On the whole, the Sony A7 III is becoming a bit old, but it is still a fantastic camera, with better professional-grade ergonomics and modifications, despite the obviously outdated focusing mechanism, despite the price. As much as I like having the A7C’s cutting-edge autofocus mechanism, the A7 III’s physical controls are a step forward in my opinion. As a result, if you’re searching for a good deal, the first thing I’m going to recommend is that you only pick cameras from the most recent 1-2 generations, which are still relatively fresh.
For the most part, since you’re dropping down one sensor size while still paying almost the same price as the A7C, you’re getting more physical features from both the Sony A6600 and the Fuji X-T4. In terms of the negative, I should point out that both the touchscreen LCD and the “small” little EVF had the appearance of being a little entry-level. These were obviously two places where Sony chose to save a little money; I’ve personally become used to the larger, more beautiful viewfinders seen on all of the somewhat higher-end cameras, so this was a welcome change.
In addition to providing a better picture, a greater screen resolution makes it simpler to evaluate your images. A hot shoe may be used to connect an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders, and other accessories to a camera or other device. A few minor differences exist, and the A6600 actually beats the A7C in a number of areas, the most notable of which are the electronic viewfinder, battery life, and control arrangement.
I ended up purchasing the kit lens as well as the 20mm f/1.8, both of which are excellent choices. For me, the 20mm focal length is approximately the upper limit of what I desire in a camera. Sony does offer tiny lenses like as the 28mm f/2 and 35mm f/1.8, but if you want high-quality images, you’ll need to go larger. Tamron’s mm lens is the closest competitor on full-frame, however it is still much larger than the Sony aps-c lens. The new Alpha 7C uses the same hybrid autofocus technology with phase detection and contrast detection points as the previous Alpha 6600, but with more points, larger frame coverage, and more low-light sensitivity than the previous Alpha 6600.
Sony’s A6600 is essentially the same as the A7C, but with a few extra physical controls. It also has IBIS, although it does not have a completely articulating LCD or dual card slots, which are both desirable features. As previously said, if you shoot a lot of telephoto wildlife or sports photography, the A6600 could be a better option for you; otherwise, the A7C is the more well-rounded camera. In terms of features, I’ve previously noted in my Sony A7C review how packed and wonderful it is, so I won’t go into it again. If you take images and/or films of your regular life, whether you’re vlogging or simply doing candid lifestyle photography, the feature set is ideal for your needs.
That, plus the fact that I am left-eyed, means that I am unable to utilize the touchscreen LCD to manipulate the AF points since my nose and face are continuously contacting it. Sony A7C with the Sony FE 24mm f/2.8 G lens. Photographers who specialize in landscape photography often choose for the highest-megapixel cameras available on the market, and nowadays that means at least 42 megapixels and maybe as much as 61 megapixels for Sony’s E-mount. It is for this reason that the A7C’s 24-megapixel sensor may not be of particular interest to those who are serious about landscape photography.
Counting solely the initial full-frame E-mount cameras, their technology has progressed to the fourth generation at this point. In addition to accurate, consistent focus points around the viewfinder, the Real-Time Tracking feature adheres to whatever subject you point the camera at in real time, allowing you to capture sharp, detailed images. The Sony A7C is capable of photographing human face/eye, animal face/eye, and almost any other subject. Sony A7C with the Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 G lens. Sony A7C with the Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GMH lens. sincerely, on the other hand?
Because the Sony A7c has a bigger sensor size with the same resolution as the Sony A6600, it also has a larger pixel area, which implies it has a greater light-gathering capability for a given aperture when compared to the Sony A6600. If you’re debating between these two cameras, the difference in sensor size and pricing are the two most important considerations to bear in mind. Sony’s A6 series has differentiated itself in the market with its tiny and lightweight design up to this point. It has always been bigger than its predecessors, although having an acceptable size. This is justified by the inclusion of a full-frame sensor, an increased EVF, and other features. Without mentioning these relatively similar-priced APSC (1.5x crop) sensor choices, I would undoubtedly get a flurry of negative feedback, to say the least.
As a result, purchasing the full-frame camera rather than the APS-C body costs around £$500 more, with the price gap narrowing even further when comparing the kit lens combinations, which, in our opinion, is probably well worth it. The memory card slot for the A6600 is located next to the battery in a common compartment on the bottom of the camera, which makes it less easy to use, particularly when the camera is placed on a tripod, as previously stated. Essentially, the new A7C is a rangefinder-style camera in the same vein as the previous A6000 series, although it’s somewhat larger and, more remarkably, it has a full-frame sensor at its core rather than an APS-C sensor.
When it comes to continuous shooting rates, the two models are once again well matched, although this time the A6600 has a little advantage, at least in terms of out and out speed. In a nutshell, if picture quality is your first priority, the A7C is the camera to choose. Many current cameras are capable of not just taking still photographs, but also recording video footage. For moving pictures, both of the cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a suitably fast readout speed, and both provide the same movie requirements (4K/30p). When it comes to purchasing an interchangeable lens camera, the number of lenses offered is a major deciding factor.
Throughout this article, I’ll try my best to evaluate many popular photographic genres and explain why you may or might not want to consider the Sony A7C in each case. With out knowing more about what you want to achieve out of the camera or your budget, it’s hard for us to tell whether or not full frame is a good investment in your situation. I was simply waiting to see what the competitors will come up with in the following weeks, and if there would be a price decrease, maybe around Black Friday in November, before making a decision. A quicker maximum shutter speed helps you to capture images of fast-moving subjects without the images becoming blurry. The greater the number of focus points, the greater the degree of freedom in selecting whatever area of the picture to concentrate on.
Thus, the A7C has a lower pixel density and bigger individual pixels (with a 5.94-micron pixel pitch as opposed to the A6600’s 3.91-micron pixel pitch), giving it a possible edge in terms of light collecting ability. Furthermore, the A7C is a little more current model than the A6600, and its sensor may have benefited from technical advancements that have occurred during this time period. In August 2019, the Sony Alpha A6600 was officially released, and in September 2020, the Sony Alpha A7C was officially presented. The Sony Alpha A6600 is an enthusiast camera, while the Sony Alpha A7C is a professional camera. In addition to being mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, the A6600 and A7C are both equipped with sensors that are either APS-C or full frame in size.