Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 packs a relatively huge 1-inch image sensor into a point-and-shoot body, delivering close-to-SLR-quality images from a camera you can fit in your back pocket. It's expensive, but worth it.
Pros: Large image sensor. Superb image quality, even at high ISOs. Fast lens. Customizable controls. Large, extra-sharp LCD. Virtually no shutter lag. Raw shooting support.
Cons: As expensive as some D-SLRs. No EVF option, GPS, or Wi-Fi. Limited zoom range. In-camera battery charging only.
Summary: 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.
Pros: Excellent still image quality, Good autofocus and shutter lag performance, Good ISO performance given resolution, Full manual controls along with fully automatic and RAW shooting format
Cons: Cost, No external battery charger, Below average printed user's manual, RAW converter must be downloaded
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 is certainly one of best point and shoot cameras available. Although it lacks a viewfinder, zoom capability and additional features like Wi-Fi and NFC, the image quality in a camera of its size is phenomenal.
Pros: A 1-inch sensor and high-end Zeiss lens offer exceptional image quality in a compact package.
Cons: The RX100 lacks features like Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS and has a limited optical zoom range.
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 programma...
Cons: No matter how you look at it, 0 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: 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...
Pros: Astonishing image quality for the size, Solid, pocketable design, Excellent interface
Cons: Unimpressive video performance and usability, Expensive
Summary: With an expected price of around £550, the RX100 is one of the more expensive compacts available – costing almost £200 more than the likes of the PowerShot S100 and X10 and placing itself firmly in Compact System Camera and entry-level DSLR territory.
Pros: Large sensor and the results it delivers, lens, build quality and size
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.
Pros: Smart controls in a compact body, Excellent implementation of Program Shift with front ring, Exposure preview as you make adjustments, Very high resolution, Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture for shallow depth of field and good night shooting, Very fast AF performance, Very good low-light AF capabilit...
Cons: Smart controls in a compact body, Excellent implementation of Program Shift with front ring, Exposure preview as you make adjustments, Very high resolution, Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture for shallow depth of field and good night shooting, Very fast AF performance, Very good low-light AF capabilit...