- Unparalleled resolution in a compact and lightweight camera
- Dedicated AI Processor for advanced subject recognition and tracking
- Pixel Shift Multi Shooting responds to changing conditions
- Advanced 5-axis optical image stabilization with up to 7-steps of compensation
Sony presents the cutting-edge α7CR Mirrorless Camera, redefining your photographic expectations. This remarkable camera houses a class-leading Exmor R™ 61.0 MP full-frame sensor, akin to our acclaimed α7R V, all packed into a compact α7C series body, ensuring no detail goes unnoticed.
Unparalleled resolution in a compact and lightweight camera
Experience unparalleled resolution within this compact, lightweight device. The A7CR's full-frame image sensor boasts an impressive 61.0 effective megapixels. This back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, derived from the renowned α7R V, brings exceptional resolution to new horizons.
With a full-frame 61.0-megapixel Exmor R™ image sensor, revel in the benefits of noise reduction, gapless on-chip lenses, anti-reflection optical coating, and the removal of the optical low-pass filter. These innovations deliver superior resolution, sensitivity, minimal noise, and an expansive dynamic range.
The BIONZ XR™ processing engine powers this camera to achieve exceptional image quality. Minimizing processing latency while enhancing movie and image processing capabilities, it ensures lifelike gradations, true-to-life colors, minimal noise, and swift menu responses.
Dedicated AI Processor for advanced subject recognition and tracking
Equipped with a dedicated AI Processor, this camera offers Real-time Recognition, enhancing subject tracking accuracy. Whether it's humans or non-human subjects like animals, insects, or vehicles, this feature ensures precise and reliable Fast Hybrid AF subject acquisition and tracking across a wider area.
Advanced 5-axis optical image stabilization with up to 7-steps of compensation
Experience advanced 5-axis optical image stabilization with up to 7-steps of compensation, a boon for handheld shooting. The new stabilization algorithm provides precise control, harnessing the sensor's 61.0-megapixel resolution to reveal the finest subject details.
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting responds to changing conditions
Explore the possibilities of Pixel Shift Multi Shooting, which captures multiple pixel-shifted images using the in-body image stabilization system. These images are later composited on a PC, resulting in stunning resolution of up to approximately 240.8 million pixels.
For consistently accurate exposure and color reproduction, rely on the advanced AI processing unit. It ensures accurate white balance even in challenging lighting conditions, rendering skin tones, foliage, and materials with natural colors and lifelike gradations.
Mobility for advanced, high-performance movie recording
The α7CR excels in high-performance movie recording with 4K capture and 6.2K oversampling. Its mobility is perfect for gimbal or drone-mounted shooting. Features like S-Cinetone™, Log shooting, Real-time Tracking, and Active Mode image stabilization elevate your filmmaking capabilities.
Experience precise Active Mode image stabilization for handheld movie shooting, thanks to advanced gyro sensors and an optimized algorithm. This camera's capabilities are further enhanced when paired with compatible lenses.
The high-resolution XGA OLED electronic viewfinder with a 120fps display offers clarity even in bright sunlight. Its [High] frame rate ensures a smooth viewfinder image when tracking and shooting moving subjects.
The α7CR is compatible with more than 70 E-mount lenses, providing endless creative opportunities. Sony's optically advanced E-mount lenses include the G Master™ series for exceptional resolution and bokeh, as well as the G Lens™ series known for superb image quality and smooth bokeh.
Creative Look with 10 customizable presets to realize your vision
Unlock your creative vision with the Creative Look feature, offering 10 customizable presets for stills and movies. These presets can be used as-is or adjusted to fine-tune the mood of your content in-camera, eliminating the need for post-production editing.
Choose from various RAW file types, including HEIF and JPEG Light quality settings. Capture lossless RAW images for efficient post-processing and select from different image sizes to suit your needs. The new "Light" image quality setting provides smaller file sizes for easy sharing of JPEG and HEIF images.
Enjoy continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking at up to 8 fps with the mechanical shutter or 7 fps in silent shooting mode, capturing every moment in exquisite detail, with the power of the BIONZ XR engine supporting over 1000 JPEG images.
Log recording and LUT handling for powerful creative possibilities
For advanced movie recording and post-production, the α7CR offers in-camera 10-bit 4:2:2 recording. Log recording, LUT handling, and S-Cinetone™ provide versatile creative possibilities without the need for extensive post-processing.
Experience breathing compensation for movies, which eliminates focus breathing when shooting. The camera maintains a consistent angle of view through focus changes, ensuring stability. Post-production breathing compensation is also available in Catalyst Browse/Prepare software.
AI-based Auto Framing automatically adjusts framing to highlight your subject
Benefit from AI-based Auto Framing, which automatically adjusts framing when shooting movies, even when the camera is mounted on a tripod. This feature ensures accurate tracking, enhancing your filmmaking capabilities.
Create captivating in-camera time-lapse videos with customizable exposure intervals. Attach a compatible video light for shooting in low-light settings and capture unforgettable moments in stunning time-lapse sequences.
Wide-area, high-density autofocus with 693 phase detection AF points
The α7CR boasts a wide-area, high-density autofocus system with 693 phase detection AF points, covering approximately 79% of the image area. This ensures precise and rapid focus acquisition, even in challenging conditions.
Experience Tenacious Real-time Tracking, allowing you to focus on composition while the camera automatically tracks subjects. AI-based Human pose estimation enhances human eye recognition and tracks subjects with precision, even if they are partially obscured.
AI-based Human pose estimation for accurate subject recognition
The AI processing unit recognizes a wide range of subjects, from animals to vehicles, providing reliable recognition even in challenging scenarios. Whether it's the eyes of animals, heads of insects, or leading ends of vehicles, this camera delivers accurate autofocus.
