Today’s smartphones are getting pretty good at taking pictures, but they’re still limited by the laws of physics. Better pictures typically require a bigger sensor, and there’s only so much room in a phone. Unfortunately, cameras with big sensors tend to be pretty big themselves, making them inconvenient for everyday use. Not so with the Sony a7C, one of the smallest and lightest mirrorless cameras equipped with what’s called a full-frame sensor—which is to say, a nice big one that can take really high-resolution pictures. Unlike most full-frame cameras, the a7C (starting at $1,799, body only) is small enough to drop in your bag for family outings, vacations or just daily photography and videography. —Alex Fitzpatrick

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