- 33MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
- OLED EVF 2.36M dots, 0.70x mag.
- 5-Axis 7 Stops IBIS
- 10fps Continuous Shooting
- 4K/30P Video (no crop)
- Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
QUICKFACT SHEETThe Sony A7C II (aka a7C II, α7C II, Alpha 7C II) is a compact and lightweight full-frame mirrorless camera for serious and advanced-level photographers. Sony has basically taken the Sony A7 IV and successfully crammed it into an APS-C-sized body.
The Sony A7C II features a full-frame 33MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor; 5-axis 7 Stops IBIS (In-Body Image Stabilization); Sony’s latest and better AI-based Real-time tracking AF (Human, Animal, Bird, Insect, Car, Train, Airplane); continuous shooting at up to 10 fps; video at 4K/60P (1.5x crop), 4K/30P (no crop), and Full HD/120P; Auto Framing (like on the ZV-E1); a 2.36M-dot XGA OLED EVF with 0.70x magnification; a 3.0-inch vari-angle Touch LCD monitor with 1.03M-dot resolution; a single SD UHS-II card slot; and, a Front Dial (which was missing on the A7C). It does not have an AF joystick.
Here, in tabular form, are the main differences between the A7C and A7C II:
|IBIS||5-axis 5 stops||5-axis 7 stops|
|AF||Human, Animal||Human, Animal, Bird, Insect, Car, Train, Airplane|
|Video||4K/30P (no crop)||4K/30P (no crop), 4K/60P (1.5x crop)|
|EVF||2.36M-dots 0.59x mag.||2.36M-dots 0.70x mag.|
|LCD||2.95″ 0.92M-dots Vari-angle||2.95″ 1.03M-dots Vari-angle|
Notice that, except for the battery life, the A7C II is much improved over the A7C.
There are a number of connectivity features that make the A7C II practical for those who post to social media sites. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow for remote Live View shooting and easy transfer of images to your smartphone or tablet. You can use the A7C II as a 4K webcam (Imaging Edge Webcam software free to download) for livestreaming.
Of course, the Sony A7C II is supported by a system of high quality lenses, vertical grip, external flashes, microphones, monitor hood, shooting grip with wireless remote commander, grip extension, and software that further expand the shooting system.
|SONY A7C II SPECS AT A GLANCE (AUG 29, 2023)|
|SENSOR RESOLUTION:||33MP||SENSOR TYPE:||FULL-FRAME CMOS|
|LENS:||SONY E||ISO:||100-51200, 50, 102400, 204800|
|FOCUS:||759 POINTS; HUMAN, ANIMAL, BIRD, INSECT, CAR, TRAIN, AIRPLANE||AF SENSITIVITY:||EV-4 – EV20 (F2.0)|
|VIEWFINDER:||OLED EVF 2.36M DOTS, 0.70X MAGNIFICATION, 22MM EYE POINT||LCD:||2.95″ 1.03M DOTS, VARI-ANGLE TOUCH|
|I.S.:||5-AXIS 7 STOPS||VIDEO:||4K/30P/24P (NO CROP), 4K/60P (1.5X CROP), FULL HD/120P/60P/30P/24P|
|SHUTTER:||1/4000 SEC. – 30 SEC.||X-SYNC SPEED:||1/160 SEC.|
|CONTINUOUS SHOOTING:||10 FPS / 8 FPS (LIVE VIEW)||STORAGE MEDIA:||SD (UHS-II)|
|MICROPHONE:||3.5MM DIAMETER STEREO MINI JACK||HEADPHONE:||3.5MM DIAMETER STEREO MINI JACK|
|CONNECTIVITY:||WI-FI, BLUETOOTH, USB-C, HDMI MICRO CONNECTOR (TYPE-D), WIRELESS REMOTE SHOOTING|
|OTHER:||TIME-LAPSE, ACTIVE MODE, S-CINETONE, AUTO FRAMING, DUST- AND MOISTURE-RESISTANT|
|DIMENSIONS:||124.0 X 71.1 X 63.4 MM (5 X 2-1/2 X 2-3/8 IN)||WEIGHT:||514 G (1 LB 2.2 OZ)|
|PRICE:||US $2,199.99 / CAD $2,999.99||BUY:||SONY A7C II|
The Sony A7C II (2023, US $2,199.99 / CAD $2999.99) is easy to recommend if you desire full-frame image quality but prefer a compact and light body, and Sony’s famed Real-Time Tracking AF.
If you currently use an A7C, it is well worth upgrading to the A7C II for the higher resolution, better Tracking AF, fully Touch-enabled LCD and bigger EVF.
The Sony A7C II is being offered with a new and “world’s smallest and lightest” retractable FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 standard zoom kit lens (Camera + lens: US $2,499.99 / CAD $3399.99).
For those who shoot landscape, architecture or portraits, and require more detailed and higher resolution images, but would still like a compact full-frame mirrorless camera, check out the Sony A7CR (2023, US $2,999.99 / CAD $4099.99) with 61MP (with a 240.8MP option).
- Sony A7C II Press Release
- Sony A7C II Technical Specs
- Sony A7C II Instruction Manual
- Sony A7C II Software & App Download
- Sony A7C II Firmware Update
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