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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 125 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    No more 5 minute limits for 4K Ultra HD filming!!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    After drooling over this camera for the last two years every time I walked by it at Best Buy, I finally pulled the trigger on purchasing it at the end of May 2022. I've have the RX100IV, V, and VI, but the VII blows the older models out of the water. Finally freed of the 5 minute time limit for 4K videos has completely revolutionized that way I can film events. I have recorded up to a 52 minute video and the "failure mode" is that the fully charged battery I started with is depleted. I have plans to sell my used older models of this camera to pitch in towards a second RX100VII. 10 of 10 would highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Breaking camera and VERY poor assistance

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    I bough this very expensive camera for traveling. It broke at our second trip in February within warranty year. Best Buy said I had to go to a Sony repair center. When I went the camera didn't show the defective issue so they sent me away. This is my second trip with the camera after 1 year and 5 days and the camera is broken again. On the screen it says to restart the camera but it doesnt and the lens doesn't retract and camera does not work.. I really hope when I come back home that they will honor the warranty but considering the reaction at my visit I am worried that they could not.. We will see how serious they are.. But 1 star max on this camera reliability!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Compact, Features

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Compact Camera

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    This latest Sony RX 100 camera has excellent advanced features. The optical zoom is increased, the viewfinder opens and shuts with a single click or push to close and maybe the best of all the autofocus is amazing. Depending on the shot, the lens will focus on the dominant object in the middle of the frame, unless you tap the screen to set the area you want in focus. If people are in the frame, it will lock on the faces and when possible, will lock on their eyes for amazing shots. I like the compact size with advanced manual features for creative work. The only negatives I found were; The video button is very small and hard to find if you are using the viewfinder to take a video and the camera is somewhat slippery to hold. I tried the leather screw-on case but didn’t like the long neck strap and the large screw on the bottom caused you to lay the camera on the lens or LCD screen. I added the Sony stick-on grip to the front and that helps. I’ve had several Sony cameras and this is the best by far.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of use

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition To My A7R III

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    When I don't feel like carrying my A7R III I grab my RX100 VII. This camera takes video footage and photos the fit it well with footage and photos taken with my A7R III but it's a lot easier to carry around and less intimidating to others when I'm out and about. Well it use to be less intimidating to others when I'm out but now I've added a small cage to it so I could also attach a light and an external mic to it. The high quality footage I get from this camera is awesome! I also own the older RX100 V an and the RX100 VI. - 24-200mm is great for all day walk around camera - Touch screen perfect for use when vlogging - Most welcomed upgrade is the port for plugging in an external mic Only thing missing is that the older V was 1.8 and this one is 2.8 which should mean the older version V should be better in low light but so far (without testing) I haven't really noticed it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    It is what it says.

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    Great point and shoot camera. Can’t say that it matches up to a DSLR, but I don’t carry the DSLR much. The higher end phones take arguably batter shots at normal focal length, but you of course can’t zoom. I don’t regret the purchase. Takes very fast snaps. See the attached photos. The close ups of the turtles are at max zoom, so that was punching the limits. I only put 4 stars because the price makes it a tough decision, I am happy with it though.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but with some fragile parts

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    In general this is a very nice camera. The image quality is excellent; it has a pile of nice features. I have had some good fun with the time-lapse feature. One significant minus is the connections. The USB connection gets used all the time, both for charging and for downloading the photos and videos. That means opening up the cover over the connector. Unfortunately, the cover is EXTREMELY flimsy. Yesterday when I opened it, the cover came right off. I can't even find it (it seems to be somewhere inside my chair). A camera this expensive should have solid moving parts, not ones that fall apart after a few weeks.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Owned a RX100 V (sold it) and tried the ZV-E10...

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I like the VII it has a 3mm jack & articulating screen (unfolds up top). The settings can be daunting and you need to really go thru the Fn and Menu (picture & video). IMHO, got to go thru it at least twice to just get the basics. There are nuances that you (I) may just overlook. I.E. got to figure out if I can close the viewfinder and keep camera on...it turns off if using viewfinder and then close. I've been "dry firing"...pulling it up...turn on and knowing that I have it at the appropriate picture setting and video setting and pressing the appropriate buttons. Like a "point and shoot" knowing that I may have to go into Fn or Menu to set it properly. By the way, the mic works really well and the only problem is when you are in windy conditions. I tested it by recording while in front of a fan...needs wind diffuser or use a LAV mic. This is a rather robust camera but I believe it's worth the price point but it does require your time and attention.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect camera for me

