Sony Alpha 7C Compared to the Sony Alpha 7 III

SpecificationsSony Alpha 7CSony Alpha 7 III
  Sony Alpha 7C Sony Alpha 7 III
Year Introduced20202018
Megapixels24.224.2
Total Pixels25.325.3
Sensor Size35.6 x 23.8mm35.6 × 23.8mm
Pixel Dimensions6000 x 40006000 x 4000
Pixel Size5.93µm5.93µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/9.6f/9.6
Sensor Readout Speed (ms)
Sensor StabilizationYY
Lens MountSony E-mountSony E-mount
FOVCF1.0x1.0x
Image ProcessorBIONZ XBIONZ X
 
Autofocus  
TypeFast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Points693 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with FF lens: 299 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 221 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)35 mm full frame: 693 points (phase-detection AF), APS-C mode with full frame lens: 299 points (phase-detection AF), with APS-C lens: 221 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)
Working RangeEV -4 – 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)EV -3 – 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Point SelectionWide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot / Tracking Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) /Expanded Flexible Spot/ Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot), Eye AF
MicroadjustmentYesYes
Touch & Drag AF
Eye Detection AFYY
Focus Bracketing/Stacking
 
Exposure Control  
Metering Modes1200-zone evaluative metering1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering RangeEV -3 – 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)EV -3 – 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Exposure Comp+/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV [1/3 EV steps]) +/- 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial: +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))
AEBBracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. (Ambient light, Flash light) Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5/9 frames selectable. With 3 or 5 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 EV increments, with 9 frames, in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1.0 EV increments
Light Flicker ModeY
Intervalometer
ISO SensitivityStill images: ISO 100–51200 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100–51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100–12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit) Still images: ISO 100-51200 (ISO numbers from ISO 50 to ISO 204800 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-51200 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Shutter SpeedStill images: 1/4000 to 30 s, Bulb, Movies (NTSC mode): 1/4,000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode), Movies (PAL mode): 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto slow shutter mode) Still images: 1/8000 to 30 s, Bulb, Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
 
Viewfinder  
Type0.39" (1.0 cm) electronic, XGA OLED, 2.35 million dots0.5" (1.3 cm) electronic, XGA OLED, 2.36 million dots
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.59xApprox. 0.78x
EyepointApprox. 20mmApprox. 23mm
InformationHistogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, For viewfinder, Monitor Off Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, For viewfinder, Monitor Off
DOF PreviewYes (via Setting Effect)Yes (via Setting Effect)
 
LCD  
Type2.95" (7.5cm) TFT, Tilting , approx. 921,600 dots 2.95" (7.5cm) TFT, Tilting, 921,600 dots, adjustable Up by approx. 107 degrees, Down by approx. 41 degrees
Coating
Brightness AdjManual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Display OptionsHistogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, For viewfinder, Monitor Off Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, For viewfinder, Monitor Off
 
Flash  
Built-in GNN/A (ISO 100, meters)N/A (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageN/AN/A
Built-in Recycle TimeN/AN/A
ModesFlash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Hi-speed sync.Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Hi-speed sync.
X-Sync1/160 s1/250 s
Exposure Compensation+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps) +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes/Yes / No
External Flash CompSony α System FlashSony α System Flash
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesAUTO (iAuto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M)), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M)) AUTO (iAuto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Scene Selection
Picture StylesStandard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6) Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
Image ProcessingPeripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion, Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
Abberration Corrections
Drive ModesSingle Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
Continuous ShootingHi+: 10 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps
JPEG Extra fine L: 215+ frames, JPEG Fine L: 223+ frames, JPEG Standard L: 223+ frames, RAW: 115+ frames, RAW & JPEG: 86+ frames, RAW (Uncompressed): 45+ frames, RAW (Uncompressed) & JPEG: 39+ frames
Max Approx. 10 fps (speed maintained 40 RAW (Uncompressed) / 163 JPEG (Extra Fine))
Shutter Lag20ms20ms
Viewfinder Blackout
 
