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Sony Announces New Alpha 7R V Camera Featuring 61MP Sensor, 8K Video Recording

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

Sony has announced the new Alpha 7R V (model ILCE-7RM5) camera, the latest R series member in the company’s acclaimed line of Alpha mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

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The new prosumer camera combines the highest resolution image sensor in an Alpha camera yet with a new artificial intelligence (AI) processing unit for image recognition – a first in any Alpha camera. It uses the same 61MP lens of its predecessor but features a number of key additions that dramatically improves the photography and videography experience.

Chief of which are perhaps the new Bionz XR imaging engine and the dedicated AI processing unit.


The former ensures that the resolution potential of the camera’s sensor is fully utilised to deliver the highest resolution at low sensitivity in the Alpha series thus far. It allows sensitivity settings from ISO 100 to ISO 32000 for stills and videos and 15 stops of dynamic range for stills.


The latter, meanwhile, makes the automatic exposure and white balance more reliable as well as improves detecting and tracking subjects. And subjects aren’t limited to humans anymore. The AI is capable of recognising animals, vehicles and even insects.

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Another major addition is 8K video recording, which is a first for the A7 series. Apart from this, the camera is capable of shooting 4K video oversampled from 6.2K without binning, a high-efficiency MPEG-H HEVC/H.265 codec, intra recording and 10-bit 4:2:2 recording. It also touts subject recognition for real-time tracking, breathing compensation and the ability to use camera metadata for post-processing.


What’s more, the in-body image stabilisation system now delivers up to 8 stops of shake correction. The system also features a multi-shot pixel shift mode, which captures composites of multiple images to achieve high resolution output with the help of the Imaging Edge software on computers.

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The monitor screen has also been redesigned to have more range of movements. It’s now able to rotate on four-axis.


Other features include continuous shooting at up to 10fps with AF/AE, tenacious real-time tracking, faster and more precise AF, silent and vibration-free shooting at up to 7fps, full time direct manual focusing and focus bracketing.


The new Alpha 7R V will be available at selected retail shops and online stores in Singapore from November 2022. There has been no word yet on the local price, but stay tuned for updates.

 
  • Sony has announced the new Alpha 7R V camera, the latest R series member in the company’s acclaimed line of Alpha mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

  • The new prosumer camera combines the highest resolution image sensor in an Alpha camera yet with a new AI processing unit for image recognition – a first in any Alpha camera.

  • It uses the same 61MP lens of its predecessor but features a number of key additions, including a new Bionz XR imaging engine and a dedicated AI processing unit.

  • The new Alpha 7R V will be available in Singapore from November 2022, though the price has yet to be announced.


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