Sony A7R Mark IV
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.
- Fast intelligent autofocus
- Superb photo quality
- Effective in-body stabilization
- Bright and sharp viewfinder
- Great handling
- Mediocre menu system
- Some rolling shutter in video
- Sony's Imaging Edge Mobile is one of the worst camera apps
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- Critic Reviews (9)
- 90AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE9 ReviewsDigital Photography Review90Sony a7R IV reviewThe Sony a7R IV is a hugely powerful camera which, with a bit of configuration, makes it remarkably easy to shoot perfectly-focused 61MP images. Improvements to the AF behavior and ergonomics make it the most pleasant Sony to shoot with so far...PC Mag100Sony A7R IVThe full-frame mirrorless Sony a7R IV outshines its high-resolution competition with an outstanding autofocus system and a superlative image sensor, delivering class-leading performance.Imaging Resource100Sony A7R IV ReviewAll in all, the Sony A7R IV is a thoroughly impressive camera, capturing images with fantastic detail, colors and dynamic range. And the high ISO performance is excellent, even with such a high-res sensor. It's a camera that's way more versatile that one might think given its image resolution, offering super-fast AF and quick burst speeds for all but the most challenging sports and action scenarios. With 61MP, the image files are cumbersome and consume a lot of storage quickly, and the resolution is likely way more than what most people need.Ken Rockwell90Sony A7R IV ReviewNot only is this the highest resolution consumer digital camera (I'm not including five-digit pricetag medium-format as consumer), the A7R IV's high-ISO performance is spectacular, as is its autofocus system. With the A7R IV you not only get ultra resolution, you get great performance in low light and high 10 FPS speed and fast autofocus for action.Pocket-Lint80Here's to new resolutionsThe Sony A7R Mark IV delivers medium-format-level detail without sacrificing on performance. And while you do pay a significant premium for the privilege, high-resolution mirrorless cameras don't get any better than this.Camera Jabber90Sony A7R IV reviewIn some respects, the Sony A7R IV is the best mirrorless camera available at the moment. Its detail resolution and autofocus system are class-leading, but its price is also staggering. And while its handling is significantly better than previous Sony A7-series cameras, Sony's refusal to make more use of touch control is frustrating. It would also be nice to see a vari-angle screen rather than the tilting unit we have.Digital Camera World90Sony A7R Mark IV reviewThe A7R IV’s design tweaks make it handle better than the A7R III before it (though it can still be tiresome), and the resolution puts it well ahead of all its full frame mirrorless rivals for megapixels. And yet… while Sony’s hybrid AF system just keeps on getting better and better, the 4K video stays capped at 30fps, and real-world sharpness gains are subtle.TechRadar90Sony's first foray into medium format territoryWhile a handful of niggles from previous models remain, the class-leading pixel count, revamped Pixel Shift Multi Shooting mode and autofocusing improvements in particular show the company continuing to innovate, and push further in all the right directions.Camera Labs80Sony A7R IV reviewHere's a camera that has the potential to deliver portraits, landscapes and architectural images that approach medium format quality, while also having the speed and croppability for distant sports and wildlife. I also appreciated Sony's body tweaks, from the roomier grip and larger buttons to the dual UHS-II slots and higher resolution viewfinder.
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