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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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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 14,398 owner and expert reviews for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

Supports Wi-Fi

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Cybershot DSC-RX100 do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], the Sony DSC-WX500[plb_2838899_price], and the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

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

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], the Sony DSC-WX500[plb_2838899_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price].

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Fairly High Megapixel

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a fairly high megapixel (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX100. Across all the compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Cybershot DSC-RX100 the megapixels range from 1.3MP to 21MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] (20.3MP and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Cybershot DSC-RX100 is 13x. The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a fairly big digital zoom (11 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Cybershot DSC-RX100.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This 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 typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080|3840 x 2160 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on cameras of this age and type. 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.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,228,800 pixel, the Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a very high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Has Eight White Balances

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX100. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 0.12s to 60s. The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds (30 seconds) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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BIONZ X Image Processor

This camera has a BIONZ X image processor, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a wider light exposure correction than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras of this type and age.

The worst light exposure correction across similar types of digital camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Sony camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Cybershot DSC-RX100 the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 3.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. At only 1.8, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Cybershot DSC-RX100.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Small Optical Zoom

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has one of the smallest optical zooms (only 2.9 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The optical zooms of cameras of this age and type range from 2.8x to 50x.

If this compact camera camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] (50x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX100 also do not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might want to look at including the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Cybershot DSC-RX100 do not support Full HD video. The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago are not 3D. The Cybershot DSC-RX100 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of a similar spec and age to the Cybershot DSC-RX100 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Cybershot DSC-RX100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that have been around for more than a year also do not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Cybershot DSC-RX100 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The lightest camera that was launched more than a year ago is 98g , the heaviest is 460g, and the average weight is 180g. The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is fairly heavy (271 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Cybershot DSC-RX100.

There are a number of alternative 271g digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] which has better reviews.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (214g), or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] (218g) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other cameras of this type and age that we have checked, the Cybershot DSC-RX100's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is one of the biggest. Across all the compact cameras that were released one year ago the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 64, and the average maximum aperture number is 8.4.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

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

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Only Supports Twenty-Two ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Cybershot DSC-RX100 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Cybershot DSC-RX100. The ISO sensitivitys "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800" and "25600" are also supported by this camera.

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Expensive

We think this digital camera looks expensive compared to other compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The cheapeast digital camera of a similar type and age that we found costs £25 and the most expensive costs £300.

3 Other reasons to consider the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this compact camera camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX100.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], and the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], or the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price] both from Sony or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_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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Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscrx100m4ce3
Barcodes 04548736017078, 04548736017092

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