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WILD RUMOR: First Sony A7rV specs…


There are multiple A7rV rumors spreading on Chinese forums and socials. I first completely ignored those but now I am receiving them daily from SAR readers. So I post them here with a BIG warning. I have NOT heard of any A7rV coming this year. It’s much more likely it will be announces sometimes in 2022. So I am very suspicious about those rumors. But you read them and judge for yourself if such specs would actually make sense:

Source 1:

a7R V coming soon.

similar upgrade path as a7R II to a7R III, picture quality keeps the same but usability greatly improved

same 61MP CMOS, double speed to support 4K60p
support 8K24p(30p?), 4K60p, no 4K120p to avoid competition with a7S3
same S-Cinetone, S-LOG 2/3, HLG support
same XAVC HS/S/Intra support, up to 4:2:0 10bit and 4:2:2 10bit in respective modes

(Detailed video spec will need more information to confirm)

same BIONZ XR, new menu, supports lossless compressed RAW
same 759 PDAF + 425 CDAF AF system as a1/a7S3, improved AF performance compared to a7R4
RTT Eye AF, RTT in video supports
same chassis as a1/a7S3, supports CFa/SD
same EVF as a1/a7S3
same screen as a7R3/4(a)

generally not very exciting but solid upgrade

Source 2:

Alpha 7R V: GBP 3800 / USD 3,500
BIONZ XR processor ISO 40-81920 (Native 80-32000)
61 million pixel Exmor R sensor
759 point PDAF Real-time tracking, eye focus for birds/animals/humans
26 million pixels APS-C mode 10fps continuous shooting
5.5-speed five-axis anti-shake
9.44 million pixel EVF
2.36 million pixel foldable LCD screen
New menu Dual CFE-A/SD compatible card slots
10Bit HEIF photo support Lossless compression of RAW photos support
The shake mode has been updated to four types (2 photos/4 photos/8 photos/16 photos) (not determined yet)
Support for 16Bit RAW photos
Full frame oversampling 8K/24p, 4K/24p video. Super35 super sampled 4K/30p video 1.24x crop mode 4K/60p video XAVC HS/S/SI encoded video,
color depth up to 10Bit 4:2:2
Support multiple creator modes including S-CineTone Flash sync interface, no full-size HDMI


via Weibo and Creadors.

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