Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Black Digital Camera

20.2 MP, 3.6x Opt, MS/MS Pro Duo/SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot - MPN: DSCRX100B
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Sony DSC-RX100/B Whether you're a professional photographer in need of a truly pocketable, high-performance compact camera to take on the go, or simply wish to expand the creative horizons of your point and shoot photography, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 camera is for you. With a large 1 Exmor CMOS sensor and ultra-bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 3.6x zoom, you'll enjoy tack-sharp images and beautifully defocused backgrounds. An intuitive control ring built into the lens grants easy access to aperture settings and more. With Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual (P/A/S/M) modes, get SLR-like handling for complete creative controlan incredibly effective iAuto mode is perfect for beginners. Shoot in nearly any light with natural results thanks to sensitivity that ranges from ISO 125 to 6400, and save pictures as compact JPEG files, high-resolution RAW files, or both at once.
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Memory Card Support Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO High Speed Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card
LCD Screen Size 3 in
Effective Megapixels 20.2 Megapixel
Camera Type Compact Camera
Lens Mount Fixed
Image Stabilization Optical
Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
4.5 Star Review  DCResource - Aug 25, 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is easily one of the top compact cameras on the market. For those looking for a pocketable companion to their interchangeable lens camera or D-SLR: here it is. At $650, it's not cheap, and the fact that you have to visit Sony's website to view the manual drives me nuts. Even so, those issues, along a few others (highlight clipping, redeye, and design foibles), aren't enough to keep me from giving the RX100 my highest recommendation.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Serious Compact Review
4 Star Review  ephotozine.com - Aug 8, 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 is one of very few compact cameras with a large sensor, and its been a long time since Sony themselves put a large sensor in a compact camera with the previous model, the Sony Cyber-shot R1, dating back to 2005.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Review
5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Jul 23, 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is an exciting new premium compact camera. A large "1.0-type" 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.6x 28-100mm lens with a fast maximum aperture of F1.8, full 1080p high-definition video with stereo sound, high-resolution 3-inch screen, manual shooting modes, 10fps continuous shooting, ISO range of 100-12800, Raw support and fast auto-focusing are all present and correct. Read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review to find out if it's the best pocket camera ever...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Aug 23, 2012

THE GOOD: Speed, good looks, and pretty pictures number among the <b>Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100s</b> strengths. THE BAD: The camera tends to clip bright highlights more than we typically see, and the slippery body lacks a grip. Plus, the lack of a manually triggered macro mode might put off some fans of close-up photography. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100s compact, elegant design, generally excellent photo quality, bright, fast lens, and speedy performance make a great package if you dont mind spending a little more money.

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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 16, 2013

Testseek.com has collected 182 expert reviews for Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 and the average expert rating is 87 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Excellent
5 Star Review   By Logan Stuck Photography on Adorama - Oct 29, 2013   

Image Quality. Period. No other camera this size comes close. I'm finding I'm leaving my DSLR at home a lot these days.

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Fantastic camera
5 Star Review   By James on Adorama - Oct 14, 2013   

This is my first point and shoot camera and I'm very impressed with the quality and perfect images it produces so far. Although a little pricey i can recommend it without a second thought. Fantastic camera.

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Informative Review
4 Star Review   By ActiveGranDad on Sony - Official Store - Sep 26, 2013   

I purchased the Sony DSC-RX100B to augment my Sony DSC-HX100B. I am NOT a professional photographer. More aptly, an avid hobbyist and primarily shoot outdoor scenes. I use my kayak to go where other photographers fear to tread. My main purpose for purchasing the RX-100 was to acquire a camera that would shoot in RAW format and not sacrifice, what I believe to be, the outstanding quality of the Zeiss lenses. In the suite I use for Post Production, no not the expensive well known brand name, I do very little to compensate for lens aberration. A secondary purpose was to have a device that was more compact than the 100B. I really love my HX100B and If I were to make a choice again, I would probably go with the second incantation of the RX100. Of course, the RX1 would be the ultimate tool, but I am too frugal. Having the availability of a tilting LCD is a very big plus and is probably the feature I miss the most. On my HX100 I have developed the habit of using the EVF. When shooting from my tripod, which extends above my head, for higher shots, it is really beneficial to have a LCD that will tilt down so I can frame the shot accurately. It is also a nice feature when shooting from low levels and on bright sunlit days to reduce glare. The RX100 does a decent job with the increased clarity of the LCD and the option to control its brightness. I am becoming a big fan of HDR images. The availability of White Balance bracketed shots is really good on both Sony cameras. My software handles this task well. I can even use a single RAW image to achieve the same result. It will split the channels of the image and then process it as if it were 3 images. I am pleased with my RX100 with the exception of the tilting LCD. If anyone wishes, you may contact me, except for commercial purposes, at activegrandad at that gmail dot com. I will be happy to attempt answering your questions and sharing my experiences.

