Sony's latest full-frame mirrorless camera is official because the imaging expert has officially announced the Alpha 7 IV interchangeable-lens camera. The Alpha 7 IV has a full-frame, 33-megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor with backlighting with ISO 100-51200 and ISO 50-204800 enhancements.
Meanwhile, the BIONZ XR processing engine has been borrowed from Sony's flagship Alpha 1 to deliver high-speed autofocus and continuous shooting at up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking. The 759's phase-detection AF covers roughly 94% of the image area, and Sony says the Alpha 7 IV has accurate facial and eye discrimination for humans, which is 30% better than what the Alpha 7 III can do. The camera can also track the eyes of birds and animals in photos and videos for the first time.
The 5-axis body stabilization system offers a maximum shutter speed of 5.5 steps, as well as an improved grip for added comfort. Sony also made the 3.68 million-dot OLED Quad-VGA electronic viewfinder, which the company says offers 1.6 times the hardware resolution of the Alpha 7 III. If you don't want to use an electronic viewfinder, there's also a 3-inch, 1.03 million-dot LCD screen.
Movie buffs should know that the Alpha 7 IV is capable of 4K 60p video recording in Super 35mm mode, and a maximum of 4K 30p is available with 7K sampling in full frame mode. The camera also features 4:2:2 color sampling to enhance natural gamut along with in-frame XAVC SI encoding for double the workflow editing performance and XAVC HS H.265 long-GOP for compression performance.