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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
 
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$439.00 - $869.96
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Summary: A 20-megapixel camera from Sony with a 2.8-inch LCD, 3.6x optical zoom, an image stabilizer and manual controls.
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Type: Advanced point-and-shoot digital cameras
About - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is a 20-megapixel camera with 3.6x optical zoom and has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28mm-100mm. It has a 2.8-inch LCD (1,228,800 pixels).

Because this advanced model does not accept interchangeable lenses, we consider this model an advanced point-and-shoot.

The Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 stores photos and video on SD/SDHC/SDXC/MemoryStick Duo memory cards but has no on-board storage. It captures images as JPG or RAW files at a top resolution of 5472 x 3648 and full HD-resolution video as MTS and MP4 files at a top resolution of 1920 x 1080.

Like most digital cameras, this model comes with a proprietary rechargeable battery. It also has manual controls and manual focus.

The image stabilization system for this camera is electronic and optical.

The Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 measures 4.1 inches wide by 2.4 inches high by 1.6 inches deep, and weighs 9 ounces (with battery, memory card, and strap).

About This Brand

Sony offers innovations at relatively high prices. Cyber-shot compacts and subcompacts offer distinctions such as touch screens and sleek bodies. The W series are budget lines. High-end H series compacts, and premium T series subcompacts tend to be priced higher than other brands.  Sony has expanded its SLR Alpha series significantly and offers cameras for every advanced camera user and budget, including models that have very large, full-frame sensors and special features, such as a High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature. It also has a wide range of lenses. Its SLR-like NEX series models include key SLR features, such as interchangeable lenses, but will have the small size and weight of a point-and-shoot. Sony has 3D technology on select basic and advanced cameras but it is limited to its special panorama models.

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Features & Specs - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
info LCD size (in.) 2.8
info 35mm equivalent multiplier 2.7
info Shutter speed range 30 - 1/2000
info Still image formats JPG, RAW
info LCD pixel count 1229k
info Memory card slots/type SD/SDHC/SDXC, MemoryStick Duo
info Height (in.) 2.4
info Depth (in.) 1.6
info Max. ISO 6400
info Live view Yes
info Image stabilizer L
info Color space Adobe RGB/sRGB
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General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line Cyber-shot
Product Model DSCRX100
Product Name Cyber-shot Digital Camera RX100
Product Type Compact Camera
User Reviews - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
User Reviews
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
High Quality Pocketable Camera
11/25/2013
Pros
Excellent in Low Light
High resolution
Large 1" Sensor
Lightweight/portable
Lots of useful options
Portable
Shoots Raw Images
Cons
Reduced Aperture At Zoom
Weak Flash
Best Uses
Art
Documentary
Family
Fun
Photojournalism
Travel
Comment:
This is an excellent camera to take with you wherever you may go. It fits in your pocket even with close fitting leather cases available on eBay. It is particularly good to shoot in available light. In my opinion this is a poor choice if your interest is in adding optical grips, viewfinders, filters, external flash, close up lenses, etc. This is a camera for someone who accepts the camera for what it is; a sleek compact, light camera that is excellent in low light especially at wide angle.<br /><br />Also in my opinion the RX100 is a better choice than the more recently offered RX100II. The II version is made to add attachments, which compromise the intended purpose of the camera. There are better camera choices if you want to carry a full bag with attachments.<br /><br />This camera has a lot of functions, and could be intimidating to those who do not want to learn it. Further, if you just want to shoot auto, it can do it, but is kind of a waste of money if that is all you plan to do.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Excellent Compact Camera
7/2/2013
Pros
Decent performance/quality
Easy to use
High resolution
Lightweight/portable
Live view/moveable LCD
Lots of useful options
Portable
Very fast multiple shots
Very good video features
Cons
Confusing interface/menus
Difficult To Hold Camera
Ergonomic/design flaws
Poor Wrist Strap Location
Best Uses
Documentary
Family
Fun
Travel
Comment:
- Poor design, there is no good place to put left hand to hold camera. <br />- Wrist strap is located for a Lefty<br />- No lens thread for polarizing filter or hood<br />- No WiFi or GPS location capabilty (new RX100 MKII will include WiFi feature)<br />- No hotshoe (new RX100 MKII will include this feature)
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
This is the BEST compact camera !
12/24/2012
Pros
Best Image Quality
High resolution
Lightweight/portable
Very good video features
Cons
Ergonomic/design flaws
Best Uses
Portability
Comment:
This has a 1 sensor which is much larger than the usual 1/2.5 or somewhat better 1/1.7 sensor in compact cameras. Because of this larger sensor the sensitivity and resolution are far superior to virtually all of the compact cameras (the Panasonic LX7 comes closest). The still image quality rivals larger dSLR cameras (with APS-C sensors) in all respects except low light performance.<br />Video features and quality are also excellent outperforming virtually all cameras in its class and above. For technical info look up dxomark.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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