skip to Main Content

Dpreview: “the a7R V represents a surprisingly large advance over its predecessor, despite continuing to use the same 60MP sensor”

Share

Sony A7rV Preorders:
In US at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, FocusCamera, BeachCamera, Buydig.
In EU at Fotokoch, Amazon EU, FotoErhardt, Calumet DE, WexUK. ParkCameras UK.
In Australia at CameraPro, Camerahouse, Sony.

Dpreview made a quick A7rIV vs A7rV comparison and concluded:

Overall, the a7R V represents a surprisingly large advance over its predecessor, despite continuing to use the same 60MP sensor. It’s still the highest-megapixel full-frame chip around, and one proven to produce excellent image quality. That could mean that plenty of people will be happy to stick with the a7R IV, or even aim their upgrade path at a IV(A) if Sony follows its usual pattern of keeping the old model on at a lower price.

We won’t be able to advise on the wisdom of such a choice until we’ve had time to push the a7R V’s AF system a little further. But even if you only shoot stills there are some appreciable advantages here over the a7R IV (and IVA):

  • More advanced (though also more complex) subject recognition AF
  • Much improved menus
  • Downsampled Raw options for smaller file sizes
  • Improved image stabilization
  • Dual tilt/fully-articulating rear LCD mount
  • Significantly upgraded viewfinder
  • Motion correction for pixel-shift mode
  • Focus Bracketing
  • Option to use faster CFexpress A cards for faster buffer clearance/responsiveness
  • More sophisticated 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi and USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) connections for faster tethering and transfer

Whether you’ll benefit from some or all of these improvements will depend on your own priorities and the type of photography you do, but as a layer of polish atop an already capable camera, these improvements definitely add up.

Share
Back To Top