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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera

20.1MP 2.9x CMOS Jun 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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13 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Compact cameras manufactured by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot G5 X[pl_3061529_price], or the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price] both from Canon or the Leica D-Lux[plb_2777348_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year, the Cybershot DSC-RX100 supports wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support wi-Fi and we think because of it's better review score, the Leica D-Lux[plb_2777348_price], and the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Cybershot DSC-RX100 is 1.8x, the biggest is 11x, and the average digital zoom is 4.4x. With a digital zoom of 11 times zoom factor, the Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX100.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Cybershot DSC-RX100 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over one hundred and eight times the video resolution of a 320 x 240 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Cybershot DSC-RX100. This Sony digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video. The worst video resolution of all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Cybershot DSC-RX100 is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year have display resolution (numeric)s of between 100,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels. The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (1,228,800 pixel) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Cybershot DSC-RX100.

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Has Eight White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Cybershot DSC-RX100 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a Shade white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The white balances "Auto", "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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BIONZ X Image Processor

This camera has a BIONZ X image processor, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Supports Twenty-Two ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony camera supports 6 and 400 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras that are a comparable age to the Cybershot DSC-RX100. The ISO sensitivitys "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "8000", "10000", "12800" and "25600" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is more than most cameras that have been available for more than a year. This digital camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Cybershot DSC-RX100. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is more than most cameras that have been around for more than a year. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Cybershot DSC-RX100. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Single Auto Focus" is also featured on this Sony camera.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 1.8, the Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Cybershot DSC-RX100. Compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 4.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the PowerShot G5 X[pl_3061529_price], or the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 2.9 times zoom factor, the Cybershot DSC-RX100 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 is 6x.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price] (4.2x) which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Cybershot DSC-RX100, the Cybershot DSC-RX100 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than a year, the Cybershot DSC-RX100 does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year do not have a built-in flash. The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst compact cameras of this age. Compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Sony camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX100. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the Cybershot DSC-RX100 over a year ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a fairly typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX100.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Leica D-Lux[plb_2777348_price], the Sigma DP0 Quattro[plb_2980895_price], or the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price].

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a fairly typical megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Cybershot DSC-RX100.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot G5 X[plb_3061529_price] (20.2MP and higher rated), or the Sigma DP3 Quattro[plb_3287026_price] (29MP and higher rated).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports a MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a similar type and age 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 Leica D-Lux[plb_2777348_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Canon PowerShot G3 X[plb_2933317_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sigma DP0 Quattro[plb_2980895_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 271 grams, the Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this type and age.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include the PowerShot G3 X[pl_2933317_price], or the PowerShot G5 X[pl_3061529_price] both from Canon or the Sigma DP0 Quattro[plb_2980895_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Technical Details
Image Processor

Expert Reviews

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Small, fits in trouser pockets
Good build
Excellent image quality
Good dynamic range
Extensive manual controls
Restricted range of lens
Autofocus mechanism does not work well
Weak battery stamina
No touch input
WiFi configuration is not the easiest

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 17 September 2015 by Adam

I bought this as a camera when I sold my T5i as a camera to have expecting to getting something close to my old cameras picture quality but it was no where near. When you zoomed in the smallest... Read more…

Accurate auto focus
Fast Auto Focus
Sharp Zeiss Lens
Small Size
Small and easy to carry
Cost
Complex menus
Looks fragile
Poor Battery Life
Very expensive

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00635131600975, 00635131601019, 04548736017078, 04548736017092, 04905524895193, 04905524948684, 04905524948707, 04905524986396, 04905524986419

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