Here’s How Good the Image Quality Is From the Sony a7 IV

The Sony a7 IV is probably one of the best bang-for-buck cameras on the market right now. With its high-resolution 33-megapixel full frame sensor along with a slew of high-end video features, it fits the needs of professional creatives. If you're thinking about purchasing this camera but want to know how it performs, then this video might be useful to you. 

A recent video from Tony & Chelsea Northrup compares the Sony a7 IV to the Canon EOS R6, the Sony a7R III, the Sony a7 III, and the Sony a9 cameras. The main reason these kinds of tests are useful is that spec sheets and press releases don't always give a clear view of how a camera will perform.

For example, the Sony a7 IV sensor has an AA filter, which although can help prevent moire, also reduces image quality. It's difficult to know how much of an impact this AA filter is going to have without doing a side-by-side comparison. Other factors to test and consider include banding in artificial light, high-ISO performance, and how the sensor handles noise. In the video, Northrup goes into detail on how each camera performs and demonstrates some of the key improvements in the new camera. 

Find out how the Sony a7 IV performs by watching the full video linked above. 

Log in or register to post comments
g coll's picture

Please, Tony Northrup can you shoot your videos in the studio with greater depth of field. What are you on, 1.2?
When the products you are talking about on the table in front of you and holding are out focus then you know it is far too shallow. It can be quite distracting and it isnt pleasing to the eye. Otherwise thanks for the vid!

Adam Palmer's picture

The big three (sony canon nikon) seem to have hit an image quality plateau. One of them needs to bring computational photography to full frame.

David Moore's picture


Adam Palmer's picture

Better make your peace. It's coming. The one that I love on my phone is being able to watch a long exposure waterfall pic as it develops. I can start and stop it whenever I like. I can also do 10 second long exposures hand held sharp and all the noise is averaged out. It's all stuff you could do in photoshop but sometimes its fun to have it done in camera.