Sony a7 IV Announcement also Delayed?

Nowadays, every camera manufacturer tends to delay the announcement and release of new products, so it’s no wonder that the announcement and release of new Sony products are delayed.

Sony has postponed the Sony ZV-E10 launch event for two months because of the chip shortage: from the end of May to July first…and now to August. Now it seems that the Sony a7 IV announcement will also be delayed due to the worldwide chip production shortage.

The Sony a7 IV was originally scheduled to be announced in September with a release date in October 2021. But now, at this stage, will Sony stick to the September announcement for Sony a7 IV and just postpone the final shipping date from October to November or December, or Sony will somehow avoid semiconductor supply problems? Stay tuned!

Speaking of the specifications, the Sony a7 IV is rumored to be equipped with a 30MP Full-frame BSI CMOS image sensor (stepping up from the Sony a7 III‘s 24MP), 5-axis IBIS, 4K 60p video recording as well as a $2499 price tag and more.

Sony a7 IV Rumored Specifications:

  • Camera type: Full-frame mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full-frame 30Mp BSI CMOS
  • Processing engine: Bionz XR
  • Sensitivity: ISO 50-204,800
  • The same menu system as Sony a7S III
  • Autofocus system: Hybrid with 693 phase detection points and 425 contrast detection points, Real Time Eye AF (Human and Animal for stills and video)
  • Stabilisation: 5-axis IBIS and digital, up to 5.5EV shutter speed compensation
  • Video resolution: 4K at up 60fps and 1080p at 240fps, 10-bit and 4:2:2 colour over HDMI
  • Gamut: S-Log2 and S-Log3, S-Gamut3.Cine and S-Gamut3
  • Still File formats: Raw, JPG, HEIF
  • Screen: 3-inch 1,440,000-dot vari-angle touchscreen
  • Viewfinder: 0.5-inch OLED with 3.69million dots
  • Maximum continuous shooting rate: 10fps with mechanical or electronic shutter
  • Storage: Dual: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) and CFexpress Type A
  • Launch Price: $2,499
  • Announcement in Q2 – Q3 of 2021
  • To be Released in September 2021

You can also see the upcoming Sony cameras & lenses in 2021.

$300 off on Sony a7 III body: $1,698 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a1 body: $6,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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