Sony RX100 VII Gets 63 Points Overall Score at DxOMark

DxoMark posted their Sony RX100 VII sensor review and test results – Sony RX100 VII’s 20.1Mp CMOS sensor achieved an excellent overall DxOMark sensor score of 63 points, with a combination of 21.8 bits color depth, 12.4 EV dynamic range, and 418 ISO low-light score.

Sony RX100 VII Key Features:

  • 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.8-4.5 Lens
  • 24-200mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Up to 20 fps Blackout-Free Shooting
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • 0.39″ 2.36m-Dot OLED Pop-Up EVF
  • 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot 180° Tilting Touchscreen
  • Fast Hybrid AF, 357 Phase-Detect Points
  • Real-time Tracking and Eye-AF

Image quality compared:

Sony has selected a newly-developed sensor for the RX100 VII and its performance in dynamic range is among the best for the (1-inch type) sensor format. It’s a very competitive area, however, and the RX100 VII is ranked joint fourth—but only 0.3 EV behind the current best in our database (the Canon PowerShot G7X).

Conclusion from DxOMark:

With sensors larger than those found in typical compacts, offering 20MP resolution and high image quality with low noise, and with dynamic range approaching that of some interchangeable-lens camera, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 series has come to define an enthusiast’s advanced compact ever since it was introduced in 2012.

Although it doesn’t quite match the exceptional imaging performance of the previous generation of 1-inch type BSI CMOS sensor, the Sony RX100 VII’s newly-developed “stacked” sensor comes very close. With its built-in DRAM and enhanced PDAF providing a number of benefits, along with the Real-Time Tracking AF feature, it seems a fair tradeoff. All in all, with its new capabilities and solid image quality, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII looks like one of the most compelling compacts available.

You can read the full review at DxOMark.

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