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α7CR Photo Gallery
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Breathtaking resolution
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Evolving with AF
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High-definition video recording
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Superior operability and reliability
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Excellent connectivity
Breathtaking resolution
Unparalleled resolution in a compact and lightweight body

Let your expectations be upended. A class-leading astonishing Exmor R™ 61.0 MP full-frame sensor, just like that of our acclaimed α7R V, now comes in an α7C series compact body. Don’t allow a single detail to be missed, with the go-anywhere α7CR.

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Full-frame 61.0-megapixel Exmor RTM image sensor

The back-illuminated sensor's noise reduction, gapless on-chip lenses, anti-reflection optical coating, elimination of the optical low-pass filter that is usually positioned in front of the sensor and other original technologies deliver high resolution, high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range.

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BIONZ XRTM image processing engine

The latest BIONZ XR image processing engine minimises processing latency while boosting movie and still image processing power, delivering natural gradations, realistic colour, low noise, superior image quality and fast menu response.

Example image of a room with sunlight coming in from the right side
High sensitivity and high dynamic range with low noise

Advanced imaging technology allows sensitivity settings from ISO 100 to ISO 32000 for stills and movies. Dynamic range at lower sensitivities is a wide 15 stops for smooth, realistic gradations from deep shadows to highlights.

Example image showing a close-up portrait of a woman’s face, looking straight at the camera
Consistently accurate exposure and colour reproduction

The advanced AI processing unit achieves accurate white balance even where the subject is in shade. Skin tones, foliage and other materials are reproduced with natural colors under almost any lighting, with lifelike gradations such as highlight roll-off in portraits.

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Advanced optical 5-axis image stabilisation

A high-precision image stabilisation unit, advanced gyro sensors, and optimised image stabilisation algorithms effectively detect and correct camera shake, providing a huge 7.0-step advantage for handheld shooting.
[1] Yaw  [2] Roll  [3] Pitch

Example image showing a city landscape in the early morning
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting responds to changing conditions

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting uses the precision in-body image stabilisation system to capture multiple pixel-shifted images that are later composited on a PC to achieve overwhelming resolution in a single image. 16-image composites with approximately 240.8 million pixels (19008 x 12672 pixels) can be produced from data that is equivalent to approximately 963.2 million pixels.

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Anti-flicker shooting

Flicker from artificial light is automatically detected, and the timing and speed of the mechanical or electronic shutter is finely controlled to minimise its effects.

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Selectable RAW image sizes and HEIF

Three sizes (L/M/S) of lossless RAW compression include M and S outputs to the same resolution (26MP/15MP) for full-frame and APS-C, for seamless workflows. The Light mode for JPEG and HEIF images produces easy-to-share images.

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Creative Look supports varied expression

The Creative Look feature provides 10 presets that can be used unmodified or edited to create a variety of "looks" that can help creators fine-tune the mood of their stills or movies in-camera.

Lenses that bring out the maximum resolution performance of the α7CR

Sony’s lineup of optically advanced E-mount lenses features more than 70 models, including the G Master™ series that blends breathtaking resolution with exquisite bokeh, and the G Lens™ series with excellent image quality and smooth bokeh. While taking full advantage of the resolution and rendering potential of Sony’s acclaimed E-mount bodies, these fine lenses are compact and lightweight, ideally matching E-mount bodies to create remarkably compact, mobile systems for a wide range of photographic and videographic applications.

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Evolving with AF
AI processing unit for advanced subject recognition

The AI processing unit supports recognition of human subjects using learned human form and pose data, and also recognition of non-human subjects such as animals, insects, and vehicles. This improves the performance of Real-time Recognition AF and Real-time Tracking, and makes Fast Hybrid AF subject acquisition and tracking more precise and reliable over a wider area.

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Example image showing a woman climbing a staircase in a city environment
Human pose estimation using a skeleton-based model

With its innovative AI processing unit, the α7CR can use subject form data to accurately recognise movement, providing a significant improvement in human eye recognition. Human pose estimation technology recognises not just eyes, but also body and head position with high precision. This makes it possible to lock onto and track a subject facing away from the camera or with their face partly obscured by a helmet or sunglasses, for example.

Recognition of a wider range of subjects

The AI processing unit supports recognition of more subject types including the eyes of an even wider range of grazing and small animals and birds. A new combined Animal/Bird setting eliminates switching. The whole or the leading end of Cars/Trains and Airplanes, and the heads of Insects, are also recognised.

Example images showing subjects recognisable by the camera’s AI: dog, cat, car, train
Example image showing a child running in a shaded tunnel
Tenacious Real-time Tracking

AI-based Real-time Tracking can be activated by specifying the subject and half-pressing the shutter button. The camera automatically tracks the subject, letting the user concentrate on framing and composition. Subject recognition performance and tracking reliability have been greatly improved across a wider range of shooting situations.

Shooting responsibly when using face registration

The face registration feature involves the use of biometric data. You are responsible for your collection and use of such data, and compliance with applicable local law. For more details, please visit the website below.

Wide, high-density AF reliably captures subjects

The BIONZ XR engine and updated algorithms achieve notably improved Fast Hybrid AF performance. Up to 693 phase detection points cover approx. 79% of the image area, accurately acquiring focus even when the subject is small. The α7CR includes both phase-detection and contrast-detection AF to ensure fast, stable focus acquisition even in single AF (AF-S) mode.

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Example image showing a portrait of a woman in a dark room
High-precision AF works even in dark scenes with EV -4.0

The latest AF algorithm enables AF shooting in low-light conditions, at EV -4.0 (AF-S, ISO 100 equivalent, F2.0 lens) even in dark scenes and indoors, and features a useful Focus Priority mode.

