Broad zoom range from a pocket-size camera
The built-in ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm19F2.8-4.5 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 Shooting20 at up to 20fps21 and Single Burst Shooting22 at up to 90fps. Reliable AF/AE tracking is possible thanks to rapid arithmetic processing at 60 times/sec.21 to predictively track subject motion, and the electronic viewfinder and LCD monitor also benefit, with improved image quality23 and smooth 60fps display during shooting.
Up to 20fps fast, Blackout-free Shooting with AF/AE tracking
Now you can rely on Blackout-free Shooting20 at up to 20fps,21 complete with AF/AE tracking, so you won't lose track of a moving subject even at telephoto range. Precise, reliable AF/AE tracking is based on high-speed arithmetic processing at up to 60 times per second21 during continuous shooting. (A) Blackout.
Ultra-fast 0.02-sec. AF with 357 phase-detection points
The fast, highly accurate autofocus can achieve a remarkable 0.02-sec.24 acquisition speed, the world's fastest25, 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 world25 – work in conjunction with 425 contrast-detection AF points and High-density AF Tracking Technology to follow even erratically moving subjects reliably.
Real-time Tracking to maintain steady focus on your subject
For the first time in the RX series, Real-time Tracking is supported. When you're tracking a fast-moving subject, the camera's motion tracker uses a sophisticated subject recognition algorithm (AI)26 that draws on colour, pattern (brightness), distance (depth) and face/eye information to automatically recognise and maintain focus on your subject. During continuous shooting, the camera relies on AF calculations at up to 60 times/sec.21 to maintain high-accuracy tracking even as the subject's position changes moment by moment. Tracking can also be initiated through touch operation, for both stills and movies.
Up to 90fps speed Single Burst Shooting to capture decisive moments
A new high-density Single Burst Shooting mode22 is available to capture true split-second action. You can take seven still shots in rapid succession at shooting speeds equivalent to 90fps, 60fps or 30fps by pressing the shutter button. Both JPEG and RAW formats are supported, and the self-timer can be used.  90fps ( 0.011 sec. )  7photos
Extraordinary image quality and low noise
The 20.1MP28, 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor uses back-illumination technology for increased light-collection efficiency. The standard ISO range is 100-12800, expanded to ISO64 and ISO80 for stills. In conjunction with the processor, it delivers high perceived resolution, low noise, highly accurate colour reproduction and natural skin tones.
Soft Skin and other effects to widen your creative options
The camera offers a range of special effects for your photos. Soft Skin mode reduces small facial wrinkles and skin dullness while preserving the clarity of the subject's eyes and mouth, and Beauty Effect can be used on images that are already shot. Auto HDR results in a higher dynamic range, reproducing gradations in brightness and contrast that are close to what the human eye perceives. A range of Creative Style and Picture Effect options helps you create unique images.
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 second21, the RX100 VII's AF enables powerful continuous shooting, and stunning portrait shots through precise focusing on your subject's eyes – person or animal27. For human subjects, activating Real-time Eye AF simply requires a half-press of the shutter button.
4K HDR (HLG) video recording
When shooting 4K (QFHD resolution: 3840 x 2160) movies31 32 the RX100 VII uses full pixel readout, without pixel binning, and 1.7x oversampling to provide outstanding resolution with reduced moiré and jaggies. The XAVC S video format31 supports high-bitrate recording (max. 100Mbps) and, with HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) capability, you can enjoy HDR images simply by connecting the camera to an HDR (HLG) compatible Sony TV via a USB cable.
Real-time Eye AF for people during movie recording
For the first time in RX series cameras, the RX100 VII can detect and track people's eyes during movie recording, maintaining sharp and steady focus as the subject moves. Focus is set and maintained automatically, so you can concentrate on framing your shots. The feature can be used in conjunction with Touch Tracking – simply touch the corresponding point on the touchscreen to focus on either the subject's left eye or right eye, or switch between eyes.
External microphone jack
Even though the camera is compact, it includes a newly added jack that can be used to attach external microphones35. The standard 3.5mm input enables the use of high-end microphones for professional audio capture for movies and vlogs.
Super slow motion at up to 40x slower speed
The stacked CMOS sensor enables an extra-high frame rate of up to 960fps/1000fps38, so even when shooting at 200mm19 telephoto it's possible to record impressive close-up super slow-motion footage39. The frame rate and recording setting can be set independently for slow-motion playback speeds from 1/4 to 1/40th of real-time speed, and can be captured using either start or end triggers to record even the most fleeting of moments.
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