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Sony A7CR Mirrorless Camera Body Silver

Sony A7CR Mirrorless Camera Body Silver

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The Sony A7CR Mirrorless Camera Body Silver combines state-of-the-art AI autofocus from a dedicated AF processor, with a 61 megapixel sensor and high-speed image processor in a compact full-frame body.

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  • Ultra-high resolution capabilities with impeccable image quality from a compact and portable camera design
  • State-of-the-art 61MP sensor with high-speed processor and dedicated AI processor for impressive speeds and realtime subject tracking
  • Up to 7-stops in-body stabilisation, pixel shift multi shot for handheld shooting in low light and even higher resolution images
  • Natural colour and skin tone rendition with wide dynamic range well suited to portraits, street and landscape photography
  • Ergonomic body design, which features a vari-angle touchscreen and new menus, XGA OLED viewfinder and intuitive control layout
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Sony A7CR Mirrorless Camera Body Silver Summary

Arriving with capabilities for creators who prioritise the highest image quality, the Sony A7CR Mirrorless Camera Body Silver blends advanced features from a flagship Alpha camera into a compact C-series model. Thanks to its capabilities, the A7CR is ideal for high-end portraits, street photography and landscapes, amongst other subjects, where the ultra-portable system lets you focus on your subject, while achieving superior image quality and accurate colour rendition.

Driven by a 61-megapixel Exmor R full-frame CMOS sensor, BIONZ XR image processor, and dedicated AI processing unit, the full-frame Sony mirrorless camera inherits components from the A7R V, albeit within a far more portable body. These technologies combine to produce high-resolution images with refined colours and precise real-time recognition AF, courtesy of AI-driven subject detection and tracking, which also caters for a broader range of subjects, as well as human ‘pose estimation’.

The camera body mirrors the standard resolution Sony A7C II Camera Silver, offering an improved user experience with a new menu layout, vari-angle LCD touchscreen, and enhanced grip. While the A7CR concentrates on stills image quality and resolution, Sony ensures that it also caters to hybrid creators, delivering 4K 60p full-frame recording with a 1.2x crop, along with 4K 30p in 4:2:2 10-bit Super 35. New video tools like Creative Looks, S-Log3, S-Cinetone profile, breathing compensation, AF Assist, and Focus Mapping enhance the video capabilities.

Key Sony A7CR Features

  • 61 megapixel Exmor R full-frame CMOS sensor, from the A7R V
  • BIONZ XR image processor for 8x faster processing than previous camera
  • Dedicated AI processing unit with powerful subject recognition and tracking
  • 693-point phase-detection AF covers 79% of the sensor area
  • 5-axis in-body stabilisation with up to 7-stops compensation
  • Burst at up to 8fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking
  • Selectable image quality with Lossless RAW, HEIFF and Pixel Shift Multi Shot
  • Large buffer for longer bursts at up to 1000 JPEG fine and 36 RAW images
  • Record 4K 60p full-frame video (1.2x crop) with full pixel readout and 4K 30p in 4:2:2 10-bit Super 35
  • 16-bit RAW output to an external video recorder via HDMI
  • S-Cinetone, Creative Looks and Monitor LUTs
  • Excellent low light performance and wide dynamic range
  • Active mode stabilisation
  • Updated ergonomics with new dials, improved grip and great battery life
  • Vari-angle LCD with touchscreen control and a more intuitive interface
  • Magnesium alloy parts and weather sealing
  • Includes extension grip

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Sony A7CR Mirrorless Camera Body Silver in More Detail

High-resolution in a compact camera

This full-frame mirrorless camera houses Sony’s 61 megapixel Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor, which offers significantly higher resolution than virtually any 35mm camera on the market. The sensor has more than double the surface area compared to an APS-C camera, which provides a wider angle of view and shallower depth of field.

This is ideal for subject-driven content, which can include portraits, street photography, architecture and of course landscape photography, where high-resolution is deemed especially advantageous.

One of the key benefits of having so much resolution available is the ability to crop your images and still maintain large sizes for web and print.

The 61MP sensor enables you to capture outstanding detail in 3:2 format JPEG, HEIF and RAW, with new selectable image quality for reducing RAW file sizes. The camera also combines the power of the BIONZ XR processor with a dedicated AI processing unit, which render more accurate colours and skin tones, graduations, dynamic range, and overall enhanced image quality.

