Broad zoom range from a pocket-size camera
The built-in ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm 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 with 13 aspherical faces 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 minimise spherical, coma and chromatic aberrations.
A new image sensor that delivers new levels of performance
The newly developed Exmor RS™ 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor works in tandem with the latest BIONZ X™ image-processing engine to deliver powerful levels of performance. The result is fast, Blackout-free Shooting at up to 20fps and Single Burst Shooting at up to 90fps. Reliable AF/AE tracking is possible thanks to rapid arithmetic processing at 60 times/sec. to predictively track subject motion, and the electronic viewfinder and LCD monitor also benefit, with improved image quality and smooth 60fps display during shooting.
Ultra-fast 0.02-sec. AF with 357 phase-detection points
The fast, highly accurate autofocus can achieve a remarkable 0.02-sec. acquisition speed, the world’s fastest, to capture fleeting moments with precision. A total of 357 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering approx. 68% of the image area – the most in the world – work in conjunction with 425 contrast-detection AF points and High-density AF Tracking Technology to follow even erratically moving subjects reliably.
Enhanced Real-time Eye AF for better portraits and pet photos
Real-time Eye AF detects and focuses on the eyes of your subjects, even when part of the face is hidden, the face is backlit or the subject is facing downwards.With up to 60 AF calculations per second, the RX100 VII’s AF enables powerful continuous shooting, and stunning portrait shots through precise focusing on your subject’s eyes – person or animal. For human subjects, activating Real-time Eye AF simply requires a half-press of the shutter button.
Vertical-format movie recording
The camera supports movie recording in vertical format with embedded metadata indicating the camera’s orientation. 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.