Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

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

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is an enthusiast compact camera based around a 20MP 1" CMOS sensor. It features a 28-100mm equivalent lens with F1.8-4.9 aperture range and image stabilization and is the first Sony compact to capture Raw files. It can shoot 1080p60 and capture 17MP (16:9 crop) stills simultaneously. It features a lens control dial and a 3:2 aspect ratio sensor (the same proportions as most DSLRs). It's also the first Sony compact to feature the company's 'White Magic' LCD technology, promising a brighter or lower-power display.

Quick specs
Body type Large sensor compact
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Focal length (equiv.) 28–100 mm
Optical zoom 3.6×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,228,800
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 240 g (0.53 lb / 8.47 oz)
Dimensions 102 x 58 x 36 mm (4 x 2.29 x 1.41)
GPS None

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Our review

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.

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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