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Sony DSC-RX100
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Sony DSC-RX100 Digital Camera

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20.2MP 3.6x CMOS Jun 2014
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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony DSC-RX100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-RX100.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Sony DSC-HX50, and the Fujifilm X100 ($349.95) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the DSC-RX100 has an image stabilizer.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The DSC-RX100 has one of the bigger digital zooms (54 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average digital zoom of cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-RX100 is 31x.

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Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.2 megapixels, the DSC-RX100 has one of the higher megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age. The megapixels of cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 10MP to 29MP.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Sigma DP1 Quattro ($999.00) (29MP) which is also cheaper.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports a MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable 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.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Sigma DP1 Quattro ($999.00) (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper); or the Sony DSC-HX50 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Fujifilm X100 ($349.95) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Light

Compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-RX100 have weights of between 130g and 560g, and the average weight is 330g. With a weight of only 240 grams, the DSC-RX100 is one of the lighter compact cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst compact cameras of this age.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X100 ($349.95) (400g and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-HX50 (245g and higher rated).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Sony DSC-RX100 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-RX100.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The DSC-RX100 has one of the highest display resolution (numeric)s (1,229,000 pixel) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The display resolution (numeric)s of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX100 range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Has Six White Balances

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

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Has Three Photo Effectss

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

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

Digital cameras of this age and spec have total megapixelss of between 12MP and 33MP. The DSC-RX100 has a fairly many total megapixels (20.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-RX100.

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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-RX100 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Sony digital camera supports 3 and 200 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-RX100. The ISO sensitivitys "125", "200", "400", "800" and "1600" are also supported by this digital camera.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The DSC-RX100 has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most cameras of this age and spec have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-RX100 the image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sony DSC-RX100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX100. This Sony digital camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 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 resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and type.

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

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony DSC-RX100 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Sony digital camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2592 x 1944, 2736 x 1824, 3648 x 2056 and 3888 x 2592 and 5472 x 3080.

A 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX100.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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

This digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX100 is 2.5. At only 1.8, the Sony DSC-RX100 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-RX100.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-RX100 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Sony DSC-HX50, or the Fujifilm X100 ($349.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-RX100 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-RX100 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Sony DSC-HX50 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sony DSC-RX100 does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-RX100 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX100 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX100, the Sony DSC-RX100 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-RX100 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The DSC-RX100 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 3.6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX100 have optical zooms of between 2x and 30x, and the average optical zoom is 8.5x.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony DSC-RX100 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-RX100. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Sony DSC-RX100 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-RX100. The light exposure modes "Auto" is also found on this camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-RX100

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-RX100 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-RX100 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-RX100.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the Sony DSC-HX50, or the Fujifilm X100 ($349.95) which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact cameras that came out around the same time as it.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at including the Sony DSC-HX50 which has better reviews; or the Sigma DP1 Quattro ($999.00) which is cheaper.

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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)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
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
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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Expert Reviews

(154)
13 October 2015

The RX100 IV is a great camera that's packed with functions and with Sony's finest technology?no-one can doubt that. However, we'd hesitate to recommend this model as it's needlessly complex and...

4 September 2015

The RX100 IV follows in the illustrious footsteps of its predecessors, delivering better image quality than ever. But the absence of a touchscreen and some minor niggles mean it can't quite...

25 August 2015

Your smartphone may be good enough for everyday shots, but premium compacts are offer a quality that satisfies without going all-out on a DSLR. Sony is here with another update to their... Read more…

25 August 2015

If you want a high-end compact camera today, it's hard to beat the RX100 IV. This is a camera that produces high-quality stills with a large 1-inch sensor, with leading-edge features like...

24 July 2015

A nice choice if your looking for an advanced compact with class-leading video capabilities, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is a little expensive if you just want a good camera for shooting...

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User Reviews

(671)
Reviewed 18 November 2015 by CoCo
CoCo would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 4

I upgraded from the RX100 M1 to this RX100 M4, and I do not own a DSLR. I use Lightroom 6 for raw stills, After Effects for time-lapse, and Final Cut Pro X for video. I have a baby, travel... Read more…

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…

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