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BIONZ XR image processing engine

With updated resolution comes greater processing capacity, which is handled by Sony’s advanced BIONZ XR image processing engine. This is a tried-and-tested solution found in flagship cameras across the line-up and delivers high-end performance, with up to 8x the processing performance of the previous model’s BIONZ X.

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Real-time Subject Recognition AF from an AI Processing Unit

A dedicated AI processor harnesses state-of-the-art artificial intelligence in order to recognise a wide range of subjects, human poses, vehicles and insects, and accurately track them across the frame. This dramatically improved AF performance, with more tenacious tracking, as well as providing improved auto white balance and colour rendering of skin tones.

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Human pose estimation

Among the benefits which the AI processor brings is subject form data, which recognises movement. This provides an improvement in human eye recognition accuracy, as well as adding human pose estimation, to precisely recognise the subject’s eyes, as well as their body and head position. The result is the ability to lock onto and track a subject, even when they are facing away from the camera, wearing a mask, or glasses for example.

Advanced subject tracking

For both stills and video, as well as human eye, head, body and poses, the Sony A7CR recognises animals and birds, insects, cars, trains and airplanes. Heads and bodies are now recognised for Animal, and Bird settings too, which improves the hit-rate for your photos and accurately tracks subjects when recording videos.

Thanks to additional new subjects, enhanced tracking and wider sensor AF coverage, you can concentrate on framing your shot and capturing emotive images, without worrying so much about tracking.

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Wide AF coverage with excellent lowlight

A series of upgrades help you come away from any situation with great results, which include:

  • 693 phase-detection AF points
  • Focusing in lower light, with -4EV (vs -3EV)
  • Full time DMF in AF-C or AF-S, for manual focus override whenever required
  • Focus bracket with up to 299 images

Natural skin tones and consistent colour

Alongside improved auto white balance, creators gain more accurate skin tones when shooting human subjects with the updated A7CR. Natural, healthy-looking colours are consistently and accurately achieved, with features such as smooth skin toning applied during live-streaming, contributing to all-round improved image quality.

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting

The A7CR Pixel Shift Multi Shooting feature takes advantage of the in-body image stabilisation system in order to generate up to 16 pixel-shifted images, which are captured and later composited (with your computer). This achieves incredibly high resolution in a single image for bill-board sized prints and posters. This feature has been developed to compensate for movement in the scene, and movements down to single-pixel level can be detected and compensated for during compositing on the PC.

Creative looks

Creative looks allows you to get more out of the camera by applying automatic processing in keeping with the mood or look which you’re going for. The A7CR camera includes unique presets, and skin tones in stills and movies can be enhanced with AE (automatic exposure), which detects the skin area and controls exposure accordingly.

By changing various image parameters such as tone, saturation, contrast, sharpness and brightness, the same subject can be given different styles or looks. For additional control, you can also fine-tune various characteristics and render your own unique style.

Selectable image quality

The Sony A7CR mirrorless camera joins other models in Sony’s range by introducing Lossless Compressed RAW. You can select S/M/L for HEIF format, and HLG photo mode. Another advantage which this model has over its predecessor is high-frequency flicker-free shooting, whereby the variable shutter reduces the impact of flickering automatically. This can occur when ambient artificial lighting is present, or you need to compensate when shooting with LED lighting.

5-axis optical image stabilisation

Within the A7CR lies a high-precision stabilisation unit and gyro sensors, which work together with upgraded image-stabilisation algorithms to provide up to 7-stops of shake compensation. This provides exceptional handholding capabilities with far longer shutter speeds, as well as low light prowess and the ability to capture a greater variety of shots without relying on a tripod quite as often.

High sensitivity and wide dynamic range

Shoot stills and movies with the A7CR at a native ISO 100-32,000, which is expandable to ISO 50-102,400 for stills.

Fast burst shooting

Along with high resolution and image quality, comes fast continuous burst shooting at up to 8fps, with autofocus and automatic exposure (AF/AE).

When burst shooting you can keep up with fast-paced action and capture more images too, thanks to improved buffer memory for over 1000 shots in Fine JPEG, 36 RAW files and 32 RAW and JPEGs combined.

