The Sony A7R IV

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photoSentinel supports the Sony Camera Range.

Can the photoSentinel system support the Sony A7R IV?

Yes. Our custom set-up supports the camera for the duration of the project. From weather protection to continuous power, the photoSentinel is able to work with the Sony A7R IV.

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How does the Sony A7R IV integrate into Long-Term Time Lapse Photography?

To integrate the Sony A7R IV into long-term time-lapse photography, consider the following:


The Sony A7R IV has a built-in intervalometer, allowing you to set the camera to capture images at regular intervals. You can access this feature through the camera's menu.

Power Supply.

For long-term time-lapse projects, the photoSentinel System uses solar power and an adaptor to keep the camera capturing every element of the project.

Fixed Position.

The photoSentinel System is placed in a fixed position usually mounted high enough so that the camera is able to capture the construction site.

Manual Settings.

Set the camera to manual mode to maintain consistent exposure across all frames. Adjust the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO based on the lighting conditions and desired effect.

RAW Format.

Capture images in RAW format to have greater flexibility during post-processing and to retain maximum image quality.


Use high-capacity memory cards to accommodate the large number of images captured during the long-term time-lapse. It's recommended to format the memory cards before each shoot to avoid any potential issues.


Import the image sequence into time-lapse software or video editing software to create the final time-lapse video. Adjust settings such as frame rate, transitions, and color grading as needed.

Remember to plan your time-lapse project carefully, considering factors such as interval duration, project duration, and environmental conditions. With the Sony A7R IV's high-resolution sensor, you can capture stunning details in your long-term time-lapse sequences.

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Sony A7R IV Specifications

Camera TypeFull-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera
Sensor Resolution61 megapixels
Sensor TypeExmor R CMOS
ISO Range100-32,000 (expandable to 50-102,400)
Video Resolution4K UHD at 30p, Full HD at 120p
Image Stabilization5-axis in-body image stabilization
Autofocus SystemFast Hybrid AF with 567 phase-detection AF points
LCD Screen3.0-inch tiltable touchscreen
Viewfinder5.76 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder
ConnectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB-C, HDMI, microphone and headphone ports
Battery LifeApprox. 670 shots (CIPA standard)
WeightApprox. 665g (body only)

As always, if you have any questions, contact us and download the free Ultimate Project Planner to plan your construction time lapse project.