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Sony A7c vs Sony A200

Portability
78
Imaging
76
Features
88
Overall
80
Sony Alpha A7c front
 
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 front
Portability
66
Imaging
50
Features
38
Overall
45

Sony A7c vs Sony A200 Key Specs

Sony A7c
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Expand to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 509g - 124 x 71 x 60mm
  • Introduced September 2020
Sony A200
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 572g - 131 x 99 x 71mm
  • Revealed July 2008
  • Refreshed by Sony A230
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Sony A7c vs Sony A200 Overview

Lets look more closely at the Sony A7c versus Sony A200, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the other is a Entry-Level DSLR and both are built by Sony. There is a significant difference between the image resolutions of the A7c (24MP) and A200 (10MP) and the A7c (Full frame) and A200 (APS-C) enjoy different sensor sizes.

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The A7c was brought out 12 years after the A200 which is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Sony A7c being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Sony A200 being a Compact SLR camera.

Before diving through a step-by-step comparison, below is a short overview of how the A7c scores vs the A200 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony A7c over the Sony A200

 A7c A200 
RevealedSeptember 2020July 2008Newer by 149 months
Display typeFully articulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution922k230kSharper display (+692k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony A200 over the Sony A7c

 A200 A7c 

Common features in the Sony A7c and Sony A200

 A7c A200 
Manually focus More accurate focusing

Sony A7c vs Sony A200 Physical Comparison

When you are going to travel with your camera often, you should take into account its weight and size. The Sony A7c offers external dimensions of 124mm x 71mm x 60mm (4.9" x 2.8" x 2.4") having a weight of 509 grams (1.12 lbs) and the Sony A200 has specifications of 131mm x 99mm x 71mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 2.8") along with a weight of 572 grams (1.26 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are employing at that moment. The following is the front view dimension comparison of the A7c vs the A200.

Sony A7c vs Sony A200 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the A7c and A200 is 78 and 66 respectively.

Sony A7c vs Sony A200 top view buttons comparison

Sony A7c vs Sony A200 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be tough to visualize the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by reviewing a spec sheet. The pic below will offer you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the A7c and A200.

As you can see, both the cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The A7c because of its larger sensor is going to make achieving shallower DOF less difficult and the Sony A7c will deliver extra detail having its extra 14MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop photos much more aggressively. The fresher A7c should have a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Sony A7c vs Sony A200 sensor size comparison

Sony A7c vs Sony A200 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A7c vs Sony A200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A7c Portrait photography factors
Sony A200 Portrait photography factors
78
has manual focus
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
comes with face detection focusing
saves RAW files
no external flash support
54
you can focus manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
does not have liveview
resolution not great (10MP)
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Street Comparison

Sony A7c Street photography advice
Sony A200 Street photography advice
85
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
saves RAW files
provides focus via touch
weather proof
good ISO range (51,200)
66
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
fixed screen
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Sports Comparison

Sony A7c Sports photography highlights
Sony A200 Sports photography highlights
88
quiet shooting (1/8,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather proof
better than average battery (740 CIPA)
comes with phase detect AF
50
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect AF
does not have liveview
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
resolution not great (10MP)
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony A7c
Travel photography with Sony A200
86
better than average battery (740 per charge)
weather proof
supports bluetooth
provides focus via touch
megapixel count good (24MP)
screen is selfie friendly
46
built-in flash
lack of Time Lapse function
resolution not great (10MP)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A7c as a Landscape photography camera
Sony A200 as a Landscape photography camera
88
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sony E mount)
good sized screen (3")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
good ISO range (51,200)
saves RAW files
weather proof
better than average battery (740 CIPA)
54
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen is small (2.7")
does not have liveview
resolution not great (10MP)
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony A7c
Vlogging with Sony A200
86
screen is selfie friendly
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detection focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does have external microphone jack
9
can't record video
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Sony A7c vs Sony A200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A7c and Sony A200
 Sony Alpha A7cSony Alpha DSLR-A200
General Information
Company Sony Sony
Model type Sony Alpha A7c Sony Alpha DSLR-A200
Category Advanced Mirrorless Entry-Level DSLR
Introduced 2020-09-14 2008-07-17
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor dimensions 35.8 x 23.8mm 23.6 x 15.8mm
Sensor area 852.0mm² 372.9mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 -
Peak resolution 6000 x 4000 3872 x 2592
Highest native ISO 51200 3200
Highest enhanced ISO 204800 -
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Min enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 693 9
Lens
Lens mount type Sony E Sony/Minolta Alpha
Total lenses 122 143
Crop factor 1 1.5
Screen
Range of display Fully articulated Fixed Type
Display size 3" 2.7"
Display resolution 922 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.59x 0.55x
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Max quiet shutter speed 1/8000s -
Continuous shutter speed 10.0fps 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options no built-in flash Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain, wireless
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM -
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 None
Video format MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264 -
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 509g (1.12 lb) 572g (1.26 lb)
Dimensions 124 x 71 x 60mm (4.9" x 2.8" x 2.4") 131 x 99 x 71mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 63
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 22.3
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.3
DXO Low light rating not tested 521
Other
Battery life 740 photos -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-FZ100 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported) Compact Flash
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at release $1,800 $100