Sony announce RX100 VII, 20fps no blackout, 4K and 90fps with AE/AF locked

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Hot on the heels of last weeks announcement of the Sony A7R IV, Sony have announced the new Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII compact.

The new camera sports a newly designed 1-inch stacked 20.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with DRAM chip, and features the same 24–200mm f/2.8–4.5 Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens as found on last year's RX100 VI.

There's 357 phase-detect and 425 contrast-detect autofocus points that cover 68 percent of the frame, with Sony saying the camera can autofocus up to 0.02 seconds and perform 60 autofocus and autoexposure calculations per second.

Like the Sony a9, the RX100 VII can shoot 20 frames per second blackout-free silent shooting, and also gains a host of Sony's latest autofocus features, including Real-time Tracking, Real-time Eye AF and Real-time animal Eye AF.

On the backside, there's a 3-inch, 921.6k-dot touchscreen LCD that's tiltable 180-degrees up and 90-degrees down. The EVF is 0.39-inch and has 2.36 million dots.

A new feature called Single Burst Drive Mode alllows capture of seven RAW or JPEGs at up to 90fps (or 60 or 30 if you so wish) per single shutter press. Focus and exposure will be fixed at the first shot fired.

There's a host of video features too, including 4K in-body movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning,Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF for video, interval shooting, super slow mo at 1000fps, a microphone jack and 180 degree flip screen LCD.

The RX100 VII will be available in Australia from August 2019 for SRP $1,999. You can find out more at Sony.

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