Pocket Powerhouse: A First Look at the Sony RX100 VII

The Sony RX100 VII is the latest iteration of the company’s powerful pocket cameras, and it brings some massive upgrades to the table. Is it the right do-it-all camera for you to take everywhere? This great first look video seeks to answer that exact question.

Coming to you from Kai W, this helpful video takes a first look at the new Sony RX100 VII. The RX100 has long been known for being a powerhouse crammed into a point and shoot body, and with each iteration, Sony has added some new technology to move it along. Perhaps most notable in this new model are the new sensor, AF tech borrowed from the flagship a9, and ultra-fast continuous shooting speeds with no viewfinder blackout. Coupled with its impressively small form factor and very practical focal length range, it’s quite a tempting option for a lot of photographers looking for something that’ll give them an upgrade over their phone camera. I personally owned the very first model in the RX100 series, and I absolutely loved that camera and carried it almost everywhere with me. I’m seriously considering upgrading to the new model. Check out the video above to see if it’s right for you.

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Benoit Pigeon's picture

Man I am getting sick of Sony, Sony, Sony and more Sony. May be time I leave this site.

Matt Williams's picture

.....are they not supposed to talk about new products?

Sounds like your issue is with Sony's quick release pace, not the website that rightfully reports on that.

Benoit Pigeon's picture

Sure they can, but that's not what attracts me at all. I've been following DPReview since 1999 and I came here looking for less camera reviews, more photo techniques and odd photo related things.

Rob Mitchell's picture

Got to keep people hooked. Hooked = more ads displayed = income.
I got banned from Petapixel for questioning their shite content. Bored with DPreview, FStoppers has some great articles amongst the daily bread and butte stuff.

Matt Williams's picture

I mean, they do both. Camera reviews, announcements of new releases, and articles on technique / other stuff. It's not like they forego the latter in favor of the former. Not sure why you can't just skip over something you don't want to read.

Benoit Pigeon's picture

Hilarious... Reminds me of pre K

Benoit Pigeon's picture

Yep, because of course you have decided that I am super old because I have a 14 year old daughter! These camera reviews take from what could be great articles.

Benoit Pigeon's picture

Ha, but you know that for my 14 year daughter you are an old man.
Anyway, glad you agree with me. Sometimes mentioning a dislike is not a bad thing and then you find out many people think the same but won't come out and say it.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

"Marsha Marsha Marsha!"

El Dooderino's picture

Be sure to ask for your money back!

Still waiting for RX100 that is waterproof or at least splashproof like Olympus Em-5 and em-1.

I'm stunned that they have not incorporated any computational photography technology. Their ISO 6400 shots are essentially worthless. The Pixel 3 does a much better job at night time shots and is a phone. If Sony had incorporated some of this technology into the RX100, it would have revolutionized the entire P&S segment.