Sony A7C is a “Budget” Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera in a Compact Body

With 4K 30p video and in-body stabilization, it’s aimed at YouTube creators … like me 😛 But boy Sony! Why do you price your cameras so damn expensive!

Taken from Engadget … The A7C has an all-new compact body with an electronic viewfinder in the corner, so it looks more like the APS-C sensor A6600 model than any other A7-series camera to date. It’s also cheaper — though not by a lot — than any recent A7 full-frame camera so far.

Sony designed the A7C for vloggers and YouTubers, so it has some nice video-oriented features. It’s small and light, weighing in at just 509 grams with a battery and memory card, compared to 650 grams for the A7 III and 503 grams for the A6600. It also has a 3-inch, 950K dot fully-articulating flip-out display (touch for focus but not menus) and five axis in-body stabilization with five stops of shake reduction. With all that, it’ll be easy to carry around or vlog and still take relatively smooth video.

You can shoot full-frame 4K video at up to 30 fps, or 1080p at up to 120 fps with all video limited to 4:2:0 8-bit and 100Mbps bit rates. You also get both S-Log2 and S-Log3 recording to maximize dynamic range. That’s not bad, but for $200 more, Panasonic’s full-frame S5 shoots 4K at 60 fps and has 10-bit internal recording for 4K (with S-Log) at up to 30 fps.

The A7C has an all-new compact body with an electronic viewfinder in the corner, so it looks more like the APS-C sensor A6600 model than any other A7-series camera to date. It’s also cheaper — though not by a lot — than any recent A7 full-frame camera so far.

Sony designed the A7C for vloggers and YouTubers, so it has some nice video-oriented features. It’s small and light, weighing in at just 509 grams with a battery and memory card, compared to 650 grams for the A7 III and 503 grams for the A6600. It also has a 3-inch, 950K dot fully-articulating flip-out display (touch for focus but not menus) and five axis in-body stabilization with five stops of shake reduction. With all that, it’ll be easy to carry around or vlog and still take relatively smooth video.

You can shoot full-frame 4K video at up to 30 fps, or 1080p at up to 120 fps with all video limited to 4:2:0 8-bit and 100Mbps bit rates. You also get both S-Log2 and S-Log3 recording to maximize dynamic range. That’s not bad, but for $200 more, Panasonic’s full-frame S5 shoots 4K at 60 fps and has 10-bit internal recording for 4K (with S-Log) at up to 30 fps.

The A7C will cost $1,800 for the body only, or $2,100 with Sony’s new, very compact FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 lens. 

Source: Engadget

 

 

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