Support for focus while recording video

Thanks to the AI processing unit, real time recognition AF and tracking for video are supported in the Sony A7CR camera. You can even maintain subject tracking while using Clear Image Zoom or the digital zoom function, so your subject stays sharp more of the time.

693 phase detection points cover 79% of the sensor vertically and 86% horizontally for wide and high-density AF.

High quality video recording from a compact body

Video quality has been significantly upgraded in this generation camera and the A7CR allows you to record full-frame 4K 30p in 6.2K oversampling in Super 35mm format (APS-C), with full pixel readout at 4K 60p in full-frame with binning at 1.2x crop.

For slow motion effects you can also capture 120p high frame rates in Full HD, which allows you to create expressive slow motion scenes in your films.

XAVC S-I and XAVC HS are provided along with S­-Cinetone, Creative Looks and Log recording with LUTs, monitor LUT/lmport LUT and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), with 4:2:2 10-bit.

Video features

Sony has introduced a series of features to aid with video content, solo productions and hybrid content creation for any channel. These include:

  1. Auto-framing, where the camera recognises the position of your subject within the frame, in order to automatically crop around the body edges. You can even keep your subject in a fixed position within the frame, even while you’re walking alongside and moving erratically.
  2. In-camera time-lapse can be created showing the passing of time, which is all handled in the A7CR body.
  3. Improved 4-channel audio and wind noise reduction, with volume control while an external analogue video mic is attached.
  4. Active mode stabilisation, which doesn’t impact video quality
  5. Advanced movie support features include:
  • AF assist
  • Focus map
  • Breathing compensation
  • Focus peaking during AF
  • REC display emphasis
  • Shot Mark
  • Shockless WB
  • Image stabilisation metadata

MI Shoe (digital audio interface)

With the addition of Sony’s digital audio interface you can record up to four channel audio with the latest cable-free, battery-free and space-saving microphones, XLR adapter, and utilise MI shoe compatible Sony fit flashguns.

Compact body with great ergonomics

On the exterior of the Sony A7CR mirrorless camera body you’ll find a 2.36 million dot XGA OLED viewfinder with approx. 0.70x magnification and 60fps or 120fps display options.

A vari-angle touchscreen LCD gives you greater shooting freedom withe a large 3-inch screen and new menus join the C-series camera, which offer more intuitive control, such as swipe access, touch and menu control, operation during playback and more.

The body itself features an improved grip for better hold of the camera body, and includes the Sony A7CR and A7CR Extension Grip for the ultimate handling. Operation is significantly easier now thanks to a new front dial button, another C button and a switch for Stills/Movies/S&Q dial.

Power management has also been updated, with the camera supporting the powerful Sony NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Battery for improved battery performance. USB-PD charging support and USB-C super speed 5Gbps is also available.

Robust and reliable build quality

Despite being the smallest interchangeable camera in the range, the Sony A7CR features a dust and moisture resistant design, and magnesium alloy parts for rigidity and durability. This ensures outdoor photographers are able to continue shooting during inclement and challenging conditions.

E-mount lenses for every situation

A huge range of Sony mirrorless lenses is available to choose from, which cater to every style of photography and video content creation. Options span fixed focal width primes with wide apertures for low light, versatile zoom lenses for distant subjects, and specialist Sony cine lenses for moviemaking.

Using native E mount lenses provides a number of benefits, such as fast native autofocus with Face and Eye detection compatibility, image stabilisation and iris control, as well as breathing compensation compatibility with the A7CR camera. Sony even released a new generation 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens alongside the body, which is smaller, lighter and offers enhanced image quality over the original.

What’s in the box

  • Sony A7CR Mirrorless Camera Body Silver
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Grip extension
  • External Battery charger NOT INCLUDED

Sony A7CR Image Samples

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Sony A7CR with Sony FE 50mm F/1.4 GM Lens. Exposure: 1/1250sec. f/1.4. ISO 100

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Sony A7CR with Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II @35mm. Exposure: 1/1600sec. f/5.6. ISO 800

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Sony A7CR with Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II @35mm. Exposure: 1/1600sec. f/5.6. ISO 800

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Sony A7CR with Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II @35mm. Exposure: 1/500sec. f/8. ISO 320

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Sony A7CR with Sony FE 70-200mm F/4 G OSS II lens @200mm (cropped). Exposure: 1/200sec. f/4. ISO 1600

