The Sony a7R V combines next-generation autofocus, an advanced 61-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, spectacular 8K24p/4K60p movies and advanced connectivity and workflow to create a higher level of imaging performance. With its breakthrough AI-driven Real-time Recognition AF, the a7R V is an important turning point toward the future of imaging.
Newly developed AI processing unit
State-of-the-art AI processing uses detailed information about human forms and postures to dramatically improve the camera’s subject recognition accuracy and make full use of its potential resolution. Also, subject recognition has been expanded to include a number of new subject types, including vehicles and insects.
Human pose estimation
The α7R V uses subject form data to recognize movement, providing a roughly 60% improvement in human eye recognition. Human pose estimation uses learned human forms and postures to precisely recognize not just eyes, but body and head position, making it possible to lock onto and track a subject facing away from the camera or wearing a mask, for example.
A new high in α resolution
The output from the 35 mm full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor, with approximately 61.0 million effective pixels, is processed in real time to the fullest extent by the advanced BIONZ XR™ processing engine to deliver breathtaking detail in both stills and movies.
The latest BIONZ XR image processing engine
With up to eight times the processing power of its predecessor, the new BIONZ XR processes huge volumes of image data while minimizing latency and markedly boosting the camera’s movie and still-image processing power.
Advanced 5-axis in-body optical stabilization
The α7R V has been upgraded to offer up to 8 steps of stabilization in the body alone, for the first time in the α series. This achieves effective stabilization for slow-shutter shots of interiors or night scenes where it is preferable to avoid the need for increased sensitivity.
Precise compensation at the single-pixel level
A new stabilization algorithm provides precise detection and control right down to the single-pixel level, taking full advantage of the sensor’ 61.0-megapixel resolution to bring out the finest subject details.
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting responds to changing conditions
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting takes advantage of precision in-body image stabilization system control. Up to 16 pixel-shifted images are captured and later composited using a computer to achieve overwhelming resolution in a single image. Even tiny movements down to single-pixel level can be detected and compensated for by the PC software doing the compositing.
Real-time Recognition AF
The α7R V’s AF system delivers dramatically enhanced overall performance, drawing on major improvements in subject recognition performance. Deep learning technology supports powerful Real-time Recognition AF as well as more reliable Real-time Tracking which is supported by higher Fast Hybrid AF performance over a wider area.
Faster, more precise wide-area AF
The immense processing power of the new BIONZ XR engine and updated algorithms achieve notably improved AF performance. Up to 693 phase-detection points in a high-density array cover approximately 79% of the image area.
Continuously shoot up to 583 compressed RAW images at 10fps
Continuous shooting at up to 10fps with full AF/AE tracking is possible with the mechanical or electronic shutter. The camera can shoot up to 583 compressed RAW images at this speed.
High quality 8K movie recording
The XAVC HS format enables in-camera recording of high-resolution, high-quality 8K (7680 x 4320) 24p (25p) movies with efficient HEVC/H.265 compression, bringing out the very best in Sony’s lenses and taking full advantage of the resolution provided by the sensor and full-pixel readout. Even the finest subject details are faithfully captured.
Outstanding 4K movie recording up to 60p(50p)
Full frame and Super 35mm formats can be selected for 4K movie recording. Full pixel readout in the Super 35 mm mode without the need for pixel binning makes 2.6x oversampling possible for 4K movies. The XAVC S-I (All-Intra) or the XAVC HS format is supported, with 10-bit 4:2:2 colour sampling.
Real-time Tracking for movies
Thanks to improvements in subject recognition, Real-time Tracking is now even better, automatically tracking specified subjects with precise focus, including focus on the subject’s eyes.
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New 4-axis multi-angle LCD monitor
Sony’s newly developed 4-axis multi-angle monitor combines the utility of a conventional tilting monitor with side-opening vari-angle flexibility. It allows greater shooting freedom by providing unrestricted angle adjustment in both horizontal and vertical orientations.
3.2 type high-detail LCD panel
The α7R V’s LCD monitor has a 3:2 aspect ratio, with 2.1 million dots, touch operation and a wide colour gamut (DCI-P3 equivalent). An outdoor mode is provided for clear visibility in bright outdoor settings.
QXGA viewfinder with the highest resolution in its class
The 9.44 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder offers a 1.6x improvement in resolution, world-record 0.90x viewfinder magnification, a 41 ° diagonal FOV, and a selectable 120fps setting for minimal motion blur.
Dual CFexpress Type A compatible media slots
The α7R V’s two media slots support both CFexpress Type A memory cards and UHS-I and UHS-II SDXC/SDHC cards. The fast-writing capabilities of Type A cards contribute to the ability to process large volumes of data without stress. There are separate modes for relay and simultaneous recording.
Fast Wi-Fi for PC tethering, FTP and smartphone transfers
Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac) allows communication on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, and provides 2x2 MIMO support for fast and stable data transfer and reliable communication.
UVC/UAC support for high-quality webcam applications
Easy streaming in 4K is possible with a UVC/UAC compatible smartphone or PC via USB connection, so the α7R V can be used as a high-resolution webcam.
Effective heat dissipation for extended recording times
The camera has been redesigned from the ground up to ensure effective heat dissipation and prevent overheating. 8K 24p (25p) 10-bit 4:2:0 video can be recorded continuously for approximately 30 minutes.
Sensor: Exmor R full-frame CMOS
Video Resolution: 8K
Continuous Shooting Speed: 10fps
Auto Focus Points: 693
Lens Mount: Sony E
Shutter Speed: 30sec - 1/8,000sec
ISO Sensitivity: 100 - 102,400
Screen Size: 3.2"
Recording Media: Dual CFexpress Type A, dual SD UHS-II
Frame Rate: 24p
Power Source: NP-FZ100 Li-ion battery
Weatherproof: Weather resistant
What's In The Box
Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
Battery Charger BC-QZ1
Accessory shoe cap
USB-A to USB-C cable (USB 3.2)