Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

  • Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
87
Based on 58 scores, 118 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    35
  • Good:
    20
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Excellent photo quality in a compact package.
  • Noise performance.
  • Fast F1.84.9, 28 100 mm Zeiss lens.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • Tends to clip highlights, with occasional (slight) underexposure.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Digital Photography Review on

With smartphones taking over the low-end compact camera market, manufacturers have been striking back with feature-rich top-tier compacts. These cameras out-perform the smartest of phones by offering much better image quality, useful zoom ranges and the...

By Pocket-lint on 90

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II is all kinds of wonderful, yet all kinds of pricey too. To cut to the chase the latest model is ultimately the original with a hotshoe attachment which, for some, will make it worth every penny. For others, and...

By Digital Photography School on

by Sarah HipwellIt’s been about four years since my last visit to the zoo. Last week my two girls had a break from school so I decided to take them along with my Mum for a day out to visit the animals at Dublin Zoo. I brought my trusty new Sony RX100...

By Wired on 90

Saying you've found “the best point-and-shoot camera” is like saying you've got “the best kind of toe fungus.” It's something hardly anybody wants.We're all carrying around perfectly capable cameras on our smartphones, so if you're going to recommend...

By PC Advisor on 90

Like the look of the RX but could do with an even bigger sensor and four million more pixels? Then also check out the RX1, a pro grade version with an equally serious price tag. For most of us though the RX100 is as good as premium compacts get –...

By AsiaOne on 80

If portability is ­paramount then the RX100 is well worth the...

By Here's How on

Surpringly small for a 20.2-megapixel camera with a large (13.2x8.8mm) sensor, the RX100 is made of metal and equipped with a large stabilized Carl Zeiss T* 28-100mm (equivalent) f/1.8-4.9 lens with four aspherical elements. The RX100 is definitely...

By Digital Photography Review on

The holiday season is upon us once again and with all the sales and special deals around at the moment, this is a great time to start thinking about getting a new camera. Maybe for a loved one, maybe just as a treat to yourself. In this article, we'll be...

By gizmag.com on

Compact cameras have been struggling recently, many people choose to use a smartphone for their picture-taking requirements, while more demanding photographers opt for a mirrorless or DSLR camera. But packing a large 1-inch-type sensor into its otherwise...

By DigitalCameraReview on 90

The Sony RX100 packs a lot of image quality punch into a truly shirt pocket portable compact digital camera. Shutter lag and autofocus performance are quite good, still image quality is on the high end of the pecking order for true compact digitals and...

By Chip Chick on

The Specs: 20.2 megapixels, large 1″ Exmor CMOS sensor, F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with control ring, 3.6x zoom, P/A/S/M modes, JPEG and RAW image capture, Full HD 1080/60p video with manual control.[nggallery id=1136] I own both a Sony NEX-5N...

By Camera Labs on 88

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 is, without doubt, one of the most exciting compact releases in many years. That it comes at a time when other manufacturers - Canon, Fujifilm and Panasonic among them - are also releasing exciting compact models makes it...

By Macworld UK on 80

Every new camera needs a unique selling point and with Sony’s pocket-sized RX100 that is the holy grail of ‘DSLR quality in compact form’. Though the solid feel, aluminium build model resembles your average high-end snapshot from the outside, inside...

By reviewed.com on 100

The phrase "DSLR-quality image" is bandied about too often in the world of compact cameras, in marketing materials, on retail boxes, and even within some independent reviews. These claims are almost always accompanied by qualifiers and caveats, and...

By tbreak.ae on 90

At the end of the day the Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 is a point & shoot camera, so when its limitations do show up, I can understand the technical reasons behind it. The simple fact of the matter is that right now there is no other point & shoot, let...

By reviewed.com on 100

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By cnet on 80

The 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...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 100

Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 packs a lot into its compact housing. The result is an excellent camera that’s eminently portable without sacrificing image quality.The RX100 is a well-built premium product with a 240g black aluminium body. Most of the...

By DPexpert on

REVIEW—SONY DSC RX100 compact camera] by terry on 16 August 2012 Price: $800 Game changer THE LOW-DOWN: This 20 megapixel camera with a 28–100mm (equiv), Zeiss-branded lens has a sensor area 2.6 times larger than its competitors. The 75mm LCD is a...

By brisbanetimes.com.au on

Sony DSC RX100 compact camera.Price: $800Game changerThe low-down: This 20-megapixel camera with a 28mm-100mm (equivalent), Zeiss-branded lens has a sensor area 2.6 times larger than its competitors'. The 75mm LCD is a brilliant high-resolution (1.2...