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4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality photos but let down by video and exposure issues, 29 Mar 2013
This review is from: Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (20.2MP, 3.6x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD (Electronics)
I couldn't buy this from Amazon as they were out of stock, so got it elsewhere for the same price. Used it today for the first time, superb photos, easily can use ISO800 without any noise. But some normal daylight conditions fooled the camera into underexposing on P setting, though fully auto handled the same location better. But the video is very poor, my old Sony HX9V compact does superb video, and for the expensive price that this camera is you'd have thought the video would at least match the HX9V. 95% of the images I took today were perfect, colours spot on, just a shame about those that were underexposed. If you dont want to lug a DSLR about with you, but want DSLR quality images then the larger sensor in this does the job perfectly. But the need to take a camcorder with you as well due to the poor video kind of defeats the object.
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Initial post: 26 Apr 2013 09:37:25 BDT
Androo says:
I'm astonished that you think the video is poor and can only assume you have it on the wrong setting. I've tried many digital cameras and the video on the RX100 is light years ahead of all of them. It's super detailed, crisp, sharp, fluid. You can pan around without any stuttering or blurring (in 50p mode), focus is smooth and unobtrusive, you can zoom optically, sound is pretty good out of the wind... etc. It has to be your settings.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2013 09:57:07 BDT
P. Horrex says:
Hi, the reason I say it's poor is that initially it struggles to focus if you're focusing on a moving vehicle that's in the distance, resulting in the first few seconds being blurred, plus the zoom slows down when videoing meaning you cant keep up with zooming out on a moving vehicle, which approaches quicker than the zoom can cope, and I video buses, which are not exactly fast moving! I find my old Sony HX9V compact camera produces crisp, sharp video (as does this camera) but without the distance focusing or zoom speed problems.
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