Sony RX100VII Two Weeks Later | Literally Everything YOU Could Want in a Camera!

by birtanpublished on April 4, 2021

Sonne recently refreshed their high-end point shoot line with the rx100 mark 7 this promises to be the most cutting-edge point-and-shoot camera ever made giving it features found only in their top-of-the-line full frame a 9 while it does have some absolutely fantastic features it's also missing a few key notes that we've all been hoping for that they've seemingly abandoned since their mark 5 but after 2 weeks of use how is the mark 7 holding up let's find out what's up everyone I'm the everyday dead and if I can figure it out you can figure it out ok ok full disclosure I haven't had this

Specific mark 7 for two weeks but I did use one for a week at Sony condo this year and then immediately after getting back I purchased one the following that event and then I used this for a week at the Sony a 66 hundred launch event so two weeks of experience one week at a time totally passes did not clickbait threshold quick note in the beginning the video though this will not be a spec heavy or very in-depth video if you would like to see more of that I will leave a link in the description below to my rx100 mark 7 playlist and since I

Think this camera would be totally fine for any kind of online content creation let's throw it up on the sticks and make it the B cam for the rest of the video there we go point-and-shoot goodness okay I like this camera so after one plus one weeks of use what do I like and what do I not like about this tiny powerhouse first up let's start off with the things that I don't like because I like getting that out of the way first because it's so much nicer to end on the happy notes I like ending on the happy notes because I just I have so much energy easily the

Worst part about the rx100 mark 7 is something that most of us figured out from reading the spec sheet unlike the rx100 mark 5 and 5 alpha this 7 is missing that built-in ND filter now most cameras I mean in all fairness most cameras especially consumer level cameras do not have built-in ND filters but seriously camera companies more need them more cameras need built-in nd all camera companies that are watching this get on it so why does this make such a big deal well normally consumer lenses can generally step down or they can close

The aperture ring down to around f-22 so even if you are in bright sunlight in the middle of the day you can restrict the amount of light coming in to the sensor and I mean sure if you are looking for a shallow depth of field this is not gonna help your case but you could at least still get the shot the rx100 mark 7 though will only stop down to f11 and while that combined with the one-inch sensor does do a good job under most circumstances you're going to have problems exposing the image properly under direct sunlight which means you'll either need to increase the shutter

Speed breaking the ever-popular 180 degree rule or you'll have to buy some aftermarket magnetic nd because it also doesn't have a filter thread so if you are in too bright of a situation there's nothing you can do sorry I really really wish it had the built-in nd like that's legitimately my one problem with the camera is the nd another thing that's a pretty big negative even though the olders camera have it I mean but not that big compared to the lack of the built-in nd the lens even at its widest will only go to 1.8 now I do again really wish it went to

1.8 for that little bit of blurriness in the background and heck maybe even a little bit better low-light capabilities but honestly this isn't that big of a deal in comparison sony cameras are so darn good anymore in low-light and even under indoor studio settings like right now I've yet to have a noise problem or any kind of image quality problem on something other than direct sunlight and that's not just the rs.100 mark 7 that's like any of their recent cameras are fantastic for low-light but this is really really good we're not even at 1.8 right now we're not even at 2.8 right

Now since we've zoomed in a little bit I can't see what we're at but I assume we're like a 3.5 or a 4 and even then the image quality is fantastic and you that's the thing though you just don't have to worry about it and you can get fantastic quality even with it being a little over two point eight because two point eight or the aperture in this camera is not like regular one inch censored cameras at a two point eight like we've used the NX 80 we've used the XA 50 which are camcorders with one inch sensors and they do fine I mean there nothing to write home about but even

They don't look as good as the rx100 mark seven and honestly that is it like that is it for the negatives I have about this camera there is okay there is an honorable or dishonorable depending on your point of view mentioned for the things that I don't like and it's the price this is an expensive point shoot camera that comes in at $1,200 that steep as heck like that is a dad no I can't I can't say anything else about it that is an expensive camera but it does have features and abilities that nothing else in the market does and I do wish there was around $1000 but I can

Understand why it costs us this much to get this level of technology black enough of the negatives let's talk about the positives because honestly I'm in love with this darn little camera like this is one of my favorite cameras so far this year I mean it is a beast and it's probably the best portable camera ever made I only brought this to me for the Sony launch event of the a 6600 release and it easily every piece of footage I need it captured I didn't even bring a tripod I didn't bring a monopod all I did was hand hold this camera and it got everything I wanted so I don't

