Sony’s new 61.0 MP full-frame Alpha 7R IV is packed with features for filmmakers

The new camera features the world’s first 35mm full-frame 61.0 MP image sensor and a host of video features

The new camera is Sony’s highest resolution full-frame camera ever, and the world’s first 35mm full-frame 61.0 MP back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor. The camera also boasts an impressive 15-stop dynamic range at low sensitivities.

The Alpha 7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera can shoot full resolution images at up to 10 fps with continuous, accurate AF/AE tracking for up to approximately 7 seconds in full-frame, full-resolution mode (JPEG / RAW), and approximately 3 seconds in APS-C crop mode delivering 26.2MP images.

In addition to its still image capabilities, the camera has plenty to please videographers. The Alpha 7R IV offers 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video recording and full pixel readout without pixel binning in Super 35mm mode.

The new Alpha 7R IV debuts Real-time Eye AF for movie shooting in a first in any of Sony’s cameras. Touch Tracking functionality will also automatically initiate Eye AF when a human subject is selected.

The camera also features the addition of a digital audio interface to the camera’s Multi Interface Shoe™ (MI Shoe), allowing direct connection of the new ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Kit for clear, low-noise and high-quality audio recording. Interval shooting for creating time-lapse videos is available, as well as full HD recording at up to 120 fps, Slow and Quick Motion functions and much more.

Additional features include

  • 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering 74% of image area and 425 contrast AF points
  • 5.76 million dot UXGA (Ultra-XGA) OLED Tru-Finder™ electric viewfinder
  • Upgraded connectivity and operability including high-speed Wi-Fi support, wireless PC remote connectivity[viii], FTP wireless transfer, faster data transfer via USB and more
  • Additional enhancements to the body design include an improved grip and button for improvised control with compact, lightweight body

The new Alpha 7R IV Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera will ship in Europe in August 2019, priced at approximately £3,500 and €4,000

For more information, please visit Sony’s website.

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