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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black)

Price: $548.00
Instant Savings: $50.00
Offer ends: JUL 26 '14

You Pay: $498.00
Product Highlights
  • 20.2MP 1" Exmor CMOS Low-Light Sensor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
  • EFL: 10.4-37.1mm (35mm Equiv: 28-100mm)
  • Fast f/1.8 Maximum Aperture
  • Xtra Fine 3" LCD Display with WhiteMagic
  • Optical & Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video Capture
  • Face Detection, 10fps Bursts, Fast AF
  • Record Stills Using JPEG, RAW, or Both
  • Aluminum Body with Built-In Pop Up Flash

Housed in a sophisticated aluminum body, the Sony DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black) features a 20.2 megapixel Exmor CMOS image sensor that excels in ultra low-light situations. It's equipped with a brilliant f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens with a focal length of 10.4-37.1mm (35mm equivalent: 28-100mm). It also has an integrated pop up flash. You can record ultra high-definition still images in JPEG format, RAW format, or even both simultaneously. The camera also affords Full HD 1080p video capture at 60 frames per second (fps). Plus, it supports a full range of controls for video and still shooting that range from iAUTO to P/A/S/M (Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual).

The RX100 is loaded with shot-enhancing features and high-quality components. The Exmor CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor work together to facilitate fast DSLR-like focusing speeds even in low-light - and without sacrificing any detail. The lens supports 3.6x optical zoom and 7.2x clear image digital zoom. It also features a multi-layered T coating that dramatically reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection. For added convenience, the RX100 is equipped with a 3" Xtra Fine LCD display so you'll be able to quickly scroll through menus and pictures. The display even features WhiteMagic technology for increased visibility under intense sunlight.

Other features include a customizable function button that supports up to seven different functions and a memory recall (MR) that can memorize up to three groups of preferred settings. The camera also features Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode, which eliminates blurry images when you're walking with the camera. Sony's even bolstered the image stabilization with an electronic image stabilization that affords blur-free movie shooting and steady zooming in unsteady situations. You can use the Auto Portrait Framing function to capture an additional, beautifully framed and balanced full resolution portrait, when you're out shooting stills. The camera also supports four focus modes, auto HDR, multi-aspect ratio recording, a digital level gauge, multi-frame noise reduction and much more.

Sony designed the DSC-RX100 for capable photographers looking for a high-end compact camera to take on the go. Anyone who spends a lot of time shooting family and friends will also appreciate the camera's Face Detection and Face Registration technology. The RX100 can detect and register up to eight faces. Plus, it will automatically adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to ensure you get a clear and crisp shot of those closest to you. You can even tell the camera to prioritize children or adults. With a laundry-list of features and excellent components, the RX100 offers amazing quality and creative freedom in a stylish, compact package.

