Sony has released a new version of their flagship full-frame mirrorless camera: the Sony a7R IV. After having been shooting with it quite a bit, here’s my take.
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Here’s a collection of images shot with the Sony a7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera under different lighting conditions and with different settings to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
The Sony a7R IV gives you several options when it comes to choosing which file image file format to use and how to work them into your workflow. Here’s a rundown.
The Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G zoom lens has an ultra-wide perspective that adds a lot of drama and packs a lot of scene into the frame, but it manages to do it without the distracting parts that you often get at such extreme focal lengths.
Sony’s FE 12-24mm F/4 G lens is an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens designed for their full-frame cameras. For an unusually wide lens, it’s remarkably true and sharp and doesn’t suffer from the usual optical flaws you’d expect.
The virtual horizon (or virtual level) tool is one of the most useful overlays for composing your shots. Here’s how it works on the Sony a7R IV.
The Sony a7R IV gives you some control over customizing what types of information you can see on the back screen and through the viewfinder. Here’s how to set it.
This is a step-by-step guide on how to format memory cards in the Sony a7R IV mirrorless camera.
If you’re running into an error when Slot 1 SD card is full on the Sony a7R IV, here’s how to make it roll over to Slot 2 automatically.
The Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM is a high-end fast prime designed for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. Here’s my hands-on review.
Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken recently with the Sony FE 24mm ƒ/1.4 GM wide-angle prime lens on a Sony a7R IV body.
Here’s a collection of images shot at high ISOs on the Sony a7R IV, Sony’s flagship model with a new and improved 61MP sensor.
Here’s a sampling of photos I’ve taken with the Sony RX100 VII, the latest in Sony’s high-end compact camera line.
Here’s a collection of images taken with the Sony RX100 VII at high ISOs to give a sense of how it performs in low-light conditions.
The high-end compact Sony RX100 VII camera has a relatively narrow ISO range from 64 through 12800. Here are some example shots showing what that means in real-world shooting.
I’ve been out shooting with the brand-new Sony a7R IV, the full-frame flagship model in Sony’s mirrorless camera range. Here are some side-by-side examples taken through the ISO range from ISO 50 to ISO 102400.
The Sony RX100 VII has a panorama mode. Here’s a rundown of what it does and how it works.
The Sony RX100 VII high-end compact camera has a 24-200mm optical zoom and two kinds of digital zoom that go beyond that. Here’s what each type does, along with practical examples.
Here’s my hands-on review of the Sony Alpha a6400, Sony’s newest addition to its compact mirrorless interchangeable lens range.
This is a selection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 E-Mount lens, a highly versatile zoom lens that’s an especially good pairing with cameras in Sony’a Alpha range such as the a6000, a6400, and a6500.
Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony a6400 to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera using high ISOs from ISO 6400 up through ISO 102400.
Here are some practical examples of photos shot throughout the Sony a6400’s ISO range from ISO 100 through ISO 102400.
The Sony E 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 is a popular choice for APS-C mirrorless cameras like the new Sony a6400 or the Sony a6000. And it makes for a versatile zoom lens for everyday travel photography. Here are some practical examples of its zoom range.
Here are some practical recommendations on which memory cards to get for the Sony a6400 so that you can take advantage of all of the camera’s features.
The Sony HX99 is a tiny camera with a massive zoom. It makes for a very good and versatile everyday travel camera that easily fits in your pocket. Here’s my hands-on review.
The Sony HX99 compact camera packs a massive zoom into a tiny camera as well as including some features you might not expect in a camera of this type. Here are some photos taken with the HX99 to provide some practical examples of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.
Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony HX99 focusing specifically on its highest ISO range of 1600 to 6400.
Here are some recommendations on which SD cards to get for the Sony HX99 so that you can use all of the camera’s features.
Some practical recommendations on which SD cards to get to be able to use all of the Sony RX0’s features.
If you’re after a spare or replacement battery for your Sony a6000 camera, here’s a rundown of the best options.
It’s not difficult to format a memory card in the Sony a6500, but the option is a bit buried. Here’s where to find it, as well as some other related tips.
The Sony HX99 is a tiny camera with a massive zoom range. Here are some examples of what the zoom can do in real-world shooting.
Here are some quick practical examples of the zoom range of the Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 lens, a cost-effective and versatile telephoto zoom for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.
Here’s a selection of photos that I’ve shot at high ISOs with the Sony a6500 to give a sensor of how useful its high ISO settings are in real-world shooting.
The Sony E 16mm ƒ/2.8 lens is fast and tiny, making it a very attractive option for travel photography. Here’s a collection of travel photos to give a sense of how it performs under real-world conditions.
Battery life isn’t one of the Sony RX0’s strengths. Whether you’re looking for spares, a replacement battery, or external chargers, here’s a rundown of the options.
The Sony RX0 is tiny and looks like an action camera that’s built for shooting video, but it’s a surprisingly capable stills camera as well. Here are some example photos I’ve taken with it to give a sense of its real-world performance.
The Sony RX0 is tiny, rugged, and waterproof. But while it might look like Sony’s answer to GoPro, it packs a surprising amount of high-end features and power.
The Sony RX0 is compatible with just about any grip that folds out to a table-top tripod. But Sony makes one that adds a built in shutter release.
The Sony RX0 is a tiny but surprisingly powerful camera. Here’s what I’ve found when shooting photos with it in the ISO 3200 to ISO 12800 range.
A collection of high-resolution sample photos taken with the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM E-Mount Lens designed for Sony full-frame cameras.
A collection of photos taken with the Sony FE 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 GM lens to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
The cameras in Sony’s Alpha range are well-known for their superb sensors. I’ve been shooting with the latest model, the Sony a7iii, at high ISOs to find out how well it performs in real-world shooting in low-light conditions at high ISOs. Here are the results and some examples.
Some cameras say they have a silent shutter, but when you go to use it they turn out to just have a very quiet shutter. I’ve been pleasantly surprised that the one on the Sony a7iii really is silent. Here’s how to set it up.
Here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with the Sony 35mm ƒ/1.4 ZA lens, one of Sony’s high-end E-mount prime lenses.
The Sony 50mm ƒ/1.4 ZA lens is one of Sony’s high-end lenses. On full-frame sensors it offers a normal perspective and is especially good for low-light and selective focus shooting. Here are some sample photos I’ve taken with it.
How useful are the Sony a7r iii’s high-ISO settings that go all the way up to ISO 102400? I shot some images to find out.
The Sony a7r iii has a well-earned reputation for boasting an extraordinarily good sensor, and it has an ISO range from 50 up through 102400. I shot some real-world examples through the ISO range to see how the ISO settings compare side by side.
By default, the Sony a7r iii doesn’t automatically switch to memory card slot 2 when the card in slot 1 is full. So if you’re getting an error message that there’s no space on the memory card and it’s not automatically switching to the card in slot 2, here’s how to change that.
A guide on how to format memory cards in the Sony a6000 camera to free up space and to prepare the memory card just the way the camera wants it.
In some shooting modes, the Sony a6000 can be picky about what memory card you put into it. Here are some recommendations for which memory cards work best in the a6000.
I’ve been shooting with the newest version in Sony’s RX100 compact camera line, the Sony RX100 V. Here’s a collection of high-resolution sample images to go along with my detailed review.
A collection of photos shot with the Sony RX1R II full-frame compact camera.
Sony’s new RX1R II marks the very high end of pocketable cameras. It has a 42-megapixel full-frame sensor, a fixed f/2 Zeiss lens, and boatloads of features. It also has a price to match.