Industry News: Sony Announced The Sony A7c, World’s Smallest FF MILC

Sony A7c

Sony announced the Sony A7c, touted as a concept camera, and the world’s smallest full frame mirrorless camera.

You can preorder the new Sony A7c starting $1,799 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

B&H Explora has an article about the Sony A7c.

Sony press release:

Sony Electronics Introduces Alpha 7C Camera and Zoom Lens, the World’s Smallest and Lightest(i) Full-frame Camera System

Sony Electronics – 09/15/2020

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2020 — Today, Sony Electronics Inc. announced several additions to an already impressive imaging lineup — the Alpha 7C full-frame camera (model ILCE-7C), the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 (model SEL2860) zoom lens and HVL-F28RM flash.

The Alpha 7C is the world’s smallest and lightestii full-frame body with uncompromising performance, featuring advanced AF (autofocus), high-resolution 4K videoiii capabilities and more. When paired with the world’s smallest and lightestiv FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 standard zoom lens, this versatile combination delivers an experience unlike any other, maximizing portability and versatility without sacrificing any of the power of full-frame imaging. The HVL-F28RM flash allows users to broaden their photo expressions with outstanding compactness, and an intelligent light intensity control linked to camera face detectionv.

“We are committed to creating the best tools possible, based on the needs of our customers,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Products and Solutions Americas, Sony Electronics. “The new Alpha 7C camera and FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens pack many of our most advanced imaging technologies in a brand new design that is the smallest and lightest full-frame camera and lens system in the world. This opens up a new world of possibilities for creators, giving them the uncompromised power of a full-frame system in the palm of their hand.”

New Alpha 7C: Uncompromised Full-frame Performance in a Compact Design
The new Alpha 7C combines Sony’s full-frame image quality, advanced AF capabilities and versatile video shooting functions in a stunningly light and compact design. The new camera features a 24.2MP (approx. effective) 35mm full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS sensor and BIONZ X™ image processing engine, offering high sensitivity, outstanding resolution, 15-stopvi wide dynamic range and high-speed image data processing. 

Measuring only 4.9 inches x 2.8 inches x 2.2 inches (124.0mm x 71.1mm x 59.7mm) and weighing just 18oz (509g)vii, the Alpha 7C is similar in size and weight to an APS-C cameraviii, with only 1 percent more weight than the Alpha 6600. The Alpha 7C achieves the world’s smallest and lightest compact bodyii through upgraded 5-axis in-body stabilization and shutter units, and the utilization of magnesium alloy monocoque construction, often used in the bodies of cars and aircraft. Even in this compact body, the Alpha 7C features a 5-stepix stabilization effect that allows for shooting snaps without a tripod. Moreover, despite the compact body, the high-capacity NP-FZ100 battery provides enough power for long shooting durations and to capture up to an industry-leadingx 740 imagesxi when using the LCD monitor, or 680 imagesxi when using the viewfinder.

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Images Of Sony A7c Mirrorless Concept Camera Leak Ahead Of Announcement

Sony A7c

Sony is set to soon announce a new mirrorless camera, the Sony A7c, touted as a “concept” camera.

Images of the upcoming Sony A7c leaked over the web. There is also a set of rumored specifications, posted over at Sony Alpha Rumors:

  • Announcement Sept 15 at 2am London time
  • Similar Sony A7III specs with 24MP sensor
  • Same A7sIII fully articulating screen
  • Autofocus algorithm is the one from the A7sIII
  • 4k@30p
  • Body shape similar to the A6600 with EVF in the corner (note: it’s NOT a pop-up EVF)
  • IBIS
  • The camera will be marketed for vlogging
  • Battery is NP-FZ100
  • USB C
  • Single SD card slot
  • Mic-in and a headphone jack
  • Wi-Fi (11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth
  • Price will be above A7III (2.100 Euro and 2399 Euro with kit lens)
  • Comes with a new collapsible 28-60mm f/4-5.6 lens

Canon EOS R5 vs EOS R6 vs Sony a7S III For Vlogging Comparison

Eos R5 Vs Eos R6

The year 2020 didn’t just have Covid-19, it also saw the announcement of the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6. Two important milestones in Canon’s history. Another camera that was announced just a few weeks ago is the Sony a7S III.

So, how do the EOS R5 vs EOS R6 vs Sony a7S III cameras compare for a vlogging experience? Tony & Chelsea Northrup try to answer.

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6. My opinion(s) about the EOS R5 overheating hysteria is listed here.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EOS R6 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

The Ultimate Video Shootout, feat. Canon EOS R5 vs Sony A7S III vs EOS-1D X Mark III

Sony A7S III

How do the Canon EOS R5 and Sony a7S III and Canon EOS-1D X Mark III compare and hold up to each other when it comes to video?

That’s what Parker Walbeck discusses in the video shootout in his 25 minutes video below. Enjoy.

All Canon EOS R5 coverage is listed here, Sony a7S III stuff is listed here, and to learn more about the EOS-1D X Mark III see here.

Philip Bloom Talks About The Canon EOS R5 and Sony a7S III

Eos R5 Vs Eos R6

Not a review but a long video with Philip Bloom talking about the Canon EOS R5 and Sony a7S III.

Says Philip Bloom:

Everyone has been banging on about them….I’ve made a 75 minute review of the A7S III after all! But, I’ve used them both quite a lot and happy to answer your questions.

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Sony A7s III preorders starting at $3,498:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Who Has The Best Eye AF? Canon EOS R5 vs Sony a7R IV vs Nikon Z7 Comparison

Eye Autofocus DPReview's Chris And Jordan Review What They Think Is The Best And The Worst Gear Of 2019.

Eye autofocus has evolved tremendously over the last years. The question is: which brand has the best?

Coming from Jared Polin (aka FroKnowsPhoto) the review below aims to see which camera has the best performing eye autofocus. It’s Canon EOS R5 vs Sony a7R IV vs Nikon Z 7. Enjoy.

More Canon EOS R5 reviews are listed here.