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09/18/2020 09:31:40 PM · #1
Surprised no banter? We do have some Sony shooters on here, yes? :-)

Sony a7C
09/18/2020 10:21:01 PM · #2
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Surprised no banter? We do have some Sony shooters on here, yes? :-)

Perhaps they're still paying off their current model?
09/19/2020 12:12:49 AM · #3
I can see no place for it in my gear, 28-60 lens? What for? I prefer 24-105 f4. Saving some weight on the body does not make much difference when you have bigger lenses. I also can't travel at the moment but even if I did, I would use my RX100 VI, it takes very good photos for its weight and it fits into the small belt pocket on my backpack, very convenient for fast access.

And I am finally out of GAS! (which makes my husband very happy ;) Although I reserve the right to upgrade my A7 III and the RX100 VI when the worthwhile new versions come out :)
09/19/2020 12:21:39 AM · #4
Originally posted by MargaretNet:

I can see no place for it in my gear, 28-60 lens? What for? I prefer 24-105 f4. Saving some weight on the body does not make much difference when you have bigger lenses. I also can't travel at the moment but even if I did, I would use my RX100 VI, it takes very good photos for its weight and it fits into the small belt pocket on my backpack, very convenient for fast access.

And I am finally out of GAS! (which makes my husband very happy ;) Although I reserve the right to upgrade my A7 III and the RX100 VI when the worthwhile new versions come out :)

Well, you don't have to buy the lens. LOL I like the body size of the 6000 so it has some appeal for me. But, I'm sure I won't buy it. I'm too cheap and usually wait until tech is a few years old and the price has come down some. :-)
09/19/2020 04:26:26 AM · #5
At first this was rumoured as a 1000$ camera and I was very excited to use it a B camera. At more than 2K it's not a bargain anymore. The only interesting feature (for me) is the real time eye focus in video, but I'm going to pay only for that
09/19/2020 09:59:31 AM · #6
Originally posted by Alex_Petrini:

At first this was rumoured as a 1000$ camera and I was very excited to use it a B camera. At more than 2K it's not a bargain anymore. The only interesting feature (for me) is the real time eye focus in video, but I'm going to pay only for that

$1798
09/19/2020 10:46:37 AM · #7
Originally posted by glad2badad:


$1798

Itís £1,900 in UK = US $2,500. (Approx)
And over Ä2,000
09/19/2020 11:00:34 AM · #8
Originally posted by salmiakki:

Originally posted by glad2badad:


$1798

Itís £1,900 in UK = US $2,500. (Approx)
And over Ä2,000

Ah, yes. The conversion rate. I noted the $ symbol in the post by Alex and thought he meant $2000 US. Sorry.
09/19/2020 11:24:44 AM · #9
Well. Hmm. Guess it wasn't such an exciting release for Sony, at least in this community. :-} I think the small form factor, with full frame, is interesting. I do like the size of the A6000 series for a quick grab when out and about or as a 2nd camera body in the bag. Usually I'll have the A6000 setup with a 35/1.4. It takes up about as much room as another lens would in the bag. It would be cool to have a better performing 2nd body to do that with (i.e. a7C).

Anyway. I thought it would be a fun conversation. Maybe next time. :-)
09/19/2020 11:52:13 AM · #10
It got quite a poor review by Amateur Photographer magazine in the UK. For that kind of ££ Iíd want it to get a glowing report. Iíd be very interested in lighter weight for travel (if I ever get to go anywhere again! Back in lockdown where I live from Tuesday 22nd), but itís not wowing me enough to consider it right now.

09/21/2020 04:16:30 AM · #11
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Anyway. I thought it would be a fun conversation. Maybe next time. :-)


It's surely an interesting conversation! I'm just disappointed with price. The camera in itselg is a very good one. All my gear is full frame and it would be quite useful when travelling and not so much space for the camera.
09/21/2020 07:10:00 AM · #12
I looked at the Spec and for some reason it doesn't give me an edge to say go and look for it, if I would buy the I will look for A7R4 or A7S iii series and I understand that is three times the price but then I will save for that :D
09/21/2020 07:30:06 AM · #13
DPReview article
09/21/2020 09:48:03 AM · #14
looks like a fun powerful camera. Price is steep however.
09/21/2020 09:50:08 AM · #15
Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

looks like a fun powerful camera. Price is steep however.

What is a fair price for a "Full Frame" mirrorless camera with the features this one brings to the table? Body only is $1798.
09/23/2020 08:10:17 PM · #16
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

looks like a fun powerful camera. Price is steep however.

What is a fair price for a "Full Frame" mirrorless camera with the features this one brings to the table? Body only is $1798.


Ok. No response so I looked it up. Here's the current FF models on the market (minus the Leica which are in another $$$$ league).

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09/25/2020 10:40:19 AM · #17
The silence is deafening. LOL
09/25/2020 11:19:55 AM · #18
Originally posted by glad2badad:

The silence is deafening. LOL

I'm not sure I'd buy it as to get the benefit of the small size, you probably need to have small lenses. I've spent a lot of $$ changing over to Sony, but some of the lenses are not that lightweight, so the benefit of having a smaller body is lost. My 2 cents for what it's worth.
09/25/2020 04:00:41 PM · #19
I think Sarah hit the nail on the head... the A7c pricing seems attractive for the features offered, but the utility of such a small body is lost if it's not used with compact lenses. In fact, a somewhat larger body is desirable (more balanced) if using larger/heavier lenses.
FWIW, I think it is a cool little package, and will find a market.
09/25/2020 04:50:30 PM · #20
I think itís probably very appealing for people who want to move to full frame
09/25/2020 06:19:16 PM · #21
Hmm. Well, in regard to the size of the a7C and lens size ... the Sony A6X00 (APS-C) series has been very popular. The a7C is slightly beefier than the A6X00's. Many of the lens available for the smaller series are quite large as well. I have the A6000 and usually pair it with a smaller 35/1.4, but I have put something as large as the 70-400 on it. LOL Just hold it by the lens.

I don't know. I guess the versatility of having the smaller body FF as an option is appealing. Go small or large on the lens depending on the occasion?

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