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Sony A7R IV Review Rundown

Sony Electronics | Published on 20 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Sony A7R IV
4.3(1 user reviews)
  • 60MP full-frame sensor
  • 5-axis image stabilization
  • 4K video with S-Log3 and HDR support
  • Optical shutter
  • Touch interface isn't as robust as others

Summary

The Sony A7R IV is a 61-megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera. The EyeAF system isn't unique to Sony, but the company was the first to bring it into pro cameras. The camera is powered by Sony's Z series battery, introduced with the A9 and also used by third-generation A7 models.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Sony A7R IV is a 61-megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera. 61 megapixels comes out to 9,504 x 6,336 pixels, or enough resolution to make a 31 x 21-inch print at 300 pixels per inch. The Mark IV also has the latest-generation autofocus system, with 567 phase-detection points and 425 contrast points.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • 61MP full-frame sensor
  • Excellent image quality
  • 5-axis image stabilization
  • S-Log3 and HDR support
  • 4K video with full pixel readout
Cons[**]
  • Somewhat squirrelly body

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Sony a7R IV ($3,499.99, body only) shoots at 60.2MP, a significant increase in resolution. The camera includes a stabilization system that compensates for shake along five axes. Sony's touch interface isn't as robust as others, but it's not active for camera menus.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sharp 60.2MP sensor
  • Real-Time Tracking autofocus
  • Compatible with older Sony cameras
Cons[**]
  • Touch controls aren't as intuitive as others

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 93%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
Sony's A7R IV is a 61MP full-frame addition to its Alpha portfolio. It's a follow-up to the 42MP Alpha A 7R III, and has a 63MP sensor. Sony promises up to 15EV stops of dynamic range from the sensor. SteadyShot Inside image stabilization has also been incorporated into the body.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • 60MP full-frame sensor
  • 5.5EV-stop autofocus
  • 4K video recording
Cons[**]
  • Not as good as the A7R III

trustedreviews[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
At £3,500 without a lens, it's about twice the price of Sony's beloved A7 III. The A7R IV offers both an LCD touchscreen and an OLED viewfinder. It's small and relatively lightweight, with a nice fat grip to wrap your right hand around and a control layout that feels intuitive to use. Build quality is excellent, as you'd hope from a camera that costs this much.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Stunning 61-megapixel sensor
  • Superb autofocus system
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Menu layout isn't intuitive

references

  1. 1. ^ Sony A7R IV hands-on review: 61 glorious megapixels. Digitaltrends. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Sony a7R IV Review. Pcmag. 07 October 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Sony Alpha A7R IV review. Techradar. 01 October 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Sony A7R IV Review. Trustedreviews. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  6. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  7. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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