Small size, full-frame power, Sony Alpha A7C review

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   A few days ago, we got Sony’s latest entry-level full-frame mirrorless Alpha A7C, as a compact full-frame mirrorless camera that goes beyond the conventional design of Sony’s full-frame mirrorless , What kind of characteristics and real shot performance does “Little Seven” have, let us take a look at it in the next article.

Small size, full-frame power, Sony Alpha A7C review

   First, let’s talk briefly about the appearance of this machine. The design, as early as 2010, before the release of Sony’s first full-frame mirrorless single A7, there was NEX5 at that time, which is the predecessor of the current A6000 series. People thought that Sony would make an enlarged version of the milkshake, but when it was replaced with a full-frame sensor, Sony took out such a SLR-like A7 for everyone, and the shape has continued to this day.

Small size, full-frame power, Sony Alpha A7C review

   And this Alpha A7C is the first one that dared to jump out of A7 Model products depend on the improvement of product power and brand influence. Sony’s full-frame micro-single is already a leader in similar products on the market, and it does have the capital to enrich the product line.

   Body review

   In terms of appearance, Sony Alpha A7C has added a flip screen similar to the previous zv1 and a7s3 and the design of independent video buttons. In other respects, it is similar to its own a6000. The series is basically the same, and it is obviously smaller than the previous a7 series.

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   and the rollover angle is about 176 degrees, and the flip screen with a rotation angle of about 270 degrees is convenient for shooting from various angles and the popular Vlog selfies. An intentional design.

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   On this machine, Sony obviously encourages users to use the machine’s real-time focus, eye focus and other automated functions, so it is like C1/C2 This custom button, as well as the front dial and focus selection joystick were cut off. But considering that this camera is equipped with all of Sony’s latest focusing technology, and even if one wave wheel is cut off, there are still two dials on the body that can be used, I don’t realize how unacceptable this thing is. After all, for today’s cameras, the level of autofocus determines the availability of the camera, and in this respect, Sony’s cameras have not disappointed in recent years.

Small size, full-frame power, Sony Alpha A7C review

   After talking about the overall situation, let’s look at the details again. Alpha A7C uses With a single SD card slot, Micro Hdmi, and single USB type-C design, it certainly can’t be considered professional, but fortunately, the microphone and monitor interface are all available, and the basic requirements for video can also be met.

Small size, full-frame power, Sony Alpha A7C review

   In addition, this time Sony said that the Alpha A7C uses a load-bearing body , Just like a car, it can reduce weight and volume under the premise of reaching a certain strength. After all, it is just a camera. I believe no one will use it to smash walnuts, right? So it is obviously reasonable to sacrifice some strength in exchange for better portability.

  Photo shooting performance

   In terms of performance, the Sony Alpha A7C can achieve high-speed continuous shooting of 10 frames per second under autofocus and automatic light metering. The shutter life is 200,000 times. Both are the same as A7M3.

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   And in terms of high image quality, this machine is basically the same as A7M3, after all, it is a CMOS sensor In the past two years, the picture quality and balance of A7M3 can be regarded as well-known.

  Video shooting performance

   In terms of video, Alpha A7C supports 4K 30 fps, 1080P 120 fps upgrade, S-log and HLG. Compared with A7M3, there is no improvement in specifications, but it is easy to use. There has been a lot of improvement in sex.

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   When shooting a video, Alpha A7C has added eye focus that A7M3 doesn’t have. This function does not need to be operated during the whole process, and the actual experience is also very good. The focus will firmly lock the eyes of the model. It is very friendly for photographers who are fighting alone or for beginners and can greatly reduce the use. The difficulty of shooting video with mirrorless single.

Small size, full-frame power, Sony Alpha A7C review

   Speaking of focusing, my experience using this machine is , With the newly added AF-ON one-button start real-time tracking, coupled with the conventional single-point focus by half-pressing the shutter, it can actually cover most of the shooting scenes, so there is no need to manually switch the focus point frequently. . Conversely, this is also a better understanding of this camera’s emphasis on automation and simplification of design ideas. Again, the level of autofocus determines the availability of the camera. In recent years, Sony The camera has never disappointed in this regard.

Small size, full-frame power, Sony Alpha A7C review

   In addition, Sony has an extra Easter egg on this machine , Sony Alpha A7C can record the gyroscope data in the machine in the early stage, and realize one-click stabilization through its own Sony Catalyst Browse software. The effect is as shown on the screen. For the author who has actual experience, the stabilization effect of this software is quite shocking. In addition, Sony’s latest ZV-1 and A7S3 can also achieve this function, and this function can also be achieved through the Movie Edit add-on on the phone. If you are interested, you can try it yourself.

  Other

   Finally, let’s talk about the body price and the matching 28-60 lens. The Sony Alpha A7C is priced at 12499, which is the same as the current market price of A7M3. There is definitely room for price reductions in the future.

Small size, full-frame power, Sony Alpha A7C review

   And as an entry-level full-frame camera, it must have It’s a choice, but this time Sony’s choice is very smart in my opinion: the money has not been saved on the hard power of focusing and continuous shooting, and the interface has not been obviously damaged. For those who have not bought a full-frame camera , Even for the novice users who have not bought a camera, or for the girls and travel users who are more concerned about the size, it is still very worthy of recommendation.

Small size, full-frame power, Sony Alpha A7C review

   Let’s talk about this lens again, and add 1,800 yuan for a single camera. You can buy such a mini lens. For users who don’t know what focal length to buy, first use it to practice hands. Whether it is for photo or video shooting, it can be satisfied. If there is a clear demand in the future, it is not too late to change to a more advanced lens. .

   Evaluation Summary

Small size, full-frame power, Sony Alpha A7C review

  Finally summarize here At a glance, the high image quality of the full frame plus the extremely small size and weight, coupled with Sony’s consistently excellent focus ease-of-use, are undoubtedly the main advantages of this camera, and Sony’s official I also gave this camera the name of “Little Seven”, which broke the human setting that a full-frame mirrorless camera must be professional but not portable enough. If you want a full-frame mirrorless camera for travel and Vlog that is light and does not compromise image quality and focus, this may be the only option on the market.

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