Sony A7c

Sony Alpha A7c front
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Boost to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 509g - 124 x 71 x 60mm
  • Released September 2020
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  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Sony A7c overview

Sony A7c is Sony's Advanced Mirrorless camera first introduced on September of 2020. It features a 24 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 6000 x 4000.

The A7c is rated #9 out of 62 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & all-around #35 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. You can check our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your custom factors.

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Below is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.

Sony A7c Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of good and bad points of the Sony A7c based on features that are oftentimes seen as necessary in a camera.

above average ISO range (51,200)
above average min ISO (100)
better than average battery power (740 shots)
comes with face detect focusing
comes with phase detect AF
comes with touch focus
comes with tracking focus
connects via bluetooth
does have HDMI socket
does have microphone socket
environment sealing
exports RAW formats
good resolution (24MP)
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
NFC connectivity
nice clear screen (922 thousand dots)
nice screen size (3 inches)
quiet shooting (1/8,000 seconds)
screen is touchscreen
selfie friendly display
sensor size is great (Full frame)
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
you can focus manually
does not have headphone socket
no external flash support
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Sony A7c Sensor specifications

The sensor dimension on the Sony A7c is 35.8mm x 23.8mm (Full frame). The 852 mm² sensor is able to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter might produce cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor has 24MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 to 51200. This ISO can be increased electronically to 50 to 204800. RAW photos are saved which means that the user has wider room to maneuver in post.

The image below displays the A7c's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The A7c sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is highlighted in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Sony A7c dimensions

Sony A7c weighs about 1.12 lb (509 grams / 17.95 oz) & has outer measurements of 124mm x 71mm x 60mm (4.9" x 2.8" x 2.4"). The weight of general Advanced Mirrorless camera is 454 grams and the Sony A7c is weightier in comparison with various competitors.

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Below is a photo of the Sony A7c with a soda so you can get a sense of its scale.

Sony Alpha A7c dimensions scale

The top view below will show you the button arrangement on the A7c.

Sony Alpha A7c topview buttons dials

Sony A7c Lens specifications

The A7c fits the Sony E mount and has 170 lenses available to buy. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the A7c.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Sony-E-16mm-F2.8-Pancake lensSony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake16mmf/2.8 74g
Samyang-20mm-F1.8-ED-AS-UMC-Sony-E lensSamyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC20mmf/1.8497g
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Tamron-17-28mm-F2.8-Di-III-RXD-Sony-FE lensTamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD17-28mmf/2.8420g
Sony-E-18-135mm-F3.5-5.6-OSS lensSony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS18-135mmf/3.5-5.6 325g
Sigma-150-600mm-F5-6.3-DG-DN-OS-S-Sony-FE-Mount lensSigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS S150-600mmf/5-6.3 2100g
Sony-E-16-55mm-F2.8-G lensSony E 16-55mm F2.8 G16-55mmf/2.8494g
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Lensbaby-Velvet-56-Sony-FE lensLensbaby Velvet 5656mmf/1.6 400g
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Sony A7c Connectivity

The A7c has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • NFC Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send photos and in some cases change camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.

A few applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Most cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.

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Sony A7c Video specifications

The highest video resolution on the Sony A7c is 3840 x 2160 and you can shoot in MPEG-4, XAVC S and H.264 format. 2160p will provide a fantastic resolution for video. You are able to crop to Full HD to get cleaner video. Be wary of the considerable file sizes and make sure you have got decent SD cards that have fast write speed. Although the camera offers a microphone port, it is sadly lacking a headphone port which means that you will not have the ability to check your sound levels.

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Sony A7c Weather Sealing

Sony A7c has environment sealing which makes it a great option for use in tough places. This can be particularly valuable in case you are uncertain about the elements you may face in outdoor photography.

Sony A7c Display and Viewfinder

The Sony A7c features a 3 inch fully articulated screen supporting a resolution of 922 thousand dots.

The display is selfie friendly for self portraits and group photos if needed. Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means that you are able to adjust focus point and adjust settings using your fingers.

