With the launch of the new Sony a7R 4 full-frame mirrorless camera, there’s undoubtedly a large number of very excited photographers out there wanting to learn more about this camera. Fortunately, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about the new ergonomics, incredible full frame image sensor, new IBIS technology and real-time AF capabilities of the Sony a7R IV. So let’s get started!
Sony a7R 4
One of the biggest surprises with the Sony a7R 4 can be found with the new subtle design and ergonomic changes to the camera. The grip itself is now deeper and a little farther away from the lens mount, providing more space for your fingers to comfortably hold the camera while in use. Additionally, all of the buttons along with the rear joystick have been enlarged feeling more responsive and easier to use. The new shutter button is also more angled and slightly larger. The sound of the shutter is improved when you aren’t using silent mode, making the camera sound cleaner, while not louder in the process. Lastly, you’ll find improved top and rear dials on the Sony a7R 4 available for pre order from Buydig.com. The rear dial that controls shutter speed by default sits on top, giving the camera a cleaner look. Additionally, the Exposure Compensation dial on the top of the camera, now has a push-button lock, making it much more difficult to accidentally move while using the camera. Overall, all of these changes help to make the handling and use of the Sony a7R 4 much more enjoyable.
Full Frame Sensor
The Sony a7R 4 is the first full-frame camera of any kind, let alone a mirrorless one, to push into the +60mp full frame sensor range. Beyond this and you are getting into the Medium Format space with cameras starting at $10,000 for just the body itself. Sony a7R 4 full sized ARW File is 120mb with a resolution of 9504 x 6336. The Sony a7R 4 is 18mp larger in terms of image resolution when compared to the a7R III. Having the ability to crop in on your images while maintaining a majority of megapixels is a great benefit, especially for wildlife, sports and travel photographers.
Vastly Improved AF System
One of the most exciting improvements to the Sony a7R lineup is the new AF system found in the Sony a7R 4. Sony has taken many elements of what has made the a9 such an amazing auto-focusing beast and brought them to the Sony a7R 4, such as Real-Time Tracking/Eye AF as well as the AI improvements that came to the a9 back in April via a firmware update. With the debut of Real-time Eye AF for movie recording, the Sony Dual-Channel Digital XLR Audio Adapter Kit with Shotgun Microphone will be the perfect addition to your new Sony a7R 4!
Adjustable Flexible AF Point Color Changes
Previously, any time you were using and adjustable AF area, the selectable point would be grey, making it incredibly difficult to see in most situations. Now you have the ability to choose either white or red for these adjustable AF points, making them much easier to see while you are in the field. Once the camera achieves focus, those points will turn green, giving you a clear indicator when your subject is in focus. This will be incredibly helpful with wildlife photography.
Dual UHS-II SD Slots
With the dual SD card slots on the Sony a7R 4 from Buydig.com, you now get two UHS-II SD slots to use as you please out in the field. This is a welcome change, especially since the new 61 MP full frame sensor can produce some very large image files!
The New Battery Grip
In addition to the a7R 4, Sony is also introducing a new battery grip to match the new design and ergonomics changes to the camera. The grip fits snugly against the a7R 4. It’s deeper and longer, making plenty of room not only for your hands but also the larger buttons, rear joystick, and improved shutter button.
Release Date- Pre Order Now!
It’s safe to say that Sony has pushed the a7R product line to new heights. Not only does the Sony a7R 4 offer a significant amount of resolution over all of its full-frame competition, but it has rounded out Sony’s flagship camera on many other fronts as well. You can look at its new design, dual UHS-II card slots, improved weather sealing and adjustable AF point color selection to name a few. While the new 61mp full frame sensor will get a lot of attention on the release date, it’s only part of the story. Sure it’s the highest resolution full-frame camera ever produced, but it’s important to note that Sony has accomplished this goal without sacrificing other elements of the camera. You still have 15 stops of dynamic range to work with, as well as the ability to shoot at 10FPS. Additionally, you have the new and improved IBIS system that works hand in hand with the powerful autofocus system that includes real-time AF tracking, eye AF and AI that allows the a7R 4 to be one of the most versatile cameras on the planet. No doubt, you’ll be adding the new a7R 4 to your gear bag on the release date! So preorder now!