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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.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Score Breakdown

 
90
Average Critic Score
 
100
PC Mag
The 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.
 
80
Camera Labs
Here'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.
 
90
TechRadar
While 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.
 
90
Digital Photography Review
The 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...