The Sony RX100 VII is an advanced compact that is able to match even advanced SLRs such as the Sony A9 with its capabilities.
Sony RX100 VI is one of the most advanced CDs on the market. His successor, however, has aspirations to become even better. The manufacturer mentions that the Sony RX100 VII will provide the performance known so far from the top full-frame mirrorless Sony A9.
The most important features
- 1-inch matrix
- 4K HDR movie mode
- Slow-motion and timelapse mode
- Serial mode 20 fps
- 425-field AF
A completely new matrix
The RX100 VII features the newly developed 1.0 "Exmor RS CMOS sensor and the latest generation BIONZ X image processor, combining unprecedented AF system performance with 425 contrast levels. Improvements in lens drive control have reduced the focus to the smallest world of values: 0.02 s. A significant change in the operation of autofocus and exposure during burst shooting is the calculation of AF / AE parameters even 60 times per second and the recording of dynamic actions at up to 20 fps, with focus and exposure tracking. [ CST_0] The image sensor is now capable of shooting without image decay, meaning that the preview remains visible even at 20 fps like on the A9.A new RX100 VII camera uses the "Single shot series" recording mode. Photograph in JPEG / RAW format at up to 90 fps using a shutter-free shutter In "Single image shooting" mode, dynamic actions are recorded as in individual photos. However, the camera takes 7 photos at 90, 60 or 30 fps, allowing you to choose the best moment. The RX100 VII is also the first compact camera with "Real-time tracking" and "Real-time focusing" functions.
Rich movie features
As in other models of the producer, the strong point of the model is the movie mode. Video materials can be shot at 25 fps in 4K – the camera reads all pixels from the matrix. It can also record slow-motion materials in 4K as well as record timelapse (time-lapse videos). 4K Active SteadyShot image stabilizer, 8 times more efficient than the standard SteadyShot 4K stabilizer. The model also introduces the function of recording vertical films for social networks. There were also film profiles, including S-Log, as well as HDR mode , which allows you to extract more shadows from the image – thanks to which we obtain a wider tonal range.The camera retains a lens known from its predecessor – it is a unit with a range of 24-200 mm in a full frame with variable light f / 2.8-4.5. The glass is characterized by an exceptionally high image quality, because it is the design of the highly regarded Zeiss. It is a pity that we did not get a bit brighter lens because I counted on the new model.
Price and availability
The new model does not bring with it many changes, although the few that it offers certainly make it an even more advanced compact. The new model will be sold in August . The producer does not provide its price yet.