Sony A7R IV vs A7R V - which high-res Alpha mirrorless camera is right for you?

Sony A7R V vs A7R IV
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The Sony A7R IV vs A7R V dilemma will be very real for anyone looking to buy a 61MP Sony, or anyone who already owns an A7R IV (or the A7R IVA) and wondering if they should upgrade.

The Sony A7R V and A7R IV are both among the highest resolution cameras you can buy as well as the best Sony cameras. They are also near the top of the list of best professional cameras. For now, it looks as if both will stay on sale, which means weighing up an older model at a lower price against its newer replacement.

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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