α7 IV FULL-FRAME HYBRID CAMERA

Full Specifications and Features

2 Models
2 Models

Lens

Image Sensor

Image Sensor

Image Sensor

Image Sensor

Image Sensor

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

USB Streaming

USB Streaming

USB Streaming

USB Streaming

Recording System

Recording System

Recording System

Recording System

Noise Reduction

White balance

White balance

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Shutter

Shutter

Shutter

Shutter

Shutter

Shutter

Image Stabilization

Image Stabilization

Flash Control

Flash Control

Flash Control

Flash Control

Flash Control

Flash Control

Flash Control

Drive

Drive

Drive

Drive

Drive

Playback

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Audio

Audio

Print

Custom function

Lens Compensation

Power

Power

Power

Others

Size & Weight

Size & Weight

What's In The Box

Lens Mount

Aspect Ratio

Number Of Pixels (Effective)

Number of Pixels (total)

Sensor Type

Anti-Dust System

Recording Format

Image Quality Modes

Picture Effect

Creative Style

Picture Profile

CREATIVE LOOK

SOFT SKIN EFFECT

Dynamic Range Functions

Color Space

14bit RAW

Recording Format

Video Compression

Audio Recording Format

Color Space

Picture Effect

Creative Style

SOFT SKIN EFFECT

Picture Profile

CREATIVE LOOK

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC HS 4K)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S 4K)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S HD)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I 4K)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I HD)

Slow and quick motion (shooting frame rate) 

Movie Functions

VIDEO DATA FORMAT

VIDEO RESOLUTION

AUDIO DATA FORMAT

SIMULTANEOUS INTERNAL RECORDING

Location information Link from smartphone

Media

Memory Card Slot

Recording mode on 2 memory cards

Noise Reduction

White Balance Modes

SHUTTER AWB LOCK 

Focus Type

Focus Sensor

Focus Point

Focus Sensitivity Range

Focus Mode

Focus Area

EYE AF

Other Features

AF Illuminator

AF Illuminator range

Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately)

Metering Type

Metering Sensor

Metering Sensitivity

Metering Mode

Exposure Compensation

Exposure Bracketing

AE Lock

Exposure Modes

ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

Anti-Flicker Shoot.

Scene Selection

Viewfinder Type

Number of Dots

Field Coverage

Magnification

Diopter Adjustment

Eye Point

DISPLAY FUNCTION

Finder Frame Rate Selection

Monitor Type

Number of Dots

Touch Panel

Brightness Control

Adjustable Angle

Focus Magnifier

PlayMemories Camera Apps™

Clear Image Zoom

Face Detection

Self-Portrait Self-Timer

Others

Type

Shutter Type

Shutter Speed

Flash Sync. Speed

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

Silent Shooting

Type

Compensation Effect

Control

Flash Compensation

Flash Modes

Recycling Time

External Flash Compatibility

FE Level Lock

Wireless Control

Drive Modes

Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)

No. of recordable frames (approx.)

Self-Timer

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting

Photo Capture

PC Interface

Multi/micro USB terminal

Bluetooth®

Multi Interface Shoe

Mic Terminal

Sync Terminal

Headphone Terminal

Vertical Grip Connector

LAN Terminal

FUNCTIONS

Microphone

Speaker

Compatible Standards

Type

Setting

Supplied Battery

Internal Battery Charge

USB Power Supply

Operating Temperature

Weight (with battery and memory card included)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Body Only
ILCE-7M4
Body Only 
ILCE-7M4

What's In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100, AC adapter, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, USB-A to USB-C cable (USB 3.2)

Lens Mount

  • E-mount

Aspect Ratio

  • 3:2

Number Of Pixels (Effective)

  • Approx. 33.0 megapixels

Number of Pixels (total)

  • Approx. 34.1 megapixels

Sensor Type

  • 35 mm full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor

Anti-Dust System

  • Yes (charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism)

Recording Format

  • JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format compliant)

Image Quality Modes

  • RAW (Compressed / Lossless Compressed / Uncompressed), JPEG (Extra fine / Fine / Standard / Light), HEIF (4:2:0 / 4:2:2) (Extra fine / Fine / Standard / Light), RAW and JPEG, RAW and HEIF

Picture Effect

  • -

Creative Style

  • -

Picture Profile

  • Yes (Off / PP1-PP11) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, S-Cinetone, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset

CREATIVE LOOK

  • ST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, Custom Look (1-6)

SOFT SKIN EFFECT

  • Yes

Dynamic Range Functions

  • Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer

Color Space

  • sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut), Adobe RGB standard and Rec. ITU-R BT.2100 standard (BT.2020 gamut).

