a back-illuminated design, this full-frame 61MP Exmor R CMOS sensor
offers a mixture of incredible resolution with high clarity, low noise,
and a wide 15-stop dynamic range. The sensor's structure promotes
impressive image quality and a copper wiring layer dramatically improves
data transmission speed for creating 14-bit, high-resolution 61MP
stills with a native sensitivity range from ISO 100-32000, which can be
further expanded to ISO 50-102400.
new BIONZ XR processing engine offers up to 8x greater processing
performance compared to previous generations, which enables faster
overall performance, impressive image quality with wide sensitivity and
dynamic ranges, and more fluent processing that's capable of handling a
bevy of AI tasks and intelligent AF alongside imaging processes. This
processing system also reduces rolling shutter and other motion
distortions for clean rendering of moving subjects.
In terms of shooting speeds, the sensor and processor enable up to 10
fps shooting, at full resolution with a mechanical shutter, for up to
583 consecutive compressed raw frames, with full-time AF/AE. If shooting
JPEG only, more than 1000 frames can be recorded in a single burst.
Updated for the a7R V, the in-body image stabilization system has been
revised to support up to 8 stops of camera shake compensation. This
5-axis stabilization system combines a high-performance gyro sensor with
an optimized algorithm for more precise shake control and improved
communication between the camera body and lens.
Additionally, specifically for video, there is also an Active IS mode
that adds even more precise stabilization methods for even smoother
footage straight out of camera. Also, this digital stabilization system
has been updated with a new algorithm that offers the best stabilization
performance when paired with select OSS-enabled lenses.
unique compositing mode allows you to achieve even greater resolution
than the 61MP sensor affords. Working in conjunction with the
sensor-shift image stabilization, this mode shifts the sensor while
making 16 consecutive exposures in order to acquire approximately
240.8MP of information for greater color accuracy and detail than
possible with a single exposure, along with an impressive image size of
19,008 x 12,672-pixels. These files can then be merged together during
post-production by using the Sony Imaging software suite.
New auto-exposure algorithm can detect skin area in faces in order to
more accurately balance exposures for portraits. This AE method is
approximately 20% more reliable, even in backlit or direct sunlight
situations, or even when the subject is not directly facing the camera.
Deep learning technology, along with external visible light and IR
sensors, also contributes to more accurate color reproduction and auto
white balance processing.
dedicated processing, the a7R V's autofocus is greatly benefitted by
more intelligent subject tracking and recognition capabilities along
with the reliable hybrid AF system Alpha cameras are known for.
Real-time Recognition AF works with seven different selectable target
Human, which tracks body and head positions for accurate portraits.
Real-time Eye AF performance has also been improved by 60% thanks to the
human pose estimation capabilities.
Animal, Bird, and Animal/Bird modes are now 40% more accurate for
tracking and recognizing a variety of animal types. Recognition of these
subjects includes dogs, cats, birds and more, with the ability to
pinpoint focus on eyes and recognize animal bodies and heads.
- Insect recognition offers even finer performance with the ability to detect the head or entire insect subject.
Car/Train and Airplane recognition means the camera can detect the front
part of a train, nose of an airplane, or easily detect the entire
Real-time Tracking benefits from AI-based subject recognition for
following moving subjects, making it particularly well-suited to sports
and action subjects. Also, Human pose estimation allows the camera to
distinguish between multiple people and maintain focus on the targeted
subject; even if someone crosses in front, the camera maintains focus on
the key person.
Covering 79% of the full-frame image area, or 100% of the APS-C cropped
area, a Fast Hybrid AF system incorporates a dense 693 phase-detection
point grid for quick and precise focusing in a variety of lighting
conditions with sensitivity down to -4 EV. This focusing system is
available for use in all recording modes, to benefit both video and
Full-time DMF (Direct Manual Focus) enables using the lens's focus ring
for manual focus control at any time, making it easier to switch focus
to a different subject even when working with AF.
For photographic moving subjects, this AF system keeps up with the top
10 fps continuous shooting speeds, offering full-time AF tracking
between each consecutive frame.
In-camera Focus Bracketing is possible, with the ability to record up to
299 frames with sequentially shifted focus points for creating
composite images during post-production with greater-than-possible depth
Real-time Eye AF is fully supported during video recording, for subject
detection and tracking of human, animal, and bird eyes while shooting.
Focus Map is a unique way of visualizing depth of field and functions in
a similar way to peaking with a colorful overlay of the scene that
indicates which parts of the scene are in front of and behind the focus
point depending on the chosen aperture.
A feature carried over from the FX6 digital cine camera, AF Assist lets
you intuitively switch over to manual focus control for adjusting focus
position when working with AF. This is a quick way to shift selective
focus between various subjects in a scene while recording.
A unique solution to compensate for how certain lenses perform when
racking focus, Focus Breathing compensation will automatically smooth
focus transitions and maintain a consistent field of view when changing
the focus position during a shot. This mode crops into the image
slightly and corrects for any detected shifts in composition when
focusing is happening.