Sony started the A7SIII Early this summer, but the company Camera department has more in stock this year. Today Sony announced its The smallest and most compact full-frame mirrorless camera: the Alpha 7C.
Designed as more portable alternative to mirrorless competitors like the Nikon Z6, Panasonic S5, Canon EOS R.The $ 1,800 A7C (body only) (Sony’s own full-frame digital cameras) combines the size of Sony’s APS-C a600 line of cameras with the higher image quality of the A7III line.
Weighing 17.9 ounces and measuring 5 x 2.88 x 2.38 inches (excluding the lens), the A7C is basically the same size as that a6600 and almost 20% smaller than an A7III, while still sporting a 24.2 MP sensor, 5-axis image stabilization, and a super-fast autofocus system (with Eye AF) found on the A7C’s larger and more expensive siblings is.
Sony also offers that the A7C supports up to 15 levels of dynamic range, light sensitivity of ISO 204,800 and a variety of high-end video recording formats including 4K / 30Fps with S-Log3. You also get support for full HD slow motion recording at up to 240 fps.
In addition, the A7C has a 3-inch touchscreen with a variable angle on the back that can be rotated 180 ° Degree so that you can still see the display when filming from the front, vlog style. The A7C also has an integrated OLED EVF with 2.3 million dots, with the exception that it is not centered in the middle of the camera as on larger A7 cameras, but is positioned like an area to the left.Finduh to increase compactness.
T.The A7C comes with a couple of other improvements, Includes support for USB-C charging and improved battery life of up to 740 shots per charge. Unfortunately, the A7C doesn’t have the redesigned and updated menu system from Sony that was featured on the A7SIII.
Sony didn’t stop there, because in addition to the A7C, Sony is also announcing a new lightweight lens and flash To ensure size-conscious photographers can create the lightest, most portable full-frame camera kit available.
Weighing in at just 5.8 ounces, the new FE-28-60mm f / 4-5.6 lens features a retractable design that makes it even more compact when not in use, while offering standard Sony dust and water resistance. Meanwhile, the new $ 250 HVL-F28RM has been developed as the smallest and most compact flash by Sony (note one issue here?) That continues to provide wireless radio control for both the camera and remote flash.
While it’s a bit of a surprise to me that the A7C doesn’t have Sony’s new menu system, it seems like a formula for success to pack the same sensor and image quality from more expensive A7 cameras into an even smaller and cheaper case, especially when So many older cameras like Canon and Nikon are still trying to catch upn the full screen mirrorless category. That said, we’ll have to wait until we can get some real sample shots to see how it compares to other sub-$ 2,000 full frame mirrorless cameras.
The Sony Alpha 7C is expected to be available in silver and black this fall for $ 1,800 body only, or for $ 2,100 as part of a kit that comes with the new 28-60mm lens.