Sony have launched some tempting trade-in offers, giving up to £300 extra trade-up on top of the money that your existing camera is worth, this is a great offer for those in the UK for photographers wanting to upgrade and trade-in from their existing gear to the new Sony A7R IVa, which is a content creators dream featuring 61MP stills and 4K 60p video or even 6K via oversampling.
But for those wondering about how much they could get to their Sony kit (condition dependant) we have made a quick cheat sheet for you:
Camera: Trade-in value: Trade-up bonus: Combined credit:
Sony A7R £466 £300 £766
Sony A7R II £721 £300 £1,021
Sony A7R III £1,118 £300 £1,418
Sony A7R IV £1,571 £300 £1,871
Released in 2021, the Sony A7R IVA is one of the most lusted-after mirrorless cameras out there – due primarily to its incredible 61 megapixel full-frame sensor.
Whilst you can find medium format cameras with higher-resolution sensors, the beauty of the Alpha A7R IVA is that it gives you all this detail in such a small manageable body – with the capability, thanks to its E-mount, of using the ever-increasing range of Sony lenses.
• Read our full Sony A7R IV review
The Sony A7R IVA’s subtle design tweaks make it handle better than the A7R III (which can still be found on sale), and it has an impressive set of specs that include being able to shoot 4K video at up to 30 frames per second (and 1080p up to 120), continuous shooting speed of 10 frames for stills, dual UHS-II memory card slots and 5-axis in-body image stabilization, the A7R IV rewrites the rulebook for full-frame camera photography.
A key advantage of the large sensor is not just the resolution – but that if you shoot in cropped APS-C mode you still get 26 megapixel images – which is great for giving you that more reach for wildlife photography, when you need it. The ability to heavily crop your images will also be of particular appeal to editorial photographers - who can not second guess how designers may actually use their images.