Sony Announces A7RIV With 61MP Full-Frame Sensor

Earlier today, Sony announced the A7RIV during an event in New York City. The new camera comes with a 61MP BSI-CMOS sensor, which makes it the highest resolution full-frame camera on the market. Sony claims 15 stops of dynamic range!

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The A7RIV also sports a new hybrid autofocus system with 567 PDAF and 425 contrast-detection points, and it supports real-time eye AF that works both for humans and animals. It also comes with an impressive 5.76m-dot electronic viewfinder and slightly bigger body with better weather sealing. The camera has two memory slots, both of which support UHS-II cards.

Thanks to its 61MP sensor, even if you use the crop mode, you’ll still get impressive 26MP images out of the camera. Video shooters will be less impressed with Sony A7RIV than photographers, as it doesn’t offer significant upgrades in this department. The camera still shoots 4K video at up to 30 fps and 1080p at up to 120 fps, and as with its predecessor, the best available bit rate is 100 Mbit/s using XAVC S. The biggest upgrade is the fact you can use touch tracking and real-time Eye AF during video recording.

Sony A7RIV is going to retail for $3500, and will start shipping in September.

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