“R” stands for decision, and the brand new Sony a7R IV pushes that spec additional than ever earlier than for the Alpha collection, with its 61-megapixel back-illuminated sensor. That’s large decision for a full-frame digicam, however there’s extra. For nonetheless topics like structure and even landscapes in calm climate, the a7R IV gives a Pixel Shift Multi Capturing mode that takes as much as 16 full-resolution photos—shifting the sensor in one- or one-half-pixel increments between exposures—that may then be composited into an incredibly-detailed 240-megapixel closing picture utilizing Sony’s Imaging Edge desktop software program. The digicam’s EVF additionally boasts a lift in decision. The 5.76 million-dot UXGA OLED Tru-finder EVF is Sony’s highest decision EVF but, and whereas this spec is maybe much less tangible than sensor decision or different top-line options, it’s an vital one in the case of your precise taking pictures expertise.

Dynamic vary is improved within the a7R IV, with as much as 15-stops of vary when taking pictures at “decrease sensitivities”—Sony doesn’t formally state the higher ISO limits of this functionality.

The a7R IV can seize these 61-megapixel photos at as much as 10 fps, with full autofocus and autoexposure monitoring, and may achieve this for steady bursts as much as about 7 seconds. The digicam additionally gives an APS-C crop mode which creates 26.2-megapixel recordsdata (nonetheless fairly sizable), and on this mode, the digicam can buffer as much as about 21 seconds of steady taking pictures at 10 fps.

The focusing system within the a7R IV is a hybrid system with 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF factors and 425 contrast-detection AF factors. The intelligence behind the AF system can also be upgraded within the a7R IV, with superior Actual-time Monitoring plus Actual-time Eye AF for nonetheless picture recording and—for the primary time in a Sony digicam—Actual-time Eye AF for film recording.

The a7R IV will likely be obtainable in September with a listing value of $3,500. For extra data, see the press launch under.


Sony Electronics Introduces Excessive-resolution Alpha 7R IV Digital camera with World’s First 61.zero MP Again-illuminated, Full-frame Picture Sensor

Unprecedented Highest Decision and Widest Dynamic Vary for α- Alpha System, Mixed with Excessive-speed Efficiency and a Light-weight, Compact Physique  

  • World’s first[i] 35mm full-frame 61.zero MP[ii] back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS picture sensor with latest-generation BIONZ X™ picture processor
  • 15-stop[iii] dynamic vary at low sensitivities, leading to easy, pure gradations starting from deep shadows to highlights
  • Excessive-speed steady taking pictures at as much as 10 fps[iv] with full AF / AE monitoring for roughly seven seconds[v] in full-frame mode with an elevated buffer reminiscence, and roughly thrice as lengthy in APS-C mode
  • 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF factors overlaying 74% of picture space and 425 distinction AF factors
  • Debut of Actual-time Eye AF for film recording[vi] and superior Actual-time Monitoring[vii] plus Actual-time Eye AF for nonetheless picture recording
  • Options an APS-C crop mode delivering beautiful excessive decision photos of 26.2MPii
  • 76 million dot UXGA (Extremely-XGA) OLED Tru-Finder™ digital viewfinder with excellent element, brightness and distinction
  • Upgraded connectivity and operability together with high-speed Wi-Fi assist, wi-fi PC distant connectivity[viii], FTP wi-fi switch, quicker information switch through USB and extra
  • Skilled 4K film recording performance together with full pixel readout with no pixel binning in Tremendous 35mm mode[ix], S-Log3, HDR workflow assist
  • Multi Interface Shoe™ with digital audio interface delivers the high-quality sound recording with Sony’s new microphone and XLR microphone adaptor
  • Extra enhancements to the physique design embrace an improved grip and button format for improved management with compact, light-weight physique

NEW YORK —July 16, 2019 —Sony Electronics Inc. at this time introduced the most recent addition to its acclaimed Alpha 7R collection full-frame mirrorless digicam line-up: the extraordinarily versatile, highly effective Alpha 7R IV (mannequin ILCE-7RM4). 

Sony’s highest decision full-frame digicam ever, the brand new Alpha 7R IV delivers beautiful picture high quality with excessive decision and huge dynamic vary whereas sustaining excellent focusing efficiency, high-speed steady taking pictures and far, rather more.

“We’re persevering with to drive innovation, break boundaries and redefine the expectations of digital digicam efficiency,” mentioned Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Product and Options Americas at Sony Electronics. “The brand new Alpha 7R IV combines medium format-level picture high quality with high-speed taking pictures, extraordinarily quick focusing and an intensive record of upgrades to design, connectivity and value. It will enable skilled photographers, videographers and all different sorts of creators to seize content material in ways in which have been merely not doable earlier than.”

