Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
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Sony DSC-RX100 Review
15 September 2012
Summary: The Sony DSC-RX100 is by no means a DSLR replacement, but it is definitely a strong companion for those who are used to DSLR-like quality and features. There's a lot to love about the RX100 like the compact form factor, the control ring on the lens, the fast aperture and the larger than usual sensor. While the camera does offer a large f/1.8 aperture, the maximum aperture changes rather quickly to higher numbers the further one zooms, going all the way to f/4.9.
Pros: Compact form factor, Large 1-inch sensor for great image quality, Fast f/1.8 aperture allows low light shooting, Excellent Build Quality
Cons: Lack of ergonomic grip, Control ring doesn't have stops, so rotating it feels a little arbitrary, No hot shoe for external flash, No optical viewfinder
Conclusion: However, let’s not ignore the latest generation BIONZ processor which allows for a maximum sensitivity of ISO 6400, along with the capability of capturing both RAW and JPEG files, as well as movies in 1080p @ 60fps. The hardware is great, so it makes perfect sense that Sony has allowed us to take full advantage of it by providing full manual controls for both pictures and video modes.
Summary: The Sony RX100 is a very impressive camera that is capable of producing some great-looking shots with lots of detail and a good colour spread. If you’re looking for a decent mid-entry compact digital camera, the Sony RX100 offers enough features to make it worth your while.
Summary: The RX100 is probably the most capable compact camera on the market today, combining the image quality benefits of a mid-sized sensor with the proportions of a conventional compact. Extensive, though not flawless, manual controls make the RX100 a great second camera for DSLR shooters.
Pros: Excellent image quality and solid ISO performance, Class-leading movie features and quality, A good degree of customization puts your favorite settings at your fingertips, Fast operation, including focus and Raw capture, Flexible lens range (though a brighter zoom would have been nice), Excellent range of additional features (sweep panorama and auto HDR in particular), Good battery life for this class of camera, USB-charging (with fast charger) makes it easy to travel...
Cons: Clickless control dial contributes to vague and unengaging shooting experience, Flash metering is unpredictable, Lack of ND filter can limit the ability to use wide apertures, Screen hard to see in direct sunshine, despite WhiteMagic technology, No official option to fit filters onto the lens (third-party glue-on adapters are available), In-camera raw conversion would add flexibility, Playback confusingly separated into stills, MP4 and AVCHD sections, Lag when trying ...
Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is an excellent camera as far as performance and features go. The slim design, with the metallic body is stylish, the body seems rugged and yet incredibly lightweight, considering what it packs. In addition to automatic mode, the enthusiast gets full manual control with a whole bunch of features. The image stabilisation and autofocus work like a charm, and the macro mode is brilliant.
Pros: Compact and lightweight; Excellent image quality; Fast; RAW image format; Good low-light performance; Manual focus ring; Gorgeous, large display.
Cons: Detail loss due to excessive noise reduction; Pop-up flash is delicate; Slippery body makes it hard to get a grip.
Conclusion: There are 10 shooting options provided in all, running the usual gamut of manual and full auto modes, with a Superior Auto choice automatically enhancing images at the point of capture. Imagine an in-camera Photoshop ‘Auto Levels’ tool, though processing slows marginally in this mode.
Pros: One of the largest image sensors to be found in a compact camera; high 20MP resolution; Full HD video with stereo sound; full manual controls and intelligent auto settings; solid aluminium construction and understated design
Cons: Very expensive for a pocket camera; backplate buttons are small enough to warrant fingertip precision; image quality not exact match for DSLR or system cameras offering even larger sensor for a similar cost
Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 is a new "serious compact" camera with manual controls, RAW shooting, a large 1 inch 20.2 megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor and f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 3.6x optical zoom lens.
Pros: Good noise performance, Large sensor, Excellent image quality, High resolution screen, Highest resolution compact camera available, Extremely stylish leather case available, Stylish metal body, Electronic level
Cons: Tripod plate can stop front lens-ring dial working, f/4.9 at telephoto end, High price / High price case, Lack of grip at front
Excerpt: Sony's RX100 created a frisson of excitement when it was announced on 6 June because of its 'winning' combination of a small camera body plus a relatively large, high-resolution sensor. The 20.2 megapixel sensor is supported by a fast (f/1.8-f/4.9), 3.6x optically stabilised Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens.
Pros: You're looking for a pocketable, large-sensor digicam with PASM shooting modes., You want raw file capture and Full HD video recording., You don't mind having to dive into menus to adjust camera settings., You want good-looking photos at high ISO settings., You'd like a built-in flash.
Cons: You want an optical viewfinder., You want interchangeable lenses., You require quick access to key camera settings., You don't like in-camera battery charging.
Conclusion: Just häri ligger RX-100:s stora styrka. Det är en högpresterande kamera med proffskomponenter på insidan – i en vanlig “point and shoot”-kropp. Det är kameran för den fotointresserade som värdesätter smidighet och är beredd att betala för kvalitet.
Pros: Mycket hög bildkvalitet överlag, Objektivring, Bra skärm
Cons: Ingen optisk sökare, Liten och oergonomisk, Ingen tillbehörssko
Conclusion: Pour un capteur de un pouce de moins de 4 cm d’épaisseur, Sony a réussi un compact expert qui offre un rendu photos et vidéos de très bonne qualité tout en utilisant son zoom de 3.6x. En effet, la qualité d’image est tout simplement parfaite, avec piqué de grand-angle et sensibilité parmi les meilleurs pour un appareil de ce type. Sa prise en main est élémentaire et saura ravir les amateurs de produits simples d’utilisation.