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Model: Sony A7CR
AE Bracketing: N/A
Autofocus Modes: N/A
Articulated Screen: N/A
Aperture priority: Yes
Battery: N/A
Built-in flash: N/A
Battery Life (CIPA): 520
Camera CIPA image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Continuous drive (fps): 8
Custom white balance: Yes
Digital zoom: Yes
Effective pixels (megapixels): 60
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Exposure compensation: N/A
External flash: Yes
Flash range (metres): N/A
Focal length (equiv.): N/A
Focal length multiplier: 1
Flash modes: N/A
GPS: N/A
HDMI Port: N/A
Headphone port: Yes
Height (mm): 71
Length (mm): N/A
Width (mm): 124
Weight (g): N/A
Weight (inc. batteries) (g): 515
Image ratio w:h: N/A
Camera Image stabilization: N/A
ISO: Auto, ISO 100 - 32000 (expands to 50 - 102400)
JPEG quality levels: Extra fine, fine, standard, light
Live view: Yes
Camera Lens mount: N/A
Manual exposure mode: Yes
Maximum shutter speed (electronic): N/A
Maximum ISO: 32000
Maximum ISO (boosted): 102800
Max resolution: N/A
Maximum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Maximum aperture: N/A
Manual focus: Yes
Microphone: N/A
Microphone port: Yes
Camera Minimum focus distance (cm): N/A
Minimum ISO: 100
Minimum ISO (boosted): 50
Minimum macro focus distance (cm): N/A
Minimum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Metering modes: N/A
Number of focus points: 693
Number of white balance presets: 9
Optical zoom multiplier: N/A
Orientation sensor: Yes
Other resolutions: N/A
Processor: BIONZ XR
Remote control: N/A
Screen dots: 1030000
Screen size: N/A
Screen type: N/A
Self-timer: Yes
Shutter priority: Yes
Speaker: N/A
Sensor photo detectors (megapixels): 63
Sensor size: N/A
Sensor type: N/A
Storage types: N/A
Subject / scene modes: N/A
Timelapse recording: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
Camera Type: N/A
Uncompressed format: N/A
Camera USB: N/A
USB charging: N/A
Viewfinder coverage: N/A
Viewfinder magnification: N/A
Viewfinder resolution: 2359296
Viewfinder type: N/A
Video formats: N/A
Video Mode Categories: N/A
Video Modes: N/A
WB Bracketing: Yes
Wireless: N/A
Notes: N/A

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Our Verdict

When you need a combination of high resolution, high image quality and the utmost portability, look no further than the Sony A7CR Mirrorless Camera Body Silver. This unexpected camera is the smallest and lightest full-frame model in Sony’s range, managing to combine a 61MP sensor, the latest processor and a dedicated AI processor all into a body weighing around 515g (with battery and card).

All of its core components have been tried and tested in the award winning A7R V, showing not only incredible detail for large images and endless crop ability, but improved WB accuracy, natural skin tones and an even larger Pixel Shift Multi Shot feature with real-world compensation for movement.

Low light performance is exceptional, with a wide ISO range, 7-stop in-body stabilisation system and more, which helps photographers achieve great results in a variety of lighting conditions. It’s perhaps the dedicated AF processor, which contributes most significantly to state-of-the-art AF capabilities, thanks to delivering deep learning realtime subject recognition and tracking.

This feature ensures you can track and focus on your subject as it moves around looks away and moves quickly around the frame, freeing you up to concentrate on the composition and overall scene in front of you. Results are spectacular, and the A7CR recognises a wider variety of subjects, whilst tracking them with impressive tenacity.

Despite its photo-centric capabilities, the A7CR is also a competent hybrid camera and records video which harnesses the full-frame sensor in a variety of formats and colour profiles. You can also utilise a range of new movie features, all designed to capture the best possible content for your audience.

Remember that you can get a quick quote and enjoy our hassle-free process to trade-in your camera or other unwanted equipment, and use the cash to offset against this model from Sony.

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Our used products are subject to wear and tear in comparison to brand new products. This also applies to accessories that are supplied with the camera including batteries which may have a lower optimum performance level/life expectancy.

  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging and accessories. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order. Lenses are optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements and optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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