Sony introduces the latest generation of its popular 4K compact camera, the RX100 VII, which is popular with filmmakers. The RX100 VII's main innovations include a classic microphone connector (3.5mm stereo mini jack). The image stabilisation should also be more effective (4K ActiveSteadyShot). But above all, thanks to a newly developed 1.0-inch 20MP Exmor RS CMOS image sensor in combination with the latest BIONZ X image processor and KI algorithms, there have been improvements according to Sony, especially in focusing.
The RX100 VII now has 357 phase AF points and 425 contrast AF points (previously 315 and 25 respectively), and the autofocus speed is said to have increased again to 0.02 seconds. The newly added real-time tracking uses the latest algorithm from Sony with AI-based object recognition. This is to ensure that the motifs are always in focus, even when selecting motifs via touch on the display. The real-time eye AF is the latest version of Sony's eye autofocus technology, which also uses AI to capture the subject's eyes and process collected data extremely quickly.
The ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens (24-200 mm F2.8-4.5), newly installed last year, has also been reinstalled here. Here are the video features in a nutshell: Oversampling without pixel binning, S-Log3/S-Gamut3, Hybrid Log Gamma Image Profile (HLG), 120p Full HD mode, Super Slow Motion with 240, 480 or 960 frames per second at reduced quality.
The Sony RX100 VII costs 1,299 Euro and will be available in August.