Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII

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    Highlights

    • 20.1 MP 1-inch Stacked CMOS Sensor
    • 125 - 12,800 Native ISO
    • 357 Focus Points
    • Image Stabilization
    • 3.0" 921k dot Tilting Screen
    • 2,360k dot Electronic Viewfinder
    • 90.0 fps Continuous Shooting
    • 3840 x 2160 Video Shooting
    • Built-in Flash
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
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    Overview

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII was announced in 2019 and is a 1-inch (13.2 x 8.8 mm) Advanced Compact camera with 20.1 Megapixel Stacked CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 125 to 12,800 and expands to 64 - 12,800 in boosted mode. The camera has a Tilting 3.0" screen with 921k dot resolution and built-in Electronic viewfinder with 2,360k dot resolution. It has an image stabilization.

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII can capture video up to 3840 x 2160 resolution.


    Here is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 series lineup, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the cameras within the same series.

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 series lineup
    Model Date Sensor Native ISO Screen Price
    Image cannot be found Sony RX100 VII July
    2019
    20.1 MP
    1-inch
    125 - 12,800 Tilting 3.0"
    921k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Sony RX100 VA July
    2018
    20.1 MP
    1-inch
    125 - 12,800 Tilting 3.0"
    1,229k dot
    Image cannot be found Sony RX100 VI June
    2018
    20.1 MP
    1-inch
    125 - 12,800 Tilting 3.0"
    1,229k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Sony RX100 V October
    2016
    20.1 MP
    1-inch
    125 - 12,800 Tilting 3.0"
    1,229k dot
    Image cannot be found Sony RX100 IV June
    2015
    20.1 MP
    1-inch
    125 - 12,800 Tilting 3.0"
    1,229k dot
    Image cannot be found Sony RX100 III May
    2014
    20.1 MP
    1-inch
    125 - 12,800 Tilting 3.0"
    1,229k dot
    Image cannot be found Sony RX100 II June
    2013
    20.2 MP
    1-inch
    160 - 12,800 Tilting 3.0"
    1,229k dot
    Image cannot be found Sony RX100 August
    2012
    20.2 MP
    1-inch
    100 - 25,600 Fixed 3.0"
    1,229k dot

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII vs Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA vs Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI vs Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V vs Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV vs Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII.

    PROS

    •   Cheap
    •   Video Capture
    •   Stacked CMOS Sensor
    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   357 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 2,360k dot
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/32000 sec
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 90.0 fps
    •   Built-in Flash
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/2000 sec
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth
    •   Light - 302 g (0.67 lb / 10.65 oz)
    •   USB Charging
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   Small Sensor
    •   125 Lowest Native ISO
    •   Low Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/2000 sec
    •   No External Flash Connectivity
    •   No Headphone Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 260 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Sensor Resolution - 20.1 Megapixel
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 921k dot
    •   DxO Overall Score - 63

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII to its predecessor Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and displaying the major changes.

    UPGRADES Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI
    Lower Boosted ISO 64 vs 80
    More Focus Points 357 vs 315
    Higher Resolution Viewfinder 2,360k dot vs 2,359k dot
    Higher Max Continuous Shooting 90.0 fps vs 24.0 fps
    Interval Recording vs
    Microphone Input vs
    Longer Battery Life 260 shots vs 240 shots
    DOWNGRADES Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI
    Lower Resolution Screen 921k dot vs 1,229k dot
    Heavier 302 g (0.67 lb / 10.65 oz) vs 301 g (0.66 lb / 10.62 oz)

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII vs Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI.

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Tilting Touchscreen

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII has a 3.0" Tilting touchscreen with 921k dot resolution. Tilting screen makes this camera very useful for photography purposes but not so useful for video shooting.

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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII with Tilting screen


    Electronic Viewfinder

    Camera has a built-in Electronic viewfinder with 2,360k dot resolution. It has a 100% coverage and 0.59x magnification.

    Sensor

    Stacked CMOS Sensor

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII features a 20.1 megapixel 1-inch Stacked CMOS sensor with dimensions of 13.2 x 8.8 mm and a total area of 116.2 mm2. Its native ISO range is 125 - 12,800 and expands to 64 - 12,800 in boosted mode.

