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Sony A7R IV

The Sony A7 IV mirrorless digital camera has the world’s first 35mm full-frame 61.Zero megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS picture sensor with the latest-generation BIONZ X picture processor.

The Sony A7R IV will probably be accessible in August priced at £3600 / €4000 / $3500.

The brand new VG-C4EM Vertical Grip will ship in September 2019 for about £400 / €450 / $400.

The brand new ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone will ship in September 2019 for about £340 / €380 / $350.

The brand new XLR-K3M XLR Adapter Equipment will ship in October 2019 for about £580 / €650 / $600

Sony Press Launch

Sony Introduces Excessive-Decision Alpha 7R IV Digital camera with World’s First 61.Zero MP Again-illuminated Full-frame Picture Sensor

World’s first[i] 35mm full-frame 61.Zero MP[ii] back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS picture sensor with latest-generation BIONZ X™ picture processor

• 15-stop[iii] dynamic vary at low sensitivities, leading to clean pure gradations starting from deep shadows to highlights

• Excessive-speed steady taking pictures at as much as 10 fps[iv] with full AF / AE monitoring for approx. 7 seconds[v] in full-frame mode with an elevated buffer reminiscence, and roughly 3 times extra in APS-C mode

• 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF factors masking 74% of picture space and 425 distinction AF factors

• Debut of Actual-time Eye AF for film recording[vi] and superior Actual-time Monitoring[vii] plus Actual-time Eye AF for nonetheless picture recording

• Options an APS-C crop mode delivering beautiful excessive decision of 26.2MPii

• 5.76 million dot UXGA (Extremely-XGA) OLED Tru-Finder™ electrical viewfinder with excellent element, brightness and distinction

• Upgraded connectivity and operability together with high-speed Wi-Fi help, wi-fi PC distant connectivity[viii], FTP wi-fi switch, quicker information switch through USB and extra

• Skilled 4K film recording performance together with full pixel readout with no pixel binning in Tremendous 35mm mode,[ix] S-Log3, HDR workflow help

• Multi Interface Shoe™ with digital audio interface ship the high-quality sound recording with new Sony’s microphones and XLR adaptor

• Extra enhancements to the physique design embody an improved grip and button for improvised management with compact, light-weight physique

Sony right this moment introduced the newest addition to its acclaimed Alpha™ 7R collection full-frame mirrorless digital camera line-up; the extraordinarily versatile, highly effective Alpha 7R IV (mannequin ILCE-7RM4).

Sony’s highest decision full-frame digital camera ever, the brand new Alpha 7R IV delivers beautiful picture high quality with excessive decision and extensive dynamic vary whereas sustaining excellent focusing efficiency, high-speed steady taking pictures and far, far more.

“We’re persevering with to drive innovation, break boundaries and redefine the expectations of digital digital camera efficiency,” mentioned Yann Salmon Legagneur, Director of Product Advertising, Digital Imaging, Sony Europe. “The brand new Alpha 7R IV combines medium format degree picture high quality with high-speed taking pictures, extraordinarily quick focusing and an extended record of upgrades to design, connectivity and value. This may enable skilled photographers, videographers and all different forms of creators to seize content material in ways in which had been merely not attainable earlier than.”

A New Degree of Picture High quality

The brand new Alpha 7R IV incorporates a newly developed 35mm full-frame again illuminated CMOS picture sensor with a decision of 61.Zero MP,ii the world’s firsti of its sort. The brand new sensor’s back-illuminated construction and efficient noise discount strategies mix to ship extraordinarily low-noise, excessive sensitivity efficiency guaranteeing absolutely the most picture high quality. The digital camera additionally boasts a formidable 15-stopiii dynamic vary at low sensitivities, leading to clean pure gradations starting from deep shadows to highlights, and utilises algorithms from lots of the newest Alpha™ cameras to take care of excellent color copy.

This new full-frame mannequin is supplied with an modern 5-axis optical in-body picture stabilisation system that has been fine-tuned to help its high-resolution taking pictures capability, leading to a shutter velocity benefit of 5.5-steps.[x] Moreover, the shutter unit meeting has been fastidiously re-designed to cut back even the slightest motion that will trigger blur.

