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Thirty-Seven Industry Awards

Experts really like this camera and have given it thirty-seven awards.

The writers at CNET.com, PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, CNET.co.uk, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Digitalartsonline.co.uk, Macworld.co.uk, Cnetfrance.fr, Hardwarezone.com.sg, Tbreak.ae, Reviewed.com and Gottabemobile.com all thought that this digital camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Altomdata.dk, Digitallife.se, M3.idg.se, Pocket Lint, Tek.no, Fotovideo.nu and Insidegeeks.net all recommend this Sony camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The reviewers at two additional expert review sites both wrote that this Sony camera was outstanding and gave it one of their highest awards. This camera received a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera and it received an "Editor's Choice Gold Award" from Techindustriya.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on seventy-two expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 88 out of 100. The expert review sites think this compact camera digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras of a similar type and age.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this camera is excellent based on 702 owner reviews.

Good Quality Lens

A few Sony DSC-RX100 reviewers who reviewed the product said that it had a good lens. Expert website Photographyblog.com rated it as very good and wrote four years ago “A large "1.0-type" 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.6x 28-100mm lens with a fast maximum aperture of F1.8, full 1080p high-definition video with stereo sound, high-resolution 3-inch” in their review of this digital camera. Pocket-Lint.com said “A great wide-aperture lens and a decent LCD screen”. Expert review site Theverge.com wrote “The company's now trying to one-up Canon's S100 with a larger sensor and faster lens in a very similar body” in their review.

A number of customers who bought the product agreed that it had a good zoom. Dpreview.com said on expert review site DP Review “These cameras out-perform the smartest of phones by offering much better image quality, useful zoom ranges and the a” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “The RX100 also has a 3.6x optical zoom and shoots full HD video, which can be previewed on its 3-inch LCD viewfinder”. Brisbanetimes.com.au said “The new features that make the upgrade important include a high-resolution pop-up viewfinder; a shorter, faster (brighter) 24-70mm zoom; and close integration with the alpha” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100.

One person said in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote four years ago “Shutter lag and autofocus performance are quite good, still image quality is on the high end of the pecking order for true compact digitals” in their Sony DSC-RX100 review and gave the Sony DSC-RX100 a score of 5 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on expert website PC Mag “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 packs a relatively huge 1-inch image sensor into a point-and-shoot body, delivering close-to-SLR-quality images from a camera you can fit in your back pocket”. Two years ago Trustedreviews.com said on expert website Trusted Reviews “The Sony RX100 III is another compact camera smash – a tiny package that can create some stunning images”. Four years ago Goodgearguide.com.au rated it 5 stars and said on Good Gear Guide.com.au “It's a small camera that can capture wonderfully clear and well saturated images in JPEG mode” in their review.

A number of Sony DSC-RX100 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100 “A fast performer equipped with a relatively large sensor and a bright, fast lens” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “It's been a long time since Sony themselves put a large sensor in a compact camera with the previous model” . Expert review site Dcresource.com wrote also four years ago “That big feature is its sensor size -- 1-inch -- which is nea” .

Some Sony DSC-RX100 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in November last year “Back in 2012 Sony redefined expectations for small cameras by fitting a large, high resolution 20.1-million-pixel 1-in sensor into the pocket-sized RX100” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on Pocket Lint “It's truly pocketable, has cracking image quality despite the high resolution”. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100 “The Sony RX100 is a digital compact camera with 20.3 megapixels Exmor CMOS sensor” .

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Expert website Popphoto.com mentioned “Better low-light performance” in their review.

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Robust

A few customers thought the product was well made. Expert review site Pcworld.co.nz mentioned “The RX100 is a well-built premium product with a 240g black aluminium body” in their review of this digital camera and scored it very highly. Macworld.co.uk said “Though the solid feel, aluminium build model resembles your average high-end snapshot from the outside, inside is”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said four years ago “There is much to like about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, not least the premium build quality and excellent handling, including the lens ring control, extensive menu” in their review of this digital camera.

A few Sony DSC-RX100 owners who purchased the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Reviewed.com said “High-end point-and-shoots like the RX100 II tend to make shopping a bit tough for camera shoppers” and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

One Sony DSC-RX100 reviewer said in their reviews that it was reliable. Expert review site Digital-Photography-School.com said in their review of this digital camera “I brought my trusty new Sony RX100 a”.

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Nice Design

Some Sony DSC-RX100 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100 “That’s the proposition offered by Sony’s good-looking RX100, which encases a larger than average one-inch CMOS sensor, enabling a plentiful 20.2 megapixel effective resolution within an alumin”. Expert website Pcquest.com mentioned “The RX-100, with its beautiful design, is aimed towards enthusiasts” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

One customer thought the product was a good design. Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au “Offering snappy performance, excellent image quality and a sleek design” and scored this digital camera 5 stars. One person concluded that the Sony DSC-RX100 was neat. Expert website Stuff.tv/my/ gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “High-performance components and stuffing them neatly into a pocket-sized camera”.

