Mirrorless cameras were devised to offer photographers a more compact alternative to their cumbersome DSLRs. Garnering a reputation as a smaller, more streamlined iteration of the traditional platform, these unique examples carved out a place of their own within the photography world, and now, they’ve become even more appealing, thanks to Sony’s Alpha 7C.
The Sony Alpha 7C is the latest addition to the brand’s lauded mirrorless lineup, as well as the industry’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless model. If the Japanese camera maker’s platforms weren’t already among the most compact in the genre, the almost inconceivable 18-ounce weight of the A7C is sure to sway compact shooters to their notable Alpha ecosystem. Adopting a small, rectangular silhouette that pays homage to aesthetic vintage camera layouts, this easy-to-conceal camera brings a sharp 24.2-megapixel, 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor to the forefront, as well as upgraded fix-axis in-body stabilization, a BIONZ X image processor, and of course, Sony’s reputable eye and real-time-tracking autofocus. For the street vloggers out there, this camera also features a tilting three-inch touchscreen LCD, built-in Wi-Fi, and 4K video capture, making it an attractive alternative to more cumbersome setups. You can pick up one of your own for $1,800.