    The camera has Stacked CMOS sensor. The key feature of such sensor is its three-dimensional structure, which consists of multiple layers of semiconductor material and circuitry stacked on top of each other. This allows the sensor to have dedicated layers for image capture and signal processing. This separation allows for faster data readout, reducing rolling shutter effects and enabling high-speed shooting and video recording. It is also more power-efficient.

    Photography Features

    Camera is equipped with Bionz X processor and can take pictures up to 5472 x 3648 resolution.


    Image Stabilization

    The camera has an image stabilization with 4 stops of compensation.

    Check out the cameras which are frequently compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII.

    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    Bluetooth

    Camera has a built-in Bluetooth which lets you to connect the camera to a smartphone or a dedicated remote control device. This allows you to remotely trigger the camera, adjust settings and controls remotely through a paired mobile app. While Wi-Fi is generally faster for transferring larger files, Bluetooth can be used for small, selective transfers, it can provide real-time information about your camera's battery status, memory card capacity, and other key settings directly on your paired smartphone or smartwatch.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in Bluetooth.


    NFC

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII has Near Field Communication (NFC) technology which simplifies the process of pairing it with other NFC-enabled devices like smartphones or tablets. It allows to quickly transfer photos and videos or remotely control the camera from compatible device. NFC can also be used for authentication and security purposes. It can verify your identity before accessing certain features or transferring sensitive data. It can be used with NFC-enabled accessories as well, such as lenses, flashes and GPS devices.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) input for data transfer and battery charging. There is a Micro HDMI connector for video signal output.


    Battery

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII comes with NP-BX1 battery pack with battery life of 260 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo card slot.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII's shutter speed can go up to 1/32000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/2000 sec with mechanical shutter. Camera can shoot continuously up to 90.0 fps.


    Flash

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII has a built-in flash with maximum range of 5.90 m at Auto ISO. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/2000 sec.

    Physical Parameters

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII has dimensions of 102 x 58 x 43 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.69"). It weighs 302 g (0.67 lb / 10.65 oz), so it is a lightweight camera.

    102 mm (4.02")

    58 mm (2.28")

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    58 mm (2.28")

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    43 mm (1.69")

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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII dimensions

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    GOOD
    71

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII gets a score of 71 and is GOOD choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 921k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    84

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII gets a score of 84 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   357 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 921k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 2,360k dot
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 90.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 260 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    83

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII gets a score of 83 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   357 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 921k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 2,360k dot
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 90.0 fps
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 260 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    GOOD
    84

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII gets a score of 84 and is GOOD choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   357 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 921k dot
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/2000 sec
    •   No External Flash Connectivity
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    88

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII gets a score of 88 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   357 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 921k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 302 g (0.67 lb / 10.65 oz)

    Travel Photography

    EXCELLENT
    87

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII gets a score of 87 and is EXCELLENT choice for Travel photography.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 921k dot
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 302 g (0.67 lb / 10.65 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 260 shots

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Evaluation

    We evaluate Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII and give score of 81 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
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    Sensor

    GOOD
    82

    We give Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII a score of 82 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Stacked CMOS Sensor
    •   Small Sensor
    •   Sensor Resolution - 20.1 Megapixel
    •   125 Lowest Native ISO
    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   DxO Overall Score - 63

    Photo

    GOOD
    81

    We give Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII a score of 81 for Photo parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Low Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/2000 sec
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/32000 sec
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 90.0 fps
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/2000 sec
    •   No External Flash Connectivity

    Video

    AVERAGE
    65

    We give Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII a score of 65 for Video parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   Webcam Functionality

    Focusing

    EXCELLENT
    92

    We give Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII a score of 92 for Focusing parameters.

    •   357 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection

    Screen and Viewfinder

    EXCELLENT
    86

    We give Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII a score of 86 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 921k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 2,360k dot

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
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    We give Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII a score of 91 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Headphone Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    POOR
    41

    We give Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII a score of 41 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 302 g (0.67 lb / 10.65 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 260 shots


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