Sony Alpha ILCE-7C/7CL in Stock on Amazon India | Lowest Price, Specs

Sony India has launched Sony Alpha ILCE-7C Mirrorless Camera in India online. It has an MRP launch price of Rs 167,990 – Rs 196,990. The current lowest price for Sony Alpha 7C Body only ( ILCE-7C ) online is Rs 1,47,990 on Amazon.in ( Feb 2021 Price ). You can also buy this with 28-60mm Zoom kit Lens ( ILCE-7CL ) at a price of 1,73,290. This camera is available in two different color options – Black and Silver. Check out the current lowest price on Amazon.in here.

Sony Alpha 7C is a compact mirrorless camera and features the same 24.2MP sensor we saw on the A7M3 camera launched a while back. Instead of using an A7 Series body, Sony is using an A6000 Series style body on this camera making it one of the smallest Full-frame cameras you can buy in the market today.

Since this has the same sensor as the A7M3, you can get excellent image quality out of this body. It boasts a total of 693 phase-detection AF points in Full frame mode, that covers approx. 93% of the image area offering fast and accurate AF. Sony’s smart AI-based Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF ( for Humans and Animals ) features are available as well.

Sony’s older bodies use NP-FW50 batteries which weren’t that good for continuous long hours of shooting. The A7C uses the newer NP-FZ100 battery which gives much battery life than the older Sony cameras.

A7C can shoot 4K videos ( up to 30fps ) as well as Full HD videos ( up to 120fps slow-mo ). Unlike older Sony bodies, you can slide out the monitor LCD and tilt in different angles, even facing you to take vlog-style videos and selfies.

GoPro HERO9 Black Holiday Bundle listed on Amazon India

GoPro HERO9 Black Holiday Bundle is now available in India online. It will go on sale on Amazon.in during the Great Republic Day 2021 Sale from Jan 20-23. The official price is yet to be announced, however, you will be able to get this on a launch offer price during the sale. ( check here )

GoPro HERO9 Black Holiday Bundle March 2021 Price in India: Rs 49,999

GoPro HERO9 Black Holiday Bundle comes with some extra accessories, which when you buy individually would cost you more than the price of the bundle.

With the Holiday Bundle, you can get GoPro Hero 9 Black Camera, The Handler (Floating Hand Grip), Magnetic Swivel Clip, Spare Battery, 32GB SD Card and Camera Case.

HERO9 Black is the latest Action camera from the GoPro featuring a new Dual-screen design. While the older models came with 12MP sensors, the newer Hero 9 can take 20MP photos and supports video recordings up to 5K @ 30fps for better quality. It is powered by a 1720mAh Lithium-Ion and offers 30% more battery life than the previous generation model.

GoPro Hero 9 Black has an MRP price of Rs 49,500. The current lowest price is Rs 38,100 ( Jan 17, 2021 Price ).

Sony A7II – is it worth buying in 2020?

Sony Alpha A7II ( ILCE-7M2K/BQ IN5 ) now sells for a much lower price in India online. During the Big Billion Days 2020 sale on Flipkart, it was available for the lowest ever Deal price of Rs 69,999 ( regular selling price is Rs 84,999 ). This is currently the cheapest Full Frame Mirrorless Camera you can buy in India.

This camera has been out for a while now. Sony A7II was launched way back in 2014 and has the same 24MP sensor as the original A7. It is a Full Frame camera and supports E-mount lenses.

Sony A7II – Is it worth buying in 2020 ? Is it better than Sony Alpha A6500 / A6600 ?

There are some Pros and Cons. The main advantage the A7II has over A6000 Series of cameras like A6600, A6500, A6100, etc is the Full Frame Sensor inside. Even though it’s an old sensor, image quality is still good enough, and you get that Full Frame look – better bokeh aka shallow depth of field than the crop sensor A6600 like cameras.

The newer Sony Cameras on the other hand have much better Auto Focus, Eye AF tracking, Fast burst rates, and far better Video recording capabilities.

Which has the better image quality ? A6600 or A7II ?

In General, a Full-Frame Sensor offers better overall image quality and much better performance in low light. However, the A7II sensor is quite old now. 6 years is a long time in the tech industry. The newer sensors with newer tech on the A6600 / A6500 cameras are now on par with the Full Frame sensor on the A7II. In some areas, A7II has a slight edge, offering better color rendition and sharpness. Check out the DPReview comparison tool to see how much close these cameras are in terms of image quality.

Why did i buy A7II over A6600 / A6500 / A6400 etc

During the Flipkart sale, I did get the Sony A7II for the Rs 69,999 offer price. It came with a 28-70mm lens ( quite good quality ) and a 64GB Sdcard. You also get a carry bag with this camera. When I bought it, I thought this would be old stock, but it is very new – Sept 2020 was the date on the box I got.

I am a Hobbyist Landscape photographer, and I only plan to shoot Nature and Landscape. So for me, A7II is a great buy for the price. But it can’t shoot 4K videos or doesn’t have super fast Auto Focus Sony’s new cameras are famous for. The high ISO image quality on this is not that good. A7II is also not idle for sports or action photography. However, for me, all these issues were not deal-breakers.

