Sony α7CR Body (Silver)
- 61.0MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor
- Advanced BIONZ XR engine boosts overall processing speed by up to 8x
- The latest AI processing unit
- Next-generation AF with advanced subject recognition
- Outstanding 4K movie recording up to 60p/50p
Unparalleled resolution in a compact and lightweight body
Let your expectations be upended. A class-leading astonishing Exmor R™ 61.0 MP full-frame sensor, just like that of our acclaimed α7R V, now comes in an α7C series compact body. Don’t allow a single detail to be missed, with the go-anywhere α7CR.
Full-frame 61.0-megapixel Exmor RTM image sensor
The back-illuminated sensor's noise reduction, gapless on-chip lenses, anti-reflection optical coating, elimination of the optical low-pass filter that is usually positioned in front of the sensor and other original technologies deliver high resolution, high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range.
BIONZ XRTM image processing engine
The latest BIONZ XR image processing engine minimises processing latency while boosting movie and still image processing power, delivering natural gradations, realistic colour, low noise, superior image quality and fast menu response.
High sensitivity and high dynamic range with low noise
Advanced imaging technology allows sensitivity settings from ISO 100 to ISO 32000 for stills and movies. Dynamic range at lower sensitivities is a wide 15 stops for smooth, realistic gradations from deep shadows to highlights.
Consistently accurate exposure and colour reproduction
The advanced AI processing unit achieves accurate white balance even where the subject is in shade. Skin tones, foliage and other materials are reproduced with natural colors under almost any lighting, with lifelike gradations such as highlight roll-off in portraits.
Advanced optical 5-axis image stabilisation
A high-precision image stabilisation unit, advanced gyro sensors, and optimised image stabilisation algorithms effectively detect and correct camera shake, providing a huge 7.0-step advantage for handheld shooting.
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting responds to changing conditions
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting uses the precision in-body image stabilisation system to capture multiple pixel-shifted images that are later composited on a PC to achieve overwhelming resolution in a single image. 16-image composites with approximately 240.8 million pixels (19008 x 12672 pixels) can be produced from data that is equivalent to approximately 963.2 million pixels.
Flicker from artificial light is automatically detected, and the timing and speed of the mechanical or electronic shutter is finely controlled to minimise its effects.
Selectable RAW image sizes and HEIF
Three sizes (L/M/S) of lossless RAW compression include M and S outputs to the same resolution (26MP/15MP) for full-frame and APS-C, for seamless workflows. The Light mode for JPEG and HEIF images produces easy-to-share images.
Creative Look supports varied expression
The Creative Look feature provides 10 presets that can be used unmodified or edited to create a variety of "looks" that can help creators fine-tune the mood of their stills or movies in-camera.
Evolving with AF
AI processing unit for advanced subject recognition
The AI processing unit supports recognition of human subjects using learned human form and pose data, and also recognition of non-human subjects such as animals, insects, and vehicles. This improves the performance of Real-time Recognition AF and Real-time Tracking, and makes Fast Hybrid AF subject acquisition and tracking more precise and reliable over a wider area.
Human pose estimation using a skeleton-based model
With its innovative AI processing unit, the α7CR can use subject form data to accurately recognise movement, providing a significant improvement in human eye recognition. Human pose estimation technology recognises not just eyes, but also body and head position with high precision. This makes it possible to lock onto and track a subject facing away from the camera or with their face partly obscured by a helmet or sunglasses, for example.
Recognition of a wider range of subjects
The AI processing unit supports recognition of more subject types including the eyes of an even wider range of grazing and small animals and birds. A new combined Animal/Bird setting eliminates switching. The whole or the leading end of Cars/Trains and Airplanes, and the heads of Insects, are also recognised.
Tenacious Real-time Tracking
AI-based Real-time Tracking can be activated by specifying the subject and half-pressing the shutter button. The camera automatically tracks the subject, letting the user concentrate on framing and composition. Subject recognition performance and tracking reliability have been greatly improved across a wider range of shooting situations.
