Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Announced Jun 6, 2012 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 100 mm (3.6×)
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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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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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tbcass
 
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I've been using this camera along with my A65 and A55 for 9 months now and all I can say is wow! Excellent in every way for a compact pocketable and a great companion for users of larger ICL cameras. The only downfall is the 100mm max makes it very limited for sports and wildlife.

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I've had it for a week now, and it's lived up to my expectations, mostly. It replaced a Canon S110 which I had on loan for a couple of weeks, while waiting for the RX100. A few thoughts on the relative merits of these two cameras: (1) the RX100 has better IQ (high ISO, clearly, but also the "texture" which I guess is attributable to the larger sensor) (2) the S110's build ...

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AngryCorgi
 
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Since getting the RX100, I've all but ceased use off my NEX-3.  Its size/performance ratio is incredible.  Thankfully, the interface is worlds better than the NEX camera too.  It is NOT cheap by any means, and I bought mine at full $650 MSRP from the Sony Store on a pre-order that shipped out with the first batch.  There are cameras that are cheaper, but none that combine the performance and pocketability of this camera.

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It goes everywhere with me, mostly on my belt. When I am serious about shooting outside, I use a 'Hoodman' that turns the Sony into a DSLR effectively, but its bright screen setting works well in a pinch. It shoots 10 fps, has custom color balance, auto and setable dynamic range settings, a workable manual setting for both exposure and focus, including a focus assist that really works. Controlable noise reduction and flash-fill, and many more like a full-featured DSLR. Good built quality, ...

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Shamatt
 
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I have been an avid SLR user for 25 years, more recently DSLR. I could never afford a larger format, and I'm a hobbyist, so for me an SLR was the one to have. But I have always seem my friends with their little point and shoots, and envied the portability! This camera is exactly what I was thinking about all these years - works like an SLR, fits in my pocket. Brilliant! First up - image quality - I can't fault it. Even at high ISO it's fabulous. It's easy to use in any mode, and you can ...

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AP Hovasse
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I love this little camera, and my last camera was a Nikon D3s! I have been looking for this camera for some time, was an early adopter of the Lumix LX-2 and 3, then the GF-1, always looking for high quality files in a small footprint. I read David Pogue's review in the NYT in the spring and scoured the internet until I finally bought this one, at a premium, from someone in HKG in the summer, before it was released in North America. I haven't been disappointed at all. It seems to me camera ...

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iangl
 
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This Sony camera in the cybershot range although made after the Sony HX9V, has failed to use some of the features on this--namely the --(ACT)--stabilization, in movie mode this made the camera near perfect --in controlling camera movement when walking. The same movie shot on the RX100 is terrible WHY WHY WHY do SONY not correct this if possible, it would have been a better option than some of the picture effects -which are crazy--toy effects --on a camera that is good but could have been ...

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Wojciech Białek
 
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First, after reading some Internet I have recomended it to my friend, tired of carrying semipro SLR for family vacations :) . Later I have borrowed it for a test and then purchased myself after a long battle - should I get RX100 or NEX-5. Now, after some weeks and some shots I can share my opinion. Note! This is not a DSR replacements - low light performance, out of focus blur and handling - all are decent, but you can get more. On the other hand, when compared to my compact camera (Olympus ...

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