Sony has not made any indication that the Alpha 7 IV digital camera is coming, however a brand new itemizing for the Sea & Sea MDXL-a7IV Underwater Housing has renewed hypothesis that the much-anticipated digital camera could also be arriving sooner quite than later.
The digital camera that’s proven in product pictures is difficult to differentiate since solely the rear is proven, but it surely seems to be the older model of the Sony Alpha 7R IV before the recent Alpha 7R IVa models replaced the rear LCD and removed the Sony logo. Two PetaPixel workers members who personal the unique Alpha 7R IV affirm it seems to be the digital camera, and except the unreleased and unannounced Alpha 7 IV will look similar to the older Alpha 7R IV and Sea & Sea additionally managed to get its fingers on a product that Sony hasn’t even admitted exists, it will appear that the corporate merely forgot so as to add the “R” to product descriptions.
Nevertheless, The Sea & Sea underwater housing particularly notes that it’s designed for the “Sony a7IV digital camera” not solely by the product title and outline but in addition by the big brand on the decrease proper nook of the entrance of the housing. It’s one factor to seek out typos in advertising and marketing or product descriptions, it’s fairly one other to see these typos painted immediately onto merchandise.
The corporate’s web site and product listings on Adorama, the company’s own website, and others are constant in noting “a7IV” assist, however cautious inspection of the product’s official manual is a little more revealing. Whereas it could repeatedly listing the Alpha 7IV all through, it isn’t till the “Specs” on web page 24 that the true supported digital camera is listed, and makes this complete state of affairs look like attributable to an unlucky error:
Whereas the overwhelming majority of the advertising and marketing and textual content concerning the housing reveals “a7IV,” the above observe on the appropriate digital camera because the Alpha 7R IV and the truth that the digital camera within the photographs seems to be the older Alpha 7R IV digital camera physique factors to 1 seemingly state of affairs: a typo that was by no means caught by the producer, which very seemingly spans fairly far again into the product’s growth.
Sadly, it doesn’t seem as if Sea & Sea obtained early entry to Sony’s highly-anticipated mid-tier full-frame digital camera so as to specifically construct an underwater housing for it. For individuals who are in search of a extremely succesful underwater housing for his or her Alpha 7R IV although, Sea & Sea’s nearly $4,000 housing does declare to have lots of helpful options.