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Really, Sony? Are you kidding?
1 Star Review   By TheFunk on Sony - Official Store - Sep 11, 2013   

This camera takes great pictures and has many amazing features... but how could Sony not pay attention to detail? Seriously! You can't adjust the timer for more than 10 seconds! Sometimes I want to take a picture of myself someplace; I set the timer, and I can't make it into the frame in 10 seconds. Why isn't an adjustable timer up to 30 seconds a STANDARD FEATURE? This seems like a no-brainer that Sony completely missed. But meanwhile, you can use 100 different HDR settings... great... too bad you can't use the timer in HDR! WHAT THE HECK!? How hard is it to let the camera use the timer in HDR? Canon has had that ability for YEARS! Another problem: the so-called intelligent auto setting won't default to the "vivid/warm" color setting. Every time you turn off the camera, and turn it back on, you have to re-adjust to turn up or down the warmth/vividness settings. UGH! I'm so disappointed with these features... mostly because it means I have to carry two cameras now, my old Canon and my new Sony, because I sure as heck can't use the worthless timer on the Sony... What a pain in the butt. Thanks Sony.

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Really, Sony? Are you kidding?
1 Star Review   By TheFunk on Adorama - Sep 11, 2013   

This camera takes great pictures and has many amazing features... but how could Sony not pay attention to detail? Seriously! You can't adjust the timer for more than 10 seconds! Sometimes I want to take a picture of myself someplace; I set the timer, and I can't make it into the frame in 10 seconds. Why isn't an adjustable timer up to 30 seconds a STANDARD FEATURE? This seems like a no-brainer that Sony completely missed. But meanwhile, you can use 100 different HDR settings... great... too bad you can't use the timer in HDR! WHAT THE HECK!? How hard is it to let the camera use the timer in HDR? Canon has had that ability for YEARS! Another problem: the so-called intelligent auto setting won't default to the "vivid/warm" color setting. Every time you turn off the camera, and turn it back on, you have to re-adjust to turn up or down the warmth/vividness settings. UGH! I'm so disappointed with these features... mostly because it means I have to carry two cameras now, my old Canon and my new Sony, because I sure as heck can't use the worthless timer on the Sony... What a pain in the butt. Thanks Sony.

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This Camera Does Everything
5 Star Review   By vinpoet on Adorama - Sep 3, 2013   

It is so small and so amazing. If you are intimidated by all the options, choose intelligent automatic. Otherwise it can do as much as most DSLRs.

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Where did I put that DSLR?
5 Star Review   By Rileyb on Adorama - Aug 18, 2013   

I am a hobby photographer, but I demand exceptional IQ. I have several DSLR's, but none of them are full frame. I said all of that to establish the fact that I am going to make a comparison of this camera vs a camera with a crop frame sensor. There is virtually no IQ difference between the RX100 and a Canon 50d for practical size enlargements. And I am confident about that statement right up to about 13"x19". I read all of the hype about this unit when it first came out, but resisted buying it for a long time because It had not long since I had been stung by the disappointing performance of a Nikon coolpix P-7100 with its lackluster IQ and sometimes annoying shutter lag that I bought to reduce the bulk when motorcycling. Enter the RX 100. Wow. I admit I might have initially been more drawn to the lens than the camera, but after using this tiny beast, I see that Sony did an excellent job engineering the camera. If I must complain about one thing, it would be that the video button is too close to the normal placement of the operators right thumb. With every shoot, I always have to delete a couple of unintentional videos. That is the single complaint I can muster against this camera.

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Sharpness, dynamism, depth
5 Star Review   By hosmanathosman on Sony - Official Store - Aug 4, 2013   

I had it a few days ago and I took more than 300 shots...this is what I was searching...I had more experiences by widely shooting and can be said it is fantastic and easy to use. aparatus. I always use as manuel except the focus and I saw that the image qualities breaken rules even it's small 1^" sensor. The dynamic range is wide and the structural forms are just as origin. No doubt at the pictures colors particularly the wb adjaustement is correcty and you can adjust simply the better...Now I am planning to have a DSC-RX 1R maybe I can wait till it's new version with interchangeble lense capacity. I suggest and recommend frankly to all photo lovers to have one from RX-100 portable, easy to use and amazing pictures you can take.. Even with pe-programmed scenes...

