Sony a7C Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
Sony a7C Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
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Sony a7C Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
Compact Size, Full-frame PowerIn combination with an FE 28–60mm F4–5.6 lens, the α7C achieves uncompromising full-frame quality with the world's smallest and lightest camera and lens system. Compact in size but meeting high expectations for image quality, AF, and speed, it's truly an all-round performer, ready to enhance your creativity wherever you go.
Express yourself to the fullest degree
Powerful performance and extraordinary image qualityDespite the compact size of the camera body, which is the world's smallest and lightest, the α7C delivers the spectacular image quality for both stills and movies that you'd expect from a full-frame camera. Fast, wide, and steadfast AF, rapid-fire continuous shooting, and a handy vari-angle LCD monitor help capture the action whenever it happens.
The world's smallest and lightest full-frame systemIntroducing the smallest and lightest full-frame digital interchangeable-lens system with optical in-body image stabilization (with FE 28–60-mm F4–5.6 lens). Without compromising the performance of a full-frame camera, the component layout, body structure, and internal mechanisms are all thoroughly reimagined. Operability and toughness have been optimized within a body that is approximately 19% smaller in volume and 22% lighter than the α7 III, at only 1 lb 1.95 oz.
Expressiveness only possible with a full-frame sensorA 35-mm full-frame image sensor is about 30x larger than a 1/2.3-type smartphone sensor and even 2.3x larger than an APS-C sensor. By capturing significantly more light, it opens up new creative possibilities through a wider dynamic range, less noise, and higher perceived resolution. Deep bokeh, using shallow depth of field, is also possible in combination with a bright (wide-aperture) full-frame lens.
Faithfully capture what you seeThe back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image-processing engine work together beautifully. The extra-large pixels of a 24.2-megapixel full-frame sensor collects more light, for a 15-stop wide dynamic range and smoother gradations from shadows to highlights. Excellent subjective resolution and reduced noise pair with precise color reproduction for beautifully accurate skin tones and natural textures.
Stunning bokeh, enabled by a full-frame sensorBokeh is selective focus with a blurred background that makes the subject stand out. Portraits or close-ups are enhanced with new meaning and depth. The α7C, with its full-frame sensor, can achieve bokeh when a smaller sensor-size camera with the same f-stop lens might not. When paired with over 50 lenses available from Sony, the α7C becomes an excellent choice for creative photographic composition and movie creation.
Impressive low-light imagesWith its large pixel size, in dimly lit situations or at high shutter speeds, the camera takes beautiful pictures with low noise, even when in the high sensitivity range. Standard ISO is from 100 up to ISO 51200 (expandable from ISO 50 to ISO 204800). Noise reduction is designed to be particularly effective in the common mid-sensitivity range to faithfully reveal textures and detail in shadows.
Express yourself with E-mount lensesOver 50 Sony E-mount lenses enable broad creative expression, and a full-frame sensor allows you to leverage the full capabilities of Sony lenses. From wide angles, to enhanced creative compression effects on telephoto lenses, with the full-frame α7C, the possibilities are endless.
The engine that powers your imagesThe BIONZ X image-processing engine reflects Sony's expertise in imaging technologies. It processes images with the front-end LSI in 16-bits and outputs 14-bit RAW data for richer, more natural gradations, even in silent or continuous shooting modes. Combined with the Sony sensor, it delivers excellent color reproduction, noise reduction, and low-light performance.
Shoot sharp images without hand shake5-axis image stabilization lets you zoom, get close-ups, and capture night scenes with greater clarity. Compensation is equivalent to a 5.0-step faster shutter speed.  Pitch  Yaw: for long focal lengths,  Horizontal  Vertical: for sideways/up-down during close-ups and macros,  Roll: for rotation during long exposures
Stay focused anytime, anywhereAutofocus is improved by optimally applying the advancements of the α9, including the unique 4D FOCUS for wide-area, ultra-fast and steadfast tracking over time. With 693 phase-detection and 425 contrast-detection AF points, the sensor provides wide and high-density AF covering approx. 93% of the image.
Continuous focus on active subjectsWhen you're tracking a fast-moving subject, the camera can utilize built-in AI-based Real-time Tracking. This subject recognition algorithm draws on color, pattern (brightness), subject distance (depth), and face/eye information to recognize and hold onto your subject.
