Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
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4 October 2014
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 Sony DSC-RX100 is a very modern and beautiful compact camera with an aggressive design and elegant and characterized by the use of high-quality materials. The performance and features are anything but compact and help to make the price of this device quite high, reaching figures that can be...
Pros: Lens F1.8 Carl Zeiss ® Vario-Sonnar ® T; Video Full HD 50p Mode SteadyShot, Clear Image Zoom up to 7.2 x; design and materials; Large Exmor CMOS sensor 1; Xtra Fine LCD high resolution; ring control, ISO 25,600 in Multi Frame NR.
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...
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 (th...
Summary: The basics The Sony RX100 is a digital compact camera with 20.3 megapixels Exmor CMOS sensor and an F1.8 lens. The RX100 also has a 3.6x optical zoom and shoots full HD video, which can be previewed on its 3-inch LCD viewfinder.
Pros: As compact as the Sony RX100 is, it still feels very sturdy, not that we’d expect any less from Sony. The design is smooth, weighty and pleasing enough to want to be seen carrying one around. There’s a bit of a retro, yet modern charm about it. Good design extends to a sensible button layout that...
Cons: There are few real complaints to be had here, but it’s a shame the LCD viewfinder isn’t touchscreen, and the RX100 could be quicker to fix its autofocus on subjects - something bound to irk the more practiced photographers. You also won’t be able to use the fun photo effects on board when shootin...
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
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.
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.
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