So if you are like me, wants that Full Frame look and plans to shoot this in good lighting for Landscape, A7II is a fantastic camera to own. It can also shoot great portraits and the AF works well except when you are at high ISO in low light scenarios. A6600 like cameras also have good overall image quality, but they are not as good as the newer A7M3 or A7C cameras when it comes to overall image quality and high ISO performance.

My buying decision was quite simple – I wanted a decent Full Frame Sony Mirrorless Camera with IBIS ( in-body-image-stabilization ) and the A7II is/was the best value for money camera in that category.

Fujifilm X-S10 up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Fujifilm X-S10 Mirrorless Camera is now available to Pre-order online on Amazon US. It has a price tag of $999.95 ( body only ) / $1,399.95 ( with XF18-55mm Lens kit ) / $1,499.95 ( with XF16-80mm Lens Kit ).

Fujifilm X-S10 features an X-Trans 26.1-megapixel backside-illuminated APS-C sensor which we have seen on many other Fujifilm cameras like X-T4 in the past. It has the same Auto-focus system as well as the same image processor as the X-T4.

Fujifilm has equipped this camera with a five-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system to let you take better photos and videos handheld. It features a 180° vari-angle, Fully articulating LCD touchscreen to help you shoot in challenging angles.

You can record 4K UHD videos up to 30 minutes on the Fujifilm X-S10. Full HD slow mo at 240fps is supported as well. You can record videos in F-log, 8-bit 4:2:0 ( internally ) and 10-bit 4:2:2 ( externally ).

A portable, intuitive camera, capable of outstanding performance. X-S10 offers renowned FUJIFILM design, engineering, and color science in an accessible package. The newly created body features a deep grip for absolute security when making images handheld, even with larger lenses, and an intuitive, simple control dial for effortless operation. It is also packed with state-of-the-art technology, including five-axis in-body image stabilization to enable smooth footage and super-sharp stills, a 180° vari-angle LCD touchscreen that covers even the most awkward angles, and superfast 0.02 second autofocus that is accurate down to -6EV. When combined with the outstanding 26.1 megapixel, back-side illuminated X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and quad-core X-Processor 4 CPU, it is possible to achieve stunning photography and cinema-quality video, while harnessing the unique beauty arising from Fujifilm’s offered 18 Film Simulation modes.

Fujifilm X-S10 Specs

  • APS-C Camera
  • X-Processor 4
  • 26.1 MP BSI X-Trans Sensor
  • 3 inch Fully Articulating Touch LCD Screen
  • USB Type-C port
  • ISO 160-12800 supported
  • 5-axis image stabilization
  • DCI 4K/30p
  • Super-slow-motion Full HD/240p
  • 4:2:2 10-bit color via HDMI
  • 18 Film Simulation modes

Other New Launches in Cameras: NIKON Z 6II, Z 7II Full Frame Mirrorless, Canon EOS M50 Mark II APS-C Mirrorless.

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NIKON Z 6II, Z 7II up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Nikon has launched two new Mirrorless cameras – NIKON Z 6II & NIKON Z 7II. These are second-gen models with improved specs and features.

In the US, the NIKON Z 6II has a price tag of $1,999.95 ( Body only ) – $2,599.95 ( with Z 24-70mm F4 kit lens ). NIKON Z 7II can be bought for $2,999.95 ( body only ) – $3,599.95 ( with Z 24-70mm F4 ). Both these cameras are now available to pre-order online in the US from Amazon ( check here ).

Nikon has also launched the MB-N11 battery pack at a price of $399.95.

In India, the NIKON Z 6II has an MRP price of Rs 1,64,995 ( body only ) – Rs 2,09,995 ( with 24-70mm lens ) and will be available to purchase from 5th November 2020 onwards. NIKON Z 7II has an MRP price of Rs 2,49,995 ( body only ) – Rs 2,94,995 ( with 24-70mm lens ) and will be available to purchase from 10th December 2020 onwards.

Specs and Features – What’s new?

  • Nikon has equipped these 2nd Gen models with Dual EXPEED 6 Processors for more power and faster performance. This guarantees better processing speed, faster burst rate and better power efficiency.
  • These new models come with Dual Memory Card Slots ( one CFexpress (type B)/XQD slot and one SD card slot (UHS-II) ).
  • Faster burst shots with improved buffer capacity – up to 10fps on the Z 7II and up to 14fps on the Z 6II
  • New MB-N11 battery pack with vertical grip for all day long shooting
  • Better Auto-focus system – Eye and Face-Detection AF is now available in the Wide-Area AF (L) mode, Nikon has also improved low-light AF detection range on these new bodies.
  • 4K Ultra-HD video recording @ 60fps support ( Z 6II will get this feature via a firmware update in Feb 2021 only. Z 7II has this out of the box )

