Interchangeable-lens Cameras

Interchangeable-lens Cameras

Interchangeable-lens Cameras
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Alpha 7 IV full-frame hybrid camera



Still photography without compromise

Photo of a photographer looking through the viewfinder while shooting still photos Photo of a photographer looking through the viewfinder while shooting still photos

Still photography without compromise

Portrait of a woman

Higher resolution, better colour reproduction

The new 33MP0 image sensor and processing engine raise the bar for image quality

In addition to boasting a larger pixel count and higher resolution than the α7 III, the α7 IV and its powerful Exmor R sensor represent a significant evolution of Sony's original image technology, for improvements that go beyond mere numbers. Experience new levels of colour gradation and detail rendering as well as soft, natural-looking human skin textures.
A sample image illustrating low noise in a dimly lit setting

Beautiful images with reduced noise

Building on the capabilities of the back-illuminated image sensor, the BIONZ XR engine reveals even higher subjective resolution combined with exquisite detail and texture even in medium and high sensitivity ranges. Impressively low levels of noise are achieved throughout the standard range of ISO 100-51200 (expandable to ISO 50-204800 for stills and ISO 100-102400 for movies).
A sample photo with varying levels of brightness, showing the camera's wide dynamic range

Wide, 15-stop0 dynamic range

Taking advantage of the camera's full dynamic range of 15 stops0, the α7 IV uses image data from the sensor's 33.0 megapixels1 to render remarkably delicate detail in landscapes and scenery. This stunning image quality is based on Sony's unrivalled experience at the front lines of both still-image and movie creation.
Four images showing four different colour tones, each made using the Creative Look feature

Quickly set the visual mood with ten Creative Look presets 

A selection of ten Creative Look presets and eight parameters can quickly craft a mood for your still images, movies and live streams. And since no post-editing is needed, you can share your vision immediately after shooting.
A photo with beautiful 10-bit colour depth

10-bit HEIF0 still-image format for smooth gradations 

Along with conventional RAW and JPEG, you can choose the HEIF (High Efficiency Image File) format for still-image capture. Smooth 10-bit colour depth provides realistic reproduction of skies and portrait subjects where subtle, natural gradation is essential. 

5-axis optical image stabilisation

Up to 5.5-step0 shutter-speed compensation from the in-body stabilisation unit

The α7 IV's high-precision stabilisation unit and gyro sensors work together with image-stabilisation algorithms to achieve up to 5.5 steps0 of shutter-speed compensation, to maximise the high-resolution performance of the camera's 33.0MP1 image sensor.
Illustration showing 5-axis image stabilisation
A sample photo shot with a flash unit where the main subject's face has an appropriate exposure level

Sony's flash units coordinate with the camera's face-detection system

Sony's latest flash units communicate fully with the α7 IV, leveraging its powerful face detection capabilities to adjust exposure to produce natural-looking skin tones. Precise white balance synchronisation and P-TTL metering, at up to the ‘Hi’ level of continuous-burst speeds, reliably expose even fast-moving subjects with quick lighting changes, for unmatched dependability and creative possibilities.
Photo of an external flash unit attached to the camera

External control of flash units 

For greater convenience during shoots, compatible flash and radio wireless commander units connected to the α7 IV can now be controlled directly from the camera interface.