What you need to know

  • Sony's new A7R IV features a 61-megapixel sensor.
  • The camera supports 15-stop dynamic range and features improved water and dust resistance.
  • Launching in September for $3,500.

Sony this week introduced the A7R IV, a new full frame mirrorless camera aimed at amateurs and professionals alike. Whether you're taking pictures during the NBA Finals or at a family gathering, the A7R IV features plenty of nice upgrades over the previous model.

Easily the most mouth-watering new feature is the camera's 61-megapixel sensor, bringing an ungodly resolution to the full frame market. At that resolution, photographers will have plenty of flexibility to crop in on details in their images. If you want an idea of what the A7R IV can do, the gallery below is a good indicator.

The A7R IV features 15 stops of dynamic range, five-axis image stabilization, and burst shooting at 10 fps with full AF/AE tracking. The camera also supports real-time Eye AF for video recoding, plus improved real-time tracking and real-time Eye AF for still images.

The updated model also comes equipped with a 5.76 million dot electronic viewfinder, 576 phase-detection AF points, and an body with upgraded dust and water resistance. Sony has tweaked the design, too, so the grip is easier to hold, making the camera feel more robust and durable.

An evolved Pixel Shift Multi Shooting mode is also coming to the A7R IV.

"In this mode, the camera precisely shifts the sensor in one pixel or half-pixel increments to capture 16 separate pixel-shifted images containing a total of 963.2 million pixels of data, which are then composited into a 240.8 million pixel image using Sony's Imaging Edge desktop application," Sony said

The feature is design for photographing architecture, still life, and art, according to Sony. In fact, the A7R IV will make a great camera for product photographer thanks to its high resolution sensor and new connectivity enhancements, including support for 5 GHz Wi-Fi and USB-C.

The Sony A7R IV will be available in September and retail for $3,500 for the body only. You can learn more about the camera right here.

So many megapixels

Sony A7R IV

Sony's newest full frame powerhouse features a 61-megapixel sensor, 5.75 million dot electronic viewfinder, and 576 phase-detection AF points. The camera also features 15 stops of dynamic range, five-axis image stabilization, and real-time Eye AF for video recoding. Whether you're an amateur or pro, the A7R IV is a beastly camera with an insane amount of features.

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