Sony India has introduced two new additions to the Alpha 7C series of compact full-frame interchangeable lens cameras. The Alpha 7C II and Alpha 7CR are designed to cater to various photography needs.
Sony Alpha 7C II Camera
The Alpha 7C II features a 33.0-megapixel full-frame sensor and the latest BIONZ XR image processor, ensuring exceptional image quality for both photos and videos.
Despite its powerful performance, it’s remarkably compact and lightweight, weighing 22% less and taking up 45% less volume than the Alpha 7 IV. With ISO sensitivity ranging from 100 to 51200 (expandable to 50 to 204800 for stills), it enables high-sensitivity, noise-free shooting.
Sony Alpha 7CR Camera
The Alpha 7CR comes with a 61.0-megapixel full-frame sensor, offering impressive image quality. Like its counterpart, it’s compact and lightweight, providing both mobility and high-resolution photography.
It includes 7.0-step optical 5-axis in-body image stabilization for sharp, blur-free shots and supports Pixel Shift Multi Shooting for exceptionally high-resolution photos. With the GP-X2 grip extension included, you can shoot comfortably, even with telephoto lenses.
Quick specifications: Sony Alpha 7CR and Alpha 7C II
- Type: Interchangeable lens digital camera; E-mount support
- Alpha 7CR Sensor: 61.0MP; 35mm, Exmor R CMOS sensor, Anti-dust system
- Alpha 7C II Sensor: 33MP; 35mm, Exmor R CMOS sensor
- RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format compliant), 14BIT RAW
- Movie: Slow and Quick motion, Proxy recording, RAW output,
- Card slot: Slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card
- Focus: Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
- Other features: AF Track Sens. (Still), AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity (Movie), AF Transition Speed (Movie), Switch V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist., Circ. of Focus Point, Focus Map (Movie), AF Assist (Movie)
- ISO Sensitivity (Alpha 7CR): Still images: ISO 100–32000 (expandable to ISO 50–102400), AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100–32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
- ISO Sensitivity (Alpha 7C II): Still images: ISO 100–51200 (expandable to ISO 50–204800), AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100–51200 equivalent (expandable to ISO 100–102400), AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
- View Finder: 1cm electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED)
- LCD Screen: 7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT touch
- Shutter: Mechanical shutter / Electronic shutter
- Stabilization: Image sensor-shift mechanism with five-axis compensation
- Microphone: Built-in, stereo; Speaker: Built-in, monaural
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; 2.4/5 GHz band); Bluetooth v4.2
- Ports: Mass-storage / MTP, HDMI Connector, 3.5 mm Stereo minijack, Type-C Charging
- Dimensions (W X H X D): 124.0 x 71.1 x 63.4 mm; Weight: 430g
- Color: Black and Silver; Silver (Alpha 7C II)
Features of Sony Alpha 7C II and Alpha 7CR
1. Compact and Mobile: Both models are small and lightweight, weighing around 514g to 515g, and are compatible with a wide range of E-mount lenses.
2. Improved AI-Based AF: Features Real-time Recognition AF, recognizing various subjects accurately, including people, animals, birds, insects, and more.
3. Advanced Video Capabilities: Both cameras support 4K video recording, S-Log3 for a wide dynamic range, and S-Cinetone color science for cinematic video quality. Creative Look allows easy video and image customization.
4. Operability and Connectivity: Touch-operable vari-angle LCD monitor, front dial for customizable functions, and high-resolution viewfinder ensure user-friendly operation. The cameras are compatible with the Creators’ App for easy content sharing.
5. Environmentally Friendly: Sony uses recycled materials for the camera body, reducing environmental impact. Accessibility features like the Screen Reader function and Magnify Display function enhance the user experience.
Pricing and Availability
The Sony Alpha 7C II and Alpha 7CR cameras will be available at all Sony Centers, Alpha Flagship stores, Sony authorized dealers, ecommerce websites such as Amazon.in and Flipkart, and major electronic stores across India starting from November 3, 2023.
Commenting on the launch, Mukesh Srivastava, Head Digital Imaging Business, Sony India, said:
At Sony, our steadfast commitment is to establish new standards and elevate the bar for photography and videography. Through the introduction of the Alpha 7C II and Alpha 7CR models, we provide an innovative solution tailored to meet the precise needs of our consumers. By seamlessly merging cutting-edge technology with user-friendly design, we propel creativity to new heights, unlocking limitless creative possibilities.