.
Sony A7R IV
- Camera type: Full-frame mirrorless
- Announced: 16th July 2019
- Sensor: 61MP BSI full-frame sensor
- Lens mount: Sony FE
- Autofocus system: Hybrid with 567 phase detection + 425 contrast detection AF points
- Continuous Shooting: 10fps burst shooting with full AF / AE Tracking
- Video: 4K video with S-Log2/3, HDR
- Sensitivity range: Still images: ISO 100-32000 (expandable to ISO 50 to ISO 102400) Movies: ISO 100-32000
- Viewfinder: 0.5 type 5,760,000-dot OLED
- Screen: Tilting 3-inch 1,440,000-dot touchscreen
- Storage: 2x SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-II
- Battery: Rechargeable NP-FZ100 battery supplied, Life Stills: 530 shots (viewfinder) / 670 shots (LCD), Movies: 90mins (viewfinder) / 105mins (LCD)
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 128.9 x 96.4 x 77.5mm
- Weight: 665 g / 1lb 7.5oz with battery and SD card
With 61 million effective pixels on its full-frame sensor, the Sony A7R IV set a new benchmark for resolution. The sensor is a new generation and back-side illuminated, and it provides 15 stops of dynamic range.
What’s more, the A7R IV can capture full-resolution 61-megapixel images in continuous shooting mode, and up to 68 images per continuous burst.
The new sensor also provides an increase of about 44% in the pixel count when compared to the A7R Mark III. What’s more, a revamped Pixel Shift Multi-Shooting mode can produce images at 240-megapixel resolution. It does this by capturing 960 megapixels worth of data from 16 images, which it then composites together using Sony’s Imaging Edge software.
The A7R Mark IV also boasts 567 phase detection AF points in full-frame mode, which cover 74% of the frame. In the camera’s APS-C mode it has 325 AF points which then cover nearly the entire frame.
Those extra points help maintain the A7R Mark IV’s impressive subject detection and tracking across the higher-resolution sensor.
What’s more, Sony’s Real-time Eye AF technology is on-board the A7R IV. And it also works in video mode, not just with stills.
What else can you expect from the Sony A7R Mark IV? Sony’s beefed up its weatherproofing with new water sealing along all the joints, as well as the battery compartment cover and memory card slots.
Also among its key features is 5.5-stop, 5-axis in-body image stabilisation, wireless tethering capability, faster USB connection, 802.11ac Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth and studio lighting support.
- Superb detail resolution
- Excellent autofocus system
- High-resolution electronic viewfinder
- Limited use made the touch-control
- Tilting rather than vari-angle scree
- High price