Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Last Updated (20 June’13):
- Hands-on Review by DigitalRevTV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is a 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera with 3.6x optical/7.2x Clear Image Digital Zoom. It features Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 3.6x zoom, P/A/S/M modes, JPEG and RAW image shooting, Full HD 1080/60p video recording with manual control, and a 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD display. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4 x 2.3 x 1.4″ / 10.2 x 5.9 x 3.6 cm and weight Approx. 8.5oz (240g) (Battery and Memory Stick Duo included). We are highly recommends this camera for selling photos online because its performance to take excellent photos according to user and expert reviews below. We are also recommend some of the rivals of this camera.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Expert Reviews

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Reviews

Imaging-resource reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and writes;
“the Sony RX100′s performance was really excellent for a high-resolution point & shoot. Autofocus is on par with even fast SLRs, prefocused shutter lag is very much in the top tier regardless of camera type, and Speed Priority burst mode was faster than most professional SLRs. While not quite as dramatic as Speed Priority burst mode, single-shot cycle times were very good as well.”
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Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and writes;
“The excellence of the RX100 is two-fold: a great lens, plus a great sensor; same as every decent camera. Let’s start with the lens. Resolution test scores were astounding, and included some of the most impressive sharpness data we’ve ever recorded, compact camera or otherwise. Chromatic aberration is slight, plus any barrel distortion is corrected away automatically.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Trustedreviews reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and writes;
“The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 is an excellent advanced compact that offers a near perfect blend of size, performance and image quality. At over £500 though the RX100 doesn’t come cheap, putting it into the same kind of price bracket as many CSCs and even some entry-level DSLRs.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCMAG reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and writes;
“The RX100 focuses fast and can capture images with a shallow depth of field, much like an interchangeable lens camera. And the 3.6x zoom lens is very sharp throughout the entirety of its zoom range.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Photographyblog reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and writes;
“The 20.2 megapixel sensor provides excellent results from ISO 100-1600, with only the faster settings of 3200 and 6400 suffering from a little too much noise and smearing of fine detail. Chromatic aberrations are well controlled and colours a little dull but largely accurate, and the fast 3.6x lens is great for achieving that shallow DSLR-like depth-of-field and using the camera in low-light conditions.”
Rating: ★★★★★

CNET reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and writes;
“The svelte shooter offers reliable programmed modes, customizable buttons, fast autofocus performance and good image quality packed in a sleek chassis which may appeal to enthusiasts and beginners alike. This is why we chose to award the RX100 our CNET Asia Editor’s Choice.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Popphoto reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and writes;
“Sony’s Cyber-shot RX100 is a worthy entry in the field of high-end compacts. Even though we feel that the camera’s performance might have been better served keeping the pixel count down, we ended up with some great images.”
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Digitalcamerareview reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and writes;
“At first blush the RX100 looks like a typical compact digital with outstanding autofocus acquisition and shutter lag times, terrific image quality and solid feel.”
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DCresource reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and writes;
“Photo quality is about as good as you’ll find on a compact camera. The RX100 takes sharp photos with vivid colors, and very little noise. The camera will clip highlights at times, though avoiding ISO 80 and 100 will reduce that problem. Noise is kept well under control until you hit ISO 800 in low light, and ISO 3200 in good light.”
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Ephotozine reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and writes;
“Image quality on the RX100 is excellent, with excellent all-round performance, images have good detail, low noise and excellent exposure. The camera has a wide range of features to improve results with a number of dynamic range enhancing modes as well as a built in multi-shot HDR mode.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Video Reviews

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 User Manual (PDF)

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Features

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 offers a 20.2 megapixel Exmor CMOS image sensor which excels to produce crisp and detailed images in extreme low-light conditions. It’s equipped with 7.2x Clear Image digital zoom and bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 3.6x zoom. The lens is able to provide refined background defocusing – bokeh, while the premium multi-layered T* coating also automatically reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection.


This camera allows you to capture ultra high-definition still images in JPEG format, RAW format, or even both simultaneously. It also lets you record Full HD 1080p video at 60 frames per second (fps) and supports a full range of controls for video and still shooting that range from iAUTO to P/A/S/M. Not only that, it also offer Low-Light ISO 6400 Sensitivity to capture incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail.

It has been improve the focusing speed and sensitivity by featuring the Exmor CMOS sensor which uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ processor, which makes the lens has high speed performance even in low-light situations. This camera is also able to capture full 20.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second which guarantee your decisive moment such as your baby trying to walk will be captured perfectly.


You can view your photos and videos on a 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD Display which offers high resolution up to 1,229k dots that makes the camera is easy to scroll through menus and preview life Picture Effects. The LCD monitor also comes with a WhiteMagic feature which increases visibility in bright daylight.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Highlight Features:

+ 20.2MP 1″ Exmor CMOS Low-Light Sensor

+ Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens

+ Xtra Fine 3.0-inch LCD Display with WhiteMagic

+ Optical 3.6x Zoom & Digital 7.2x Zoom

+ Optical & Electronic Image Stabilization

+ Full HD 1080/60p Video Recording

+ Ultra-Fast 0.13 Sec High-Speed AF

+ Face Detection & 10 fps Burst Mode

+ Record Stills Using JPEG, RAW, or Both

+ Aluminum Body with Built-In Pop Up Flash


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