α7C II

Compact Size,
Versatile Full-frame Power
ALL INTERCHANGEABLE LENS CAMERAS

α7C II compact full-frame camera

ILCE-7CM2
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Body Only|silverblack

Starting at

$2,688.00

for Body Only model

(AUD inc. GST)

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For stills, movies, and the creator in you

Compact and lightweight, the α7C II is the full-frame camera that serious creators have been waiting for. Packed with cutting-edge capture technology for both stills and movies, it's the essential tool for capturing the world the way you want to.

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α7C II Photo Gallery
Big vision wherever you go
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Full-frame CMOS image sensor with 33.0 effective megapixels

Delivering outstanding performance and excellent image quality for both stills and movies, the α7C II's new 33.0 megapixel Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor provides high-speed readout, high sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 51200, low noise, and highly accurate colour reproduction.

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Advanced BIONZ XR™ engine

The advanced BIONZ XR processing engine delivers up to eight times more processing power than its predecessor. It minimises processing latency while boosting movie and still image processing power, achieving natural gradations, realistic colour, low noise, superior image quality and fast menu response.

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Consistently accurate exposure and colour

Employing the latest processing engine combined with an advanced AE algorithm, the α7C II can detect the skin area of faces and adjust exposure accordingly for both stills and movies. It achieves consistent exposure control even in challenging shooting conditions when the subject is backlit, in shadows or direct sunlight, or not directly facing the camera.

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Realise your vision with Creative Look

Set the visual mood with Creative Look, which offers 10 customisable presets so you can capture the world the way you want. Either use the presets as they are or adjust eight parameters, including contrast, saturation, and shadows, to create shareable stills and movies in-camera without the need for post-production editing.

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Selectable RAW image sizes and quality

Lossless RAW image compression provides efficient compression for smaller file sizes with no loss in image quality, enabling the camera to shoot up to 27 frames in continuous bursts. There are three lossless-compression image sizes (S/M/L) to suit any application, and a Light image quality selection that generates less data is provided for JPEG and HEIF images.

Advanced optical 5-axis image stabilisation

Enjoy even more stable handheld shooting for stills, thanks to the α7C II’s high-precision image stabilisation unit, advanced gyro sensors, and optimised image stabilisation algorithms that effectively correct 7.0-steps of camera shake. Compatible lenses with built-in image stabilisation combine with improved synchronisation between the body and lens to make framing easier even at telephoto focal lengths that can otherwise cause a large amount of blur. 

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[1] Yaw [2] Roll [3] Pitch

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More than 70 E-mount lenses offer boundless creativity

The α7C II is compatible with Sony's extensive lineup of optically advanced E-mount lenses, including the G Master™ series that blends breathtaking resolution with exquisite bokeh, and the G Lens™ series with excellent image quality and smooth bokeh. Compact and lightweight, these lenses offer a wide range of photographic and videographic applications.

High performance movie making
The technology to bring your creative vision to life

Enjoy high-quality movie recording capabilities no matter when or where you're shooting. The α7C II offers 4K 60p/50p movie capture, S-Cinetone™ for a cinematic look straight out of the camera, and Log shooting for flexible post processing, all within a remarkably compact, lightweight body that's compatible with gimbal or drone-mounted shooting.

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Outstanding 4K movie recording up to 60p/50p

The α7C II offers 4K 60p/50p movie capture with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, taking advantage of the latest BIONZ XR processing engine and its wide dynamic range to produce exceptionally smooth images of fast-moving subjects. When recording 4K movies at 30p, full-frame 7K oversampling delivers 4K with enhanced clarity and detail.

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S-Cinetone™ to easily create a cinematic look

Utilising the same colour science from Sony's highly regarded Cinema Line, S-Cinetone delivers natural mid-tones that are essential to healthy-looking skin tones, plus soft colours and gorgeous highlights.

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Advanced movie recording for simpler post-production

In-camera 10-bit 4:2:2 recording is available when using Long GOP or All-Intra compression, making it possible to colour grade for fuller, more natural gradations while generally providing greater editing freedom.

Log recording for powerful creative possibilities

The α7C II boasts an S-Log3 gamma curve that emphasises gradation characteristics from shadows to mid-grey (18% grey), achieving 14+ stops of latitude. S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine colour gamut settings are also provided. You can apply a custom LUT (Look Up Table) with a Log gamma curve to preview how the footage will look in post-production, or to even record footage conveniently with a PP LUT already applied.

