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Does Sony A7R4 have automatic focusing stacking?


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The A7R4 does not offer focus bracketing or stacking.

The A7R5 is the first Sony to offer focus bracketing (you have to stack the images in the computer afterwards, but it automates the capture of the frames). It can shoot the entire bracket automatically.

I believe you can use electronic or mechanical shutter with focus bracketing, but the frame rate on the A7r5 is not super-fast. 

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Some people have suggested an app on an Android phone that can do stacking with some Sony phones. I'm sorry I can't remember its full name, but it starts with Cam (Camadoo or something like that).

I think it works with the A1 - that might give you really fast stacking with electronic shutter, and the A1 is 50 Mpixel - almost as much as the A7R4.

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The focus stacking is quite old idea already, so why doesn't Sony add this really nice system to their cameras like they have in many Olympus cameras. That's one reason for me to have also an Olympus camera and macro lens for it, but that system gives you a lot more possibilities than only in macro photographing.

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On 3/30/2023 at 4:37 AM, markku55 said:

The focus stacking is quite old idea already, so why doesn't Sony add this really nice system to their cameras like they have in many Olympus cameras. That's one reason for me to have also an Olympus camera and macro lens for it, but that system gives you a lot more possibilities than only in macro photographing.

Sony have added focus bracketing to the A7RV, and I expect to see it on a lot of models going forward.

They built it to capture the extra large brackets that some users want, going up to 299 frames in a bracket. Because of that, they don’t attempt to stack the bracket in the camera (can you imagine the camera trying to stack hundreds of frames - I think it would explode!), but there are several choices of software to stack the frames on your processing computer - apparently even Photoshop can do it, but the cool kids use other software (I’ve heard Helicon Focus and Zyrene Stacker mentioned a fair bit).

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Older Sony Camera don't have a built-in focus bracketing and I don't think will be added.
There is an app (just released) that is called "Alpha Focus Bracketing" on the Google Play Store that can do it automatically over bluetooth.

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