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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera

£767.29
Compact Camera 20.1MP 2.9x Jun 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good brand
Does not have a good battery life
Not good value for money
349 Reviews + 11 Awards
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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it did not have a good battery life. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Battery life” in their review of the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100.


Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 23,045 owner and expert reviews (including 1,068 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its compact cameras range. 93% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Poor Connectivity

One owner who purchased the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 mentioned that it did not have gps.


Price

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Not Good Value for Money

Two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was not good value for money. Bhphotovideo.com gave this digital camera a score of 40 out of 100 and wrote two years ago “Not Cheap”. Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was expensive. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Very expensive” . Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Maybe a little expensive” in their review.

Expensive

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was expensive. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Very expensive” . Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Maybe a little expensive” in their review.

Pricey

Digital cameras of this spec and age range in price from £302 to £3,449. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age.


Features

Good Features

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 had good features. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Full of features” but in spite of that they only scored it 40 out of 100.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This Sony digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Support

Good Support

One owner who purchased it reckoned that it had good technical guidance.


Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 supports video recording. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year also support video recording.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. 1920 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this camera. 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.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

Across similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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5472 X 3080 Still Image Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This Sony digital camera has a 5472 x 3080 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of this age and spec have a 2560 x 1920 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2056 and 2720 x 1528. Cameras of this age and type still image resolution(s) range from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 11 times zoom factor, the Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera. The smallest digital zoom of compact cameras that were released one year ago is 1.8x and the biggest is 120x.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year range from 1x to 30x. At only 2.9 times zoom factor, the Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-RX10M2 (8.3x and higher rated).

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera range from 2 to 22.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 1.8, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 4, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.4.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 271 grams, the Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Easy to Carry Around

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Small easy to carry”. Two people who reviewed it said that it was compact. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Small Compact”.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Sigma DP0 Quattro (£749) is also worth considering.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this spec and age is 930,000 pixels. At 1,228,800 pixel, the Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a Wrist Strap Included

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a wrist strap included. Most of the other cameras that came out more than a year ago also have a wrist strap included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Cybershot DSC-RX100 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an HDMI.

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Light Exposure

Supports Twenty-Two ISO Sensitivities

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

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Design

Good Looking

Two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Johnlewis.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Beautiful Screen”.

Well Made

Four customers who purchased the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 said that it was well made. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Excellent Build Quality” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they scored it 2 stars out of 5. Raegal Dorn said last year “I thought the build quality was really good” and rated this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Iq In Tough Lighting” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they only gave it a rating of 2 stars out of 5.

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Easy to Use

Four people who bought the product agreed that it was easy to use. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Intuitive controls”. Raegal Dorn gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said on Johnlewis.com last year “I appreciate being able to use this loan unit” in their review of this digital camera.

One person said in their reviews that the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 was easy to use the menus. Bhphotovideo.com said “Customizable Settings” but even so they only gave this digital camera a rating of 40 out of 100. One customer concluded that this digital camera was easy to handle. Bhphotovideo.com said “Terrific Color Handling” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Raegal Dorn mentioned on Johnlewis.com “Everything was easy to set up, OneNote and my Email” in their review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Good Quality

Ten owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Video quality” in their Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 review. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Super picture quality” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Quality of the Images” in their review.


Good for Video Recording

Five people who bought the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 thought it was good for video recording. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “960fps Video”. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Slow Motion Video” in their review.

Good Screen

Five owners who reviewed the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 considered that it had a good screen. Johnlewis.com mentioned in April last year “Great Camera And Display”. Also in April last year Raegal Dorn wrote on Johnlewis.com “The 5.7” AMOLED screen is nice”.

Three people who bought it wrote that it had a good viewfinder. Bhphotovideo.com said “Electronic viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera. Three customers mentioned that it had an electronic viewfinder.

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Good Lens

Eight customers who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good lens. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Sharp Lens Wide Open”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Size Speed Lens Evf” in their review.

Five owners reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Fairl Fast Auto Focus”. One person who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom.

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Able to Produce Good Images

Ten owners said that the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 was able to produce good images. Bhphotovideo.com said “Acceptable Image Iso 1600”. Adam he wrote “My iPhone takes better pictures”. Raegal Dorn said in April last year “I took some great photo with it”.

Three people who purchased it agreed that it was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com said “Low light performance”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Size Speed And Low Light” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Good in Low Light” in their review.

Three owners who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “High resolution”. Raegal Dorn wrote in their review of this digital camera “The camera is amazing at 20 megapixels” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

One customer reckoned that it had a good ISO range. One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04548736017078, 04548736017092

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Review Sources

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