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Sharpness, dynamism, depth
5 Star Review   By hosmanathosman on Adorama - Aug 4, 2013   

I had it a few days ago and I took more than 300 shots...this is what I was searching...I had more experiences by widely shooting and can be said it is fantastic and easy to use. aparatus. I always use as manuel except the focus and I saw that the image qualities breaken rules even it's small 1^" sensor. The dynamic range is wide and the structural forms are just as origin. No doubt at the pictures colors particularly the wb adjaustement is correcty and you can adjust simply the better...Now I am planning to have a DSC-RX 1R maybe I can wait till it's new version with interchangeble lense capacity. I suggest and recommend frankly to all photo lovers to have one from RX-100 portable, easy to use and amazing pictures you can take.. Even with pe-programmed scenes...

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Best pocket DSLR on the market!
5 Star Review   By ChefZ on Sony - Official Store - Jul 31, 2013   

I recently purchased my rx-100 because I was tired of lugging around a camera bag everywhere. After seeing many reviews and awards this camera received, I knew I needed one. I can't believe how awesome my photos turn out. I bought an alpha a77 last week and the pics from my rx-100 are just as good if not better! If you want dslr quality pics in a point and shoot, the rx-100 is for you!

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Description
Sony DSC-RX100/B Whether you're a professional photographer in need of a truly pocketable, high-performance compact camera to take on the go, or simply wish to expand the creative horizons of your point and shoot photography, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 camera is for you. With a large 1 Exmor CMOS sensor and ultra-bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T&#42; lens with 3.6x zoom, you'll enjoy tack-sharp images and beautifully defocused backgrounds. An intuitive control ring built into the lens grants easy access to aperture settings and more. With Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual (P/A/S/M) modes, get SLR-like handling for complete creative controlan incredibly effective iAuto mode is perfect for beginners. Shoot in nearly any light with natural results thanks to sensitivity that ranges from ISO 125 to 6400, and save pictures as compact JPEG files, high-resolution RAW files, or both at once.
Quick Glance
Memory Card Support Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO High Speed Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card
LCD Screen Size 3 in
Effective Megapixels 20.2 Megapixel
Camera Type Compact Camera
Lens Mount Fixed
Image Stabilization Optical
Summary
Product Title Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Black Digital Camera
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $498.00 from Beach Camera
Power Score 4.5 | 110 Reviews
Image Processor
Total Pixels: 20900000
Image Sensor: Exmor CMOS
Other Features
Maximum Video Capture Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Flash: Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Rear Curtain Sync, Slow Sync
Interface Connection: HDMI, USB
Lens Features
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 28 mm to 100 mm
Optical Zoom: 3.6 X
Digital Zoom: 14x
Focal Length: 10.40 mm to 37.10 mm
Max Aperture: 1.8 1/f
Dimensions
Height: 2.3 in
Width: 4.0 in
Depth: 1.4 in
Weight: 7.51 oz
Reference
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
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Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
4.5 Star Review  DCResource - Aug 25, 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is easily one of the top compact cameras on the market. For those looking for a pocketable companion to their interchangeable lens camera or D-SLR: here it is. At $650, it's not cheap, and the fact that you have to visit Sony's website to view the manual drives me nuts. Even so, those issues, along a few others (highlight clipping, redeye, and design foibles), aren't enough to keep me from giving the RX100 my highest recommendation.

Read the full review »

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Serious Compact Review
4 Star Review  ephotozine.com - Aug 8, 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 is one of very few compact cameras with a large sensor, and its been a long time since Sony themselves put a large sensor in a compact camera with the previous model, the Sony Cyber-shot R1, dating back to 2005.

Read the full review »

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Review
5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Jul 23, 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is an exciting new premium compact camera. A large "1.0-type" 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.6x 28-100mm lens with a fast maximum aperture of F1.8, full 1080p high-definition video with stereo sound, high-resolution 3-inch screen, manual shooting modes, 10fps continuous shooting, ISO range of 100-12800, Raw support and fast auto-focusing are all present and correct. Read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review to find out if it's the best pocket camera ever...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Aug 23, 2012

THE GOOD: Speed, good looks, and pretty pictures number among the <b>Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100s</b> strengths. THE BAD: The camera tends to clip bright highlights more than we typically see, and the slippery body lacks a grip. Plus, the lack of a manually triggered macro mode might put off some fans of close-up photography. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100s compact, elegant design, generally excellent photo quality, bright, fast lens, and speedy performance make a great package if you dont mind spending a little more money.

Read the full review »

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 16, 2013

Testseek.com has collected 182 expert reviews for Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 and the average expert rating is 87 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Excellent
5 Star Review   By Logan Stuck Photography on Adorama - Oct 29, 2013   

Image Quality. Period. No other camera this size comes close. I'm finding I'm leaving my DSLR at home a lot these days.

