How Does It Compare? Worth The Upgrade?
While more testing is in the works, one question begs the filmmaking audience: how does it compare to the Sony A7R IV?
The A7R V can shoot 10-bit video, just as the other cameras built around Bionz XR processors, which helps offer significantly more flexible Log footage or high dynamic range "HLG" film. The A7R does, however, boast the most recent BIONZ XR processor, which is also featured o Alpha 1, which, according to Sony, will "enhance the basic image quality" in addition to providing 8x more processing power than the A7R IV.
There is one significant difference between them: on the A7R IV, this mode only functions for objects that are not moving.
An updated version of the Imaging Edge Desktop, which will be made available simultaneously with the new A7R V, can automatically identify and fix minor movements, such as those made by humans or the leaves on trees, on the new A7R V.
With numerous substantial improvements that bring it closer to the flagship A1, the Alpha A7R V is a significantly better video camera than the prior generation.
Again, more to test — but we love what we're seeing so far.