Sony a7C Overview

Announced Sep 15, 2020 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
Product description
Announced Sep 15, 2020

The Sony a7C is a compact full-frame mirrorless camera with a 24MP sensor and 5-axis image stabilization. It features the same hybrid autofocus system as higher-end models, with "Real-time Tracking" and Eye AF for both humans and animals. The camera can shoot bursts at 10 fps with autofocus.

The a7C captures over-sampled 4K footage at 30p (with a 1.2x crop) and 24p. It supports HLG and S-Log2/3, Slow & Quick motion, Full HD / 120 fps capture, and its AF system has been optimized for video. The camera has both 3.5mm microphone and headphone sockets.

The body has a sturdy built and is weather and dust resistant. The camera has a fully articulating touchscreen display and a 2.36M-dot electronic viewfinder. It uses the same NP-FZ100 battery as higher-end Alphas, and can shoot an estimated 680 photos with the viewfinder and 740 with the LCD. The camera can be charged over its USB Type C port.

Quick specs
Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
Lens mount Sony E
Focal length mult. 1×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,600
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 509 g (1.12 lb / 17.95 oz)
Dimensions 124 x 71 x 60 mm (4.88 x 2.8 x 2.36)

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Our review

The Sony a7C is gives up very little in the way of features in order to achieve its small size. Its image quality is very good and its AF is excellent, but its small viewfinder takes away from the experience a little. Its video and menus aren't as polished as its rivals but its size and battery life make for a powerful combination.

Good for: Travel photography, an always-with-you family camera

Not so good for: Dedicated videographers

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