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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 (3840×2160 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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