A New Degree of Picture High quality

The brand new Alpha 7R IV incorporates a newly developed 35mm full-frame, back-illuminated CMOS picture sensor with a decision of 61.zero MP [ii], the world’s first of its sort. The brand new sensor’s back-illuminated construction and efficient noise discount methods mix to ship extraordinarily low-noise and high-sensitivity efficiency, guaranteeing absolutely the most picture high quality. The digicam additionally boasts a powerful 15-stopiiidynamic vary at low sensitivities, leading to easy pure gradations starting from deep shadows to highlights, and makes use of algorithms from lots of the newest Alpha cameras to take care of excellent coloration replica. 

This new full-frame mannequin is provided with an progressive 5-axis, optical in-body picture stabilization system that has been fine-tuned to assist its high-resolution taking pictures capability, leading to a shutter pace benefit of 5.5-steps[x]. Moreover, the shutter unit meeting has been rigorously redesigned to cut back even the slightest motion which will trigger blur.  

The Alpha 7R IV additionally consists of Sony’s highest decision viewfinder ever, a 5.76 million dot UXGA OLED Tru-finder EVF. About 1.6x the decision of the EVF within the Alpha 7R III, this new viewfinder offers a particularly correct, true-to-life depiction of the scene being framed.  The show high quality may be set to ‘Commonplace’ or ‘Excessive’ mode, and to both 60 fps or 120 fps refresh price to finest match the topic and taking pictures circumstances. 

Moreover, the brand new digicam options an advanced Pixel Shift Multi Capturing[xi]mode that composites as much as 16 full-resolution photos. On this mode, the digicam exactly shifts the sensor in a single pixel or half-pixel increments to seize 16 separate pixel-shifted photos containing a complete of 963.2 million pixels of knowledge, that are then composited right into a 240.eight million pixel (19008 x 12672 pixels) picture utilizing Sony’s “Imaging Edge™” desktopapplication[xii]. Excellent for photographing structure, artwork or another nonetheless life topic, this enhanced mode produces pictures with a degree of element and coloration accuracy that’s merely beautiful. 

Capturing and Focusing Velocity

The progressive new Alpha 7R IV full-frame mirrorless digicam can shoot full decision photos at as much as 10 fps with steady, correct AF/AE monitoring for as much as roughly seven seconds in full-frame, full-resolution mode (JPEG / RAW), and approx. thrice as lengthy in APS-C crop mode delivering 26.2MP mages. These high-speed choices be certain that fast paced topics may be captured with excessive accuracy and unbelievable picture element. 

The upgraded focusing system of the Alpha 7R IV is comprised of 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF factors that cowl roughly 74 p.c of the picture space. There are additionally 425 distinction AF factors that add further precision and reliability for low gentle and different conditions which can be finest served against this AF. The upper AF sensor density and refined monitoring algorithms of the brand new digicam produce a notable enchancment in monitoring efficiency, permitting advanced topic movement and sudden topic actions to be reliably tracked with larger precision than ever. 

The Alpha 7R IV additionally helps Actual-time Eye AF, which employs synthetic intelligence to detect and course of eye location information in real-time, locking and sustaining concentrate on the topic’s eye with excessive precision. That is obtainable for each animal and human topics, with both animal or human Eye AF mode selectable relying on the taking pictures state of affairs.  Actual-time Trackingviiis obtainable as properly, which makes use of a newly developed topic recognition algorithm to make sure the last word topic monitoring and persistence of the focusing system. There’s additionally an anti-flicker taking pictures mode, which routinely detects the presence of fluorescent or synthetic lighting in a taking pictures atmosphere to reduce any affect on the ultimate picture. 

Enhanced Connectivity for Skilled Workflow

Sony’s new Alpha 7R IVfull-frame digicam is provided with quite a lot of superior connectivity options designed to boost skilled workflow. The brand new mannequin consists of wi-fi LAN performance to assist the traditional 2.Four GHz band, in addition to a high-speed 5 GHz band for quicker, extra secure information switch. Wi-fi PC distant connectivity(wi-fi tethering taking pictures) can also be obtainable on the newAlpha 7R IV, a primary for Sony cameras. Requested by many working professionals, this permits for rather more freedom in studio and placement shoots, letting the photographer transfer round freely and with out restriction.

