Sony Alpha 7 IV, BIONZ XR image processor with 33-megapixel sensor unveiled

Sony Alpha 7 IV interchangeable-lens camera unveiled. It features a new 33-megapixel full-frame back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, wide ISO sensitivity range extended to ISO 50-204,800, wide 15-stop dynamic range, the latest BIONZ XR image processing engine, and two new Flash – HVL’s. Comes with. -F60RM2 and HVL-F46RM. The Sony Alpha 7 IV has 10 presets, including S-Cinetone, S-Log3 and Creative Look for a variety of creative results. The Sony camera claims to offer up to 2.5x slow motion with 4K 60p movies. It integrates a 10-bit 4: 2: 2 All-I XAVC SI for smooth gradation.

Sony Alpha 7 IV Price, Sale

The new Sony Alpha 7 IV is priced at $ 2,500 (approximately Rs. 1,86,900) and CAD 3,200 (approximately Rs. 1,93,700). It will be available sometime in December of this year. Sony says that a kit version with Sony’s FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens will also be available for around $ 2,700 (about Rs 2,02,000) and CAD 3,400.00 (around Rs 2,05,800).

Coming in the new Flash, the new HVL-F46RM will be available in November at $ 400 (around Rs. 29,900) and CAD 550 (around Rs. 33,300). Also included are the new HVL-F60RM2 Flash which will be available at the same time for $ 550 (around Rs. 41,400) and CAD 750 (around Rs. 45,400). All of these will be sold to Sony’s various authorized dealers across North America. The availability of new cameras and flash has not been announced in India.

Sony Alpha 7 IV Features and Specifications

Sony Alpha IV comes with advanced speed hybrid autofocus, AI-based real-time eye autofocus and real-time tackling for photos and videos. It offers continuous shooting up to 10fps with AF tracking and tracks subjects with 759 phase-detection AF points on a high-density focal plane AF system that covers about 94 percent of the image area. Sony says the camera can now track the eyes of birds and animals for both humans as well as still images and movies. Alpha 7 IV for humans comes with face and eye detection accuracy which is about 30 percent improved compared to Alpha 7 III.

Also, the camera has an optical 5-axis, 5.5-step compensation for in-body image stabilization and hands-on movie shooting with active mode. As mentioned, the Sony Alpha 7 IV integrates with a 33-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor and BIONZ XR image processor for processing speeds up to 8x. It is said to achieve a wide range of ISO sensitivity ranging from ISO 50 – 204,800 and has a 15-stop dynamic range.

The Sony Alpha 7 IV has a different-angle LCD touch monitor for flexible positioning. It has an OLED quad-VGA viewfinder which is 1.6 times more than the Alpha 7 III viewfinder. There are more than 10 presets and 8 parameters to choose from Presets include S-Cinetone, S-Log3, and Creative Look, Creative Look IN, and Creative Look BW. The camera has a dial for quick access to still, movie and S&Q modes. The rear dial is also customizable and offers a new, mode-specific menu in the camera interface.

As mentioned, Sony Alpha 7 IV 4K claims to give slow motion up to 2.5x with 60p movie and integrates a 10-bit 4: 2: 2 All-I XAVC SI for smooth gradation. Connectivity options include an in-body wireless LAN (2.4GHz and 5GHz bands), Bluetooth, and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port. It offers real-time livestreaming via USB connection with high-resolution 4K video.

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