Sony A7R V vs Sony A1

Sony A7R V vs Sony A1
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Sony has a habit of cramming more power, more features and more speed into every model, pushing the envelope in every direction at once. That’s certainly the case with the Sony A7R V, the ‘resolution’ specialist in the Sony Alpha range – which gets an upgrade to practically everything EXCEPT resolution!

The headline features for the Sony A7R V are new 8K video capture capability, 10fps continuous shooting now with a huge buffer capacity, and a new AI processing unit which, among other things, takes subject recognition and tracking to a new level.

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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