The α7C is the smallest and lightest full-frame digital interchangeable-lens camera with optical in-body image stabilization. Breakthroughs in mechanical packaging and structural design have brought no-compromise full-frame camera performance to a new size and weight class that's made for powerfully simple still and movie content creation.
- The world's smallest and lightest stabilized full-frame camera body
- 24.2 megapixel full-frame Exmor R CMOS image sensor
- Versatile 4K movie recording for creators
- Expressiveness only possible with a full-frame sensor
By capturing significantly more light, it opens up new creative possibilities through wider dynamic range, less noise, and higher perceived resolution. Deep bokeh, using shallow depth of field, is also possible in combination with a bright (wide-aperture) full-frame lens.
- Faithfully capture what you see
The back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine work together beautifully. The extra-large pixels of a 24.2-megapixel full-frame sensor collect more light, for a wide dynamic range and smoother gradations from shadows to highlights. Excellent subjective resolution and reduced noise pair with precise color reproduction for beautifully accurate skin tones and natural textures.
- Stunning bokeh, enabled by a full-frame sensor
Bokeh is selective focus with a blurred background that makes the subject stand out. Portraits or close-ups are enhanced with new meaning and depth. The α7C, with its full-frame sensor, can achieve bokeh when a smaller sensor-size camera with the same f-stop lens might not.
- Impressive low light images
With its large pixel size, in dimly lit situations or at high shutter speeds, the camera takes beautiful pictures with low noise, even when in the high sensitivity range. Standard ISO is from 100 up to ISO 51200 (expandable from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 for stills). Noise reduction is designed to be particularly effective in the common mid-sensitivity range to faithfully reveal textures and detail in shadows.
- Express yourself with E-mount lenses
Over 50 Sony E-mount lenses enable broad creative expression, and a full-frame sensor allows you to leverage the full capabilities of Sony lenses. From wide angles, to enhanced creative compression effects on telephoto lenses, with the full-frame α7C the possibilities are endless.
- The engine that powers your images
The BIONZ X image processing engine reflects Sony's expertise in imaging technologies.
- Shoot sharp images without hand shake
5-axis image stabilization lets you zoom, get close-ups and capture night scenes with greater clarity.
- Continuous focus on active subjects
When you're tracking a fast-moving subject, the camera can utilize built-in AI-based real-time tracking. This subject recognition algorithm draws on color, pattern (brightness), subject distance (depth), and face/eye information to recognize and hold onto your subject.
- Capture the eyes to capture the shot
Real-time Eye AF highlights Sony's Speed x AI technology. For both stills and movies, when a face is partially hidden, looking down, or even backlit, focus stays on the subject's eye for reliably impressive portraits. It supports all AF modes, and when face/eye priority in AF is set to ON, it's activated three ways: custom key, half-pressing the shutter, or AF-ON button.
- Capture focus with animal eyes
With cutting-edge algorithms, the α7C supports real-time Eye AF with animal eyes for still shots. Focus on the eye instead of the nose or whiskers will greatly increase your success in capturing images of animals, from favorite pets at home to unpredictable wildlife. Tracking continues even if the subject is partially obscured or if your camera orientation changes.
- Activate real-time tracking anytime, with AF-ON button
When the focus mode is AF-S, AF-A, AF-C, or DMF, real-time tracking can be activated by the AF-ON button. This is a convenient way to capture moving subjects in snapshots even with the focus mode set to AF-S. Being able to initiate real-time tracking simply with a thumb press anytime under AF modes expands your shooting possibilities.
- Intuitive touch operation and display
When using real-time tracking, touching the LCD monitor can initiate autofocus for both stills and movies. Touching the LCD monitor under selected settings, such as this allows for intuitive AF operation. When not using AF, focus can be checked with a quick glance at the LCD monitor. In DMF or manual focus (MF) modes, it brings up a peaking function that color-highlights the area of sharpest focus to adjust the focus point. Choose from four peaking colors for best visibility or contrast. This is especially effective when delicate focusing is required like shooting with a macro lens.
- Don't miss the best shot of a moving subject
The α7C is capable of continuous shooting to keep focus on a moving subject and capture precise moments. It becomes possible to photograph in sound-sensitive environments, or capture active babies or pets without shutter sounds disturbing them.
- Autofocus that works when it is getting dark
Advanced algorithms contribute to high autofocus and distance measurement precision even at light levels as low as EV-4 in the AF-S mode, allowing for shots with precise AF even when scenes are dark.
- Take 4K movies to a higher level
Enjoy shooting movies with the depth of field control, beautiful bokeh, and the clean low light scenes only possible with a full-frame sensor. The α7C shoots 4K (QFHD: 3840×2160) using full-pixel readout and 6K oversampling, for exceptional detail with minimal moiré and jaggies.
- Movie-making profiles for expressive creativity
With S-Log3 gamma profiles you can capture the full dynamic range of a scene giving you access to fine details and gradations in both shadows and highlights during post-production. In addition, the α7C has various picture profile settings to expand your possibilities for movie making.
- In-camera high-speed, slow-motion effects
Turn everyday motion into extraordinary artistic moments with ease, to add drama and excitement to your movies.
- Designed for movie making
The movie button has been moved to the top panel to improve access when shooting from different angles, including from waist-level and for selfie or vlogging shots. Also, the α7C codes vertical orientation in metadata so after uploading to social media via a smartphone, the newly popular vertical movie format plays back correctly, eliminating the need for post editing on a PC.
- Clear digital audio recording
The α7C supports a digital audio interface through the camera's Multi Interface (MI) Shoe.
- Expandable video creativity
External microphone and headphone jacks help you customize your movie shooting process. The headphone jack supports high-quality headphones for accurate sound monitoring, and the audio output timing can be set to live for optimum monitoring or lip sync to sync video and audio outputs together.
- Bright and easy LCD monitor
The side-opening, vari-angle LCD monitor is intuitive to use, rotating 176° horizontally and 270° vertically. The large touch-sensitive screen provides optimum visibility even in bright outdoor light. You can frame your shot or selfie from virtually any position and angle for both stills and movies. Touch tracking, touch focus, and touch shutter are all supported.
- Viewfinder for still-image photographers
A clear view of images in any environment is possible because the viewfinder is properly equipped despite the body's compact size. The 2.35 million-dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder achieves high contrast and faithful tonal reproduction for fine subject detail display.
- Small and lightweight, yet robust and reliable
Magnesium alloy used for the top, front, and rear covers enhances body durability. For the α7C, camera parts and internal structures were carefully optimized to reduce size and weight.
What's in the Box?
Rechargeable battery NP-FZ100, AC adapter, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, USB-A to USB-C cable (USB 3.2)