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Sony Alpha 7C Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera (Body Only) - Black

Model Number: ILCE7C/B
Web Code: 14954123

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Overview

Whether you're a professional photographer or an enthusiast, you can shoot stunning stills and videos on the Sony Alpha 7C mirrorless camera (body only). With an ultra-lightweight, compact design, this full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera features a 24.2MP backside illuminated sensor, 4K video capability, 5-axis in-body image stabilization, and much more.
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Overview

Whether you're a professional photographer or an enthusiast, you can shoot stunning stills and videos on the Sony Alpha 7C mirrorless camera (body only). With an ultra-lightweight, compact design, this full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera features a 24.2MP backside illuminated sensor, 4K video capability, 5-axis in-body image stabilization, and much more.

Capture the world around you

  • Camera body only; no lens included
  • Full frame compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is perfect for professional photographers and enthusiasts
  • Compatible with lenses that fit the Sony E-Mount system

Powerful visual performance

  • 24.2MP backside illuminated Exmos R CMOS sensor (35mm full frame) delivers gorgeous image quality
  • BIONZ image processing engine faithfully reproduces textures, tone, and details with a high degree of precision
  • Capture 4K video and up to 120fps in stunning Full HD splendour with full pixel readout and beautiful bokeh
  • Shoots stills and video in an ISO range of 100-51200 (expanded ISO range can be set up to 204800 for stills and 102400 for video)
  • 15-stop dynamic range captures a wide range of contrast between light and dark
  • Continuous burst shooting with mechanical and electronic shutter at 10fps (Hi+), 8fps (Hi), 6fps (Mid), and 3fps (Lo) for catching that perfect moment

Image stabilization and autofocus

  • SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization delivers smooth, professional-level images without the need for an external gimbal
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization (depending on the lens you're using) compensates for 5 common types of camera shake
  • Up to 693-point phase-detection AF with wide, fast, and steadfast autofocus gives you powerful AF performance and speed
  • Fast Hybrid Autofocus, Eye AF Human/Animal, Real-time Eye AF (Human), and Real-time Tracking with AI give you plenty of options, no matter who or what you're shooting

Previewing and sharing your shots

  • 3" vari-angle side-mounted flip-out LCD screen gives you plenty of flexibility for previews, selfies, and more
  • Electronic viewfinder gives you another great option for a view through the eyepiece
  • HLG/HDR and S-Log 3/2 allow for seamless editing
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth connectivity gives you plenty of options for sharing or transferring files wirelessly
  • Compatible with SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards (UHS-I/II compliant; cards sold separately)

Even more features

  • Magnesium alloy body with dust and moisture resistance is great for outdoor shoots in a variety of conditions
  • Sony NP-FZ100 InfoLITHIUM rechargeable battery pack gives you powerful, extended battery life while you're out on a shoot
  • Multi Interface Shoe (MI Shoe) gives you the flexibility of using auto-locking shoe-compatible accessories
  • Built-in digital audio interface delivers great sound with low noise when you connect a compatible microphone

See Details & Specs for more information

Wi-Fi
Yes
NFC
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Jpeg
Yes
Raw
Yes
Raw+Jpeg
Yes
Other Formats
Not Applicable
Guided Shooting Mode
No
Languages Supported
English; French; Italian; Spanish
Compatible Operating Systems
Not Applicable
Supplied Software
Not Applicable

Body Features

Stabilized Body
SteadyShot INSIDE (image stabilization) Image Sensor-Shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (Compensation depends on lens specifications)
Body Colour
Black
Intelligent Shoe
Yes, Multi Interface Shoe with Digital Audio Interface
Cable Release
No
Weather Sealed
Yes

Power

Battery Type
Sony NP-FZ100 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack
Included Battery Model
Sony NP-FZ100 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack
Additional Compatible Batteries (not inc)
Sony NP-FZ100 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack
Back-up Battery
No
Power Saving Modes
Yes

Physical Features

Width
12.4 cm
Height
7.11 cm
Depth
5.97 cm
Weight
424 g
Camera Model
Sony Alpha 7C
Camera Configuration
Camera Body Only
Lens Mount
Sony E-Mount

Image Sensor

NFC Enabled
Yes
Sensor Type
Exmor R CMOS sensor
Image Sensor Format
Full Frame
Effective Megapixels
24.2 MP
Bluetooth
Included
Total Pixels
25.3 MP
Colour Filter System
R, G, B Primary Colour
Colour Space
sRGB; Adobe RGB
Low Pass Filter
No
Dust Reduction
Yes
Processor
BIONZ Image Processing Engine

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
Electronic Viewfinder (XGA OLED)
Percentage Coverage
1
Effective Magnification
Approx. 0.59x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)

Diopter Adjustment

Depth of Field Preview
Yes

LCD Features

LCD Size
3 in
LCD Resolution
921,600 dots
Swivel LCD
Yes
Live Preview
Yes

Auto Focus

AF Type
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focusing Modes 1
AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focusing Modes 2
Focus Area: Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot / Tracking
AF Points
35mm full frame: 693 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 299 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 221 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)
AF Point Selection
Yes
AF Assist Beam
AF Illuminator with Built-in LED

Exposure

ISO
Still images: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit) Movies: ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
White Balance Settings 1
Modes: Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Flash / Underwater / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter / Custom
White Balance Settings 2
Shutter AWB Lock: Yes (Shut. Halfway Down / Cont. Shooting / Off)
Auto White Balance
Yes
White Balance Bracketing
Yes
Exposure Compensation
(+/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))