Say that it's the best lightly first like I already kind of talked about in the things that I don't like that I actually liked I'm kind of tricky got to keep you on your toes the indoor capabilities of this camera are insane I mean you've seen it throughout this whole video as I've been cutting back and forth between it but this camera could easily be somebody's main and only camera usually the problem with 1-inch sensors that only go to 2.8 like this is even I mean the slightest bit of ISO increase brings in terrible noise but here you just don't get it at all

I'm so confident this I even have it in auto ISO like I didn't manually dial anything in I just popped in to shutter priority popped in to auto ISO and it just looks great it's got a nice and clean image no matter what no matter the time of day no matter anything you can get just so you can get fantastic results you don't have to work for it the next up in the things that I like is the electronic stabilization now I know Sony doesn't really have the best stabilization in their interchangeable lens cameras and and I beat them up about it

All the time but here it actually works pretty well because it has both lens stabilization combined with their newer version of electronic image stabilization and you can actually get it even better by processing this through their new camera app now I don't because I'm lazy but even without that processing I think the stabilization works perfectly well for doing things like vlogging like if you're holding this camera you don't really have to worry about the stabilization that much and I really want to pause on this for a second as cameras are continuously

Called on for more and more video features it's really really handy when a tool like this can be used as self-sufficiently as possible so good internal stabilization makes a camera that much more usable and you don't need a lot of gear to make it stable however I also really like how small this camera is and that's not really surprising because all the rx100 cameras are roughly the same size makes it perfect for tools like this JUnit crane into I mean these two devices were basically perfectly made for each other and I don't normally get that excited about

Gimble's anymore because gimble's are getting kind of boring they all just stabilize your cameras and okay the last ten gimble's did the same thing but this is awesome because of how easy it is to bounce it's so easy to get the mark seven on top that the two of these combined together make a crazy powerful portable powerhouse of a stabilized 4k camera like I love both and we'll probably be seeing more in a future video combined together weird that not only does the image quality in normal modes rock new york's 100 mark 7 but it also

Has a 3.5 millimeter audio in jack and it's not just a simple 3.5 millimeter port but the 7 also has really great preamps inside of it now it would have been really easy to just cheap out on the internals of this camera because we would have just been happy with any kind of an audio in capability but here the audio capabilities are just stunning in fact the audio you've been hearing has been recorded internally into this camera using a diety d3 pro look it's right here image quality audio quality check excellent good I'm glad we're done about

That but there are a few smaller features that really make this the perfect all-in-one camera the zoom lens is incredible it goes from 24 millimeter to 200 millimeter equivalent and at the wide you can get like pretty close to macro level shots letting you get so close to subjects and with the high frame rate modes you can do really amazing handheld b-roll of products or b-roll of your vacation location or beer it's just like the perfect b-roll mode and you can do that without needing a gimbal tripod or monopod all of my a 6600 b-roll was taken by hand with the

240 frames per second mode and it's got Sony's class-leading eye autofocus and video that it is doing right now and even if you watch my rx100 mark 7 tips and tricks video it's so good that it will like on my GH 5 it was able to like zoom in onto the gh 5s flip out screen and I autofocus on me from that it's in sane and you know what none of that is the best part I definitely look I definitely wanted to save the best part for last the rx100 mark 7 breaks Sony's mold so just so hard because it is able to record crisp 4k video down sampled from a 5k sensor for very long periods

Of time mark 5 that we all love so much the mark 6 they can only record 4k for 5 minutes at a time once you turn on the high temperature mode you can record for crazy lengths of time I've personally gotten this to record for 34 minutes before shutting down that's longer than most DSLRs and other mirrorless pro level cameras and the mark 7 fits in your pocket and can do that it's ok ok look this is absolutely one of the best cameras of the year with all of the features and functions packed into this tiny body you can literally use this as a solo video

Production camera heck it's even got the flip up screen if you really want to monitor yourself it can do talking-head handheld slow-motion vlogging it records audio super small waves almost nothing and has some of the best autofocus ever made I mean I love this darn camera it it combined with the a 6400 are my two favorite cameras released so far this year and I absolutely recommend this if you are looking for a small discreet all-in-one travel camera go go buy one it's so good thanks for watching

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