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Fantastic camera
5 Star Review   By James on Adorama - Oct 14, 2013   

This is my first point and shoot camera and I'm very impressed with the quality and perfect images it produces so far. Although a little pricey i can recommend it without a second thought. Fantastic camera.

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Informative Review
4 Star Review   By ActiveGranDad on Sony - Official Store - Sep 26, 2013   

I purchased the Sony DSC-RX100B to augment my Sony DSC-HX100B. I am NOT a professional photographer. More aptly, an avid hobbyist and primarily shoot outdoor scenes. I use my kayak to go where other photographers fear to tread. My main purpose for purchasing the RX-100 was to acquire a camera that would shoot in RAW format and not sacrifice, what I believe to be, the outstanding quality of the Zeiss lenses. In the suite I use for Post Production, no not the expensive well known brand name, I do very little to compensate for lens aberration. A secondary purpose was to have a device that was more compact than the 100B. I really love my HX100B and If I were to make a choice again, I would probably go with the second incantation of the RX100. Of course, the RX1 would be the ultimate tool, but I am too frugal. Having the availability of a tilting LCD is a very big plus and is probably the feature I miss the most. On my HX100 I have developed the habit of using the EVF. When shooting from my tripod, which extends above my head, for higher shots, it is really beneficial to have a LCD that will tilt down so I can frame the shot accurately. It is also a nice feature when shooting from low levels and on bright sunlit days to reduce glare. The RX100 does a decent job with the increased clarity of the LCD and the option to control its brightness. I am becoming a big fan of HDR images. The availability of White Balance bracketed shots is really good on both Sony cameras. My software handles this task well. I can even use a single RAW image to achieve the same result. It will split the channels of the image and then process it as if it were 3 images. I am pleased with my RX100 with the exception of the tilting LCD. If anyone wishes, you may contact me, except for commercial purposes, at activegrandad at that gmail dot com. I will be happy to attempt answering your questions and sharing my experiences.

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Really, Sony? Are you kidding?
1 Star Review   By TheFunk on Sony - Official Store - Sep 11, 2013   

This camera takes great pictures and has many amazing features... but how could Sony not pay attention to detail? Seriously! You can't adjust the timer for more than 10 seconds! Sometimes I want to take a picture of myself someplace; I set the timer, and I can't make it into the frame in 10 seconds. Why isn't an adjustable timer up to 30 seconds a STANDARD FEATURE? This seems like a no-brainer that Sony completely missed. But meanwhile, you can use 100 different HDR settings... great... too bad you can't use the timer in HDR! WHAT THE HECK!? How hard is it to let the camera use the timer in HDR? Canon has had that ability for YEARS! Another problem: the so-called intelligent auto setting won't default to the "vivid/warm" color setting. Every time you turn off the camera, and turn it back on, you have to re-adjust to turn up or down the warmth/vividness settings. UGH! I'm so disappointed with these features... mostly because it means I have to carry two cameras now, my old Canon and my new Sony, because I sure as heck can't use the worthless timer on the Sony... What a pain in the butt. Thanks Sony.

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Really, Sony? Are you kidding?
1 Star Review   By TheFunk on Adorama - Sep 11, 2013   

This camera takes great pictures and has many amazing features... but how could Sony not pay attention to detail? Seriously! You can't adjust the timer for more than 10 seconds! Sometimes I want to take a picture of myself someplace; I set the timer, and I can't make it into the frame in 10 seconds. Why isn't an adjustable timer up to 30 seconds a STANDARD FEATURE? This seems like a no-brainer that Sony completely missed. But meanwhile, you can use 100 different HDR settings... great... too bad you can't use the timer in HDR! WHAT THE HECK!? How hard is it to let the camera use the timer in HDR? Canon has had that ability for YEARS! Another problem: the so-called intelligent auto setting won't default to the "vivid/warm" color setting. Every time you turn off the camera, and turn it back on, you have to re-adjust to turn up or down the warmth/vividness settings. UGH! I'm so disappointed with these features... mostly because it means I have to carry two cameras now, my old Canon and my new Sony, because I sure as heck can't use the worthless timer on the Sony... What a pain in the butt. Thanks Sony.

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This Camera Does Everything
5 Star Review   By vinpoet on Adorama - Sep 3, 2013   

It is so small and so amazing. If you are intimidated by all the options, choose intelligent automatic. Otherwise it can do as much as most DSLRs.

