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Sony a7R IVA Mirrorless Camera with 16-35mm f/2.8 Lens Kit

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Sony a7R IVA Mirrorless Camera with 16-35mm f/2.8 Lens Kit
Key Features
  • 61MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • 567-Point Phase-Detection AF System
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
Bundling the advanced mirrorless body with a versatile zoom, the Sony a7R IVA Mirrorless Camera with 16-35mm f/2.8 Lens Kit from B&H pairs the high-resolution full-frame camera with the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM wide-angle zoom lens.
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Sony A7R IV Overview

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Sony a7R IVA Mirrorless Camera
A New World of Photographic Expression
Moving to an even higher resolution realm, the Sony a7R IVA continues the noteworthy series of highly capable full-frame cameras, characterized by impressive stills and video performance and versatility. This fourth edition of the a7R sees the inclusion of an updated 61MP sensor along with faster processing, improved AF performance, and a more well-rounded feature-set for both high-end photo and video applications.
Sensor and Processor
61MP Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
Featuring a back-illuminated design, the newly designed full-frame 61MP Exmor R CMOS sensor offers a mixture of incredible resolution with high clarity, low noise, and a wide 15-stop dynamic range. The sensor's structure promotes impressive image quality and a copper wiring layer dramatically improves data transmission speed for creating 14-bit, high-resolution 61MP stills with a native sensitivity range from ISO 100-32000, which can be further expanded to ISO 50-102400.
BIONZ X Image Processor
The BIONZ X engine's high-speed image processing enables fast continuous shooting, 4K video recording, and advanced AF tracking. The quick processing also helps to reduce rolling shutter and other motion distortions for clean rendering of moving subjects.

In terms of shooting speeds, the sensor and processor enable up to 10 fps shooting, at full resolution, for up to 68 consecutive frames, with full-time AF/AE.
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
This unique compositing mode allows you to achieve even greater resolution than the 61MP sensor affords. Working in conjunction with the sensor-shift image stabilization, this mode shifts the sensor while making 16 consecutive exposures in order to acquire approximately 240.8MP of information for greater color accuracy and detail than possible with a single exposure, along with an impressive image size of 19,008 x 12,672-pixels. These files can then be merged together during post-production by using the Sony Imaging software suite.
Fast Hybrid AF System
An updated Fast Hybrid AF system now employs a combination of 567 phase-detection points, which cover approximately 99.7% of the height and 74% of the width of the frame, along with 425 contrast-detection areas for reliable and quick autofocus and subject tracking performance. This focusing system also achieves especially quick speed and reliable tracking, as well as enhanced low-light focusing response down to -3 EV.

