α7R V full-frame high-resolution camera

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Newly developed AI processing unit

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.

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α7R V Photo Gallery
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AI-driven performance
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Extraordinary resolution
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Next-generation AF
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Movies with spectacular detail and presence
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Designed around creators
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Workflow and reliability geared to pros
AI-driven performance
AI processing unit for advanced subject recognition

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.

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Human pose estimation

The α7R V uses subject form data to recognise movement, providing a roughly 60% improvement in human eye recognition. Human pose estimation uses learned 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.

Recognise a wider range of subjects

In addition to humans, animals and birds, the camera now recognises insects, cars, trains and airplanes, 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.

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Improved accuracy of WB control

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.

Shooting responsibly when using face registration

The face registration feature involves the use of biometric data. You are responsible for your collection and use of such data, and compliance with applicable local law. For more details, please visit the web site below.

Extraordinary resolution
A new high in α resolution

The output from the 35mm 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 breathtaking detail in both stills and movies.

Designed to deliver detail
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35mm full-frame image sensor with 61.0 effective megapixels

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.

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The latest BIONZ XR image processing engine

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. 

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Consistently accurate exposure and colour

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.

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Selectable RAW image sizes and quality

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. 

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Advanced 5-axis in-body optical stabilisation

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.

[1] Yaw  [2] Roll  [3] Pitch

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Precise compensation at the single-pixel level

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.

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Creative Look supports varied expression

The Creative Look feature provides 10 presets that can be used unmodified or edited to create a variety of “looks” that can help creators fine-tune the mood of their stills or movies in-camera. 

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Pixel Shift Multi Shooting responds to changing conditions

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting takes advantage of precision in-body image stabilisation system control. Up to 16 pixel-shifted images are captured and later composited using a computer to achieve overwhelming resolution in a single image. Even tiny movements down to single-pixel level can be detected and compensated for by the PC software doing the compositing.

Next-generation AF
Real-time Recognition AF

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.

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Faster, more precise wide-area AF

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.

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Accurate AF in low EV -4.0 light

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.

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Continuously shoot up to 583 compressed RAW images at 10 fps 

Continuous shooting at up to 10 fps 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.

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Focus bracketing to capture the best shot

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.

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Flicker suppression

Flicker from artificial lighting can be effectively suppressed, with your choice of "Anti-flicker shoot" for still shots or "Var Shutter" to fine-tune shutter speeds to match flicker rates when shooting either stills or movies.

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Full-time DMF

When shooting stills with AF-C or AF-S autofocus, the lens's focus ring can be rotated to instantly switch to manual focus mode at any time. This makes it easy to switch focus to a different subject on the fly.

Movies with spectacular detail and presence

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High quality 8K movie recording

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.

Outstanding 4K movie recording up to 60p(50p)

Full frame and Super 35mm formats can be selected for 4K movie recording. Full pixel readout in the Super 35mm 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.

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Expressive S-Cinetone™

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. 

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S-Log3 gamma curve with 14+ stops of latitude

The S-Log3 gamma curve emphasises gradation characteristics from shadows to mid-gray (18% gray), achieving up to 14+ stops of latitude for efficient editing.

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Real-time Tracking for movies

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.

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Active Mode for enhanced movie image stabilisation

Active Mode provides strong image stabilisation for handheld movie shooting. In addition to in-body stabilisation, compatible lenses with their own built-in image stabilisation coordinate with the camera body for highly effective control, allowing even handheld telephoto shots.

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Breathing compensation for consistent angle of view

When shooting movies, breathing compensation uses Clear Image Zoom technology to maintain a consistent angle of view, suppressing changes that may occur due to shifts in focus position. Breathing metadata can also be used in post production.

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Comprehensive movie tools

The α7R V provides various movie tools such as a clear recording tally frame on the display, Flexible Exposure mode, WB adjustment while recording, new Shot Mark aspect markers, and a movie self-timer.

Designed around creators
New 4-axis multi-angle LCD monitor

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.

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3.2 type high-detail LCD panel

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.

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QXGA viewfinder with the highest resolution in its class

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 120 fps setting for minimal motion blur.

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Dual CFexpress Type A compatible media slots

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.

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Dedicated Still/Movie/S&Q dial

The Still/Movie/S&Q dial allows fast, independent selection, putting the most useful shooting settings for each mode within quick reach.

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Touch operation during shooting and playback

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.

Workflow and reliability geared to pros
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Fast Wi-Fi for PC tethering, FTP and smartphone transfers

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.

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UVC/UAC support for high-quality webcam applications

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. 

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Effective heat dissipation for extended recording times

The camera has been redesigned from the ground up to ensure effective heat dissipation and prevent overheating. 8K 24p (25p) 10-bit 4:2:0 video can be recorded continuously for approximately 30 minutes.

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High reliability in challenging working environments

For more robust outdoor use, sealing is provided at all body seams, buttons and the battery compartment cover. A carefully designed lens lock button and cushioning around the mount also help resist dust and moisture.

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New anti-dust system increases dust removal efficiency

An ultrasonic actuator causes the filter in front of the image sensor to oscillate at more than 70,000 cycles per second, effectively removing dust and particles from the filter surface. There is also a Shutter When Power Off function that closes the shutter for lens changes.

Environmental and accessibility measures
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Sony’s goal: zero environmental footprint 

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.

Applying our plan to the α7R V

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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Assistive Technology on Alpha cameras

Our Alpha cameras include visual and mobility accessible technology.

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Imaging Edge Desktop™

Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge Desktop applications. Use “Remote” to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; “Viewer” to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and “Edit” to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery.

Specifications & Features

The α7R V lets you capture your vision like never before, with dedicated AI processing to recognise and track your subjects. Image makers benefit from a new benchmark of still image quality and resolution, as well as up to 8K video capture, alongside dramatically improved 8-step image stabilisation, advanced connectivity and workflow.
  • Newly developed AI processing unit

  • 61.0MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor

  • Advanced BIONZ XR engine boosts overall processing speed by up to 8x

  • Movie making with 8K 24p (25p) and 4K 60p (50p)

  • Next-generation AF with advanced subject recognition

Sensor Type
35mm 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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