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Sony a7C vs Nikon Z 50 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 Z 50Versus subline
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LaunchedVersus subline
Sep 15, 2020
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Oct 10, 2019
Body TypeVersus subline
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
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SLR-style mirrorless
Build MaterialVersus subline
Magnesium alloy
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Magnesium alloy
Lens MountVersus subline
Sony E-Mount
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Nikon Z-Mount
Sensor TypeVersus subline
BSI-CMOS
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CMOS
Mega PixelsVersus subline
24 megapixels
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21 megapixels
ProcessorVersus subline
BIONZ X
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Expeed 6
ISOVersus subline
Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
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Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 204,800)
Image stabilizationVersus subline
Sensor-shift 5-axis
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No
File formatVersus subline
JPEG (Exif v2.32)
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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JPEG (Exif v2.31)
Raw (NEF, 12/14-bit)
Focus PointsVersus subline
693
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209
Screen sizeVersus subline
3″
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3.2″
Screen dotsVersus subline
921,600
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1,040,000
Touch screenVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
ViewfinderVersus subline
Electronic
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Electronic
Adjustable LCDVersus subline
Fully articulated
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Tilting
Continuous ShootingVersus subline
10.0 fps
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11.0 fps
RAW SupportVersus subline
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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Raw (NEF, 12/14-bit)
Video Record LimitVersus subline
Unlimited
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Limited
Timelapse RecordingVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Face DetectionVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Eye Tracking FocusVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Selfie/Vlogger FriendlyVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Wireless ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Bluetooth ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Built-in FlashVersus subline
No
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Yes
External FlashVersus subline
Yes (via hot shoe)
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Yes (via hot shoe)
Headphone PortVersus subline
Yes
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No
Microphone PortVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Environmental SealingVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
AE BracketingVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
NFC ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
VS
No
Smartphone RemoteVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
UHS Card SupportVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Webcam FunctionVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Weight
509 g
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503 g
Battery LifeVersus subline
740
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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 auto focus, 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 needs of 4K video, this seems like an absurd luxury.

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