20.2 Megapixel Exmor 1" CMOS Image Sensor
The massive 20.2MP Exmor 1" CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera's sharp Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens. The sensor enables advanced column A/D processing that reduces noise levels, resulting in astonishing low light images with incredible smooth and clear details
Bright f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens with 3.6x Optical Zoom
This large-diameter F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens delivers refined background defocusing. It also features a premium multi-layered T coating that dramatically reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection. Effective focal length is 10.4-37.1mm, while 35mm equivalent lengths are as follows: Still 16:9: 29-105mm; Still 4:3: 30-108mm; Still 3:2: 28-100mm; Still 1:1: 36-127mm; Movie 16:9: 29-105mm (Std), 33-120mm (Active); Movie 4:3: 36-128mm (Std), 41-146mm (Active)
P/A/S/M Modes for Video & Stills
Enjoy a full range of controls for video and still shooting from iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. There are even on-screen prompts which help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control
Capture JPEG Files, RAW Files, or Both
The RX100 saves pictures as compact JPEG files and/or ultra-high quality RAW files. RAW files save images prior to de-mosaicing, white balance, sharpness and color enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image on your PC
Full HD 1080/60p Video Capture
Record crystal clear movies in Full HD 1080p at 60 fps. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HDTV. Plus, with dual recording for stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time
Low-Light ISO 6400 Sensitivity
Capture incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail, thanks to the low-noise Exmor CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor
High-Speed Auto Focus
To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera's BIONZ processor, which provides intelligent response data to a high-speed actuator motor in the lens. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds even in low light
Up to 10 fps Burst Mode
Capture full 20.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 fps, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects
Large 3" Xtra Fine LCD Display
The 3" (1229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display makes it easy to scroll through menus and preview pictures. Plus, the large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation. It also features WhiteMagic technology, which increases visibility in bright daylight
Customizable Function Button
Assign up to seven different functions to the function button, to allow quick access to your most frequently used functions
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode enables blur-free movies even while walking. Plus, the camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of electronic image stabilization, which makes it easier to obtain sharp, blur-free movies even when zooming in unsteady situations, such as shooting with one hand while walking
Memory Recall
MR (memory recall) mode can memorize up to three groups of the user's preferred settings. The settings include zoom magnification, white balance, exposure compensation, date and grid lines. This enables quick switching of settings at the right moment
Sophisticated Design with Pop Up Flash
The sophisticated aluminum body is lightweight, slim and strong. There's even an integrated pop up flash, which affords the convenience of flash photography everywhere you go
Auto Portrait Framing
Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. This mode combines Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds to provide beautifully composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits
Auto HDR Mode
Using auto HDR mode allows you to capture more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle - and more range than photo film. It combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second shot and the best shadow detail from a third shot for one incredible image (up to 6 EV stops). Plus, it works in a split second (recommended for still subjects)
Face Detection / Face Registration
The camera can automatically detect and register up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. You can even prioritize children or adults
Multi-Aspect Ratio Recording for Still Images
Capture still images in any of four aspect ratios - 1:1, 2:3, 4:3, or 16:9 (vertical to horizontal). This provided the freedom to choose a ratio that matches the scene or the specific shooting purpose
3.6x Optical Zoom & 7.2 Digital Zoom
Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in decreased image sharpness. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom digitally doubles optical zoom for closer photos
Four Focusing Modes
This camera has two Autofocus modes: Single-shot AF (AF-S) or Continuous AF (AF-C), which tracks moving objects. It also has Manual Focus for manual focusing freedom, and Direct Manual Focus (DMF), that first uses autofocusing to focus on the subject, and then allows fast and easy switching to manual focusing for even more precise adjustment
MF Assist & Peaking
Manual focus becomes much easier because peaking highlights the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors (white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focus setting can make or break your shot
Multi-Frame Noise Reduction
In this mode, the camera automatically shoots multiple images and layers them to produce a single noise-free image. This method provides noise reduction equivalent to a 2-stop lower shutter speed while maintaining the same aperture setting. Since the Multi Frame NR mode can be used in combination with P/A/S/M modes, it expands the user's shooting flexibility
Photo Creativity
The Photo Creativity interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging without complex jargon. Changes can be combined, removed and viewed in real time on the LCD display, which makes it a breeze to make adjustments. Choose from several different Photo Creativity functions using the convenient control wheel and center button including: Picture Effect, Background Defocus, Color, Brightness and Vividness
Picture Effect Mode
Picture Effect is a fun and simple way to convert ordinary landscapes and portraits by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Effects include: Soft Focus, Posterization, Retro Photo, High Contrast Monochrome, Rich-Tone Monochrome, Miniature, Soft High-key, Toy Camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Watercolor Painting, HDR Painting and Illustration
Creative Style Settings
Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, B&W, Sunset, Portrait and Landscape. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation and sharpness to your personal taste
Sweep Panorama Mode
Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter and sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest by continuously shooting images and stitching them together
Superior Auto Mode
In order to get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots, the camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology, and lower image noise using six shot layering technology. Superior Auto can intelligently detect 33 scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot
Intelligent Scene Recognition Mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) automatically detects 33 different types of scenes for photos and 44 scenes for movies, and then selects the appropriate camera settings. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep
Digital Level Gauge
The digital level gauge allows for easier leveling of the camera
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 20.9 Megapixel
Effective: 20.2 Megapixel
Sensor 1.0" (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CMOS 1
Please Note:

Exmor Sensor with 3:2 Aspect Ratio

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File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVCHD
Max Resolution 20MP: 5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital 2
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Steady Shot: Active

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Optics
Lens 7 elements in 6 groups
EFL: 10.4-37.1 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-100 mm)
Aperture: f/1.8 (W) - 4.9 (T) 3
Please Note:

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens
7 iris diaphragm blades

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Zoom Optical: 3.6x
Digital: 7.2x 4
Please Note:

Digital Clear Image Zoom & Approx. Digital 20MP (14x Zoom), 10MP (20x Zoom), 5MP (28x Zoom), VGA (54x Zoom)

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Focus Range Wide: 1.97" (5 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 21.65" (55 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 125-6400 (Extended Mode: Auto, 125-25600)
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 1 - 1/2000 sec
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 4 - 1/2000 sec
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 8 - 1/2000 sec
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/2000 sec in Manual Mode
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent, Shade 5
Please Note:

C. Temp, Filter

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Burst Rate Up to 10 fps at 20.2 MP
Self Timer 10 Sec, 2 Sec 6
Please Note:

Self-Portrait & Self-Timer Cont.

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Interval Recording No
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Fill-in
Off
Slow Sync 7
Please Note:

Rear Sync

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Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.98 - 56.10' (0.3 - 17.1 m)
Telephoto: 1.80 - 20.67' (0.55 - 6.3 m)
Wide: Up To 79.40' (24.2 m)
Telephoto: Up To 29.20' (8.9 m) 8
Please Note:

ISO Auto & ISO 6400

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Memory
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo 9
Please Note:

Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick Micro & Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)

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Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 50 fps
1440 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
Audio Recording With Video
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (1,229,000 pixels) 10
Please Note:

Xtra Fine TFT Color LCD with WhiteMagic & TruBlack Technology
Auto, manual brightness control

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Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity 1x
1x USB 2.0
1x 11
Please Note:

USB 1.1 Port is Micro-USB

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Software System Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power
Battery NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack 12
Please Note:

Power Consumption: 1.5W

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AC Power Adapter AC-UD10/11 (Included)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4" / 10.2 x 5.8 x 3.6 cm
Weight 8.47 oz / 240 g with Battery & Memory Stick Duo 13
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Body Only: 7.51 oz (213 g)

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black)
  • NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • AC Adapter (AC-UD10/11)
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Shoulder Strap Adapter
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

  • Included Free

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    SonyCyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 277 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (198)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (57)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (193)
    • Good in low light (171)
    • Easy to use (156)
    • Good image quality (150)
    • Large clear LCD (145)

    Cons

    • No viewfinder (68)
    • Limited zoom (65)
    • Short battery life (18)
    • Poor flash (11)
    • Lag / shutter delay (6)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (176)
    • Family photos (172)
    • Low light (154)
    • Landscape/scenery (102)
    • Video (81)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (101), Semi-pro photographer (57), Casual photographer (42), Pro photographer (23)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (208), Yes (18)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Superb image quality and usable features

    I have not read the manual, but I have used the SONY DSC-RX100 for 10,000 photographs and 400 videos.

    The RX100 goes with me almost everywhere, including my trail running,...Read complete review

    I have not read the manual, but I have used the SONY DSC-RX100 for 10,000 photographs and 400 videos.

    The RX100 goes with me almost everywhere, including my trail running, hiking, and boating trips.

    The camera has become wet, but not submerged, several times. The camera has quit working because of the water on it a couple of times. I remove the battery, replace the battery, and the camera resumes operation.

    PROS:
    The best image quality that I have seen from a camera that fits in my pocket.
    1.8 at 28mm is fantastic for low-light photographs. I get photographs with the SONY RX100 that require a flash with other point-and-shoot cameras (see sunset photo – taken as a passenger at 65mph without flash while two point-and-shot cameras used flash). However, when the zoom is engaged (29mm or greater), the ability to focus in low light is drastically reduced.
    I use features on this camera that I always wanted to use on other cameras, but was heretofore unsuccessful in getting them to work, or the result was unsatisfactory. Now, with the RX100, I take night, macro, and panoramic photographs.
    Night shots without a tripod – simply amazing – ISO 25,600.
    First camera that Panoramic mode works as I always thought it should. I could never get a panorama with the SONY HX9V or any CANON compact camera (I have owned 10). I have never missed a panoramic shot with the RX100.
    Superior Auto (sunset and dragonfly photographs).
    Shoots multiple shots quickly (6-10 fps range).

    CONS:
    The flash does not close automatically and will not close if in Fill-flash mode.
    The flash seems flimsy. I hope it does not break.
    Having to charge the battery while it is in the camera.
    The cover on the camera where the charger adapter plugs in is plastic and seems cheap.

    The photographs have only been cropped and/or resized.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not worth the extra cost over options

    I bought this camera after it was enthusiastically recommended to me as a camera to use when a DSRL is not practical, and something to carry in briefcase for everyday use, with high image...Read complete review

    I bought this camera after it was enthusiastically recommended to me as a camera to use when a DSRL is not practical, and something to carry in briefcase for everyday use, with high image quality, and good low light sensitivity, both of which it has. What got my attention was the size of the sensor. Being a camera geek, I decided that this would be a good candidate over my Canon G15, which is a bit bulky for a P&S. But I became disappointed quickly after using it for just 2 days. Yes, the low light sensitivity is better and the images are better, but not THAT much to justify the price difference with other advanced P&S. I always shoot in Manual, my main camera is a Nikon D4, so I was thrilled to have a small camera that allowed me to control the fabulous flexibility that some of these little cameras give you. What got to me was:

    - Horrible ergonomics, you do not feel a solid grip at any time while holding it with one hand, and the buttons are too small (I do not have big hands). Even with two hands, the camera never feels comfortable in your hands.
    - Short zoom (3.6x) and macro is not good either.
    - Menu driven functions are not intuitive. You have to push a lot of buttons to change simple stuff quickly: ISO, f-stop and shutter speed. In that sense, the Canons, Nikons and other advanced P&S are more intuitive and offer superior designs. I have used both Nikon and Canon cameras without problem. I happen to be shooting with Nikon right now, but I feel comfortable with both brands and have owned very good stuff from both companies. I like buttons that allow me to change things quickly. By the time you change what you need in the menus, the photo opportunity is gone. In that sense, a G15 is a lot quicker to set up without taking our eye off your subject.

    The lower light sensitivity is over other advanced P&S is noticeable almost immediately, but the images show the limitations of the lens. I notice aberrations quickly as you stray from the middle of the frame.

    A last thing that I did not like was that Sony forces you to plug the camera on the AC outlet to charge the battery. Why buy another charger for an already expensive camera? Plugging the camera on an outlet immediately creates a trip hazard, or the potential to drop it while you move things around on a counter.

    So I'll stick around with my G15. If this camera costed 60% of what I paid for it, I may keep it, but IMHO it is not worth its list price. So I returned it. I just have learned to know when giving something a try is worth sticking with it, but this just had to many things going against it. I really did not like it.

    I want to be clear about something: what does not work for me is the price/benefit equations and the ergonomics, I have no issue with the brand per-se. No fan-Boy stuff here.

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    5.0

    Great DLSR replacement

    By SF

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom
    • No Viewfinder
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

    I use the camera for a long international trips and have had no issues. I did an extensive amount of research on this particular camera before purchasing, and I'm glad I did. I would advise any serious enthusiast or person concerned about image quality (you know who you are) to use this as a DSLR replacement when you want something smaller. For MOST pictures, it is almost as good as a DSLR. In low light or full zoom you start to see some additional photo quality degredation and noise. This is to be expected from any small, fixed lens camera that fits in your pocket but I did not consider them to be critical issues. Any pictures taken between no zoom and half zoom turned out excellent. Power up is quick, and battery life has not been an issue for me once contrary to some other reviews. I made sure to only keep it powered on when I was actively using it, often powering it up/down for a single shot which conserves battery well.

    This truly is a special camera. You can buy the more expensive newer versions if you need the latest and greatest, but the only feature I wish I had on this model is the viewfinder. And I wasn't willing to part with the extra $250 for the new RX100 III model just for that.

    You can customize almost everything about your shot on this camera, so it can function extremely well as a point and shoot (Intelligent+ works best), but if you want to get more involved in the shot you can change almost every setting if desired.

    If you're still reading this, buy this camera. You will not find a better fixed lens camera that fits in your pocket. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.

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    4.0

    Point and Shoot

    By Heli Pilot

    from Pensacola, Florida

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel

    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

    Lightweight, easy to travel with. Simple Point and Shoot not much too it. Takes great pictures and does the job.

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    5.0

    Small Camera Packs a Powerful Punch!

    By photowalker

    from Stuart, Florida

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom
    • Poor Flash

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

    I use this camera for times I need high quality photos, and when I don't want to carry my large DSLR. It's small and light enough to carry in my pocket, which is a feature I love! This little powerhouse takes awesome pictures! I especially love the sharpness, high resolution, and speed. Great for continuous shooting and action shots! The only feature I don't like is the external flash, which can pop up unexpectedly in low light situations... right where I hold the camera with my left hand. The flash has to be closed manually and it feels delicate, so I have to be careful with it. Overall this camera gets a thumbs up for it's Carl Zeiss lens, compact size and high quality photos.

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    5.0

    Outstanding Photo Video Camera!

    By Bac Gamun

    from Los Angeles, CA.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

      Absolutely the best point and shoot for the price. (it pains me to call such an inventive and versatile camera a point and shoot!) This camera is loaded with many manual and automatic features.
      Stills or video - the Image quality is amazing.
      I'm continually blown away by the video. It looks so juicy :)
      This camera is the perfect travel companion, after you experience the image quality, you won't believe that it comes from such a small camera.
      I've recommended this camera to my friends and familia - everyone's pleased.
      Sony should cut me a check for all my positive praise!

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      5.0

      Great camera, quality made

      By family guy robbo

      from Atlanta Georgia

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

        Solid, dependable, and great pictures. Has all the pro features without having to carry extra lenses or have an indepth knowlege of the pro side of photography.

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        5.0

        VERY GOOD CAMERA Better than I expected

        By brent

        from Louisiana

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

          I needed a backup camera and also shoot landscapes with out a lens change on my primary camera. IT IS PERFECT!!

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          4.0

          Great features in small package

          By Nancy

          from Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • F49 Aperture
          • No Viewfinder
          • Poor Flash

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

          This camera is what everyone says, amazing sensor and features in a very small package. It's worth it. The photos are that much better than the tiny-sensored compact cameras everyone else is selling (granted you can't get the super telephoto in a compact without a small sensor, so granted, it's based on needs/interests).

          I agree with DPReview that the shooting experience is 'detached' and uninspiring. But I guess I have my DSLR for that more engaging experience. I use the RX100 in very much a point-and-shoot fashionbecause of this. Same with video. But I'm ok with that. Set aperture priority and shoot away. Because at the end of the day, the images are super good. I found it's quality in the 35-60mm equiv range to rival some of my dslr photos in good light. The two downsides (slow aperture at long end, and no viewfinder) are sold with the Mark III, which I'm considering upgrading to. If you're considering travelling, hiking etc and only taking a mid-range zoom lens for general shooting, then you should seriously consider taking an RX100 instead. Sony has struck an ideal balance of quality/features/lens/sensor with the incredible small size of this camera.

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          5.0

          Love this Camera!

          By Megs404

          from Nebraska

          Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

          Amazing camera! This camera is easy to use, great picture quality, large viewing screen, and long battery life.

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          5.0

          A great point and shoot camera

          By Gammie

          from Rural Michigan

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

            I just love this easy to use point and shoot camera. It's met all my expectations!

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            • No

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            3.0

            Takes beautiful photos, when it works

            By Nessmuk

            from Amherst, MA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

            First camera I bought worked fine until it had an electronic meltdown 1 month after the warranty expired. Second camera was returned after 2 days because of unexplained grey spot in every image. Now on my third camera in 14 months.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Best pocket camera I've ever used

            By Bullrider

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

                I bought this camera for my wife. She loves to take photos of just about everything. This camera takes outstanding photos even in Program mode.She's not much for shooting outside of Auto mode. However, I love the other features, especially the Sweep Panorama making it so, so easy to take those super wide shots. I sometimes use the Color adjust within the Photo Creativity Mode as a quick cheat for white balance. The Picture Effects within the Photo Creativity Mode, although gimmicky, are fun to play with and produce some interesting and useful effects.Although this camera is capable of digital zoom to 400mm I try to stay within the optical zoom range for 28-100mm for best results.Metering and focusing are fast. Full manual mode is easy to use, I think more so than on my DSLR's. It's nice to have full control when I have to time to tinker with the settings. But Program mode does such a good job, why bother.Most important to me is photo quality. I can say that some of the shots I've taken with this RX100 do resemble the quality I get from my APS-C DSLR's.Overall I am happy that I selected an outstanding camera for my wife to use. In fact, I think so much of this model that I'm thinking of getting a second copy for me and leaving the DSLR's at home.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                BUY IT!!

