Sony A7R IV Field Test: Landscapes, Portraits, Wildlife & More! Is this Sony’s most versatile camera yet?


posted Monday, September 16, 2019 at 2:30 PM EDT

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Packed with an all-new 61-megapixel full-frame image sensor, the new Sony A7R Mark IV might seem like a prime candidate for landscapes, portraiture, architecture and other types of photographic pursuits that usually require lots and lots of image resolution. And that's all true! Don't get me wrong, the A7R IV is absolutely great at those endeavors, but there's much more to the story with the 4th-generation version of Sony's high-res full-frame mirrorless camera, and with that in mind I set out to see just how much I could uncover in the field.

Despite the high-resolution sensor, the A7R IV can shoot full-res images at up to 10fps. It also has autofocus coverage across almost the entire area of the sensor and features impressive high ISO performance. It has a vast array of AF point configurations as well as support for Sony's latest Real-Time Eye AF tracking technology (that works for both humans and animals). Plus, it also has pretty decent video-shooting specs, offering 4Kp30, 1080p120, Real-Time Eye AF with video, S-Log, and support for a cool, new all-digital shotgun microphone.

FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G: 600mm, f/6.3, 1/800s, ISO 5000

So, whether you're a landscape photographer, a portrait photographer or even a wildlife photographer or video creator, the Sony A7R IV seems very much up to the task on paper. But how does it perform out in the real world? Check out my just-published Sony A7R IV Field Test for all the details!

FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM: 70mm, f/3.2, 1/2000s, ISO 100, -0.7EV

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