The apt focus system also lends itself to a variety of focusing functions for refined accuracy:
  • Lock-on AF maintains focus on moving subjects throughout the use of a configurable frame that is set over the desired moving subject
  • Expand Flexible Spot employs neighboring focus points to retain focus on moving subjects even if the originally selected point loses focus
  • Eye AF can be used to base focus on recognized human subjects' eyes for portraits and is available in both AF-S and AF-C modes and for both stills and video. Eye AF can be used when photographing animal subjects, too, with any focusing mode when shooting stills.
  • The Focus Magnifier function can be used for critical focus when homing in on minute subject details
  • Rear touchscreen can be used for Touch Focus control and a Touchpad Focus Control mode lets you use the rear screen intuitively while keeping your eye to the viewfinder
Video Recording
UHD 4K Video Recording in XAVC S Format
  • Internal recording of UHD 4K video is possible in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps using the full width of the sensor with 8-bit 4:2:0 color sampling using the 100Mbps XAVC S codec.
  • Oversampled 4K recording is also possible, which uses a 6K capture area with a Super 35 crop for greater detail. This full pixel readout is void of pixel binning for higher quality imagery with reduced moiré and aliasing.
  • Full HD 1080p recording is also supported in frame rates up to 120 fps. The high-speed, 120 fps recording also enables 4x and 5x Slow& Quick Motion (S&Q) movie recording with the frame rate set to either 30p or 24p.
  • In addition to high-resolution internal recording, uncompressed HDMI output also enables the use of an optional external recorder for clean 4K recording with 4:2:2 sampling.
  • 4K video recording also avails the ability to produce 8MP stills during playback by taking a frame grab from a movie and storing it as a separate file.
S-Log3 and HLG Color Control
  • HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support permits recording within a wide color gamut for producing HDR-ready content directly from the camera.
  • S-Log3 is also available for producing a 14+-stop dynamic range with increased grading control in the shadow to mid-tone regions of the image.
Body Design and Connectivity
Viewfinder and LCD Screen
  • Updated OLED Tru-Finder EVF has a 5.76m-dot resolution for bright, clear viewing in rich detail
  • Dedicated High quality setting enables a 120 fps refresh rate for especially smooth playback of moving subjects.
  • The 3.0" 2.36m-dot rear LCD has a touch panel design for intuitive operation and focusing control.
  • Screen tilts upward 107° and downward 41° to benefit working from high and low angles.
Professional Body Design
  • Magnesium alloy chassis assures rigidity, durability, and stability while remaining lightweight. The lens mount has also been improved to better support heavy lenses and the grip rigidity has been improved for more comfortable hand-holding.
  • Extensive weather-sealing, including enhanced sealing around the battery cover, terminal cover, and chassis joints, has been employed to resist dust and moisture for reliable operation in harsh weather conditions.
  • Using the same NP-FZ100 battery as its predecessor, the a7R IVA's battery life is rated for approximately 530 shots per charge with the EVF or 660 shots with the rear LCD.
  • Dual SD memory card slots allow for flexible file saving and handling and can be configured to partition raw and JPEG files or can be used for overflow recording. Both of the card slots are rated to support UHS-II memory cards for faster transfer speeds.
Ports and Interface
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port has been added, in addition to a micro-USB port, for faster, more reliable tethering support. The USB Type-C connection allows the camera to be charged from the host power source while connected.
  • Updated Multi Interface Shoe supports working with the optional ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M XLR Adapter Kit, which provide improved, clear audio recording sound by sending a digital audio signal to the camera, opposed to an analog signal.
  • Both 3.5mm headphone and external microphone ports facilitate greater control over audio recording.
  • HDMI micro (Type D) connector offers a clean signal out for working with optional external recorders.
  • Integrated PC sync terminal for wired flash sync with strobe packs or wireless radio remotes.
Wireless Connectivity
  • Built-in Wi-Fi enables the remote camera control and instant sharing of imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online, and support for both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands also enables wireless tethered shooting support. This connectivity also provides remote camera control.
  • Use of the Imaging Edge mobile app is benefitted by Bluetooth to maintain a reliable connection between the camera and mobile device.
  • Bluetooth connectivity also allows for location data acquisition.
5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization
Packed into the robust a7R IVA is a 5.5-stop effective 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system that compensates for five different types of camera shake encountered during handheld shooting of stills and video. This allows users to confidently use any lens, even adapted lenses, for critical imaging without encountering blur from camera shake.

For long focal lengths, the system will correct for pitch and yaw adjustments. Macro and high-magnification imagery, on the other hand, will benefit from the inclusion of horizontal and vertical shift compensation. All shooting styles will get usage out of the roll compensation. All 5 axes of stabilization will function at all times, even when used with third-party lenses and adapters or lenses with built-in optical stabilization.
Dedicated Accessories from Sony
Complementing the camera body is a trio of accessories to increase battery life and enhance audio recording capabilities when shooting video. The VG-C4EM Vertical Grip is the dedicated battery grip, which accepts up to two more NP-FZ100 batteries for extended shooting times. Its ergonomic design also enhances handling when shooting in the vertical orientation.

