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Sony DSCRX100 Advanced Digital Compact Premium Camera with Large 1-inch Sensor and Bright High Quality Lens

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  • 1.0-type 20.2 megapixels Exmor CMOS, F1.8 lens, 3.6x optical zoom, Full HD 50p, 7.5cm (3.0") LCD
  • 20.2MP 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • F1.8 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens
  • Pro-style manual controls
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DPReview Silver Award August 2012
The RX100 isn't a perfect camera, but it's hard to think of another that includes so much capability and yet still fits in your pocket. Not to be underestimated.
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Conclusion

The RX100 is probably the most capable compact camera on the market today, combining the image quality benefits of a mid-sized sensor with the proportions of a conventional compact. Extensive, though not flawless, manual controls make the RX100 a great second camera for DSLR shooters.

Reasons to buy

  • Excellent image quality and solid ISO performance
  • Class-leading movie features and quality
  • High degree of customization available
  • Fast operation, including focus and Raw capture
  • Flexible lens range

Things to consider

  • Clickless control dial gives unengaging shooting experience
  • Flash metering is unpredictable
  • Lack of ND filter limits ability to use wide apertures
  • LCD screen hard to see in direct sun
  • In-camera raw conversion would add flexibility

Suggested for

Enthusiasts looking for a carry-everywhere camera. Developing photographers who don't want the cost and bulk of interchangeable lenses.

Not suggested for

Low light work (compared to a large-sensor camera) or fast action shooters.
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  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm ; 213 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 422 g
  • Item model number: DSCRX100.CEH
  • ASIN: B008CNMZDW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 17 Jun. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (216 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 882 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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1.0 type 20.2 effective megapixel (approx.) “Exmor” CMOS Sensor Camera

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DSCRX100 DSCRX100M2 DSCRX100M3 DSCRX100M4
Sensor 1.0 inch Exmor R CMOS Sensor 1.0 inch Exmor R CMOS Sensor 1.0 inch Exmor R CMOS Sensor 1.0 inch Exmor RS Stacked CMOS Sensor
Image Processor BIONZ Z BIONZ Z BIONZ X BIONZ X
Aperture F1.8-4.9 F1.8-4.9 F1.8-2.8 F1.8-2.8
Focal Lenght 28-1000 28-100 mm 24-70 mm 24-70 mm
ISO ISO125-6400 (expandable to ISO 80/100 ) ISO 12800/25600 in Multi Frame NR mode ISO160-12800 (expandable to ISO 100/125 ) ISO 25600 in Multi Frame NR mode ISO125-12800 (expandable to ISO 80/100 ) ISO 25600 in Multi Frame NR mode ISO125-12800 (expandable to ISO 80/100 ) ISO 25600 in Multi Frame NR mode
Optical Zoom 3.6x 3.6x 2.9x 2.9x
Continous Shooting 10 fps 10 fps 5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode) Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: approx. 16 fps, Continuous Shooting: approx. 5.5 fps
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000sec 1/2000sec 1/2000sec 1/32000 sec
Stamina (shots) 330 350 320 280
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This is quite a long review because this is a serious camera and I imagine now that it has dropped dramatically in price, many potential buyers are considering it. If you want the quick lowdown on it, skip through to the end section entitled "THE LOWDOWN". Thanks !

MARK 1 VERSUS MARK 2:
Well, the price of the RX100 has fallen to under £400 brand new, which is much, much cheaper than it originally sold for. Of course, the reason for this is straightforward enough - Sony has recently (July 2013) released the mark 2 version (which sells for a fair amount more money). Let's get the issue of mark 1 versus mark 2 out of the way right now - the mark 2 has a tilting LCD, a hot shoe on which can be added a rather expensive EVF or flash units, wi-fi, a few other smaller additions, and a new backlit sensor that supposedly has slightly improved high ISO. On the minus side, some early adopters are reporting that out of camera JPEGs are a bit softer on the mark 2 compared to the mark 1. I haven't heard any complaints about raw though. Which should you go for? Well, I went for the RX100 mark 1 due to the massive price drop compared to its original retail price, and the fact that I do not feel the current launch price of the RX100 mark 2 in the UK necessarily makes it a good buy, given the competition from the likes of the Ricoh GR and mirrorless cameras.

WHAT IS THE RX100 ALL ABOUT ?
OK, so I am writing this review from the perspective of a part-time pro photographer and very keen amateur. I shoot Sony DSLRs as well as micro four thirds. For quite a few years my `take anywhere' camera was my trusty Panasonic LX3, which served well but is ready for retirement.
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I bought the RX100 just before my summer holiday in Greece and took to it at once. 4 weeks on I continue to be really happy with it. This is a personal thing but my main reasons are:

1) Capable of delivering wonderfully detailed images with the 20M pixel sensor and Zeiss Lens
2) Genuinely pocketable, this camera goes everywhere with me now
3) Very fast to use, from power-on it is ready to go and the focus never leaves me waiting
4) LCD display is excellent even in the Mediterranean sun, at no point did I wish I had a viewfinder
5) (Almost) silent shutter means that your photography is discrete when necessary
6) It can be used just like a 'point & shoot' - a friend or passing waiter can use it without any instruction
7) The menu system and customisation is clear and very comprehensive - I don't have a DSLR but I doubt there is much in the way of DSLR options missing from this camera.
8) Built-in flash works well for fill-in and has exposure compensation to -2EV; for me that is exactly what I want
9) Build quality is great - it is a pleasure to hold and when others pick it up they instantly realise it is a quality camera

I am coming to the conclusion that this is a camera with at least two personalities. On the one hand the RX100 is an excellent conventional compact camera which allows the photographer to think like a photographer considering ISO, speed, aperture and focus to produce the image seen in your mind's eye. On the other hand having used a range of the advanced features, especially the HDR options and the low-light features I have been absolutely amazed at the situations where this camera is able to grab an attractive picture. My results are maybe a little less predictable but the best are very good.
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Although Sony haven't actually broken the laws of physics with this product, they seem to have bent them a teeny bit. Quite simply, this is the first pocketable camera I have found that is capable of approaching the image quality of a decent DSLR; moreover, it's the first I have come across - and I have tried more than a few! - that can meet the quality requirements for image submission to professional image libraries. In short, it's a bit of a breakthrough. Overnight, it has made the Canon S series, Panasonic LXs and Olympus ZXs (the previous serious pocket-rocket leaders) obsolete.

As a professional scientist and photographer, I have been all over the world with my full-frame (EOS 5DII and analogue Olympus OM4Ti) and micro 4/3 (Olympus OM-D E5) systems. Very nice, but the Canon FF kit with L-series lenses weighs 8 kilos, the OM-D plus cool primes less than 3. Since the era of digital imaging dawned, I have always been on the lookout for a genuinely pocketable camera that 1) not only meets professional and environmental stock image library QA/QC standards and 2) but also doesn't fall apart at anything above base ISO.

Well, the RX100 passes both criteria. That's why it will always now be in my pocket or bags from now on. And it has some clever new tricks up its sleeve as well, such as very usable panoramic (to jpeg only, regretfully) and low-light stacking modes. Is it perfect? - no, of course not. As a perfectionist and inveterate pixel peeper, as I have to be in my line of business, I can report that 1) edge and corner performance is slightly weak; 2) It's a bit prone to burning out highlights - inescapable with a sensor of this size 3) the manual is a joke and 4) the RAW decoder, which has to be downloaded from Sony, is dire.
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