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The Sony a7R IV is the company's fourth generation, high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera and is built around a BSI-CMOS sensor that outputs 60.2MP images. Relative to previous generations, it promises more robust build quality, refined controls, the company's latest autofocus implementation, and more.

Despite its high resolution, it can shoot at up to 10 frames per second with full autofocus and shoot 4K video either from the full width of its sensor or from an APS-C/Super 35 crop. It also gains a 16-shot high-resolution mode that can be used to generate 240MP images of static scenes.

Key takeaways

  • 61.2MP BSI CMOS full-frame sensor
  • Powerful yet easy-to-use AF tracking system
  • 10 fps burst shooting (JPEG or Compressed Raw from 12-bit readout)
  • 5.76M dot OLED viewfinder
  • 4K video from full sensor width (sub-sampled) or oversampled from roughly-Super35 crops
  • 4 or 16-shot high resolution modes (up to 240MP images for static subjects)
  • S-Log 2, S-Log 3 and 'HLG' video modes (8-bit only)

As well as an increase in resolution, the a7R Mark IV sees an increase in price: at $3499, it's being launched for $300 more than the a7R III was.


What's new and how it compares

The a7R IV comes with a host of refinements both inside and out - here's where to find them.

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Body, handling and controls

From redesigned buttons to a deeper grip, the a7R IV feels substantial without weighing you down.

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Is it right for you?

We look at how the Sony a7R IV stacks up for a variety of types of photography.

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Image quality

See how that 60.2MP sensor stacks up in our in-depth look at image quality here.

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Pixel shift image quality

Sony's Pixel Shift tech allows for up to 240MP files - with some caveats.

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Autofocus and performance

Thanks to an advanced (and really good) autofocus system, the a7R IV is capable of shooting far more than just landscapes.

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Video

The a7R IV churns out impressive 4K image quality with good video autofocus, but has otherwise fallen a bit behind the competition regarding its full video feature set.

Conclusion

Whether or not you really need the resolution it offers, the a7R IV's capabilities make it an easy camera to recommend.

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Sample gallery

Check out our sample gallery to see what 60MP of resolution could do for your photography.

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