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Good Size

A few Sony DSC-RX100 owners who bought this digital camera agreed that it was compact. Expert review site Cnet.com said “Sony may be a camera-come-lately with its Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 enthusiast compact.” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100 and scored the product 80 out of 100. Cnet.com also wrote “A nice choice if your looking for an advanced compact with class-leading video capabilities”. Three years ago Pcmag.com said in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100 on expert review site PC Mag “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100£249.99 at SlrHut has stood alone in the compact market as the only model with a 1-inch image sensor”.

Some customers mentioned that it was lightweight. Techtree.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-RX100 review “Yet incredibly lightweight, considering what it packs” . One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good body shape. Expert website Cnet.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Wrapped in a small, sleek body”.

One customer who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX100 reckoned that it was thin. Four years ago expert review site Techtree.com wrote “The slim design, with the metallic body is stylish”.

One Sony DSC-RX100 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was tight. Four years ago Goodgearguide.com.au said on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “It's tiny enough to be carried in a pants pocket (even if you prefer a tight style), yet it can produce image quality that some digital SLRs can't come clos”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX100 was a good weight. Expert website Digitalversus.com rated the Sony DSC-RX100 as very good and said in their Sony DSC-RX100 review “Its dimensions and weight clearly make it a direct rival for high-end compacts like the Fuji X10, Panasonic LX5, Olympus XZ-1, etc”.

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Good Product Quality

Seventeen customers thought the product was good quality. Expert website Cnet.com wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100's compact, elegant design, generally excellent photo quality, bright, fast lens” in their review and scored the Sony DSC-RX100 4 stars. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “In a declining compact market, camera manufacturers are turning their attentions to producing better and better image quality in what seems like ever smaller packages” and rated it 5 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100 on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Sony RX100 brings digital SLR-like quality to a compact camera”.

Good Technical Features

Seven customers said in their reviews that it had good features. Trustedreviews.com rated the Sony DSC-RX100 5 stars and mentioned in their Sony DSC-RX100 review on expert website Trusted Reviews four years ago “Comes with a rich feature set that includes a larger than average 20.3MP sensor; a high quality 3.6x Zeiss optical zoom with a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture; full manual con”. Pcadvisor.co.uk rated it 5 stars and said in their Sony DSC-RX100 review on PC Advisor.co.uk “A compact with heavyweight features yet a lightweight body”. Pcadvisor.co.uk also wrote “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100's feature set is unsurpassed in the compact camera space”.

A Best Selling Digital Camera

According to sales data from Amazon, the DSC-RX100 is one the fastest selling digital camera currently available for sale.

Good Video Capture

A number of Sony DSC-RX100 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “The repositioning of the high-speed circuitry has resulted in it being able to shoot faster and offer unique video capabilities such as high frame rate mode that allow” in their review and scored it 5 stars. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “The video is so good that provision for an external microphone would be the icing on the cake” .

Easy to Use

Several customers mentioned that it was easy to use. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk scored it 4 stars and wrote four years ago “The camera is intuitive to use”. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg rated the product 5 stars and said “There's the digital compact for those who want something small, light and easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.

One Sony DSC-RX100 owner who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Four years ago expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “Excellent handling, including the lens ring control, extensive menu and customisation options”.

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Good Support

Some Sony DSC-RX100 reviewers who bought the product concluded that it had good technical guidance. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 is a new "serious compact" camera with manual controls, RAW shooting” in their review. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on Good Gear Guide.com.au “Well saturated images in JPEG mode and it has manual controls that allow experienced photographers to grab the reigns”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good screen. Expert website Thetechy.com gave the Sony DSC-RX100 a score of 5 stars and said in their review two years ago “Not only does it have a fully tilty-flippy screen”.

One Sony DSC-RX100 reviewer who purchased this digital camera thought it was mirrorless. Theverge.com mentioned “Fresh from success with its popular NEX range of mirrorless cameras” . One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good viewfinder.

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Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 14,929 owner and expert reviews, Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range compared to other brands.

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Good Connectivity

One Sony DSC-RX100 owner who bought this digital camera considered that it was able to connect to the internet. Three years ago Techindustriya.com mentioned “The internet was full of praises for this rather expensive point” in their review.

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-RX100 that we have assessed, the Sony DSC-RX100's digital zoom of 54 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The average digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-RX100 is 10x.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-RX100 is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. With a megapixel count of 20.2 megapixels, the Sony DSC-RX100 has a very high megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX100.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports a MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P510 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-RX100 supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-RX100 do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Samsung GC100 which is cheaper; or the Nikon Coolpix P510 which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Nikon Coolpix S9700.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-RX100 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper digital cameras such as the Samsung GC100.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser which you might want to consider including the Samsung WB150F, or the Nikon Coolpix S9700.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX100, the Sony DSC-RX100 has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Samsung GC100 is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Samsung WB150F, or the Nikon Coolpix S9700.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is the most frequently found viewfinder on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the DSC-RX100 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the DSC-RX100 of 1,229,000 pixel is one of the highest amongst similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The display resolutions of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX100 range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Sony DSC-RX100 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-RX100. The white balance modes "Fluorescent", "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shad" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 13s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the DSC-RX100 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-RX100.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the DSC-RX100 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effects "Art" and "Negative film" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 10MP to 15,000,000MP, and the average total megapixel count is 52,000MP. The DSC-RX100 has one of the most total megapixel counts (20.9 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The Sony DSC-RX100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Sony DSC-RX100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-RX100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony camera). This Sony digital camera also supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of this spec and age.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Sony DSC-RX100 has a wider light exposure correction than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-RX100.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-RX100 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Sony digital camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolutions of 2592 x 1944, 2736 x 1824, 3648 x 2056 and 3888 x 2592 and 5472 x 3080. Across all cameras of this spec and age the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of only 1.8, the DSC-RX100 has one of the smallest minimum apertures amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The minimum apertures of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 1.3 to 6.9.