The Alpha 7R IV additionally consists of Sony’s highest decision viewfinder in any digital camera, a 5.76 million dot UXGA OLED Tru-finder EVF. About 1.6x the decision of the EVF within the Alpha 7R III, this new viewfinder gives an especially correct, true-to-life depiction of the scene being framed. The show high quality might be set to ‘Customary’ or ‘Excessive’ mode, and to both 60 fps or 120 fps refresh fee to greatest match the topic and taking pictures circumstances.

Moreover, the brand new digital camera options an advanced Pixel Shift Multi Taking pictures[xi] mode that composites as much as 16 full-resolution pictures. On this mode, the digital camera exactly shifts the sensor in 1 or 0.5-pixel increments to seize 16 separate pixel-shifted pictures containing a complete of 963.2 million pixels price of knowledge then composited right into a 240.eight million pixels (19008 x 12672 pixels) picture utilizing the “Imaging Edge™” desktop software.[xii] Perfect for photographing structure, artwork or every other nonetheless life pictures topic, this enhanced mode produces pictures with a degree of element and color accuracy that’s merely beautiful.

Taking pictures and Focusing Pace

The modern new Alpha 7R IV full-frame mirrorless digital camera can shoot full decision pictures at as much as 10 fpsiv with steady, correct AF/AE monitoring for as much as roughly 7 secondsv in full-frame, full-resolution mode (JPEG / RAW), and approx. 3x seconds in APS-C crop mode delivering 26.2MPii pictures. These high-speed choices be certain that fast paced topics might be captured with excessive accuracy and unimaginable picture element.

The upgraded focusing system of the Alpha 7R IV is comprised of 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF factors that cowl roughly 74% of the picture space. There are additionally 425 distinction AF factors that add additional precision and reliability for low gentle and different conditions which are greatest served in contrast AF. The upper AF sensor density and refined monitoring algorithms of the brand new digital camera produce a notable enchancment in monitoring efficiency, permitting advanced topic movement and sudden topic actions to be reliably tracked with higher precision than ever.

The Alpha 7R IV additionally helps Actual-time Eye AF, which employs synthetic intelligence to detect and course of eye location information in real-time, keep locked onto the topic’s eye with excessive precision. That is accessible for each animal and human topics, with an possibility to pick both animal or human Eye AF mode relying on the taking pictures state of affairs. Moreover, the Actual-time Trackingvii characteristic is offered which utilises a newly developed topic recognition algorithm to make sure the final word topic monitoring and persistence of the focusing system. There’s additionally an anti-flicker taking pictures[xiii] mode, which routinely detects the presence of fluorescent or synthetic lighting in a taking pictures surroundings to minimise any affect on the ultimate picture.

Enhanced Connectivity for Skilled Workflow

Sony’s new Alpha 7R IV full-frame digital camera is supplied with a wide range of superior connectivity options designed to boost skilled workflow. The brand new mannequin consists of wi-fi LAN performance to help the standard 2.four GHz band in addition to a high-speed 5 GHz[xiv] band for quicker, extra steady information switch. Wi-fi PC distant connectivity (wi-fi tethering taking pictures)viii can also be accessible on the brand new Alpha 7R IV, a primary for Sony cameras. Requested by many working professionals, it will enable for far more freedom in studio and placement shoots, the place the photographer can transfer round freely with out restriction.

Along with high-speed Wi-Fi® and wi-fi PC connectivity,viii the brand new full-frame digital camera is supplied with a SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.2 Gen 1) USB Sort-C™ connector that helps extraordinarily quick wired information transmission, with nearly doubled information switch velocity achieved together with Imaging Edge software program in comparison with the Alpha 7R III.It additionally helps FTP information switch with background switch functionality, permitting photographers to ship pictures to a specified FTP distant server whereas they’re nonetheless taking pictures or reviewing pictures.

To help an environment friendly, high-speed linked skilled workflow, Sony has introduced model 2.Zero of “Imaging Edge” desktop functions (‘Distant’/’Viewer’/’Edit’).xiii The ’Distant’ software permits customers to manage cameras and monitor reside taking pictures on their PC display; the ‘Viewer‘ software is used to rapidly preview, fee and choose pictures from giant libraries and the ’Edit‘ software can develop RAW information into high-quality pictures for supply.

