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Sony a7C vs Sony a1 Comparison

Here we are comparing the Sony A7c with the Sony A1, both of which are mirrorless cameras. The Sony Alpha A7c is a camera in the Advanced Mirrorless class, whereas the Sony Alpha A1 is a camera in the Pro Mirrorless class.

After a successful debut in September 2020, Sony A7c was followed by the introduction of Sony A1 in January 2021. Because the age gap between A7c and A1 is just 4 months, we anticipate that this will be a fair comparison in terms of both age and technological level.

Because, despite the fact that these two cameras do not have the exact same body type, they are both ranked among the top ten cameras in their respective classes, this will be an exciting matchup. When it comes to Advanced Mirrorless cameras, the Sony A7c is ranked number one with an overall score of 87, while when it comes to Pro Mirrorless cameras, the Sony A1 is number three with an overall score of 98.

Key Specifications

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

Sony A1 Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2021-01-26
  • 50MP – Full frame Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 32000 ( expands to 50 – 102400)
  • Sony E Mount
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3.00″ Tilting Screen
  • 9437k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10.0fps (30.0fps Electronic) continuous shooting
  • 8K – 7680 x 4320 video resolution
  • 240fps High-Speed Video
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 737g. 129 x 97 x 70 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body
Sony a7C vs Sony a1Versus subline
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LaunchedVersus subline
Sep 15, 2020
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Jan 26, 2021
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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Sony E-Mount
Sensor TypeVersus subline
BSI-CMOS
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Stacked CMOS
Mega PixelsVersus subline
24 megapixels
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50 megapixels
ProcessorVersus subline
BIONZ X
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Dual Bionz XR
ISOVersus subline
Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
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Auto, 100-32000 (expands to 50-102400)
Image stabilizationVersus subline
Sensor-shift 5-axis
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Sensor-shift
File formatVersus subline
JPEG (Exif v2.32)
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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JPEG (Exif v2.32)
HEIF
Raw (Sony ARW v4.0)
Focus PointsVersus subline
693
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759
Screen sizeVersus subline
3″
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3″
Screen dotsVersus subline
921,600
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1,440,000
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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30.0 fps
RAW SupportVersus subline
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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Raw (Sony ARW v4.0)
Video Record LimitVersus subline
Unlimited
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Unlimited
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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No
External FlashVersus subline
Yes (via hot shoe)
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Yes 
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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Yes
NFC ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
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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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737 g
Battery LifeVersus subline
740
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530

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