New gear is constantly being announced and cameras are getting better and better. Plus, at this time of the year, there are also *oh so tempting* Black Friday deals. So, to upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question. In this video, Mark Denney shares his own answer to it and explains why you may not want to upgrade your gear just yet. And if you’re not sure when to do it, this video will definitely help you to make the right decision.
Sony’s recent Sony A7R IV announcement was pretty surprising, especially when most people have been expecting an A7S III announcement for far too long already. But the announcement came nonetheless. The 42.4-megapixels of the 2-year-old A7R III had been upgraded to 61-megapixels, improved autofocus, bigger buffer, dual UHS-II slots, and a bunch more. But is it really worth upgrading?
This 20-minute video from photographer Dustin Abbott provides a detailed overview comparing the Sony A7R IV with its predecessor, the A7R III. He takes a look at what’s changed, what’s stayed the same, and provides a lot of valuable insight for those considering upgrading or purchasing either of these bodies.
The whole 61-megapixel thing kinda stole the limelight when it came to the announcement of the new Sony A7R IV mirrorless camera. The camera still doesn’t ship for about six weeks, but YouTuber Jason Vong has managed to get his hands on one. In this video, he talks about his favourite 10 new features to come with the camera.
Sony has released some sample images shot with the recently announced Sony A7R IV and they look pretty glorious in their detail. The resolution of the original files is 9504 x 6336 pixels, and they range in file size from just over 30MB to just under 50MB as jpg files. Obviously, they haven’t let any raw files out, as there’s no support for them in anything yet.
Sony’s live event has just come to a close and the earlier rumours were true. The Sony A7R IV is here. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any sign of an A7S III, but still. The A7R IV comes with a 61-megapixel sensor, 15 stops of dynamic range, 4K UHD video with 5-axis in-body image stabilisation (IBIS), with what Sony claims is “medium format level” image quality.
Japanese website Nokishita says that Sony has begun editing product pages for an “ILCE-7RM4” camera (the expected product code for a future Sony A7R IV). There’s an official announcement expected from Sony later today, in just a couple of hours, in fact via Alpha Universe, where we may expect to hear that the Sony A7R IV is on the way. And possibly other cameras, too.
With the flood of new mirrorless cameras on the market offering 10-bit video, and those expected in the new year, it looks like Sony is taking no prisoners. Sony Alpha Rumors is reporting that Sony is about to announce two 36-megapixel and 60-megapixel sensors capable of shooting 8K video at up to 6o frames per second. And they may even offer 16-bit RAW stills.