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The Sony Alpha a7R IVA is a high-resolution, full-frame mirrorless camera and a slight update to the Sony Alpha a7R IV. Key features include:

  • Updated 2.35M-dot rear touchscreen LCD

  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port

  • 61MP CMOS sensor; UHD4K video capture

  • Five-axis image stabilization; hybrid autofocus system

What’s Changed? The Sony Alpha a7R IVA offers a few notable improvements over its predecessor, the a7R IV. It boasts a faster USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port compared to the original’s USB 3.1 port, a 2.35M-dot touchscreen LCD that represents a substantial upgrade from the original’s 1.44M dots, and a redesigned body.

61MP Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor. The Sony Alpha a7R IVA’s 61MP back-illuminated full-frame sensor works in tandem with the BIONZ X processor to deliver incredibly fast performance, excellent image quality, and great low-light response. You get 14-bit RAW 61MP stills with a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-32000, which can be expanded to ISO 50-102400. You also get internal UHD 4K video capture using the sensor’s full width. This combination of sensor and processor enables the a7R IVA to keep up with fast-paced shooting applications. You can shoot up to 10 fps at full resolution with full autofocus for up to 68 consecutive frames in either mechanical or electronic shutter mode, and up to 8 fps in live-view mode.

Improved Hybrid Autofocus System. This updated Fast Hybrid autofocus system gives you twice the speed and substantially more reliable tracking compared to previous a7R cameras. It features 567 on-sensor phase-detect autofocus points—which cover about 99.7% of the height and 74% of the width of the frame—along with 425 contrast-detect autofocus points, providing extremely fast, accurate performance. You have the option of Expand Flexible Spot focusing, which uses neighboring focus points to stay focused on fast-moving subjects even if the original point loses focus. The Eye AF feature lets you base focusing on a familiar subject’s eyes, making this camera great for portraiture, while Focus Magnification emphasizes minute details, and Lock-on AF lets you position a frame over moving subjects that you’d like to keep in focus. The a7R Iv has an AF Point joystick and dedicated AF On button in addition to touchscreen AF control.

Five-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization. Borrowed from the a9, the SteadyShot INSIDE image-stabilization system offers up to 5.5 stops of correction onto any lens you mount. This system compensates for five types of camera shake, including angular shake (pitch and yaw), shift shake (X and Y axes), and rotational shake (roll). All five stabilization axes are constantly engaged, even when you’re using third-party lenses, adapters, or lenses with their own built-in image stabilization.

UHD 4K Video Capture. The a7R IVA can capture UHD 4K video in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps, which is oversampled 2.4-fold from 6K footage to ensure that there’s no pixel-binning or line skipping. It can also capture Full HD 1080p at up to 120 fps. Both 4K and Full HD resolutions use 100 Mbps XAVC S format in an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling. In addition to these high-resolution internal-recording options, the a7R IVA offers uncompressed 4:2:2 video output via an HDMI connection. You can store a frame grab from a 4K recording as an 8MP still.

Pixel Shift Multi-Shooting Mode. The a7R IVA boasts an improved Pixel-Shift Multi-Shooting mode that shoots sixteen images and moves the sensor between each shot in order to capture full color information for every pixel. This reduces noise and softens the image in a fashion similar to demosaicing. There are a couple of downsides to this feature, though. Firstly, the a7R IVA can’t assemble the final images on its own, so you must use the Sony Imaging software suite to process the sixteen RAW images. Secondly, it takes the camera between one and thirty seconds between each shot, meaning there’s a high chance your subject will move between the first and fourth shot.

Other Notable Features. There’s an NTSC/PAL-switchable Slow and Quick Motion mode, an enhanced Zebra function to help you monitor exposure values in high-contrast scenes, a Time Code feature that makes editing easier, hot-shoe and PC-terminal external-flash connections, automatic anti-flicker shutter timing, an advanced metering system, a range of Creative Style modes, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities for wireless image sharing and camera control. It records its 14-bit RAW images, JPEGs, and video files to SD memory cards, and uses the rechargeable NP-FZ100 battery that’s rated for 530 shots per charge when you’re using the viewfinder or 670 shots with the rear LCD.

Q & A

  • How does this camera differ from the original Sony Alpha a7R IV?
    • This camera boasts a faster USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port compared to the original’s USB 3.1 port, a 2.35M-dot touchscreen LCD that represents a substantial upgrade from the original’s 1.44M dots, and a redesigned body.

  • Does this rental include a lens?
    • This rental doesn’t include a lens.

  • Does this camera accept the previous-generation NP-FW50 batteries?
    • No, this camera uses the larger (physically and in capacity) NP-FZ100 battery.

  • Does this rental include the manual?
    • This rental doesn’t include the manual. If you’d like a physical copy of the manual, please request it in the Special Instructions box during checkout.

  • Does this rental include the USB cable or software?
    • This rental doesn’t include the USB cable or software.

  • Aspect Ratio

    1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

    Audio Recording

    Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
    External Microphone Input (Stereo)

    Autofocus Points

    Phase Detection: 567
    Contrast Detection: 425

    Autofocus Sensitivity

    -3 to +20 EV


    1x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh (Approx. 530 Shots)

    Bit Depth




    Built-in Flash


    Camera Type



    3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1)

    Continuous Shooting

    Up to 10 fps at 61 MP for up to 68 Frames (JPEG)

    Dedicated Flash System




    Diopter Adjustment

    -4 to +3

    Exposure Compensation

    -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)

    Exposure Modes

    Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority

    External Flash Connection

    Hot Shoe, PC Terminal

    External Video-Recording Modes

    4:2:2 8-Bit
    DCI 4K (4096 × 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
    Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 23.976p/50i/50p/59.94i/59.94p

    Flash Compensation

    -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)

    Flash Modes

    Auto, Fill Flash, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless

    Focus Modes

    Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF

    Focus Type

    Auto and Manual Focus





    ISO Range

    Auto, 100 to 32000 (Extended: 50 to 102400)

    Auto: 100 to 12800
    Manual: 100 to 32000

    Image File Formats


    Image Stabilization

    Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis

    Internal Storage


    Interval Recording


    Item Type


    Maximum Sync Speed

    1/250 Second

    Memory Card Slot

    Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)

    Metering Modes

    Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot

    Metering Range

    -3 to 20 EV

    Monitor Resolution

    2,359,296 Dot

    Monitor Size


    Monitor Type

    Tilting Touchscreen LCD


    Sony E

    Operating Temperature

    32 to 104°F

    Self Timer

    2/5/10-Second Delay

    Sensor Dimensions

    35.7 × 23.8mm

    Sensor Resolution

    Actual: 62.5 Megapixel
    Effective: 61 Megapixel (9504 × 6336)

    Sensor Size

    Full Frame

    Sensor Type


    Shutter Speed

    Mechanical Shutter
    1/8000 to 30 Second
    Bulb Mode
    1/8000 to 1/4 Second in Movie Mode

    Video Encoding


    Video Recording Modes

    XAVC S
    UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [16 to 100 Mb/s]

    Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 50i/59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s]

    Viewfinder Coverage


    Viewfinder Eye Point


    Viewfinder Magnification

    Approx. 0.78x

    Viewfinder Resolution

    5,760,000 Dot

    Viewfinder Size


    Viewfinder Type

    Electronic (OLED)


    1.46 lbs.

    White Balance

    Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater





    Sony Alpha a7R IVA

    Battery - Sony NP-FZ100

    Camera Strap

    Charger - Non-Polarized Cable

    Charger - Sony BC-QZ1

    Sony Body Cap