The Sony Alpha 7R IV is the world’s first camera with a 61 megapixel back-illuminated, full-frame image sensor. The camera’s Exmor R CMOS image sensor is accompanied by the latest-generation BIONZ X image processor allowing for a 15-stop dynamic range. AF relies on 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering 74% of image area and 425 contrast AF points while continuous shooting at 10fps with full AF/AE tracking is possible for seven seconds in full-frame mode. New in this model as well is Real-time Eye AF for movie recording and advanced Real-time Tracking plus Real-time Eye AF for still image recording. An APS-C crop mode delivers images with a resolution of 26.2 megapixels. Meanwhile the UXGA (Ultra-XGA) OLED Tru-Finder EVF boasts a resolution of 5.76 million dots – Sony’s highest resolution viewfinder. 4K movie recording with no pixel binning in Super 35mm mode is possible. The Alpha 7R IV also features a 5-axis, optical in-body image stabilisation system which provides a shutter speed advantage of 5.5-steps.
In terms of connectivity, the Alpha 7R IV equipped with a variety of advanced connectivity features including wireless LAN functionality to support the conventional 2.4 GHz band, as well as a high-speed 5GHz band for faster, more stable data transfer. Wireless PC remote connectivity (wireless tethering shooting) is also available. As well as this, the camera is equipped with a SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.2 Gen 1) USB Type-C connector.
The Alpha 7R IV is lightweight and durable, constructed with magnesium alloy, and features upgraded dust and moisture resistance, with additional sealing provided at all body seams, battery compartment cover, and media slots. Battery life has been improved with up to 670 still images per change using LCD monitor, or 530 images with EVF. A new optional vertical grip holds two batteries, and the body can also be powered via the USB connector.
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