Sony has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of two new Alpha 7C series cameras: Alpha 7C II and Alpha 7CR. The second-generation version of the Alpha 7C series, Alpha 7C II, comes equipped with a full-frame image sensor with approximately 33.0 effective megapixels and features the latest still image and video functions and performance in a compact and lightweight design.
The Alpha 7CR is a new compact full-frame interchangeable lens camera which boasts high-resolution and rich gradation performance of a full-size image sensor with approximately 61.0 effective megapixels, the same sensor found in the Alpha 7R V, into a compact and lightweight body (similar size and weight as the Alpha 7C II2, approximately 515 g). In addition to daily snapshots, the camera claims to easily capture high-quality images in a wide variety of settings, such as portrait, wildlife, and landscape photography.
Price and availability
The Alpha 7C II and Alpha 7CR cameras will be available for purchase across all Sony Center, Alpha flagship stores, and Sony authorised dealers, in addition to Amazon and Flipkart from November 3. The ILCE-7CM2L (body only) will be available for purchase at Rs 2,14,990 in Black and Silver colour options, the ILCE-7 (body and 28-60mm zoom lens) will be available at Rs 2,43,990 in Silver colour. Sony has yet to announce the pricing of the ILCE-7CR.
Sony Alpha 7C II: Key specifications
Sony Alpha 7C II comes equipped with a full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with approximately 33.0 effective megapixels and the latest BIONZ XR image processing engine with an aim to achieve high imaging performance. The camera is up to 22% lighter and has up to 45% less volume as compared to the company’s Alpha 7 IV.
The standard ISO sensitivities range from 100 to 51200 for both still images and movies (expanded ISO 50 to 204800 for still images), enabling high-sensitivity, noise-free shooting.
Sony Alpha 7CR: Key specifications
Sony Alpha 7CR comes equipped with a full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with approximately 61.0 effective megapixels and the latest BIONZ XR image processing engine with an aim to achieve high-resolution and high-definition imaging performance. The Alpha 7CR is approximately 2 9% lighter and has approximately 53% less volume as compared to the Alpha 7R V. The standard ISO sensitivity ranges from 100 to 32000 for both still images and movies (expanded ISO 50 to 102400 for still images). In addition to the 7.0-step optical 5-axis in-body image stabilisation, even slight blurring at the 1-pixel level is detected and corrected by the Alpha 7CR, claims Sony.
Moreover, the camera comes equipped with a Pixel Shift Multi Shooting that takes multiple images and synthesises them on a PC to create an image with a sense of high resolution. According to the company, by combining with the grip extension GP-X2 included with the Alpha 7CR, photographers can shoot comfortably with a stable hold even when shooting for long periods of time or using a telephoto lens.
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