14bit RAW

  • Yes

Recording Format

  • XAVC S, XAVC HS

Video Compression

  • XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.265

Audio Recording Format

  • LPCM 2 ch (48 kHz 16 bit), LPCM 2 ch (48 kHz 24 bit), LPCM 4 ch (48 kHz 24 bit), MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2 ch

Color Space

  • Rec. ITU-R BT.2100 standard compatible (BT.2020 gamut)

Picture Effect

  • -

Creative Style

  • -

SOFT SKIN EFFECT

  • Yes

Picture Profile

  • Yes (Off / PP1-PP11) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, S-Cinetone, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset

CREATIVE LOOK

  • ST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, Custom Look (1-6)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC HS 4K)

  • 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps / 30 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S 4K)

  • 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (150 Mbps), 30p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (150 Mbps), 25p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (200 Mbps), 30p (140 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (200 Mbps), 25p (140 Mbps)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S HD)

  • 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 60p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 30p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps), 24p (50 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 50p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (50 Mbps), 30p (50 Mbps), 24p (50 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (50 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I 4K)

  • 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (600 Mbps), 30p (300 Mbps), 24p (240 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (500 Mbps), 25p (250 Mbps)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I HD)

  • 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (222 Mbps), 30p (111 Mbps), 24p (89 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (185 Mbps), 25p (93 Mbps)

Slow and quick motion (shooting frame rate) 

  • NTSC mode: 1 fps, 2 fps, 4 fps, 8 fps, 15 fps, 30 fps, 60 fps, 120 fps, PAL mode: 1 fps, 2 fps, 3 fps, 6 fps, 12 fps, 25 fps, 50 fps, 100 fps

Movie Functions

  • Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Proxy Recording (1280 x 720 [Approx. 6 Mbps], 1920 x 1080 [Approx. 9 Mbps], 1920 x 1080 [Approx. 16 Mbps]), TC/UB, Auto Slow Shutter, Gamma Disp. Assist

VIDEO DATA FORMAT

  • MJPEG, YUV420

VIDEO RESOLUTION

  • 3840 x 2160 (15p / 12.5p) / 1920 x 1080 (60p / 50p / 30p / 25p) / 1280 x 720 (30p / 25p)

AUDIO DATA FORMAT

  • LPCM 2 ch (16 bit 48 kHz)

SIMULTANEOUS INTERNAL RECORDING

  • Yes

Location information Link from smartphone

  • Yes

Media

  • SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), CFexpress Type A memory card

Memory Card Slot

  • SLOT1: Multi slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card / CFexpress Type A card, SLOT2: Slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card

Recording mode on 2 memory cards

  • Simult. Rec, Sort, Auto Switch Media, Copy

Noise Reduction

  • Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 s, High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off

White Balance Modes

  • Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Flash / Underwater / Color Temperature (2,500 to 9,900 K) and color filter / Custom

SHUTTER AWB LOCK 

  • Yes (Shut. Halfway Down / Cont. Shooting / Off)

Focus Type

  • Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)

Focus Sensor

  • Exmor R® CMOS sensor

Focus Point

  • 35 mm full frame: 759 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 713 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 575 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)

Focus Sensitivity Range

  • EV–4 to EV20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

Focus Mode

  • AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus

Focus Area

  • Wide / Zone / Center Fix / Spot / Expand Spot / Tracking

EYE AF

  • [Still images] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal (Right/Left Eye Select) / Bird, [Movie] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal (Right/Left Eye Select) / Bird

Other Features

  • Predictive control, Focus lock, AF Track Sens. (Still), AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity (Movie), AF Transition Speed (Movie), Switch V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist., Circ. of Focus Point, Focus Map (Movie), AF Assist (Movie)

AF Illuminator

  • Yes (with built-in LED type)

AF Illuminator range

  • Approx. 0.3 m–approx. 3.0 m (with FE 28–70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately)

  • Phase-detection

Metering Type

  • 1200-zone evaluative metering

Metering Sensor

  • Exmor R® CMOS sensor

Metering Sensitivity

  • EV-3 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

Metering Mode

  • Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot (Standard / Large), Entire Screen Avg., Highlight

Exposure Compensation

  • +/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)

Exposure Bracketing

  • Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. (Ambient light, Flash light)

AE Lock

  • Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)

Exposure Modes

  • [Still images] Intelligent Auto (Auto) / Program Auto (P) / Aperture Priority (A) / Shutter Priority (S) / Manual Exposure (M), [Movie] Intelligent Auto (Auto) / Program Auto (P) / Aperture Priority (A) / Shutter Priority (S) / Manual Exposure (M) / Flexible Exp. Mode, [Slow & Quick Motion] Intelligent Auto (Auto) / Program Auto (P) / Aperture Priority (A) / Shutter Priority (S) / Manual Exposure (M) / Flexible Exp. Mode

ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

  • Still images: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers from 50 to 204800 can be set as expanded ISO), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to 102400 can be set as expanded ISO), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

Anti-Flicker Shoot.