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Where did I put that DSLR?
5 Star Review   By Rileyb on Adorama - Aug 18, 2013   

I am a hobby photographer, but I demand exceptional IQ. I have several DSLR's, but none of them are full frame. I said all of that to establish the fact that I am going to make a comparison of this camera vs a camera with a crop frame sensor. There is virtually no IQ difference between the RX100 and a Canon 50d for practical size enlargements. And I am confident about that statement right up to about 13"x19". I read all of the hype about this unit when it first came out, but resisted buying it for a long time because It had not long since I had been stung by the disappointing performance of a Nikon coolpix P-7100 with its lackluster IQ and sometimes annoying shutter lag that I bought to reduce the bulk when motorcycling. Enter the RX 100. Wow. I admit I might have initially been more drawn to the lens than the camera, but after using this tiny beast, I see that Sony did an excellent job engineering the camera. If I must complain about one thing, it would be that the video button is too close to the normal placement of the operators right thumb. With every shoot, I always have to delete a couple of unintentional videos. That is the single complaint I can muster against this camera.

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Sharpness, dynamism, depth
5 Star Review   By hosmanathosman on Sony - Official Store - Aug 4, 2013   

I had it a few days ago and I took more than 300 shots...this is what I was searching...I had more experiences by widely shooting and can be said it is fantastic and easy to use. aparatus. I always use as manuel except the focus and I saw that the image qualities breaken rules even it's small 1^" sensor. The dynamic range is wide and the structural forms are just as origin. No doubt at the pictures colors particularly the wb adjaustement is correcty and you can adjust simply the better...Now I am planning to have a DSC-RX 1R maybe I can wait till it's new version with interchangeble lense capacity. I suggest and recommend frankly to all photo lovers to have one from RX-100 portable, easy to use and amazing pictures you can take.. Even with pe-programmed scenes...

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Sharpness, dynamism, depth
5 Star Review   By hosmanathosman on Adorama - Aug 4, 2013   

I had it a few days ago and I took more than 300 shots...this is what I was searching...I had more experiences by widely shooting and can be said it is fantastic and easy to use. aparatus. I always use as manuel except the focus and I saw that the image qualities breaken rules even it's small 1^" sensor. The dynamic range is wide and the structural forms are just as origin. No doubt at the pictures colors particularly the wb adjaustement is correcty and you can adjust simply the better...Now I am planning to have a DSC-RX 1R maybe I can wait till it's new version with interchangeble lense capacity. I suggest and recommend frankly to all photo lovers to have one from RX-100 portable, easy to use and amazing pictures you can take.. Even with pe-programmed scenes...

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Best pocket DSLR on the market!
5 Star Review   By ChefZ on Sony - Official Store - Jul 31, 2013   

I recently purchased my rx-100 because I was tired of lugging around a camera bag everywhere. After seeing many reviews and awards this camera received, I knew I needed one. I can't believe how awesome my photos turn out. I bought an alpha a77 last week and the pics from my rx-100 are just as good if not better! If you want dslr quality pics in a point and shoot, the rx-100 is for you!

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Best pocket DSLR on the market!
5 Star Review   By ChefZ on Adorama - Jul 31, 2013   

I recently purchased my rx-100 because I was tired of lugging around a camera bag everywhere. After seeing many reviews and awards this camera received, I knew I needed one. I can't believe how awesome my photos turn out. I bought an alpha a77 last week and the pics from my rx-100 are just as good if not better! If you want dslr quality pics in a point and shoot, the rx-100 is for you!

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Awesome Camera
5 Star Review   By KM on Adorama - Jul 11, 2013   

This camera has it all, and it's small! It can be personalized or used in automatic mode. Either way, the end result is excellent pictures. The only slightly negative point is the area to hold the camera is small, so it's not too difficult to put your lef

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Outstanding camera
5 Star Review   By digibal235 on Adorama - Jun 18, 2013   

Not a pro. I was looking for a compact camera that offers great image quality and I got exactly that. I'll spend the next two or three years with this learning the ins and outs. Maybe becoming a hobbyist. Don't want to lug around a DSLR, don't want to cha

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Five stars big time!!!!!!!
5 Star Review   By MonikaPhotoLife on Sony - Official Store - Jun 11, 2013   

As semi-professional photographer I am a NIKON shooter. I own few lenses and shoot mostly concerts, events and high fashion. For a long time I was looking for a good small TO-GO camera that will be sharp in low light situations as I am guest on many events all over FL not only when working and covering it for local magainze but privet for my blog Miami Photo Life. From the moment I start shooting with RX100 I was ....wooooooowww what is this??? Amazing!!! Hands down! Fast, sharp, great colors, ISO on high settings looks still good, picture stabilization - outstanding!!! On my blog I post short photo review so you can have a look (monikaphotolife.zenfol...) :))) I am in love with that little Sony ! This camera is always ready to shoot in a speed of a second! :))) www.monikaphotolife.com www.miamiphotolife.com

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WORTH THE INVESTMENT
5 Star Review   By twinkle15 on Sony - Official Store - Jun 10, 2013   

I am no professional. I just wanted a nice camera for great memories. I did not want to spend on a point and shoot that would be deemed useless in short time. I wanted to spend wisely and be satisfied for quite some time. I hesitated because of the price point but still took the chance after considerable research. This camera is AMAZING, the picture quality is SUPERB for such a point and shoot. DSLR quality for sure!! EXCELLENT for low light, it focuses really fast. I use it mostly in the automatic settings and it chooses the appropriate scenes at ease. It adjusts the light very well for a picture. Beautiful! Very happy!!! For the premium, I just wished Sony included an external battery charger. Get a good protector for your camera!!!

