Packing advanced functional features in an innovative sleek design, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Low-Light Digital Camera is one of the most attractive photography options on the market. Featuring fundamental Sony technology and state of the art imaging software, the Sony Cyber-Shot is a camera to be rivaled. With its uninhibited Exmor low-light photos, effective 3.6x zoom and full 1080p HD video, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Low-Light Digital Camera truly is a professional's compact camera.
Groundbreaking Exmor Low Light Photos Mean Crystal Clear Images in Any LightThe Exmor CMOS image sensor paired with the fine-tuned BIONZ image processor work together to offer the utmost clarity in every image captured by the Sony Cyber-Shot. Utilizing advanced technology, the Exmor sensor actually features a back illuminated design, which allows it to receive light directly with no wires or other obstructions blocking its way. This design allows more light to reach the receptor and results in clearer pictures with less noise and fuzziness. This innovative design creates not only purer pictures but also more vibrant video, particularly in low light settings. Exmor low light photos are a true advancement in the world of photography, and the Sony Cyber-Shot is one of the few devices on the market to feature this innovative structure.
Enhanced 3.6x Zoom Offers Clarity and FocusComplete with a newly developed 3.6x zoom and Clear Image technology, the Sony RX100 delivers clarity and focus even from a distance. While most digital cameras employ a system of electronic cropping to zoom in to a distant object, the Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 operates on a different system. The Clear Image Zoom actually captures adjacent pixels and mimics the color pattern from these pixels to create new ones to match. This digital system paired with the Cyber-Shot?s already enhanced optical 3.6x zoom, offers remarkable precision and depth.
1080p HD Video Extends Camera CapacityThe Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 isn?t just great for taking still photos. It doubles as an effective video camera as well. Complete with full 1080p HD, the RX100 captures video that is as vibrant, clear and resolute as its pictures. Plus, with its advanced video processing, the Cyber-Shot supplies real time motion video with little distortion. The camera?s video can also be viewed in high definition on any HDTV. The RX100 also has the capacity to take video and still images at the same time.
Pairing outstanding photo capabilities with enhanced digital software and technology, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 is one of the top cameras on the market. Lauded as "the best pocket camera ever made" by The New York Times, the Sony RX100 promises a lot and delivers even more.
20.2 Megapixel Exmor 1inch CMOS Image Sensor
The massive 20.2MP Exmor 1 inch CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera's sharp Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens. The sensor enables advanced column A/D processing that reduces noise levels, resulting in astonishing low light images with incredible smooth and clear details
Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens with 3.6x Optical Zoom
This large-diameter F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens delivers refined background defocusing. It also features a premium multi-layered T coating that dramatically reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection
P/A/S/M Modes for Video & Stills
Enjoy a full range of controls for video and still shooting from iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. There are even on-screen prompts which help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control
Capture JPEG Files, RAW Files, or Both
The RX100 saves pictures as compact JPEG files and/or ultra-high quality RAW files. RAW files save images prior to de-mosaicing, white balance, sharpness and color enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image on your PC
Full HD 1080/60p Video Capture
Record crystal clear movies in Full HD 1080p at 60 fps. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HDTV. Plus, with dual recording for stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time
Low-Light ISO 6400 Sensitivity
Capture incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail, thanks to the low-noise Exmor CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor
High-Speed Auto Focus
To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera's BIONZ processor, which provides intelligent response data to a high-speed actuator motor in the lens. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds even in low light
Up to 10 fps Burst Mode
Capture full 20.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 fps, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects
Large 3inchXtra Fine LCD Display
The 3inch(1229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display makes it easy to scroll through menus and preview pictures. Plus, the large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation. It also features WhiteMagic technology, which increases visibility in bright daylight
Customizable Function Button
Assign up to seven different functions to the function button, to allow quick access to your most frequently used functions
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode enables blur-free movies even while walking. Plus, the camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of electronic image stabilization, which makes it easier to obtain sharp, blur-free movies even when zooming in unsteady situations, such as shooting with one hand while walking
MR (memory recall) mode can memorize up to three groups of the user's preferred settings. The settings include zoom magnification, white balance, exposure compensation, date and grid lines. This enables quick switching of settings at the right moment
Sophisticated Design with Pop Up Flash
The sophisticated aluminum body is lightweight, slim and strong. There's even an integrated pop up flash, which affords the convenience of flash photography everywhere you go
Auto Portrait Framing
Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. This mode combines Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds to provide beautifully composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits
Auto HDR Mode
Using auto HDR mode allows you to capture more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle - and more range than photo film. It combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second shot and the best shadow detail from a third shot for one incredible image (up to 6 EV stops). Plus, it works in a split second (recommended for still subjects)
Face Detection / Face Registration
The camera can automatically detect and register up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. You can even prioritize children or adults
Multi-Aspect Ratio Recording for Still Images
Capture still images in any of four aspect ratios - 1:1, 2:3, 4:3, or 16:9 (vertical to horizontal). This provided the freedom to choose a ratio that matches the scene or the specific shooting purpose
3.6x Optical Zoom & 7.2 Digital Zoom
Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom digitally doubles optical zoom for closer photos
Four Focusing Modes
This camera has two Autofocus modes: Single-shot AF (AF-S) or Continuous AF (AF-C), which tracks moving objects. It also has Manual Focus for manual focusing freedom, and Direct Manual Focus (DMF), that first uses autofocusing to focus on the subject, and then allows fast and easy switching to manual focusing for even more precise adjustment
MF Assist & Peaking
Manual focus becomes much easier because peaking highlights the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors (white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focus setting can make or break your shot
Multi-Frame Noise Reduction
In this mode, the camera automatically shoots multiple images and layers them to produce a single noise-free image. This method provides noise reduction equivalent to a 2-stop lower shutter speed while maintaining the same aperture setting. Since the Multi Frame NR mode can be used in combination with P/A/S/M modes, it expands the user's shooting flexibility
The Photo Creativity interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging without complex jargon. Changes can be combined, removed and viewed in real time on the LCD display, which makes it a breeze to make adjustments. Choose from several different Photo Creativity functions using the convenient control wheel and center button including: Picture Effect, Background Defocus, Color, Brightness and Vividness
Picture Effect Mode
Picture Effect is a fun and simple way to convert ordinary landscapes and portraits by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Effects include: Soft Focus, Posterization, Retro Photo, High Contrast Monochrome, Rich-Tone Monochrome, Miniature, Soft High-key, Toy Camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Watercolor Painting, HDR Painting and Illustration
Creative Style Settings
Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, B&W, Sunset, Portrait and Landscape. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation and sharpness to your personal taste
Sweep Panorama Mode
Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter and sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest by continuously shooting images and stitching them together
Superior Auto Mode
In order to get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots, the camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology, and lower image noise using six shot layering technology. Superior Auto can intelligently detect 33 scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot
Intelligent Scene Recognition Mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) automatically detects 33 different types of scenes for photos and 44 scenes for movies, and then selects the appropriate camera settings. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep
Digital Level Gauge
The digital level gauge allows for easier leveling of the camera
Convenience FeaturesStill Image Playback Options : Control for HDMI, Slideshow
Drive SystemContinuous Shooting Speed : 10 fps at 20.2MPSelf-timer : 10sec. / 2sec. / Self portrait / Self timer Cont.Shutter Type : iAuto (4-1/2000) / Program Auto (1-1/2000) / Manual (Bulb, 30-1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8-1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30-1/2000)
Exposure SystemD-Range Optimizer : Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto exposure difference, Exposure difference level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0-EV step)Exposure Compensation : +/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV stepPicture Effect(s) : Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, IllustrationScene Mode(s) : Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Sports Action, Pet, Gourmet, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Fireworks, High SensitivityMetering Modes : Multi segment / Center weighted / Spot Creative Style : Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & WhiteISO Sensitivity (Movie) : Auto (ISO125-3200 equivalent, selectable with upper / lower limit), 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200White Balance Mode : Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor (Warm White)/ Fluor (Cool White)/ Fluor (Day White)/ Fluor (Daylight)/ Flash / C. Temp., Filter/ Custom
FlashFlash Modes : Auto/Fill-flash/Slow Sync/Rear Sync/OffFlash Coverage : ISO Auto 0.30m to 17.1m (W)/0.55m to 6.3m (T) (Approx.1' 3/4"" to Approx.56' 1 3/4"")(W) ISO 6400 up to 24.2m (W)/8.9m (T)
Focus ControlAF Modes : Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible sport (face tracking)Focus System : Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus
Imaging SensorPixel Gross : 20.9MP (approx.)Effective Picture Resolution : 20.2MP (approx.)Imaging Sensor : 1.0" (13.2 x 8.8mm) Exmor? CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
InterfaceMemory Card Slot : MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC CompatibleHD Output : Micro HDMIUSB Port(s) : Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
LCD DisplayLCD Type : 3.0" (7.5cm) (4:3) / 1,229k dots / Xtra Fine / TruBlack / TFT LCDBrightness Control : Auto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather mode
Optics/LensDigital Zoom : 20M approx. 14x / 10M approx. 20x / 5M approx. 28x / VGA approx. 54xOptical Zoom : 3.6xLens Type : Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar TLens Construction : 7 elements in 6 groups ( including AA lens)Focal Distance : AF approx. 5cm to infinity (W), approx. 55cm to infinity (T)Steady Shot Mode:Active : [Still image] Optical [Movie] Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti-rolling)Clear Image Zoom : 7.2xAperture : F1.8-4.9Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : Still16:9 29-105mm / Still 4:3 30-108mm / Still 3:2 28-100mm / Still 1:1 36-127mm / Movie 16:9 29-105mm (Std), 33-120mm (Active) / Movie 4:3 36-128 mm (Std), 41-146mm (Active)Aperture Blade : Iris diaphragm (7 blades)
PowerBattery Type : LITHIUM ION NP-BX1 (supplied)Power Consumption (in Operation) : Approx. 1.5W
RecordingPanorama Still Image Size : [3:2] L: 20M (5472x3648)/M: 10M (3888x2592)/S: 5.0M (2736x1824)Video Format : AVCHD Ver2.0, MP4Video Mode : AVCHD: 28M PS (1920x1080, 60p) / 24M FX (1920x1080, 60i ) / 17M FH (1920x1080, 60i) MP4: 12M (1440x1080, 30 fps) / 3M VGA (640x480 30 fps)Photo Capture from Movie : YesStill Image Size 16:9 : L: 17M (5472x3080); M: 7.5M (3648 x 2056); S:4.2M (2720 x 1528)Still Image Size 3:2 : L: 20M (5472 x 3648; M: 10M (3888 x 2592); S: 5.0M (2736 x 1824)Still Image Mode : JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)Media Type : Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory CardStill Image Size 4:3 : L: 18M (4864 x 3648); M: 10M (3648 x 2736); S: 5.0M (2592 x 1944); VGA
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Best camera I've purchased to date!
This camera takes beautiful pictures!! It's certainly as close as one can get to a DSLR camera in my experience. I'm pleased with this purchase but it's still new and I've not worked through each function. I do feel it's a perfect choice for its features and professional like pictures for those who don't wish to change lenses and desire a pocket/light weight camera. The one con that really bugs me (and why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5) about this camera is how there is no finger grip on the front of the camera like all my others. There is less space for your fingers in front (and in back) and it's very slippery and if not careful very easy to drop. Always use the wrist strap just in case. I wish Sony had thought this through because I have a Nikon that looks almost identical to it (though it doesn't even come close to Sony's picture quality) and holding the Nikon is very comfortable. Also, regarding the grip, I've many times accidentally hit the menu button, the record button and the others as well just by trying to find a comfortable way to hold it and I can't imagine how much harder that would be for a man. Also when using your left hand to try and find a place to hold it, that becomes difficult when using the flash. A FANTASTIC piece of equipment but it should have been a little larger for better hand placement with a rubber grip. Despite my con, I have so much fun with this Sony camera and wow, the optical zoom (the zoom that matters) is amazing for a pocket size camera. No regrets on my purchase and you won't have any either!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Pretty Neat Point and Shoot Camera
from New York
Use this camera when I need to quickly take photos at home. It is easy to use and takes great pictures. Plan to give it a real test on my vacation trip next month.My one negative is the placement of the pop-up flash. You must get used to not cover with your finger. Would have been great if it was manually controlled.
Great photos form shirt pocket camera
from Rochester NY
This has become the "always with me" camera.Small package with professional results.
Best pocket camera on the market
By S. Fox
from Hartsdale, NY
The quality and performance of this camera is amazing. The glowing New York Times review nailed it!
small but mighty
from Seattle, WA.
Bought the RX100 to see if the hoopla was accurate. It is. This is a terrific little camera. I've used it for portraits, street photography, landscape - not any sports or action though the AF is fast so it'd be suitable for that as well. High ISO performance is extraordinary with 2500/3200 perfectly usable and somehow the camera's able to focus in very dim situations. Detail is superb as you'd expect with this many megapixels. The lens is up to the high resolution and renders a nice background blur. The LCD is visible in bright sun but I'd give up a bit of compactness to have a viewfinder. the camera's shape is a bit too smooth and would benefit from a small grip of some sort. Not a big deal though.All around an excellent camera worth the premium price.
King of compacts
By aloha e
from Toronto, ON
This is the king of compacts. Low light pictures at iso 1600 blow my Panasonic zs3 at iso 400 out of the water. Shot to shot time is incredible. Bokeh is amazing. I plan to leave my Canon T2i at home for my next vacation and just bring this and my Samsung TL320 in an underwater bag for beach shots.
Amazing Camera, Speedy shipping
from Santa Monica, CA
Love the camera. Came REALLY fast! Thanks Buydig!I have been holding off on buying a new camera, but when this one came out I knew I had to have it. Definitely on the expensive side, but well worth the money. I will definitely enjoy this camera for many years.
So far so good excellent camers
Outstanding Camera and a super retailer to do business with