Sony has released firmware update 2.00 for its compact full-frame camera Alpha 7C (ILCE-7CL), which makes the Eye AF function compatible when shooting video of animals and also gives it the ability to be used as a live streaming camera (audio plus video) via USB to a PC, whether for video conferencing, video podcasts or other events.
Sony Alpha 7C
Sony&s Alpha 7C has been on the market for just under a year - it represents the world&s smallest and lightest full-frame system (24.0 x 71.1 x 59.7 mm at 509 grams), according to Sony, along with the FE 28-60 mm zoom lens. However, "system" is defined here as "full-frame digital cameras with interchangeable lens and built-in optical image stabilization." It shoots 4K UHD video from the quite cleanly downsampled 24.2 MP sensor in 24, 25 and 30 fps in XAVC S. In addition to HLG, S-Log2 and S-Log3 are also available as image profiles (but only in 8-bit H.264). Stabilization is via internal 5-axis stabilization, which is supposed to compensate for up to 5 steps.
Sony Alpha 7C - new features through firmware update 2.00.
- Adds USB streaming function to allow connection via USB cable to a PC for live streaming and online communication with high-quality video and audio.
Note: Use a commercially available USB cable or connector adapter to connect to a device with a USB Type-C port.
- Enables Eye AF function compatibility with animals when shooting movies.
- Improves the operational stability of the camera