Active Mode image stabilisation supports handheld movie shooting

Active Mode provides enhanced image stabilisation for handheld shooting. A precision image stabilisation unit, advanced gyro sensors, and an optimised image stabilisation algorithm work together for exceedingly smooth, stable movie footage. In addition to this in-body stabilisation, compatible lenses with their own built-in image stabilisation coordinate with the camera body for highly effective control, enabling handheld telephoto shots with greater clarity.

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Example image of a woman in the background in focus and a man close to the camera in the foreground out of focus
Stay focused with Real-time Tracking

Select a subject and let Real-time Tracking do the work for you — the camera automatically detects and tracks the subject, keeping the focus with a high level of accuracy.

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Breathing compensation for consistent angle of view

With the breathing compensation function turned on, the α7C II employs Sony's original Clear Image Zoom technology to suppress focus breathing, allowing you to shoot movies with more stable images. Breathing metadata can also be used with the advanced breathing compensation capabilities of the latest Catalyst Browse/Prepare Plugin software during post-production.

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Metadata facilitates editing workflow

Metadata embedded in recorded footage can be used by Sony's Catalyst Browse/Prepare/Prepare Plugin software, significantly speeding up post-production. Shot marks can be easily added to clips during or after recording to mark favourite scenes, allowing you to quickly locate them during playback in the camera or editing with compatible software.

Smarter, faster AF
AI processing unit for advanced subject recognition

The α7C II is equipped with an AI processing unit specifically dedicated to processing significant amounts of data, enabling more accurate recognition of subjects and recognition of a wider range of subject types.

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Human pose estimation for accurate subject recognition

With its innovative AI processing unit, the α7C II can accurately recognise human movement, achieving significant improvement in human eye recognition. Its human pose estimation technology uses a skeleton-based model, enabling it to recognise not just eyes, but also body and head positions with high precision, so it can even lock onto and track a subject facing away from the camera or with their face partially obscured.

Reliable recognition of a wider range of subjects

The α7C II features a powerful AI processing unit, capable of human, animal, bird, insect, car/train and airplane recognition. Animal recognition now recognises the eyes of some grazing and small animals, in addition to the eyes and heads of dogs, cats and similarly featured animals. It can even recognise these animals when their eyes are obscured from view. The camera also comes with bird recognition, enabling it to pinpoint the eyes of a variety of bird types as well as recognising birds' heads and bodies.

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Tenacious Real-time Tracking

The α7C II boasts greatly improved AI-based subject recognition, offering higher tracking reliability in a wider range of shooting situations. Specify a subject and half-press the shutter button to get the camera to start tracking, leaving you free to concentrate on framing and composition.

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AI-based Auto Framing for movies

Using AI-based subject recognition technology, the Auto Framing feature automatically crops for optimum framing when shooting movies. Even when the camera is mounted on a tripod, the framing is continually adjusted so that the recorded footage looks like the subject was being followed by a camera operator. Accurate tracking is possible even when the camera is being operated remotely via the Creators' App on a smartphone.

Shooting responsibly when using face registration

The face registration feature involves the use of biometric data. You are responsible for your collection and use of such data, and compliance with applicable local law. For more details, please visit the website below.

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Wide-area, high-density AF is faster and more precise

The α7C II uses up to 759 phase detection points in a high-density array that cover approximately 94% of the image area when shooting stills, enabling it to recognise the subject even when they only occupy a small area of the frame.

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Accurate AF in low EV -4.0 light

Equipped with the latest AF algorithms, the α7C II achieves high AF precision down to light levels as low as EV -4.0 in AF-S mode (ISO 100 equivalent, F2.0 lens). It also includes a Focus Priority mode that provides more reliable AF in low light or when using smaller apertures.

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Continuous still shooting at up to 10 fps with AF/AE tracking

The α7C II's mechanical and electronic shutters allow continuous shooting at up to 10 fps, or up to 8 fps in live view mode, making it easier to capture the most photogenic moments and expressions with moving subjects.

Designed for ease of use
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High dot-density electronic viewfinder for clear display

A 2.36 million-dot (approx.) XGA OLED electronic viewfinder with 0.70x magnification delivers high resolution and contrast for bright, clear viewing, even in bright sunlight. The finder frame rate can be set to [High] (120 fps), twice the normal frame rate, for a smooth viewfinder image with minimal display motion blur when tracking and shooting moving subjects.

