A large 1.0-inch Exmor CMOS sensor captures more light from your scene and reproduces every stunning detail with great fidelity.
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At a Glance
Big Sensor for Better Pictures
This camera has a large 1.0-inch Exmor CMOS sensor that captures more light from your scene and reproduces every stunning detail with great fidelity. You’ll find everything smooth and clear, even in low-light.
Take Carl Zeiss optics, add unrivaled Sony imaging technology and you have one extraordinary lens. Despite its compact size, this camera offers supremely accurate performance with 3.6x optical zoom and a F1.8 circular aperture for gorgeous background defocusing with beautiful bokeh.
A 3.0-inch high-precision monitor enhances outdoor viewing with WhiteMagic, an advanced technology which combines white and RGB pixels to boost brightness and visibility. This LCD screen also features TruBlack for more contrast, less surface reflection and deeper blacks.
Sometimes you just want to do it your way. No problem. Simply rotate the control ring around the lens while viewing the multi-purpose interface to easily adjust camera settings including zoom magnification, aperture and Picture Effect.
Full Metal Jacket
Of course, your camera has to look good and be ready for the knocks and shocks of life on the go. This one has been designed with style and sophistication in full aluminum for light weight and heavy duty use.
Big Sensor for Precision
Sporting a high resolution Exmor CMOS sensor that’s four times larger than those in a standard compact, this camera takes top notch D-SLR quality images with intense colour and rich tonal gradation. The huge dimensions of this specially-developed sensor capture more light from your scene and reproduce every stunning detail with great fidelity. Depth of field makes all your shots come alive with amazing realism. Thanks to the large sensor, you’ll be able to shoot with subtle background defocusing effects too -- really useful for evocative outdoor portraits of your cat sitting in your prize tulips. Dual noise reduction and column A/D conversion cut noise for smooth, clear reproduction, even in low-light.
The sensor features 20.2 megapixels and works alongside a blazing fast BIONZ processor to give high resolution, clear images that will take you back to the moment you took the shot. Powerful algorithms are used by the processor to transform data captured by the CMOS sensor into images with accurate colour, rich tonal gradation and minimal noise. It also handles demanding tasks like 10 fps continuous shooting and Multi Frame Noise Reduction with total precision. Also, with more than 20 million pixels, you’ll be able to make large prints up to A3 size -- great if you want some framed shots on the wall.
Low Light a Speciality
Some of the most dramatic pictures are taken at twilight -- but you need a pretty decent camera to capture it perfectly. How many times have you shot at dawn or dusk, only to get back home and be disappointed with the dark, grainy results? With this camera, you’ll have no such problem -- the Exmor CMOS sensor and wide-ranging ISO sensitivity up to native ISO 6400 and maximum ISO 25600 takes care of everything. So when you’re standing on the cliff edge looking out at the fiery horizon, you know the darkness won't hide the detail in the scene.
The high performance Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens includes a multi-layer coating that reduces light reflection and flare for more natural, higher contrast pictures even in unfavourable light. Its maximum F1.8 circular aperture combines with Sony imaging technology to give versatile 3.6x optical zoom and background defocusing.
See the world in perfect clarity and definition, no matter how bright the sun. The 3.0” (7.5cm) high-precision LCD monitor lets you compose shots easily even in the glare of the midday sun with WhiteMagic, an advanced technology combining white and RGB pixels to boost brightness and visibility. TruBlack technology also raises contrast, reduces surface reflections and deepens blacks for more true-to-life reproduction on the 1.2 million dot screen.
You want to capture a dragonfly perched on the edge of a leaf with the sun streaming through, right? Auto is OK but to get the shot you really want, you need to go manual. Simply rotate the control ring around the lens while viewing the user-friendly interface and you can adjust camera settings in a jiffy. Select just the right zoom magnification, aperture or Picture Effects with ease. The ring turns smoothly as the LCD provides clear feedback for precise, intuitive adjustment.
Customisable Ring and Rear Dial
Your most frequently used functions are only a touch away. Just press the customisable function button and turn the control ring and rear dial to instantly access up to seven functions chosen by you from a full range of 17.
Fine Tune Images
With the DSC-RX100, it's easy to achieve the look you want. Just rotate the rear control dial to fine tune image properties in real-time on the screen. Photo Creativity lets you adjust background defocus, colour, brightness and vividness as well as overlay these multiple effects.
Film Sparkling HD Video Too
Want to capture it on film? Press the Movie button to film Full HD video in razor-sharp detail at 60p. You can even record fast-moving subjects and dark scenes with astonishing clarity thanks to the combined advantages of the image sensor and lens. Expand your movie-making prowess even further by using P/A/S/M modes.
Full Metal Jacket
Looking for a camera that will slip effortlessly in your jacket pocket and travel with you, wherever you go? This camera fits the bill with its slim and sleek design in full aluminum. Ready to take the knocks and shocks of travel so you can take it around with confidence.
Digital SLR in Your Pocket
You’ve got a Digital SLR but you don’t always want to take it around, especially on day trips or weekends away. Well, now you don’t have to. This camera is an ideal lightweight alternative while still giving you the image quality you expect.