When the A7c was released at first I did not get it. Specs were not Earth shattering. Why not just get an A7III I thought at first. But then as I looked at my A7II and a6000 at the time the form factor started to make sense. A7 line full frame performance in an a6000 sized and styled body actually sounded good. Throw in some of the features from recent Sony budget busters like a fully articulating screen and real time Eye AF in video along with a deeper burst buffer and trade happened.
Have not regretted the decision one bit since. This was further confirmed on a recent trip to NYC. I have written about the A7III and ZV-1 on this trip already, but the star of the trip was the A7c. A great all around-er. Passes with little notice perfect for candid shooting when a reasonable sized prime out front like the Rokinon/Samyang tiny lenses. Performs just fine and every bit the match of the A7III with a larger lens attached. To summarize the A7c in my typical “short version” fashion:
Most of the functionality of the A7III, with some video features of the A7sIII, in a package barely larger than an a6600.
In retrospect I could have saved myself a lot of trouble by only bringing this camera. Here are my favorite shots from the trip.