Wide, high-density AF reliably captures subjects
The BIONZ XR engine and updated algorithms achieve notably improved Fast Hybrid AF performance. Up to 693 phase detection points cover approx. 79% of the image area, accurately acquiring focus even when the subject is small. The α7CR includes both phase-detection and contrast-detection AF to ensure fast, stable focus acquisition even in single AF (AF-S) mode.
AF/AE continuous shooting at up to 8 fps
Continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking is possible at up to 8 fps with the mechanical shutter, or 7 fps during silent shooting, capturing even momentary movements or expression changes in exquisite detail. The power of the BIONZ XR engine allows continuous shooting of over 1000 JPEG images, letting you capture every vital moment.
High-precision AF works even in dark scenes with EV -4.0
The latest AF algorithm enables AF shooting in low-light conditions, at EV -4.0 (AF-S, ISO 100 equivalent, F2.0 lens) even in dark scenes and indoors, and features a useful Focus Priority mode.
When shooting stills with AF-C or AF-S autofocus, the lens's focus ring can be rotated to instantly switch to manual focus mode at any time. This makes it easy to switch focus to a different subject on the fly.
Focus bracketing to capture the best shot
The camera will automatically shoot up to 299 images with sequentially shifted focus points, with custom intervals and sequences specified by the user. Pick the perfect shot, or post-process multiple shots to achieve creative composites with impossible focus depth.
High-definition video recording
Mobility for high-definition movie recording
The α7CR offers highly detailed 4K movie capture with 6.2K oversampling, plus the mobility required for gimbal or drone-mounted shooting. It also features S-Cinetone™ for a cinematic look, Log shooting, Real-time Tracking with advanced subject recognition, Active Mode image stabilisation, breathing compensation, and many more refinements.
Full-frame 4K 60/50p recording
The latest BIONZ XR processing engine and updated algorithms achieve notably improved movie image quality. In addition to focus support, the camera’s advanced AI processing unit is also used to achieve accurate white balance, even in tricky situations where the subject is in shade. Skin tones, foliage, and other materials are reproduced with consistently natural color in just about any type of lighting, and gradations such as highlight roll off in portraits are remarkably lifelike.
6.2k oversampled video, for stunning 4K imagery
4K movie recording is possible in full frame and Super 35mm formats. With full pixel readout without pixel binning, approximately 2.6 times the required data can be condensed into 4K with high resolution and detail, and minimal moire and jaggies.
S-Cinetone makes it easy to create a cinematic look
Sony’s S-Cinetone picture profile delivers more faithful colour reproduction and skin tones, with natural mid-tones essential to healthy-looking skin, plus soft colours and gorgeous highlights, giving creators a cinematic look without the need for colour grading.
Log recording and LUT
The α7CR features an S-Log3 gamma curve to maximise its 14+ stops of latitude. S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine colour gamut settings are also provided for further post-processing control, and user-selected LUTs (Look Up Table) can be applied to preview how processed footage will look.
Active Mode image stabilisation supports handheld movie shooting
Active Mode provides precision stabilisation for movie shooting with advanced gyro sensors and an optimised algorithm. Camera shake is precisely detected and compensated for, with additional stabilisation provided via compatible lenses in sync with the camera body.
Real-time Tracking also supports focus during movie shooting
AI-based Real-time Tracking provides a dramatic improvement in Real-time Tracking performance, automatically recognising, tracking, and focusing on the eyes of a specified subject.
Easy, stable transfers to smartphone
Connection stability when transferring images from the camera to the Creators’ App mobile application on a smartphone has been greatly improved. Transfers continue in the background even if the smartphone display sleeps or another application is launched.
Easy, high-quality live streaming
Connected to a PC or smartphone via USB, the α7CR can function as a 4K (2160p) webcam. Large-aperture lenses, narrow depth of field, and bokeh can be used to great effect for online meetings and live streaming along with advanced AF functions such as Real-time Recognition AF.
What's in the box?