Live View  
FrameRate
FocusingAF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
MeteringMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot (Standard/Large), Entire Screen Avg., Highlight Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot Standard/Large, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight
Display OptionsHistogram, Real-time image-adjustment display, Digital level gauge, Grid line, Focus check, Peaking MF, Zebra, Movie marker, For viewfinder, Monitor Off Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, For viewfinder, Monitor Off
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format) JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size3:2 ratio: 35-mm full frame L: 6000 x 4000 (24 M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10 M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0 M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10 M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0 M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6 M)
 
4:3 ratio: 35-mm full frame L: 5328 x 4000 (21 M), M: 3488 x 2624 (9.2 M), S: 2656 x 2000 (5.3 M), APS-C L: 3488 x 2624 (9.2 M), M: 2656 x 2000 (5.3 M), S: 1744 x 1312 (2.3 M)
 
16:9 ratio: 35-mm full frame L: 6000 x 3376 (20 M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7 M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1 M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7 M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1 M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2 M)
 
1:1 ratio: 35-mm full frame L: 4000 x 4000 (16 M), M: 2624 x 2624 (6.9 M), S: 2000 x 2000 (4.0 M), APS-C L: 2624 x 2624 (6.9 M), M: 2000 x 2000 (4.0 M), S: 1312 x 1312 (1.7 M)
3:2 Ratio: L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2624 (10M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)
16:9 Ratio: L: 6000 x 3376 (20 M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), APS-C L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
Movie TypeXAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Movie SizeXAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.) 30p (100 Mbps/60 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.) 24p (100 Mbps/60 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.) 25p (100 Mbps/60 Mbps)
 
XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.) 120p (100 Mbps/60 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.) 60p (50 Mbps/25 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.) 30p (50 Mbps/16 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.) 24p (50 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.) 100p (100 Mbps/60 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.) 50p (50 Mbps/25 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.) 25p (50 Mbps/16 Mbps)
 
Slow & Quick Motion: NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps
XAVC S 4K (NTSC): 3840 x 2160 (30p/100 M, 24p/100 M, 30p/60 M, 24p/60 M), XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (120p/100M, 120p/60M, 60p/50M, 30p/50M, 24p/50M, 60p/25M, 30p/16M), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX, 60i, 17M, FH)
XAVC S 4K (PAL): 3840 x 2160 (25p/100M, 25p/60M), XAVC S HD:1920 x 1080 (100p/100M, 100p/60M, 50p/50M, 25p/50M), AVCHD:1920 x 1080 (50i, 24M, FX, 50i, 17M, FH)
Movie LengthMax duration approx. 29minMax duration approx. 29min
 
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth 4.1Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC
GPSCan be synchronized with connected mobile device
Custom Functions
LCD Panel / IlluminationNo / NoNo / No
Water & Dust ResistanceYesYes
Sound MemoNoNo
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceUSB Type-C SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.2) compatible Super Speed USB (Micro USB connector)
Other InterfaceExternal Microphone In / Line In (Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack)HDMI micro connector (Type-D) out, External Microphone In / Line In (Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack)
 
Memory  
Memory TypeSD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I/II compliant) Memory Stick PRO Duo/PRO HG-Duo/Micro M2, SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I/II)
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Battery Pack NP-FZ100Rechargeable NP-FZ100
Battery LifeApprox. Approx. 680 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 740 shots (LCD monitor)Approx. 610 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 710 shots (LCD monitor)
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC-UUD12 AC Adapter, BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsMagnesium Alloy body coversMagnesium Alloy body covers
Shutter Durability Rating200,000500,000
Operating Environment32–104°F / 0–40°C32–104°F / 0–40°C
Dimensions Inches4.88 x 2.80 x 2.35" (124.0 x 71.1 x 59.7 mm)5.0 x 3.9 x 3.0" (126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7mm)
CIPA Weight18.0 oz (509g)23 oz (650g)
 
Accessories  
Viewfinder
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt-inBuilt-in
Compatible LensesSony E-mountSony E-Mount
Battery Grip VG-C3EM  Buy ►
RemoteSony Remote Control with Multi-terminal cable, Compatible infrared remote
Other
 
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