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Sony A7R IV A now available for pre-order

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The Sony A7R IV A is now officially available for pre-order at FocusCamera (opens in new tab), but this curious piece of photographic tech is best described as an incremental update to the original Sony A7R IV. Featuring the same high-powered 61MP full frame Exmor R sensor and 4K HDR video capabilities, the Sony A7R IV A's updates concern the physical body of the camera instead. With added USB 3.2 support and an increase in screen resolution, we'd recommend plumping for the 'A' variant if you're interested in purchasing the Sony A7R IV.

Sony A7R IV A available for pre-order

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Sony A7R IV A | $3,498 at FocusCamera (opens in new tab)
Pre-order now! The Sony A7R IV A features an upgraded screen resolution with 2,359,296 dots, USB 3.2 support and a slightly decreased battery life (by around 10 shots). 

The Sony A7R IV A features the same high-speed BIONZ X image processor and in-body 5-axis image stabilization that's found in the original Sony A7R IV. However, those aren't the only features that remain the same. The Sony A7R IV A essentially retains all of the internal technology of its predecessor, but bumps up the screen resolution and provides USB 3.2 support as well. 

However, there is a small trade-off for these added features. According to (opens in new tab) Sony Alpha Rumors, Sony A7R IV A has a slightly reduced battery life than the Sony A7R IV, delivering 660 shots instead of the 670 on the A7R IV. However, with a difference of just 10 shots, we would still see the Sony A7R IV A as the better choice.

FocusCamera is the only US retailer that seems to be listing the Sony A7R IV A as available for pre-order, but we're sure that B&H (opens in new tab) and Adorama (opens in new tab) won't be far behind. 

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With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab) and  Digital Photographer (opens in new tab). Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.