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Sony a7C vs Sony a7R II Comparison

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

The Sony A7c will be available on the market in September 2020, while the Sony A7R II will be available in June 2015. Observe that A7R II is 5 years older than A7c, as shown in the table. 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 II Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2015-06-10
  • 42MP – Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • No Anti-aliasing (AA) filter
  • ISO 100 – 25600 ( expands to 50 – 102400)
  • Sony E Mount
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3.00″ Tilting Screen
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 5.0fps continuous shooting
  • 4K (UHD) – 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 625g. 127 x 96 x 60 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body
  • Replaced Sony Alpha 7R
Sony a7C vs Sony a7R IIVersus subline
Sony a7C
VS
Sony a7R III
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LaunchedVersus subline
Sep 15, 2020
VS
Jun 10, 2015
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
BSI-CMOS
Mega PixelsVersus subline
24 megapixels
VS
42 megapixels
ProcessorVersus subline
BIONZ X
VS
BIONZ X
ISOVersus subline
Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
VS
Auto, 100-25600 (expands to 50-102400)
Image stabilizationVersus subline
Sensor-shift 5-axis
VS
5-axis (4.5 stops per CIPA standard)
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
399
Screen sizeVersus subline
3″
VS
3″
Screen dotsVersus subline
921,600
VS
1,228,800
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
5.0 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
Yes
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 hot 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
Yes
Webcam FunctionVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Weight
509 g
VS
625 g
Battery LifeVersus subline
740
VS
290

The Alpha A7C has several advantages, including a quicker shutter speed, a faster and more precise auto focus, and a higher sensitivity. We also appreciate the more pleasant touch screen, the longer battery life, and the reduced weight of the Alpha A7R II compared to the Alpha A7R III. There are several advantages to the Alpha A7R II, including its smaller footprint and compatibility for USB 3.0. Given the size of today’s images and the needs of 4K video, this seems like an absurd luxury.

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