Sony RX100 VII My Experience Camera
Secondly The Power
the Power and Shutter buttons are flush to the surrounding surface, so they are sometimes a bit hard to find in low-light, especially the Power button. Because of their slightly larger sizes, competitors are often a bit more “tactile” with more physically defined buttons and knobs.
To the left, there is a hidden pop-up OLED viewfinder (2.36M pixels), which is very convenient in bright light situations where the LCD display may be overpowered by the environment’s light. Sony made it possible to turn ON the camera when the viewfinder pops-up, which is a nice touch.
To retract the viewfinder (VF), you have to press the lens first, then push the VF down. The pop-up part is faster, as you just need to pull the Finder tab/button to the left and the whole thing will pop-up and unfold.
The Camera Lens
The lens has a ring that controls the zoom, which can also be controlled from the digital zoom controls near the shutter button. That ring has a smooth motion instead of the clicky controls that other cameras may have. I don’t mind, but it’s a matter of personal preferences.
Micro HDMI Micro USB
On the right side of the camera, three ports are covered by plastic flaps: micro HDMI, micro USB, and a 3.5mm microphone input. The standard audio connector opens a lot of possibilities for sound recording improvements via external microphones. We’d love to see a USB-C port in the future as all our sync/charge gears have moved to that format.
The photo quality of the Sony RX10 is excellent for its class, and for many vloggers and creatives, that justifies carrying it around as a “do it all” camera. Although many people compare the quality with something like an A6500 or above, I wouldn’t go that far, even with the default kit lens.