  • Yes

Scene Selection

  • -

Viewfinder Type

  • 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (Quad-VGA OLED)

Number of Dots

  • 3 686 400 dots

Field Coverage

  • 100%

Magnification

  • Approx. 0.78x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, –1 m-1)

Diopter Adjustment

  • –4.0 to +3.0 m-1

Eye Point

  • Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at –1 m-1 (CIPA standard)

DISPLAY FUNCTION

  • Histogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, Emphasized display during REC

Finder Frame Rate Selection

  • STD 60 fps / HI 120 fps

Monitor Type

  • 7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT

Number of Dots

  • 1 036 800 dots

Touch Panel

  • Yes

Brightness Control

  • Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode

Adjustable Angle

  • Opening Angle: Approx. 176 °., Rotation Angle: Approx. 270 °.

Focus Magnifier

  • Yes, Focus Magnifier (35 mm full frame: 5.5x / 11.0x, APS-C: 3.7x / 7.3x)

PlayMemories Camera Apps™

  • -

Clear Image Zoom

  • Still images: Approx. 2x, Movies: Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)

Face Detection

  • Modes: Face/Eye Priority in AF, Face Priority in Multi Metering, Regist. Faces Priority

Self-Portrait Self-Timer

  • -

Others

  • -

Type

  • Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Shutter Type

  • Mechanical shutter / Electronic shutter

Shutter Speed

  • Still images: 1/8000 to 30 s, Bulb, Movies (NTSC mode): 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode), Movies (PAL mode): 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto slow shutter mode)

Flash Sync. Speed

  • 1/250 s (35 mm full frame), 1/320 s (APS-C)

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

  • Yes (ON/OFF)

Silent Shooting

  • Yes (ON/OFF)

Type

  • Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (compensation depends on lens specifications)

Compensation Effect

  • 5.5 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50 mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)

Control

  • Pre-flash TTL

Flash Compensation

  • +/-3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

Flash Modes

  • Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Hi-speed sync.

Recycling Time

  • -

External Flash Compatibility

  • Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe

FE Level Lock

  • Yes

Wireless Control

  • Yes (Light signal: Available with Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync. / Radio signal: Available with Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync.)

Drive Modes

  • Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket

Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)

  • Continuous shooting: Hi+: 10 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps

No. of recordable frames (approx.)

  • JPEG Extra fine L: over 1,000 frames, JPEG Fine L: over 1,000 frames, JPEG Standard L: over 1,000 frames, RAW: over 1,000 frames, RAW and JPEG: over 1,000 frames, RAW (Lossless Compressed): over 1,000 frames, RAW (Lossless Compressed) and JPEG: over 1,000 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): over 1,000 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) and JPEG: 828 frames

Self-Timer

  • 10 s delay / 5 s delay / 2 s delay / Continuous self-time / Bracketing self-timer

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting

  • -

Photo Capture

  • Yes

PC Interface

  • Mass-storage / MTP

Multi/micro USB terminal

  • Yes

Bluetooth®

  • Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))

Multi Interface Shoe

  • Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)

Mic Terminal

  • Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

Sync Terminal

  • -

Headphone Terminal

  • Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

Vertical Grip Connector

  • Yes

LAN Terminal

  • -

FUNCTIONS

  • FTP Transfer Func. (Wired LAN [USB-LAN], USB Tethering, Wi-Fi), View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, PC Remote, BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD

Microphone

  • Built-in, stereo

Speaker

  • Built-in, monaural

Compatible Standards

  • Exif Print, Print Image Matching III

Type

  • Custom key settings, My Menu, My Dial Settings, Reg Cust Shoot Set, Programmable Setting (Body 9 sets / memory card 12 sets)

Setting

  • Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion, Breathing (Movie)

Supplied Battery

  • One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100

Internal Battery Charge

  • Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)

USB Power Supply

  • Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)

Operating Temperature

  • 0–40 ℃ (32–104 °F)

Weight (with battery and memory card included)

  • Approx. 1 lb 7.3 oz (approx. 658 g)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • Approx. 131.3 mm x 96.4 mm x 79.8 mm, approx. 131.3 mm x 96.4 mm x 69.7 mm (From grip to monitor) (approx. 5.25 x 3.88 x 3.25 in, approx. 5.25 x 3.88 x 2.75 in [From grip to monitor])
Body + 28–70 mm Zoom Lens
ILCE-7M4K
Body + 28–70 mm Zoom Lens 
ILCE-7M4K

What's In The Box

  • SEL2870, Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100, AC adapter, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, USB-A to USB-C cable (USB 3.2), Lens hood, Lens cap, Lens rear cap

Lens Mount

  • E-mount

Aspect Ratio

  • 3:2

Number Of Pixels (Effective)

  • Approx. 33.0 megapixels

Number of Pixels (total)

  • Approx. 34.1 megapixels

Sensor Type

  • 35 mm full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor

Anti-Dust System

  • Yes (charge protection coating on optical filter and image sensor shift mechanism)

Recording Format

  • JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format compliant)

Image Quality Modes

  • RAW (Compressed / Lossless Compressed / Uncompressed), JPEG (Extra fine / Fine / Standard / Light), HEIF (4:2:0 / 4:2:2) (Extra fine / Fine / Standard / Light), RAW and JPEG, RAW and HEIF

Picture Effect

  • -

Creative Style

  • -

Picture Profile

  • Yes (Off / PP1-PP11) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, S-Cinetone, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset

CREATIVE LOOK

  • ST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, Custom Look (1-6)

SOFT SKIN EFFECT

  • Yes

Dynamic Range Functions

  • Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer

Color Space

  • sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut), Adobe RGB standard and Rec. ITU-R BT.2100 standard (BT.2020 gamut).