- 1 x Sony a7CR Mirrorless Camera (Silver)
- 1 x Sony A7C II/A7CR
- 1 x Sony ALC-B1EM Body Cap for E-Mount Cameras
- 1 x Sony NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (2280mAh)
- 1 x Strap
- Image Sensor
35mm full frame (35.7 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
NUMBER OF PIXELS (TOTAL)
Approx. 62.5 megapixels
NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)
Still images: Approx. 61.0 megapixels max.2, Movies: Approx. 50.8 megapixels max.2
COLOR TEMPERATURE RANGE
2500 K - 9900 K
- Recording Still Images
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format compliant)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [3:2]
35mm full frame L: 9504 x 6336 (60 M), M: 6240 x 4160 (26 M), S: 4752 x 3168 (15 M)
IMAGE QUALITY MODES
RAW, JPEG, HEIF (4:2:0 / 4:2:2), RAW+JPEG, RAW+HEIF
- Recording Movie
XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.265
AUDIO RECORDING FORMAT
LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 16 bit), LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 24 bit)3, LPCM 4ch (48 kHz 24 bit)
- Recording System
MOVIE RECORDING FORMAT (XAVC HS 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (150Mbps / 75Mbps / 45Mbps), 50p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps), 23.98p (100Mbps / 50Mbps / 30Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (200Mbps / 100Mbps), 50p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps), 23.98p (100Mbps / 50Mbps)
MOVIE RECORDING FORMAT (XAVC S 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (150Mbps), 50p (150Mbps), 29.97p (100Mbps / 60Mbps), 25p (100Mbps / 60 Mbps), 23.98p (100Mbps / 60Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (200Mbps), 50p (200Mbps), 29.97p (140Mbps), 25p (140 Mbps), 23.98p (100Mbps)
MOVIE RECORDING FORMAT (XAVC S HD)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8bit) (Approx.): 119.88p (100Mbps / 60Mbps), 100p (100Mbps / 60Mbps), 59.94p (50Mbps / 25Mbps), 50p (50Mbps / 25Mbps), 29.97p (50Mbps / 16Mbps), 25p (50Mbps / 16Mbps), 23.98p (50Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (50Mbps), 50p (50Mbps), 29.97p (50Mbps), 25p (50Mbps), 23.98p (50Mbps)
MOVIE RECORDING FORMAT (XAVC S-I 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (600Mbps), 50p (500Mbps), 29.97p (300Mbps), 25p (250Mbps), 23.98p (240Mbps)
MOVIE RECORDING FORMAT (XAVC S-I HD)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (222 Mbps), 50p (185 Mbps), 29.97p (111 Mbps), 25p (93 Mbps), 23.98p (89 Mbps)
- Movie Functions
SLOW & QUICK MOTION (SHOOTING FRAME RATE)
TC / UB
- Recording Media
Slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card
- Focus System
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Still images: Max. 693 points (phase-detection AF), Movies: Max. 693 points (phase-detection AF)
FOCUS SENSITIVITY RANGE
EV-4 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
RECOGNITION TARGET (STILL IMAGES)
Human, Animal, Bird, Insect, Car, Train, Airplane
RECOGNITION TARGET (MOVIES)
Human, Animal, Bird, Insect, Car, Train, Airplane
AF Track Sens. (Still), AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity (Movie), AF Transition Speed (Movie), Switch V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist., Circ. of Focus Point, Focus Map (Movie), AF Assist (Movie)
Yes (with Built-in LED type)
- Exposure Control
1200-zone evaluative metering
EV-3 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
+/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
Still images: ISO 100 - 32000 (expandable to ISO 50 - 102400), AUTO (ISO 100 - 12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100 - 32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100 - 12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED)
NUMBER OF DOTS
2 359 296 dots
Approx. 0.70x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1)
-4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Approx. 22 mm from the eyepiece lens, 19.6 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1 (CIPA standard)
FINDER FRAME RATE SELECTION
NTSC mode: STD 60fps / HI 120fps, PAL mode: STD 50fps / HI 100fps
- LCD Screen
7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT
NUMBER OF DOTS
1 036 800 dots
Opening Angle: Approx. 176 °, Rotation Angle: Approx. 270 °
- Other Features
Soft Skin Effect, Creative Look, Custom function, Picture Profile, Time-lapse, Auto Framing, My Image Style
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM (STILL IMAGES)
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM (MOVIES)
Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)
Mechanical shutter / Electronic shutter
Still images (Mechanical shutter): 1/4000 to 30 s, Bulb
Still images (Electronic shutter): 1/8000 to 30 s, Movies: 1/8000 to 1 s
FLASH SYNC. SPEED
1/160 s (35mm full frame), 1/200 s (APS-C)
ELECTRONIC FRONT CURTAIN SHUTTER
- Image Stabilization
Image sensor-shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (compensation depends on lens specifications)
7.0 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.)
