Sony A7R V launched, with 8K video and AI autofocus but still 61MP

Sony A7R V
(Image credit: Sony)

Sony sticks to its 61MP sensor, still the highest resolution you can get for a full-frame camera, but adds 8K video and a new AI-drive subject recognition autofocus system to go with a big boost in processing power and buffer capacity for burst shooting.

Sony stays with its 61MP sensor but adds 8K video, AI AF, better IBIS and a far bigger buffer depth for burst shooting. (Image credit: Sony)

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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