EXCLUSIVE: Sony addresses the “missing features” on the A7R Mark IV


posted Friday, July 19, 2019 at 11:53 AM EDT


While the A7R IV is still be reviewed by our team, we decided to take some of the internet's loudest complaints about the new camera directly to Sony for an exclusive on-camera interview. Sony's latest full-frame mirrorless camera has many new features over its predecessor, but some critics have complained many long-time, highly-requested features are absent. Though it brings impressive autofocus features to a huge 61-megapixel sensor, it doesn't offer anything new on the video front, keeps the same chassis as the previous cameras, and doesn't use XQD/CFexpress among other complaints. 

Rather than just guess why Sony decided to give the A7R Mark IV the features it did and didn't, we decided to go straight to the source and let you know exactly why they made the decisions they did. Below is our exclusive interview video where both El-Dean Naude, the Sr. Product Information Manager in the Digital Imaging Division and Mark Weir, the Senior Technology Manager of Imaging Products and Solutions openly discuss some of the Alpha camera series' pain points, giving us insight into their design philosophy. 

For more information on the Sony A7R Mark IV, check out both our new sample images gallery as well as our coverage of the camera here.