The Sony RX100 VII is the corporate’s newest pocketable 1″ sensor compact. It makes use of the identical 24-200mm equal F2.8-4.5 lens as its predecessor however encompasses a extra succesful, easier-to-use autofocus system.

This comes along with the already spectacular capabilities we noticed within the Mark VI, together with very quick steady capturing and high-quality 4K video seize. And, for the primary time within the collection, the Mark VII has a mic socket for improved audio recording.

The Mark VII can shoot at as much as 20 frames per second with no viewfinder blackout: specs which can be a match for the corporate’s flagship a9 sports activities digicam. And it is this functionality, together with the improved AF, that prompts Sony to speak about ‘the facility of an a9 in your pocket.’ To be clear, although, it doesn’t share its {hardware} with that mannequin.

Key Specs

  • 20MP 1″-type stacked-CMOS sensor with part detection and built-in DRAM
  • 24-200mm equal F2.8-4.5 zoom
  • 20 fps steady capturing with full autofocus and auto-exposure, and no blackout
  • Seven body, 90 fps ‘single burst’ mode
  • Retractable 2.36M-dot EVF with 0.59x equiv. magnification
  • 3″ touchscreen LCD (flips up 180° or down by 90°)
  • Oversampled UHD 4K video (as much as 5 min clips in commonplace temperature mode)
  • Mixed lens and digital ‘Lively’ stabilization mode in video
  • Excessive velocity video at as much as 1000 fps
  • Intervalometer
  • Wi-Fi with Bluetooth and NFC

The RX100 VII might be out there in August 2019 at a advisable worth of $1200. It will promote for round €1300 in Europe and £1200 within the UK, with each figures together with tax. These are across the identical costs as its predecessor was launched at, so we anticipate to see the Mark VI get re-positioned, to make room.

What’s new and the way it compares

The RX100 VII seems like its predecessor however borrows know-how (although not {hardware}) from the pro-sports a9 mannequin.

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Physique and dealing with

The RX100 VII is an evolutionary product however in some way finds room for a mic socket, in addition to that huge lens.

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Operation and controls

The management format and logic is unchanged from earlier fashions (for higher or worse). There is a good diploma of customization out there.

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AF and video efficiency

The RX100 VII presents top-of-the-line autofocus implementations of any compact in the marketplace, video impresses too.

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Picture high quality

Picture high quality from the RX100 VII is barely improved over the VI. Take a look at our studio take a look at scene to see the way it compares to the competitors.

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