With the Alpha 7C, the Japanese electronics group Sony has introduced one of the smallest mirror-free full-format cameras in the world, which includes a kit and compact zoom lens for 2100 euros.
Technical data Sony Alpha 7C
The Sony Alpha 7C weighs 509 grams without lens and according to the manufacturer, its weight and size are comparable to an APS-C camera. The built-in image sensor works with 24.2 megapixels and is supported by a Bionz X image processor.
There is a choice of 15 aperture stops and the camera supports up to ISO 51,200 (expandable to 205,800). The integrated five-axis image stabilizer is designed to ensure flawless images without blurring. The full-frame camera supports 16-bit processing, 14-bit RAW output and features an autofocus system with 693 phase detection points.
Real-time eye detection
The real-time eye recognition of the Sony Alpha 7C provides accurate focusing in humans and animals. If required, the photographer can activate touch tracking, which frames the desired object, such as a bird, via the display on the back of the housing and immediately tracks it by the image sensors for video or photo capture.
The built-in 3-inch LC display uses 921,000 pixels and can be tilted and swivelled. The OLED viewfinder of the compact camera has 2.35 million pixels. Videos are recorded in 4K and in Full HD, recordings at 120 frames per second are possible. A flash is not installed, but the accessory shoe can accommodate appropriate flashes.
In October the Sony Alpha 7C is launched for 2100 Euro. The kit with standard zoom is available for 2400 Euro, the HVL-F28RM flash unit will be available for 280 Euro from winter. According to Sony, the standard zoom will be available individually for 500 euros from January 2021.