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Intuitive touch control menus

Simply swipe in from the left or right edge of the shooting display to reveal touch icons that allow quick changes to the shooting mode and more. You can now long-press menu items to register them to My Menu for quick access as needed, making the camera even more easily customisable.

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Stable grip for handheld shooting

The α7C II is designed to give you a secure, stable and comfortable hold. Or attach a newly-developed removable grip extension (sold separately) for maximum comfort and minimum fatigue during long shooting sessions.

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Smooth and simple operation

The α7C II features a new Still/Movie/S&Q dial, allowing fast, independent selection. It's conveniently located next to the mode dial, which can then be used to easily select the exposure mode and other key settings for each shooting mode.

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Vari-angle monitor for framing flexibility

A side-opening vari-angle monitor provides easier positioning and framing freedom for handheld and gimbal-mounted shooting, or for very low ground-level shots, giving you a wealth of creative options.

Image sensor anti-dust system

The camera is equipped with an anti-dust system through a charge protection coating on its optical filter and an image sensor shift mechanism. There's also a [Shutter When Power Off] function that closes the shutter when the camera's power is turned off, protecting the image sensor from dust and particles while changing lenses.

Durable magnesium alloy chassis

Built for reliability in professional working environments, the α7C II is protected by a lightweight, high-rigidity magnesium alloy used for the top cover, front cover and rear cover.

Dust and moisture resistant design

The α7C II is well sealed at critical buttons and dials, and interlocking body seams add double protection, providing excellent resistance to dust and moisture in challenging outdoor conditions.

Broad connectivity
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Stable smartphone connectivity

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 a different app is launched. Workflow from shooting to sharing has been notably improved overall.

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Stream top-quality live content

Connected to a personal computer or smartphone via USB, the α7C II can function as a 4K (2160p) webcam. Large-aperture lenses, narrow depth of field, and bokeh can be used to create striking images, and advanced AF functions such as Eye AF support online meetings and live streaming events.

Creators' Cloud platform

Creators' Cloud is a platform that supports creative work from shooting to production by combining advanced Sony camera technology with cloud-based AI. It's also a place for discovery and collaboration with other creators around the world. Explore web, mobile, and PC-based apps that provide efficient solutions for integrating cameras with shooting and production apps and services.

Environmentally-minded
Sony's Road to Zero Plan

Sony's 2010 "Road to Zero" environmental plan has a zero environmental footprint as its goal, with our Green Management 2025 plan defining intermediate targets. Measures have been taken to reduce the environmental footprint of the α7C II at every stage of its life cycle, from product development through supply chain, production, and packaging.

Recycled materials in cameras and digital camera products

Only recyclable resources are used in our repeatedly recyclable, durable, high quality SORPLAS™ material. SORPLAS and other recyclable materials are used in camera bodies as much as possible, reducing stress on the environment without compromising performance or functionality in any way.

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Accessible technology on α cameras

Sony's α cameras are equipped with a number of accessibility features so that as many people as possible can utilise and enjoy our technology. For example, the Screen Reader function reads text on the menu screens aloud, with volume and reading speed adjustable as needed. Also, Enlarge Screen function allows the text in the Menu display to be enlarged to 1.5, 2.0, or 2.5 times in its size.

Specifications & Features

Weighing just 514 grams (1 lb 2.2 oz), the full-frame α7C II offers impressive portability and manoeuvrability with exceptional performance. Featuring a state of the art 33.0-effective-megapixel image sensor that can record up to 4K 60p/50p movies as well as capture high-quality stills, it’s the essential tool for hybrid shooters.
  • 33.0-megapixel full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor and BIONZ XR processing engine

  • Cutting-edge technologies for creative movie production, including 4K 60p and S-Log3

  • Innovative AI processing unit for more accurate subject recognition

  • Advanced optical 5-axis in-body image stabilisation achieves 7.0-step performance

  • Lightweight body with vari-angle monitor for shooting flexibility and manoeuvrability

SENSOR TYPE
35mm full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
ISO SENSITIVITY
Still images: ISO 100 - 51200 (expandable to ISO 50 - 204800), AUTO (ISO 100 - 12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100 - 51200 equivalent (expandable to ISO 100 - 102400), AUTO (ISO 100 - 12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 530 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 560 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Monitor Type
7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT
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