Shutter

Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type (Mechanical shutter / Electronic shutter)
Shutter Speeds
Still images (Mechanical Shutter): 1/4000 to 30 sec., Bulb, Still images (Electronic Shutter): 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb, Movies (NTSC mode) : 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode), Movies (PAL mode) : 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Shutter Lag
No
Self-Timer
10 sec. delay / 5 sec. delay / 2 sec. delay / Continuous self-time / Bracketing self-timer

Drive

Drive Modes
Single Shooting; Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable); Self-timer; Self-timer (Cont.); Bracket: Single; Bracket: Cont.; White Balance bracket; DRO bracket
Drive Modes 2
Single Shooting; Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable); Self-timer; Self-timer (Cont.); Bracket: Single; Bracket: Cont.; White Balance bracket; DRO bracket
Max Burst Jpeg
Continuous shooting: Hi+: 10 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps
Max Burst Raw
Continuous shooting: Hi+: 10 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps
Max Burst Raw+JPEG
Continuous shooting: Hi+: 10 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps
Max Burst Other Format
Continuous shooting: Hi+: 10 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps

Flash

Built-in Flash Type
No Built-in Flash
Recycling Time
Not Applicable
Flash Metering System
Not Applicable
Flash Sync
Yes (With compatible optional external flash with Multi Interface Shoe)
Flash Guide Number
Not Applicable

Video

Video Output Format
NTSC
Video Modes
4K; 1080p
Movie File Formats
XAVC S
Movie Video Compression
XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Movie Audio Compression
XAVC S: LPCM 2ch
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD)

Playback

Image Playback Modes 1
Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning); Index view; Enlarged display mode (L: 18.8x, M: 12.3x, S: 9.4x); Auto Review; Image orientation; Slideshow; Folder selection (Date / Still / XAVC S HD / XAVC S 4K); Protect; Rating; Display as Group
Movie Playback Modes
Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning); Index view; Enlarged display mode (L: 18.8x, M: 12.3x, S: 9.4x); Auto Review; Image orientation; Slideshow; Folder selection (Date / Still / XAVC S HD / XAVC S 4K); Protect; Rating; Display as Group

Storage & Interface

Card Slot
Slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card
Storage Media
SD memory card; SDHC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant); SDXC memory card (UHS-I/II compliant)
Data Interface
USB Type-C Terminal
Video Interface
HDMI micro Connector (Type-D)
  • Sony ILCE7C/B (Black) Camera Body
  • Sony NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Battery
  • AC adapter
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • USB-A to USB-C cable (USB 3.2)

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Reviewer Recommendation

100%

Of the 1 reviewer who responded, 1 would recommend this product.

Key Considerations

Averages based on how reviewers feel this product performs.

Quality: Excellent

Value: Excellent

Ease of Use: Good

  • Good grade for those with a crop sensor camera!
    Verified BuyerReviewed by CYeh - November 8, 2020

    This review is written from the perspective of an enthusiast photographer/videographer upgrading from a crop sensor camera. The Sony a7C offers a lot of power in a body nearly the same size as the a6xxx series. For those who are on the fence about whether to purchase this or not that ultimately depends on what your needs and intended uses are, as any tech review would say. My only comparison is with the a6600 camera, and my review will look at the major points why this is a worthy upgrade for my uses. If you're a person looking to do like doing video work and some travel photography, this may be a camera worth considering. MAIN POSITIVES: The full-frame sensor allows for some great images even with ISOs up to 12800. Because I prefer working with natural light in often uncontrollable areas, this means I can still get good photos even when the sun is about to set. This won't let you shoot in the darkest of nights, but if that is your intention you may want to consider another camera. One of the other main features besides the full frame sensor is the articulating screen. Aside from obvious examples such as vlogging, this also helps for taking low or high angle photos. Consider though that if you're primarily shooting photos and very little video, you may also want to consider other options as well. All things considered, this camera does many things in a small package. This size and feel seems very similar to the Sony a6400 and a6300 judging by the size of the grips. At the same time this uses the larger capacity batteries found in Sony's full frame lineup so you know you're good to go for most of the day with a fully charged battery (but carry a spare just in case!). Because of this, I can see myself bringing this with me in a small bag for travel photography or most everyday uses. If I need more low-light capabilities, I look forward to purchasing an a7SIII down the line. MAIN DISADVANTAGES: There are still some noticeable disadvantages I've noticed coming from the APS-C line, however. While none of this is enough to convince me to dislike the camera, I feel it's important that it is mentioned. The first of which has to do with the grip. If you have relatively long fingers like myself, you may find the short grip uncomfortable. It is indeed shorter than the a6600, despite the two cameras using the same type of battery. Since I use a cage on my a7C, this problem is slightly alleviated when I also adjust my grip so only my index finger and middle are on the a7C grip and my ring finger is resting on the cage. Aside from the small grip, the older Sony menu system is still present here. For those who are already used to Sony's old menu systems (prior to a7SIII), this won't be too bad but this may confuse newcomers. Also adding to this is the lack of additional Custom Buttons coming from the a6600. Part of the beauty of the custom buttons was the ability to have shortcuts to your desired functions, so you wouldn't have to dive deep into the menu systems as often. While there are two buttons I currently use (the trash bin and d-pad down), additional custom buttons would be appreciated. You may also find the Menu button awkwardly placed because it's in the middle and serves as the "previous page" in the menus, but this hasn't bothered me too much. LAST THOUGHTS: Despite all this, I still would highly recommend the camera for those who are looking to upgrade from their crop sensor cameras and like to shoot primarily video. The lack of a joystick might deter some who use it to move their focus point in photography, but I find that using the touchscreen to tap or slide your focus point is plenty useful. Dare I say I might even grow to like this method more than using a joystick? The EVF is also somewhat small and does not include an eyecup in the box, but for my uses I haven't found this to be an issue. If you wear glasses this might be slightly problematic though. Thank you for reading!

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

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