Sony has announced their newest edition to the Alpha family, the very compact and travel friendly Sony a7C. Although I’m not sure how much travel this camera will see this year!
Despite the a7 in the name it’s the C that differentiates this camera from the other a7 series of cameras, as according to Sony it’s the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera.
The Sony a7C manages to squeeze in most of the a7 III‘s specifications, including a 24MP sensor, 5-axis image stabilization, 10 fps shooting with autofocus, the larger NP-FZ100 battery and oversampled 4K video into a body that’s smaller in every dimension.
There’s also the new fully articulating LCD screen that was introduced recently with the a7S III, but unlike the a7S III that also received the brand new touch friendly menu, the a7C is left with the old menu design because it uses the older Bionz X processor.
The one-piece magnesium alloy structure helps keep the weight down to only 509g / 18oz which makes it only 6g / 0.2oz heavier than the Sony a6600 APS-C camera.
Together with the traditional black body there’s also a silver topped version of the a7C available.
Alongside the a7C, Sony has announced a manually extending 28-60mm F4-5.6 kit zoom and also the HVL-F28RM flash.
The a7C will be available in late October with a list price of $1799 / £1,900 / €2,100 body-only or $2099 / £2,150 / €2,400 with the new FE 28-60mm 4-5.6mm zoom lens.
Personally this isn’t a camera for me and the a7 IV interests me a lot more, but I guess there must be a market for such a camera since Sony has developed it!
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