How Good Is the Sony a7R V Mirrorless Camera?

The Sony a7R series of mirrorless cameras has long been popular for offering some of the highest levels of resolution and image quality available in a full frame camera, but now in the fifth iteration, the a7R V is far from a one trick pony. A range of new and improved capabilities make it a powerhouse camera capable of tackling a variety of scenarios and needs. This great video review takes a look at the camera and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Hyun Ralph Jeong, this excellent video review takes a look at the Sony a7R V mirrorless camera. Though it features the same 61-megapixel sensor as the a7R IV, the a7R V comes with a variety of new features and upgrades, including:

  • Improved autofocus with faster and more accurate performance and better subject recognition
  • Improved menu system 
  • More effective image stabilization
  • Improved viewfinder
  • Pixel Shift mode for creating 240-megapixel images, with motion compensation for dealing with moving elements in the frame
  • 26- and 15-megapixel reduced resolutions image options, downsampled from 61 megapixels 

Altogether, the a7R V looks like a very capable camera. Check out the video above for Jeong's full thoughts on it. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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If rolling shutter is so bad in video, how bad is it with stills?