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Sony a7C vs Sony a7R Comparison

The Sony A7c and A7R are two Mirrorless cameras that we will be comparing in this article. The Sony Alpha A7c is a camera in the Advanced Mirrorless class, whereas the Sony Alpha 7R is a camera in the Pro Mirrorless class.

The Sony A7c will be released in September 2020, while the Sony A7R will be released in February 2014, according to Sony. The A7R is 6 years older than the A7c, 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.

Key Specifications

Sony A7c Key Specifications

  • 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 A7R Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2014-02-13
  • 36MP – Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 – 25600
  • Sony E Mount
  • 3.00″ Tilting Screen
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 4.0fps continuous shooting
  • Full HD – 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 465g. 127 x 94 x 48 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body
Sony a7C vs Sony a7R IIVersus subline
Sony a7C
VS
Sony a7R III
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LaunchedVersus subline
Sep 15, 2020
VS
Oct 16, 2013
Body TypeVersus subline
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
VS
SLR-style mirrorless
Build MaterialVersus subline
Magnesium alloy
VS
Magnesium alloy
Lens MountVersus subline
Sony E-Mount
VS
Sony E-Mount
Sensor TypeVersus subline
BSI-CMOS
VS
CMOS
Mega PixelsVersus subline
24 megapixels
VS
36 megapixels
ProcessorVersus subline
BIONZ X
VS
Bionz X
ISOVersus subline
Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
VS
100-25600
Image stabilizationVersus subline
Sensor-shift 5-axis
VS
No
File formatVersus subline
JPEG (Exif v2.32)
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
VS
JPEG (DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3)
RAW (ARW 2.3)
Focus PointsVersus subline
693
VS
25
Screen sizeVersus subline
3″
VS
3″
Screen dotsVersus subline
921,600
VS
1,230,000
Touch screenVersus subline
Yes
VS
No
ViewfinderVersus subline
Electronic
VS
Electronic
Adjustable LCDVersus subline
Fully articulated
VS
Tilting
Continuous ShootingVersus subline
10.0 fps
VS
4.0 fps
RAW SupportVersus subline
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
VS
RAW (ARW 2.3)
Video Record LimitVersus subline
Unlimited
VS
Limited
Timelapse RecordingVersus subline
Yes
VS
With optional app
Face DetectionVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Eye Tracking FocusVersus subline
Yes
VS
No
Selfie/Vlogger FriendlyVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Wireless ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Bluetooth ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
VS
No
Built-in FlashVersus subline
No
VS
No
External FlashVersus subline
Yes (via hot shoe)
VS
Yes (via Multi-Interface shoe)
Headphone PortVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Microphone PortVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Environmental SealingVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
AE BracketingVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
NFC ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Smartphone RemoteVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
UHS Card SupportVersus subline
Yes
VS
No
Webcam FunctionVersus subline
Yes
VS
No
Weight
509 g
VS
465 g
Battery LifeVersus subline
740
VS
340

The Alpha A7C has several advantages, including a quicker shutter speed, faster and more precise autofocus, and higher sensitivity. In addition, we appreciate the optical image stabilizer, the relatively pleasant touch screen, and the enhanced video recording capabilities of this device. The fact that the battery has longer endurance than the Alpha A7R, that it is lighter than the Alpha A7R, and that it supports USB 3.0 make recommending the Alpha A7C simple. Given the size of today’s images and the need for a 4K video, this seems like an absurd luxury.

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