The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII is a pocket-sized camera packing a wealth of stills and video versatility. This seventh-generation camera in the esteemed RX100 series is the second to feature the impressive 24-200mm-equivalent ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens that covers wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths for greater shooting flexibility in a variety of conditions. The updated sensor design is all about speed and enables blackout-free continuous shooting up to 20 fps for easier subject tracking. Single Burst Shooting also permits shooting at an extreme 90-fps setting for working with the fastest moving subjects. Video performance also remains impressive with the incorporation of S-Log3 and HLG gamma settings, and High Frame Rate shooting allows you to record at up to 960 fps for slow-motion playback. Retaining the classic sleek form factor of an RX100, the VII still has a pocketable stature despite the extended zoom lens. The camera also sports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for sharing imagery to a linked mobile device or for embedding location information from your smartphone. This sensor stacks the pixel area, a high-speed signal processing circuit, and memory to increase data throughput and deliver features such as Single Burst Shooting, an Anti-Distortion shutter, UHD 4K video, and more. Speed is also a huge advantage of the RX100 VII, and, in the video, users will benefit from advanced High Frame Rate shooting and super slow motion. In Full HD, shooters will have access to a standard 120 fps setting that will enable outstanding slow motion when placed in editing software.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII is a pocket-sized camera packing a wealth of stills and video versatility. This seventh-generation camera in the esteemed RX100 series is the second to feature the impressive 24-200mm-equivalent ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens that covers wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths for greater shooting flexibility in a variety of conditions. The updated sensor design is all about speed and enables blackout-free continuous shooting up to 20 fps for easier subject tracking. Single Burst Shooting also permits shooting at an extreme 90-fps setting for working with the fastest moving subjects. Video performance also remains impressive with the incorporation of S-Log3 and HLG gamma settings, and High Frame Rate shooting allows you to record at up to 960 fps for slow-motion playback. Retaining the classic sleek form factor of an RX100, the VII still has a pocketable stature despite the extended zoom lens. The camera also sports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for sharing imagery to a linked mobile device or for embedding location information from your smartphone. The RX100 VII is equipped with an on-sensor phase-detection AF system that dramatically improves autofocus speed for both stills and video. The camera uses a hybrid system with 357 phase-detection points that cover approximately 68% of the frame along with a 425-area contrast-detection system to provide fast, accurate focusing in a range of situations. Speed is also a huge advantage of the RX100 VII, and, in the video, users will benefit from advanced High Frame Rate shooting and super slow motion. A Photo Capture function is built directly into the camera, allowing shooters to quickly save an 8.29MP still from their UHD 4K movies.
The black Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Digital Camera is a high-zoom camera that offers ease of use akin to a point-and-shoot, but with the design and control of a DSLR. It features a 20.4MP 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS sensor and a BIONZ X Image Processor for notable low light performance, as well as a 50x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T lens with a 100x Clear Image Zoom. A 4.3-215mm focal length with a 35mm equivalent of 24-1200mm allows this lens significant wide-angle and considerable telephoto shooting abilities. A 3″ Xtra Fine 921k-dot tilting LCD monitor as well as an electronic eye-level viewfinder allow you to view and compose high-quality images. Capture full HD 1080p AVCHD video at 60p and 24p and use the optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization to compensate for camera shake in order to provide clearer images. This is especially useful in low light and when using the longer focal lengths. For sports photography and during motion-filled photo capturing moments, the HX400V features 10 frames per second continuous shooting at the full 20.4MP resolution, which ensures sharp, clear images that are less likely to be missed.
