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Sony a7 IV Review : Gets Gold Award with 89% Overall Score

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Latest full in-depth Sony a7 IV Review. DPReview published their full in-depth review and test results for the Sony a7 IV mirrorless camera.  The Sony a7 IV gets an impressive 89% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview.

The Sony A7 IV is the best hybrid mirrorless camera you can buy right now. The A7 IV produces sharp, detailed images with excellent dynamic range, color and flexibility during editing. Sony has delivered all the improvements we were hoping to see the A7 IV make upon the A7 III, from basics such as the resolution of the sensor and viewfinder to significantly increased video capture options.

Sony a7 IV: $2,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a7 IV with 28-70mm Lens: $2,698 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Below you can find the details from the Sony A7 IV review :

Sony a7 IV Review

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Sony a7 IV is the most expensive model in its series so far, but it’s also the most capable.

The a7 IV’s image quality is extremely good, with excellent levels of detail, extensive dynamic range and attractive JPEG color. However, it’s not significantly improved over its predecessor or its rivals: you’ll get more detail in low ISO situations but this small gain seems to come with slight decreases in dynamic range and high ISO noise performance. The margins are tiny but it’s hard to see a net benefit to the new chip.

Autofocus is powerful and can be very simple to use. For a majority of subjects, you can just point an AF point at your subject (or let the camera choose one), and be confident that the camera will track it and put focus in the right place. We get the sense that it’s not quite as pinpoint accurate as the previous generation of models when it comes to focusing on eyes, but it’s much quicker and easier to use.

Things we like Things we don’t
  • Good image quality in both stills and video
  • Simple, powerful AF system
  • Decent dynamic range gives flexible Raw files
  • 10-bit video delivers useful processing flexibility
  • Improved ergonomics
  • Extensive customization
  • USB-PD support for charging or operation
  • Eye detection seems less accurate than previous cameras
  • Rear screen is fairly low resolution
  • Video stabilization struggles with intentional camera movement
  • Burst rate drops from 10fps to 6fps if you want full-DR Raw
  • Some options and settings are needlessly complex

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