The new Sony Alpha 7 IV is now confirmed! This new sweet cam offers 4K 60p resolution and other advanced photography features. Is this new cam worth it?
Sony, one of the biggest camera manufacturers in the market, has provided professional photographers and videographers with advanced DSLRs and mirrorless cameras for the past few years. This tech creator is currently competing with Canon, Nikon, and other giant brands.
Now, it seems like Sony would have a great advantage against its competitors since it is about to release the new Alpha 7 IV, the company’s latest mirrorless camera model, which is expected to be officially launched this coming December.
The giant tech creator announced the arrival of the Alpha 7 IV model via its official Twitter account. Sony said, “meet the highly-anticipated Alpha 7 IV—an exceptional hybrid still & video full-frame mirrorless camera with 33 MP, advanced autofocusing, evolved video tech & more!”
Alpha 7 IV’s Advanced Features
4K 60p Resolution
Interested consumers can capture HD video using the new Sony Alpha 7 IV since it offers 4K 60p resolution. This new mirrorless camera can do this using its Super 35mm mode. On the other hand, the camera creator said that it can even reach 4K 30p with 7K oversampling is available in full-frame mode.
On the other hand, the new Sony Alpha 7 IV also offers 10-bit depth 4:2:2 color sampling, which enables natural gradation alongside XAVC S-I intra-frame encoding to boost the efficiency of editing workflows and XAVC HS H.265 Long-GOP for doubled compression efficiency.
Alpha 7 IV’s Housing
When it comes to housing, the physical body of the new Sony Alpha 7 IV is constructed using a magnesium alloy to lessen the overall weight. On the other hand, the redesigned lens lock button helps to enhance dust and moisture resistance.
However, Sony clarified that the new mirrorless camera is not always 100% moisture and dust-proof. This is why consumers still need to be careful when they are shooting in a harsh environment. On the other hand, it tips the scales at approximately 1.73 pounds with the battery and a single memory card installed.
BIONZ XR Processing Engine
The giant camera manufacturer said that the new mirrorless camera gadget has adopted the so-called BIONZ XR image processing engine, which is also featured in its predecessor, the Alpha 1. Thanks to this innovation, the new Alpha 7 IV can also deliver high-speed autofocus and continuous shooting up to 10 frames per second with AF/AE tracking.
The 759 phase-detection autofocus points cover approximately 94% of the image area. Meanwhile, the giant photography gadget creator said that the new Alpha 7 IV has a face and eye detection accuracy for humans that is 30 percent better than what the Alpha 7 III was capable of. The camera can also track birds’ and animals’ eyes in stills and videos for the first time.