To maximise comfort in picture switch, when utilising the newest model of Sony’s Imaging Edge Cell™ software,[xv] the digital camera can now switch pictures to a linked smartphone even when the ability is ready to OFF.[xvi]

Excessive-resolution 4K and Skilled Filmmaking Options

Along with its spectacular nonetheless picture capabilities, the brand new Alpha 7R IV performs exceptionally nicely as a severe filmmaking device, providing 4K (3840×2160 pixels) video recording and full pixel readout with out pixel binning in Tremendous 35mm mode.ix This ensures high-quality 4K footage with distinctive element and depth. S-Log 2 and S-Log Three are additionally accessible to maximise color grading flexibility, with S-Log Three providing a complete of 14-stops of dynamic vary. HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)[xvii] can also be accessible on the Alpha 7R IV to help an On the spot HDR workflow.

For video autofocus, the versatile new full-frame digital camera utilises a refined Quick Hybrid AF system that achieves quicker, smoother, extra steady autofocus throughout video taking pictures – even when an object quickly strikes in entrance of the supposed topic. The digital camera additionally consists of Contact Monitoring performance throughout film taking pictures, permitting the person to easily contact the display on their supposed topic for fast acquisition.

The brand new Alpha 7R IV debuts Actual-time Eye AF for film taking pictures,vi a primary in any of Sony’s cameras. When activated, the attention of a topic is routinely tracked with excessive precision and reliability, permitting the shooter to deal with the content material itself as opposed to what’s in focus or not in focus. The Contact Monitoring performance may even routinely provoke Eye AF when a human topic is chosen.

One other notable video characteristic is the addition of a digital audio interface to the digital camera’s Multi Interface Shoe™ (MI Shoe), permitting direct connection of the brand new ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Equipment for clear, low-noise and high-quality audio recording. Interval taking pictures for creating time-lapse movies is offered, in addition to full HD recording at as much as 120 fps, Gradual and Fast Movement[xviii] features and far more.

Enhanced Construct, Design and Customisability

The brand new Alpha 7R IV has a number of upgrades to its design and value, with many changes being carried out instantly based mostly of the voice of Sony’s skilled group.

To maximise sturdiness, the brand new Alpha 7R IV options upgraded mud and moisture resistance,[xix] with further sealing offered in any respect physique seams, the battery compartment cowl and media slots. The digital camera is constructed with an especially light-weight and sturdy magnesium alloy, and has an upgraded six screw, extra-firm mount.

Extra enhancements to the physique design embody an improved grip for higher consolation and a surer maintain inside the hand; a rise within the diameter and suggestions for the ‘AF-ON’ button; a brand new multi-selector joystick design for improvised management; an publicity compensation dial lock button and a redesigned form and new place for the rear dial. A robust request from {many professional} customers, the brand new digital camera additionally consists of two UHS-II suitable media slots, permitting for greater general capability and quicker learn/write speeds.

For added comfort, digital camera setting registration is expanded. Now, nearly all digital camera settings might be saved to and skim from an inserted reminiscence card. As much as 10 mixtures might be saved to any particular person card and loaded into any digital camera physique of the identical sort.

Regardless of its 1.5x pixel rely, the battery life has additionally been improved – with a CIPA measurement of as much as 670 nonetheless pictures per cost utilizing LCD monitor,or530 pictures with EVF). For much more uninterrupted working time, the brand new non-compulsory VG-C4EM Vertical Grip holds two NP-FZ100 batteries, and the non-compulsory Multi Battery Adaptor (NPA-MQZ1K) can maintain as much as 4 Z batteries. The physique may also be powered through the USB connector.[xx]

New Equipment

Sony has launched a wide range of new equipment to go with the brand new Alpha 7R IV digital camera, together with:

VG-C4EM Vertical Grip – gives similar operation, dealing with and design because the Alpha 7R IV digital camera, together with upgraded mud and moisture resistance;xx doubles battery life and permits USB battery-charging through the digital camera physique.

ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone[xxi] – Eight high-performance mic capsules and superior digital sign processing present three selectable directivity patterns in a single compact microphone of approx. 99.3mm (four inches) in size with Tremendous-directional decide up; when linked to the Alpha 7R IV through its Multi Interface Shoe with digital audio interface help, audio is instantly transferred to the digital camera in digital kind in order that the best attainable high quality is achieved with out noise or degradation.

XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Equipment[xxii] – Two XLR/TRS combo connectors and one 3.5mm stereo mini jack for microphone and line enter, with in depth management that helps facilitate the submit processing workflow; linked to the Alpha 7R IV through its Multi Interface Shoe with digital audio interface help, audio is instantly transferred to the digital camera in digital kind in order that the best attainable audio high quality is achieved with out noise or degradation; equipped extension cable for Audio gives additional flexibility for digital camera attachment with rig, cage or bracket.

SF-M collection TOUGH

Extremely-Robust UHS-II SD card with ultra-fast velocity as much as 277MB/s (learn) is good for taking pictures in excessive circumstances and streamlines the post-shooting workflow; equipped with file restoration software program (helps each macOS and Home windows).


Quick USB for PC hub with UHS-II SD/microSD reader, supporting USB 3.1 Gen 2 and 100W USB Energy Supply (USB PD), contributes to environment friendly workflow by ultra-fast, steady backup to PC or SSD.

Pricing and Availability

The brand new Alpha 7R IV Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Digital camera will ship in Europe in August 2019, priced at roughly €4000

VG-C4EM will ship in September 2019 for about €450

ECM-B1M will ship in September 2019 for about €380

XLR-K3M will ship in October 2019 for about €650

For full product particulars, please go to: https://www.sony.co.uk/electro…

[i] As of July 2019, based mostly on Sony survey of digital cameras with a full-frame picture sensor

[ii] Roughly, efficient

[iii] Nonetheless pictures. Sony take a look at circumstances

[iv] As much as 10 fps in steady “Hello+” mode, and as much as eight fps in steady “Hello” mode. Most fps will depend upon digital camera settings

[v] In JPEG (Additional superb / Wonderful) or compressed RAW mode

[vi] This perform doesn’t observe animal eyes

[vii]“Monitoring” within the menu. This perform doesn’t observe animal eyes

[viii] Picture Edge desktop software Ver. 2.Zero or later is required

[ix] Tremendous 35mm 4K recording ends in a barely narrower angle of view

[x] CIPA requirements. Pitch/yaw shake solely. Planar T* FE 50mm F1.four ZA lens. Lengthy publicity NR off

[xi] The Imaging Edge (Distant/Viewer/Edit) desktop software Ver. 2.Zero or later is required for compositing. Picture compositing is probably not profitable if digital camera or topic motion causes blur. Some restrictions apply to flash and different gadget

[xii]‘Distant’/’Viewer’/’Edit’ model.2.Zero will probably be launched in August 2019

[xiii] Solely 100 Hz and 120 Hz flicker is detected. Steady taking pictures velocity might lower. Flicker-free taking pictures will not be accessible throughout silent taking pictures, BULB publicity, or film recording

[xiv] Fashions bought in some nations/areas help IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.four GHz) wi-fi LAN solely. 5 GHz communication could also be restricted in some nations and areas

[xv] Imaging Edge Cell model.7.2 will probably be launched in July 2019

[xvi] Imaging Edge Cell Ver. 7.2 or later is required. “Cnct. throughout energy off” setting in digital camera have to be turned ON and the digital camera and smartphone have to be paired utilizing Bluetooth® know-how through the Imaging Edge Cell software

[xvii] Join this product to an HDR (HLG) suitable Sony TV through a USB cable when displaying HDR (HLG) films

[xviii] Sound not recorded. Class 10 or greater SDHC/SDXC card required

[xix] Not assured to be 100% mud and moisture proof

[xx] A battery have to be put in within the physique when energy is being equipped through the USB connector

[xxi] Discuss with the Sony help web page for particulars and digital camera compatibility info https://www.sony.web/dics/b1m/

[xxii] Discuss with the Sony help web page for particulars and digital camera compatibility info


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