Along with high-speed Wi-Fi®and wi-fi PC connectivity, the brand new full-frame digicam is provided with a SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.2 Gen 1) USB Sort-C™ connector that helps extraordinarily quick wired information transmission, with virtually doubled information switch pace achieved together with Sony’s Imaging Edge software program (in comparison with the Alpha 7R III). It additionally helps FTP information switch with background switch functionality, permitting photographers to ship photos to a specified FTP distant server whereas they’re nonetheless taking pictures or reviewing photos. 

To assist an environment friendly, high-speed, related skilled workflow, Sony has introduced model 2.zero of its “Imaging Edge” desktop functions (‘Distant’/’Viewer’/’Edit’). The ’Distant’ software permits customers to regulate cameras and monitor dwell taking pictures on their PC display screen; the ‘Viewer‘ software is used to rapidly preview, price and choose photographs from giant libraries; and the ’Edit‘ software can develop RAW information into high-quality photographs for supply.

To maximise comfort in picture switch, when using the most recent model of Sony’s Imaging Edge Cellular™ software, the digicam can now switch photos to a related smartphone even when the digicam’s energy is ready to OFF. 

Excessive-resolution 4K and Skilled Filmmaking Options

Along with its spectacular nonetheless picture capabilities, the brand new Alpha 7R IVperforms exceptionally properly as a severe filmmaking device, providing 4K (3840×2160 pixels) video recording throughout the total width of the picture sensor, and full pixel readout with out pixel binning in Tremendous 35mm modeix. This ensures high-quality 4K footage with distinctive element and depth. S-Log 2 and S-Log Three are additionally obtainable to maximise coloration grading flexibility, with S-Log Three providing a complete of 14-stops of dynamic vary.  Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) can also be obtainable on the Alpha 7R IV to assist an Immediate HDR workflow.

For video autofocus, the versatile new full-frame digicam makes use of a refined Quick Hybrid AF system that achieves quicker, smoother, extra secure autofocus throughout video taking pictures – even when an object quickly strikes in entrance of the meant topic. The digicam additionally consists of Contact Monitoring performance throughout film taking pictures, permitting the person to easily contact the display screen on their meant topic for fast acquisition.

The brand new Alpha 7R IVdebuts Actual-time  Eye AF for film taking pictures, a primary in any of Sony’s cameras. When activated, the attention of a topic is routinely tracked with excessive precision and reliability, permitting the shooter to concentrate on the content material itself as opposed to what’s in focus or not. The aforementioned Contact Monitoring performance may also routinely provoke Eye AF when a human topic is chosen. 

 One other notable video function is the addition of a digital audio interface to the digicam’s Multi Interface Shoe™ (MI Shoe), permitting a direct, digital connection from the brand new ECM-B1MShotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Equipment for clear, low-noise and high-quality audio recording. Interval taking pictures for creating time-lapse movies is obtainable, in addition to full HD recording at as much as 120 fps, Sluggish and Fast Movement capabilities and rather more. 

Enhanced Construct, Design and Customizability

The brand new Alpha 7R IVhas a number of upgrades to its design and value, with many changes being applied straight from the voice of Sony’s skilled group. 

To maximise sturdiness, the brand new Alpha 7R IV options upgraded mud and moisture resistance, with further sealing supplied in any respect physique seams, battery compartment cowl and media slots. The digicam is constructed with a particularly light-weight and sturdy magnesium alloy and in addition has an upgraded six screw, extra-firm lens mount.

Extra enhancements to the physique design embrace an improved grip for larger consolation and a extra certain maintain throughout the hand; a rise within the diameter and suggestions for the ‘AF-ON’ button; a brand new multi-selector joystick design for improvised management; an publicity compensation dial lock button; and a redesigned form and new place for the rear dial. A powerful request from {many professional} customers, the brand new digicam additionally consists of two UHS-II suitable media slots, permitting for increased general capability and quicker learn/write speeds.

For added comfort, digicam setting registration is expanded. Now, virtually all digicam settings may be saved to, and skim from, an inserted reminiscence card. As much as 10 combos may be saved to any particular person cardand loaded into any digicam physique of the identical mannequin. 

Regardless of its elevated pixel rely in comparison with the Alpha 7R III, the battery life has been improved with a CIPA measurement of as much as 670 nonetheless photos per change utilizing LCD monitor, or 530 photos with EVF.  For much more uninterrupted working time, the brand new non-compulsory VG-C4EM Vertical Grip holds two NP-FZ100 batteries, and the non-compulsory Multi Battery Adaptor (NPA-MQZ1K) can maintain as much as 4 Z batteries. The physique may also be powered through the USB connector.

