- Tram Ho
As promised, Sony has just officially launched a new mirrorless camera called the A7C. Although initially, some leaks suggest that the A7C will be in the entry-level segment, lower than the a7 III. But it seems that the A7C can compete with the a7 III, not really a cheap choice.
Basically configured, Sony A7C is almost version a7 III renamed. It is equipped with the same 24MP BSI CMOS sensor on the a7 III, 5-axis IBIS (in-body stabilization) with up to 5 stops of vibration resistance, 30fps 4K video recording (only 8 bit) and 10fps maximum shooting.
What’s impressive is that all of that capability is built into a body that’s just 1% heavier than the Sony a6600 with an APS-C sensor. In terms of size, the A7C is 20% smaller than the a7 III.
Sony A7C equipped with a 2.36 million-pixel EVF, 0.59x magnification, 3-inch LCD screen, 921 thousand-pixel resolution, supports tilting and effectively serves the needs of vloggers. It has a UHS-II SD memory card slot, separate headphone and microphone ports, a USB-C port that supports charging and SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2) for super-fast data transfers.
The Sony A7C features a 24.2MP Exmor R CMOS processor and a BIONZ X equivalent a7R IV and a9 II image processor. It has an ISO range of 100-51,200, expandable up to 204,800.
Sony A7C equipped with a Z100 battery capable of capturing 740 photos or 225 minutes of video per charge. Covering the sensor is 693 phase-detection points and 425 contrast-detect points. This parameter is equivalent to A7III
The device has enough buffer to store about 223 JPEGs and 115 RAW images or 45 RAW images when shooting in burst mode. Sony said that the machine can autofocus even when the subject moves super fast and the light is extremely low.
Sony said the Sony A7C supports 4: 2: 0 8-bit or 16-bit video and 14 bit RAW (external receiver). It is capable of recording 4K 30fps or Full HD 120fps videos, and fully supports color systems such as HLG, S-Log2, and S-Log3.
The full-frame Sony mirrorless is also fully equipped with ac standard Wi-Fi, 5GHz band, and supports NTSC and PAL video storage on the same memory card.
The goal of the launch of the Sony A7C was clearly a full-frame camera with a compact, travel-friendly or vlog-friendly design while maintaining quality. From that point of view, it is clear that Sony has succeeded.
With dimensions of just 124.0 x 71.1 x 59.7mm and weighing 509 grams, the Sony A7C is officially the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame model with IBIS. It is known that Sony A7C uses a monolithic magnesium frame. In fact, the Sigma FP is slightly smaller and lighter, but it has no anti-vibration in the camera body.
Included with the A7C is the “world’s smallest and lightest full-frame zoom lens” Sony FE 28-60mm f / 4-5.6. Although the lens is “inferior” to other full-frame lenses, it is still fully equipped with the best optical quality and technology.
In addition to the new cameras and lenses, Sony is also releasing the compact HVL-F28RM flash model. The flash is smaller and lighter than the “elder” and is capable of calculating the intensity of the flash based on facial recognition when used with compatible cameras.
Currently, users can pre-order the A7C for $ 1.8 thousand (41.8 million) for the body or $ 2.1 thousand (48.7 million) when buying with a 28-60mm f kit lens. /4-5.6 new. Machine will sell with two versions black and silver.
Delivery is expected to start at the end of October. You can also buy the new lens retail for $ 500 USD, but it will only be available in January 2021. Meanwhile, the flash HVL-F28RM will be on shelves this winter for $ 250 (5.8 million).
Introducing the Sony A7C full-frame mirrorless
Refer to Petapixel
Source : Genk