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Sony a7C vs Nikon Z50 Comparison

We’re comparing the Sony a7C and Nikon Z50, two Mirrorless cameras from Sony and Nikon, respectively.

The Sony Alpha a7C is a camera in the Advanced Mirrorless class, whereas the Nikon Z50 is a camera in the Entry-Level Mirrorless class.

The Sony a7C will be available on the market in September 2020, while the Nikon Z50 will be available in October 2019. Because the age gap between A7c and Z50 is just 11 months, we anticipate that this will be a fair comparison in terms of both age and technological level.

Key Specifications

Before we get into our more in-depth comparison of the Sony a7C and Nikon Z50, let’s take a quick glance at the primary characteristics of each camera.

Sony A7c Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2020-09-14
  • 24MP – Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 51200 ( expands to 50 – 204800)
  • Sony E Mount
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3.00″ Fully articulated Screen
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10.0fps continuous shooting
  • 4K (UHD) – 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 120fps High-Speed Video
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 509g. 124 x 71 x 60 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body

Nikon Z50 Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2019-10-10
  • 21MP – APS-C BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 – 51200 ( expands to 204800)
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 3.20″ Tilting Screen
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 11.0fps continuous shooting
  • 4K (UHD) – 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 397g. 127 x 94 x 60 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body
Sony a7C vs Nikon Z50
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Check Price
Launched
Sep 15, 2020
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Oct 10, 2019
Body Type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
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SLR-style mirrorless
Build Material
Magnesium alloy
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Magnesium alloy
Lens Mount
Sony E-Mount
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Nikon Z-Mount
Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
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CMOS
Mega Pixels
24 megapixels
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21 megapixels
Processor
BIONZ X
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Expeed 6
ISO
Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
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Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 204,800)
Image stabilization
Sensor-shift 5-axis
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No
File format
JPEG (Exif v2.32)
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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JPEG (Exif v2.31)
Raw (NEF, 12/14-bit)
Focus Points
693
VS
209
Screen size
3″
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3.2″
Screen dots
921,600
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1,040,000
Touch screen
Yes
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Yes
Viewfinder
Electronic
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Electronic
Adjustable LCD
Fully articulated
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Tilting
Continuous Shooting
10.0 fps
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11.0 fps
RAW Support
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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Raw (NEF, 12/14-bit)
Video Record Limit
Unlimited
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Limited
Timelapse Recording
Yes
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Yes
Face Detection
Yes
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Yes
Eye Tracking Focus
Yes
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Yes
Selfie/Vlogger Friendly
Yes
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Yes
Wireless Connection
Yes
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Yes
Bluetooth Connection
Yes
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Yes
Built-in Flash
No
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Yes
External Flash
Yes (via hot shoe)
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Yes (via hot shoe)
Headphone Port
Yes
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No
Microphone Port
Yes
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Yes
Environmental Sealing
Yes
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Yes
AE Bracketing
Yes
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Yes
NFC Connection
Yes
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No
Smartphone Remote
Yes
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Yes
UHS Card Support
Yes
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Yes
Webcam Function
Yes
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Yes
Weight
509 g
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503 g
Battery Life
740
VS
320

The bigger sensor, built-in automated sensor cleaning, and greater resolution of the Alpha A7C are some of the camera’s advantages.

Additionally, the faster and more accurate autofocus, a greater array of lenses, and an optical image stabilizer are also advantages of the Sony.

The fact that the battery has longer endurance, that it is more compact, and that it supports USB 3.0 are all excellent touches. Given the size of today’s images and the need for 4K video, this seems like an absurd luxury.

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