Thanks to recently leaked specs, it was revealed that Sony had a new compact camera in the works in the form of the Sony RX100 VII, a new addition to its popular RX100 series of compacts. If you are in the market for a new camera, then you might be pleased to learn that the RX100 VII has since been officially launched.
While compacts don’t get a lot of attention, the RX100 has performed rather admirably, thanks largely to its 1-inch CMOS sensor that allows it to capture some pretty high-quality images and videos. It has also seen a lot of popularity amongst YouTubers who love the camera’s lightweight design for vlogging purposes.
Speaking of vlogging, the RX100 VII comes with several upgrades that will make it even more appealing. This is thanks to an external microphone port which means that vloggers who want better quality audio can mic up the camera. There are also some new features like “Single Burst Driving Shoot Mode” that can take up to seven photos at once.
The camera will also feature an upgraded autofocus system where it is capable of AF/AE calculations at 60 times per second, making it a beast at focusing on its subject. Sony is also boasting autofocus speeds of 0.02 seconds, making it similar to other high-end cameras like the Sony A9 and the A6400. The Sony RX100 VII will be launching this August and is expected to be priced around $1,200.