Reviews are still being written about the a7RIV and the new powerful RX100 VII launches. Sony’s newest addition to their best-selling RX series delivers a9 level speed and AF performance with real-time tracking and real-time Eye AF. In other words, you can get flagship performance in the palm of your hand. And, for less than 1/2 the cost of a full-frame model.
Powerful RX100 VII Launches
The specs are impressive.
- Newly developed 1.0-type stacked 20.1 MP Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip and latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processor
- Alpha 9 level speed performance with up to 60 AF/AE calculations per second and 20fps blackout-free shooting with AF/AE tracking
- World-leading 357-point focal-plane phase-detection AF + 425-point contrast-detection AF with world’s fastestv 0.02 sec focus acquisition speed
- Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals
- ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm F2.8 – F4.5 Large Aperture High Magnification Zoom Lens
- New Single Burst Shooting Drive Mode at up to 90fps speed
- Pro-level movie functionality including 4K HDR (HLG), Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF for movie shooting, 4K Active SteadyShot™, Vertical-position data recording for movies and integrated microphone jack.
The RX100 VII utilizes technologies that were previously available only in the a9 and it achieves new levels of performance for a compact camera. Driving the performance is a newly developed 1.0-type stacked 20.1 MP Exmor RS CMOS image sensor. The imaging pipeline means the camera performs AF/AE calculations up to 60 times. It’ll capture at 20 FPS with no blackout.
Pricing and Availability
The RX100 VII compact camera will ship in August 2019 for approximately $1,200 US. The RX100 VII Shooting Grip Kit (same as the RX0) will be available later in 2019 for approximately $1,300 US. The LCJ-RXK jacket case will ship in August 2019 for approximately $85 US.
Find photos taken with the RX100 VII on Sony.com and we’ll get one to demo soon enough. Preorder the RX100 VII from B&H. The previous edition is bundled now on Amazon with a ton of accessories for $1299.
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