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Sony A7R IV

Sony A7R IV

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93 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
93

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Sony is once again leaving rivals choking on its dust with the high-resolution A7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera. The 61-megapixel resolution is more than any rival model, by far, and image quality is detailed and color accurate. Sony’s AI powered autofocus system is stunningly fast and accurate, and the Eye AF system is by far the best on the market. It’s also got much improved handling and does 4K video well. The drawback, as usual with Sony, is a difficult-to-navigate menu system and rolling shutter in video, though less than before. At $3,500, it’s competitive with rivals in pricing and overall, and it might be the best mirrorless camera ever built.

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Pros
  • Fast intelligent autofocus
  • Superb photo quality
  • Effective in-body stabilization
  • Bright and sharp viewfinder
  • Great handling
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Mediocre menu system
  • Some rolling shutter in video
  • Sony's Imaging Edge Mobile is one of the worst camera apps

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Specs

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Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
Sensor size
Full-frame
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
Memory card
SD
Type
Sensor size
Image stabilization
Memory card
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
Full-frame
Optical (sensor-shift)
SD

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93 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
93

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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