‘The RX100 VII is a powerhouse by compact camera terms. It shares similarities with its RX100 VI predecessor, but takes performance up a notch with its 1 inch stacked CMOS sensor and reworked Bionz X processor providing faster focusing, real-time tracking and real-time eye AF. Combine this with 20fps burst shooting and a fast start-up response and you’ll rarely, if ever, miss a shot. With an ingenious pop-up electronic viewfinder, tilting rear screen and microphone socket, it’s as accomplished as trouser pocket-friendly cameras come. It’s only let down only by the same issues as the RX100 VI, namely poor battery life, fiddly controls and an slippery body’.
'The Sony DSC-RX100 VII stands as a prime example of innovation within a super-compact frame. Here at Hireacamera, we've reviewed a multitude of cameras over the years, and for us, this one strikes a beautiful balance between power and portability. With its advanced sensor and Bionz X processor, the experience it delivers goes beyond simply taking a photo – it's about capturing a moment in its purest form. When you're thinking about renting a camera, the RX100 VII should be a consideration not just for its size but the vast capabilities it brings along.'
• Zoom Lens: Broad 24-200mm range, ensuring quality from wide shots up to telephoto.
• Image Quality: High-resolution 20.1 megapixel, 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor.
• Fast Shooting: Achieve up to 20fps with high precision with AF/AE tracking.
• Blackout-Free Shooting: Continuous, uninterrupted view during shooting.
• Real-time Eye AF: Human and Animal eye detection for sharp portraits.
• Movie Features: 4K HDR recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning.
• External 3.5mm Mic Input: Elevate audio quality for vlogs and professional videos.
• Innovative Viewfinder: Pop-up electronic XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ for bright, clear views.
Mini Sony DSC-RX100 VII Review
The Sony DSC-RX100 VII stands out as a testament to cutting-edge technology in a minimalist package. This member of the RX100 series boasts a 24-200mm zoom lens, delivering crystal-clear images across the focal range. Its autofocus system, designed for dynamism, combined with real-time tracking, promises 20 fps shooting, ensuring not a single moment slips away. And for those working under brightly lit conditions, the pop-up EVF is a game-changer, offering clarity in composition.
Sony RX100 Mark VII in Detail
If slow motion is your style, the RX100 VII offers up to 960 fps, ensuring buttery-smooth footage. And speaking of smoothness, its stabilisation during 4K movie recording is akin to using a professional gimbal.
For vloggers, the external mic input proves invaluable, ensuring crystal-clear audio accompanies your pristine visuals.
For those who love the details, the full pixel readout ensures every pixel is utilised, bringing sharpness to your visuals. Reviewers often laud the RX100 VII for its Single Burst Shooting capability and pop-up electronic viewfinder – a feature unseen in many point and shoot cameras. Yet, this camera doesn't just point and shoot; it points, shoots, and mesmerises.
Photography enthusiasts often compare mirrorless cameras to compact ones, however, the RX100 VII's capabilities blur these boundaries. With its vast features and compact size, this camera challenges even high-end mirrorless contenders.
Choosing the RX100
The Sony RX100, a compact marvel, appeals to enthusiasts and professionals alike. Its superior image quality stems from its 1-inch sensor, far outclassing many point-and-shoot cameras and its versatile lens caters from wide-angle to long telephoto needs.
Enhanced video functions, such as 4K recording and high frame rate modes, provide filmmakers versatility. For those who value control, the RX100 offers comprehensive manual settings akin to larger systems. Additionally, the electronic viewfinder, proves invaluable in bright conditions.
Whether for an travel, vlogging, events, with advanced features like Intelligent Image Stabilisation, rapid autofocus, and burst shooting, the RX100 stands as a compelling choice for a range of technical demands.
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23 August 2019
Put pro photography, videography and vlogging in your pocket with the RX100 VII. The ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm lens, 20fps blackout-free shooting with AF/AE tracking, Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF, and 4K HDR (HLG) video with external audio let you capture reliably stunning imagery wherever you go.Read full article
25 July 2019
Sony Brings New Level of Power to Premium Compact Camera Line-up with introduction of the RX100 VII; Alpha 9 performance in your pocket.Read full article
A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC card is required for XAVC S format movie recording. UHS speed Class 3 or higher is required for 100 Mbps recording.