LCD and Viewfinder
Sony RX100 VII has a Tilting 3 LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Sony RX100 VII will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
RX100 VII has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Sony RX100 VII can shoot continuously at max speed of 20.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec
. RX100 VII also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/32000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately RX100 VII doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
One neat feature that we like about RX100 VII's built-in flash has is that the flash head can be tilted upwards manually using your finger, which can be used to bounce the flash light and create a more pleasing lighting on your subject. It is not a very strong flash so the ceiling/wall or the surface you use for bouncing must be relatively close to the camera.
Sony RX100 VII features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. Sony RX100 VII also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically. In addition to the face detect AF, RX100 VII has a more sophisticated feature called Eye Tracking AF
which detects and locks focus to the selected eye of the person in the frame accurately and tracks as the subject moves. Eye tracking AF of Sony RX100 VII is a perfect feature for shooting portraits and is especially useful when fast lenses are used and the depth of field is very narrow.
With Sony RX100 VII, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S formats. This means that Sony RX100 VII provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.
RX100 VII also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 960 fps for ultra slow motion videos. RX100 VII has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Sony RX100 VII also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony RX100 VII features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with Bluetooth and NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC
feature, RX100 VII can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.Sony RX100 VII's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our RX100 VII. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect RX100 VII to compatible devices via its HDMI port or NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger port.
Sony RX100 VII is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 260 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large sensor compact type cameras is 300 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Sony RX100 VII vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Sony RX100 VII Features Compared to Main Competitors