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The View Finder specifications for Sony A7c are below:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
  • Coverage 100%
  • Magnification 0.59x

Viewfinders are quite useful in bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.

Sony A7c Shutter specifications

Sony A7c is able to shoot continuously at 10.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec. The camera also provides silent electronic shutter of 1/8000 sec. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter might lead to "rolling shutter" under certain situations.

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Sony A7c Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Sony A7c features neither integrated flash nor external flash ability.

Sony A7c Autofocus specifications

Sony A7c features both Phase Detect Autofocus plus Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker & exact in comparison with Contrast Based focusing. The camera features Face detect making it handy for people photography.

The Sensor features 693 focus points to select from. Sony A7c has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers to shift focus points. It also has Tracking Autofocus for things on the move. Sony A7c supports manual focusing in case it is required in low light scenarios or you require more precise control on focusing.

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Sony A7c Battery life

The battery power (NP-FZ100) for the Sony A7c is built to last for 740 shots according to the CIPA specifications which is above standard for its category. The typical Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 390. Sony A6600 has the highest (810) battery life in this category of cameras.

Listed below is a listing of Advanced Mirrorless cameras having the strongest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Sony-Alpha-A7c front thumbnailSony A7c740 yesyesyes
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660 yesnoyes

Sony A7c for specific forms of photography

The following diagram provides a summation of the Sony A7c for specific forms of photography. To look at more, check out the specific section below.

Sony A7c Portrait photography advice

The Sony A7c gets a points tally of 79 which is tremendous, and means the camera is a outstanding pick to use for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support plus the ability to utilize off-camera lighting.

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manual focus
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
provides face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
no external flash support

Sony A7c Street photography info

Coming in at a excellent score of 85, the Sony A7c is a awesome fit for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
has focus by touch
weather proof
good ISO range (51,200)

Sony A7c Sports photography information

A very high sports photography points total of 88 means the Sony A7c is a great option for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have great focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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quiet shutter (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good MP (24 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
has tracking focus
weather proofing
better than average battery (740 per charge)
comes with phase detect AF

Sony A7c Travel photography info

Size is super critical when picking a travel camera. All round, the Sony A7c gets a fantastic 86 as a travelling camera which is a terrific choice for your travels.

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better than average battery life (740 shots)
environment sealing
supports bluetooth
comes with touch focus
decent megapixels (24MP)
selfie friendly display

Sony A7c as a Landscape photography camera

If you are looking to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Sony A7c at it's great rating of 88 as a landscape camera is a superb fit within the current market.

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focusing manually
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good resolution (24MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
great high ISO (51,200)
delivers RAW formats
environment proof
better than average battery life (740 per charge)

Sony A7c Vlogging info

A vlogging camera should really posses a articulating screen, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Sony A7c is a outstanding option as a vlog camera as it delivers a awesome score of 86.

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screen is selfie friendly
touch screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes face detection autofocus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
includes external microphone support

Sony A7c Alternatives

If you are trying to find replacements to the A7c, below is a collection of the top placed cameras that fall within the category of Advanced Mirrorless.

The chart below offers you an overview of the A7c versus it's highest rated competitors shown above.

Following are additional cameras you may look at as alternatives. To read through a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Sony Alpha A7c
Advanced Mirrorless
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Full frame
Sensor measurements
35.8 x 23.8mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
24 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW photos
Max native ISO
Max boosted ISO
Min native ISO
Min boosted ISO
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points
Lens mount type
Sony E
Total lenses
Focal length multiplier
Type of display
Fully articulated
Display size
3 inches
Display resolution
922 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution
2,360 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
Highest shutter speed
Highest quiet shutter speed
Continuous shooting rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash options
no built-in flash
Hot shoe
White balance bracketing
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
Max video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
509 gr (1.12 pounds)
124 x 71 x 60mm (4.9" x 2.8" x 2.4")
Battery life
740 images
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Time lapse feature
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)
Card slots
Price at launch