Capture the eyes to capture the shotReal-time Eye AF highlights Sony's Speed x AI technology. For both stills and movies, when a face is partially hidden, looking down, or even backlit, the focus stays on the subject's eye for reliably impressive portraits. It supports all AF modes, and when [Face/Eye Priority in AF] is set to ON, it's activated three ways: custom key, half-pressing the shutter, or AF-ON button.
Capture focus with animal eyes, tooWith cutting-edge algorithms, the α7C supports Real-time Eye AF with animal eyes for still shots. Focus on the eye instead of the nose or whiskers will greatly increase your success in capturing images of animals, from favorite pets at home to unpredictable wildlife. Tracking continues even if the subject is partially obscured or if your camera orientation changes.
Activate Real-time Tracking anytime, with AF-ON buttonWhen the focus mode is AF-S, AF-A, AF-C, or DMF, Real-time Tracking can now be activated by the AF-ON button. This is a convenient way to capture moving subjects in snap shots even with the focus mode set to AF-S. Being able to initiate Real-time Tracking simply with a thumb press anytime under AF modes expands your shooting possibilities.
Intuitive touch operation and displayWhen using Real-time Tracking, etc., touching the LCD monitor can initiate autofocus for both stills and movies. Touching the LCD monitor under selected settings such as this allows for intuitive AF operation. When not using AF, focus can be checked with a quick glance at the LCD monitor. In DMF or manual focus (MF) modes, it brings up a peaking function that color-highlights the area of sharpest focus to adjust the focus point. Choose from four peaking colors for best visibility or contrast. This is especially effective when delicate focusing is required, like when shooting with a macro lens.
Don't miss the best shot of a moving subjectThe α7C is capable of continuous shooting at up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking, and up to 8fps in live-view mode to keep focus on a moving subject and capture precise moments. When combined with silent shooting at up to 10fps, it becomes possible to photograph in sound-sensitive environments, or capture active babies or pets without shutter sounds disturbing them.
Autofocus that works when it is getting darkAdvanced algorithms contribute to high autofocus and distance measurement precision even at light levels as low as EV-4 in the AF-S mode, allowing for shots with precise AF even when scenes are dark.
Take 4K movies to a higher levelEnjoy shooting movies with the depth-of-field control, beautiful bokeh, and the clean low-light scenes only possible with a full-frame sensor. The α7C shoots 4K (QFHD: 840 x 2160) using full-pixel readout and 6K oversampling, for exceptional detail with minimal moiré and jaggies.
Movie-making profiles for expressive creativityWith S-Log3 gamma profiles you can capture the full dynamic range of a scene, with up to 14 stops giving you access to fine details and gradations in both shadows and highlights during post-production. Alternatively, the HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) mode allows for direct HDR movie playback and workflows. In addition, the α7C has various Picture Profile settings to expand your possibilities for movie making.
In-camera high-speed, slow-motion effectsIt's easy to create movies in-camera at frame rates from 1 to 120/100 fps for up to 60x quick motion and 5x slow motion in Full HD resolution. Turn everyday motion into extraordinary artistic moments with ease, to add drama and excitement to your movies.
Designed for movie-makingThe MOVIE button has been moved to the top panel to improve access when shooting from different angles, including from waist-level and for selfie or vlogging shots. Also, the α7C codes vertical orientation in metadata so after uploading to social media via a smartphone, the newly popular vertical movie format plays back correctly, eliminating the need for post-editing on a PC.
Clear digital audio recordingThe α7C supports a digital audio interface through the camera's Multi Interface (MI) Shoe. A digital microphone like the ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Kit provide clear digital audio for all kinds of movie recording, enhancing the sound to match the image. Like other MI shoe accessories, no cables or batteries are required, providing unrestrained freedom for movie-making.
Expandable video creativityExternal mic and headphone jacks help you customize your movie-shooting process. The headphone jack supports high-quality headphones for accurate sound monitoring, and the audio output timing can be set to Live for optimum monitoring or Lip Sync to sync video and audio outputs together. You can connect a wide variety of external microphones to the mic input for great sound in varied environments.
