Sony RX100 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Resolution: 20.20 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1 inch
(13.2mm x 8.8mm)
Kit Lens: 3.60x zoom
(28-100mm eq.)
Viewfinder: No / LCD
Native ISO: 125 - 6400
Extended ISO: 80 - 25,600
Shutter: 30 - 1/2000
Max Aperture: 1.8
Dimensions: 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4 in.
(102 x 58 x 36 mm)
Weight: 8.5 oz (240 g)
includes batteries
MSRP: $650
Availability: 07/2012
Manufacturer: Sony
Full specs: Sony RX100 specifications
20.20
Megapixels
3.60x zoom 1 inch
size sensor
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RX100 Summary

Sony's Cyber-shot RX100 takes the cake as the most premium of pocket cameras, with a much larger sensor, a very bright lens (at wide angle), excellent image quality, great performance, and enough modes and special features to keep a tinkerer busy for a good long time.

Pros

Excellent high-ISO performance for such a compact model; Smart controls; Small body; Bright lens; 10fps full-res burst mode; Very fast shutter response; Excellent LCD.

Cons

Lens flare at night; Poor rendering of yellows; Slow flash recycling; Soft corners wide open; Continuous AF mode slow to lock.

Price and availability

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 started shipping in the US market from July 2012. Pricing is set at around US$650 for the camera with battery, AC adapter, USB cable, hand strap, and neck strap adapters.

Imaging Resource rating

5.0 out of 5.0

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