Nikon Z 7II Specs at a glance

  • 45.7-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor
  • Dual EXPEED 6 Processors
  • ISO 64 to 25,600
  • up to 10 fps maximum shooting speed
  • 493 on-sensor phase-detect autofocus points
  • 4K 60fps support ( 1.08x crop )
  • 3.69M-dot EVF / 2.1k dot touchscreen LCD
  • Dual card slots
  • New battery – EN-EL15c

Nikon Z 6II Specs at a glance

  • 24.5-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor
  • Dual EXPEED 6 Processors
  • ISO 100–51,200
  • 273 on-sensor phase-detect autofocus points
  • up to 14fps maximum shooting speed
  • Full-sensor 4K 30p
  • 4K @ 60fps with APS-C Crop
  • 2 card slots
  • 3.69M-dot EVF / 2.1M dot touchscreen LCD
  • USB Type C

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Canon EOS M50 Mark II up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Canon has officially launched the EOS M50 Mark II mirrorless camera in the US. It has a pre-order price of $599 ( Body only ) and $699 ( with EF-M 15-45mm lens ). You can also get it with Dual-lens bundles at $929.99 ( EF-M 15-45mm & EF-M 55-200mm IS STM lenses ). ( Paid links )

Canon EOS M50 Mark II has a lot in common with the first generation model. It keeps the same 24MP APS-C sensor and is powered by the same Digic 8 image processor.

The newer model has improved Auto-focus and has support for Eye-AF for Stills and Video. If you are into Tiktok and Instagram Stories, you would be happy to see a Vertical video recording mode on this model.

You can now start recording video by tapping on the video record button on the Vari-angle touchscreen LCD screen. You also get a movie self-timer mode for better vlogging experience

You can make use of EOS Webcam Utility software and use this as a high-quality webcam for your zoom and skype calls. Clean HDMI Output is supported as well. Canon has also equipped this new model with Wireless YouTube Live streaming capability.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II is available in two different color options – White and Black.

What’s new ( Source: Canon Press Release )

  • Improved autofocus including eye autofocus for stills and video
  • Vertical video shooting support
  • Vari-angle touchscreen LCD with newly added tap video record button and movie self-timer for better vlogging experience
  • High-quality webcam capability, when used with compatible services, with the free EOS Webcam Utility software or Clean HDMI output
  • Wireless YouTube Live streaming capability
  • The ability to tap the screen to autofocus on your subject while looking through the EVF, helping to control who the main focus of the image is

Canon EOS M50 Mark II Specs and Features

  • 24.1 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-25600 (H: 51200).
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor with Auto Lighting Optimizer.
  • Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Eye Detection AF (Still/Movie Servo AF support).
  • 4K UHD* 24p and HD 120p** for Slow Motion.
  • Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD Convenient for Vlogging and Various Composition.

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Nikon Z5 Mirrorless Camera Price in India

Nikon has launched Z5 in India at a price of Rs 1,30,629 ( with NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 Lens ) / Rs 1,59,062 ( with NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 Lens ). It is now in stock online on Amazon.in ( check here for the lowest price )

Nikon Z5 is an entry-level Full Frame mirrorless camera which slots between Nikon Z50 and Z6. It features a 24MP Full Frame sensor with Hybrid Auto Focus support featuring 273 Phase-detect auto focus points covering 90% of the sensor.

It is powered by the Expeed 6 processor which poweres many other Nikon high end cameras like Z6 as well. Like many other mirrorless cameras launched recently, Nikon Z5 also has built in 5-axis image stabilization to help with you to shoot better photos and videos.

It can record 4K videos up to 30fps albeit with a 1.7x crop. Full HD at 60fps is supported without any crop as well.

Nikon has equipped this with a 3.69M-dot OLED viewfinder which we saw in the more expensive Z6 last year. The back LCD screen has a 1.04M-dot resolution which is of a lower resolution comparing to the Z6′ 2.1M-dot display. If you like to shoot to multiple cards at the same time, you would be happy to know this one comes with 2 UHS-II SD card slots.

Nikon Z5 Specs

  • 24MP Sensor ( Not BSI )
  • Full Frame Sensor
  • Nikon Z mount
  • 3.69M-dot OLED viewfinder
  • 1.04M-dot LCD Screen
  • 4K @ 30p support
  • 1080P @ 60p
  • Dust and Moisture Resistant
  • 4.5 fps continuous shooting with AF
  • Hybrid Auto Focus system with Eye AF support
  • 273 phase-detect points

Most Popular Cameras on DPreview

DPReview, one of the best online media to look for news and reviews related to Cameras and Photography, have just announced their Most Popular Cameras of the year 2019 as well as Most Clicked / Most Visited Cameras on their site. As expected, Mirrorless cameras top the list and the only DSLR in the list is Nikon D850.

Here are the Top 5 Most Clicked Cameras on Dpreview

First place in the list, X-T3 is a top-end camera with an APS-C size crop sensor. It features an X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and has X-Processor 4 image processing engine. The EVF is a 3.69-million-dot one with max 100 fps refresh rate support. FUJIFILM X-T3 is the first Mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor that can record 4K/60P 4:2:0 10bit internally. Even Sony hasn’t been able to achieve that on their A6600 and A6400 bodies yet.

For Full list, visit Dpreview here.