Sony A7R IV Gallery Images: Real-world sample photos from Sony’s 61-megapixel monster
posted Friday, July 19, 2019 at 11:52 AM EDT
Click here to see our Sony A7R I V Gallery
On Tuesday earlier this week, Sony announced the latest-generation of its high-resolution, full-frame mirrorless camera, the Sony A7R Mark IV. We were at the product launch in New York City and had an opportunity to get some hands-on shooting time with the new camera and have now published a selection of real-world sample photos for all of you pixel-peeping enthusiasts!
And pixel-peepers will certainly be rewarded, as this new A7R model sports an all-new full-frame CMOS with an incredible 61 total megapixels of resolution! At this time, the A7R IV is currently the highest-resolution full-frame camera ever. And while it offers only a full-frame sensor, the A7R IV actually rivals if not bests the resolving power of some medium format cameras. Furthermore, much like the previous A7R III, this new model offers an updated, higher-precision Pixel-Shift Multi-Shot shooting mode, which now can take a 16-shot composite image -- with the image stabilization system shifting the 61MP sensor in half-pixel increments -- for some amazing 240.8-megapixel image resolution. (Unfortunately, this multi-shot capture mode only creates raw files, and at this point we don't yet have the necessary Sony raw conversion software -- stay tuned. We can't wait to test this out!)
Despite the increase in image resolution, Sony claims the A7R IV has the same impressive 15-stop dynamic range performance as the predecessor, as well as excellent high ISO performance despite the incredibly tiny pixel size. The A7R IV maintains the same native ISO rage of 100-32,000 as the previous model and also offers the same ISO expanded range of 50 - 102,400. The camera's shutter mechanism as has also said to be improved to improved dampening to lessen shutter shock-related vibrations with mechanical shutter shooting.
We're still awaiting our A7R IV review sample in order to get our lab testing underway, but in the meantime, head on over to our A7R IV Gallery Page for some real-world sample photos (with RAWs and JPEGs).
Also, for a unique video interview with Sony executives Mark Weir and El-Deane Naude on the overall the design philosophy of the A7R IV and why the camera has or doesn't have certain features, check out our YouTube channel or see the video over on our Sony A7R IV Review Page here.