Sony introduced the seventh generation of the popular compact camera RX100. It differs from its predecessor with the new Exmor RS sensor, the latest generation BIONZ X processor, increased shooting speed, improved autofocus and the presence of a connector for connecting an external microphone.
Sony RX100 VII received a new inch Exmor RS sensor with a resolution of 20.1 MP. It includes 357 phase points and 425 contrast points for the autofocus system. The lens in the camera uses the old — ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* with 8.3-fold optical approximation (24-200 mm, f/2.8-4.5).
Like the flagship model a9, the camera can shoot at 20 frames per second without darkening the viewfinder. There is also a single Burst Shooting feature to create a short series of seven shots at speeds up to 90 fps with locked focus and exposure by a single press of the shutter button. In addition, from the more expensive models, the product has inherited the technology of tracking the object and autofocus on the eyes in real-time when shooting both photos and videos.
The camera supports up to 4K (30 fps) video recording without binning. Improved image stabilization, the ability to record vertical video and slow-motion at speeds up to 960 frames per second. Sony RX100 VII is equipped with a 3-inch touch display and a 3.5 mm jack for an external microphone. The interfaces include Wi-Fi 802.11 n, Bluetooth, NFC, USB 2.0 and HDMI. The footage is stored on SD/ SDHC/SDXC cards and Memory Stick Pro Duo.
The new Sony RX100 VII will go on sale later this year for $ 1,300.