14bit RAW

  • Yes

Recording Format

  • XAVC S, XAVC HS

Video Compression

  • XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.265

Audio Recording Format

  • LPCM 2 ch (48 kHz 16 bit), LPCM 2 ch (48 kHz 24 bit), LPCM 4 ch (48 kHz 24 bit), MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2 ch

Color Space

  • Rec. ITU-R BT.2100 standard compatible (BT.2020 gamut)

Picture Effect

  • -

Creative Style

  • -

SOFT SKIN EFFECT

  • Yes

Picture Profile

  • Yes (Off / PP1-PP11) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, S-Cinetone, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset

CREATIVE LOOK

  • ST, PT, NT, VV, VV2, FL, IN, SH, BW, SE, Custom Look (1-6)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC HS 4K)

  • 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps / 30 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S 4K)

  • 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (150 Mbps), 30p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (150 Mbps), 25p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (200 Mbps), 30p (140 Mbps), 24p (100 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (200 Mbps), 25p (140 Mbps)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S HD)

  • 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 120p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 60p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 30p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps), 24p (50 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 100p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 50p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (50 Mbps), 30p (50 Mbps), 24p (50 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (50 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I 4K)

  • 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (600 Mbps), 30p (300 Mbps), 24p (240 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (500 Mbps), 25p (250 Mbps)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S-I HD)

  • 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, NTSC) (Approx.): 60p (222 Mbps), 30p (111 Mbps), 24p (89 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10 bit, PAL) (Approx.): 50p (185 Mbps), 25p (93 Mbps)

Slow and quick motion (shooting frame rate) 

  • NTSC mode: 1 fps, 2 fps, 4 fps, 8 fps, 15 fps, 30 fps, 60 fps, 120 fps, PAL mode: 1 fps, 2 fps, 3 fps, 6 fps, 12 fps, 25 fps, 50 fps, 100 fps

Movie Functions

  • Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Proxy Recording (1280 x 720 [Approx. 6 Mbps], 1920 x 1080 [Approx. 9 Mbps], 1920 x 1080 [Approx. 16 Mbps]), TC/UB, Auto Slow Shutter, Gamma Disp. Assist

VIDEO DATA FORMAT

  • MJPEG, YUV420

VIDEO RESOLUTION

  • 3840 x 2160 (15p / 12.5p) / 1920 x 1080 (60p / 50p / 30p / 25p) / 1280 x 720 (30p / 25p)

AUDIO DATA FORMAT

  • LPCM 2 ch (16 bit 48 kHz)

SIMULTANEOUS INTERNAL RECORDING

  • Yes

Location information Link from smartphone

  • Yes

Media

  • SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant), CFexpress Type A memory card

Memory Card Slot

  • SLOT1: Multi slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card / CFexpress Type A card, SLOT2: Slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card

Recording mode on 2 memory cards

  • Simult. Rec, Sort, Auto Switch Media, Copy

Noise Reduction

  • Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 s, High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off

White Balance Modes

  • Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Flash / Underwater / Color Temperature (2,500 to 9,900 K) and color filter / Custom

SHUTTER AWB LOCK 

  • Yes (Shut. Halfway Down / Cont. Shooting / Off)

Focus Type

  • Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)

Focus Sensor

  • Exmor R® CMOS sensor

Focus Point

  • 35 mm full frame: 759 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 713 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 575 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)

Focus Sensitivity Range

  • EV–4 to EV20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

Focus Mode

  • AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus

Focus Area

  • Wide / Zone / Center Fix / Spot / Expand Spot / Tracking

EYE AF

  • [Still images] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal (Right/Left Eye Select) / Bird, [Movie] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal (Right/Left Eye Select) / Bird

Other Features

  • Predictive control, Focus lock, AF Track Sens. (Still), AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity (Movie), AF Transition Speed (Movie), Switch V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist., Circ. of Focus Point, Focus Map (Movie), AF Assist (Movie)

AF Illuminator

  • Yes (with built-in LED type)

AF Illuminator range

  • Approx. 0.3 m–approx. 3.0 m (with FE 28–70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately)

  • Phase-detection

Metering Type

  • 1200-zone evaluative metering

Metering Sensor

  • Exmor R® CMOS sensor

Metering Sensitivity

  • EV-3 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

Metering Mode

  • Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot (Standard / Large), Entire Screen Avg., Highlight

Exposure Compensation

  • +/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)

Exposure Bracketing

  • Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. (Ambient light, Flash light)