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WORTH THE INVESTMENT
5 Star Review   By twinkle15 on Adorama - Jun 10, 2013   

I am no professional. I just wanted a nice camera for great memories. I did not want to spend on a point and shoot that would be deemed useless in short time. I wanted to spend wisely and be satisfied for quite some time. I hesitated because of the price point but still took the chance after considerable research. This camera is AMAZING, the picture quality is SUPERB for such a point and shoot. DSLR quality for sure!! EXCELLENT for low light, it focuses really fast. I use it mostly in the automatic settings and it chooses the appropriate scenes at ease. It adjusts the light very well for a picture. Beautiful! Very happy!!! For the premium, I just wished Sony included an external battery charger. Get a good protector for your camera!!!

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Best Compact Camera with one flaw...
4 Star Review   By techluvr on Sony - Official Store - Jun 4, 2013   

While shopping for a compact camera, I considered buying a Canon until the salesperson showed me the RX100. I was suprised by the size and build of the camera. It just felt solid. All the specificiations are top notch. How could you go wrong? You throw in a pop up flash that gets in the way of holding the camera. If it was built in, there would be less of chance of your hand getting in the way. The other problem is that it is very flimsy and can be easily twisted or broken. It just doesn't match the excellent build quality of the rest of the camera. I usually tweak the setting in low light situations to avoid using the flash altogether. After having said all that. I definitely recommend this camera for its compact size, large image sensor and Carl Zeiss len with a very low aperature.

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Best Compact Camera with one flaw...
4 Star Review   By techluvr on Adorama - Jun 4, 2013   

While shopping for a compact camera, I considered buying a Canon until the salesperson showed me the RX100. I was suprised by the size and build of the camera. It just felt solid. All the specificiations are top notch. How could you go wrong? You throw in a pop up flash that gets in the way of holding the camera. If it was built in, there would be less of chance of your hand getting in the way. The other problem is that it is very flimsy and can be easily twisted or broken. It just doesn't match the excellent build quality of the rest of the camera. I usually tweak the setting in low light situations to avoid using the flash altogether. After having said all that. I definitely recommend this camera for its compact size, large image sensor and Carl Zeiss len with a very low aperature.

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Powerful for it's size
4 Star Review   By Otakusan on Sony - Official Store - Jun 3, 2013   

I spent 2 hours in the SONY Store playing with this camera and took one hope right after. I am very happy with what this tiny package can provide. The construction is also very solid. I specially enjoy the F1.8 at full wide this lens can offer, as well as the pop up flash that you can hold back with your finger so that it points up acting like a bounce flash. I also enjoy the front and rear dial on the camera that allows you go easily change settings on the fly. ONE NOTE TO SONY!! PLEASE make a waterproof case for this camera.

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missing features
3 Star Review   By mrbasicshark on Adorama - Jun 2, 2013   

I do not have this camera. I have the HX30V which is a great camera, with the exception of sometimes blurring indoors and lots of red eye......anyway I am very interested in the RX100 but it is missing a couple of features I would like to have...the gps and wifi.......otherwise appears to be a great camera....I am hoping they add those two features in the next version and I am sold......This camera is also getting close to a year old, so also hopeful that 2nd generation of this camera is not to far away. I graded the camera in the middle with three stars as I don't not actually have it. I write this in hopes that Sony monitors and might take note of the feedback.

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A great little camera
4 Star Review   By Train man Rob on Adorama - May 28, 2013   

So far I have used the RX100 for casual stuff, like goose nests, small animal den, movie of geese with young, field-rat, and test shots. There were no "bad" exposures, using P-mode, either Intelligent mode, and A-mode, as well as movie. I also bought the

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Great Point and Shoot
5 Star Review   By Point and Shoot Andrew on Adorama - May 28, 2013   

This camera is pretty amazing. Fast auto focus and quick performance. The lens is fantastic, but not too great in very low light. The bokeh is great for portraits at wide angle and low F stop. Pics turned out fantastic. Sometimes a little dark, but nothin

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Great compact point-n-shoot
4 Star Review   By IgorKas on Adorama - May 10, 2013   

I got the camera as a gift for my girlfriend. It produces great images considering the size of the camera. Colors look very vivid and natural. The 20MP sensor is surprisingly good in low light, but obviously doesn't have the same low-noise and latitude th

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The Best
5 Star Review   By ubmi on Adorama - Apr 23, 2013   

Does the work. Quite impressive for a backup/next to the best camera you take with you anywhere the bulky one is too heavy. Very good quality of the picks.

