Sony A7RV Body Front View bright

The Sony A7R V camera has the same 61MP sensor but an insane step up in AI autofocus


8K shooting seems limited to 30 minutes due to overheating

Shoot in “difficult professional situations with confidence” thanks to the weather sealing


Dual SD / CFexpress A memory card slots

Oooh, the 9.44 million dot EVF is also back

Hooray, focus breathing correction!

Focus Map is back, in case it didn’t give you a headache before

14 stops of “latitude”

Real-time AI recognition also applies to video recording

6.2K binning-free 4K 60p with S-Cinetone

Quick switch to 26 MP APS-C crop images

Wow! Full playback 8K 24/25p video

Pixel shift 240.8MP images now offer correction for foliage and human movement

Now boasts 8 steps of image stabilization. Which seems… optimistic considering Sony’s IBIS system

Sony is teasing deep learning and cloud computing in a rather shady way

Visible light + IR sensor now drives AI white balance

Up to 10 fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE

Car AF, Train AF, Airplane AF and WORLD FIRST Insect AF head and body recognition

40% improvement in animal recognition, including backwards facing animals

60% improvement in human eye recognition

AF now recognizes challenging subjects that are small or facing backwards; faces that are in profile, facing down, or backlit.

Continuous head tracking (Canon says hello!)

61MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, combined with Bionz XR processor.

First camera with AI processor unit, with real-time AF that analyzes the shape, head and eyes of the subject

4-axis multi-angle monitor

Ooh, “a new AI processing unit” where “the resolution of R meets new image intelligence”

Aaaaaaaaand we’re live!

“The speed of 9, the astonishing resolution of R”

Spoiler alert: spring Sony A7R V review (opens in new tab) is here

But… we’re 10 minutes away from launch!

The live chat just goes down the path of silliness.

“the new all old very new design of old design of flawless turn … design of so, new!”

Lots of wild guesses (and dumb guesses) in the video chat and comments section about what this announcement will be.

Aside from silly suggestions like a new Sony A1, a lot of people are really asking about a new APS-C body. It would be really cool to see an A7000 at some point…

Early rumblings are that the Sony A7R V will cost £3,999 in the UK, which is roughly $4,630 / AU$7,140. What do you think, does that sound fair?

Another last-minute photo has leaked (opens in new tab) on Sony Alpha Rumors, which shows what is claimed to be the mode dial of the Sony A7R V. From this, the website concludes that the new camera has the same controls as the Sony A7 IV (opens in new tab) and that the C1 button sits higher to accommodate what is said to be a new 4-axis tilt/flip display (similar to the Panasonic S1H (opens in new tab)).

(Image credit: Sony Alpha Rumors)

It’s Sony Alpha launch day!

In the UK where I’m writing from, it’s launch day for the new Sony Alpha camera!

Exciting times. I’m off to London soon for the live launch event, which means we’ll get hands-on with the camera and the chance to take test shots (and video)!

Potential leaked image of Sony A7R V

This image was shared by Sony Alpha Rumors (opens in new tab) a few days ago, and it’s apparently a leaked image of the Sony A7R V. Key findings? Curious eyes may notice that the 4K and Steady Shot markings found on the top of the AR IV are gone.

Sony A7R IV

(Image credit: SonyAlphaRumors)

Some claim they can see a fully articulating screen from the image, but I’m not so sure that’s not wishful thinking!

Sony Creative Space 2022

(Image credit: Sony)

This new camera launch ties in with Sony’s Creative Space event in New York on October 27-28, which is free to attend if you register in advance (opens in new tab).

Creative Space 2022 includes onstage talks, speakers and photo walks around NYC, and is designed for photographers and creatives to join Sony’s community of visual creators live and in person.

“Some of the biggest names in photography, video and film will share their knowledge and creativity directly with you. Make yourself known to a new audience and speak one-on-one with leading experts in imaging technology.”

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