• 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 33.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Sony A7C advantages over Sony A7 IV

  • Less expensive
    $1898 vs $2698
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.93 vs 5.12 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    59 mm vs 79 mm
    Thinner
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Sony A7 IV advantages over Sony A7C

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    70 mm vs 60 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    11 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    3680k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    33.0 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Canon EOS RP

Sony A7C
Canon EOS RP
  • $1665
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Wider angle kit lens
Sony A7 IV
Canon EOS RP
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Sigma fp

Sony A7C
Sigma fp
  • $1665
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Sony A7 IV
Sigma fp
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon Z5

Sony A7C
Nikon Z5
  • $1665
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $1097
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Dual card slots
Sony A7 IV
Nikon Z5
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1097
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon Z7 II

Sony A7C
Nikon Z7 II
  • $1665
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2730
  • 35mm
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Top deck display
Sony A7 IV
Nikon Z7 II
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2730
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Top deck display

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Sony A7C
Nikon Z6 II
  • $1665
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1847
  • 35mm
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Top deck display
Sony A7 IV
Nikon Z6 II
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1847
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
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