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Sony Announces Incredible 61-Megapixel Full-Frame Camera: The A7R IV

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Sony just recently announced its latest mirrorless camera:

The Sony A7R IV, which has already generated a massive amount of anticipation, excitement, and discussion.

Note that the A7R is the latest mirrorless body in Sony’s immensely popular A7 series, which includes the likes of the A7R III (which is no slouch when it comes to professional-quality shooting!). The A7R IV is also going up against several big competitors, including the Nikon Z7 and the Canon EOS R.

So what makes the Sony A7R IV so special?

While the A7R IV is clearly an excellent camera, there’s one thing that immediately captures attention:

The resolution.

The Sony A7R IV features an amazing 61-megapixel sensor, which will be the highest pixel count on a full-frame mirrorless camera that the world has ever seen. Note that this 61-megapixel offering is over a dozen megapixels more than the previous record-holder for full-frame resolution, the Panasonic S1R, at 47.3 MP. Also, this is nearly a 20 MP upgrade over the Sony A7R III.

What does this mean for photographers?

First and foremost, you’re going to capture high amounts of detail, and this leaves an amazing amount of room for work in post-processing, such as cropping.

(Note that the Sony A7R IV has a cropped-sensor mode, which still gives you 26 MP images.)

Now, the huge megapixel count results in huge file sizes, and it should have correspondingly slow frame rates and a very limited buffer. Except that Sony has pulled out all the stops so that the A7R will shoot at 10 frames-per-second for up to 7 seconds.

This means that this professional-level camera may appeal to both landscape and sports photographers, something that happens very rarely on high-end camera markets.

Autofocus is guaranteed to be strong, with 567 phase-detect autofocus points, plus Sony’s built-in eye-tracking.

Other features in the A7R IV include:

  • A 15-stop dynamic range, for photos that span the spectrum of tones
  • 4K movie, though only at 30p
  • 5-axis image stabilization, promising over 5 stops of increased sharpness
  • An improved electronic viewfinder
  • Dual card slots

If this isn’t a beast of a camera, I don’t know what is. It’ll come out in September; as expected, it’ll have a sizable price tag: $3500USD.

So, I’d love if you could tell me in the comments:

  • What do you think about the Sony A7R IV? Could you see yourself using it?
  • Would you like a 61 MP camera? Or would you prefer to stick to lower resolutions with smaller file sizes?
  • Is there anything missing from this camera?

Will you purchase the new Sony A7R IV?

  • Yes (40%, 70 Votes)
  • No (60%, 106 Votes)

Total Voters: 176

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Jaymes Dempsey
Jaymes Dempsey

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