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Sony Alpha 7C R Mirrorless Full Frame - Body Only


Let your expectations be upended. A class-leading2 astonishing Exmor R™ 61.0 MP3 full-frame sensor, just like that of our acclaimed α7R V, now comes in an α7C series compact body.


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Let your expectations be upended. A class-leading2 astonishing Exmor R™ 61.0 MP3 full-frame sensor, just like that of our acclaimed α7R V, now comes in an α7C series compact body. Don’t allow a single detail to be missed, with the go-anywhere α7CR.

The back-illuminated sensor's noise reduction, gapless on-chip lenses, anti-reflection optical coating, elimination of the optical low-pass filter that is usually positioned in front of the sensor and other original technologies deliver high resolution, high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range.

The latest BIONZ XR image processing engine minimises processing latency while boosting movie and still image processing power, delivering natural gradations, realistic colour, low noise, superior image quality and fast menu response.

Advanced imaging technology allows sensitivity settings from ISO 100 to ISO 320004 for stills and movies. Dynamic range at lower sensitivities is a wide 15 stops5 for smooth, realistic gradations from deep shadows to highlights.

The advanced AI processing unit achieves accurate white balance even where the subject is in shade. Skin tones, foliage and other materials are reproduced with natural colors under almost any lighting, with lifelike gradations such as highlight roll-off in portraits.

A high-precision image stabilisation unit, advanced gyro sensors, and optimised image stabilisation algorithms effectively detect and correct camera shake, providing a huge 7.0-step6 advantage for handheld shooting.

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting uses the precision in-body image stabilisation system to capture multiple pixel-shifted images that are later composited on a PC to achieve overwhelming resolution in a single image. 16-image composites with approximately 240.8 million pixels (19008 x 12672 pixels)8 can be produced from data that is equivalent to approximately 963.2 million pixels.

Anti-flicker shooting

Flicker from artificial light is automatically detected, and the timing and speed of the mechanical or electronic shutter is finely controlled to minimise its effects.

Selectable RAW image sizes and HEIF

Three sizes (L/M/S) of lossless RAW compression include M and S outputs to the same resolution (26MP/15MP) for full-frame and APS-C, for seamless workflows. The Light mode for JPEG and HEIF images produces easy-to-share images.

Creative Look supports varied expression

The Creative Look feature provides 10 presets that can be used unmodified or edited to create a variety of "looks" that can help creators fine-tune the mood of their stills or movies in-camera.

Lenses that bring out the maximum resolution performance of the α7CR

Sony’s lineup of optically advanced E-mount lenses features more than 70 models, including the G Master™ series that blends breathtaking resolution with exquisite bokeh, and the G Lens™ series with excellent image quality and smooth bokeh. While taking full advantage of the resolution and rendering potential of Sony’s acclaimed E-mount bodies, these fine lenses are compact and lightweight, ideally matching E-mount bodies to create remarkably compact, mobile systems for a wide range of photographic and videographic applications.

AI processing unit for advanced subject recognition

The AI processing unit supports recognition of human subjects using learned human form and pose data, and also recognition of non-human subjects such as animals, insects, and vehicles. This improves the performance of Real-time Recognition AF and Real-time Tracking, and makes Fast Hybrid AF subject acquisition and tracking more precise and reliable over a wider area.

Human pose estimation using a skeleton-based model

With its innovative AI processing unit, the α7CR can use subject form data to accurately recognise movement, providing a significant improvement in human eye recognition. Human pose estimation technology recognises not just eyes, but also body and head position with high precision. This makes it possible to lock onto and track a subject facing away from the camera or with their face partly obscured by a helmet or sunglasses, for example.

Recognition of a wider range of subjects

The AI processing unit supports recognition of more subject types10 including the eyes of an even wider range of grazing and small animals and birds. A new combined Animal/Bird setting eliminates switching. The whole or the leading end of Cars/Trains and Airplanes, and the heads of Insects, are also recognised.

Tenacious Real-time Tracking

AI-based Real-time Tracking can be activated by specifying the subject and half-pressing the shutter button. The camera automatically tracks the subject, letting the user concentrate on framing and composition. Subject recognition performance and tracking reliability have been greatly improved across a wider range of shooting situations.

Wide, high-density AF reliably captures subjects

The BIONZ XR engine and updated algorithms achieve notably improved Fast Hybrid AF performance. Up to 693 phase detection points12 cover approx. 79% of the image area, accurately acquiring focus even when the subject is small. The α7CR includes both phase-detection and contrast-detection AF to ensure fast, stable focus acquisition even in single AF (AF-S) mode.