For improved audio recording, and making use of the a7R IVA's updated Multi Interface Shoe and digital audio interface, there is the ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone, which delivers a digital audio stream directly to the camera for cleaner quality with low noise. For even more advanced audio control, there is also the XLR-K3M XLR Adapter Kit, which is a dual-channel digital XLR audio adapter for connecting external microphones to the camera while still benefitting from the digital audio interface.
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens
Ultimate Wide-Angle Versatility
Offering G Master performance in a compact, fast, and versatile form, the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM is a wide-angle zoom covering ultra-wide to standard wide-angle fields of view. Ideal for a range of subjects, from landscape to lifestyle to architecture, the lens's advanced optics and bright f/2.8 design pair with a flexible zoom design to suit working in a variety of shooting conditions.
G Master Design
  • As part of Sony's esteemed G Master series, this lens is designed to achieve notably high resolution and sharpness through the correction of a wide variety of spherical and chromatic aberrations.
  • Bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords increased control over depth of field.
  • Nano AR Coating has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.
  • Rounded 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing shallow depth of field techniques.
  • Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements and three standard aspherical elements are incorporated into the optical design, which features superior surface precision for effective control over astigmatism, field curvature, coma, distortion and other spherical aberrations for a high degree of sharpness and accurate rendering.
  • Two ED elements are featured in the lens design and help to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
Practical and Intuitive Handling
  • Two Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) autofocus groups offer quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance that is ideal for both stills and video applications.
  • Floating focusing system divides the focus group into two separately controlled groups and helps to maintain consistently clear optical performance throughout the zoom and focus ranges.
  • Dedicated focus hold button and AF/MF switch for direct tactile control over focus settings.
  • Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
  • Front element features a fluorine coating to guard against fingerprints and dust from adhering to it.

Sony a7R IVA Mirrorless Camera Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 62.5 Megapixel
Effective: 61 Megapixel (9504 x 6336)
Image Sensor
35.7 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 32,000 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
Video
100 to 12,800 in Auto Mode
100 to 32,000 in Manual Mode
Continuous Shooting
Up to 10 fps at 61 MP for up to 68 Frames (Raw) / 68 Frames (JPEG)
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [60 to 100 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/100 fps [16 to 100 Mb/s VBR]
AVCHD
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [17 to 24 Mb/s VBR]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 8-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Input/Output (Shared with Remote Input)
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
1x PC Sync Socket Output
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Display Type
Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh (Approx. 530 Shots)
Imaging
Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 62.5 Megapixel
Effective: 61 Megapixel (9504 x 6336)
Image Sensor
35.7 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
Crop Factor: 1x
Additional Modes: 1.5x
*Additional Crop Occurs in Select Video Modes
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
1/8000 to 1/4 Second in Movie Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 32,000 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
Video
100 to 12,800 in Auto Mode
100 to 32,000 in Manual Mode
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
-3 to 20 EV
White Balance
2500 to 9900K
Presets: ATW, AWB, Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Custom 1, Custom 2, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting
Up to 10 fps at 61 MP for up to 68 Frames (Raw) / 68 Frames (JPEG)
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/5/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2 Raw
60 MP (9504 x 6336)
4:3 Raw
54 MP (8448 x 6336)
16:9 Raw
51 MP (9504 x 5344)
1:1 Raw
40 MP (6336 x 6336)
3:2 JPEG
60 MP (9504 x 6336)
26 MP (6240 x 4160)
15 MP (4752 x 3168)
4:3 JPEG
54 MP (8448 x 6336)
23 MP (5552 x 4160)
13 MP (4224 x 3168)
16:9 JPEG
51 MP (9504 x 5344)
22 MP (6240 x 3512)
13 MP (4752 x 2672)
1:1 JPEG
40 MP (6336 x 6336)
17 MP (4160 x 4160)
10 MP (3168 x 3168)
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [60 to 100 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/100 fps [16 to 100 Mb/s VBR]
AVCHD
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [17 to 24 Mb/s VBR]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 8-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
HDR-HLG, Sony S-Log 2, Sony S-Log 3
Recording Limit
No
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
AVCHD: 2-Channel AC-3 Audio
XAVC S: 2-Channel LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Input/Output (Shared with Remote Input)
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
1x PC Sync Socket Output
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Imaging Edge Mobile
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Adjust Settings, Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
2,359,296 Dot
Display Type
Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Size
0.5"
Resolution
5,760,000 Dot
Eye Point
23 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.78x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +3
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 567
Contrast Detection: 425
Autofocus Sensitivity
-3 to +20 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Flash Modes
Auto, Fill Flash, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless
Maximum Sync Speed
1/250 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
TTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount, PC Terminal
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 131°F / -20 to 55°C
General
Battery Type
1x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh (Approx. 530 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Intelligent Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.07 x 3.8 x 3.05" / 128.9 x 96.4 x 77.5 mm
Weight
1.46 lb / 665 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.04 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.5 x 6.1 x 5.5"

