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Sony DSC-RX100 Digital Camera

£402.00
£233.99 £168.01 cheaper than 65 days ago
Compact Camera 20.2MP 3.6x Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Fifteen industry awards
Supports video recording
Supports Wi-Fi
875 Reviews + 20 Awards
CNET.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Fifteen Industry Awards

This camera has received fifteen awards from expert review sites.

Websites CNET.com, Digitaltrends.com, Techradar, CNET.com.au, Cnetfrance.fr, Hardwarezone.com.sg and Gottabemobile.com all thought that this high megapixel digital camera was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at review sites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all decided that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The experts at three additional expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this high megapixel digital camera. Trusted Reviews, Vido.com.ua and Hardwarezone.com.ph all gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

The writer at review sites Onfoto.ru concluded that this camera was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 85%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 895 owner reviews this digital camera has an excellent overall owner rating. 591 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 23,045 user and expert reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony DSC-RX100 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-RX100 is 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 digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This digital 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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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 frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-RX100 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think the Samsung NX2000 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DSC-RX100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 14 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-RX100 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera the digital zooms range from 2x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 33x.

If this Sony digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX60V (£198.99) (120x).

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera, the DSC-RX100's minimum aperture number of only 1.8 is one of the smallest. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 3.6 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-RX100 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera. The smallest optical zoom of high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.34x and the biggest is 65x.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (£579.00) (16x).

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this spec and age is 350mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,600mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 128 millimeters, the DSC-RX100 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 36 millimeters, the DSC-RX100 has one of the longest minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera range from 6mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-RX100 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-RX100 has a higher still image resolution than most high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of this spec and age have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 5472 x 3080, 3648 x 2056, 2720 x 1528, 3888 x 2592, 2736 x 1824, 4864 x 3648 and 3648 x 2736 and 2592 x 1944. Across all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera the best still image resolution is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-RX100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-RX100 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSC-RX100 has an HDMI port. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The Sony DSC-RX100 has a wind filter, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Features Noise Reduction

The DSC-RX100 features noise reduction. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also feature noise reduction.

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Features Voice Recording

The DSC-RX100 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

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

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The DSC-RX100 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The DSC-RX100 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The DSC-RX100 has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Camera

Features Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-RX100 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The DSC-RX100 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-RX100 features multi burst mode. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony DSC-RX100 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The DSC-RX100 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Supports Live View

The Sony DSC-RX100 supports live view. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support live view.

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Features Histogram

The DSC-RX100 features histogram. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also feature histogram.

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Very Fast Start-Up Time

The fastest start-up time of cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera is 2ms, the slowest is 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 1,000ms. At only 2.1 milliseconds, the Sony DSC-RX100 has a fairly fast start-up time compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Display

Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The DSC-RX100 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (1,229,000 pixel) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 460 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 820,000 pixels.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The DSC-RX100 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony DSC-RX100 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the EOS 7D (£550.00), or the EOS 5D Mark II both from Canon.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Nikon D610 + AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR + AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED + 32GB (3.2"), or the Pentax K-3 (£581.37) (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-RX100 features smile detection. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also feature smile detection.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The DSC-RX100 has a hand strap, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The DSC-RX100 has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony DSC-RX100 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

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

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The DSC-RX100 has an HDMI. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an HDMI.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony DSC-RX100 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Price

Price Has Gone Down by £168.01 (42%)

The price has dropped from £438 to £233.99 in the last 65 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 76% chance that the price will go down further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 24% chance that the price will actually go back up. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Sony DSC-RX100 has a fairly typical weight (213 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Samsung NX1000 (217.7g).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony cybershotdscrx100iii, sony cybershotdscrx100iv, sony dscrx100digital, sony dscrx100m2cdnyg, canon dscrx100m5ceh, canon dscrx100m4ceh, canon dscrx100m3ceh, sony dscrx100m4ceh, sony dscrx100m5ceh, sony dscrx100m3ceh, canon dscrx100ceh, sony dscrx100ceh, sony dscrx100m2b, sony dscrx100m3b, sony dscrx100ii, sony dscrx100b, sony n143729w, sony rx100iii, sony n064388w, sony rx100iv, sony rx100m4, sony rx100v, sony 4nlp4, sony l3ja4
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