Sony announces super compact full-frame alpha 7c camera

The new A7C titled article featured the smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera yet

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Sony launched A7SIII Before this summer, but the company Camera partition More in store this year. Today sony announced it Smallest and most compact full frame mirrorless camera yet: Alpha 7C.

Designed as a More portable options for mirrorless competitors like Nikon Z6 Panasonic S5, Canon eos r, And Sony’s own digital full-frame cameras, the $ 1,800 A7C (body only) combines the size of Sony’s APS-C a600 camera line with the high image quality of the A7III line.

Weighing 17.9 ounces and measuring 5 x 2.88 x 2.38 inches (not including lenses), the A7C is basically the same size a6600 And is about 20% smaller than the A7III, while still found in the larger and more expensive siblings of the A7C with a 24.2-MP sensor, 5-axis image stabilization and super fast autofocus system (with Eye AF).

Sony also claims that the A7C sports a dynamic range of 15 stops, light sensitivity that is above ISO 204,800, and a ton of high-end video recording formats including 4K / 30Fps using the S-Log 3 Supports You also get support for full HD slow-mo recording at up to 240 fps.

On top of that, to go with its more travel-friendly nature, the A7C has a 3-inch version-angle touchscreen at the rear, which can be flipped at 180 Degrees can still be seen when you’re filming from the front, Video log style. The A7C also has a built-in 2.3 million dot OLED EVF, except that on larger A7 cams, instead of being centered in the middle of the camera, it is located on the left side like the range-SearchEr To help increase compactness.

TThat A7C comes with some other tweaks, Support for USB-C charging and improved battery life is included which lasts up to 740 shots per charge. Unfortunately, the one thing the A7C does not have is Sony’s redesigned and updated menu system, which debuted on the A7SIII.

The new A7C titled article featured the smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera yet

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Sony did not stop there, because apart from the A7C, Sony is also announcing a new lightweight lens and flash To ensure that size-conscious photographers can create the most lightweight and portable full-frame camera kit.

The new FE-28-60mm f / 4-5.6 lens weighs just 5.8 ounces and features an attractive design that makes it even more compact when not in use, offering Sony’s standard dust and water resistance. is. Meanwhile, the new $ 250 HVL-F28RM was designed to be Sony’s smallest and most compact (notice a theme here?) Motion light that provides wireless radio control for use as a still camera and remote flash .

To me, while it is a trivial task that the A7C does not have Sony’s new menu system, putting the same sensor and image quality in the more expensive A7 cam into a smaller and less expensive body seems a winning formula. , Especially when many legacy cameras like Canon and Nikon are still trying to play catch-up in Full-frame mirrorless range. That said, we’ll have to wait until we can take some actual sample shots to see how it compares to the other sub-.$ 2,000 full-frame mirrorless cam.

The Sony Alpha 7C has since been made available, available in both Silver and Black for $ 1,800 (body only) or $ 2,100 as part of a kit bundled with the new 28-60mm lens.