Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Announced Jun 6, 2012 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 100 mm (3.6×)
Michel Savage
 
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Yes, it's a good camera: good lens, good functions, good pics, great size. But, unreliable. The zoom lens got stuck a few weeks after gurantee period. Had it fixed. Now, the lens comes out and in again with a message: "Turn off and then on again". This is an expensive camera that lasted one year. It was my first Sony... and the last. I've had Zenith, Olympus, Canon, Exacta, and now Nikon. My cameras are and have always been reliable. Not so with the Sony. A piece of junk. Lens optics are ...

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guydr
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This camera give exellent IQ for its small size. Good high-ISO low-light shots. I prefer canon colors, but the colors of this camera are for my taste also good, with a little tweaking in camera. In the beginning a was a bit reluctant to buy this one, because a generally don't like the sony JPG output (HX9V, too much smearing), but to my big surprise with the RX100 the JPG come out quite good. Yes I'm a JPG-shooter. I must say, I don't like the menu structure. I prefer canon and panasonic ...

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Because of the big sensor and the Carl Zeiss lens, the images get extreme high level of details and sharpness. Also at low light conditions, the RX 100 do the job correctly. The smart functions of night shot, panaorama and HDR, similar as the NEX models, makes it really great to use. SONY has really lifted their cameras and their software above the competiors. The full HD video makes the camera also to be my best video camera ever. The zoom range of 3,6x is a limitation.  BUT : The internal ...

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I have this great reliable camera ( made in Japan ) for more than one year with a great happyness. and it is so cheap now. The flash is not problem for me at all. when you find the picture is over exposed, just use your finger to cover the flash a bit ( since the flash is so small it is easy to handle), you can cover it much more till you get the satisfied picture. Of couse there are some shortages compare the DSLR. but you could not expect too much with such a small size portable camera.

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The Sony RX100 has been in my possession for one year to date, and since my initial review , I hardly mentioned it, so I think it is time now to give it some front page headlines. The RX100 has a serious advantage over any other camera I have ever owned before (not including my phone), it goes with me everywhere, even when I don't want to take a camera, just like you take your wallet and keys when you're going out, even if it doesn't get any use. For some reason, our family outdoor outings ...

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Purchased mine sooner after it's release in 2012. For year's I looked for the pocketable camera that took great pictures. Canon Elphs were the best in the mid-2000s, then Panasonic started upping the game later in the 2000s, but the RX100 was the first one that did it right. It was expensive at first, but was been worth every cent. In the last two years, I have purchased and moved on Canon 6D, several m43 cameras, and several Fuji cameras. Not to say the RX100 was "better" than all these, but ...

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r32
 
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I had been looking for a pocketable high quality camera for some time, I'd bought and sold a Canon G1x which I found so disappointing, problems with exposure and in particularlits inability to autofocus. It's also not easy to fit into a pocket as easily as the Sony does. I've been using the RX100 for a couple of years and the results are outstanding. Printing shots up to mA3 is no problem, even at that size there's little fall off of image quality. For more serious shooting I use an EOS ...

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Nice picture quality but annoying things make me consider returning the camera. Here is the string representing the address of the video folder: SD Storage Device (H) > Private > AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM I found my video after digging through all folders and subfolders. Why could not they make it easier? Also, I still could not figure out how to view (download) some pictures I made on internal memory.

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To be quite honest, I don't know what I could tell you about this camera that you doesn't really know. What do I like about it? Superb high ISO images. Small enough to fit in my pants pockets. Nice colors/WB and tonality. Very effective in-camera HDR, and very cool Panorama function. What I don't like? Hum... Expensive. Slippery. Battery drains quickly. An electronic viewfinder would be more than welcome! Beside those minor complaints, I love this camera. With the RX100 in my pocket and my ...

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