AE Lock

  • Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Available with AE lock button. (On/Off/Auto)

Exposure Modes

  • [Still images] Intelligent Auto (Auto) / Program Auto (P) / Aperture Priority (A) / Shutter Priority (S) / Manual Exposure (M), [Movie] Intelligent Auto (Auto) / Program Auto (P) / Aperture Priority (A) / Shutter Priority (S) / Manual Exposure (M) / Flexible Exp. Mode, [Slow & Quick Motion] Intelligent Auto (Auto) / Program Auto (P) / Aperture Priority (A) / Shutter Priority (S) / Manual Exposure (M) / Flexible Exp. Mode

ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

  • Still images: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers from 50 to 204800 can be set as expanded ISO), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to 102400 can be set as expanded ISO), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

Anti-Flicker Shoot.

  • Yes

Scene Selection

  • -

Viewfinder Type

  • 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (Quad-VGA OLED)

Number of Dots

  • 3 686 400 dots

Field Coverage

  • 100%

Magnification

  • Approx. 0.78x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, –1 m-1)

Diopter Adjustment

  • –4.0 to +3.0 m-1

Eye Point

  • Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at –1 m-1 (CIPA standard)

DISPLAY FUNCTION

  • Histogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, Emphasized display during REC

Finder Frame Rate Selection

  • STD 60 fps / HI 120 fps

Monitor Type

  • 7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT

Number of Dots

  • 1 036 800 dots

Touch Panel

  • Yes

Brightness Control

  • Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode

Adjustable Angle

  • Opening Angle: Approx. 176 °., Rotation Angle: Approx. 270 °.

Focus Magnifier

  • Yes, Focus Magnifier (35 mm full frame: 5.5x / 11.0x, APS-C: 3.7x / 7.3x)

PlayMemories Camera Apps™

  • -

Clear Image Zoom

  • Still images: Approx. 2x, Movies: Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)

Face Detection

  • Modes: Face/Eye Priority in AF, Face Priority in Multi Metering, Regist. Faces Priority

Self-Portrait Self-Timer

  • -

Others

  • -

Type

  • Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Shutter Type

  • Mechanical shutter / Electronic shutter

Shutter Speed

  • Still images: 1/8000 to 30 s, Bulb, Movies (NTSC mode): 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode), Movies (PAL mode): 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto slow shutter mode)

Flash Sync. Speed

  • 1/250 s (35 mm full frame), 1/320 s (APS-C)

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

  • Yes (ON/OFF)

Silent Shooting

  • Yes (ON/OFF)

Type

  • Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (compensation depends on lens specifications)

Compensation Effect

  • 5.5 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Planar T* FE 50 mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)

Control

  • Pre-flash TTL

Flash Compensation

  • +/-3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

Flash Modes

  • Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Hi-speed sync.

Recycling Time

  • -

External Flash Compatibility

  • Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe

FE Level Lock

  • Yes

Wireless Control

  • Yes (Light signal: Available with Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync. / Radio signal: Available with Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync.)

Drive Modes

  • Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket

Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)

  • Continuous shooting: Hi+: 10 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps

No. of recordable frames (approx.)

  • JPEG Extra fine L: over 1,000 frames, JPEG Fine L: over 1,000 frames, JPEG Standard L: over 1,000 frames, RAW: over 1,000 frames, RAW and JPEG: over 1,000 frames, RAW (Lossless Compressed): over 1,000 frames, RAW (Lossless Compressed) and JPEG: over 1,000 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): over 1,000 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) and JPEG: 828 frames

Self-Timer

  • 10 s delay / 5 s delay / 2 s delay / Continuous self-time / Bracketing self-timer

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting

  • -

Photo Capture

  • Yes

PC Interface

  • Mass-storage / MTP

Multi/micro USB terminal

  • Yes

Bluetooth®

  • Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))

Multi Interface Shoe

  • Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)

Mic Terminal

  • Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

Sync Terminal

  • -

Headphone Terminal

  • Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

Vertical Grip Connector

  • Yes

LAN Terminal

  • -

FUNCTIONS

  • FTP Transfer Func. (Wired LAN [USB-LAN], USB Tethering, Wi-Fi), View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, PC Remote, BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD

Microphone

  • Built-in, stereo

Speaker

  • Built-in, monaural

Compatible Standards

  • Exif Print, Print Image Matching III

Type

  • Custom key settings, My Menu, My Dial Settings, Reg Cust Shoot Set, Programmable Setting (Body 9 sets / memory card 12 sets)

Setting

  • Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion, Breathing (Movie)

Supplied Battery

  • One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100

Internal Battery Charge

  • Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)

USB Power Supply

  • Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)

Operating Temperature

  • 0–40 ℃ (32–104 °F)

Weight (with battery and memory card included)

  • Approx. 1 lb 7.3 oz (approx. 658 g)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • Approx. 131.3 mm x 96.4 mm x 79.8 mm, approx. 131.3 mm x 96.4 mm x 69.7 mm (From grip to monitor) (approx. 5.25 x 3.88 x 3.25 in, approx. 5.25 x 3.88 x 2.75 in [From grip to monitor])

Features

A photo of the Exmor R CMOS image sensor

Newly developed 33.0‑MP back-illuminated CMOS image sensor

The full-frame Exmor R™ CMOS sensor delivers outstanding speed and superb image quality. The use of copper wiring contributes to higher transmission speeds and faster AD conversion, while fast sensor readout enables 10-bit 4:2:2 4K recording at up to 60p. The sensor also provides improved color reproducibility, low-noise performance at all sensitivities, 15-stop dynamic range on stills, and increased AF precision and focal stability. 

