Sonytoday has announced two new Sony A7C-line cameras. These cameras are the Sony A7CII and Sony A7C R mirrorless cameras. It is slated to be released this coming autumn. The A7CII is estimated to be priced at $2199, and the A7C R is expected to be $2999.
The Sony A7CII is the next iteration of the widely-praised Sony A7C. With a full-frame 35mm Exmor R CMOS sensor, this E-mount camera can shoot a wide variety of subjects, both in video and in photo. The video quality is max 4K, 3840×2160 at 60p.
Features of the Sony A7CII:
Equipped with a full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor with approximately 33.0 effective megapixels and the latest BIONZ XR image processing engine to achieve high imaging performance. For capturing either still images or movies, users can easily enjoy high-quality image capture in a wide range of scenes such as travel and daily snapshots.
Compared to the Alpha 7 IV, Alpha 7C II is approximately 22% lighter and has approximately 45% less volume.
Standard ISO sensitivities range from 100 to 51200 for both still images and movies (expanded ISO 50 to 204800 for still images), enabling high-sensitivity, noise-free shooting.
Sony A7C R
The Sony A7C R is a spiritual successor to the Sony A7R V. With the power of the A7R V, but the similar-sized body as the Sony A7CII, this camera is compact, powerful. With a 61-megapixel full-frame sensor, in addition to daily snapshots, it easily realizes high-quality image capture in a wide variety of settings, such as portrait, wildlife, and landscape photography, meeting the expectations of creative work with mobility.
Main Features of the Sony A7C R:
Equipped with a full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor. Approximately 61.0 effective megapixels and the latest BIONZ XR® image processing engine to achieve high-resolution and high-definition imaging performance.
Compared to the Alpha 7R V, the Alpha 7C R is approximately 29% lighter and has approximately 53% less volume.
The standard ISO sensitivity ranges from 100 to 32000 for both still images and movies (expanded ISO 50 to 102400 for still images).
In addition, with 7.0-step optical 5-axis in-body image stabilization, even slight blurring at the 1- pixel level is detected and corrected.
Equipped with Pixel Shift Multi Shooting. This takes multiple images and combines them on a PC to create an ultra-high resolution image.
By combining with the grip extension GP-X2 included with the Alpha 7C R5, you can shoot comfortably with a stable hold even when shooting for long periods of time or using a telephoto lens.
Sony’s AI subject tracking included in the A7C Series for the first time
Sony has included artificial intelligence subject tracking modes in the A7CII, like similar cameras they announced this year. These subject tracking modes are: person, animal, bird, insect, car, train, and aircraft. These AI moves help the autofocus and image stabilization maintain sharpness of the desired subject during moments of rapid movement. These functions have been highly praised on cameras like the A6700. Now, for the full-size Sony Alpha camera, it is available for the first time.
The autofocus is also improved for both of these cameras, not just because of the AI. Varying focus modes allow for seamless focusing, when paired with an appropriate Sony E-mount lens.
Advanced Video Performance
The Alpha 7C II and Alpha 7C R have the ability to condense 7K and 6K, respectively. Output, however, is at 4K full-size. Equipped with S-Log3, which supports a wide latitude of 14+ stops, it renders rich gradation with minimal exposure issues, even in scenes with contrast. LUTs imported by the user can be displayed on the camera monitor image during Log mode. This allows the user to shoot while checking the finished image in post-production.
Both cameras are equipped with S-Cinetone, a unique Sony function. When applied, this creates a cinematic look straight out of the camera without post-processing. Based on Sony’s Cinema Line technology, S-Cinetone delivers natural mid-tones that are essential to healthy-looking skin color and deliver cinematic quality.
The Sony A7CII and the Sony A7C R both have one side SD card slot. Both also have a micro-HDMI slot, a USB-C slot, and a standard-size 3.5mm microphone jack. The front dial is for adjustments of the ISO and shutter speeds, along with aperture adjustments. The top dial is used for selecting shooting modes. The two cameras roughly weight in at 520grams, including battery. The viewfinder is an OLED screen that is 1.0cm in size that can run at 60 frames per second.