A Review of the Sony a7 IV Mirrorless Camera for Video

The highly anticipated Sony a7 IV is finally here, and the company's do-it-all camera brings with it a variety of new features and improvements in its fourth iteration that make it a compelling option. This great video review takes a look at the camera from a video perspective and shows off the kind of performance and quality you can expect from it in use.

Coming to you from Dan Watson, this excellent video review takes a look at the video performance of the new Sony a7 IV mirrorless camera. The a7 IV comes with a wide variety of useful features and performance improvements for filmmakers, including:

  • Full width 4K 30p in 10-bit 
  • Super 35 4K 60p in 10-bit
  • No recording time limit
  • Improved heat dissipation for longer recording
  • XAVC GS and XAVC S-I codecs
  • Bitrates up to 600 Mb/s
  • S-Cinetone for natural skin tones 
  • Hybrid Log-Gamma 
  • S-Log3 with over 15 stops of dynamic range

Although the lack of a 4K 60p option that uses the full width of the sensor has raised a few eyebrows, overall, the a7 IV looks like a versatile and powerful camera for a variety of video work. Check out the video above for Watson's full thoughts. 

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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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