The BIONZ XR image processing engine

BIONZ XR™ image processor for up to 8x processing speed

The BIONZ XR engine, also used in the flagship α1 and α7S III models, provides up to an 8x increase in processing speed. The engine concentrates real-time processing of AF, image recognition, and image quality adjustment to minimize processing latency, for greatly increased movie and still processing power. User interface, network, and file management processing is distributed in order to deliver fast response regardless of real-time processing load. 

A sample image illustrating low noise in a dimly lit setting

Beautiful image rendering with low noise

Visible benefits of the powerful new 33.0‑MP sensor and engine go beyond mere numbers. They include soft, natural-looking human skin textures, a stunning level of detail in landscapes and scenery, and better color reproduction, with higher subjective resolution resulting from improved algorithms. The standard sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200 is expandable to ISO 50-204800 for stills and ISO 100-102400 for movies, with low-noise performance throughout.

A photo with beautiful 10-bit color depth

Smoother gradation rendering with 10-bit HEIF recording

The α7 IV offers HEIF (High Efficiency Image File) still-image encoding, in addition to conventional RAW and JPEG. Smooth 10-bit gradations provide more realistic reproduction of skies and portrait subjects, and the use of 10-bit depth minimizes degradation of image quality when editing. HEIF still images recorded in HLG mode can be played back on a compatible BRAVIA 4K TV via an HDMI connection to display images with an extraordinarily wide dynamic range. 

A portrait of a woman showing the beautiful color reproduction of 10-bit 4:2:2 recording

4K 60p recording, 4:2:2 10-bit recording 

The α7 IV gives you an impressive range of video recording options. Full pixel readout without binning allows 4K 60p recording, and when recording 4K movies at 30p, full-frame 7K oversampling produces high-resolution, highly detailed 4K. 10-bit 4:2:2 video can be recorded internally, allowing fuller, more natural gradations and greater editing freedom. The XAVC HS™ file format provides roughly twice the coding efficiency of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264. 

Four images showing four different color tones, each made using the Creative Look feature

Set the mood, in-camera, with Creative Look

Broaden your creative palette with a selection of ten Creative Look presets. You can easily impart a particular mood in your still images, movies, and live streaming, and all preset selections are available in-camera without post-editing, so you can share your vision immediately after shooting. 

A still image from a video shot with S-Cinetone

Beautiful color expression made simple, with S-Cinetone™ 

The α7 IV supports S-Cinetone, based on expertise gained through development of the VENICE CineAlta camera. This look is responsible for the beautiful skin tones for which Cinema Line cameras like the FX9, FX6, and FX3 are widely acclaimed. It delivers natural mid-tones for healthy-looking skin color, plus soft colors and gorgeous highlights. Because it's in-camera, it's easy to create a more expressive look for your movie imagery without post-editing.

A beautifully expressive photo illustrating the wide dynamic range available with S-Log3

S-Log for color matching with professional video equipment

The α7 IV provides S-Log2 and S-Log3 gamma curves, with the latter allowing capture of 15+ stops of dynamic range. The S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine color gamut settings make it easy to match α7 IV footage with footage from VENICE digital cinema cameras or Cinema Line cameras like the FX6 and FX3. The native sensitivity when shooting S-Log is ISO 800, and it can be lowered by as much as two stops (ISO 200-640) below the standard range to achieve extra-low noise.

A still image from a video shot with Soft Skin Effect, "Mid" setting

Soft Skin Effect for bright and beautiful skin appearance

The built-in Soft Skin Effect makes skin look more beautiful, softening wrinkles, blemishes, and dull patches while preserving liveliness in eye and mouth areas. Complementing the capabilities of the full-frame sensor, this feature can add appeal to live-streamed sessions, as well as enhancing still shots and movies. Four level settings are available, so you can adjust the degree of the effect as you wish. 

An illustration showing five-axis image stabilization

Optical 5-axis in-body image stabilization for 5.5-step compensation 

The α7 IV's high-precision stabilization unit and gyro sensors work with stabilization algorithms to achieve up to 5.5 steps of shutter-speed compensation, to maximize the performance of the camera's 33.0‑MP sensor. This in-body stabilization allows effective use with a wide range of lenses. The live monitor view shows the stabilized still image while the shutter button is half-pressed, an especially helpful feature when using a telephoto or macro lens, and it can be used in conjunction with the MF Assist and Focus Magnifier features.

