The rumor has been circulating for quite some time about the new, compact full-format Sony Alpha 7C - now it&s official. Combined with the new FE 28-60 mm zoom lens, the Alpha 7C represents the world&s smallest and lightest full-format system (24.0 x 71.1 x 59.7 mm at 509 grams) according to Sony. However, "system" is defined here as "full-format digital cameras with interchangeable lens and integrated optical image stabilization" (which seems a little "endeavored" to us, because the Sigma fp, for example, with 112.6 × 69.9 × 45.3 mm at 422 g) is both smaller and lighter - but does not have sensor stabilization. Be that as it may: The new Sony Alpha 7C is compact and offers some interesting functions for film makers.
For example, the new Sony Alpha 7c 4K UHD records video from the presumably 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 available as image profiles (but only in 8 bit H.264.)
The Sony Alpha 7C has a touch-capable 3" flip-up display, headphone output and can also be equipped with XLR microphones via the K3M adapter on the MI hot shoe (or operated with the Sony ECM-B1M microphone).
With its 693 phase detection and 425 contrast detection points, the autofocus performance should be on a similar high level as with the recently introduced and tested by us Sony A7S III.
Recording is done on SD card, for which the A7C has 1 card slot. Sony seems to have drilled a lot of holes in the A7C&s battery power. With a CIPA Rating of 740 / 680 (LCD/EVF) it might be one of the most enduring mirror lots in its class. Furthermore, it has USB-C charging capability (also from a battery bank).
The Sony A7C will be available from October at a price of 2.099,- Euro (RRP).
In addition, Sony has also introduced a new kit-zoom full-format lens with the FE 28-60 millimeter F4-5.6. With dimensions of 66,6 x 45 millimeters with 167 gram steklt it according to Sony the smallest and lightest standard zoom lens world-wide.
The minimum focusing distance is 30cm, the filter size is 40.5mm. Thanks to its linear focusing motor, the FE 28-60 millimeter F4-5.6 is designed to support real-time tracking as well as real-time eye recognition and focus particularly quickly and precisely. Thanks to internal focusing, the length of the lens does not change during focusing, which should also make it interesting for gimbal operation.
The Sony FE 28-60 millimetre F4-5.6 standard zoom will be available from January 2021 at a price of 499 euros (RRP).
All prices, bundles and accessories around the new Sony Alpha 7C are as follows
Alpha 7C (ILCE-7C) from Sony: 2099.00 Euro
Alpha 7C (ILCE-7C) Kit with SEL-2860 from Sony: 2.399,00 Euro
Availability: from October 2020
Flash HVL-F28RM from Sony: 279,00 Euro
Availability: from winter 2020
Zoom lens FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 (SEL-2860) from Sony: 499,00 Euro
Availability: from January 2021
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