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The Top 5 Most Underrated Cameras For 2021

Every year, there are a few excellent new cameras that fly under the radar. These are the most underrated cameras for 2021 that deserve a second look.

Sony a7C

Top 5 Most Underrated Cameras For 2021: Sony a7C
Sony a7C

Small is beautiful. That’s the thinking behind the Sony Alpha 7C (aka the Sony a7C) which is one of the world’s smallest and lightest full frame cameras. Frustrated smartphone photographers should seriously take note: the Sony a7C could be the model that gets you to finally put down your fun but limited phone and enjoy the benefits of a full frame sensor in a camera that fits in your coat pocket. With a design that’s similar to Sony’s compact APC-sensor-based a6000 series of mirrorless cameras, the a7C offers the same 24.2MP full frame sensor and many of the shooting features in the larger, popular a7 III model. And while we don’t, often, recommend kit lenses, Sony is selling the petite a7C with the correspondingly compact FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens. The FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens weighs just 5.8 ounces and is just 4.5cm in length, when retracted, and just 6.4 cm wide at the front. Meanwhile, the a7C weighs just 17.9 ounces, without the lens, and is 20% smaller than the a7 III but still boasts a 3-inch, 921K dot side-opening vari-angle rear LCD screen and a 2.359-dot OLED electronic viewfinder on the left rear of the camera. It has a magnesium alloy body with dust and moisture resistance and offers 693-point focal plane phase detection AF covering 93% of the frame. Other standout features include five-axis IBIS, real-time Eye AF (for both humans and animals), up to 10 fps continuous shooting, and 4K video recording at 24p/30p with full pixel readout. Your smartphone certainly can’t do all of that.

Check the price of the Sony a7C at B&H.

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