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Just what I needed
5 Star Review   By EW on Adorama - Apr 23, 2013   

I come from a pro-photography background when I used to shoot NCAA and NAIA college sports. The prosumer-equipment landscape has changed so much since I first began my career in photography over 10 years ago. Moving from a big Canon A2 w/grip using slide

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Unbelievable Photos for a Point and Shoo
5 Star Review   By alia on Adorama - Apr 8, 2013   

I traded in my Canon S95 for the Sony RX100 and i am amazed at the quality of the phots, the level of control, and the ease at which this camera operates. I would highly recommend it.

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It just wasn't for me
3 Star Review   By zorax2 on Adorama - Apr 2, 2013   

I'm used to using a Nikon D700 and Canon S110 depending on my needs. I ordered RX100 based on user reviews hoping to take it on an international trip to replace the heavier Nikon kit and the S110. Before leaving on the trip, I wanted to make sure that my

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Doesn't play nice with Apple Aperture
4 Star Review   By Easily Confused on Adorama - Apr 2, 2013   

Wide angle lens distortion handled nicely by JPEGs. Not available in RAW unless you use Sony's not so convient RAW converter. Top video format requires high end program -eg Final Cut Pro. Having said that I love the size, controls and image quality.

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Great Camera but had to send it for repair
4 Star Review   By MyRX100BrokeDown on Sony - Official Store - Apr 1, 2013   

The online, in-depth reviews are accurate. This camera is the best I've used in terms of combining compact size, IQ and fast focus. The latter is the main reason I spent the big bucks and it did not disappoint in this regard. It is significantly faster than a Canon S110 for example. The images are stunning, again, the best I've ever had from the cameras I've owned. Unfortunately the focusing motor has recently started to malfunction on mine - it either can't find focus or won't stop engaging once it's found focus and I've just sent it for repair. This doesn't appear to be a common problem so I would still recommend the RX100. The cost to performance does seem a bit on the high side but if you can afford it, it's worth it. Hopefully Sony's repair service is good.

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Sony nailed it on this one
5 Star Review   By RLB on Adorama - Mar 27, 2013   

I am a real freak about image quality, and because of this, I am always willing to pay more for it. I usually use Canon dslrs with zeiss or leica lenses to give me the image quality I want. The problem is many photo oppurtunities present themselves in day

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Awesome
5 Star Review   By Warrenm on Sony - Official Store - Mar 20, 2013   

Got this camera as i have small children and taking photos indoors has always been a problem. photos are usually blurry or you have to use a flash which isnt great. The RX100 out of the box in Auto mode was good but then I found that there is actually a mode for low light indoors that pushes up the ISO slightly higher and the results are excellent.

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Awesome
5 Star Review   By Warrenm on Adorama - Mar 20, 2013   

Got this camera as i have small children and taking photos indoors has always been a problem. photos are usually blurry or you have to use a flash which isnt great. The RX100 out of the box in Auto mode was good but then I found that there is actually a mode for low light indoors that pushes up the ISO slightly higher and the results are excellent.

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Jaw Dropping Performance
5 Star Review   By TroyMich on Adorama - Mar 19, 2013   

I wanted a camera that I could throw in my pocket but would come close to DSLR quality. I own a Sony A77 complete with several lenses. The Sony RX100 comes close to the same quality. And it shoots in RAW which allows me to enhance in Lightroom. You will n

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Excellent P&S !
4 Star Review   By HikerToo on Adorama - Mar 19, 2013   

Switched from a Panasonic LX5 to this RX100 based on image quality from 1" sensor size.

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Small, but big
4 Star Review   By Bill on Adorama - Mar 12, 2013   

For it's power it is small, but to call it a pocket camera, well you need slightly bigger pockets. However, for it's uses, achieving great image quality and replacing my DSLR for convenience on trips and family outings, it is fantastic! Even if it did hav

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My Go To Camera
5 Star Review   By THECOZ on Sony - Official Store - Feb 24, 2013   

Best camera i have owned. I have had the likes of Canon G10, Pentax SLR and many others. This camera is the go to for me. Amazing picture quality and everything you will ever need to capture a still or moving object. Amazing features. Great value.

