ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm1 F2.8-F4.5 high magnification zoom Lens
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.
World’s fastest2 hybrid AF system
The fast, highly accurate autofocus can achieve a remarkable 0.02-sec.3 acquisition speed, the world's fastest2, to capture fleeting moments with precision. A total of 357 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering approx. 68% of the image area – work in conjunction with 425 contrast-detection AF points and High-density AF Tracking Technology to follow even erratically moving subjects reliably.
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 with the naked eye.
Single Burst Shooting7 captures 7 shots at up to 30/60/90 fps in JPEG/RAW
The new Single Burst Shooting7 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-based8 Real-time Tracking for stills and movies, and Touch Tracking
Real-time Tracking uses subject-recognition algorithms (AI)8 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 human (stills and movies), and for animal9 (stills only)
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 Animals9 is also supported, helping to produce better pet portraits and wildlife shots.
Newly developed 20.1MP10 1" Exmor RS® stacked BSI CMOS sensor w/ DRAM
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 textures and color. Human skin tones and the vivid colors of flowers are more accurately reproduced.
RX100 VII records 4K movies11 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.
Microphone jack, vertical-position data recording, Super slow-motion up to 960fps8
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 orientation16. 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.
Active mode image stabilization in 4K video recording, and Movie Edit add-on compatible
RX100 VII now supports "Active" mode image stabilization for 4K movies, combining optical and electronic stabilization methods for compensation up to eight times more effective13 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 app14 helps achieve smoothness similar to using a gimbal15.
Retractable OLED w/ EVF benefits and optical viewfinder immediacy
The RX100 VII maintains the convenient pocket-sized design of the RX100 family and is equipped with a high-contrast 2.35 million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ electronic viewfinder, ensuring true-to-life image preview and playback functionality. With a single push, the EVF conveniently pops-up and automatically extends the eye-piece. It features optics with ZEISS® T* coating that greatly reduces reflections.
High speed Anti-Distortion Shutter
The high speed – up to 1/32,000 sec. - Anti-Distortion Shutter, minimizes the “rolling shutter” effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects. This blazingly fast shutter speed also allows the camera to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture at brightness levels. Shooting at wide aperture with fast shutter speed allows photographers and videographers to capture beautiful content with sharply focused subjects and defocused backgrounds under some of the most difficult, bright lighting conditions.
Enhanced pro-video functions and NTSC/ PAL switchable
The RX100 VII includes professional movie functions such as; Picture Profile, S S-Log3/S-Gamut3, TC/UB (time code / user bit), Rec Control, Dual Video Recording, marker display function, etc. that have typically been available only in professional video cameras. You also have the choice of region setting between NTSC and PAL movie frame rates.
See the unseen with super speed HFR (High Frame Rate). The RX100 VII can capture super slow motion HFR movie12 at up to 40x slower than real time. You can choose from 960fps, 480fps or 240fps to playback in XAVC S at 1920 x 1080, in either 60p, 30p or 24p. Choose between “quality priority” (4 sec.). There’s also an option to set “start trigger” or “end trigger” which will start capturing movie before or after you press the movie rec. button so you can time those split-second moments perfectly.
HDMI® clear output for uncompressed video recordings
Clean, uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2 4K or HD movie signal can be transferred to an external monitor/recorder connected to the RX100 VI via the HDMI® terminal. Video can be recorded simultaneously to internal media and uncompressed video to the external recorder in real time.
Selfies have never been easier with a beautiful 3” (921k dots) LCD Display that rotates in multiple angles. This also makes it easy to photograph over crowds or low to capture pets eye to eye by swinging up approx. 180° and down approx. 90°. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation. Monitor Auto OFF function boosts max number of still images by up to 30%.
Wi-Fi®/NFC™/QR code for easy file transfer and remote control
Easily connect with NFC or QR code (for non-NFC devices) to smartphones or tablets with the built-in Wi-Fi® and Sony’s Imaging Edge Mobile™ application available for Android™ and iOS platforms. Control your camera or transfer files to your device for fast and easy sharing without the need of a computer. When you’re done, you can use the free software to sort and manage your stills and video with or view and edit your RAW file with either Sony’s Imaging Edge software or Capture One Express (for Sony).
Comfortable control ring for manual operation
A unique control ring around the lens works in combination with an intuitive, display interface for direct control over settings. The control ring can be assigned to adjust various features (at various values) from basics like zooming and aperture to creative functions like Picture Effect. Moreover, it turns smoothly and seamlessly, allowing quiet, click-free usage while shooting movies including a new step-zoom function that enables instant selection of commonly used focal lengths.
Power supply via USB
The RX100 VII can be powered via USB connection to AC adaptor, a PC or mobile battery. This conserves the camera’s battery, allowing you extended use of the camera without worrying that the battery will run out. When the camera is turned off, the battery can be charged via the same connection.
1 Angle of view (35mm format equivalent).
2 Among fixed lens digital cameras with 1” (1.0-type) sensor. As of July 2019 press release, based on Sony research.
3 CIPA standard, internal measurement, at f=9.0mm (wide-end), EV6.6, Program Auto, Focus mode: AF-A, Focus area: Center.
4 When using the electronic shutter with "Continuous shooting mode: Hi". Effective when the shutter speed is 1/60 or above.
5 When using the electronic shutter. Effective when the shutter speed is 1/60 or above.
6 Effective when using electronic shutter. The slower the shutter speed, the lower the refresh rate of the display.
7 Seven still images are shot per burst. Focus and exposure are fixed at the first shot.
8 Employing AI (artificial intelligence) technology, including machine learning.
9 Real-time Eye AF for Animals supports still images only and cannot be used in combination with tracking. Does not work with some types of animal. Focusing may not perform well depending on scene and subject conditions.
10 Approximate effective megapixels.
11 A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC card is required for XAVC S format movie recording. UHS speed Class 3 or higher is required for 100 Mbps recording. 4K continuous recording is available for approx. 5 minutes (Auto Power OFF Temp. Standard), but can be extended (Auto Power OFF Temp. High)
12 Sound cannot be recorded when shooting slow motion. An SDHC/SDXC memory card of Class 10 or higher is required.
13 Image compensation angle at wide-end (comparison with 4K standard mode).
14 Please use Movie Edit add-on mobile app latest version.
15 The frame area of the picture becomes narrower than the original image. Movie footage can be rendered up to Full HD quality.
16 In-camera movie playback is in the horizontal position. Whether or not movies are displayed in the vertical position depends on your device.