High-precision AF works even in dark scenes with EV -4.0

The latest AF algorithm enables AF shooting in low-light conditions, at EV -4.0 (AF-S, ISO 100 equivalent, F2.0 lens) even in dark scenes and indoors, and features a useful Focus Priority mode.

Full-time DMF

When shooting stills with AF-C or AF-S autofocus, the lens's focus ring can be rotated to instantly switch to manual focus mode at any time. This makes it easy to switch focus to a different subject on the fly.

Focus bracketing to capture the best shot

The camera will automatically shoot up to 299 images with sequentially shifted focus points, with custom intervals and sequence specified by the user. Pick the perfect shot, or post-process multiple shots to achieve creative composites with impossible focus depth.

AF/AE continuous shooting at up to 8 fps

Continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking is possible at up to 8 fps with the mechanical shutter15, or 7 fps during silent shooting16, capturing even momentary movements or expression changes in exquisite detail. The power of the BIONZ XR engine allows continuous shooting of approx. 320 JPEG images17, letting you capture every vital moment. Even when shooting or cropping closer to APS-C, 26M resolution and high image quality are maintained, allowing continuous shooting of birds in flight with AF/AE tracking, for example.

Mobility for high-definition movie recording

The α7CR offers highly detailed 4K movie capture with 6.2K oversampling19, plus the mobility required for gimbal or drone mounted shooting. It also features S-Cinetone™ for a cinematic look, Log shooting, Real-time Tracking with advanced subject recognition, Active Mode20 image stabilisation, breathing compensation21, and many more refinements.

Full-frame 4K 60/50p22 recording

The latest BIONZ XR processing engine and updated algorithms achieve notably improved movie image quality. In addition to focus support, the camera’s advanced AI processing unit is also used to achieve accurate white balance, even in tricky situations where the subject is in shade. Skin tones, foliage, and other materials are reproduced with consistently natural color in just about any type of lighting, and gradations such as highlight roll off in portraits are remarkably lifelike.

6.2k oversampled video, for stunning 4K imagery

4K movie recording is possible in full frame and Super 35mm formats. With full pixel readout without pixel binning, approximately 2.6 times the required data can be condensed into 4K22 with high resolution and detail, and minimal moire and jaggies.

S-Cinetone makes it easy to create a cinematic look

Sony’s S-Cinetone picture profile delivers more faithful colour reproduction and skin tones, with natural mid-tones essential to healthy-looking skin, plus soft colours and gorgeous highlights, giving creators a cinematic look without the need for colour grading.

Log recording and LUT

The α7CR features an S-Log3 gamma curve to maximise its 14+ stops of latitude23. S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine colour gamut settings are also provided for further post processing control, and user-selected LUTs (Look Up Table) can be applied to preview how processed footage will look.

Active Mode image stabilisation supports handheld movie shooting24

Active Mode25 provides precision stabilisation for movie shooting with advanced gyro sensors and an optimised algorithm. Camera shake is precisely detected and compensated for, with additional stabilisation provided via compatible lenses25 in sync with the camera body.

Real-time Tracking also supports focus during movie shooting

AI-based Real-time Tracking provides a dramatic improvement in Real-time Tracking performance, automatically recognising, tracking, and focusing on the eyes of a specified subject.26

Easy, stable transfers to smartphone

Connection stability when transferring images from the camera to the Creators’ App mobile application27 on a smartphone has been greatly improved. Transfers continue in the background even if the smartphone display sleeps or another application is launched28.

Easy, high-quality live streaming

Connected to a PC or smartphone via USB, the α7CR can function as a 4K (2160p) webcam. Large-aperture lenses, narrow depth of field, and bokeh can be used to great effect for online meetings and live streaming along with advanced AF functions such as Real-time Recognition AF.

NUMBER OF PIXELS (TOTAL) Approx. 62.5 megapixels
SENSOR TYPE 35mm full frame (35.7 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
ISO SENSITIVITY Still images: ISO 100 - 32000 (expandable to ISO 50 - 102400), AUTO (ISO 100 - 12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100 - 32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100 - 12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
BATTERY LIFE (STILL IMAGES) Approx. 490 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 530 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)35
NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE) Still images: Approx. 61.0 megapixels max.36, Movies: Approx. 50.8 megapixels max.36
MONITOR TYPE 7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT