Overview Exquisite image quality and high-end handling are available for the first time in a truly compact camera. The Cyber-shot® RX100 features a massive 1" sensor and large-aperture F1.8 lens with integrated control ring for intuitive access to settings. Combined with supreme ISO sensitivity, you'll enjoy richly-detailed results with remarkably low noise even in challenging lighting conditions. Whether you're a pro looking for a premium compact camera, or simply want to take your point and shoot photography to the next level, the RX100 offers excellent quality and SLR-like operation in a sophisticated, pocket-friendly package you'll want to take everywhere.
Massive 20.2MP Image Sensor Compared to the average point and shoot 1/2.3" sensor size, the RX100 boasts a large, specially developed 1" Exmor CMOS sensor to capture more light from your scene and reproduce every stunning detail with greater fidelity. Original dual noise reduction and column A/D conversion further decrease noise to ensure smooth, clear reproduction—even in low-light settings.
Optimal Optics Legendary Carl Zeiss® optics and unrivalled Sony imaging technology come together in the RX100's high-performance Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens. Despite its compact dimensions, this extraordinary lens offers supremely accurate performance, 3.6x optical zoom and an enormous F1.8 circular aperture for gorgeous defocused backgrounds. An integrated control ring puts easy, intuitive access to camera settings right at your fingertips.
Wide Range ISO Sensitivity Shoot in nearly any light with natural results thanks to sensitivity that ranges from ISO 125 to 6400. Let the Auto ISO mode automatically determine the most appropriate setting, or manually expand sensitivity for greater control. The bright lens, extra large sensor and precision image processing work together to ensure remarkably low noise in a wide range of lighting conditions.
Complete Creative Control Get SLR-like handling with a full range of controls for video and still shooting-from Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual (P/A/S/M) modes for more advanced photographers, to an incredibly effective iAuto mode perfect for beginners. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build confidence and exercise greater creative control.
RAW Image Capture Save pictures as compact JPEG files, ultra high-quality RAW files, or both at once. When shooting in RAW format, images are saved prior to de-mosaicing or applying white balance, sharpness and colour enhancement for maximum latitude when enhancing images on your PC.
Gorgeous Full HD Video Create amazingly clear, extra-smooth movies with Full HD 1080/60p video capture in the AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (progressive) format at a high frame rate of 60 fps. You can even record fast-moving subjects and dark settings with astonishing clarity thanks to the large image sensor and high-performance lens.
• Massive 1 inch sensor and large-aperture F1.8 lens with integrated control ring
• Richly-detailed results with supreme ISO sensitivity and remarkably low noise
• Save pictures as JPEG files, ultra high-quality RAW files, or both at once
• Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens for supremely accurate performance
• Excellent quality and SLR-like operation in a sophisticated, small package
LCD Type : 3.0" (7.5cm) (4:3) / 1,229k dots / Xtra Fine / TruBlack / TFT LCD
(35mm Equivalent) Still 16:9 29-105mm, 3:2 28-100mm Movie 16:9 20-105mm (Std) 33-120mm (Active)
Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus
Optical SteadyShot™ with Active Mode Image Stabilization
MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible (Memory Card Not Included)
Minimum Focus Range
AF approx. 5cm to infinity (W), approx. 55cm to infinity (T)
Full HD 1080
Power Consumption (in Operation) : Approx. 1.5W
AC Adaptor AC-UD11 (included)
Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual (P/A/S/M) modes
Special OrderCompact Digital Camera
Approximate 8.5 oz (240g)
Wide Angle Lens
Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 Camera - DSCRX100 is rated
NaN out of
Rated 4 out of
so far very goodonly had it a few days , real happy with size and belt ,and picture quality.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 2 out of
Sony RX1003M A Great Camera if You Have a Ph.D.We got this camera in 20150505 and it's currently 20170117.
I'm writing to offer this up in hopes it might be of some benefit to those considering one.
The operating system for the camera is quite complex. Granted, considering I come from a film background, for years having used a top of the line competitor's camera, I learned about f-stops, shutterspeeds, exposure values and ISO and so a jump into the foray of things digital was, for me the second digital camera we owned. The first was a point and shoot. This camera, the Sony RX1003M is hardly a simple point and shoot. The imaging technology is excellent as would be expected however, the operating system is challenging and hardly intuitive at all.
There are many videos on youtube that can be viewed and I suggest watching as many as possible. I suspect other manufacturers have similar problems. It would be useful if Sony had a series of video tutorials on this camera.
The camera as I said is excellent for what its capabilities are.
But if you want to set up the camera using Manual settings be prepared for let's see, using mathematical combinations 10 modes x 118 Menu Items! Meaning if you factor this out there are 118 menu items possible (not in reality) factorial. So for you mathematicians out there, correct me if I'm wrong, that means (118x10)! different possibilities.
Still, all in all the camera is truly amazing considering one eventually begins to grasp its capabilities.
The problem is how to set up the camera with the way one wants to make photographs since it has so many wonderful features. The other problem is recalling exactly where everything is in the event one wishes to 'tinker' with things like shutterspeed, ISO, f-stops and so on.
For example finding the photographer can set up the 'control ring' which can be set to govern f-stops or aperture and other things is a challenge.
Finding that the Menu button brings up icons like the Gear icon and then on page 4 of the Gear icon, finding Custom Key settings and then clicking on Shutter Speed gives the photographer the option to select it, or Aperture or Creative Style (I thought Creativity was in the eye of the photographer).
But given the complexity of choices and how much is possible with this camera at best it is a challenge for users to remember all it is capable of doing.
Clearly the developers are attempting to appeal to as many markets as possible. It should appeal to those who are familiar with the Sony product line and also to very advanced digital photographers.
All in all this is an excellent camera. The technology is first rate. The camera feels solid and seems responsive and yet it is light and appealing to me and would seem the ideal camera to carry around. It's WiFi abilities are amazing. But again, this requires considerable tinkering once the cell phone operating system is aligned with its Sony Play Memories software, which can be put on the phone, desktop or tablet in accordance with the operating system. My experience was with the Android system on the HTC 626 Desire Cell Phone. The ability to turn the phone into a WiFi hot spot the phone can recognize was somewhat challenging but do-able.
The camera's logic seems convoluted and deviates from historical film photography with its many nuances. It is a great camera if you need one to carry around with great still and movie capabilities. Just be prepared to spend a lot of time learning your way around the ropes. Perhaps upwards of 1000 hours. At least that was my experience. And consider this. My view is based on my experience as an amateur. Pros no doubt will have their opinions. Considering all the work that went into its design and production, the quality of the electronics and the legendary quality of the Zeiss lens and the machining involved, it is a first rate camera.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of
Great features...great photos..good video.I'm just not sure what the competition is with this one. HIGH Quality pics, better than average video, great glass. Sharp as a tack. Manual control for those who wish, certainly good enough to use only on Auto, though. The view screen pulls out and adjusts (truly a wonderful part of this camera) to get PERFECT shots. Nothing negative about it, easy to use and can be as complex as you make it.
I don't have much else that competes directly with it's features...it's kind of like dynamite wrapped in glass...looks good, great lens, great pictures and good video, lots of control...but at the price, not something you want to drop. There's a lot going on with this small body that could get fouled up, but until that happens I'm sold!!