Sony has announced the A7C, price tag $1,798, a new compact mirrorless camera that boasts many of the Sony A7 III’s specifications.
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Inside the Sony A7C is a 24.2-megapixel Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor, which along with Sony’s BIONZ X image processor provides up to 15 stops of dynamic range.
A Fast Hybrid AF system offers 693 phase-detection points and 425 contrast detection areas. The Sony A7C AF system also supports Real-time Eye AF and Tracking AF technologies.
The Sony A7C also supports H.264/XAVC S 4:2:0 8-Bit 4K UHD video recording at up to 30p and Full HD recording at up to 120p for slow motion movies.
Also, users can use the same S-Log2 Gamma Curve that is found on high end Sony Cinema cameras that squeezes up to 1300% more dynamic range into the video signal then traditional REC709, for increased post-production flexibility.
HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support is also available for HDR recording within a wide color gamut and, in addition to S-Log2, S-Log3 is also available for producing an effective 14-stop dynamic range with increased grading control in the shadow to mid-tone regions of the image.
The Sony A7C also features 5-axis in-body image stabilisation, which compensates for up to five stops of shake.
Other features include 10fps burst shooting and a native sensitivity range of ISO 50 to 204,800.
Slimmer than other Sony A7 series camera bodies, the A7C is narrower with an offset viewfinder and a streamlined top plate. Sony has re-positioned the electronic viewfinder, which provides 2.36m-dot resolution. The new Sony camera also boasts a 3-inch, 921.6k-dot vari-angle touchscreen LCD.
The Sony A7C also incorporates WiFi and Bluetooth capability, and Sony says its battery hold 740 shots per charge with the LCD or 680 with the EVF.