The Sony RX100 VII has officially earned DPReview’s Gold Award. Dan Bracaglia and Richard Butler of DPReview.com completed their extended review of the camera by examining its body and handling, operation and controls, plus taking a closer look at the new sensor and the inclusion of Sony's Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF systems.
"The RX100 VII is the most capable pocket camera ever made, both in terms of video and stills.” – DPReview.com
"The RX100 VII is the most capable pocket camera ever made, both in terms of video and stills. But on paper it doesn’t seem to offer much over the RX100 VI: the lens is the same, the pixel count is the same, the body is unchanged and image/video quality are nearly indiscernible. So why’d we give the RX100 VII a Gold award? Because a vastly improved AF implementation and general usability improvements make the VII easier to operate, more reliable and perhaps most importantly, more enjoyable to use."
"At the end of the day, the RX100 VII does something we previously thought inconceivable: it takes the speed and AF accuracy/usability of a high-end sports camera and puts it in a camera that not only offers an incredibly versatile zoom range, but also fits in your pocket. For parents or travel photographers seeking a camera that will ‘just get the shot,’ regardless of the distance or movement of the subject, this is a fantastic choice. Low light may not be its forte, but the reach and quality of its lens combined with the reliability of its AF system make it a great companion to always have in your pocket."