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Full-time DMF

When shooting stills with AF-C or AF-S autofocus, the lens's focus ring can be rotated to instantly switch to manual focus mode at any time. This makes it easy to switch focus to a different subject on the fly.

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Focus bracketing to capture the best shot

The camera will automatically shoot up to 299 images with sequentially shifted focus points, with custom intervals and sequence specified by the user. Pick the perfect shot, or post-process multiple shots to achieve creative composites with impossible focus depth.

AF/AE continuous shooting at up to 8 fps

Continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking is possible at up to 8 fps with the mechanical shutter, or 7 fps during silent shooting, capturing even momentary movements or expression changes in exquisite detail. The power of the BIONZ XR engine allows continuous shooting of approx. 320 JPEG images, letting you capture every vital moment. Even when shooting or cropping closer to APS-C, 26M resolution and high image quality are maintained, allowing continuous shooting of birds in flight with AF/AE tracking, for example.

High-definition video recording

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Mobility for high-definition movie recording

The α7CR offers highly detailed 4K movie capture with 6.2K oversampling, plus the mobility required for gimbal or drone mounted shooting. It also features S-Cinetone™ for a cinematic look, Log shooting, Real-time Tracking with advanced subject recognition, Active Mode image stabilisation, breathing compensation, and many more refinements.

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Full-frame 4K 60/50p recording

The latest BIONZ XR processing engine and updated algorithms achieve notably improved movie image quality. In addition to focus support, the camera’s advanced AI processing unit is also used to achieve accurate white balance, even in tricky situations where the subject is in shade. Skin tones, foliage, and other materials are reproduced with consistently natural color in just about any type of lighting, and gradations such as highlight roll off in portraits are remarkably lifelike.

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6.2k oversampled video, for stunning 4K imagery

4K movie recording is possible in full frame and Super 35mm formats. With full pixel readout without pixel binning, approximately 2.6 times the required data can be condensed into 4K with high resolution and detail, and minimal moire and jaggies.

S-Cinetone makes it easy to create a cinematic look

Sony’s S-Cinetone picture profile delivers more faithful colour reproduction and skin tones, with natural mid-tones essential to healthy-looking skin, plus soft colours and gorgeous highlights, giving creators a cinematic look without the need for colour grading.

Log recording and LUT

The α7CR features an S-Log3 gamma curve to maximise its 14+ stops of latitude. S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine colour gamut settings are also provided for further post processing control, and user-selected LUTs (Look Up Table) can be applied to preview how processed footage will look.

Active Mode image stabilisation supports handheld movie shooting

Active Mode provides precision stabilisation for movie shooting with advanced gyro sensors and an optimised algorithm. Camera shake is precisely detected and compensated for, with additional stabilisation provided via compatible lenses in sync with the camera body.

Real-time Tracking also supports focus during movie shooting

AI-based Real-time Tracking provides a dramatic improvement in Real-time Tracking performance, automatically recognising, tracking, and focusing on the eyes of a specified subject.

Superior operability and reliability
Excellent connectivity
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Easy, stable transfers to smartphone

Connection stability when transferring images from the camera to the Creators’ App mobile application on a smartphone has been greatly improved. Transfers continue in the background even if the smartphone display sleeps or another application is launched.

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Easy, high-quality live streaming

Connected to a PC or smartphone via USB, the α7CR can function as a 4K (2160p) webcam. Large-aperture lenses, narrow depth of field, and bokeh can be used to great effect for online meetings and live streaming along with advanced AF functions such as Real-time Recognition AF.

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Creators' Cloud

Creators' Cloud is a platform that supports creative work from shooting to production by combining advanced Sony camera technology with cloud-based AI. It's also a place for discovery and collaboration with other creators around the world. Explore web, mobile, and PC-based apps providing efficient solutions that integrate cameras with shooting and production apps and services.

Environment and accessibility
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Sony's Road to Zero Plan

Sony's 2010 "Road to Zero" environmental plan has a zero environmental footprint as its goal, with our Green Management 2025 plan defining intermediate targets. Measures have been taken to reduce the environmental footprint of this product at every stage of its life cycle: from product development through supply chain, production, and packaging.

Recyclable non-plastic packaging materials

Sony is transitioning to the use of non-plastic packaging materials that provide ample protection against shock and impact. Plant-based non-woven fabrics are used for product bags. All of this helps to minimise environmental stress.

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Accessible technology on α cameras

Sony's α cameras are equipped with a number of accessibility features so that as many people as possible can utilise and enjoy our technology. For example, the Screen Reader function reads text on the menu screens aloud, with volume and reading speed adjustable as needed. Also, Enlarge Screen function allows the text in the Menu display to be enlarged to 1.5, 2.0, or 2.5 times in its size.

Specifications & Features

The α7CR offers superb image quality with a 61.0-megapixel full-frame sensor for stunning resolution and colour reproduction, in a compact, easily-carried body. An AI processing unit with boosted recognition performance, fast and accurate AF plus 7.0-step image stabilisation mean you can be sure of catching that decisive moment.
  • 61.0MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor

  • Advanced BIONZ XR engine boosts overall processing speed by up to 8x

  • The latest AI processing unit

  • Next-generation AF with advanced subject recognition

  • Outstanding 4K movie recording up to 60p/50p

Approx. 62.5 megapixels
35mm full frame (35.7 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Still images: ISO 100 - 32000 (expandable to ISO 50 - 102400), AUTO (ISO 100 - 12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100 - 32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100 - 12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 490 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 530 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Still images: Approx. 61.0 megapixels max., Movies: Approx. 50.8 megapixels max.
Monitor Type
7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT
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