Sony launched its flagship point-and-shoot camera, the Cyber-shot RX100 VII in July and now, it is finally available for purchase in India. It has a new 20.1-megapixel sensor, blast shooting up to 90fps, real-time tracking and IAF features for humans and animals. The camera will go on sale from today at a retail price of Rs. 98,990. It will be available across Sony flagship retail stores, online stores and all authorized dealers across the country.
Sony says it has developed a new 1-inch stacked 20.1-megapixel CMOS sensor for this camera. It claims that the Cyber-shot RX100 VII has A9-level (its flagship full-frame mirrorless camera) speed performance with 60 AF / AE counts per second and 20fps burst shooting with AF / AE tracking and no blackouts. The camera gets 357 PDAF focus points, with 425 contrast detection AF points. It also gets real-time tracking and AF which we first saw in the A9 and the latest A6400, including Eye AF for humans and animals. It uses the same 24-200mm zoom lens as its predecessor, with an aperture range of f / 2.8-4.5.
The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VII has a 180-degree flip screen that makes it easy to vlog. But perhaps the best news for Vloggers is that the camera finally gets a 3.5mm microphone jack, so you can use an external microphone for better audio. The new 90fps burst shooting is a new feature that allows you to save only seven still images, but the higher capture rate allows you to get more clear shots. In this mode, focus and exposure are locked from the moment you hit the shutter.
The RX100 VII supports 4K video, S-Log 3 and HDR workflows. It has a retractable electronic viewfinder (EVF), built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. The camera weighs about 302 grams.
“The RX100 VII sets new standards for both photography and videography in a compact camera and we are confident that its exceptional speed and AF capabilities will be well received by customers,” said Hiroyuki Tokuno, Head of Digital Imaging, Sony India in a statement.