Easy vlogging with a cable-free shooting gripThe compact and lightweight α7C is ideal for high-quality imaging during travel and vlogging. For easy one-handed shooting the GP-VPT2BT grip, via wireless Bluetooth connection, puts key camera functions including zoom, record, and shutter controls in easy reach and even converts to a mini-tripod. Match it with the ECM-B1M microphone for a compact, cable-free vlogging system.
External flash control from the cameraMost settings, including light output, of an attached compatible flash or Wireless Radio Commander (both sold separately), can be controlled via a camera menu with changes showing on the flash display. With compatible flash units, a new auto white-balance function linked to the camera's face detection system achieves natural color tone for human faces by analyzing the light incident on the subject's face from both the flash and the surrounding environment.
Sharing to the world with Wi-FiWi-Fi (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) enables remote wireless shooting using Imaging Edge Desktop and Imaging Edge Mobile apps, for shooting creative angles, previewing, control, and transfer to PCs and mobile devices for distant selfies. After shooting, you can quickly save or share images around the world by pairing with a smartphone or tablet. FTP file transfer of still images is also possible, even during shooting.
Bright and easy LCD monitorThe side-opening, vari-angle LCD monitor is intuitive to use, rotating 176° horizontally and 270° vertically. The large touch-sensitive screen, with approximately 921 thousand dots, provides optimum visibility even in bright outdoor light. You can frame your shot or selfie from virtually any position and angle for both stills and movies. Touch Tracking, Touch Focus, and Touch Shutter are all supported.
Viewfinder for still-image photographersA clear view of images in any environment is possible because the viewfinder is properly equipped despite the body's compact size. The 2.35-million-dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder achieves high contrast and faithful tonal reproduction for fine subject detail display. To enhance the user experience, the grip hold and shape have been carefully designed, so that compactness and usability are both uncompromised.
Small and lightweight, yet robust and reliableMagnesium alloy used for the top, front, and rear covers enhances body durability. For the α7C, camera parts and internal structures were carefully optimized to reduce size and weight. On the one hand, a monocoque structure patterned after airplane design helps to reduce weight while increasing the strength, realizing a lightweight camera body with rigid flexibility. And on the other, the shape is supremely ergonomic and also weather-sealed against dust and moisture for comfortable and confident shooting in a wide range of conditions.
Take more shots and shoot longerDespite the compact body, the high-capacity NP-FZ100 battery provides power to capture up to an industry-leading 740 images on a full charge when using the LCD monitor, or 680 when using the viewfinder. This also allows up to 215 minutes of movie recording without a break, when using the LCD monitor. In addition, the USB Type-C connector allows recharging from an AC adaptor or powerbank while continuing to shoot, for limitless shooting potential.
Imaging EdgeElevate your photography with Imaging Edge Desktop applications. Use "Remote" to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.
Imaging Edge Mobile & Movie Edit add-onWith built-in Wi-Fi and the Imaging Edge Mobile apps on a mobile device, you can remotely operate the camera's shutter and movie recording start and stop. Images and 4K movies can also be wirelessly sent to a device for easy sharing. And, using Movie Edit add-on with your α7C, handheld movies can be automatically stabilized, for gimbal-like smooth motion, directly on your smartphone.
SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURESThe α7C is the smallest and lightest4full-frame digital interchangeable-lens camera with optical in-body image stabilization. Breakthroughs in mechanical packaging and structural design have brought no-compromise full-frame camera performance to a new size and weight class that's made for powerfully simple still and movie content creation.
- The world's smallest and lightest compact body, with no-compromise full-frame camera performance
- Powerful BIONZ X image processing for spectacular image quality
- Advanced AF performance and functions
- High-resolution 4K movies and a wealth of expression-expanding movie functions
- Operability and reliability for comfortable and confident shooting
- SENSOR TYPE: 35-mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
- NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE): Approx. 24.2 megapixels
- ISO SENSITIVITY (RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE INDEX): Still images: ISO 100–51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100–51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
- BATTERY LIFE (STILL IMAGES): Approx. 680 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 740 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
- VIEWFINDER TYPE: 0.39-inch (1.0 cm) type electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED)
- MONITOR TYPE: 2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFT