Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Showing 1-10 of 29
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 DSC-RX100 : Hands On Review Sony DSC-RX100 Comments & Questions ( write your own! ) Sony DSC-RX100 Reviews
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
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: For serious DSLR owners, a high-quality pocket-sized compact is often high on their wish list. We've seen some strong contenders in recent years, but nothing that offers quite the complete package that the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 provides. Its an almost perfect blend of size, performance and image quality, and is a camera that will allow you to leave your DSLR behind without fear of serious compromise.
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.
Conclusion: For those looking for a back-up camera for when the DSLR is too bulky or inconvenient, Sony has produced a truly great camera that should also appeal to anybody wanting to trade up from a mobile phone or budget compact camera.
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 is one of the most exciting compacts to appear for some time. Until now the Canon PowerShot S and Panasonic LX series have been the compacts of choice for enthusiast photographers looking for the elusive balance of quality and control in a pocketable format. But for all of their sophistication the PowerShot S and Lumix LX series use a 1/1.7in sensor - only marginally larger than the 1/2.3in sensor found in most consumer compacts.
Pros: Big sensor, pocketable compact form factor., Programmable lens control ring., 10fps full-resolution burst shooting., Shallow depth of field., Raft of stacking modes.
Cons: Rear control wheel not customisable., Digital zoom can't be disabled in movie mode., No built-in memory and lack of 'No card' warning.
Sony Cyber-shot DMC-RX100 review: near DSLR-like pictures from a compact camera
30 January 2013
Excerpt: A compact with heavyweight features yet a lightweight body. That’s the proposition offered by Sony’s good-looking RX100 , which encases a larger than average one-inch CMOS sensor, enabling a plentiful 20.2 megapixel effective resolution within an aluminium chassis. Its manufacturer has also found room to shoehorn in a periscope-like flash that pops up automatically on a half squeeze of the shutter release if your proposed pictures would otherwise be too dark.
Palm size compact that is reassuringly solid, larger than average sensor and resolution given its proportions, bright/fast lens, ability to control functions via twist of the lens ring, neatly incorporated pop-up flash, sharp results
Pricey for a compact on which the lens cannot be swapped, tiny rear plate buttons require fingernail precision
Excerpt: A compact with heavyweight features yet a lightweight body. That’s the proposition offered by Sony’s good-looking RX100, which encases a larger than average one-inch CMOS sensor, enabling a plentiful 20.2 megapixel effective resolution within an aluminium chassis.
Pros: Palm-size compact that is reassuringly solid. Larger-than-average sensor and resolution given its proportions. Bright and fast lens. Ability to control functions via twist of the lens ring. Neatly incorporated pop-up flash. Sharp results.
Cons: Pricey for a compact without an interchangeable lens. Tiny rear plate buttons require fingernail precision.