Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Review

Overall Score

75

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-200 mm (8.3x) F2.8-4.5 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 20 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 102 x 58 x 43 mm, 302g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Overview


First introduced in July, 2019, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII is a 20 MP Compact with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony RX100 VI with Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony RX100 VII with Sony RX100 VI

Sony RX100 VII Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Sony RX100 VII 2019 20MP 125 - 12800 302g 102 x 58 x 43mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) Sony RX100 VA 2018 20MP 125 - 12800 299g 102 x 58 x 41mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI Sony RX100 VI 2018 20MP 125 - 12800 301g 102 x 58 x 43mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Sony RX100 V 2016 20MP 125 - 12800 299g 102 x 58 x 41mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Sony RX100 IV 2015 20MP 125 - 12800 298g 102 x 58 x 41mm

Proc and Cons of Sony RX100 VII


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
NFC Connectivity
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
20.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
2360k dot Viewfinder Resolution
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Optical Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
921k dots Screen Resolution
Manual Focus
2.8 Lens at Wide
UHS-I Memory Card Support
Timelapse Recording
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Articulating Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.5
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Low Battery Life: 260 shots
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII has an Overall Score of 75/100 and ranked #7 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #112 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony RX100 VII Scores
Imaging score
51
Features score
88
Value for money score
87
Portability score
93
Overall score
75
Average Scores in Large Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
70
Portability Score
85
Overall score
59

Physical Dimensions of Sony RX100 VII


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII weighs 302g and has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 43mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.69"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 389g, Sony RX100 VII is 87 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony RX100 VII is less by 13mm more than the average length in Large Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony RX100 VII
302g
Average weight
389g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
1040g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony RX100 VII
43mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
122mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI Sony RX100 VI 301 g 302 g 102 x 58 x 43 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Canon G7 X MIII 304 g 302 g 105 x 61 x 41 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Sony RX100 V 299 g 302 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Canon G5 X MII 340 g 302 g 111 x 61 x 46 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 Panasonic ZS200 340 g 302 g 111 x 66 x 45 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Sony Alpha a6400 Sony A6400 403 g 302 g 120 x 67 x 60 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Ricoh GR III Ricoh GR III 257 g 302 g 109 x 62 x 33 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) Sony RX100 VA 299 g 302 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
Announced July, 2019
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 8
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2360
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.59
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 20.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.90
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 64
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery
Battery Life 260 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-BX1
Physical
Weight 302 g
Physical Dimensions 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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