Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Verge Review

Camera design is all about compromise. Great pictures ideally need large sensors and fast lenses, but this usually means a heavier burden on your camera bag or wallet. Mirrorless cameras try to strike a middle ground by helping you capture DSLR-style images in a smaller, often less expensive package, but they're not truly portable. What about dedicated DSLR shooters who want something fun to throw in their pocket on the weekend? Until now, the vast majority of compact cameras haven't had...

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Basic Specs

Camera type Point-and-shoot
Sensor size Other
Sensor type CMOS
Effective pixels 20.2 megapixels
RAW support RAW, RAW + JPEG
Supported media SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

Alias DSC-RX100

Hardware

Camera type Point-and-shoot
Width 4 inches
Height 2.29 inches
Depth 1.41 inches
Weight .47 pounds
Color Black
Internal image stabilization Yes

Sensor

Sensor size Other
Size 13.2mm x 8.8mm
Sensor type CMOS
Effective pixels 20.2 megapixels

Controls

Minimum ISO 100
Maximum ISO 6400
Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds) 2000
Slowest shutter speed (n seconds) 30 seconds
Focus points 25
Max. continuous shooting speed 10 FPS

Display

Size 3 inches
Resolution 1228800 dots

Video

Video capture Yes
Max. resolution 1080p
Standard framerate(s) 59.94, 29.97

Software

Supported video formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
RAW support RAW, RAW + JPEG

Lens

Focal length (wide) 10.4 mm
Focal length (telephoto) 37.1 mm
Focal length (35mm equivalent - wide) 29 mm
Focal length (35mm equivalent - telephoto) 100 mm
Widest aperture / f-stop 1.8
Optical zoom 3.6 x
Digital zoom 54 x

Storage

Supported media SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo

Audio

Built-in speaker Yes
Built-in microphone Yes

Ports

Video out Yes
Connection(s) USB, HDMI mini

Battery

Model NP-BX1
Removable Yes

Flash

Flash Yes (Built-in)

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Chris Ziegler (Currently owns)

    This camera is outrageously good. I've owned many "enthusiast" P&S cameras over the years — the S95, S100, P7000, P7100, G9 — and you're never really able to shake the feeling that you're going to be trapped in a lighting situation where your equipment can't perform. In my very brief testing so far, I think the RX100 is the first no-compromises P&S I've used, and it's going to push my need for carrying a DSLR to a VERY bare minimum. Interface is great and fast, DMF mode (AF with MF override) works super well with the lens control ring. Oh, and it CHARGES OVER MICRO-USB! No more sense of dread that you forgot your proprietary battery charger!

    No Wi-Fi or GPS, but neither of those are big features for me. Only real problem is price — I might wait a year until it drops $100 or $150 at retail.

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