Alpha 7C Compact full-frame camera
Powerful performance and extraordinary image quality
Despite 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.
Stunning image quality, only possible from a full-frame sensor
Superior light collection means high-quality, low-noise images
Bigger sensors create better images, and the α7C's full-frame sensor is much larger than the sensors in smartphones, compact digital cameras and similar-sized APS-C interchangeable-lens cameras. The resulting increased light collection allows for professional-quality images with reduced noise, and more retained detail in both shadows and highlights.
With a full-frame sensor it’s possible to take shots and achieve impressive images that are unique to this format. The α7C’s sensor is more than twice the size of the sensors found in APS-C cameras of similar body size, and up to 30 times larger than a smartphone sensor, for stunning images with greater depth and detail.
The α7C was fashioned to be compact, lightweight and portable without compromising genuine full-frame camera performance. This goal was accomplished by developing new mechanical components, such as a space-saving shutter and optical stabilisation unit, along with layout and structural enhancements.
The α7C's full-frame sensor does more than just capture more light. Enhanced image depth, dynamic range and detail are all possible thanks to the large sensor and pixel size.
A vast E-mount lens line-up, from wide to telephoto, video and specialised
Whether you're an amateur or a professional, a photographer or a movie creator, a diverse range of over 50 E-mount lenses is available to elevate your creativity. Compact full-frame lenses provide exceptional low-distortion images, even at wide focal lengths, and allow for beautiful image depth and bokeh.
Achieve truly artistic movie-making with the superb control, image quality and dimensionality of full-frame.
State-of-the-art AF and speedy continuous shooting capability help ensure you won't miss that important split-second shot. The α7C's optical image stabilisation unit keeps it steady and blur-free whether you're shooting stills or movies.
Sony's smart AI-based Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF
Reliable subject tracking translates into more successful portraits. As with previous models, you can aim at the subject and half-press the preconfigured shutter button to start Real-time Eye AF. The α7C also has a new feature that lets you press the AF-ON button to activate Real-time Tracking even when not in AF-C mode, allowing you to use Real-time Tracking immediately. Focus is maintained even when the face is partially obstructed or when the subject is wearing glasses.
Real-time Eye AF for Animals tracks and focuses on animals' eyes
Taking successful shots of pets and other animals is much easier with Sony's cutting-edge algorithm-based AF. Fast, precise automatic detection and tracking of an animal's eyes, rather than the tip of the nose or the whiskers, keeps everything in clear focus – simply leave it up to the camera. It works dependably even when an obstacle comes into view or when the camera's horizontal/vertical orientation changes.
Zoom in, grab close-ups and capture night scenes with greater clarity
The α7C's optical 5-axis image stabilisation unit compensates for five types of camera shake with no loss of image quality, even when shooting without a gimbal or when shooting in the dark. These are [1, 2] angular shake (pitch and yaw) that tends to occur with a telephoto lens, [3, 4] shift shake (X and Y axes), noticeable as magnification increases, and  rotational shake (roll on Z axis), which affects nighttime shots and video.
The α7C's side-opening vari-angle monitor can be easily viewed, for example, even when a mic is attached, a gimbal is used, or when shooting from various positions. In addition, headphone and mic jacks allow you to use your favourite equipment. Plus, the large-capacity battery allows for extended shoots. All in all, the α7C is perfectly suited for vloggers and other creators.
Compact, lightweight and portable even with optional grip accessories
The side-opening LCD monitor makes self-vlogging easy, an optional grip and mic combination is perfect for cable-free vlogging, and digital mic support provides extra-clear sound. Popular vertical-format video is also supported, using metadata to allow vertically recorded footage to be replayed and edited in the vertical position without needing to rotate it first.
The optional GP-VPT2BT Bluetooth® grip controls recording and zoom operations, and doubles as a tripod for hands-free shooting. A customisable button and easy camera angle adjustment make it perfect for efficient shooting.
Sony's Clear Image Zoom maintains subject resolution with almost no deterioration of image quality. Even single-focus lenses can be used as zoom lenses, with up to 2x zoom magnification.
When using Sony's ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M Adaptor Kit via the MI (Multi Interface) shoe, audio is transmitted as a digital signal, for high-quality sound recording without deterioration or extra audio cables.
AF sensitivity is adjustable for situations with multiple subjects in motion. Levels range from "1. Persistent" to maintain stable focus on the original subject, to "5. Sensitive" to switch easily to other subjects.
When autofocus does shift from one subject to another, you can specify the speed of the transition. Seven levels are available, from smooth, leisurely transitions to fast shifts in focus.
In-camera recording up to 5x slower or 60x faster than real time
Varying the pace of footage is an extra creative element you can add to movies, and the α7C's S&Q mode makes it easy. It supports high-speed full HD recording at 120fps, and both slow-motion and fast-motion effects are possible in camera, with frame rates ranging from 1-120fps . The resulting footage is up to 5x slower or 60x faster than real-time action.
Picture Effect, Creative Style and Picture Profile features are a simple way to widen your creative expression when shooting movies. They provide a wide variety of visual effects and settings, from entry-level to professional. Picture Effect and Creative Style let you leave things to the camera, so there's no need for post-production grading.
The 921-thousand-dot 3.0-type touch panel rotates 176° horizontally and 270° vertically. Use Touch Focus to shift focus instantly, or Touch Shutter to focus and capture still images with a single touch to the screen.
The large-capacity Z battery tucked into the α7C's compact body can take advantage of a USB power supply. A USB Type-C® cable is all you need for charging, and you can shoot while you're charging.
Lightweight, high-rigidity magnesium alloy is used for the camera's top, front and rear covers, and sealing is provided throughout the body to minimise dust and moisture entry.
The α7C's Wi-Fi® capability makes it easy to set up remote shooting. Set up your camera at a distance and take selfies or vlog footage, using a PC, smartphone or tablet to preview, adjust settings, and operate the shutter.
Photos and videos can be transferred directly to smartphones and tablets on the spot, for easy viewing, sharing and storage via 2.4 or 5GHz Wi-Fi®. One-touch transfer is possible for certain devices, with QR-code connections for others.
Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge Desktop applications. Use the "Edit" function to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.
Using the α7C's built-in Wi-Fi®, shutter release and movie recording can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet, and image data can be transferred wirelessly. The Movie Edit add-on corrects camera shake after shooting.
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Specifications & Features
- Sensor Type
- 35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8mm), 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
- 1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED)
- Monitor Type
- 7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT
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