Mixing speed, reach, and portability, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII is a pocket-sized camera packing a wealth of stills and video versatility. This seventh-generation camera in the esteemed RX100 series is the second to feature the impressive 24-200mm-equivalent ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens that covers wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths for greater shooting flexibility in a variety of conditions. Making use of the extended range is a redesigned 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor, along with an improved BIONZ X image processor, for fast shooting performance, high sensitivity to ISO 12800, and UHD 4K video recording. The updated sensor design is all about speed and enables blackout-free continuous shooting up to 20 fps for easier subject tracking. Single Burst Shooting also permits shooting at an extreme 90-fps setting for working with the fastest moving subjects. The sensor's design also provides a 357-point hybrid AF system for quick and accurate focus performance and subject tracking in both stills and video modes. A stacked design and front-end LSI also contribute to quickened operation and enhanced image quality. Video performance also remains impressive with the incorporation of S-Log3 and HLG gamma settings, and High Frame Rate shooting allows you to record at up to 960 fps for slow-motion playback.
Retaining the classic sleek form factor of an RX100, the VII still has a pocketable stature despite the extended zoom lens. A pop-up 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder is a sleek means for eye-level viewing or, alternatively, a 3.0" 921.6k-dot LCD touchscreen can be used. The LCD features a tilting design to support working from high and low angles and its touch capability permits the use of Touch Focus and Touch Shutter functions. The camera also sports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for sharing imagery to a linked mobile device or for embedding location information from your smartphone.
20.1MP 1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor & BIONZ X Image Processor
Utilizing an advanced stacked structure with an integrated DRAM chip, the updated 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor of the RX100 VII is able to deliver outstanding image quality from ISO 100-12800 with incredibly fast performance. This sensor stacks the pixel area, a high-speed signal processing circuit, and memory in order to increase data throughput and deliver features such as Single Burst Shooting, an Anti-Distortion shutter, UHD 4K video, and more. This 1" sensor also has 357 phase-detection AF points and 425 contrast detection areas for faster, more precise focusing.
This sensor is paired with a revised BIONZ X image processor and front-end LSI, which dramatically improve the speed and throughput of the entire imaging system, enabling blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20 fps with continuous AF/AE calculations being performed at 60 times per second. The Single Burst Shooting function also permits recording up to seven frames, in raw or JPEG, at 90 fps, 60 fps, or 30 fps for capturing the fastest of moments. The front-end LSI and enhanced sensor performance also improve overall image quality, especially at higher sensitivities, by reducing noise and offering higher perceived resolution and color definition.
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm Lens
Spanning an impressive 24-200mm equivalent range, the integrated ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens suits photographing in a wide range of situations. Now covering wide-angle to mid-telephoto, the updated zoom range affords greater shooting versatility while still retaining a compact form factor due to the f/2.8-4.5 maximum aperture range. The optical design incorporates eight aspherical elements, including four advanced aspherical (AA) elements, to greatly reduce aberrations and distortions in order to achieve high sharpness and accurate rendering. A ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to suppress reflections and glare for improved contrast and color fidelity.
The flexible reach is complemented by four stop-effective Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake to suit handheld shooting in low-light conditions. Additionally, Clear Image Zoom can also be used to further extend the effective reach of the zoom with nearly no image degradation.
Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Phase-Detection Points
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Digital Camera
Sony DSC-RX100 VII Specs
Pixels Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution 5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1"
Image File Format JPEG, RAW
Image Stabilization Digital, Optical
Focal Length 9 to 72mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 200mm)
Optical Zoom 8x
Digital Zoom 4x Maximum (32x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (16x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 to 4.5
Focus Range 3.15" to Infinity / 8 cm to Infinity (Wide)
3.28' to Infinity / 1 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
Optical Design 15 Elements in 12 Groups
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 12800 (Extended: 64 to 25600)
Shutter Speed Mechanical Shutter
1/2000 to 30 Second
1/2000 to 4 Second in Auto Mode
1/32000 to 30 Second
1/32000 to 4 Second in Auto Mode
Metering Method Average, Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting Up to 20 fps at 20.1 MP
Up to 90 fps at 20.1 MP for up to 7 Exposures
Interval Recording Yes
Self-Timer 2/5/10-Second Delay
Special Options Panorama
Recording Modes MP4/XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [16 to 100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s]
Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input (Stereo)
Audio File Format AC3, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Viewfinder and Monitor
Viewfinder Type Electronic (OLED)
Viewfinder Resolution 2,359,296 Dot
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.59x
Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3
Monitor Size 3"
Monitor Resolution 921,600 Dot
Monitor Type 180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Built-In Flash Yes
Flash Modes Auto, Flash On, Off, Rear Sync, Slow Sync
Effective Flash Range ISO Auto
1.31 to 19.36' / 0.4 to 5.9 m (Wide)
3.28 to 10.17' / 1 to 3.1 m (Telephoto)
External Flash Connection None
Memory Card Slot 1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo
Connectivity 3.5mm Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Battery 1 x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 1240 mAh (Approx. 240 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4 x 2.29 x 1.69" / 101.6 x 58.1 x 42.8 mm
Weight 10.65 oz / 302 g
Package Weight 1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 7.1 x 6.4"