Sony Unveils the Ultra-Compact Sony a7C Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

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As promised, Sony unveiled a brand new full-frame mirrorless digicam by way of livestream this night. However whereas this was initially rumored to be a compact entry-level mannequin that might sit under the favored Sony a7 III, the brand new Sony a7C could also be extra of a step sideways than a real finances possibility.

In short, the Sony a7C is mainly Sony a7 III that was left within the drier a bit too lengthy. It boasts the identical 24MP BSI CMOS sensor, IBIS with as much as 5 stops of shake discount, oversampled 4K/30p (8-bit solely) video seize, and may hearth off as much as 10fps at full velocity… all inside a physique that weighs simply 1% greater than the crop-sensor Sony a6600.

On the surface, the digicam includes a corner-mounted 2.36M dot EVF with a fairly small 0.59x magnification, a fully-articulating LCD display screen for the vloggers within the viewers, a single UHS-II SD card slot, separate mic and headphone inputs, and a USB-C port.

You will get a fast intro to the brand new digicam and all of its key options under:

The main focus with the Sony a7C was clearly on making it as small and journey/vlogging-friendly as potential with out chopping too many corners. And from that perspective Sony has positively succeeded. At simply 4.9 inches x 2.Eight inches x 2.2 inches (124.0mm x 71.1mm x 59.7mm) and weighing in at a measly 18oz (509g), the Sony a7C is formally the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame digicam with IBIS.

That final bit is necessary… for the reason that Sigma fp is certainly smaller and lighter.

Becoming a member of the digicam is the “world’s smallest and lightest full-frame zoom lens”: the brand new collapsible Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6. Whereas the lens most likely gained’t win any picture high quality awards in comparison with bigger lenses, it options three aspherical lens components as a part of its development and guarantees sharp outcomes from nook to nook regardless of its diminutive dimension.

Right here’s a more in-depth take a look at the brand new digicam and lens from all angles:

Lastly, the final bit of stories from Sony in the present day was the announcement of the compact HVL-F28RM flash. The flash is (shock) smaller and lighter than its predecessor, and options the flexibility to hyperlink flash depth to the digicam’s face detection when utilizing a appropriate digicam.

You’ll be able to see a fast intro to the brand new flash unit under:

The Sony a7C is out there to pre-order beginning in the present day for $1,800 for the physique solely or $2,100 in a package with the brand new 28-60mm f/4-5.6 zoom lens. Delivery is anticipated to start out in late October. You may also choose up the brand new lens all by itself for $500, transport in “early 2021,” and the HVL-F28RM flash shall be accessible “this winter” for $250.

To be taught extra in regards to the new full-frame mirrorless digicam and the tiny lens, take a look at the hands-on first impressions video under by Adorama, or learn their official first look at this hyperlink.

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