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Sony a7C Mirrorless Camera with 20mm Lens Kit (Black)

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Sony a7C Mirrorless Camera with 20mm Lens Kit (Black)
Key Features
  • 24.2MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • 693-Point Hybrid AF System
An ideal starter bundle, the Sony a7C Mirrorless Camera with 20mm Lens Kit pairs the versatile full-frame mirrorless body with the ultra-wide prime FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens.
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Sony A7C Overview

Sony a7C Mirrorless Camera (Black)

a7C: Compact and Capable

Mixing the quality and advantages of a full-frame sensor with an especially sleek and portable design, the black Sony a7C offers the hybrid recording capabilities, 24.2MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor, and intelligent AF performance you would expect from an Alpha camera but with a form factor for all-day, everyday carry.

Exmor R Sensor, BIONZ X Processor, and 4D FOCUS

24.1MP Full-Frame BSI Sensor and Image Processing

Featuring a back-illuminated design, the full-frame 24.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor works with the BIONZ X image processor to offer high-resolution stills and video while minimizing noise and improving speed. This sensor structure works with a gapless on-chip lens design and an anti-reflection coating to improve light collection and enhance detail. Also, the copper wiring layer dramatically improves data transmission speed for creating 14-bit, high-resolution stills with a native sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200, which can be further expanded to ISO 50-204800.

Fast Continuous Shooting and Recording Versatility

The sensor and processor combination enables fast continuous shooting at up to 10 fps at full resolution, for approximately consecutive JPEGs or 115 consecutive raw files, and with full-time AF/AE when working with either a mechanical shutter or an electronic shutter.

Also, it enables internal UHD 4K video recording with a wide dynamic range using the full width of the full-frame sensor. The BIONZ X processor also works in conjunction with a high-speed front-end LSI to realize faster processing times along with the ability to capture an impressive 15-stop dynamic range at low sensitivity values.

Fast Hybrid Autofocus

  • Covering a majority of the image area, a Fast Hybrid AF system incorporates 693 phase-detection points along with 425 contrast-detection areas for quick and precise focusing in a variety of lighting conditions with sensitivity down to -4 EV.
  • Lock onto subjects quickly using Real-time Tracking for AI-based tracking on moving subjects or touch tracking for manual selection of the subject.
  • Real-time Eye AF, suitable for both humans and animals, also ensures critical sharpness when shooting portraits.

Video Recording

UHD 4K Video Recording in XAVC S Format

  • Internal recording of UHD 4K videos is possible in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps and using 2.4x oversampling renders greater detail and full pixel readout is possible for higher quality imagery with reduced moiré and aliasing.
  • Full HD 1080p recording is also supported in frame rates up to 120 fps, and both 4K and UHD resolutions utilize the 100 Mb/s XAVC S format contained within an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 8-bit sampling.
  • The high-speed, 120 fps recording also enables 4x and 5x slow-motion movie recording with the frame rate set to either 30p or 24p.
  • In addition to high-resolution internal recording, uncompressed HDMI output also enables the use of an optional external recorder for clean 4K recording with 4:2:2 8-bit sampling.

S-Log3 and Other Color and Gamma Controls

Affording extensive customizable color and gamma controls, the a7C allows users to adjust the gamma, black level, knee, color level, and more:
  • Use the same S-Log2 Gamma Curve that is found on high end Sony Cinema cameras that squeezes up to 1300% more dynamic range into the video signal then traditional REC709, for increased post-production flexibility.
  • HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support permits recording within a wide color gamut for producing HDR-ready content directly from the camera.
  • S-Log3 is also available for producing a 15+-stop dynamic range with increased grading control in the shadow to mid-tone regions of the image.

5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization

Despite the sleek stature of the a7C, it features a 5-stop effective 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system that compensates for various types of camera shake encountered during handheld shooting of stills and video. This allows users to confidently use any lens, even adapted lenses, for critical imaging without encountering blur from camera shake.

For long focal lengths, the system will correct for pitch and yaw adjustments. Macro and high-magnification imagery, on the other hand, will benefit from the inclusion of horizontal and vertical shift compensation. All shooting styles will get usage out of the roll compensation. All 5 axes of stabilization will function at all times, even when used with third-party lenses and adapters or lenses with built-in optical stabilization.

