Sony RX100 VII Cyber-Shot Camera
The Sony RX100 VII Cyber-Shot Camera is the latest in Sony’s RX100 series of premium compacts and is has the World’s fastest AF performance among fixed lens cameras with 1.0-type stacked 20.1 MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor. Inspired by the Sony a9, the RX100 MKVII features super-fast shooting speed and AF performance – up to 60 AF/AE calculations per second and an amazing 20 fps blackout-free continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking. Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF follows your subject’s movements, human or animal, up to an incredible 90fps single burst shooting.
These features are supported by the BIONZ X high-speed image processing engine, along with the newly developed Exmor RS 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor. This pocket-sized marvel includes a high-performance 24-200mm f2/.8-4.5 5 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*Lens and you can enjoy exploring new compositions and angles of your own perspective with the LCD touch screen – tiltable 180° degree and 90° down. The RX100 VII also includes enhanced video features with 4K HDR movie recording, real time tracking and real-time Eye AF and in 4K Active SteadyShot to reduce camera shake up to 8 times more effectively than previously available. Vertical position data recording transfers the file metadata straight to your smartphone, allowing you to replay and edit your videos in the most popular social media format.
A new image sensor that delivers new levels of performance
The newly developed Exmor RS™ 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor works in tandem with the latest BIONZ X™ image-processing engine to deliver powerful levels of performance. The result is fast, Blackout-free Shooting at up to 20fps and Single Burst Shooting at up to 90fps. Reliable AF/AE tracking is possible thanks to rapid arithmetic processing at 60 times/sec. to predictively track subject motion, and the electronic viewfinder and LCD monitor also benefit, with improved image quality and smooth 60fps display during shooting.
Up to 20fps fast, Blackout-free Shooting with AF/AE tracking
Now you can rely on Blackout-free Shooting at up to 20fps, complete with AF/AE tracking, so you won’t lose track of a moving subject even at telephoto range. Precise, reliable AF/AE tracking is based on high-speed arithmetic processing at up to 60 times per second during continuous shooting.
High quality zoom lens
The built-in ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm19 F2.8-4.5 zoom lens covers a broad zoom range equivalent to two standard zoom lenses (24-70mm and 70-200mm), all in a very compact size. It’s configured with eight aspherical lens elements with 13 aspherical faces to achieve maximum resolution, clarity and contrast across the entire zoom range, and all the way out to the edge of the image. Four of Sony’s original AA (advanced aspherical) elements help minimise spherical, coma and chromatic aberrations.
Up to 90fps speed Single Burst Shooting
A new high-density Single Burst Shooting mode22 is available to capture true split-second action. You can take seven still shots in rapid succession at shooting speeds equivalent to 90fps, 60fps or 30fps by pressing the shutter button. Both JPEG and RAW formats are supported, and the self-timer can be used.
Ultra-fast 0.02-sec. AF with 357 phase-detection points
The fast, highly accurate autofocus can achieve a remarkable 0.02-sec. acquisition speed, the world’s fastest25, to capture fleeting moments with precision. A total of 357 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering approx. 68% of the image area – the most in the world – work in conjunction with 425 contrast-detection AF points and High-density AF Tracking Technology to follow even erratically moving subjects reliably.
For the first time in the RX series, Real-time Tracking is supported. When you’re tracking a fast-moving subject, the camera’s motion tracker uses a sophisticated subject recognition algorithm (AI) that draws on colour, pattern (brightness), distance (depth) and face/eye information to automatically recognise and maintain focus on your subject. During continuous shooting, the camera relies on AF calculations at up to 60 times/sec. to maintain high-accuracy tracking even as the subject’s position changes moment by moment. Tracking can also be initiated through touch operation, for both stills and movies.
Extraordinary image quality and low noise
The 20.1MP, 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor uses back-illumination technology for increased light-collection efficiency. The standard ISO range is 100-12800, expanded to ISO64 and ISO80 for stills. In conjunction with the processor, it delivers high perceived resolution, low noise, highly accurate colour reproduction and natural skin tones.
