α7R V full-frame high-resolution camera
A whole new level of camera intelligence
State-of-the-art AI processing uses detailed information about human forms and postures to dramatically improve the camera's subject recognition accuracy and make full use of its potential resolution. Also, subject recognition has been expanded to include a number of new subject types, including vehicles and insects.
The α7R V is equipped with an AI processing unit specifically dedicated to processing significant amounts of data to enable more accurate recognition of subjects and recognition of a wider range of subject types.
The α7R V uses subject form data to recognise movement, providing a roughly 60% improvement in human eye recognition. Human pose estimation uses learnt human forms and postures to precisely recognise not just eyes, but body and head position, making it possible to lock onto and track a subject facing away from the camera or wearing a mask, for example.
In addition to humans, animals and birds, the camera now recognises insects, cars, trains and aeroplanes, providing even greater flexibility and reliability when shooting both stills and movies. Heads and bodies are now recognised in addition to eyes (Real-time Eye AF) for the Human, Animal, and Bird settings.
The α7R V's AWB function has evolved in tandem with the camera's AI capabilities. In addition to the "Visible Light + IR sensor" on the front of the body, the camera's AI processing unit helps to achieve more accurate white balance in difficult lighting, such as when the subject is in shadow.
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The output from the 35 mm full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor, with approximately 61.0 million effective pixels, is processed in real time to the fullest extent by the advanced BIONZ XR™ processing engine to deliver breath-taking detail in both stills and movies.
The sensor is packed with Sony's image sensor technologies, with effective noise reduction realised by its back-illuminated structure, plus gapless on-chip lenses, AR coating (anti-reflection seal glass), and the elimination of an optical low pass filter.
With up to eight times the processing power of its predecessor, the new BIONZ XR processes huge volumes of image data while minimising latency and markedly boosting the camera's movie and still-image processing power.
The latest BIONZ XR engine achieves even better exposure control and colour reproduction accuracy. A new AE algorithm is capable of detecting the skin area in faces and controlling exposure accordingly when shooting stills and movies.
The α7R V now supports the lossless RAW format, with three selectable pixel counts—L (60M), M (26M), and S (15M). Both M and S sizes offer the same resolution in full-frame and APS-C fields of view, for simpler post-production workflow.
The α7R V has been upgraded to offer up to 8 steps of stabilisation in the body alone, for the first time in the α series. This achieves effective stabilisation for slow-shutter shots of interiors or night scenes where it is preferable to avoid the need for increased sensitivity.
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A new stabilisation algorithm provides precise detection and control right down to the single-pixel level, taking full advantage of the sensor's 61.0 megapixel resolution to bring out the finest subject details.
The α7R V's AF system delivers dramatically enhanced overall performance, drawing on major improvements in subject recognition performance. Deep learning technology supports powerful Real-time Recognition AF as well as more reliable Real-time Tracking which is supported by higher Fast Hybrid AF performance over a wider area.
The immense processing power of the new BIONZ XR engine and updated algorithms achieve notably improved AF performance. Up to 693 phase-detection points in a high-density array cover approximately 79% of the image area.
The latest AF algorithms enable high AF precision down to light levels as low as EV -4.0 in AF-S mode. The α7R V also includes a Focus Priority mode that provides more reliable AF in low light or when using smaller apertures.
Continuous shooting at up to 10fps with full AF/AE tracking is possible with the mechanical or electronic shutter. The camera can shoot up to 583 compressed RAW images at this speed.
The camera will automatically shoot up to 299 images with sequentially shifted focus points, with custom intervals and sequence specified by the user. Pick the perfect shot, or post-process multiple shots to achieve creative composites with impossible focus depth.
The XAVC HS format enables in-camera recording of high-resolution, high-quality 8K (7680 x 4320) 24p (25p) movies with efficient HEVC/H.265 compression, bringing out the very best in Sony's lenses and taking full advantage of the resolution provided by the sensor and full-pixel readout. Even the finest subject details are faithfully captured.
Full frame and Super 35 mm formats can be selected for 4K movie recording. Full pixel readout in the Super 35 mm mode without the need for pixel binning makes 2.6x oversampling possible for 4K movies. The XAVC S-I (All-Intra) or the XAVC HS format is supported, with 10-bit 4:2:2 colour sampling.
Based on the technology of CineAlta™ cameras such as the acclaimed VENICE, S-Cinetone delivers natural mid-tones that are essential to healthy-looking skin tones, plus soft colours and gorgeous highlights.
The S-Log3 gamma curve emphasises gradation characteristics from shadows to mid-grey (18% grey), achieving up to 14+ stops of latitude for efficient editing.
Thanks to improvements in subject recognition, Real-time Tracking is now even better, automatically tracking specified subjects with precise focus, including focus on the subject's eyes.
Unprecedented monitoring flexibility
Sony's newly developed 4-axis multi-angle monitor combines the utility of a conventional tilting monitor with side-opening vari-angle flexibility. It allows greater shooting freedom by providing unrestricted angle adjustment in both horizontal and vertical orientations.
The α7R V's LCD monitor has a 3:2 aspect ratio, with 2.1 million dots, touch operation and a wide colour gamut (DCI-P3 equivalent). An outdoor mode is provided for clear visibility in bright outdoor settings.
The 9.44 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder offers a 1.6x improvement in resolution, world-record 0.90x viewfinder magnification, a 41 ° diagonal FOV, and a selectable 120fps setting for minimal motion blur.
The α7R V's two media slots support both CFexpress Type A memory cards and UHS-I and UHS-II SDXC/SDHC cards. The fast writing capabilities of Type A cards contribute to the ability to process large volumes of data without stress. There are separate modes for relay and simultaneous recording.
The Still/Movie/S&Q dial allows fast, independent selection, putting the most useful shooting settings for each mode within quick reach.
The Touch Focus, Touch Tracking and Touch Shutter functions can be sequentially activated by touching an icon on the shooting display. During playback images can be selected by touch.
Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac) allows communication on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, and provides 2x2 MIMO support for fast and stable data transfer and reliable communication.
Easy streaming in 4K is possible with a UVC/UAC compatible smartphone or PC via USB connection, so the α7R V can be used as a high-resolution webcam.
The Sony Group “Road to Zero” project aims to achieve a zero environmental footprint. To achieve that goal, we continue to refine every stage of our camera and accessory manufacture and distribution cycle to minimise environmental stress, from development through production to packaging and transport.
Recyclable non-plastic packaging materials
Sony is working towards the use of non-plastic packaging materials that provide ample protection against shock and impact. Plant-based non-woven fabrics are used for product bags. All of this helps to minimise environmental stress.
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Specifications and Features
- Sensor type
- 35 mm full frame (35.7 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
- Number Of Pixels (Effective)
- Approx. 61.0 megapixels
- ISO Sensitivity
- Still images: ISO 100–32000 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100–32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
- Battery Life (Still Images)
- Approx. 440 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 530 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
- Viewfinder Type
- 1.6 cm (0.64 type) electronic viewfinder (Quad-XGA OLED)
- Monitor Type
- 8.0 cm (3.2-type) type TFT
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