Sony recently announced the Alpha (a7) IV—the company’s latest full-frame mirrorless camera in the Alpha lineup. Here, we will be looking at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of the Sony a7 IV in Nepal.
Sony a7 IV Overview:
If it wasn’t already obvious, the Sony a7 IV is the successor to a7 III that was launched back in 2018. While trying to improve on its predecessor, the a7 IV borrows a thing or two from Sony’s recent offerings.
The new a7 IV looks a lot like the a7S III in terms of the design. The main camera body is made from magnesium alloy and recycled plastic. It’s the first Sony Alpha camera with a dual-layer mode dial. A second dial sits below the main dial, allowing users to switch between still, video, and Slow and Quick.
Its 3-inch LCD monitor is fully articulating and features around 1.03 million dots. There is also an OLED electronic viewfinder with 1.6x the resolution of its predecessor.
On the imaging front, the a7 IV comes with a new 33MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. Its ISO sensitivity can be expanded up to 50 – 204,800.
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The new sensor is paired with the BIONX XR image processor, the same one found on the Sony Alpha 1. With this, the camera is capable of continuous shooting of up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking. A total of 759 phase-detection AF points cover 94% of the image area. Sony says its Real-Time Eye AF can now track birds and animals for both stills and videos. In addition, face and eye detection for humans are now 30% more accurate.
When it comes to videos, the a7 IV can record at up to 4k 60fps in Super 35mm mode. It can also record 4k 30fps videos with 7K oversampling in full-frame mode. Similarly, this camera even supports 10-bit 4:2:2 color sampling and XAVS S-I intra-frame recording that were unavailable in its predecessor. It also inherits S-Cinetone picture profiles from Sony’s Cinema Line cameras.
Sony a7 IV Specifications:
- Weight: 658 grams (with battery)
- Image Sensor: 35.9 x 23.9 mm, 33.0MP, Exmor R CMOS, Full Frame
- Image Processor: BIONX XR
- Screen: 3.0-inch TFT LCD, 1,036,800 dots, Touchscreen, Articulating display
- Viewfinder: Quad-VGA OLED, 100% coverage, 3,686,400 dots
- Stabilization: 5-axis Sensor-Shift Stabilization
- AF System: 759 Phase-detection Autofocus points
- ISO Range: 100 – 51200, expandable up to 50-204,800
- Continuous Shoot: 10 frames/sec
- Video Resolution: 3840 x 2160 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Video Frame Rate: 3840 x 2160 pixels (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 pixels (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
- Built-in flash: No | External Flash support: Yes
- Compatible Lenses: Sony E Mount
- Battery Type: NP-FZ100 Li-ion, rechargeable
- Battery Life (Approx.): 520 shots
Sony a7 IV Price in Nepal and Availability
Sony a7 IV will go on sale in December. The body-only costs USD 2,500 and you will have to pay a couple of hundreds more for the kit version (28-70mm lens). We expect the price of the Sony a7 IV in Nepal to start at NPR 390,000 when it launches here.
|Sony a7 IV mirrorless camera||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Body-only||USD 2,500||NPR 390,000|
|Body + Kit version (28-70mm)||USD 2,700||NPR 425,000|
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