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Sony a7C vs Nikon Z7 Comparison

We’re comparing the Sony A7c and Nikon Z7, two Mirrorless cameras from Sony and Nikon, respectively. The Sony Alpha A7c is a camera in the Advanced Mirrorless class, whereas the Nikon Z7 is a camera in the Pro Mirrorless class.

The Sony A7c will be available on the market in September 2020, while the Nikon Z7 will be available in August 2018. A7c is 2 years younger than Z7, as can be seen in the graph. Let’s see if the age difference between the two cameras makes a significant impact on their performance.

No question, the A7C is still a fantastic low-light camera, despite its age. If the subject called for it, depending on the lighting conditions, I could obtain good shots at ISO 12,800 or even higher with no discernible noise. That makes it suitable for use at concerts, in dimly lit areas, and at night, even when using a slow kit lens like the 28-60mm f/3.5-5.6 one that comes with the camera.

Key Specifications of Sony A7C VS Nikon Z7

Let’s take a quick glance at the primary features of the Sony A7c and the Nikon Z7 cameras.

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 Z7 Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2018-08-23
  • 46MP – Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 64 – 25600 ( expands to 32 – 102400)
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3.20″ Tilting Screen
  • 3690k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9.0fps continuous shooting
  • 4K (UHD) – 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 675g. 134 x 101 x 68 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body
Sony a7C vs Nikon Z 7Versus subline
Sony a7C
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Nikon Z7
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LaunchedVersus subline
Sep 15, 2020
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Aug 23, 2018
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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24 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, 64-25600 (expands to 32-102400)
Image stabilizationVersus subline
Sensor-shift 5-axis
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Sensor-shift 5-axis
File formatVersus subline
JPEG (Exif v2.32)
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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JPEG
Raw (NEF, 12 or 14-bit)
Focus PointsVersus subline
693
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493
Screen sizeVersus subline
3″
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3.2″
Screen dotsVersus subline
921,600
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2,100,000
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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9.0fps
RAW SupportVersus subline
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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Raw (NEF, 12 or 14-bit)
Video Record LimitVersus subline
Unlimited
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Limited
Timelapse RecordingVersus subline
Yes
VS
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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No
External FlashVersus subline
Yes (via hot shoe)
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Yes (via hot shoe)
Headphone PortVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
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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No
NFC ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
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No
Smartphone RemoteVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
UHS Card SupportVersus subline
Yes
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No
Webcam FunctionVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Weight
509 g
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675 g
Battery LifeVersus subline
740
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330

The Alpha A7C has several advantages, including a quicker shutter speed, faster and more precise autofocus, and higher sensitivity. We also like that the Z7 has a broader assortment of lenses, that the battery has better endurance, and that it is lighter in weight. Another benefit of the Z7 over the Z7 is its smaller footprint.

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