Accurate autofocus is achieved in low-light conditions as dim as EV -4.0, thanks to the latest AF algorithms and Focus Priority mode. You can easily switch to manual focus mode when needed, even during AF-C or AF-S autofocus.
Experience Full-time Direct Manual Focus (DMF), allowing you to switch to manual focus instantly during stills with AF-C or AF-S autofocus. Focus bracketing lets you create images with incredible depth of focus, automatically shooting multiple images with shifted focus points.
Focus Map and Peaking display assist for shooting video
For video shooting, the Focus Map and Peaking display assist provide real-time visualization of depth of field and help you check auto and manual focus while recording.
Eliminate flicker from artificial lighting with the flicker suppression feature, ensuring your stills and videos are free from unwanted interference. You can fine-tune shutter speeds to match the pulsing frequency of light sources.
The α7CR offers a simple selection of recording modes with a new Still/Movie/S&Q dial, providing fast, independent selection. Its stable grip ensures comfortable handheld shooting, or you can attach the GP-X2 removable grip extension for extended sessions.
The side-opening vari-angle LCD monitor enhances shooting flexibility, offering creative options for handheld and gimbal-mounted shooting of stills and movies.
Enhanced shooting flexibility with vari-angle LCD monitor
Intuitive touch operations on the LCD panel allow quick changes to shooting modes and more. The improved menu structure ensures efficient access to frequently used settings, and the camera's Multi Interface (MI) shoe supports various high-performance microphones and flash units.
Durable magnesium alloy chassis with Dust and Moisture Resistant Design
Keep your sensor dust-free with the anti-dust system, which includes a charge protection coating and shutter closure when the camera is turned off. USB PD (Power Delivery) support enables fast in-camera battery charging, and the magnesium alloy chassis ensures durability.
The α7CR's dust and moisture-resistant design offers protection in challenging outdoor conditions. Enjoy easy and stable smartphone connectivity with Sony’s Creators’ App, enabling seamless image transfers and improved workflow.
Utilize as a 4K Webcam with internal recording
Stream high-quality live content via UVC/UAC with internal recording, or use fast Wi-Fi for PC tethering. Sony's Creators' Cloud platform supports creative work from shooting to production, offering advanced camera technology combined with cloud-based AI.
Sony's Alpha cameras are designed with accessibility features, including a screen reader function that reads text aloud on menu screens, making technology more inclusive and enjoyable for everyone.
|Camera Format||Full Frame|
|Lens Mount||Sony E-Mount|
|Image Sensor Type||Exmor R CMOS sensor|
|Image Sensor Size||35.7 x 23.8mm|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 62.5 MP|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 61.0 MP|
|ISO Sensitivity||100 to 51,200|
|Extended ISO Sensitivity||50 to 102,400|
|In-Body Image Stabilization||Yes, up to 7 Stops|
|File Format||RAW, JPEG, HEIF|
|Focus Type||Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)|
|Focus Modes||AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus|
|Focus Area||Wide / Zone / Center Fix / Spot / Expand Spot / Tracking|
|Autofocus Points||Photo: 693 Contrast and Phase Detection Points|
Video: 693 Phase Detection Points
|Autofocus Sensitivity||EV-4 to EV+20|
|Shutter Type||Mechanical shutter / Electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speed||Still images (Mechanical shutter): 1/4000 to 30 s, Bulb |
Still images (Electronic shutter): 1/8000 to 30 s
Movies: 1/8000 to 1s
|Continuous Shooting||Mechanical: |
Hi+: 8 fps
Hi+: 7 fps
|Buffer||RAW (Uncompressed): 36 frames |
RAW (Uncompressed) & JPEG: 32 frames
|Self Timer||10 sec. delay / 5 sec. delay / 2 sec. delay |
Continuous self-time / Bracketing self-timer
|Pixel Shift Multi Shooting||Yes|
|Flash modes||Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless, Hi-speed sync|
|Flash Sync. Speed||Mechanical Shutter: |
1/160 s (35 mm full frame), 1/200 s (APS-C)
|File Format||XAVC S / XAVC HS|
|Video Compression||XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 |
XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.265
|Video Quality and Frame Rates||XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit |
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/50/59.94 fps [50 to 200 Mb/s]
XAVC HS 4:2:0 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/50/59.94 fps [30 to 150 Mb/s]
XAVC S 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
XAVC S 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [60 to 150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [16 to 100 Mb/s]
XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [89 to 222 Mb/s]
|Slow & Quick Motion (S&Q)||NTSC mode: |
1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps
1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps
|Max Recording Time||Up to 120 mins in 4K|
|Picture Profile||Yes (Off / PP1-PP11) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, S-Cinetone, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset|
|Recording Sensor Crop||Crops by 1.2x in All Recording Modes|
|External Recording Quality and Frame Rates||4:2:2 8/10-Bit via HDMI |
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
|Monitor and Viewfinder|
|Monitor Type||Fully Articulating Touch LCD|
|Monitor Resolution||1,036,800 dots|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic Viewfinder (Quad-XGA OLED)|
|Viewfinder Resolution||2 359 296 dots|
|Diopter Adjustment||-4.0 to +3.0|
|Interface||HDMI D (Micro Size), USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1), 3.5mm Microphone, 3.5mm Headphone|
|Battery Life||Stills: Approx. 530 Shots |
Movies: up to 155 mins
|Battery Charger||Battery Charger BC-QZ1 (Optional)|
|AC Power||USB Type-C Terminal charging, NPA-MQZ1K (Optional)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||4.9 x 2.8 x 2.5" / 124 x 71.1 x 63.4 mm|
|Weight (with Battery and memory card)||1.14 lb / 514 g (With Battery, Recording Media) |
15.17 oz / 430 g (Body Only)
|Operating Environment||32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C|