Sony has announced the release of two new cameras to their compact A7C series of full-frame interchangeable lens cameras, the Sony Alpha 7C II and the high resolution Alpha 7C R.
The A7C II has a full-frame sensor with approximately 33.0 megapixels and the A7C R has a higher-resolution full-frame sensor with approximately 61.0 effective megapixels, which is the same sensor that can be found in the A7R V.
Both models are equipped with the same AI-processing unit and BIONZ XR® processors found in Sony’s newest interchangeable lens cameras along with Real-time Recognition AF that recognises a wide variety of subjects.
Let’s take a closer look at each camera.
Sony A7C II
The Alpha 7C II features the same 33MP BSI sensor from the Sony A7 IV but measures just 12cm wide x 7cm high x 6cm deep and weighs approximately 513 grams.
- 33MP BSI CMOS full-frame sensor
- Bionz XR processor and dedicated ‘AI Processing Engine’
- AF tracking with subject recognition, 759 AF points with 94% coverage
- Up to 10 fps shooting with AF
- In-body stabilization rated up to 7.0EV
- 2.36M dot OLED viewfinder with 0.7x magnification
- Full-width oversampled 4K from 7K, up to 30p
- 4K/60p (from 4.6K capture) in Super35 / APS-C mode
- 10-bit video or HEIF stills capture
- S-Cinetone color mode
- 4K/30p USB streaming
- No mechanical first curtain shutter
The Sony a7C II will be available in September 2023 for a body-only price of $2199.99. A kit with the FE 24-60mm F4-5.6 will also be available for $2499.99.
There will also be a GP-X2 grip extension available for a recommended price of $159.99.
Sony A7C R
The Alpha 7C R features the same high resolution 61MP BSI sensor from the Sony A7RV but in a compact body with similar dimensions and weight to the A7C II and a lower price tag.
- 61MP BSI CMOS sensor
- Bionz XR processor and dedicated ‘AI’ processing unit
- Lossless Raw options in multiple sizes
- 8fps continuous shooting (7fps in e-shutter mode)
- Choice of JPEG or HEIF output (inc HLG HEIFs)
- 4K video up to 60p or oversampled 4K from APS-C crop
- ‘Auto framing’ video cropping modes
- Pixel-shift high-resolution modes with motion correction
- Single UHS-II SD card slot
The Sony a7CR will be available from late September for a recommended retail price of $2999.95. The camera also includes a screw-in grip extender.
Here’s a collection of early reviews of both the A7C II and the A7C R.