Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII review: specs and price

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII

Why is Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII better than the average?

  • Focus points

  • Megapixels (main camera)

  • Continuous shooting at high resolution

  • Video recording (main camera)

    2160 x 30fpsvs42759.78fps
  • Weight

  • Viewfinder coverage

  • Screen resolution

    921k dotsvs863.04k dots
  • Wide aperture (main camera)

    f/2.80 vsf/2.96

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1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.Has a flip-out screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
4.viewfinder coverage


With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
5.Has a hot shoe
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
6.has an optical viewfinder
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.


1.wide aperture (main camera)


With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2.focus points


The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.sensor size

13.2 x 8.8mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
4.has AF tracking
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
5.optical zoom


The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
6.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.


1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
6.supports slow-motion video recording
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.


1.has a stereo microphone
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones


More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.has stereo speakers
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
6.Has a zoom microphone
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.


1.Battery life (CIPA)


CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has wireless charging
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.


1.has an external memory slot
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.Has a remote control
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.has a HDMI output
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.has an accelerometer
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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