Sony a700 vs Sony a7C

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony a700 and Sony a7C. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Sony.

Sony a700 were released 2007 and Sony a7C was released 2020. That is a 13 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony a700 2007
Sony a7C 2020

Type of camera

Sony a700 is a DSLR camera while Sony a7C is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony a700 has a "Sony APS-C"-sensor while Sony a7C has a "Sony Full Frame"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Sony a700 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Sony a7C 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Sony)

Resolution

Sony a700 has a 12 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Sony a7C has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony a700 12 MP
12166656 pixels
4272 x 2848
Sony a7C 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Sony a7C has a 97 % larger resolution than Sony a700. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Sony a7C has a larger ISO-range than Sony a700. Sony a7C has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Sony a700 has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Sony a700 100-1600
Sony a7C 100-51200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Sony a700
Lens compatibility chart for Sony a7C

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony a700 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Sony a7C can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony a700 5
Sony a7C 10

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Sony a7C. Sadly, the Sony a700 does not support this.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Sony a700 weighs 768 gr (equal to 1.69 lb) which is 51% heavier than Sony a7C and its 509 gr (or 1.12 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony a700 768 gr
1.69 lb
Sony a7C 509 gr
1.12 lb

Sony a700 vs Sony a7C Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony a700 and Sony a7C, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Sony a700
Sony a7C
Name Sony a700 Sony a7C
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Release Date and Price
Sony a700
Sony a7C
Release Year 2007 2020
Release Date 2007-09-06 2020-09-15
MSRP 1399 USD 1799 USD
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Camera Type
Sony a700
Sony a7C
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Sony a700
Sony a7C
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm) Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Resolution 4272 x 2848 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 12 MP 24 MP
Image Processor Bionz BIONZ X
Image
Sony a700
Sony a7C
ISO Range 100 - 1600 100 - 51200
White Balance Presets 7 7
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor-Shift)
Yes
(Sensor-Shift (5-axis))
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 5 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony a700
Sony a7C
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 11 693
Lens Mount Sony A

See Compatible Lenses
Sony E

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Sony a700
Sony a7C
Articulated LCD N/A Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 920000 921600
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type N/A TFT LCD
Live view No Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.9 (0.6 35mm equiv.) 0.59x
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 2360000
Photography features
Sony a700
Sony a7C
Frames per second 5 fps 10 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Average
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony a700
Sony a7C
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A MPEG4
H.264
XAVC-S
Video resolution N/A 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Storage
Sony a700
Sony a7C
Memory Card Compact Flash
Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony a700
Sony a7C
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No Yes
Wireless No Yes
Built-in (802.11ac (dual-band) + Bluetooth + NFC)
Remote Control Yes (Wire (Optional)) Yes (via smartphone or Bluetooth)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Sony a700
Sony a7C
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion (NP-FM500H) & charger
NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 650 shots 740 shots
Width 142 mm 124 mm
Height 105 mm 71 mm
Depth 80 mm 60 mm
Weight 768 gram 509 gram