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Sony DSC-RX100

£329.00
(871 reviews)
Sony DSC-RX100
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Camera Labs Highly Recommended Techradar Editor's Choice CNET.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
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An affordable and multi award winning compact camera, good for everyday photography
Compact 20.2MP 3.6x 240g Jun 2014
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Sony DSC-RX100 Review

With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Sony DSC-RX100 number 41 across all digital cameras and number 45 in best selling cameras.
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871 Reviews + 13 Awards
86
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Age
3 Years Old
90
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
86
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 86?

It has great expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 13 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com plus six other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site. Looking across the entire Sony camera range, the average reviews for all Sony digital cameras are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
The DSC-RX100 has some great features:
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Average optical zoom
Has an image stabiliser
The world of superspeed shooting
Shoot beyond human vision
1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor with DRAM chip
Heart of super-high-speed shooting
Stacked structure with DRAM chip (memory) attached
High-speed readout
Anti-Distortion shutter
Free your imagination

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 49 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 50 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 44 in portrait photography cameras.
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Sports Photography
Good
64
Wildlife Photography
Good
72
Portrait Photography
Very Good
72
Landscape Photography
Very Good
74
Everyday Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £239.99 on eBay 24 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Sony DSC-RX100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

13 Industry Awards

This Sony digital camera has received 13 awards from expert review sites.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites Reviewed.com, Digitaltrends.com, CNET.com.au, CNET.com, PC Mag, Gottabemobile.com and Techradar all of whom thought that this digital camera was terrific.

The experts at websites PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs both decided that this Sony camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by review site Hardwarezone.com.ph who thought that this Sony camera was very good.

The editors of three other expert review sites all thought that this Sony camera was very good. Fotomaniak.pl and Digital Versus both gave this camera a "5 Star" award and Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Sarskilt 5 Star" award.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 87% based on 29 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Techradar and Digital Versus. The camera expert review sites think this camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, DSC-RX100 owners rated this camera as terrific. 577 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 32,822 expert and user reviews (including 9,224 verified purchases), Sony has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. 94% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value for Money

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony DSC-RX100 and the United Kingdom price of £329.00 was the cheapest.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camera has been on the market since June 2015.

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Features

5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the DSC-RX100 is 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Sony DSC-RX100 of 20.2MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 87% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony DSC-RX100 of 3.6x is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 54% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-RX100 is 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 16 pixels and the best is 5976 x 3992 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as "UHD-1".

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The DSC-RX100 has an image stabiliser. 71% of cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The DSC-RX100's minimum aperture number of only 1.8 is in the smallest 10% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The DSC-RX100's maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200 is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 60% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000016s to 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.0071s. The camera shutter speed of the Sony DSC-RX100 of only 0.000031s is very short compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 98% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Flash

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The DSC-RX100 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the DSC-RX100 of 271g is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 39% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-RX100 features brightness adjustment. 80% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The DSC-RX100 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 74% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The DSC-RX100 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 85% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 7.5". The display diagonal of the DSC-RX100 of 3" is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 91% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony DSC-RX100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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5472 X 3080 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-RX100 supports a maximum still image resolution of 5472 x 3080. That's over seven times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1536 x 1536. The resolution of all cameras ranges from L: (3:2) 4896 x 3264 / (16:9) 4896 x 2760 / (1:1) 3264 x 3264 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony DSC-RX100 has an HDMI port, unlike 74% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-RX100 features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Sony DSC-RX100 has a wind filter, unlike 96% of cameras which do not have a wind filter.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Sony DSC-RX100 of 1,230,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 5% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels.

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Has a Carrying Case

The DSC-RX100 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The DSC-RX100 has a pre-flash, unlike 95% of cameras which do not have a pre-flash.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The DSC-RX100 has a wrist strap, unlike 92% of cameras which do not have a wrist strap.

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Supports Live View

The DSC-RX100 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not support live view.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSC-RX100's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 90% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The DSC-RX100 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 81% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The DSC-RX100 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 90% of cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Very Fast Start-Up Time

Cameras have start-up times of between 0.1ms and 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 560ms. The DSC-RX100's start-up time of only 2.1ms is faster than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 34% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-RX100 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition, this Sony camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels and 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony DSC-RX100 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-RX100 features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The Sony DSC-RX100's digital zoom of 11x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 93% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The digital zooms of digital cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-RX100 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most other cameras, the Sony DSC-RX100 does not have a GPS. 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The DSC-RX100 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-RX100 features smile detection. 88% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Bigger Than Average Image Sensor Size

Cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.46". The DSC-RX100's image sensor size of 0.5" is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 11% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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