Sony’s RX100 VII camera is a super-compact powerhouse
The camera has a number of features found in the a9.
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This morning Sony announced an updated model to its compact RX line with the introduction of the RX100 VII. We’ve always been big fans of this line of high-end compacts and the RX100 has some impressive features inside its small body. The camera has the same 24-200mm F2.8-4.5 zoom lens, but the new model features a 20MP stacked-CMOS sensor, speed performance similar to the Alpha 9 and Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals.
Here is what else we know about it:
- 60 AF/AE calculations per second and 20fps blackout-free shooting with AF/AE tracking
- 357-point focal-plane phase-detection AF + 425-point contrast-detection AF
- 0.02 sec focus acquisition speed
- Single burst shooting drive mode at up to 90fps
- Capable of UHD 4K video
- 1080p video at up to 120p, high-speed shooting up to 1000 fps
- Integrated microphone jack
- 180 degree flip screen
- Available in August for $1200
Although the price-tag doesn’t make this one a likely choice for casual shooters, it is likely that the new model means a price drop for older models. This compact powerhouse will be most appealing to pro shooters and vloggers, especially since it finally adds a headphone jack for monitoring audio capture.