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
16 to 35mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
82 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
107° to 63°
Minimum Focus Distance
11" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.19x
Optical Design
16 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
11, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.5 x 4.8" / 88.5 x 121.6 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
5.4" / 136.2 mm
Weight
1.5 lb / 680 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.555 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.4 x 5.6 x 5.1"

Sony A7R IV Reviews

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A simple question...I shoot mainly ...

A simple question...I shoot mainly landscapes...is the upgrade from the R3 to R4 worth it?
Asked by: David
An upgrade to the A7R IV would be worth it based on the higher resolution it offers. This particularly good for those looking for the highest possible image quality for publication or enlargements.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-06-12

I am wondering how the a7Riv will perform with a ...

I am wondering how the a7Riv will perform with a lens that is not a GMaster. I have the Z 55 F1.8, the Z 35 F2.8, the 90mm Macro F28, the 16-35 F4, and the 24-70 GMaster. Will all perform well, if not what are the issues ? Thanks
Asked by: Glenn
Just as those lenses will perform at different levels of quality on a 24MP sensor, they will perform at different levels on a 61MP sensor. There's no objective line that you can draw to say this lens will perform adequately and that lens won't--it's a subjective decision that each photographer needs to make. Better lenses will perform better, on 24MP or on 61MP.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2023-08-10

does the sony a7riv overheat?

does the sony a7riv overheat?
Asked by: Handong
Im never used for video, for photography and long live viewing never got over heat
Answered by: mohammad mehdi
Date published: 2022-04-03

If I upgrade from the a99ii to the a7Riv, will ...

If I upgrade from the a99ii to the a7Riv, will the battaries and memory cards of the a99ii work in the a7Riv?
Asked by: Ron
Batteries, no. Memory cards, yes.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-04-25

Does is have banding in artificial light?

Does is have banding in artificial light?
Asked by: WALTER
What Jeremy has noted is probably true - but in the work I do, I have not had any such issues.
Answered by: Vasant
Date published: 2021-07-21

Does Sony have a AC adapter for this camera ?

Does Sony have a AC adapter for this camera ?
Asked by: janina
Sony does not have an AC adapter for the Sony Alpha a7R IV Mirrorless Digital Camera but there is is the IndiPRO Tools AC Power Supply with NP-FZ100 Dummy Battery. Here is the link: https://bhpho.to/2ON8q0v
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2020-07-08

Does the A7RIIII suffer on low light video ...

Does the A7RIIII suffer on low light video performance sense it has 62m compared to the A7III 24m? Or is it pretty much the same? Is the dynamic range up to par as well?
Asked by: Joseph
Hi--the A7 III performs almost to the level of the low-light video king, the A7s II, so if low-light video is the most important aspect for you, the A7 III is probably the better option, although if you shoot in Super35, for instance, you will be getting images with 10MP with the A7 III, but 24MP with the A7R III. The A7R III has great low-light performance, but not quite at the level of the A7 III.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2020-11-08

If you use APSC/A mount lenses, does it slow down ...

If you use APSC/A mount lenses, does it slow down the picture taking speed/workflow?
Asked by: Derek
I don't have aps-c lenses so do not have first hand knowledge. It probably depends on the focusing speed of the lens you use. Cheaper lenses without fancy focusing motors will be slower than G or GS lenses. Other than that why should it. Smaller files will make recording, downloading and processing faster.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-12-11
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