Although the Alpha 7R V and the R IV A share the same 61 Megapixel sensor and, hence, the same pure resolving power, this is still undisputed by competitors, and the R V now pairs it with a variety of enhancements. The R V gets the Alpha 1’s industry-leading viewfinder, twin card slots, white balance sensor, and improved controls, plus it can now shoot 8k video as well, albeit cropped and only at 24 or 25p. you can read our article on Sony A7R V review.

Sony A7R V review: Design

The A7R V and A7R IV both have a similar appearance. It shouldn’t be difficult to adjust if you’re coming from the previous generation because the camera feels small and surprisingly lightweight and most of the buttons and switches are still in their original locations. A new 4-axis multi-angle LCD monitor and electronic viewfinder with 9.44 million dots are also included. The A7R V’s display stretches out to the side and tilts in a number of different directions, in contrast to the A7R IV’s panel, which could only be tilted up and down and created a challenge for vloggers. We discovered that the monitor is clear and bright, making it simple to tell whether a picture is in focus. We didn’t have to lie down or twist our necks in awkward ways to shoot from low to the ground because it is so adaptable. Additionally, the menu has been updated to include more touch controls. Now, for instance, you may swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access a number of settings. This is especially helpful if you’re recording yourself on that new side-opening monitor. The mirrorless camera supports high-speed data transfers over Wi-Fi and USB-C and includes two CFexpress Type A slots.


The A7R V has all the ports and connection options you may want, much like other premium full-frame Alpha-series cameras. There is a USB-C port that can receive power, allowing you to swiftly recharge the battery with Power Delivery compatible adapters. Additionally, USB-C port is USB 3.2 compatible and can handle 10Gbps of data transfer speeds. Thanks to Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi with 2×2 MiMO, wireless transfer and connectivity should be quick as well. also, you can learn our article on Sony A7R V review. You receive two memory card slots that support SD/SDXC and CFExpress Type A. (UHS-II). Of course, the CFExpress is the one to use to get the most out of the camera and its quick burst shooting, even though that is significantly more expensive than an SD card. Along with the digital multi-interface shoe for attaching hot-shoe attachments to the top of the camera, you also have 3.5 ports for microphone input and headphone output.

Sony A7R V review: Image quality

A thorough judgement on picture quality will have to wait since there was only one location available during our brief hands-on session and the cameras were using non-final firmware. Suffice it to say, though, that the a7R V looks to be on par with the a7R IV from a previous generation. After all, it employs a full-frame sensor that is extremely comparable. It was able to shoot incredibly detailed photographs using a Sony G Master 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, with the sun streaming in from a neighboring window highlighting individual dust specks. Do you still need clarification? Sony’s Pixel Shift Multi mode, which layers many frames for even more resolution than the 61MP sensor can deliver in a single shot, will be familiar to landscape photographers. This version is better because it compensates for slight motions to maintain fine details, but you’ll still need a tonne of storage space because 240MP photographs can be over 500MB each. The original 95046336 resolution has been (somewhat) downscaled to create the examples shown. We were able to crop in incredibly far without sacrificing picture quality since we had so many pixels to work with. JPEGs that look natural are produced as a result of skillfully managed white balance and color. RAW files with lots of information retained for further editing. Additionally, the dynamic range is remarkable, displaying the brightest areas of each image without erasing the shadows.

Video quality

You’ll like the A7R V’s convenient “anti-flicker” option, which the camera uses to detect the flicker created by fluorescent and other lights if you frequently take pictures or videos under artificial lighting. The mechanical shutter speed is then adjusted to lessen the impact, and the control wheel can be used to fine-tune the shutter speed. Additionally, Sony has made it simpler to shoot in APS-C mode with the A7R V, such as while photographing animals. This can be assigned to a button, such as the “AEL” button, enabling you to rapidly take a 60MP full-frame and a 26MP APS-C cropped image of the same scene. The A7R V improves upon the A7R IV, although in other areas, such as slow-mo recording, it falls short of the flagship Sony A1. You can capture 8K/24p video, however 4K/60p, which can be done in 10-bit 4:2:2 color depth, will be more useful in the majority of circumstances and processes (a big upgrade from the 8-bit 4:2:0 ceiling of its predecessor). Sadly, there isn’t a 4K/120p mode available here; that setting is reserved for the A1. The S-Log 3 and S-Cinetone profiles, which are useful starting points for color grading, are available to filmmakers nonetheless.

Battery life

Sony refers to the industry testing organization CIPA rather than citing its own battery life statistics. Photographers should reportedly anticipate 440 shots when utilizing the EVF or 550 shots when using the LCD. We anticipate real-world scores to be significantly higher, especially if you’re shooting in short bursts, because that test is famously harsh. also, you can check our article on Sony A7R V review.

Sony A7R V review: Performance

The A7R V’s AF system uses “human pose estimation” to quickly identify small faces in scenes, even if the face and eyes aren’t visible. In other words, it determines where a person’s eyes are by analyzing the entire scene rather than just looking for them in a scenario. The same is true of an animal’s head and body, which is great news for wildlife photographers. Additionally, the 693 phase-detection autofocus points are dispersed throughout the frame, covering 90% in APS-C mode and 86% in full-frame. Theoretically, this should make it difficult to miss focus on the majority of subjects in good lighting, but further testing is required to determine whether it delivers on that promise. What else is brand-new except next-generation autofocus? Depending on the lens you’re using, the in-body image stabilization can now provide up to eight stops of adjustment. This indicates that the A7R V has a more potent Active mode for stabilization, which should reduce vibrations when using telephoto lenses or while taking video (although this is not an option when using 8K or any of the 120fps modes). The A7R V is also marginally better for action than the A7R IV because to a bigger buffer during continuous shooting (although it still has a burst rate cap of 10 fps with AF/AE tracking). The A7R V appears to be able to shoot compressed raw files for up to 583 photos, eight times longer than its predecessor, which could only handle roughly six seconds at 10 frames per second.


Pre-orders for the Sony A7R V are already being accepted, and shipping should begin in mid-November. The body-only cost of the A7R V will be $3,899, £3,999, or AU$6,199. It’s a tad more expensive than the Sony A7R IV’s $3,500 / £3,500 / AU$5,699 initial price from 2019, but that’s to be anticipated considering the inflation we’ve experienced since then. It costs far less than the top-tier Sony A1, which launched last year and retailed for $6,500/£6,500/AU$10,499 instead. Additionally, it is less expensive than the quick Sony A9 II ($4,500/£4,800/AU$7,299), which enables continuous shooting rates of up to 20 frames per second.


The A7R V feels disappointing physically and overwhelming technically. For the large professional lenses you’ll be using with it, the camera body feels too little or isn’t tall enough in the body, and the controls have a general layout rather than being tailored to the camera’s advantages. You may modify the buttons indefinitely to fit the way you work, but it takes time and a sharp memory to remember which button does what. The A7R V is outstanding technically. The new AI subject recognition AF is impressive because to its quick identification and acquisition as well as its extremely persistent “tracking”.

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