A photo of a video creator shooting with in-camera Active Mode image stabilization, with no equipment other than the camera

Hand-held movie shooting with Active Mode

Active Mode uses the camera's stabilization unit, gyro sensors, and sophisticated algorithms for highly effective in-camera optical image stabilization during movie shoots. The powerful processing engine precisely detects the required amount of compensation for smooth stabilization in all formats, including 4K, without compromising the α7 IV's compact size and mobility. And, because the gyro data is also recorded alongside the video, even more effective post-production stabilization can be applied for ultra-smooth shots using Catalyst Browse/Prepare software

Ten continuous-shot photos of a person engaging in a fast-moving sports activity

Buffer memory supports continuous shooting and recording

Both the mechanical and electronic shutters allow continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with AF/AE tracking. The latest powerful processing engine and increased buffer memory allow faster writing to memory cards, so you can shoot more than 800 uncompressed RAW+JPEG frames (more than 1,600 altogether), or more than 1,000 compressed RAW+JPEG frames (more than 2,000 altogether, up to a full memory card). Increased processing power also allows you to change menu settings even while data is being written to the memory card. 

A photo of a person engaging in a fast-moving sport, superimposed with AF points covering almost the entire image area

Fast Hybrid AF with improved speed, precision, and tracking 

Using a combination of phase-detection AF and contrast-detection AF, Fast Hybrid AF focuses precisely, even on small subjects or on people posed in front of a night-time background. A wide, dense AF area covers roughly 94% of the image area for both still and movie shooting with 759 phase-detection points, while the contrast-detection AF system uses 425 points. This vast collection of data is analyzed in real time by the latest powerful processing engine to achieve the AF system's impressive results. 

A photo illustrating the use of Real-time Eye AF, with an AF frame showing focus on the subject's eye

AI-based Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking

The superior processing power of the BIONZ XR engine has led to improvements in both Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking features. Improved face detection translates into 30% better eye-detection accuracy, while faster image processing yields higher accuracy when the subject is looking up, down, or sideways. Real-time Tracking allows you to select your subject and then leave tracking to the camera, relying on the latest subject recognition algorithm and high-speed analysis of spatial data by the processing engine.

A photo illustrating the use of Real-time Eye AF for birds, with focus on the subject bird's eye

Bird mode for Real-time Eye AF, now available in movies

The Real-time Eye AF function is now capable of detecting the eyes of birds and tracking them in real time, for both still shots and movies. The BIONZ XR engine runs optimized AF and tracking algorithms to ensure uninterrupted tracking even for birds in flight, whose movement is hard to predict. Once you've selected a bird, the camera will automatically detect and precisely track that bird's eye, whether the bird is perched or in flight.

Photo of a person holding the camera and using its buttons

AF control through touch operation

Touch Tracking lets you select a subject to track simply by touching the LCD screen, even while using the viewfinder, for more intuitive AF control for both still shots and movies. Easier focus operation is particularly helpful when you're shooting movies alone or using a gimbal, allowing you to concentrate on composing your shots. 

A photo of a movie creator comfortably using the autofocus feature

AF Assist for seamless transitions to manual focus

The AF Assist function, inherited from the Cinema Line FX6, lets you seamlessly switch to and from manual focus during movie shoots. When this feature has been turned on, rotating the focus ring temporarily switches operation from autofocus to manual focus to allow you to deliberately shift your focus to a different subject.

An illustration of the Focus Map feature, showing out-of-focus areas as warm or cool colors

Visualize depth of field during movie shoots with Focus Map

The new Focus Map overlays focus information onto a live real-time display to show which areas are in or out of focus. Being able to clearly visualize depth of field in this way makes it easier to quickly set up your ideal focus point and depth of field during rehearsal. As a result, you can use the camera's excellent video definition and fast lenses to create impressive shots with shallow depth of field. 

Picture of α7 IV full-frame hybrid camera

Breathing Compensation for consistent angle of view when focusing 

For the first time in the α series, the α7 IV provides compensation for focus breathing. Focus breathing is any change in a lens's angle of view that corresponds to changes in focus. Sony's original Clear Image Zoom technology is used to automatically maintain a consistent angle of view, for more movie-like focus transitions. This feature can be used in conjunction with Active Mode image stabilization to shoot stable, consistent imagery.

Photos of the Still/Movie/S&Q dial on top of the camera

Still/Movie/S&Q dial for quick access to hybrid capabilities

Befitting the α7 IV's status as a true hybrid camera, it comes equipped with a dedicated Still/Movie/S&Q dial to instantly switch between movies and stills. The dial switches the menus, functions, and custom settings of various controls between still and movie mode, and settings such as aperture and shutter speed are also maintained separately for stills and movies. S&Q mode can also be selected, for fast access to slow-motion or quick-motion shooting. 

