Sony A7R V for PHOTOGRAPHY review: 61MP, Pixel Shift, AI Autofocus

Sony A7R V for PHOTOGRAPHY review: 61MP, Pixel Shift, AI Autofocus

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00:00 - Introduction
00:56 - Sony A7R V design and controls
01:49 - Sony A7R V viewfinder, screen and main menu
04:52 - Sony A7R V ports, connectivity, battery and cards
06:44 - Sony A7R V sensor, JPEG, RAW, 61 Megapixel quality
08:46 - Sony A7R V Pixel Shift and Motion Compensation
13:48 - Sony A7R V noise and high ISO
15:02 - Sony A7R V IBIS and stabilization
16:58 - Sony A7R V autofocus, AI, subject detection
23:10 - Sony A7R V burst shooting, action
25:08 - Sony A7R V electronic rolling shutter skewing
25:55 - Sony A7R V focus bracketing and stacking macro
27:07 - Sony A7R V Bulb Timer and long exposures
27:51 - Sony A7R V 1080p vs 4k vs 8k resolution
28:33 - Sony A7R V verdict and sample images

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started drone photography?

You have many options to begin photographing with a drone. A ready-made drone package is the first choice. You will get everything you need to get started. They vary from $200 up to $500, depending on which model.

Other options include building your drone. Although this can be a bit complicated, it's still possible to create something that works well enough to take some decent photos and videos.

A quadcopter is the best choice for anyone who wants to build their own drone. Like conventional helicopters, quadcopters have four rotors or propellers.

A quadcopter is simpler to assemble than a helicopter. It is also less expensive to buy and easier to transport.

First, choose the right parts. Motors, batteries and controllers are all required. Make sure you pick the correct size and weight.

Next, you will need to choose which type of controller you want. You have many choices, including joysticks and touch screens as well as remote controls. You can attach your drone to the camera with the built-in camera.

Once you've made your selections, you are ready to assemble it. Pre-assembled kits are recommended to make it easier. However, you can also build your own drone by following a few steps.

Step 1 Attach the battery pack

For your quadcopter to be built, you'll need the battery pack connected to the motor. First, remove the cover plate from the bottom of the battery pack. Slide the battery into its place.

Step2: Connect your motors

Next, install the motors into the correct slots. Each motor must go into its designated slot. When installing motors, ensure that they face forward while remaining perpendicular with the frame.

Step 3: Install your propeller

The propellers will need to be attached to the frame. Be sure to place them at equal distances.

Now you are ready to test your drone. If there is no movement after you turn on your engine, double-check that you have the propellers facing forward. Make sure there aren't any obstructions between the propellers.

What time of day is best for drone photography?

A drone could capture images from the air during sunset and sunrise hours, even though there is not much activity at ground level.

Drones can be used to capture stunning photos of landscapes or the sky above. Some drones cannot fly at night and you may miss amazing views.

If you want to make sure that you capture all the photo opportunities, fly during sunset and sunrise hours. These times allow for stunning shots of nature and are often more popular because there are fewer cars on roads and fewer people.

Also, you'll find yourself shooting at lower light levels. This makes it easier to capture images without worrying about overexposing them.

Additionally, the drone can withstand strong winds, rain and snow. These are all factors that make daylight great for photography with a drone.

However, if you want to capture some nighttime scenes, consider flying during moonlit nights. This will give you a unique perspective of the cityscape below.

Are there any good spots to fly a drone and take photos?

Drones are a great tool for taking stunning photos of nature and landscapes. Drones are perfect for both close-up shots and stunning photos of wildlife like butterflies and birds.

Drones are best used in mountains, deserts and other locations such as beaches, cities, oceans, rivers, and lakes. Drone enthusiasts enjoy taking stunning photos of their surroundings and other local attractions.

You should try shooting at night when the lights illuminate the surrounding landscape to explore new places. Also, you can shoot in different seasons, particularly winter when snow covers the ground.


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How To

Why do people fly drones at night?

Drones are used by night-flyers for two reasons.

The curiosity aspect is why most people fly drones at night, they enjoy watching the world go by. You can also fly drones at nights to capture photographs of the city landscape.

Urban photography is becoming more popular among drone enthusiasts.

Photography at night offers many benefits such as better lighting conditions, more detail, and even seeing the stars.

Many photographers prefer to shoot at night to avoid dealing with the limitations of daytime shooting.

These benefits make urban photography attractive, but people fly drones at night to capture stunning nighttime scenes.

They love the way the light changes when the sun goes down. Many people now post videos of themselves flying drones at midnight and upload them online.

While the technology used to create drone footage isn't exactly cutting edge, the quality of the imagery is extremely impressive.

The best part? You don't need any special equipment. All you need is a smartphone camera.

Of course, if you don't own a smartphone, then that's fine. The market has many great cameras, so you can make amazing drone videos.

If you're looking to purchase a DSLR camera, you'll find that some models offer night vision capabilities.

Canon's EOS-5D Mark III comes with an embedded infraredLED system that allows the camera to see in low lighting conditions.

Other manufacturers include Sony, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, and Samsung.

However, not all smartphones have the ability to record drone footage.

iPhones, for example, cannot use their front-facing cameras to capture aerial footage. Instead, they must rely on the iPhone 8 Plus's dual rear cameras.

After you've chosen what camera you'd prefer, you can decide where you want your video to be shot.

You could film your drone footage at one location or follow your subject.

You should make sure your subject is visible while filming drone footage. You should aim your drone at your subject.

As long as you stay within this range, you should be able to get good results.

Remember that the closer you are with your subject, the sharper the details of your drone footage.

So move quickly towards your subject.

Now that you are able to fly a drone, let's learn how to edit it.