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Sony Announces “α7CR” and “α7C II”


Sony has announced two new additions to its lineup of full-frame mirrorless cameras – the “α7CR” and “α7C II”. The new models, set for release on October 13, 2023, inherit the compact form factor of the earlier “α7C” while featuring upgraded sensors and other improvements.

The “α7CR” and “α7C II” use the same compact housing as each other, measuring approximately 124.0 x 71.1 x 63.4 mm and weighing around 515g. This makes them one of the smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless cameras with in-body image stabilization. Both new models will come in silver and black color options.

The “α7CR” features a 61-megapixel effective pixel sensor, the same used in Sony’s “α7R V” model. The “α7C II” has a 33-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, similar to the “α7 IV”. Both cameras utilize Sony’s latest “BIONZ X” image processing engine.

In terms of core performance and functionality, the two new models are nearly identical apart from differences relating to the image sensors. They have upgraded autofocus capabilities thanks to Sony’s “AI processing unit,” allowing for improved subject recognition and tracking. In-body image stabilization has also been enhanced from 5.0 to 7.0 stops of correction.

The “α7C II” offers a maximum continuous shooting speed of around 10 frames per second, while the “α7CR” can shoot at up to 8 fps. Both cameras use an electronic shutter only. They can record high-quality 4K video at up to 60p with 10-bit 4:2:2 color depth.

Sony’s “S-Cinetone” look is included for richer, more natural colors in video. Users can also import and apply custom LUTs when shooting in LOG mode. Overall, the new “α7CR” and “α7C II” deliver leading imaging performance in impressively compact bodies.

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