                By BB

                from San Digeo

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Poor Flash

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video

                Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

                This camera is AWESOME!! Im coming from a Canon 7d, Sony NEX 7 and Panny GH3 and this little guy blows my mind every time I use it. Of course, I never use manual with my bigger cameras...BUT the RX100 is amazing for whipping out of your pocket, turning it on, set your zoom/focal length and SNAP (IN AUTO!)... amazing pic! OF course if you are doing something a bit more repetitive and predictable, it has all of the manual and stylized options youll ever need.
                Video is amazing for the size of this camera- as is low light!
                Ive convinced 2 of my uncles to buy one and they love it too.
                The only reason Id ever get rid of it, is if a newer version came out...then Id swoop the new one with out hesitation.
                FYI, i have not compared it to any other camera in its "class"-BUT dont have any desire to... Im that pleased. GO FOR IT.
                Only con listed is the flash. Works fine but the mechanical design is a bit tender/sensitive to damage- thats the only negative I can think of...

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                4.0

                Better than average point and shoot.

                By Colorado photographer

                from Boulder, CO

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Quality
                • Good in Low Light
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Not cheap
                • No Viewfinder

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Solid Travel Companion
                • Travel

                Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

                I use the camera for professional travel photography.
                It's a compact and solid, point and shoot camera. The lens and sensor are professional quality. You can capture both RAW and JPEG.
                It requires the purchase of a filter adapter to use 49mm filters, but it's worth it. Since a battery charger is not supplied, you should buy an extra battery and charger.

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                5.0

                Bought it, LOVE IT!!!!

                By Feter Moishe

                from New York, NY

                Verified Buyer
                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

                  Finally, A camera with a point and shoot size, but not just a point and shoot!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent point and shoot camera

                  By Wen

                  from Sacramento, ca

                  Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

                  Takes great pictures in low light indoor and outdoor. What I could have done is to spend the extra $ dollars for the version ii which come with wireless function, tilted screen and higher ISO

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                  3.0

                  compared to my panasonic lumix

                  By Elena GH

                  from Puerto Rico

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact
                  • Very Clear Photos

                  Cons

                  • Not Good Focus With Telep

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

                    although I do like my new camera, it is not as great an improvement aa I had hoped for. I like the color better on my panasonic lumix... I like the resolution better on my new Sony... when I get the light / exposure just right the sony is fabulous. but it is harder to get the beauty of the colors to show on the sony.. more often the lumix photos look 'prettier' but perhaps not as exact.

                    I have been using my sony since I got it ( 8 months ago) and now it won't turn on at all.. not sure what the problem is ( whether faulty battery or some other problem ) and have to send it back.. annoying... to wrap it up. not sure I would recommend it to a friend.

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                    5.0

                    small but powerful

                    By irene

                    from Calgary, AB

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

                    this camera has everything we need, easy to use, very good images, fast and compact.

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                    5.0

                    Makes me look like a pro!

                    By Chocochipper

                    from Kentucky

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Short Lag Time
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

                      The ease of operation is amazing! Read the manual and become a genius! We adore this camera. It does high tech shots with special effects we never dreamed we could manage. It is small, easy to hold and care. Seems tough enough to stand a tumble or two.

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                      5.0

                      Compact camera with nice features

                      By Numael

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Nice Body Color

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

                      When I need to leave the DSLR home this camera is perfect.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      small camera, lovely look!

                      By harshoke

                      from Clifton Park, NY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black):

                        Plan to use it instead of my cell phone camera. It does fit inside a front jeans pocket, so portability is good, and so one of my major concerns is gone. Burst mode is good. Still experimenting and learning.

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                        Sony -  8GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
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                        Sony -  VFA-49R1 49mm Filter Adapter for Select Cyber-shot Cameras
                        • You Pay: $22.99
                         

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