α7R IV

Another Milestone

Virtuoso expression. Sony's full-frame mirrorless α7R IV reveals ever more overwhelming photographic vision, with expressive prowess once expected only in medium-format cameras and overpowering high speed in a compact body. See how its enhanced rigidity and connectivity raise your productivity.

Ever more inspiring

Enter a whole new world of photographic expression with incomparable image quality and processing speed. A powerful new choice joins the α7R series with ever more advanced connectivity and enhanced reliability demanded by pros.

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Superb resolution and gradation
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Agile and responsive
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Striking portraits, smart workflow
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Envision the unseen
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Ingenious operability and reliability
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Movie shooting mastery
Incomparable rendering
Unimagined subtlety

61.0-megapixel full-frame Exmor R™ CMOS sensor combined with BIONZ X™ imaging engine delivers unprecedented resolution, fine gradation and low noise to open entirely new dimensions of detail just as pro photographers expect. The α7R IV captures the mood of each scene and the texture of aimed subjects.

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61.0 MP full-frame, back-illuminated CMOS sensor

The newly developed Exmor R CMOS image sensor boasts incomparable high resolution. Back-illuminated design exhibits high sensitivity and low noise, despite extremely high pixel count of 61.0 MP.

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The latest image processing engine

The latest BIONZ X image processing engine works in tandem with front-end LSI to maximize high-resolution sensor performance while achieving up to 15-stop dynamic range at low ISO sensitivity.

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Wide standard ISO 100-32000 range

Regardless of increased pixels, the α7R IV delivers the highest standard ISO 32000 and reduces noise in the low- and mid-sensitivity ranges, achieving high-quality imagery.

Factors maximizing superb resolution

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In-body 5-axis image stabilization

The in-body 5-axis image stabilizer algorithm is optimized to maximize high-resolution 61.0-megapixel image sensor performance. This fully supports your handheld shooting for reliability as effective as 5.5-stop higher shutter speed.

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Shoot in absolute silence

Silent shooting not only provides a useful advantage in venues where quiet is required but avoids vibration that can cause camera-shake blur. Vibration-free shutter maximizes extremely high α7R IV resolution for crisp clear images.

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Blur reducing structure

A re-examined and redesigned mechanism infixes the shutter unit to suppress subtle camera shake and an enhanced image stabilizer algorithm effectively reduces image blur. Overall, the camera's high resolution is successfully maintained.

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Shake-free remote shutter release

Remote camera operation using optional wireless remote controller (RMT-P1BT) allows you to shoot effective stills while avoiding camera shake caused by pressing the shutter release. This maximizes the image sensor's high resolution.

[1] Ultra-XGA OLED Tru-Finder [2] Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder

5.76-million-dot UXGA OLED Tru-Finder

This 5.76-million-dot electronic viewfinder reproduces fine detail with approximately 1.6 times higher resolution than α7R III. You can select "High" quality mode for high-precision yet natural realism while suppressing moiré and jaggies for better concentration. Smoother image with 120/100fps frame rate makes it easy to track moving subjects.

Striking response
The highest-level burst speed in its class

Regardless of remarkable image resolution, the α7R IV maintains its shooting speed of up to 10fps with a mechanical shutter (up to 8fps in live-view continuous shooting mode). This allows you to capture decisive moments—such as motion of wild animals—with subtle details made possible only by the 61.0 MP high-resolution imaging capability.

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Useful 26.2 MP with APS-C cropping

Thanks to extraordinary image resolution, you can still maintain remarkable high-resolution images as approximately 26.2 megapixels even after cropping a full-frame image down to APS-C size. This means the α7R IV can help you proactively utilize 61.0-megapixel full-frame shooting, for example, in bird photography that tends to require cropping editing to magnify captured images.

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Wide AF coverage

New image sensor supplies wide and high-density AF coverage with 567 phase-detection AF points (approx. 99.7% height and 74.0% width). 425-point contrast-detection AF supports precision focusing.

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Fast AF despite higher resolution

Thanks to responsive, enhanced Fast Hybrid AF, despite its large data handling, the α7R IV delivers swift AF even under dim lighting conditions, with remarkable ability to capture an aimed subject.

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Steadfast AF tracking further improved

Increased AF points, widened coverage of AF sensor and improved AF algorithm have further enhanced subject-tracking performance for consistent shooting, even of complex or sudden movements.

4D FOCUS
See more about Sony's AF
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High-precision AF in underlit conditions

Advanced AF algorithms contribute to AF precision at light levels as low as EV-3. The Focus Priority in Aperture Drive option is for more accurate focusing in dim lighting and when aperture is stopped down.

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Shoot up to 68 images continuously

Because the buffer memory size is 1.5 times larger, the camera maintains a burst shooting speed of up to approx. 68 images. With the APS-C shooting mode, you can shoot approximately three times more photos than with the full-frame shooting mode.

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Dual media slots, both supporting UHS-II

Both SLOT 1 and SLOT 2 are compatible with UHS-I and UHS-II for fast mass-volume data writing. The α7R IV can simultaneously or relay record, separate RAW/JPEG data and stills/movies and copy data between cards.

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Extend shooting to professional length

The α7R IV uses a high-capacity NP-FZ100 battery. For longer hours of shooting, combine this with an optional VG-C4EM Vertical Grip holding up to two NP-FZ100 batteries, which allows you to shoot two times more shots than with α7R IV.

