Big zoom in a tiny body
The ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm1 F2.8-4.5 zoom lens covers a broad zoom range equivalent to two standard zoom lenses (24-70mm and 70-200mm), all in a very compact size. It’s configured with eight aspherical lens elements to achieve maximum resolution, clarity and contrast across the entire zoom range, and all the way out to the edge of the image. Four of Sony’s original AA (advanced aspherical) elements help minimize spherical, coma and chromatic aberrations.
Oustanding imaging hardware
The newly developed 20.1MP10, 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor uses back-illumination technology with high light-collection efficiency and realizes fast readout to support the camera’s extraordinary responsiveness. The standard ISO range is 100-12800, expanded to ISO 64/80 for stills. The camera also takes advantage of improved filters to help achieve more realistic texture and color. Human skin tones and the vivid colors of flowers are more accurately reproduced.
Blackout free shooting
The new image sensor offers continuous shooting at up to 20fps4, and the camera tracks subjects with AF/AE calculations at up to 60 times per second5, even when they are moving erratically or at high speed. Blackout-free Shooting6 lets you track your subject’s movement without interruption on the camera’s LCD display or viewfinder screen just as if you were following withthe naked eye.
Single burst shooting up to 90fps
The new Single Burst Shooting function will capture the tiniest slices of daily life, such as the very instant a tennis ball hits the racket, and turn them into works of art. Take seven shots in rapid succession at selectable speeds of 90fps, 60fps or 30fps, all triggered by a single press of the shutter button. Even fast-moving subjects can be captured thanks to the Anti-distortion Shutter, in RAW as well as JPEG image formats.
AI-based Real-time Tracking and Touch Tracking
Real-time Tracking uses subject-recognition algorithms that draw on color, pattern (brightness), subject distance (depth) and face/eye information to track subjects wherever they move. Maintaining a constant, steady focus on a moving subject helps capture every important moment of action as it happens, whether taking stills or movies. Tracking can also be initiated through Touch Tracking, for both stills and movies.
Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals
Real-time Eye AF detects subject’s eyes and maintains focus as the subject moves, leaving you free to compose your shot. The subject’s eyes are detected with half-press of the shutter, and it’s possible to select either the left or right eye of the subject. It can be used in conjunction with Real-time Tracking, in which case the focus frame can seamlessly switch between the subject’s face and eyes as the subject moves. Real-time Eye AF for Animals is also supported, helping to produce better pet portraits and wildlife shots.
Designed with video in mind
RX100 VII records 4K movies with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, with oversampling for high image quality. Extended continuous video recording is available when setting Auto Power OFF Temp. function to High. HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) compatibility enables HDR capture and immediate playback without post-production, by connecting the camera to an HDR (HLG) compatible Sony TV via a USB cable. The wide color space and dynamic range available using S-Log profiles provides more creative freedom in post-production. Interval Shooting is now available within the camera, with AE tracking to reduce exposure variations. The resulting still images can be edited into a time-lapse movie on a PC.
Active mode image stabilization
RX100 VII now supports “Active” mode image stabilization for 4K movies, combining optical and electronic stabilization methods for compensation up to eight times more effective than the standard mode. Intelligent Active mode with Full HD recording provides smoother stabilization even for shooting while walking. The Movie Edit add-on mobile app helps achieve smoothness similar to using a gimbal.
Social media content made easy
Though very compact, RX100 VII includes a standard 3.5mm microphone input jack enabling the use of high-end microphones for professional audio capture for movies and vlogs. The camera supports movie recording in vertical format with embedded metadata indicating the camera’s orientation. This means that movie clips in this format that are transferred to smartphones can be played back and used as is, without needing to rotate them from horizontal format.