A7c

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I am brand new to the photography and videography world and I'm not a professional photographer by any means and yet here is my take. I've had the A7c for a little while now. My concerns before I purchased the sony A7C were the EVF, the lack of custom buttons and the cost. I gotta tell ya though, I love it. The EVF, I've used it with glasses and eye contacts feels great. The EVF works well in my opinion. The lack of custom buttons. Yes, there should be a front dial for ISO. The ISO button has an extra click to modify the setting and yes one could miss a shot over that button click; however, I feel after learning how to operate the camera, you'll be able to nail the shot in time. The cost. I found a nice bundle online; came with a bag, extra battery. Happy with it.

I went back and forth on should I purchase the a7iii or the a7c, the a6 line and even looked at fujifilm xt4 and xt3 as options and for myself. I studied all I could about these cameras before purchasing for about a month and a half. After that whole study session, I decided on the A7c. I'll say I feel the A7c has its place and its welcomed. Battery life, fantastic! literally, fantastic! IBS for video, if you can have a fair steady hand it works well. The microphone on the camera built in, isn't life changing and yet it gets fair audio. Lens, I am currently just using the kit lens that comes with the Sony A7C, FE 4-5.6/28mm-60mm. Its a nice lens. I've gotten nice shots out of it and am content with this lens before I'll consider adding another one to add to my system. Also I have done most in low-light.

The screen, it folds, twists, barrel rolls and its nice. The camera can double as a webcam using Sonys Imagining Edge software. It has super 35mm crop mode, which allows the user to use Sony's E mount aps-c crops lens on the camera, a more affordable lens alternative, its does limit the megapixels from 24 full frame to 10 megapixels in super crop. The auto focus, great as everyone says it is. Also, I shot in the snow with the camera works well. I did end up covering the camera because the snow storm got pretty bad. And I don't know enough yet about the weather sealing on these cameras to say wether or not the A7C can handle a torrential downpour or a light mist.

Also other things. Shutter speed 1/4000 vs 1/8000. Depends on your application and use case. For me the camera blinks faster than I ever could so I'm good with 1/4000. Not too upset with that. The a7c does do 1/8000 shutter speed (electronic) and yet the concern is rolling shutter. And my take on that is rolling shutter is a limitation and it is most of the time. Nevertheless, I look at it as an opportunity to be creative and take what is seen as a "limitation" as a way to make art that isn't being made. I will say though, I can't wait for mirrorless to go global shutter though. soon enough. soon enough.

A6000 vs a7c. Battery life. thats why I went with the a7c over the a6600 which uses the same battery. My line of thought was for a $500-$600 dollar premium I can get a full frame camera I can grow into and enjoy.

This is my journey. One of the things is this the camera is enjoyable to use. That for me was something I wanted to know, will I keep coming back to the camera and using it or will it become an expensive paper weight. And I keep coming back to the camera. All in all, its about having fun. When I was studying these cameras for a month and a half. I had fun shooting photography on my phone. So wether thats on a "professional camera" or thats with your phone camera. Its about having fun and for me the A7C is fun and, I won't lie it does also work as a great paper weight. Blessings.

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Sony a7C
Sony a7C
24 megapixels • 3 screen • Full frame sensor
Announced: Sep 15, 2020
Matthew_Litz's score
4.5
Average community score
4.4
bad for good for
Kids / pets
unrated
Action / sports
unrated
Landscapes / scenery
great
Portraits
great
Low light (without flash)
great
Flash photography (social)
great
Studio / still life
great
= community average
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