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    This is the perfect camera for me. It fits in my pocket but is very powerful. The lens has good zoom and close up performance. I needed 4K video and the RX100 delivers. The 20 MP photos look great! I love the fast auto-focus and the ring around the lens which I use to adjust f-stop. I've only used the flash a few times but it is nice to have when you need it. I'm very happy with the adjustable LCD screen which, for me, is the biggest difference between shooting with this vs a phone. I don't use the viewfinder but might if it is too bright outside. My only complaint is that the movie button is too small. Sometimes it does not start recording and other times the camera is recording by accident. This can be solved by using the Sony - Vlogger Accessory Kit which has a nice large record button and controls the camera via Bluetooth. I also bought extra batteries because I use a lot of juice shooting videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Not impressive anymore in 2022

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    Owned for 11 months when reviewed.

    Maybe you'll ask, why only 3 stars? Well, I am reviewing this in August 2022, I have this camera for about a year now, and in my opinion, this camera is no longer impressive in 2022. For background, I do own Sony full frame and APS-C cameras as well as a couple of Fujifilms, so I know my way around cameras, and one of the reasons I bought this is the form factor and focal range. It does excel in form factor and reach, but when it comes to image quality, it's just on par with the new iPhones. So, for the price, it would just be better to buy an iPhone if you don't really need the zoom range. But I still won't sell my RX100 because of the RAW files. The convenience of having a compact camera that can produce good quality RAW files is what makes me hold on to this camera. But if you will just shoot and use the JPEGS, just get an iPhone and save money. Or just add a little more and get the Sony A6600.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great travel camera

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    So far so good with this camera for my current needs. If you're looking for a more portable option with plenty of features and control this camera is a great choice. I like the size a lot for traveling and getting pictures that are better than my smart phone can handle. I wish it had a grip already built in on it, but it can be bought and added on easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best of the "pocketable" zooms but expensive.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I upgraded from the "first" model RX100 and this, of course, is just in another world. The zoom length, focusing, color output, and speed is fantastic. In my opinion, this is the best of these cameras and they do hold their value well. The capabilities for such a small, pocketable camera are amazing. The reviews tell the whole story for this camera. The only "issue", which would be relevant to any of these types/size cameras, is keeping it steady while shooting. Because of its small size and weight, it is hard to get a stable grip for hand-held shots, especially when zoomed out. There is a small grip available that can be attached to the front which drastically helps to hold on to the small camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best point and shoot I've ever owned.

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Amazing picture quality, jpegs are top notch, lightning fast focus (it keeps up with my always-in-motion 2 year old), rock solid build. I got the grip accessory for better handling. Better than trying to use my phone camera, especially for the aforementioned kid photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Always a Great Camera

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    The RX100 cameras are always excellent cameras. I have owned quite a few of them. This one is an improvement. Autofocus is fast. The lens seems to be very sharp, and I feel that the Sony colors are getting better and better. If you read books on how to use the camera, you would not believe all of the "advanced" features it has. The small optional grip that can be attached to the camera provides a better feel -giving you a better hold. I compared the same photos I took with a micro four thirds and APSC camera, and I really don't see much of a difference in image quality (especially sharpness). It's a great very pocketable travel camera. What's good also is that it's deceiving. People that are not knowledgeable would not realize how high end it is.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive!

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    Great camera-the AF is exceptional and the best part is that this powerhouse of a camera can fit in most pockets! Just wish that the body was made with some provisioning for a better grip. It could quite easily slip out if your hands if not held properly so you will need to invest in solutions for a better grip.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly reccomended.

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    My everyday camera. Already replaced five other cameras.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A Magnificent Professional Camera!

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    A phenomanal camera with so many options installed; hard to believe they all fit in such a compact body. Excellent resolution, response time and focal range. Solidly built, A great travel asset. Professional grade all the way around!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    The perfect camera for your pocket if you want better photos than your phone can produce.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Go To Camera vs Phone Cameras

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    This is the ultimate small allin- one camera allowing for wide angle to 200 mm telephoto work. Many menus and abilities to control your image. Perfect if you don’t want to lug 35mm gear along with you on you trips

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great features. Focusing is great; quick and very

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I purchased this camera mainly for the enhanced focusing features. It didn't disappoint. Focusing is sharp for both stills and video.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Punches above its weight class

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    As an avid and experienced photographer, I needed something really compact to for travel. Despite the size, the image quality is fabulous. I love the ability to customize to my use and it's extremely fast focusing. This is my new travel companion. My only suggestion is purchasing an aftermarket grip, as it can feel a little small.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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