Compact and Versatile Design

Integrated EVF and Vari-Angle LCD

  • Compact and lightweight body design, along with a rangefinder-inspired layout, make the a7C a sleek and portable camera for everyday shooting. Compared to other a7-series cameras, the a7C is approximately 20% smaller and lighter, akin to the size of an APS-C-format camera.
  • A 0.39"-type XGA OLED electronic viewfinder is featured and has a 2.36m-dot resolution and 0.59x magnification for bright, clear viewing in high detail.
  • Rear 3.0" 921.6k-dot rear LCD features a side-open vari-angle design along to benefit working from high, low, and front-facing angles. It's also a touchscreen for intuitive control and playback.
  • Magnesium-alloy chassis along with a weather-sealed design offers a durable overall construction for use in a variety of conditions.
  • The large-capacity NP-FZ100 battery offers approximately 740 shots per charge when working with the rear LCD or 680 shots per charge when working with the EVF.
  • Single SD memory card slot is rated to support UHS-II memory cards for fast transfer speeds.

Ports and Interface

  • A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port offers for fast and reliable tethering support and also allows the camera to be charged from the host power source while connected.
  • Multi Interface Shoe supports working with the optional ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M XLR Adapter Kit, which provide improved, clear audio recording sound by sending a digital audio signal to the camera, opposed to an analog signal.
  • Both 3.5mm microphone and headphone ports are available for greater audio recording control.

Wireless Connectivity

  • Built-in Wi-Fi enables the a7C to instantly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. Support for both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz bands also enables wireless tethered shooting support.
  • Bluetooth connectivity allows for location data acquisition.
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and mobile device. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and remotely control the camera's shutter.

Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens

Presenting an ultra-wide field of view, the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G is a sleek and wide-eyed prime lens characterized by its portability, advanced optical design, and intuitive handling. The optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements to greatly reduce a variety of aberrations and distortion. A Nano AR Coating has also been applied to further reduce surface reflections and flare for improved contrast when working in bright and backlit conditions. Benefitting the optics, this lens also sports a dual XD Linear Motor system that is quick and quiet, and also lends more responsive control for manual focus operation. The lens also has a dust- and moisture-sealed design, along with a fluorine coating, to support shooting in inclement conditions.

Ultra-wide prime lens is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras but can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 30mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and helps to maintain a relatively compact form factor.
Two AA (Advanced Aspherical) elements help to greatly reduce distortion and spherical aberrations in order to accurately render scenes with a high degree of sharpness.
Three extra-low dispersion elements reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy.
A Nano AR Coating has been applied to minimize surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.
Dual XD Linear Motor system provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and also contributes to more natural, intuitive manual focus control. An AF/MF switch is located on the lens barrel for tactile control over this setting.
Customizable focus hold buttons are present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
Physical aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture switching to benefit video applications.
Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
Fluorine-coated front element resists dust, moisture, and fingerprints and is easy to clean.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
UPC: 027242916142

Sony a7C Mirrorless Camera (Black) Specs

Lens MountSony E
Sensor ResolutionActual: 25.3 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Sensor Type35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Crop FactorNone
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Exposure Control
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Second
Bulb Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Second
Bulb Mode
Metering MethodAverage, Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range-3 to 20 EV
Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 223 Frames (JPEG) / 115 Frames (Raw)
Up to 8 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 6 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 3 fps at 24.2 MP
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/5/10-Second Delay
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Recording ModesH.264/XAVC S 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [16 to 100 Mb/s]
Recording LimitUnlimited
Video SystemNTSC/PAL
External Recording Modes4:2:2 8-Bit via
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/50i/50p/59.94i/59.94p
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Resolution921,600 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Resolution2,359,296 Dot
Eye Point20 mm
MagnificationApprox. 0.59x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +3
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 693
Contrast Detection: 425
Autofocus Sensitivity-4 to +20 EV
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesAuto, Fill Flash, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless
Maximum Sync Speed1/160 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Battery Type1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2280 mAh (Approx. 740 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.9 x 2.8 x 2.4" / 124 x 71.1 x 59.7 mm
Weight1.1 lb / 509 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.2 x 6.7 x 5"

Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens Specs

Focal Length20mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View94°
Minimum Focus Distance7.09" / 18 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design14 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.89 x 3.33" / 73.5 x 84.7 mm
Weight13.16 oz / 373 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.48 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.6 x 4.7 x 4.6"

Sony A7C Reviews

Love this camera!

By Kathleen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-19

Took the a7c as my primary camera on a Viking River Cruise through Europe. It performed flawlessly, was light compared to my other Sony camera bodies, and with just a few prime lenses, was really all I needed. The longest full frame lens that I took was the 85mm f/1.8 and wish I had taken a longer full frame lens also. I did have Sony's RX100vii but I'm so much more comfortable shooting with the a7c body and also it's low light capability. Anyway, this is a review of the a7c and I strongly recommend it!

Great light-weight camera and lens

By Ayano
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

When I purchased it this time, I actually had to return it because I was still contemplating with other heavier but more high-performance cameras, but I made up my mind to purchase it again and love it

I love it!

