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Moments You Can’t Miss with the Alpha 7R IV

By Kriangkrai Waiyakij

Back when the original mirrorless full-frame camera from Sony was released, the size was significantly smaller compared to regular DSLR cameras. Its size though, never caused me any problems even the first time I used it. It was an issue for photographers who were used to DLSR, but they had to adapt and adjust—like always when there’s new technology in photography.

The steadiest handgrip ever

From the Alpha 7 to the Alpha 7R IV, there have been many fantastic improvements and changes including small details such as shutter button, but the talk of the town other than the 61-megapixel resolution is the new handgrip. This new handgrip is bigger, making it much easier to hold comfortably than previous mirrorless cameras.

Never worry about cropping again 

As someone who grew up with an analog camera, I am still familiar with the old ways of photography, taking photos without extra features. So when I started to use digital cameras, I needed to build up my experiences to make it fit for the job.

Capture every minute detail with the Alpha 7R IV

Alpha 7R IV | FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G | 840 mm | 1/250 sec | F13 | ISO 400

With our country’s traditions and heritage, there are many times I was honored to be able to record historic events. And in every event, there can’t be any mistakes.

Create dramatic moments with the Alpha 7R IV

Alpha 7R IV | FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM | 117 mm | 1/13 sec | F7.1 | ISO 400

Moments without a second chance being captured at 61-megapixel resolution on the Alpha 7R IV helps me capture perfection. Especially when there’s a need to crop, these great raw files never let me down. Furthermore, 15 stops of dynamic range are wide enough to correct any mistake from error in exposure.

Lightning speed autofocus

Never miss a moment with the Alpha 7R IV's lightning speed autofocus

Alpha 7R IV | FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G + 1.4x Teleconverter | 685 mm | 1/320 sec | F13 | ISO 400

Another thing that fascinates me is the blazingly fast hybrid autofocus system. It has a large number of phase- and contrast- detection points that cover almost all of the image area. It enables you to follow any movements on every occasion, especially when combined with the image stabilization system, which is effective up to 5.5 stops.

Shoot with confidence in low-light situations with the Alpha 7R IV

Alpha 7R IV | FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS | 200 mm | 1/15 sec | F6.3 | ISO 400

My closing thoughts

After having used the Alpha 7R IV for some time, I’ve grown to completely trust in its capability. Technologies in photography are constantly evolving, and so are photographers. But how often is the transition so smooth that it also allows you to take your work to another level like this?

Every image tells a story with the Alpha 7R IV

Alpha 7R IV | FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS | 96 mm | 1/3 sec | F6.3 | ISO 400

After all, every imaging tool needs to give me joy and confidence. Every time a shutter sound rings, that is a win in doing what I love, followed with dedication and pride in works for my country from what I do best. That’s why a camera is not just a tool but also a companion to success.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author. They do not reflect the opinions or views of Sony Singapore.

Kriangkrai’s Gear
Alpha 7R IV


FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS


FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS


1.4x Teleconverter Lens