Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
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Picture quality 9
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Sony RX100 review
7 January 2014
Summary: Camera design is all about compromise. Great pictures ideally need large sensors and fast lenses, but this usually means a heavier burden on your camera bag or wallet. Mirrorless cameras try to strike a middle ground by helping you capture DSLR-style images in a smaller, often less expensive package, but they're not truly portable. What about dedicated DSLR shooters who want something fun to throw in their pocket on the weekend?
Pros: Astonishing image quality for the size, Solid, pocketable design, Excellent interface
Cons: Unimpressive video performance and usability, Expensive
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 – the compact camera that will surprise even the most seasoned professional
3 July 2013
Conclusion: The RX100 has just been released and it goes for $649 – much less than the $2800 asking price for the RX1. The Sony RX100 is therefore a great choice for professionals and enthusiasts who want a high quality travel camera with no compromise on the photos, as well as beginners who want to have just one camera before they go for a true dSLR.
Excerpt: The RX100 has a lot to live up to given that you can buy plenty of decent interchangeable lens cameras for the same price. Thing is, those cameras don't fit into a pocket and can't be whipped out at a moment's notice–this Cyber-shot can. Sporting an excellent f/1.8 Carl Zeiss lens and a big 20.2MP sensor, the RX100 produces images that will change what you think is possible with a compact camera.
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11 March 2013
Conclusion: Looking back, the Sony RX100 shines in nearly every area, particularly image quality, speed and the ease of use with the front control ring and simple back controls. The compact size didn't allow for a viewfinder, but a fourth pixel in the LCD screen to assist with taking shots in bright sunlight makes it a little less missed.
Pros: Customizable front control ring, Large image sensor, Manual , settings and controls, 10 fps speed priority burst mode, Superior , low light performance
Cons: No optical viewfinder, Average 3x optical zoom, More expensive then some competitors
Summary: Hand-held Twilight uses the same trick as High Dynamic Range, but to get a steady, decently lit shot at night without a tripod. And Picture Effects lets you add 13 different effects to your photo. Illustration turns it into a line drawing; miniature makes it look like a scale model, etc. A USB port hooks the Sony RX100 to your computer, and an HDMI jack hooks it up to an HDTV.
Pros: Best photo and video quality of any pocket camera, Quick-shooting, Full manual control, Fits easily into a jacket or pants pocket
Cons: Smooth finish is hard to grip, some say, Very few buttons to handle lots of tasks, Flimsy flash stalk and USB/card doors
Excerpt: Saying you’ve found “the best point-and-shoot camera” is like saying you’ve got “the best kind of toe fungus.” It’s something hardly anybody wants. We’re all carrying around perfectly capable cameras on our smartphones, so if you’re going to recommend adding the bulk and expense of a compact camera without an interchangeable lens, it’d better be truly exemplary. This is the camera that turned me around: The Sony Cybershot RX100 , a $650 point-and-shoot.
Pros: Truly amazing sensor packed into camera that fits in your pocket. Beautiful Zeiss lens opens up to f/1.8. Fast and accurate autofocus. ISO range from 125 to 6400, and an Auto ISO mode that never misses. The best manual control ring I’ve used on a point-and-shoot. Big LCD. Deep levels of programmability let you nerd out, or just switch to the excellent “Superior Auto” mode and shoot in simple bliss. Outstanding battery life.
Cons: No matter how you look at it, $650 is a lot of cheese. No viewfinder. Pre-programmed scenes lack intelligence. Video export isn’t as smooth or easy as it is on other cameras.
Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100, at first sight, might look like just another point and shoot. But with a newly designed sensor that boasts a robust 20.2 million pixels the RX100 is out to prove it can makes its way to the top of the charts. Add to those stats a Carl Zeiss lens with superior auto focus capabilities, the only thing standing in the way is the $650 price tag.
Summary: Given the sensor size the the solid performance of the RX100, I can’t see a better point and shoot camera on the market right now. The RX100 is fast and produces extremely solid images for a camera that easily fits in your pocket.
Sony's high-end RX100 has been hailed as the best compact digital camera of all time and, well, we can see the appeal.
27 September 2012
Conclusion: The phrase "DSLR-quality image" is bandied about too often in the world of compact cameras, in marketing materials, on retail boxes, and even within some independent reviews. These claims are almost always accompanied by qualifiers and caveats, and disappointment follows. Sure, plenty of high-end compacts have strong image quality... for a compact. But DSLR caliber? No.
Conclusion: Shaking up the premium pocket camera market, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 made quite an impact here at Imaging-Resource.com. Not only did it make a lot of big claims, the Sony RX100 actually lived up to most of them, packing an astonishing amount of imaging power into a small package. It couldn't possibly escape us that they were aiming squarely at Canon's successful S-series of pocket cameras in their design, but it also seemed like a wise move.