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Sony A7R IV Review Rundown

SonyPublished on 20 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 0%
  • 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


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.



Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The A7R IV keeps the same continuous shooting rate as the lower-resolution Mark III. With the Mark IV you no longer have to go into the menu system to enable Eye AF. For the first time, Real-Time Eye AF is also available in movie mode. It's not foolproof and you still have to use some skill for the best results.
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  • Excellent autofocus performance
  • New Bionz X processor
  • Real-Time Eye AF and Real-Time Tracking
  • Can be unforgiving
  • No RAW support


Sentiment Score[*] 94%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
Sony's latest mirrorless camera offers the best autofocus performance you'll find in any full-frame model. It tracks subjects with tenacity, and with bursts of up to 10fps, you can snap fleeting moments of action. The body feels right at home in my hands, and the grip is comfortable.
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  • Top-of-the-line autofocus performance
  • Superb ergonomics
  • Excellent battery life
  • Not as fast as the a7R III


Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Sony's A7R IV is the latest model in the A7 line of interchangeable-lens cameras. It has a new 63MP sensor that can output images of up to 61MP. Sony claims to have achieved this level of resolution in the U.S. for the first time. SteadyShot Inside image stabilization has also been incorporated into the body.
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  • Super-high-resolution sensor
  • Improved image stabilization
  • Improved battery life
  • No UHSII card slot
  • No 4K video recording


Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
Sony’s autofocus system has long been among the best around, and here you get the real-time tracking previously seen in the A6400 and A9 models. This mode is superb for shooting a moving subject, as it’ll keep a steady lock on people and animals. The camera also does video recording, of course, and its 4K 24/30fps quality is superb.
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  • Incredible detail
  • Excellent autofocus system
  • Excellent video recording
  • 60-megapixel sensor isn’t for everyone


1. ^ Sony A7R IV hands-on review: 61 glorious megapixels. digitaltrends. 2019-11-27 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Sony a7R IV Review. pcmag. 2019-10-07 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Sony Alpha A7R IV review. techradar. 2019-10-01 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Sony A7R IV Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. 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.
**. 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.
***. 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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