With its Alpha range, Sony has long asserted that it provides the industry’s best auto-focus. The A7R-4 released three years ago features massive progress in eye-tracking technology. With the release of the new Alpha 7R V, the firm plans to take a massive step forward.
The new mirrorless camera from Sony is designed to capture images of people, places, and other things that require exceptional quality. The new model has the equal 61-megapixel resolution as the A7R IV but a new Bionz XR engine that is much more powerful and supports 8K 24p video, better AI auto-focus & shake reduction.
The new Alpha 7R V (model ILCE-7RM5) is the first camera from Sony to use a dedicated AI processing chip that has been trained to recognize and differentiate between particular subjects, such as animals, insects, planes, trains, and cars.
The auto-focus has drastically enhanced with “human position estimate,” the first Sony camera to include it. The A7R V’s “human position estimation” makes it Sony’s first camera to have superior auto-focus. The device can locate the eye by scanning 20 locations on the human body.
It’s possible to track a moving subject to keep up with them even if they briefly disappear from view. The recent BIONZ XR picture processing engine & a 35mm complete frame back-illustrate Exmor R CMOS photo sensor with 61.0 effective megapixels has incorporated into the Alpha 7R V’s model to produce stunning detail.
The A7R V is also the best camera ever for video. In contrast to the A7R IV, the A7R V can now record 8K footage at up to 24 fps and 6.2K without using either pixel binning or line-skipping. It uses the same heatsink as the A7S III and offers unlimited 8K recording for up to 30 minutes.
The new Alpha 7R V includes 693 phase-detect focus points. Focus bracketing allows users to take up to 299 shots utilizing “sequentially changing focus points” to create an incredibly accurate composite in post-production.
Next-generation Cinematic Capabilities
In addition, Sony claims that the camera’s improved five-axis in-camera stabilization technology can provide an additional 8 stops of exposure in shooting situations where a tripod can’t be locked off. And the new model has a fully articulating screen in place of the 3.2-inch LCD tilting display used in the A7R IV, making it more helpful for high-angle shots.
The A7R V’s ability to shoot at the same 10 fps as before for such a high-resolution camera is amazing. It can shoot compressed RAW files now as well. Additionally, you can shoot continuously for a long time due to the buffer’s capacity of 583 images.
It offers a long list of additional appealing features, such as a class-leading electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 9.44 million dots and dual card ports that can accommodate either quick CFexpress Type A or UHS-II cards. Pixel shift multi-shot, another new feature, employs AI processing to auto-detect and correct movement between frames to combine 16 shots into a single 240.8-megapixel shot.
With AI-powered white balance, Sony’s Cinetone color profile for a more film-like appearance, a new body with dials and buttons, USB-C charging with Power Delivery, native webcam compatibility & the list goes on.
The Alpha 7R V features enhanced dust and moisture resistance, a sturdy magnesium alloy chassis & other enhancements for optimal performance. The new Alpha 7R V is on sale in December for 3,900 USD & 5,300 CAD.