By Ayano
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

I am a female photographer so I need everything to be light-weight. My lenses are still big and heavy but this camera reduced the overall weight. And it works great! The only thing I don't like is that the screen does not tilt straight down. You'll have to move it to the side before tilting it down. But still a 5 star.

Perfect secondary camera!

By Sean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-12

This camera is the perfect secondary camera for any Sony full frame cameras. It works great as a cheaper alternative for a secondary camera, especially when traveling and needing a smaller body. I've been looking for a good alternative since I love the size of the a6600, but I always wished it all l was a full frame, and this is that perfect solution.

I loved it until...

By hyon
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-12

This camera is perfect with the mini Samyang lenses. I was in love until I ran into the flickering problems. There is no mechanical shutters to take care of this problem. Very disappointed! The camera is great but be aware of this problem.

So small it's hard to believe it's full frame

By Chad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-21

I sold my bigger Sony to get this. It's a fantastic everyday camera. It's extremely small and light. You can't go wrong with it.

So far so good!

By Kenneth
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-20

Recently traded in my Canon 6d body for a lighter setup and so far I love Sony. Can't wait to start my lens acquisitions

Great camera great size

By Joshua
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-14

I've been using a Nikon D750 for a few years. I found myself using it less and less because it was too big to lug everywhere. My worries about the A7c where that the functionality would not be as good. And it's not, but it's easy to get used to. I miss being able to change aperture and shutter speed with my thumb and forefinger, but just using my thumb is not that bad. The main thing is that I use it. I take it everywhere. And it takes great pictures.

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Is it 100% touchscreen like canon or just for ...

Is it 100% touchscreen like canon or just for focusing?
Asked by: kristian
At the moment the touchscreen is only works for focusing.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2020-09-27

Is it possible to reassign the red video button ...

Is it possible to reassign the red video button to another function to partially offset the lack of C buttons?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately, no, the red video RECORD button cannot be reassigned or repurposed in lieu of a Custom Function button.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-10-12

Will this record video to an external SSD like a ...

Will this record video to an external SSD like a Samsung T drive?
Asked by: Robert
Unfortunately, according to Sony, you would not be able to use an SSD external hard drive such as the Samsung T Drive as an external recorder. You would need to connect an external recorder to the HDMI output on the Sony Alpha a7C Mirrorless Digital Camera, while the Samsung T Drive uses USB-C ports on the hard drive.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2020-11-17

Is it possible to record on the card in the ...

Is it possible to record on the card in the camera while at the same time running an hdmi cable to a monitor?
Asked by: Jeff
Yes. After testing it for myself to confirm, the Sony A7C can record while outputting to an external monitor with some caveats. Firstly, in 4K it is limited to 24p and will disable the LCD when recording in 30p. Secondly, you have to make sure "HDMI Info. Display" (in the HDMI settings page in your camera menu) is set to OFF.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-01-24

Can crop sensor E-mount lenses be used used on ...

Can crop sensor E-mount lenses be used used on this body in crop sensor mode?
Asked by: Frank
Hi Frank, that is correct you can use APS-C lenses on the body and they will be in crop sensor mode.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2020-09-15

Question regarding A7C vs A7IV purchase? I'm a ...

Question regarding A7C vs A7IV purchase? I'm a small business owner and sell products on my Etsy store. Currently I use my iPhone to take product photos but I want to get a Sony camera. I need something that can take great product photos along with videos since many online retailers are now including videos of the products. I was thinking of initially getting the A7SIII but decided against it due to my photography needs. I thought about waiting and purchasing the A7IV later this year, but now considering the A7C. Which camera would you recommend for a small online business that sells handmade jewelry, home goods, and artworks/cards/prints? Would an A7C suffice, or should I just wait for the A7IV?
Asked by: Julia
For that type of use A7C is enough. The only downside of the A7C is that it has only one card slot, but for that type of use it shouldn't be a problem. Instead of getting a more expensive camera I would get a macro lens, a great tripod and head, high quality led lights with a softbox would make a much bigger difference in getting high quality photos and videos than purchasing a more expensive camera than the A7c.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-08-02

Does the A7C have improved 1080p quality compared ...

Does the A7C have improved 1080p quality compared to the A7III?
Asked by: Jacob
The Video quality is nearly identical between the Sony Alpha a7C and a7 III. The differences in vide will be in other aspects of shooting. The a7C has an unlimited record time while the a7 III has a recording limit of 29 Minutes. The a7C adds the flip out screen, newer focusing algorithms and the ability to save gyro information.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-07-28

Is there a switch that puts the sensor in APS-C ...

Is there a switch that puts the sensor in APS-C mode?
Asked by: Thomas
In the menu, there is a switch that sets the aps-c mode from OFF, ON or AUTO..
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-23
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