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Short

The heights of cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-RX100 range from 16mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. With a height of only 35.9 millimeters, the DSC-RX100 is one of the shorter digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-RX100 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-RX100 the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. The DSC-RX100 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 3.6 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100 (21x) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The DSC-RX100 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years which support video recording.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support video recording including the Nikon Coolpix P510.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-RX100 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-RX100 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at include the Samsung GC100 which is also cheaper.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony DSC-RX100 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-RX100 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P510 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the DSC-RX100 does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the Nikon Coolpix P510 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-RX100 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-RX100 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 240 grams, the Sony DSC-RX100 is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-RX100 amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The lightest similar spec digital camera that has been around for around the same time as the DSC-RX100 is 20g and the heaviest is 710g.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (214g) which is also cheaper.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-RX100 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-RX100. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

At only 4.9, the DSC-RX100 has a fairly big maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-RX100. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum apertures range from 2 to 130, and the average maximum aperture is 6.6.

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Thick

At 58.1 millimeters, the DSC-RX100 is fairly thick compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The average depth of similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-RX100 is 38mm.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-RX100 have minimum focal lengths of between 2.6mm and 290mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm. At 28 millimeters, the DSC-RX100 has a quite long minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-RX100.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-RX100

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the DSC-RX100.

Average Screen Size

The DSC-RX100 has a fairly average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think a cheaper camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the Nikon Coolpix P510 are also worth considering.

If you want a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (4.8" and cheaper).

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-RX100 has a better sensor type than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Sony digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P510.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung WB150F (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features

37 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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31 December 2015

The Sony RX100 IV continues to be my favourite compact camera to date. It beats a mirrorless camera except for the flexibility of interchangeable lens, the larger sensor size for better image...

13 November 2015

The RX100 has long been Sony's flagship Cyber-shot compact. It's the leader in its point-and-shoot squad, gathering up cutting edge features and high-performance components and stuffing them... Read more…

14 October 2015

Sony is reclaiming the pocket camera throne. The high-end point-and-shoot market has never been more competitive. Panasonic , Canon , Nikon , Ricoh , and Sony all have skin in the game. And...

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18 September 2015

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4 August 2015

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Reviewed 23 September 2012 by TBCass
TBCass would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

I have been an enthusiast photographer since the 60's. My primary cameras have been mostly SLT types. I have on occasion tried more compact type cameras as something more convenient to carry... Read more…

Reviewed 2 November 2012 by Radarvector
Radarvector would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

First off, I'm a 40+ year Nikon System shooter, from film SLR's to DSLR's. I've been searching in vain, quite some time, for a first class compact prosumer type camera. Something that I can carry... Read more…

Reviewed 23 August 2012 by Dpoplin
Dpoplin would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

After researching cameras for over 6 months, Sony released the RX100 and it was a perfect fit for me. I am traveling to Argentina to do mission work for over a year and I wanted DSLR quality... Read more…

Reviewed 5 September 2012 by Lifeisgreat!
Lifeisgreat! would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 (Verified Purchase)

I have not read the manual, but I have used the SONY DSC-RX100 for 10,000 photographs and 400 videos. The RX100 goes with me almost everywhere, including my trail running, hiking, and boating... Read more…

Reviewed 14 December 2012 by Happycameraman
Happycameraman would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

I have read hundreds of reviews on this camera before purchasing. I can literally find nothing wrong with the Sony RX100! Picture quality is amazing. Auto focus is instant with absolutely no... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony w8, sony w8g, sony w8gb, sony r100, sony r100b, sony rx100, sony rx100i, sony rx100m, sony rx100iv, sony dscrx100, sony dscrx100p, sony dscrx100b, sony dscrx100m, sony dscrx100m2, sony dscrx100m3, sony dscrx100m5, sony dscrx100m4, sony dscrx100pa, sony dscrx100m5b, sony dscrx100m4b, sony dscrx100m5g, sony dscrx100pac, sony dscrx100bk4, sony dscrx100m2b, sony dscrx100m3b, sony dscrx100m5gc, sony dscrx100pack, sony dscrx100m4bi, sony dscrx100packa, sony ossnrx100m364
Barcodes 00017256325955, 00017850154227, 00027242856936, 00616241095967, 00616320856496, 00616320859282, 00616348088695, 00617529226196, 00636156021059, 00636156021868, 00636156023695, 00639767670425, 00639767671514, 00639767680837, 00840014185924, 00887401050489, 03355830049468, 04905524896855, 04905524986372

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