Optical SteadyShot™ equivalent to 4.0 stops
The camera’s built-in image stabilisation delivers the equivalent of a 4.0-stop shutter speed increase at 200mm, to compensate for camera shake during hand-held shooting, even in telephoto or low-light conditions. Combined with the camera’s sophisticated optics design and advanced image-processing engine, this helps to achieve remarkable image quality.
Enhanced Real-time Eye AF for better portraits and pet photos
Real-time Eye AF detects and focuses on the eyes of your subjects, even when part of the face is hidden, the face is backlit or the subject is facing downwards. With up to 60 AF calculations per second, the RX100 VII’s AF enables powerful continuous shooting, and stunning portrait shots through precise focusing on your subject’s eyes – person or animal. For human subjects, activating Real-time Eye AF simply requires a half-press of the shutter button.
4K HDR (HLG) video recording When shooting 4K (QFHD resolution: 3840 x 2160) movies 32 the RX100 VII uses full pixel readout, without pixel binning, and 1.7x oversampling to provide outstanding resolution with reduced moiré and jaggies. The XAVC S video format supports high-bitrate recording (max. 100Mbps) and, with HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) capability, you can enjoy HDR images simply by connecting the camera to an HDR (HLG) compatible Sony TV via a USB cable.
Enhanced image stabilisation for movies
The camera’s image-stabilisation system has evolved to use “Active” mode during 4K movie recording, and thanks to advancements in the camera’s algorithms the image stabilisation effect in HD movie shooting is also enhanced in every shooting mode, with more effective results than were previously available. You can additionally use the Imaging Edge™ Movie Edit add-on33 mobile app to achieve ultra-smooth images similar to what you would see when using a gimbal.
Real-time Eye AF for people during movie recording
For the first time in RX series cameras, the RX100 VII can detect and track people’s eyes during movie recording, maintaining sharp and steady focus as the subject moves. Focus is set and maintained automatically, so you can concentrate on framing your shots. The feature can be used in conjunction with Touch Tracking – simply touch the corresponding point on the touchscreen to focus on either the subject’s left eye or right eye, or switch between eyes.
Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF and Real-time Tracking for movies
Thanks to the evolution of Auto-Focus (AF) algorithms, AF capability for movie shooting has been improved in speed, accuracy, and tracking performance, including better results in dimly lit settings. Autofocus optimises the camera’s focus according to the subject, and when Real-time Tracking is activated you can start tracking simply by selecting the subject on the touchscreen, even for movies. AF drive speed and AF tracking sensitivity are adjustable, so you can fine-tune the focus transitions to match the scene.
Vertical-format movie recording
The camera supports movie recording in vertical format with embedded metadata indicating the camera’s orientation. This means that movie clips in this format that are transferred to smartphones can be played back and used as is, without needing to rotate them from horizontal format.
One-push Access viewfinder
The XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ offers sharp resolution (2.35-milliion-dot equivalent), bright self-illumination and high contrast, making it excellent for previewing shots and adjusting settings. Electronic viewfinder eyepiece optics reduce unwanted reflections and ensure corner-to-corner visibility. Depressing the pop-up switch on the side of the body makes the viewfinder instantly available, and it can be retracted just as quickly when not in use.
180°-tiltable LCD screen with versatile touch operation
The high-resolution 921k-dot LCD has a 3.0-type screen which tilts upwards 180° and downwards around 90°, for easy framing of self portraits and high- and low-angle shooting. Touch operations include Touch Shutter (to release the shutter), Touch Focus (to set the focus point), Touch Tracking (to activate focus tracking for the selected subject), and Touch Pad (to smoothly move the focus point).
Sony RX100 VII Cyber-Shot Camera Key Features
- 20.4MP 1″ Exmor Stacked CMOS Sensor
- ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* F2.8-4.5 Lens
- Bionz X processor
- 24-200mm Focal Length
- 4K movie mode
- 90fps with auto-focus
- 0.39″ x 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
- 3″ 921K-Dot 180 Degree Tilting LCD
- 4K Active optical steadyshot
- Fast Hybrid AF System with 357 Points