Sony A7 IV vs A7 III: the 12 key differences

Sony A7 IV vs A7 III
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The Sony A7 IV is now out. Sony sees the A7 IV as a logical development of the all-purpose Sony A7 III, and one that’s better and more powerful in just about every respect. But something has changed. It's no longer Sony's entry-level full frame camera. That role is now taken up by the Sony A7 III, which will continue, and the Sony A7C.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at