When it was launched last year, the Sony A7R Mark IV was predicted as the first mirroless in the world that has the highest resolution, which is 61 MP. Sony launched the A7R Mark IV camera in September last year. Of course, the A7R Mark IV is equipped with sophisticated features.
This is one of the mirroless that can produce the best image quality. On the other hand, even though the camera which is included in the A7R generation has improved performance.
But there are still some features that are the same as the previous generation, the Sony a7R Mark III. So what are the same and changing features? Here is a review of the Sony A7R Mark IV.
Physical Design of Sony A7R Mark IV
The physical design of the A7R Mark IV underwent several changes. First, from the weight of the product. Where this series has a heavier weight compared to the previous series, which is 665 grams.
The A7R Mark IV is completed with better weather sealing with a rubber seal on the battery compartment door. In addition, the button on the A7R Mark IV also changed. This model has an On-off button which is bigger in size compared to the previous series. So, the button will be easier to press when the photographer is using gloves.
A7R Mark IV also experienced changes in the grip and joystick. The grip on this camera is bigger so it’s sturdy in the palm of the hand and gives space to move the finger a little more relieved. As for the A7R Mark IV joystick, it changes the surface texture. This is to increase the grip on the fingers to be more comfortable when moving the joystick. The next change is the lighting control wheel. The lighting control wheel is placed close to the control wheel at the rear. On the lighting control wheel, A7R Mark IV is equipped with the addition of a lock switch to avoid accidental rotation of controls.
Other body enhancements are resistant to dust and moisture. The Sony A7R Mark IV is equipped with significant dust and moisture resistance. In addition, to complement this capability the Sony A7R Mark IV body is equipped with sealing and closing compartments.
This model is equipped with an Exmor R full-frame CMOS sensor with a BIONZ X image processing engine. However, the Sony A7R Mark IV produces 61 MP. If using the APS-C mode, the Sony A7R Mark IV is capable of producing 26.2 MP.
This large resolution certainly makes this camera very capable for professional photographers who want high resolution photos. Sony A7R Mark IV is equipped with an ISO 100-32000 range.
You need not hesitate to take pictures in dim conditions, even without using a tripod. Large resolution of course there must be adjustments made because even a little blur will certainly be seen clearly in the photo.
Sony A7R Mark IV also features Eye AF. Where this feature does not exist in the previous series. This Eye AF feature can be used for video recording. The Sony A7R Mark IV AF system uses 567 phase detect AF points which cover 74 percent of the frame area, with 425 contrast points.
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Sony equip this series with wireless tethering shooting or wireless remote PC connectivity through the Sony Imaging Edge software version 2.0. That is, users can freely move to take a photo at the same time directly transferring photos to a PC.
Sony Imaging Edge software version 2.0 has 3 main features namely ‘Remote’ to control the camera and monitor images directly on the PC screen, ‘Viewer’ is used to review and select images, and ‘Edit’ which can process RAW data into high quality photos .
Sony A7R Mark IV has increased performance in video recording. This camera is capable of recording 4K videos using an external display enabling the subject’s face recognition without having to worry about the screen going out or blackout. In addition, the Sony A7R Mark IV also supports in-camera picture profile, S-Log2, S-Log3 and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) profiles for output to HDR TVs without the need for color gradations. It also supports the Slow and Quick Motion (S&Q) mode which allows to choose between 1fps and 120fps in producing slow or fast motion clips.
Sony A7R Mark IV supports UHS-II and UHS-I memory cards for writing faster and larger volumes of data.
Enhanced features with these technological advances indicate that Sony strongly prioritizes quality and ease in producing images professionally. Sony A7R Mark IV is one of the cameras with the most up to date technology.
This camera is very suitable for professional photographers, especially in facilitating work in the field of photography and video. The Sony A7R Mark IV is priced at 3,500 US dollars.