61MP Sony A7R IV Announced; A7R III, Canon EOS R, Nikon Z7 Comparison

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The primary within the line of Sony’s fourth-generation A7 cameras, the A7R IV is the high-megapixel, professional-grade mirrorless camera that has been extremely anticipated ever because the launch of the A7R III nearly two years in the past.

Every era of Sony’s A7 collection mirrorless cameras consists of the A7R, favoured for high-resolution skilled work, the A7S which boasts very good low-light capabilities and is right for video, and an everyday A7 mannequin. The road is years forward of the mirrorless full-frame discipline with entrants from Nikon, Canon and Panasonic arriving previously months.

Sony’s advertising and marketing materials for the A7R IV. Picture: Sony


The high-resolution A7R IV boasts the world’s first 35mm full-frame 61.0-megapixel (9504 x 6336p) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, which is paired with the latest-generation BIONZ X image processing unit to crunch all of the pixels. That’s properly on the borders of medium format territory, with contenders such because the GFX 100 costing about USD 10,000 for the physique alone.

The Sony A7R IV. Picture: Sony

With such a mind-numbing quantity of pixels, Sony has redesigned the in-body image stabilisation system to cut back camera shake for absolute sharpness.

This far surpasses the Nikon Z7 at 45.7 megapixels and the Canon EOS R at 30.3 megapixels. The previous-generation A7R III had a decision of 42.4 megapixels.

Dynamic Vary

Regardless of the high megapixel depend, the A7R II will boast a 15-stop dynamic vary. This can be a notch increased than the Nikon Z7, examined by DxOMark at 14.6 stops, and the Canon EOS R, at 13.5 stops. It’s a light enchancment over 2017’s A7R III at 14.7 stops.

Steady Taking pictures

The high megapixel depend additionally implies that steady capturing will be sustained at 10 fps with full AF and AE monitoring for about 7 seconds. This will increase to 21 seconds when capturing in APS-C crop mode which reduces the decision to a still-respectable 26.2-megapixels.

That’s precisely the identical because the earlier era A7R III, which additionally boasts a 10 fps steady capturing velocity with full AF and AE monitoring too.

The Sony A7R IV paired with the 16-35 f2.8 GM lens. Picture: Sony

Conversely, the Canon EOS R tops out at 5 fps with steady AF, whereas the Nikon Z7 shoots as much as 9 fps however with AE locked.

Autofocus factors

With 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF factors protecting 74% of the sensor, together with 425 distinction AF factors, the A7R IV is forward of its predecessor. The A7R III solely had 399 phase-detect factors protecting 68% of the sensor, with an identical 425 contrast-detect AF factors.

The Nikon sports activities 493 hybrid phase-detection autofocus factors, however they cowl 90% of the image space. The Canon EOS R boasts 5,655 selectable AF factors with its class-leading Twin Pixel AF, with 100% horizontal and 90% vertical protection of the image space.

Autofocus system

The A7R IV debuts Actual-time Eye AF to be used in film recording and stills

Viewfinder and LCD

At 5.76 million dots, the UXGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF on the A7R IV blows the Canon and Nikon (each 3.69M) out of the water, promising extra true-to-life visible suggestions.

Although not a lot is thought in regards to the LCD screen on the Sony A7R IV, it might seemingly lack the total articulation as discovered on the Canon EOS R collection of mirrorless cameras.

Picture Stabilisation

The A7R IV will supply 5-axis in-body image stabilisation, which might seemingly be equal to or higher than the 5.5 stops of compensation supplied on its predecessor.

The Nikon Z7 presents 5 stops, whereas the Canon EOS R lacks any in-body stabilisation.


The Sony A7R IV is shaping as much as be a real beast at video recording. With 4K 30P HDR recording with none pixel binning, the camera data 6K footage and downsamples it. It's going to help S-Log 2 and 3 for post-production.

The Sony A7R IV. Picture: Sony

That’s in distinction with the Canon EOS R, which induces a 1.6x crop issue when recording 4K video at comparable body charges, successfully altering the focal size of the lens used.

The Nikon presents image stabilisation in-body, together with 4K video recording with none crop, however lacks the attention autofocus for motion pictures together with HDR help.

Additional features

The A7R IV will even introduce a new proprietary digital audio interface, known as the Multi Interface Shoe, constructed into the camera’s sizzling shoe slot that may enable direct recording through an add-on shotgun mic with out including any cable muddle or trouble. It's going to additionally help a new XLR microphone adapter.

Mud and climate resistance will even be enhanced on all gaskets, particularly on the underside of the A7R IV, together with broader ergonomics enhancements reminiscent of a new location for the thumb-operated dial.

Shutter lifespan has been elevated to 500ok, a new Pixel Shift option permits 240-megapixel photos produced by 1/2 pixel shifts and 16 photos, and the AF system doesn't must cease the lens down in an effort to focus.

And sure, in contrast to all the Canon EOS R, RP and Nikon Z7, Z6 contenders, the Sony A7R IV presents dual UHS-II SD card slots. That’s another UHS-II slot than earlier than, which means that switch speeds and ready occasions might be lowered – particularly vital given the massive image file sizes on the camera!


Source : VRZone.com

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