Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Announced Jun 6, 2012 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 100 mm (3.6×)
dpreview conclusion

The RX100 is probably the most capable compact camera on the market today, combining the image quality benefits of a mid-sized sensor with the proportions of a conventional compact. Extensive, though not flawless, manual controls make the RX100 a great second camera for DSLR shooters.

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Silver Award
78%
dpreview score
Good for

enthusiasts looking for a carry-everywhere camera. Developing photographers who don't want the cost and bulk of interchangeable lenses.

Not so good for

Low light work (compared to a large-sensor camera) or fast action shooters.

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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 review
By: Phil Hall, What Digital Camera (Jun 7, 2012)

For serious DSLR owners, a high-quality pocket-sized compact is often high on their wish list. We've seen some strong contenders in recent years, but nothing that offers quite the complete package that the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 provides.

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