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SonyAG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (32)
  • Durable (15)
  • Compact (14)
  • Lightweight (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (11)
  • Landscape/scenery (10)
  • Family photos (9)
  • Sports/action (9)
  • Video (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (24), Semi-pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Must Buy for the RX100 Series...

Already having installed the Franiec grip for my Canon s90 and knowing the weakness of small P&S cameras in grip security I decided to depart from third party expensive add-on grips and go...Read complete review

Already having installed the Franiec grip for my Canon s90 and knowing the weakness of small P&S cameras in grip security I decided to depart from third party expensive add-on grips and go with Sony's AG-R1. It installed on my new RX100 MKIII easily and quickly and I've been enjoying the added control and security so that I lessen the chances of dropping an $ P&S! The grip doesn't alter the pocketability or overall dimensions of the camera and it still fits in the Sony belt case I bought, so I'm quite happy with having completed the MKIII package with this grip. For those complaining that Sony should have added this as part of the camera I can see how some users would not want it, due to the change to the look of the camera or feel. Personally, I find that my drier hands get slippery (as would wet hands) and the grip allows the middle finger to run along its length, nicely securing the camera. All I can say is, "Get One!"

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Much Needed Accessory - RX 100 ii

Well this accessory is just ok when presented with other options that are available for the RX 100 or RX 100 ii. I think the Richard Franiec hand grip is better machined for this...Read complete review

Well this accessory is just ok when presented with other options that are available for the RX 100 or RX 100 ii. I think the Richard Franiec hand grip is better machined for this camera made of better material and that is what I used instead.

It is also odd that Sony manufactures a camera knowing fully well you have to have a hand grip to operate the camera to the best of its ability.

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4.0

makes the camera much easier to hold

By signmaster

from Australia

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

    I used this grip on the RX100 M3 so I had to modify it slightly to fit. I am sure Sony will have a grip available soon for the M3. This is a must have accessory which makes the camera a lot easier to hold and shoot. Once modified it was very easy to fit.

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    4.0

    Good addition for RX100-III

    By Ibspics

    from Matawan, NJ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

    This textured plastic grip is a usefull addition for the newly released RX100-III but it should have been built into the body. While it's more cost effective than some competitors (I'm thinking Richard Franiec's), I did not like the way it butted up to the lens and barely kept within the plane of the camera bottom plate. A smaller grip by a few mm all around would have made placement less exacting. While it works OK for a small camera of this size, I deducted a star for those reasons.

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    5.0

    A Must Buy for the RX100 Series...

    By Fiveform

    from Central CT, USA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Adds Control Grip
    • Compact
    • Easy to install
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Alters Original Lines

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

    Already having installed the Franiec grip for my Canon s90 and knowing the weakness of small P&S cameras in grip security I decided to depart from third party expensive add-on grips and go with Sony's AG-R1. It installed on my new RX100 MKIII easily and quickly and I've been enjoying the added control and security so that I lessen the chances of dropping an $ P&S! The grip doesn't alter the pocketability or overall dimensions of the camera and it still fits in the Sony belt case I bought, so I'm quite happy with having completed the MKIII package with this grip. For those complaining that Sony should have added this as part of the camera I can see how some users would not want it, due to the change to the look of the camera or feel. Personally, I find that my drier hands get slippery (as would wet hands) and the grip allows the middle finger to run along its length, nicely securing the camera. All I can say is, "Get One!"

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great addition to RX100!

    By Mike

    from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

        Easy to install, looks great and gives just the right amount of grip! Certainly a good investment!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Need It

        By Pfalchetto

        from Long Beach, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Need It

        Cons

        • Additional Cost

        Best Uses

        • Everywhere

        Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

        First thought I had when I decided to purchase the Sony RX100II was that it has nothing to hold on to. Surface is super smooth and has nothing to grip. When Sony decided to make mods and reissue v2, they should have redesigned the body to include the grip. This attachment fit perfectly with textured surface to create a non-slip grip for camera stabilization and non-cramping from holding on for dear life. The con is that I had to dish out an additional $ for a $ camera.

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        5.0

        Shameful extra cost option

        By jp1958

        from Toronto, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Extra Cost

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

        Sony charging for an attachment grip is robbery. This necessary grip should have been part of the design of the camera body. Now that it has been attached, I can breathe easier that the camera won't slip out of my fingers.

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        5.0

        Simple, Cheap and Practical

        By larrys

        from East rockaway, NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

        -Simple addition to the camera for a better grip. -Cheap solution for under $[*] for for a $600 plus camera.-Practical because you can now get a better grip so the camera doesn't slide around.P.S. It looks good and should have been standard equipment and not extra

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        5.0

        Perfect

        By Rick

        from Victoria, BC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

        Looks good and feels great. Just take your time, read the instructions, which say don't handle it for a day after installing it.

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        5.0

        Very important with RX100

        By Daniel

        from Brasil

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

            Very important with RX100. Provides the best grip with sony rx100. Very usefull. Very beautiful in the camera.

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            5.0

            Necessary accessory

            By Decapolitan

            from Greensboro, NC

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

              The Sony RX100ii is sleek--really too sleek to grip securely. This accessory is a must.

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              4.0

              Necessary but expensive!

              By JRomero

              from New York

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

                nice grip but kind of expensive!

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                5.0

                Expensive but necessary

                By Point of View

                from New Hampshire

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Really Useful

                Cons

                • Very Expensive

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

                  The grip seems very expensive for what it is - $[$]. It basically consists of a lightly form-fitted wedge of rubber with an adhesive back. Maybe $[$]worth of materials and $[$] worth of packaging. Sony should have included this as part of the initial product purchase.Although expensive, it really makes the camera much easier to hold while instilling confidence.

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                  5.0

                  Essential!

                  By Sammy

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Price

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

                  I'm not sure why this wasn't already part of the original product, but it is essential!

                  It's fairly easy to line up & put onto the camera. The hold is a lot stronger than it appears. Haven't had any issues with it whatsoever.

                  Taking pictures with one hand now is so easy and comfortable. The grip, which is a really soft and textured material, makes it that much better to hold.

                  A definite must buy!

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                  5.0

                  Great addition

                  By RH

                  from Reno, NV

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

                  This is a great addition to the Sony RX 100 series cameras and in fact probably should have been attached to the camera at the factory. It makes the camera so much more comfortable to hold and gives the user a more "secure" feeling that they won't drop the camera.

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                  4.0

                  Great Product

                  By RB

                  from Monroe, NC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

                    Very simple to install. Makes the RX100 easier to hold.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A must have for the RX100m2!

                    By KWB

                    from SoCal

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

                      A very useful accessory. Fits on perfectly, highly recommend!

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                      5.0

                      Must have!

                      By Nayak

                      from Baltimore. MD

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • Should Have Been Built In

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

                        If you are spending the money fro the RX100, you should get this inexpensive grip. There is a world of difference with and without. Sony should have done this to being with!

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                        4.0

                        Adds a bit more stability but not much

                        By ISS Jim

                        from San Jose

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Rx100 Ii

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Spontaneous Action Shots
                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

                          The AG-R1 is a molded plastic handgrip which attaches to the RX100 using adhesive strips. It is easy to put on. It improves the grip but not as much as I would like. I found that using a small table top tripod (the ones with the flexible legs) provided a more secure hold on the camera for me. I simply attach the tripod with the legs closed and hold it like a handle. But for those "quickly point and shoot" moments, the Sony Grip is the next best thing so I am happy with the grip. The only small issue I had was with the tape not adhering completely - there was a spot where the plastic pulled away from the camera body - I could hear the sound of the glue separating when I pressed down and released the spot on the grip. Other than the annoying sound the grip is secure. So it is a keeper.

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                          5.0

                          What a Difference!

                          By Dusty Roads

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to apply
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                          • Expensive For What It Is

                          Best Uses

                          • One-handed

                          Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

                          The RX100/II is a small camera and it does look more sleek without this grip. But adding the grip makes a world of difference in how the camera handles. I have large hands, my wife has small hands. Both of us were amazed at how much better we could control the camera with the grip attached.

                          If you have any trouble with the camera's flat, smooth surface, get one of these. You'll be very glad you did.

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                          2.0

                          Much Needed Accessory - RX 100 ii

                          By Better Get-a-Hand Grip

                          from Maryland

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy Construction
                          • Soft Bendable Plastic

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX100 / RX100 II Digital Camera (Black):

                            Well this accessory is just ok when presented with other options that are available for the RX 100 or RX 100 ii. I think the Richard Franiec hand grip is better machined for this camera made of better material and that is what I used instead.

                            It is also odd that Sony manufactures a camera knowing fully well you have to have a hand grip to operate the camera to the best of its ability.

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                            • No

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