Sony launches mirrorless Alpha 7C

 

Key features of the $1,799 (£1,365) camera (body only) include a new advanced auto focus (AF), a 24.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS full-frame sensor with in-body image stabilisation and a standard ISO range of up to 51,200. It can shoot up to 10fps with auto exposure, and captures video at up to 4K/30fps or 1080p/120fps, both at up to 100Mbps.

It can be paired with a new full-format FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 compact zoom that measures 45mm long retracted, and a compact HVL-F28RM flash. Body plus zoom lens kit will cost $2k (£1,518).

The Alpha 7C measures 4.88 x 2.79 x 2.35 inches and weighs 1.12 pounds. It will compete with Panasonic’s mirrorless Lumix S5, Nikon’s Z5 and Canon’s EOS RP, which are all also compact full-frame offerings.

Other features in the Sony Alpha 7C include a USB-C input, Wi-Fi connectivity and a vari-angle 3-inch 921,000-dot LCD monitor screen. It affords up to 15-stops of dynamic range and will support the HLG HDR video profile.

For low-light shooting the standard ISO extends up to 51,200 and is expandable from ISO 50-204,800 with minimal noise. The Alpha 7C also supports 16-bit processing and 14-bit RAW output with natural gradations.

 

Issue 102 – November 2020

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