Right now, Sony has introduced the Alpha 7C, their newest full-frame mirrorless digicam that’s 20 % smaller than the present lineup.
Sony claims that the new a7C is now the smallest and lightest full-frame interchangeable lens digicam that includes picture stabilization in the marketplace. Measuring in at 4.9 x 2.Eight x 2.Three inches (12.Four x 7.1 x 5.9 centimeters) and weighing 17.9 ounces (507.5 grams), it packs a 24.2-megapixel CMOS BSI sensor, BIONZ X picture processor, and 5-axis in-body picture stabilization compensating for five stops of shake.
To suit contained in the smaller magnesium alloy chassis, the sensor stabilization mechanism wanted to be redesigned. The identical story goes for the newly developed compact electromagnetic drive shutter, which has a 200,000 cycle ranking. There was room, nevertheless, for the bigger NP-FZ100 battery that’s discovered within the newest a7 and a9 collection cameras. It’s lucky, as a result of that battery offers the a7C a CIPA ranking of 740 pictures with the LCD, or 225 minutes of video recording.
The physique of the digicam options an off-centered 2,359Okay dot OLED viewfinder, 3-inch 921Okay dot vari-angle LCD, and a file button on the highest panel. There isn’t any built-in flash, however Sony is saying a brand new $248 HVL-F28RM compact flash alongside the Alpha digicam. The a7C is appropriate with the Sony GP-VPT2BT Wi-fi Taking pictures Grip for simpler front-facing entry to digicam controls.
Stepping into the digicam specs, the a7C is able to taking pictures as much as ISO 204,800 and has as much as 15 stops of dynamic vary for stills. It might shoot as much as 10 fps with its mechanical and digital shutter for 223 steady photographs, though it’s probably that is in a compromised Hello+ mode. There’s a single SD reminiscence card slot which is UHS-II V90 appropriate.
The digicam options 693 section detect and 425 distinction detect autofocus factors and is able to Actual-time Monitoring, Actual-time Eye AF for people and animals, and Contact Monitoring. Sadly it has the identical menu and contact operability because the ZV-1, not the a lot improved a7S III.
On the video facet, the brand new Alpha digicam data full body in 6K downsampled to 4K with full pixel readout. It might shoot 8-bit 4:2:Zero 4K 24p/30p or as much as 120 fps in Full HD and contains Sony’s Sluggish & Fast mode. The digicam has Image Profiles for S-Log 3/2 and HLG/HDR taking pictures with 14 stops of dynamic vary. There’s Actual-time Eye AF obtainable in video, and within the settings there are 7 adjustable focus transition speeds and 5 monitoring sensitivity ranges. There isn’t any half-hour recording restrict.
Lastly, shifting on to connectivity the digicam has a single USB-C port in lieu of any Micro-USB. There’s additionally a 3.5mm mic enter in addition to a headphone out port. It has a Multi Interface sizzling shoe for direct, wi-fi connection to appropriate audio equipment just like the Sony ECM-B1M shotgun microphone. Different connectivity choices embody 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi, FTP file switch through wired/wi-fi LAN, and USB tethering with computer systems and smartphones.
FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6
Introduced alongside the brand new Alpha digicam is Sony’s smallest and lightest full-frame E-mount customary zoom lens: the FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6. This new lens will debut as a Sony package lens, nevertheless it might begin being bought individually at a future date.
It includes a retractable design that’s 2.5 x 1.7 inches (6.Four x 4.5 centimeters) at its smallest and weighs 5.Eight ounces (164.Four grams). Paired with the brand new Sony a7C digicam, that’s a 1.5 pound (674.7 gram) package.
The brand new 28-60mm lens has inner focusing, a linear autofocus motor supporting 10 frames per second steady taking pictures, Three aspherical parts, a 7-bladed round aperture, and a steel lens mount. The shut focus distance is 0.Three meters on the extensive finish, and 0.45 meters on the telephoto finish.