New Equipment

Sony has additionally launched quite a lot of new equipment to go with the brand new Alpha 7R IVcamera, together with:

  • VG-C4EM Vertical GripOffers identical operation, dealing with and design because the Alpha 7R IVcamera, together with upgraded mud and moisture resistancexx; doubles battery life and permits USB battery-charging through the digicam physique
  • ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone–Eight high-performance mic capsules and superior digital sign processing present three selectable directivity patternsin one compact microphone of roughly 99.3mm (Four inches) in size with Tremendous-directional choose up; when related to the Alpha 7R IVvia its Multi Interface Shoe with digital audio interface assist, audio is straight transferred to the digicam in digital kind in order that the very best doable high quality is achieved with out noise or degradation
  • XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Equipment–Two XLR/TRS combo connectors and one 3.5mm stereo mini jack for microphone and line enter, with in depth management that helps facilitate the publish processing workflow; related to the Alpha 7R IVvia its Multi Interface Shoe with digital audio interface assist, audio is straight transferred to the digicam in digital kind in order that the very best doable audio high quality is achieved with out noise or degradation; equipped extension cable for Audio offers further flexibility for digicam attachment with rig, cage or bracket
  • SF-M collection TOUGH – Extremely-Robust UHS-II SD card with ultra-fast pace as much as 277MB/s (learn) is good for taking pictures beneath extreme circumstances, and streamlines the post-shooting workflow; equipped with file restoration software program (helps each mac OS and Home windows)
  • MRW-S3 – Quick USB for PC hub with UHS-II SD/microSD reader, supporting USB 3.1 Gen 2 and 100W USB Energy Supply (USB PD), contributes to environment friendly workflow by ultra-fast, secure backup to PC or SSD

 Pricing and Availability

The brand new Alpha 7R IV Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Digital camera will ship in September 2019 for roughly $3,500 US and $4,500 CA. It will likely be offered at quite a lot of Sony’s licensed sellers all through North America.

The brand new VG-C4EM Vertical Grip will ship in September 2019 for roughly $400 US and $530 CA.   

The brand new ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone will ship in September 2019 for roughly $350 US and $470 CA.

The brand new XLR-K3M XLR Adapter Equipment will ship in October 2019 for roughly $600 US and $800 CA.   

[i]As of July 2019, based mostly on Sony survey of digital cameras with a full-frame picture sensor

[ii]Roughly, efficient

[iii]Nonetheless photos. Sony check circumstances

[iv]As much as 10 fps in steady “Hello+” mode, and as much as eight fps in steady “Hello” mode  Most fps will rely on digicam settings

[v]In JPEG (Further wonderful / Nice) or compressed RAW mode

[vi]This operate doesn’t observe animal eyes

[vii]“Monitoring” within the menu. This operate doesn’t observe animal eyes

[viii]Picture Edge desktop software Ver. 2.zero or later is required

[ix]Tremendous 35mm 4K recording leads to a barely narrower angle of view

[x]CIPA requirements. Pitch/yaw shake solely.  Planar T* FE 50mm F1.Four ZA lens. Lengthy publicity NR off

[xi]The Imaging Edge (Distant/Viewer/Edit) desktop software Ver. 2.zero or later is required for compositing.  Picture compositing might not be profitable if digicam or topic motion causes blur.  Some restrictions apply to flash and different machine

[xii]‘Distant’/’Viewer’/’Edit’ model.2.zero will likely be launched in August 2019

[xiii]Solely 100 Hz and 120 Hz flicker is detected. Steady taking pictures pace could lower.  Flicker-free taking pictures isn’t obtainable throughout silent taking pictures, BULB publicity, or film recording.

[xiv]Fashions offered in some nations/areas assist IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.Four GHz) wi-fi LAN solely. 5 GHz communication could also be restricted in some nations and areas

[xv]Imaging Edge Cellular model.7.2 will likely be launched in July 2019

[xvi]Imaging Edge Cellular Ver. 7.2 or later is required.  “Cnct. throughout energy off” setting in digicam have to be turned ON and the digicam and smartphone have to be paired utilizing Bluetooth® know-how through the Imaging Edge Cellular software

[xvii]Join this product to an HDR (HLG) suitable Sony TV through a USB cable when displaying HDR (HLG) films

[xviii]Sound not recorded. Class 10 or increased SDHC/SDXC card required

[xix]Not assured to be 100% mud and moisture proof

[xx]A battery have to be put in within the physique when energy is being equipped through the USB connector

[xxi]Seek advice from the Sony assist web page for particulars and digicam compatibility data https://www.sony.internet/dics/b1m/

[xxii]Seek advice from the Sony assist web page for particulars and digicam compatibility data



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