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Sony DSC-RX100 Digital Camera

£729.99
£233.99 £496.00 cheaper than 53 days ago
Compact Camera 20.2MP 3.6x Jun 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Twenty-six industry awards
Supports video recording
Quite big digital zoom
901 Reviews + 28 Awards
CNET.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended DP Review Silver What Digital Camera Gold
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Reviews

Twenty-Six Industry Awards

This high megapixel digital camera has received twenty-six awards from expert review sites.

The writers at websites CNET.com, PC Mag, CNET.co.uk, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Digitalartsonline.co.uk, Macworld.co.uk, Cnetfrance.fr and Reviewed.com all wrote that this Sony camera was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This high megapixel digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digitallife.se, M3.idg.se, Pocket Lint, Fotovideo.nu and Insidegeeks.net all of whom concluded that this digital camera was good.

This camera received a "Gold" award from both websites What Digital Camera and Techindustriya.com, both of which decided that this Sony camera was marvellous.

The expert at one more expert review site said that this Sony digital camera was carefully designed. 3dnews.ru gave this camera an "Innovative Design" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fourty-six expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this high megapixel digital camera has an overall expert rating of 87 out of 100. The camera expert review sites think this camera is one of the better digital cameras of a similar spec and age.

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 873 user reviews the average user rating of this high megapixel digital camera is exceptional. Over 71% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 23,045 expert and user reviews (including 7,132 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 high megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-RX100 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony DSC-RX100 which has better reviews.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-RX100 supports video recording. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-RX100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DSC-RX100 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think the Canon EOS 7D (£579.99), and the Sony SLT-A77 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Pentax 645Z (£6,599) (3.2"), or the Nikon D5500 (£399) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 460 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels. At 1,229,000 pixel, the DSC-RX100 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-RX100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Samsung NX2000 which has better reviews.

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5472 X 3080 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-RX100 has a 5472 x 3080 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 2592 x 1944, 2736 x 1824, 3648 x 2056 and 3648 x 2736 and 3888 x 2592. The best still image resolution of all cameras that have been available for more than two years is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 240 grams, the DSC-RX100 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX60V (£198.99) (246g).

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera range from 2x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 33x. At 54 times zoom factor, the DSC-RX100 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 16x. With an optical zoom of only 3.6 times zoom factor, the DSC-RX100 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 3.6x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-RX100.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (£579) (16x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 4.9, the Sony DSC-RX100 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera. The maximum aperture numbers of similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 14.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 6mm to 75mm. At 28 millimeters, the DSC-RX100 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 1.8, the DSC-RX100 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras of this age and spec is 1.3 and the largest is 22.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Sony DSC-RX100 has a carrying case, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony DSC-RX100 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The DSC-RX100 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-RX100 has a hand strap. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-RX100 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The DSC-RX100 has an HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The DSC-RX100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 03355830049468

Sony DSC-RX100 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSC-RX100 review we compared this digital camera to 1,214 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,600 product attributes, 169,860 digital camera reviews and 2,794,400 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Other Digital Cameras to Consider

Samsung Camera vs Sony DSC-RX100

Samsung Camera vs Sony DSC-RX100
Samsung Camera Sony DSC-RX100
£ 22.90 £233.99
£211 Cheaper
Thinner
83% Bigger Optical Zoom
Significantly Longer Maximum Focal Length
Hugely Worse Review from PhotographyBlog.com
Hugely Worse Review from Cyberbloc.de

Nikon D810 vs Sony DSC-RX100

Nikon D810 vs Sony DSC-RX100
Nikon D810 Sony DSC-RX100
£ 1,674.99 £233.99
Hugely Better Review from Techmagnifier.com
Better User Reviews
Better Expert Reviews
Eight Supported Batteries
£1,441 More Expensive
Smaller Digital Zoom

Panasonic DMC-LX100 vs Sony DSC-RX100

Panasonic DMC-LX100 vs Sony DSC-RX100
Panasonic DMC-LX100 Sony DSC-RX100
£ 497.00 £233.99
Hugely Better Review from Ephotozine
3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution
4 Times the Video Resolution
Moderately Better Expert Reviews
£263 More Expensive
Hugely Worse Review from Computerbild.de
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