The Cyber-shot HX90V replaces last year’s HX60V as Sony’s high-end travel zoom compact camera. Like the HX60V it sports 30x optical zoom, though where this used a Sony G lens, the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V gets a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T-star coated optic. It also gets a new lens barrel control ring and a flip-up screen. But it’s the HX90V’s sheer compactness that makes it stand out from the crowd, as it’s appreciably smaller than key rivals like the TZ70, Canon PowerShot SX710 HS, and Nikon Coolpix S9900. Although the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V may share some similar specs to the HX60V, on the outside they’re very different animals. At 102 x 58.1 x 35.4mm, the HX90V lines up alongside Sony’s WX500 as the smallest camera on sale to feature a 30x optical zoom. The HX90V is also noticeably smaller than the 30x compact camera competition from Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic. And yet despite this, it’s not short on features. The 30x zoom lens is certainly impressive, giving a 24-720mm-equivalent focal range, but it’s not enough to set the HX90V apart. Flick the release switch by your left hand and up it pops, powering the HX90V on in the process. You’ll also need to pull the eyepiece towards your eye though, as otherwise, the EVF won’t activate when you go to use it. Also packed into the HX90V’s top panel is a pop-up flash, however this, the EVF and smaller case design mean you no longer get a hot shoe mount for attaching a flashgun or other accessory. The lack of button space also means the rear thumb rest is small and not particularly grippy, although there is a good-sized if plasticky front finger ridge. Whilst the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V’s compactness is a mixed blessing compared to its predecessor, you do at least get an improved LCD screen. The ring can be used to operate the zoom, but it can also be customized to control exposure compensation, white balance, ISO sensitivity, shutter speed, and aperture. If you activate manual focussing, the ring is then used to focus, and by pressing the Fn button on the rear panel, the ring will operate the last-used menu option. These include typical options like ISO sensitivity, white balance and flash modes, but also some features more often associated with DSLRs and high-end bridge cameras. When in playback mode, the Fn button can be used to activate the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V’s Wi-Fi connectivity to send a single image or multiple shots to a smartphone or tablet. In addition to Wi-Fi, the HX90V also packs GPS to geolocate your images, and with the aid of Sony’s PlayMemories software, you can plot your shooting locations on a map. Being a high-end compact camera, the HX90V features a full range of creative shooting options like manual control, shutter and aperture priority modes. With so many modes and features, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V can be somewhat intimidating to get to grips with if you’re coming from a budget no-frills compact camera, especially if you delve straight into the plethora of options in the main menu. Press it and useful hints and tips are displayed to assist you in shooting whatever scene is detected by the HX90V’s automatic shooting modes.
The Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 from Sony is a compact camera well-suited for travel and everyday shooting. Revolving around a back-illuminated 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the HX99 is capable of producing notably smooth and clear imagery with low noise levels, along with an expandable sensitivity range up to ISO 12800. Contrasting its sleek size, the HX99 is also distinguished by it’s impressive 30x zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens, which provides a 24-720mm equivalent zoom range. Spanning wide-angle to super-telephoto perspectives, this lens benefits from Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld imagery. Utilizing an 18.2MP 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the HX99 is able to produce high-resolution stills and UHD 4K video with notable clarity and smooth tonality. The sensor and processor also provide a continuous shooting rate of 10 fps for up to 10 consecutive frames in a burst. Additionally, the HX99 is the first HX-series camera capable of recording UHD 4K video, at either 30p or 24p frame rates, as well as Full HD video. An Intelligent Active Mode is also available to reduce blur common to shooting video while moving. Rear 3.0″ 921k-dot LCD monitor employs a 180° tilting design to facilitate working from low angles or taking front-facing selfies, and this screen is also a touchscreen for intuitive menu navigation as well as the ability to work with Touch Focus, Touch Pad AF, and Touch Shutter functions. Built-in pop-up flash provides additional illumination when working in low-light conditions. Additionally, Bluetooth connectivity also lets you embed your mobile device’s location data to your images for geotagging.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera is a compact point-and-shoot camera that features a large 20.2 megapixel 1″ Exmor R CMOS sensor to produce high resolution still imagery and full HD 1080i/p video. Benefitting the performance of this sensor is the BIONZ image processor, which helps to produce images with smooth quality and gradations as well as provide expedited performance throughout all aspects of the camera. On the wide end of the lens, the bright maximum f/1.8 aperture benefits working in low lighting as well as aiding in controlling focus. While small in overall size, the RX100 II incorporates a large 3.0″ 1,229k-dot Xtra Fine LCD monitor that utilizes a tilting design to better serve to work from both high and low viewing angles. A multi-interface shoe is also incorporated into the camera’s design to facilitate the use of an external flash, auxiliary viewfinders, and external microphones. Using Sony’s Column A/D Conversion, images are rendered with impressive image quality and smooth gradations between tones and colors due to the marked reduction in apparent noise. Still, images can be recorded in JPEG or RAW file formats, or both simultaneously. This technology also provides the ability to use Smart Remote Control, which provides for remote shutter release that is controlled by a smart device. Utilizing intelligent response data and a refined high-speed actuator motor, the RX100 II can acquire focus in a similar manner and speed to top-performing DSLR focus systems in a variety of lighting conditions. This ring can be assigned to control an array of features, including zooming and aperture settings as well as more creative functions like Picture Effect modes. Its click-less design permits quick and quiet changing of settings, too, to benefit its use while recording HD movies. Full HD 1920 x 1080 video recording is supported in multiple frames rates, including 60p, 60i, and 24p. When recording in full HD, the AVCHD Ver.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera is a versatile and advanced point-and-shoot featuring a large 20.1-megapixel 1″ Exmor RS CMOS sensor to produce high-resolution still imagery and 4K video. By completely placing the camera’s photodiodes over the sensor’s processing structure, the light-gathering ability of the Exmor RS CMOS sensor is further improved over previous backside-illuminated devices and faster image processing capabilities are added as well. Also benefitting the performance of this sensor is the BIONZ X image processor, which helps to produce images with smooth quality and tonal gradations. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera is NTSC and PAL switchable while utilizing the XAVC S format to maximize high-bitrate shooting up to 100 Mbps for professional-quality video. While recording at video resolutions lower than 4K, such as Full HD 1920 x 1080p, video clips up to 29 minutes in length can be saved.The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera’s enhanced Exmor RS CMOS sensor also helps to supplement the camera’s top mechanical shutter speed of 1/2,000. Complementing the imaging capabilities of the RX100 IV is a sleek body design featuring both an electronic viewfinder and an LCD screen. The 3.0″ 1,229k-dot Xtra Fine LCD incorporates WhiteMagic technology for easier visibility in bright conditions and its tilting design permits greater usability from high, low, and front-facing angles. Furthermore, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC allows instant image sharing, as well as remote camera control and monitoring from, linked mobile devices.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera is a versatile and advanced point-and-shoot featuring a large 20.1 megapixel 1″ Exmor R CMOS sensor to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD video. Benefitting the performance of this sensor is the BIONZ X image processor, which helps to produce images with smooth quality and tonal gradations as well as provide expedited performance throughout all aspects of the camera, including a continuous shooting rate of 10 fps in Speed Priority mode, shutter release lag of 0.008 sec., and XAVC S movie recording at 50 Mbps. Furthermore, a built-in three-stop ND filter is incorporated into the camera’s design to suit shooting in bright conditions with wider apertures and for greater control over how movement is depicted. Complementing the imaging capabilities of the RX100 III is a sleek body design featuring both an electronic viewfinder and a tilting LCD screen. Furthermore, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC allows instant image sharing, as well as remote camera control and monitoring from, linked mobile devices. Full HD 1920 x 1080 movies can be recorded in the high-quality XAVC S format, which uses a Long GOP (Group of Pictures) structure, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression, and linear PCM audio compression, and saves within the MP4 container format. Additionally, when shooting for two purposes in mind, dual recording is possible in different formats-XAVC S and MP4 or AVCHD and MP4-for the ability to instantly share footage while also having a higher quality version for subsequent editing. Benefitting advanced video applications, the RX100 III also supports clean HDMI output for recording uncompressed video via an optional external recorder and for real-time viewing on an accessory monitor. Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables instant transferring of imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites.
The Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV from Sony is a compact solution for the multimedia image-makers. Featuring an updated 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, the RX10 IV is capable of up to 24 fps shooting at ISO 12800, as well as recording UHD 4K/30p or Full HD 1080/120p video. Complementing the shooting speed of the sensor and processor combination, this camera also offers a quickened 315-point focal-plane phase-detection autofocus system for focus speeds as fast as 0.03 seconds. Rounding out the RX10 IV is its characteristic robust form factor, which includes both a 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder along with a tilting 3.0″ 1.44m-dot touchscreen LCD. Additionally, for sharing and control flexibility, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are also available for wireless image sharing and remote camera control from a linked smartphone or tablet. This sensor stacks the pixel area, a high-speed signal processing circuit, and memory in order to increase data throughput by over five times and deliver features such as 40x super slow motion, an Anti-Distortion shutter, UHD 4K video, and has focal-plane phase-detection AF points for faster, more precise focusing. Additionally, another advantage of this setup is raw output, which provides outstanding color fidelity and image quality. The RX10 IV is equipped with an on-sensor phase-detection AF system that will dramatically improve autofocus speed for both stills and video. The RX10 IV is able to lock onto subjects quickly, in just 0.03 seconds, and it can use AF tracking when shooting at 24 fps. Pairing with the imaging assets, the RX10 IV is distinctly characterized by its expansive 25x zoom lens. The optical design incorporates eight extra-low dispersion elements to control a color fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for increased clarity and color accuracy. Able to record UHD 4K video at 30/24 fps, the RX10 IV, is capable of producing movies with exceptional clarity. By using a full pixel readout without binning, the camera collects about 1.7x the information needed for 4K output. When recording internally, users will record video with a 4:2:0 sampling at 8-bit, however, to even further improve image quality the RX10 IV has a clean HDMI output for use with an external recorder.