Left: The menu display for still photos; right: the Rear dial R

The latest mode-specific menus and customizable Rear dial R

The α7 IV's menus are specific to either stills or movies, and for easier navigation menus are configured to show three levels of hierarchy at once. Separate functions for stills and for movies can be assigned to various buttons and dials, including the new, freely customizable Rear dial R. With controls tailored to whichever shooting mode you are currently using, the flexible access provided by the Rear dial R contributes to greatly enhanced still- and movie-shooting efficiency. 

A photo of the vari-angle Liquid Crystal Display

Vari-angle LCD monitor for greater freedom when shooting

The large, side-opening 3.0-type 1.03-megadot touch-panel LCD monitor offers ample brightness for clear viewing in outdoor settings, and its 3:2 aspect ratio makes efficient use of the display area. The vari-angle mechanism allows flexible positioning and framing for handheld shots, gimbal-mounted or documentary-style self-shooting, or very low ground-level shots. 

Close-up photo of the camera's viewfinder

3.68‑megadot high-definition Quad-VGA OLED viewfinder

The α7 IV's Quad-VGA OLED viewfinder provides roughly 1.6 times the resolution of the α7 III viewfinder, with a 37.3 ° FOV and a 23‑mm high eyepoint. With high resolution, improved electronic viewfinder image quality, and fogging and dust resistance (including significantly improved internal fogging resistance relative to the α7 III), it is designed for clear and comfortable viewing in a wide range of shooting environments. 

A photo of a person holding the Alpha 7 IV and a smartphone in order to share still photos or movies immediately after shooting

Communication features for easy sharing and distribution 

The α7 IV is equipped with robust wired and wireless communication features for more comfortable sharing and distribution. In-body wireless LAN uses a 5‑GHz band in addition to the 2.4‑GHz band, for fast data transfer. Background FTP transfer of files can be set to occur automatically while shooting continues, and a USB Type-C® connector supports fast SuperSpeed USB 10‑Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2) data transfer.

A photo of a person live-streaming with the Alpha 7 IV

Instant real-time live streaming via USB connection 

Live streaming is as easy as connecting to a computer through a USB connection, and you can choose from four different output formats, including high-resolution 4K video. You can select whichever configuration is best for current network conditions and the devices used, and simultaneous internal recording is also available, giving you broad flexibility to cover a wide variety of needs. 

A photo of USB Power Delivery in operation

High-capacity Z batteries and USB Power Delivery 

The α7 IV relies on a high-capacity Z battery (NP-FZ100), along with external power options that include USB power supplies and AC adapters. Battery drain can be minimized by adding a high-capacity mobile battery for outdoor shooting. A USB charger or mobile battery that supports USB PD can be connected to the camera's USB Type-C® port, for extended recording. 

An illustration of the sigma-shaped heat-dissipation unit, showing the path of heat dissipation

Heat management

To allow extended continuous recording, efficient heat dissipation is provided by Sony's proprietary Σ (sigma)-shaped thermal mounting. The mounting, which is also used on flagship models, is constructed from a graphite material with excellent thermal conduction properties. This structure allows the image sensor, a major source of heat inside the camera body, to move freely during image stabilization while heat is efficiently dissipated.

Photos of dual card slots and sample memory cards

Dual media slots, with CFexpress Type A support

Dual media slots allow you to continue shooting even if one memory card fills up. One of the slots supports high-performance CFexpress Type A cards, and both slots support UHS-I and UHS-II SDXC/SDHC cards. With their fast write speeds, CFexpress Type A cards are particularly suited to high-speed continuous still shooting, as well as high-resolution, high-bitrate 4K movie recording.

Wire illustration of dust- and moisture-proof structure

Reliable, robust engineering

We have improved the dust and moisture resistance of the α7 IV to provide outstanding reliability, even in challenging outdoor shooting environments. Design refinements include more sealing at body seams and the battery compartment cover (compared to the α7 III), a redesigned lens lock button, and extra cushioning around the mount. A lightweight, high-rigidity magnesium alloy used for the camera's top cover, front cover, and internal frame provides excellent durability.  

The "Road to Zero" logo

Consideration for the environment and resource conservation 

Sony's "Road to Zero" environmental plan was launched in 2010 with the ultimate goal of achieving a zero environmental footprint. Currently, nearly all plastic packaging materials for the α7 IV are recycled. Recyclable materials are also used for camera bodies whenever possible, reducing environmental burden without compromising functionality. While retaining state-of-the-art performance, we aim to further reduce energy and resource consumption to reduce the burden on the environment.  

Learn more about Road to Zero

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Imaging Edge Desktop™ / Imaging Edge Mobile™

Expand your creative horizons with Imaging Edge Desktop and Imaging Edge Mobile. The Imaging Edge Desktop PC application lets you control and monitor shoots directly from your PC screen, preview photos, and develop RAW/HEIF data into high-quality photos for delivery. Imaging Edge Mobile applications use the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® functionality of the α7 IV to provide a wide variety of convenient shooting and sharing functions. 

Learn more about Imaging Edge Desktop