• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
  • Nikon Coolpix A
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Predecessor:    
Successor: Sony RX100 II
RX100 vs RX100 II
 
General
Model Number: RX100 Coolpix A
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: Yes No
Retail Price: $649.99 $1099.95
Street Price: $448.00 $750.00
Date Available: 2012-07-27 2013-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 8.5 oz (240 g)
includes batteries
10.5 oz (298 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4 in.
(102 x 58 x 36 mm)
4.4 x 2.5 x 1.6 in.
(111 x 64 x 40 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor  
Effective Megapixels: 20.2 16.2
Sensor Format: 1 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm) 368.16mm2 (23.60mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.41 microns 4.79 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 66 80
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.6 23.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.4 13.8
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 390 1,164
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2720 x 1528 (4.2 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
3696 x 2448 (9.0 MP, Other),
2464 x 1632 (4.0 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.NEF), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 4.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​60i)
1440x1080 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p/​24p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: Linear stereo PCM)
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*; 7 elements in 6 groups, including 4 aspheric elements, 7 blade aperture NIKKOR ; 7 elements in 5 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 100mm 28mm
Focal Length (actual): 10.4 - 37.1mm 18.5mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.60x 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele) - f/11 f/2.8 - f/22; Electronically-controlled 7-blade iris diaphragm with 19 steps of 1/3 EV
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x Clear Image Zoom n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible sport (face tracking) Contrast Detect: Center, Normal area, Wide area, Face priority, Subject tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   Optional DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 13.6x 31.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 125 100
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 125-6400, with ISO 80 and 100 low extensions, up to 25600 with Multi Frame NR Auto, 100-6400, Hi-1=12800, Hi-2=25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm, Cool, Day, Daylight), Flash, Color Temp/Filter, Custom Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi segment, Center- weighted, Spot Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Anti Motion Blur (6 shot layering), Sports Action, Pet, Gourmet, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Fireworks, High Sensitivity; DRO, Auto HDR, Auto Portrait Framing, Sweep Panorama; Picture Effect(s): Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration Beach/Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk/Dawn, Food, High Key, Landscape, Low Key, Autumn colors, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Silhouette, Sports, Sunset
Self Timer: 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds 2, 5, 10, 20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Off Auto, Auto+slow sync, Fill flash, Slow sync, Rear-curtain+slow sync, Manual, Off; Red-eye reduction available
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 6.0
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 0.30m to 17.1m (W) / 0.55m to 6.3m (T) GN approx. 6/21, or 6/22 when fired in manual mode at full power (ISO 100, m/ft, 23C/73.4F); 0.5 to 11.5m (1ft. 8 in. to 37ft.)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: No UHS support  
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG 14-bit RAW (.NEF), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: Linear stereo PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional wired or wireless
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type D) with BRAVIA Link Mini (Type C) HDMI, Accessory Terminal, DC-input via dummy battery AC adapter
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.36 0.96
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.66 0.96
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.62 1.04
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0 4.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 13 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 10.0 4.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 13 17
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 10.0 4.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 10 10
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.15 seconds 0.58 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.27 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.032 seconds 0.235 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.37 seconds 0.67 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.013 seconds 0.065 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.577s
Startup Time: 2.8 seconds 1.9 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.1 seconds 1.0 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 7.2 seconds 5.2 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 330 shots 230 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BX1 Proprietary EN-EL20
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BX1 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL20 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes No
Software
Included Software:   ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:   Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Programmable Control Ring, RAW Support, AF Assist/Peaking, Auto Portrait Framing, 13 Picture Effects, Face Registration/Detection, Smile Shutter, Soft Skin Effect, Sweep Panorama, Multi Aspect Recoding (3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1), Digital Level Gauge, Dual Record, MS Duo/SDXC Multi Slot, Aluminum Body Nikon's first DX-format Coolpix camera. Available in black and silver. Optional DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder will be available for a suggested retail price of ~US$450, and the UR-E24 Adapter Ring and HN-CP18 Lens Hood will be sold together for a suggested retail price of US$130.