As expected, Sony has today announced their new high-resolution mirrorless camera, the Sony A7R V. If you were hoping for another big resolution jump, though, don’t get too excited. Unlike the A7R IV, which bumped up the A7R III’s 42-megapixel sensor up to a 61-megapixel sensor, the new A7R V keeps the 61-megapixel resolution of its predecessor. It does come with a lot of new features and hardware, though.
For a start, it has an entirely new autofocus system with AI deep learning capabilities. The autofocus system takes the A7R IV’s 567 AF phase detection points and brings it up to an impressive 693 points. It shoots 8K 24fps video (cropped) and full sensor readout 4K video at up to 60 frames per second. It also features the heat sink design of the Sony A7S III, allowing it to record 8K video for up to 30 minutes without overheating.