Still images: On / Off, Movie: Active / Standard / Off
+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
EXTERNAL FLASH COMPATIBILITY
Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
CONTINUOUS DRIVE SPEED (APPROX. MAX.)
Hi+: 8.0 fps
NO. OF FRAME RECORDABLE (APPROX.)
JPEG Extra fine L: 48 frames, JPEG Fine L: 320 frames, JPEG Standard L: over 1000 frames, RAW: 36 frames, RAW & JPG: 32 frames, RAW (Lossless Compressed): 16 frames, RAW (Lossless Compressed) & JPEG: 15 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): 14 framess, RAW (Uncompressed) & JPEG: 13 frames
PIXEL SHIFT MULTI SHOOTING
Yes (4 shots / 16 shots)
Enlarged display mode, Protect, Rating, Shot Mark (Movie), Divider Frame, Crop, Photo Capture
- Accessibility Functions
Screen Reader, Focus Magnifier, Focus Map (Movie), Peaking Display, Subject Recognition in AF, Touch Focus, Touch Tracking, Touch Shutter, Touch AE, Vari-angle LCD screen, Custom function, Enlarge Menu Screen
Mass-storage / MTP
MULTI / MICRO USB TERMINAL
Yes (SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible)
WIRELESS LAN (BUILT-IN)
Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz band/5 GHz band))
Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.2 (2.4 GHz band))
HDMI micro connector (Type-D), 3840 x 2160 (59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 23.98p) / 1920 x 1080 (59.94p / 50p / 23.98p) / 1920 x 1080 (59.94i / 50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 10bit / RGB 8bit
MULTI INTERFACE SHOE
Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
REMOTE CONTROL (WIRELESS)
Yes (Bluetooth remote control)
FTP Transfer Func.(Wired LAN(USB-LAN), USB Tethering, Wi-Fi), Send to smartphone, Remote control via smartphone, PC Remote
- USB Streaming
VIDEO DATA FORMAT
3840 x 2160 (15p / 30p), 3840 x 2160 (12.5p / 25p), 1920 x 1080 (30p / 60p), 1920 x 1080 (25p / 50p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 1280 x 720 (25p)
AUDIO DATA FORMAT
LPCM 2ch (16bit 48 kHz)
- Lens Compensation
Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion, Breathing (Movie)
One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100
BATTERY LIFE (STILL IMAGES)
Approx. 490 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 530 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
BATTERY LIFE (MOVIE, ACTUAL RECORDING)
Approx. 95 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 100 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
BATTERY LIFE (MOVIE, CONTINUOUS RECORDING)
Approx. 155 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 155 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
INTERNAL BATTERY CHARGE
Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)
USB POWER SUPPLY
Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)
POWER CONSUMPTION WITH VIEWFINDER
Still images: Approx. 4.0 W (with FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens attached), Movies: Approx. 6.3 W (with FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens attached)
POWER CONSUMPTION WITH LCD SCREEN
Still images: Approx. 3.7 W (with FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens attached), Movies: Approx. 6.3 W (with FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens attached)
Approx. 430 g / Approx. 0 lb 15.2 oz
(W X H X D)
Approx. 124.0 x 71.1 x 63.4 mm, Approx. 124.0 x 71.1 x 58.6 mm (from grip to monitor)
Approx. 5 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches, Approx. 5 x 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches (from grip to monitor)
- Operating Temperature
0 - 40 ℃ / 32 - 104 °F