Due to the fact that the Sony A7 III and A7C share the same sensor and CPU, both cameras produce images of comparable quality. When I originally examined the A7 III, I was blown away by the camera’s ability to produce high-quality images even in dim lighting. Having said that, it has been more than two and a half years since I last reviewed that.
Is Sony A7C good for low light?
There is no question that the A7C is still an excellent camera to use in low light. Depending on what I was photographing, I was able to take good shots at ISO 12,800 and even higher with very little noticeable noise. Even with a slow kit lens like the 28-60mm f/3.5-5.6 one that was sold with the camera, it is useful for shooting concerts, dim spaces, or at night because of this feature.
However, in 2020 there is a lot more competition, and competing models such as the Canon R6, Nikon Z6 II, and Panasonic S5 now have characteristics that are comparable to each other in terms of high ISO. Despite this, the A7C performed admirably and never failed me in conditions with low light, which is quite an accomplishment for a sensor that is three years old.
In addition, the dynamic range is still approximately 15 stops, which is the same amount or even more than its competitors offer. That leaves you with a lot of wiggle room to bring out features in the highlights or the shadows when working with RAW photographs. Even if you shoot in JPEG format, Sony’s noise reduction and sharpening algorithms are superior than those of any other manufacturer, and they are finely tuned.
Because Sony has continuously improved its color science over the years, the A7C renders skin tones more realistically than ever before. Canon’s most recent mirrorless cameras produce colors that are marginally cooler than those produced by Nikon’s mirrorless cameras, which may give Canon the upper hand among portrait photographers. On the other hand, Sony’s colors are my first choice because I feel them to be somewhat more true to life and simpler to adjust in post-production.