Four Months With the Sony a7 IV Mirrorless Camera

The Sony a7 IV mirrorless camera has been in the hands of photographers for several months now, allowing them to form long-term opinions about one of the most hotly anticipated bodies in recent memory. If you have been interested in the camera for your own work, check out this great video review that discusses a photographer's thoughts after four months with it. 

Coming to you from Manny Ortiz, this helpful video review takes a look at the Sony a7 IV mirrorless camera after four months of usage. The a7 IV comes with a wide range of newer features and refined capabilities over the already respected a7 III, including: 

  • 33-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor
  • 4K 30p video using the full width of the sensor
  • 4K 60p Super 35 video
  • S-Cinetone and S-Log3 offering up to 15 stops of dynamic range and 10-bit 4:2:2
  • Focus breathing compensation
  • In-body image stabilization offering up to 5.5 stops of compensation
  • New menu system
  • Human and animal eye autofocus in both photo and video
  • Real-time object tracking autofocus
  • Fully articulating rear touchscreen
  • Electronic viewfinder with 3.69-million-dot resolution
  • Buffer capacity of 828 images

The a7 IV is not without its flaws, but it still looks like quite the strong camera overall. Check out the video above for Ortiz' full thoughts. 

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Jerome Brill's picture

Sony's is in a weird place. I'm still shooting with the a7R III and want to upgrade. But everything has either been too good and priced out of my range or I loose the mega pixels. While the a7R IV has better AF, I don't need 61mp. It was also a slight downgrade in ISO performance. What I really want is a stripped down version of the A1 but price at $3500 or below. Not sure we'll get a 50mp all a rounder.