sony A7IV camera

The Sony A7IV as a Hybrid Wedding Photography and Videography Camera

The Sony A7IV as a Hybrid Wedding Photography and Videography Camera

I have been using Sony Cameras every since I began photographing Weddings in 2011

I started out with the Sony A900 and A99 A mount full frame DSLR cameras then progressed to the e-mount A7III a few years ago.

I currently use 2 A7III’s for my wedding photography and videography and last year I purchased a Sony A7IV and have been using it for a full wedding season now.

sony A7IV for wedding photography by cornwall wedding photographer

Sony A7IV Tamron 28-75mm @28mm @f2.8

In comparison to the Sony A7III, the Sony A7IV has 33 Megapixels as opposed to the 24.2 Megapixels, this is a useful upgrade when you need to crop in. I also found the image quality to be improved, when editing a wedding I can usually tell when an image has come from the A7IV as opposed to the A7III.

wedding image taken with the Sony A7IV by cornwall wedding photographer

Sony A7IV Tamron 28-75mm @28mm f2.8

In terms of auto focus I didn’t see that much of a difference in my photography work. The Sony A7III has eye-tracking, but the A7IV has real-time tracking so for video work this was a definite bonus.

Wedding image using the Sony A7IV by cornwall wedding photographer

Sony A7IV Tamron 28-75mm @75mm and f4 

The 10 bit colour that the Sony A7IV supports has also been useful for colour grading in post production and a real upgrade over the Sony A7III. The footage from the A7IV is excellent and on a par with the Sony A7SIII.

It also supports 4K @60Hz so my slow motion wedding confetti clips look awesome.

wedding image taken with the Sony A7IV by cornwall wedding photographer

Sony A7IV Tamron 28-75mm @64mm and f4 

Sony a7IV wedding photograph by cornwall wedding photographer

Sony A7IV Tamron 28-75mm @28mm and f4 

My favourite lens from my earlier A-mount Sony days was the Sony / Zeiss 135mm f1.8 the images this lens produces were really special and something I missed when moving to the E-mount. 

At the time I had the LA-EA3 A to E mount adaptor and it worked well with Sony A-mount lenses which had a built in focusing motor but the Sony / Zeiss 135mm f1.8 was a screw drive lens and would not auto focus with this adapter.

So one of the reasons I bought the A7IV was that it supported the LA-EA5 adaptor and now I could use my favourite Sony / Zeiss 135mm f1.8 with full auto focus.

Wedding image using the Sony A7IV by cornwall wedding photographer

Sony A7IV, LA-EA5 adaptor, Sony Zeiss 135mm f1.8  @f2.2 

Alchemy Photography is based in Cornwall UK and we provide Wedding Photography and Videography. 

In the last 12 years we have photographed over 500 weddings and have been a top 30 UK wedding photographer since 2016