Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
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- 88AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE15 ReviewsWired90Sony Cybershot RX100Still the Point-and-Shoot to BIf you’re in the market for a pocket camera that possesses rocket-fast speed, isn’t a burden to carry, and delivers absolutely awesome photos, this is the one to buy.Digital Photography Review80Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 In-Depth ReviewOverall, it's flexible and dependable tool that lets you take as much or as little control as you want. It's not a perfect camera, but it's hard to think of another that includes so much capability and yet still fits in your pocket. Not to be underestimated.CNET80Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 reviewThe Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100's compact, elegant design, generally excellent photo quality, bright, fast lens, and speedy performance make a great package if you don't mind spending a little more money.Gizmodo90Sony RX100 Review: This Camera Singlehandedly MakeThis is a camera that 90% of the population can pull out of a pocket on a whim to fire off a few beautiful shots without much trouble. Still, this is not a camera for everyone.New York Times90Tiny Camera to Rival the ProsYou’ll appreciate that the RX100 has single-handedly smashed the rule that said, “You need a big camera for pro-quality photos.” And if you care at all about your photography, you’ll thank Sony for giving the camera industry a good hard shove into the future.CNET AU90Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100An advanced camera with more than enough controls to satisfy seasoned photographers, and plenty of automatic modes to welcome beginners, the RX100 is bound to find a place in many people's hearts.CNET Asia80Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100The RX100 should appeal to first-time users as well as advanced enthusiasts with its swift autofocus system, customizable options and reliable programmed modes in a svelte chassis.Pocket-Lint90Sony Cyber-shot RX100 reviewThe RX100 will be exactly what many demanding photographers have been waiting for: a truly pocketable high-end, large-sensor compact. It’s not quite perfect, and some may query its price point against the NEX-series, but otherwise it’s a roaringly good first attempt.Imaging Resource100Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100Sony's Cyber-shot RX100 takes the cake as the most premium of pocket cameras, with a much larger sensor, a very bright lens, and enough modes and special features to keep a tinkerer busy for a good long time.T380Sony RX100 reviewThe premium 20.2 megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is lovely to look at, to hold and to handle. ... However, the hefty price tag would also buy you a competent DSLR or compact system camera.Digital Versus80Camera Review: Sony RX100, A Compact Revolution?Although there's scope for nit-picking, as far as expert compacts go, only the much bulkier Canon G1 X isn't completely crushed by this new arrival. Sony has raised the stakes for its competitors: from now on, this is the kind of quality we'll expect from expert compacts!What Digital Camera90Sony Cyber-shot RX100 reviewIts 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. If you're looking for a premium, creative compact camera, then the Cyber-shot RX100 fits the bill perfectly.TechRadar90Sony RX100 reviewFor 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.TrustedReviews90Sony Cyber-shot RX100 reviewThe Sony Cyber-shot RX100 is an excellent advanced compact that offers a near perfect blend of size, performance and image quality.Photography Blog100Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 ReviewThe Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is the first truly pocketable camera to offer a DSLR experience, and in that regard it could almost be seen as something of a bargain - it's certainly deserving of our highest Essential! accolade.
- 87AVERAGE USER SCORE18 ReviewsEngadget Reader20July 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!What use for a camera which delivers very fine pictures but breaks down after less than 2 years? Buy another brand which delivers good bad quality and maybe less spectacular specifications.Engadget Reader70April 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I really wanted to love this little Sony camera with the great Zeiss lens. I found a very good deal on an open box item at a local big box store. It is extremely small and has an impressive lens; however, the minute you move from the widest setting, it loses speed rapidly, and to keep size down, it doesn't zoom very far. My first set of images, shot mostly in one of the automatic modes, just didn't blow me away. After I started setting ISO levels, using aperture and shutter priority, as I do with my DSLRs, my results got better, but were they visibly better than some of my other small digital cameras? My reference cameras for my very unscientific IQ test were a Sony Nex-F3, a Lumix GX-1, and a Lumix LS-7, all shooting in RAW mode. Because the RX100 has the most pixels on its sensor, it produced images that were larger than the rest, as I expected. My other cameras, however, produced comparable, though slightly smaller images. It would probably be impossible to pick which camera took which picture on any reasonably sized enlargement. I did like the size of the RX100. The only other camera in my set that is even slightly as pocket-able as the RX100 is the Lumix LS-7 and it's lens does not collapse as much as on the RX100. I also have a "retired" Lumix LX-3 which, although not quite as small as the RX100, fits easily into my pocket. I found the various "creative" menu choices on the RX100 to be excessive and many of them novel but really unnecessary for the majority of photographers. I liked the built in flash and found it worked quite well for direct, bounce or fill flash. I did not like the rotating ring on the lens as a device to change settings, depending on how the mode dial is set. I also had a problem with the shutter release button. If you were to slide your finger along the top of the camera, the shutter release button is almost flat on the top of the camera and seems even slightly recessed. I am used to pressing half way on the shutter release to lock focus before I make an exposure. Apparently, the focus on this little Sony is so fast that the half way press is not needed and there is very little travel in the shutter release before it takes the picture. As a result, I kept making exposures which I really didn't mean to make. Had I kept the camera, I would have looked for a "soft release" button. I would also encourage everyone to use a wrist strap. This is a very compact camera and it doesn't have much to hold on to. Having just paid a good price for the RX100, I now read that Sony has blasted through the RX100 II with it's tilting LCD and is about to release the RX100 M3 with a tilting LCD and a much faster lens at all lengths! WOW! Two generations old already! It turned out that I really didn't love the little Sony RX100, as much as I wanted to, so I returned it for a refund. I think the most important thing I learned from my time with the RX100, is that I need to get over pixel peeping and back to photography. Any camera, even the RX 100 M3, is still going to be a secondary factor in what makes a great photo. Some of my best shots were taken with a Canon 10D some years ago. The most important factor in what makes a great photograph will always be the creative vision of the person pressing the shutter release.Engadget Reader90March 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Great camera!Massive CCD for a point and shoot, not just MP's but physical size means great color in daylight and okay at night. minimal artifacts. Some great creative modes. I've taken this across the US, to India and across Europe with excellent results all the time. I have a couple of SLR's and most of the time its just the RX100 I carry nowadays. Just brilliant combination of size and features. I have always found that every single sony product ive owned had one feature that drove me nuts. This is the first sony product that I believe is entirely perfect.Engadget Reader90January 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!"the best camera I've ever used"I have owned many cameras in the past, SLRs, 4/3rd cameras and compacts. This is by far the best camera I have owned for all round aspects. Comparing to my Cannon EOS 400d I have found that the compact design of the RX100 means that I can fit it in my pocket with little difficulty, the picture quality is better as the lenses were quite low quality and compared to the f1.8 Carl Zeiss are not up to much more than snapshots.Compared to all my other cameras they are far exceeded in quality by the RX100 however so does the price.The price is the only down side to this camera, that and the upgraded camera the RX100 2. However now there is an update this camera has now become more affordable, and if you can manage without the tilted screen, nfc, wifi and hot shoe it is definitely worth going for this one.The only bad thing with this camera, apart from the lack of viewfinder, is that it is hard to grip, so a bit dodgy to grip in one hand.GET THIS CAMERA IF YOU CAN!!I have done a lot of research into all types of cameras as I run a gadget advice website which uses a quiz to advise what gadgets people should get. One of the quizzes I have written is a camera quiz which looks at all different types and models of cameras to advise the best one:http://gadget2cents.com/StartCameraQuiz.htmlEngadget Reader90November 3, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90September 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90August 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90July 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90June 18, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 21, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100February 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Best camera I've ever bought, and I'm a professional photographer with quite a few SLR's. It's expensive, but I've never regretted buying it. I've taken some stupidly good photos with this camera! I still can't believe i'm getting SLR quality photos out of something I toss in my satchel and take with my everywhere I go.Engadget Reader90December 26, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!My goal when shopping for a camera was something that was small but with the ability to be more than a P&S. There were a lot of pro-sumer type P&S on the market but in the end I settled on the RX100 as a long term investment and couldn't be happier. First off the camera is a blast to use, just a lot of fun. Between the menu system, adjustable flash and focus ring I was having fun jumping between different settings to get my shots. The menu system took some playing around with to get comfortable (Sony neglects to include a physical manual) but spend an hour clicking through and you'll get it.The size of the camera made it great for walk about shooting, I could easily leave it and grab some quick shots then continue moving; this was something I always disliked with my dSLR as it often felt too bulky to just keep out and walk around with. You could fit this in your pocket if you felt inclined too. Handling the RX100 can be a love it or hate it affair, for me it was love it. I can easily hold it in one hand and frame my shots but I can see how some people may feel the need to add a grip or use two hands.Picture quality is absolutely stunning for P&S I really can't believe how clear some of the pictures are. Here is a low light: http://500px.com/photo/19683635 and here is an outdoor shot on a sunny day: http://500px.com/photo/20543299The bottom line with any purchase is return on investment and this was something where I felt the extra $200 over competitors was well worth it. Where I felt others were just adding nice to have type features like WiFi or GPS, Sony opted to focus on performance. Spend the money and get the RX100, you will not be disappointed at all.Engadget Reader100December 4, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 8, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!20-useful-megapixels in a small package literally screams "pocket rocket". Wouldn't go wrong with this!Engadget Reader90August 17, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100August 9, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Best compact camera ever made. F1.8 with the 1 inch sensor capture images like any other compact on the market. Great job Sony!Engadget Reader100August 8, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!how does this camera rate 1 pt below canon when all the reviews are higher?Engadget Reader90August 1, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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