Compact cameras don’t get a lot of love these days because for the most part, the majority of our phones can actually do a pretty good job that in some cases can be better than regular compact cameras. However, as always, there are outliers, and Sony’s RX100 series of compacts are some of them.
The camera is a favorite amongst YouTubers and those who are looking for a small camera that offers up high performance, and it seems that Sony is working on a successor in the form of the Sony RX100 VII. According to a report from Camera Nokishita, they claim that one of the highlight features of the upcoming RX100 VII is that it will feature the “world’s fastest autofocus” for a camera with a 1-inch sensor.
It is also allegedly on par with Sony’s A9 mirrorless camera, which for those unfamiliar is one of the best mirrorless cameras around at the moment. Given that the majority of users shoot using autofocus instead of manually focusing, this is a huge deal as it means that the compact camera will be even faster than before, especially since some of the earlier criticisms about the camera is its difficulty trying to focus on objects in front of it.
It remains to be seen when the camera will be launched, but it is not expected to come cheap. The camera has been estimated to cost around $1,500.