You’ll be able to shoot full-frame 4K video at as much as 30 fps, or 1080p at as much as 120 fps with all video restricted to 4:2:0 8-bit and 100Mbps bit charges. You additionally get each S-Log2 and S-Log3 recording to maximise dynamic vary. That’s not dangerous, however for $200 extra, Panasonic’s full-frame S5 shoots 4K at 60 fps and has 10-bit inner recording for 4K (with S-Log) at as much as 30 fps.
The autofocus is a robust level, as you’d anticipate from Sony. It makes use of Sony’s ultra-fast hybrid phase-detection AF, with 693 phase-detection factors in full-frame mode. You additionally get Sony’s newest AI smarts advert options, together with human and animal eye-tracking, object monitoring, predictive management and adjustable AF transition speeds in film mode. If it really works like Sony’s different current cameras, it ought to supply quick and near-flawless autofocus each in film and photograph modes.
For pictures, the A7C isn’t fairly as quick because the A6600 (11 fps), nevertheless it matches the A7 III with burst speeds of as much as 10 fps with steady autofocus (14-bit RAW and JPEG). The EVF, nonetheless, is just not as good as you’ll discover on the A7 III, with a 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder in comparison with 3.6 million dots. Contemplating the digital camera is designed extra for video, nonetheless, that shouldn’t be a difficulty for many customers.
With the identical NP-FZ100 battery because the A6600, you rise up to 680 pictures with the viewfinder or 740 pictures utilizing the LCD monitor — near the A6600 and glorious for a full-frame digital camera. There’s only a single card slot, however fortunately it helps quick UHS-II playing cards. Which means you possibly can seize as much as 45 uncompressed RAW frames, 115 compressed RAW or 215 JPEGs in a burst. The A7C additionally has a USB-C Sort 3.2 port that may cost the battery, together with an HDMI micro and each headphone and microphone ports.
All instructed, the A7C is an attention-grabbing, sudden member of the A7 household. It seems to be just like the A6600, however has the sensor and lots of options from the A7 III, whereas including within the A7S III’s fully-articulating show for vloggers. At $1,800, it’s $200 cheaper than the A7 III was at launch, nevertheless it’s nonetheless not precisely what I’d name “entry-level” just like the $1,400 Nikon Z5.
The A7C will price $1,800 for the physique solely, or $2,100 with Sony’s new, very compact FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 lens. It ought to go up for pre-order shortly, and we’ll be taught the US launch date quickly.