Sony has just unveiled the Sony Alpha 7 IV full-frame camera alongside two new flashes namely the HVL-F60RM2 and HVL-F46RM.
“The Alpha 7 IV brings together the best of Sony imaging technology to deliver a fantastic experience in both stills and video, meaning that users will be able to capture exactly the content that they want, in whatever situation they find themselves in.”
Yasufumi Machitani, General Manager, Digital Imaging Division, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific
Sony Alpha 7 IV
The Alpha 7 IV boasts a 33MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor. The new sensor offers superior image quality and a wide ISO sensitivity range expandable to ISO 50-204800.
The new camera also has the BIONZ XR processing engine that delivers high-speed autofocus, shooting at 10fps with AF/AE tracking, and a large buffer for a smooth shooting experience. It tracks subjects with Real-Time Tracking and 759 phase-detection AF points.
Additionally, Real-time Eye AF can now track birds’ and animals’ eyes for both photos and videos.
The new member of the Alpha series features S-Cinetone which is adopted from the company’s Cinema Line cameras. The camera is able to record 4K 60p video recording in Super 35mm mode and up to 4K 30p recording with 7K oversampling in full-frame mode. Moreover, it also features 10-bit depth 4:2:2 color sampling, XAVC S-I intra-frame encoding, and XAVC HS.
The 7 IV has a 5-axis optical in-body image stabilization for a 5.5-step shutter speed and CFexpress Type A compatible media slot. It also features a 3.68 million-dot OLED Quad-VGA viewfinder that’s 1.6x the resolution of the viewfinder of its predecessor.
In addition to using the camera for photos and videos, you can use it for on-the-spot streaming and sharing of high-quality content. The connection between the camera and mobile application Imaging Edge Mobile is simplified via Bluetooth and fast data transfer is possible by 5GHz/2.4GHz Wi-Fi.
It features UVC (USB Video Class) and UAC (USB Audio Class) that turn it into a live streaming camera when connected to a computer or smartphone. This provides high image quality like 4K 15p and 1080 FHD 60p.
HVL-F60RM2 and HVL-F46RM
The two new flashes are the HVL-F60RM2 with GN 60 and 20-200mm coverage and the HVL-F46RM with GN 46 and 24-105mm coverage. Both are wireless flashes that offer precise control and enhanced high-speed and intuitive operability.
Both flashes have upgraded continuous shooting flash performance and up to 200 times at 10 frames per second for the HVL-F60RM2 and 60 times for the HVL-F46RM.
The flash algorithm ensures that both flashes are overheat-resistant. Furthermore, they feature a set of four Ni-MH (Nickel-metal hydride) batteries that can power up to 240 with a 1.7 second recycle time for the HVL-F60RM2 and up to 320 flashes with a 2 second recycle time for the HVL-F46RM.
Sony Alpha 7 IV, HVL-F60RM2, and HVL-F46RM pricing and availability
The price and pre-order details of Alpha 7 IV, HVL-F60RM2, and HVL-F46RMwill be announced in the Philipines soon.
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