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Real-time Eye AF with animal eye tracking for more success

Thanks to an improved algorithm, the α7R IV now supports animal eye in addition to human eye tracking, allowing fast, precise, automatic detection and tracking. This animal eye support will greatly increase your success in capturing images of animals in the wild or favorite pets at home when an obstacle comes into view or the camera's horizontal/vertical orientation often changes.

Maximized productivity in professional portrait shooting
Real-time Eye AF: Evolution of portraiture

Real-time Eye AF represents the evolution of portrait shooting. This AI-aided technology allows immediate, accurate eye detection and tracking for crisp, clear focus on the subject's face, even when capturing a fast-moving model in a photo session. The photographer can concentrate on composition—for a smoother workflow that pros can count on.

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Instant focusing on an eye

When Face/Eye Priority in AF is on, simply half-press the shutter, press the AF-ON button, or press an assigned custom button. The camera takes care of focusing on a subject eye.

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Right/left eye selection to meet your needs

Now you can even select a specific eye—left or right—before or during shooting via a custom button. Eye selection allows you to focus on composition, lighting, and other details.

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Works with Real-time Tracking for eye-catching portraits

You can combine the use of Real-time Eye AF with Real-time Tracking, which responds to dynamic subject motion. This teamwork enables tracking accuracy for comfortable portrait shooting.

More efficient workflow

Wireless and wired connective solutions for demanding pros

The α7R IV supports various options for PC Remote functions and means of data transfer including 5 GHz Wi-Fi. Take full advantage of more choice and convenience in remote shooting operation and data backup.

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Wireless tethered shooting for flexible setting

Use PC Remote to control the α7R IV or transfer data to PC via Imaging Edge™ 'Remote' software application (ver. 2.0 or later). Faster 5 GHz Wi-Fi option is available for more shooting flexibility.

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Even faster PC Remote with wired connection via USB

Use SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible USB Type-C® port for faster transfer with new algorithm for wired PC Remote shooting. Transfer large uncompressed RAW images smoothly without workflow interruption.

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Support for FTP background transfer

To meet pro needs for prompt delivery, the α7R IV supports FTP background transfer during and after shooting for JPEG and RAW file delivery. Up to nine FTP servers can be assigned in advance.

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For full-scale flash photography

Release time lag is minimized for smooth, responsive flash photography, with continuous flash shooting at up to 10fps. Select slow sync or rear curtain sync with wireless off-camera flash for enhanced versatility.

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Standard sync terminal

A standard sync terminal enables convenient synchronization with studio flash units and other external lighting equipment to establish desired lighting setting in studio photography.

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Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit desktop apps

Elevate your photography with the Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use Remote to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen, Viewer to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries, and Edit to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery.

'Tactile' realism
A different dimension of fidelity

Now supports compositing 16 images with Pixel Shift Multi Shooting

This renewed feature shifts the sensor in half or one pixel increments in a programmed order to capture 16 pixel-shifted images, composited into one high-precision image of approx. 240.8 MP from original data of approx. 963.2 MP (equivalent). Still images of architecture and art, etc. are reproduced in true-to-life detail, texture, color, mood, setting and 3D-like realism, with breathtaking fidelity.

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[1] Normal single image (enlarged by 200%)
[2] Composited image with Pixel Shift Multi Shooting 16 shots (100%)

Built for professionals
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Save/Load Setting

The newly added Save/Load Settings function allows you to save camera settings in SD memory card and read these from the card, for convenient sharing with other cameras as needed.

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Efficient image selection

Apply star ratings and image protection via the review playback display right on the spot. Jumping display at every 10/100 photos and group review of continuous shots are added conveniences.

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Improved menu interface

Illustration of custom key settings on the menu screen makes it easier to understand usage. In addition, you can switch between menu tabs using the front dial or Fn button with one hand.

Pro movie features
Steadfast AF tracking for stunning movies

Meet the rigorous autofocus demands of 4K movies with enhanced Fast Hybrid AF. You have high speed, precision and tracking performance at your command for smooth, stable AF movie shooting. Adjust AF tracking sensitivity for steady focus.

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Real-time Eye AF now for movie shooting

Real-time Eye AF newly supports movie shooting by detecting the subject's eyes and continuing to track one eye. As the α7R IV keeps that eye in precise focus, you can concentrate on composition.

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Touch Tracking for persistent focus on your subject

When shooting movies, touch a subject on the LCD monitor. The α7R IV begins focusing and following with Touch Tracking. If the α7R IV spots a human eye, Real-time Eye AF activates and tracks it, too.

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Digital audio interface for clear sound recording

Digital audio interface enhances Multi Interface Shoe (MI Shoe). Use the new ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or the new XLR Adapter Kit to record high-quality sound with minimized deterioration.

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Specifications and Features

Remarkable high resolution of CMOS sensor, maximized by imaging engine and minimized vibration with 5-axis image stabilizer. Superb AF coverage, speed, and tracking. Real-time Eye AF now follows an animal eye. Captures decisive moments at up to 10fps burst shooting. Pro usability in a robust, compact body for true confidence, flexibility, and freedom.
  • 61.0 MP 35 mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine

  • Standard ISO 100–32000 range

  • Fast Hybrid AF with 567-point focal-plane phase-detection AF and 425-point contrast-detection AF

  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking

  • Reliability and operational comfort supporting professional workflow

Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
35 mm full-frame (35.7 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 61.0 megapixels
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Still images: ISO 100–32000 (ISO numbers from ISO 50 to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range), AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 530 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 660 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Type
1.3 cm (0.5-type) electronic viewfinder (color), UXGA OLED
Monitor Type
7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT
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