The Sony RX100 VII Cyber-shot Digital Camera is a compact, fixed lens camera, that features a 1.0" 20.1MP Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor, & ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, in a compact physical design. The RX100 VII is designed with professional camera features, making it ideal for DSLR/Mirrorless owners who are interested in a premium point & shoot camera, as well as advanced amateur photographers who would like a camera for everyday use. The RX100 VII features a speed performance which is similar to that of Sony's Alpha a9, in a compact size. Real-time tracking & real-time eye AF, which are the latest AF technologies that Sony has to offer, are included in the RX100 VII.
Optics & Focus:
The RX100 VII features a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* high magnification zoom lens, which has a focal range of 24-200mm & an f/2.8-f/4.5 aperture range. The ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* is designed with eight aspherical lens elements to reach maximum resolution, as well as contrast & clarity, throughout its entire zoom range. Sony also included four of their original, advanced aslpherical elements to assist with minimizing chromatic, spherical, & coma aberrations.
The Sony RX100 VII also features the world's fastest hybrid AF system, which can achieve 0.02-sec. acquisition speed, while maintaining high accuracy on your subject. This AF system allows you to capture moments before they pass you by, with extreme precision. Also featured, are 357 focal-plane phase-detection AF points, which cover approximately 68% of the image area, which work with the included 425 contrast-detection AF points & high-density AF tracking technology, to follow even unpredictable moving subjects in a reliable fashion. Subject-recognition algorithms (AI) are used (ex: distance, color, brightness face/eye information/etc.) through the Real-Time Tracking function to help maintain a constant, steady focus on a moving subject during action, & allows you to capture it as its happening. Touch Tracking is also available for both stills & Movies.
Sensor & Screen:
The Sony RX100 VII Cyber-shot features a newly developed, 20.1MP 1.0" Exmor RS Stacked BSI CMOS sensor, which uses back-illumination technology, that allows for high light-collection efficiency & fast readout, for the RX100 VII's extreme responsiveness. Human skin tones, as well as vivid colors, are more accurately reproduced through Sony's improved filters. The RX100 VII features a standard ISO range of 100-12800, which is expanded to ISO 64/80 for stills.
The RX100 VII features a 3.0" (921k dots) LCD Display, which is designed to rotate in multiple angles to assist with capturing images & movie, which may require an above, or low-to-the-ground shot (ex: above a crowd, eye-level with pets, etc.). Selfies are also easier than ever with this display's tilting abilities. The LCD is designed to swing up approximately 180 degrees, & down approximately 90 degrees. The diplay's brilliant quality allows for enabling easy focusing operation, & the Monitor Auto OFF function can boost the maximum number of still images up by 30%.
Image & Video:
The RX100 VII's sensor is paired with a revised BIONZ X image processor, as well as a front-end LSI, to greatly improve the speed of the entire imaging system. This duo enables blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20fps, with continous AF/AE performance at 60 times per second. The Single Burst Shooting feature allows for recording up to seven frames in RAW, or JPEG, at 60fps or 30fps, allowing you to capture the fastest of moments with your camera. Its front-end LSI, combined with an enhanced sensor performance, improves overall image quality, even at higher sensitivities, allowing for noise reduction & higher resolution and color definition.
The Sony RX100 VII is designed to record 4K movies, with full pixel readout & no pixel binning, as well as oversampling for high image quality. The ability to extend continuous video recording is enabled when setting the Auto Power OFF Temp. function to High. Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) compatibility allows for HDR capture, & immediate playback, without post-production via connection to an HDR (HLG)-compatible Sony TV through a USB cable. The use of S-Log profiles allows for a wide dynamic & color space range, for increased creative freedom during post-production. Interval Shooting is available with AE tracking to reduce exposure variations, & the still images can be edited into a time-lapse movie on your PC.
"Active" mode image stabilization is available for 4K movies, allowing for optical & electronic stabilization methods to be combined, for compensation up to eight times more effective than the standard mode. "Intelligent Active" mode can be combined with Full HD recording for smoother stabilization while walking. An additional mobile app called "Movie Edit" can be used to achieve a smoothness in your recordings that is similar to using a gimbal.
Also included, are professional movie functions, such as: Picture Profile, S S-Log3/S-Gamut3, TC/UB (time code / user bit, Rec Control, Dual Video Recording, Marker Display Function, etc. . These functions are typically, only avavilable in professional cameras.
The transfer of clean, uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2 4K or HD movie signals to an external monitor/recorder can occur via the camera's HDMI terminal. Video can also be simultaneously recorded to internal media, & uncompressed video to the external recorder, in real time.
Wi-Fi allows for the connection of the RX100 VII to smartphones or tablets via Sony's Imaging Edge Mobile (for Android & iOS)
Power can be supplied via USB to AC adaptor, PC, or Mobile Battery for conserving the camera's battery for longer shooting
Microphone Jack (standard 3.5mm) allows for the use of high-end microphones
Vertical-Position Data Recording is featured to eliminate the need for rotation of your videos on your smartphone
Super Slow-Motion HFR movie capture at up to 40x slower than real time (960fps, 480fps, or 240fps)
Features unique control ring around the lens for customizing various features
Includes a high-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter with speeds up to 1/32,000 seconds
Describes the makeup, build, and technology of the sensor that is in the camera. An Image Sensor is a device that converts an optical image to an electric signal. It is used mostly in digital cameras and other imaging devices. It is a set of charge-coupled devices (CCD) or CMOS sensors such as active-pixel sensors.
Built in mechanism to adjust the viewfinder clarity to an individual's eyesight. While adjusting the diopter does not directly affect the focus of the camera, images will be out of focus if manually focusing when the diopter has been adjusted, for example, to fit the needs of someone who has imperfect eyesight. The built-in diopter is usually found right next to the viewfinder on a camera in the form of a small dial or slider switch.
Allows a delay between pressing the shutter release button and the actual firing of the shutter. Commonly used to give photographers time to put themselves in the shot and to take photos without having to physically have their hands on the camera during exposure.
A flash that is embedded or part of the camera. Built-in flashes are found in both DSLR and Point & Shoot cameras. Although practical because of their small size and ease of use, built-in flashes are often ineffective and/or unflattering as a main source of light.
The various modes in which the camera will measure light. Most DSLRs and some advanced point and shoots have the ability to meter an entire scene (matrix/evaluative) or a specific point (centerweighted/spot)
Refers to the option for the user to override the internal light meter in the camera to either OVER or UNDER expose based on middle/18% gray. This is especially useful when photographing either extremely white/bright scenes or when in very dark/dimly lit scenarios.
The types of files that a particular camera produces. All cameras output JPEG images, but some of the more sophisticated models will shoot in RAW mode. RAW Image Formats will vary based on manufacturer.
The individual pieces of glass that form the overall optical construction. Most lenses have between four and eleven elements to bend the light rays to ensure a perfectly formed image appears on the light sensitive surface, such as a film or CCD. The elements are arranged in groups and may be seen in specification sheets as, for example, 6 elements in 4 groups. That configuration may have two single elements and the other four grouped in pairs.