New RX100 VII is the latest pocket-size advanced camera from Sony. It is the 7th iteration of the RX100. This camera lineup has presented the most popular option among those looking for the best travel camera. The RX100 VII should suit all those needs very well, provided you’re okay with coughing up the $1,200 asking price. So, it isn’t too expensive for what you’re getting because Sony has packed in tremendous value, including an extremely versatile 24-200mm (35mm equivalent) zoom range, 20fps continuous burst mode shooting, a flip-up touch screen, built-in image stabilization and the same powerful autofocus technologies you’ll find on its flagship full-frame interchangeable lens pro cameras.
The Sony RX100 VII satisfies a specific need, but it’s one that a lot of people probably have: Striking a balance between image quality, range, and portability. On the convenience end of the spectrum, the ultimate device is probably your smartphone. The RX100 VII manages to be so impressive because it can deliver nearly the portability of a smartphone with some of the photography chops of a setup that typically requires its own suitcase. You’ll find a 1-inch sensor inside the RX100 VII, which is very big relative to smartphone imaging sensors.
The RX100 VII is a delight of a camera and an easy recommendation to make. There’s nothing that compares in this size category in terms of the range of features, autofocus capabilities, video prowess and performance as a general all-rounder. This is the do-everything travel camera that you could really only dream of 5 years ago, and it’s become more ideal for this use with every generation that Sony introduces. Sony decided on a very long zoom range for the RX100 VII, which sports a 24-200mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.8-4.5 powered retracting zoom lens. That’s the same range and aperture as the RX100 VI, which opts for more range over the brighter 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens found on the V and earlier.