Days after announcing the A7R IV 61MP full-frame mirrorless camera, Sony has unveiled yet another product to its camera catalogue with the launch of the Sony RX100 VII 20.1MP compact camera. The successor to last year’s RX100 VI has now been updated with new features including an external mic port, real-time tracking and eye focus. The Sony RX100 VII will be available for a price of $1,200 (approx. Rs 82,755).
The RX100 VII is powered by a 1.0-type stacked 20.1 MP Exmor RS CMOS image sensor and BIONZ X image processor to deliver peak autofocus and speed performance on a compact camera profile. The camera comes with a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T 24-200mm(8) F2.8-4.5 high magnification zoom lens offering up to 8.3x optical zoom.
Sony has improved the autofocus system with 357 phase-detection AF points and 425 contrast-detection AF points which will be operational on a wider field of view. It comes with a Single Burst Shooting mode which will allow users to click the shutter to get seven images. The images can be clicked at frame rates of 90 fps, 60 fps or 30 fps.
When shooting videos, the RX100 VII offers full 4K video recording with image stabilisation, no pixel binning, vertical video support, Log and HLG for HDR workflows. The camera will also be able to shoot slow-motion videos at 960fps.
The Sony RX100 features a 0.39-inch OLED electronic XGA viewfinder with 2.359-megadots and a 2.95-inch LCD screen with 180-degree tilting ability. It has a built-in flash and a 3.5mm microphone jack with NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth and micro-HDMI for connectivity. The camera measures at 102mm x 58mm x 43mm and weighs 302 grams.
The Sony RX100 VII 20.1MP compact camera will be available for a price of $1,200 (approx. Rs 82,755) from August 2019. The camera bundled with the Shooting Grip can be purchased for $1,300 (approx. 89,650).