T3 Awards 2020: Sony RX100 VII is officially the ultimate compact camera

The Sony RX100 VII is crowned the Best Compact Camera in this year's T3 Awards

T3 Awards 2020: Sony RX100 VII is officially the ultimate compact camera
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While smartphone cameras have come a long way in recent years, they're still no replacement for a traditional, dedicated camera. So, if you're about to go on holiday, or a memorable event is coming up, we think a compact camera is essential.

Compact cameras offer the best of both worlds – they're capable of taking truly amazing images, whilst still being able to fit in the pocket of your skinny jeans or a bum bag.

So, without further ado, we're crowning the Sony RX100 VII as the Best Compact Camera in the T3 Awards 2020.

Every time Sony updates the RX100 series, it becomes even more unbelievable what can fit into such a small body.

If you want the ultimate in pocket-sized image quality, then the Sony RX100 VII has you covered. It packs a large one-inch sensor and a wonderful lens which offers a 35mm equivalent of 24-200mm zoom. Combined, they are able to capture some amazing images.

There’s also a long list of other incredibly useful features, such as an inbuilt retractable viewfinder and a tilting touch-sensitive screen. Seriously, you'll be amazed at what Sony has managed to fit into such a dinky body.

The biggest new addition here over the Sony RX100 VI (last year's Best Compact Camera award winner) is a microphone socket, which finally makes the RX100 series appealing to vloggers.

Full shortlist: Fujifilm X100 V, Canon G5X Mark II, Panasonic TZ200, Leica Q2, Sony DSC-RX100 VII

  • Check out more of this year's award winners on our main T3 Awards 2020 page
Spencer Hart
Style and Travel Editor

As the Style and Travel Editor at T3, Spencer covers everything from clothes to cars and watches to hotels. Everything that's cool, stylish, and interesting, basically. He's been a part of T3 for over seven years, and in that time covered every industry event known to man, from CES and MWC to the Geneva Motorshow and Baselworld. When he's driving up and down the country in search of the greatest driving roads, he can be found messing around on an electric scooter, playing with luxury watches, or testing the latest fragrances.