A Year With the Sony a7 IV Mirrorless Camera

Few cameras have been more hotly anticipated in the last decade than the Sony a7 IV, particularly after the a7 III became one of the most popular cameras in several years for its impressive combination of versatility, quality, and affordability. So, how has the a7 IV held up in the long run? This excellent video review discusses one photographer's experience after a year of using it. 

Coming to you from Jacek Sopotnicki, this great video review takes a look at the Sony a7 IV mirrorless camera after a year of usage.

  • 33-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor
  • Improved menu system
  • 4K 30p video using the full width of the sensor
  • 4K 60p in Super 35 mode
  • S-Cinetone and S-Log3 offering up to 15 stops of dynamic range and 10-bit 4:2:2
  • Built-in compensation for focus breathing
  • In-body image stabilization offering up to 5.5 stops of compensation
  • Real-time object tracking autofocus
  • Human and animal eye autofocus available in both photo and video modes
  • Rear touchscreen with full articulation
  • 3.69-million-dot electronic viewfinder
  • 828-image buffer

Altogether, the a7 IV looks like an impressive update to the already respected a7 III, making it a versatile option for photographers and filmmakers alike. Check out the video above for Sopotnicki's full thoughts on the camera. 

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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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Thank You for a stills perspective. The color look as in skin tones good review. I see you are a wedding photographer but a key test for colors is to do astro Milky Ways first the Pegasus part has the yin and yang colors of magenta and a light blue, as for the sky because of the long exposure it will be a shade of blue but the kicker is the colors of the gases high in the atmosphere getting greens and reds/pink mixed and others but mixed with the sky blue and not talking astro modified camera. In my beginning of astro with the A7s in AWB it captured those colors in the night sky that I had to do some research first why the sky at night was so full of colors when pros had a very dark sky. It depends on the time of year. ClarkVision.com The Color of the Night Sky