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My love affair with Sony cameras continues
5 Star Review   By Stuart on Sony - Official Store - Feb 21, 2013   

A while ago I wrote a review on my Alpha A65 - I still love the camera and it takes amazing photos but I travel a lot with my job and it's not always practical to take the A65 with me, so after a lot of research I opted for the RX-100 as my 'short trip' camera. As always, I read a lot of reviews, watched a lot of videos and went to a store to try out the RX-100 and it's nearest competitors before buying. Yet again, in my opinion, Sony was 'head and shoulders' above the competition. The RX-100 is a wonderful camera, it goes everywhere with me. The quality of the pictures is incredible and it's low-light capabilities are amazing. The decision to include the Carl Zeiss lens was genius. I love the dial on the front of the camera for quick access to frequently used functions. I also love the mode dial on the top of the camera - for any regular D-SLT/SLR user, this is a must-have in order to give you the control you want. The rear display is excellent and I like the ability to be able to tilt the flash and bounce it off of other surfaces. The other thing that's really handy when you're travelling is that the RX-100 will charge from your USB port - very cool! I took the photo that I've attached at about 6:30am at Heathrow airport. The light was low, and there was a real contrast between the architecture in the foreground and the windows behind but the RX-100 did a superb job. This is no ordinary 'point and shoot' camera! Finally, although the recommended RX-100 case was incredibly difficult to get hold of, I think it's great. It's very retro, has an expensive look and feel to it, and most importantly (for me at least) is adds very little to the size of the camera so it's great for travelling. Hope this helps. Stuart

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My love affair with Sony cameras continues
5 Star Review   By Stuart on Adorama - Feb 21, 2013   

A while ago I wrote a review on my Alpha A65 - I still love the camera and it takes amazing photos but I travel a lot with my job and it's not always practical to take the A65 with me, so after a lot of research I opted for the RX-100 as my 'short trip' camera. As always, I read a lot of reviews, watched a lot of videos and went to a store to try out the RX-100 and it's nearest competitors before buying. Yet again, in my opinion, Sony was 'head and shoulders' above the competition. The RX-100 is a wonderful camera, it goes everywhere with me. The quality of the pictures is incredible and it's low-light capabilities are amazing. The decision to include the Carl Zeiss lens was genius. I love the dial on the front of the camera for quick access to frequently used functions. I also love the mode dial on the top of the camera - for any regular D-SLT/SLR user, this is a must-have in order to give you the control you want. The rear display is excellent and I like the ability to be able to tilt the flash and bounce it off of other surfaces. The other thing that's really handy when you're travelling is that the RX-100 will charge from your USB port - very cool! I took the photo that I've attached at about 6:30am at Heathrow airport. The light was low, and there was a real contrast between the architecture in the foreground and the windows behind but the RX-100 did a superb job. This is no ordinary 'point and shoot' camera! Finally, although the recommended RX-100 case was incredibly difficult to get hold of, I think it's great. It's very retro, has an expensive look and feel to it, and most importantly (for me at least) is adds very little to the size of the camera so it's great for travelling. Hope this helps. Stuart

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Excellent Quality - Rockin Features
5 Star Review   By SeattleTay on Sony - Official Store - Feb 18, 2013   

Recently purchased both the Canon S-110 and this Sony RX-100 and by far the Sony wins! The image quality is beyond fantastic and the ability to customize your shooting experience is unsurpassed on any other point and shoot style camera.

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Hands Down The Best Pocket Cam Ever.
5 Star Review   By Dzacco on Adorama - Feb 18, 2013   

With this camera, it is very easy to take professional looking photo's. Very little practice is all it took before I was using all manual settings as well as applying effects. As a matter of fact, I won an on-line photo challenge with my first effort. The

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Excellent Quality - Rockin Features
5 Star Review   By SeattleTay on Adorama - Feb 18, 2013   

Recently purchased both the Canon S-110 and this Sony RX-100 and by far the Sony wins! The image quality is beyond fantastic and the ability to customize your shooting experience is unsurpassed on any other point and shoot style camera.

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More than I hoped for
5 Star Review   By suturegirl on Sony - Official Store - Feb 13, 2013   

I have a Sony a550 DSLR which I enjoy thoroughly, but I wanted a good point and shoot to have on me at all times. Honestly, I figured I would look at other brands just to try something else. Then I googled "best point and shoot" and lo and behold this little wonder appeared. After watching numerous review videos by long time *coughCannonandNikoncough* users that were completely blown away by the RX100 I was pretty sure it was exactly what I was looking for. And, it was a Sony *grin* gotta love the irony. If you want the best point and shoot out there, this is it. I still can't believe the amazing picture quality!!! Honestly, I can't afford the Zeiss lenses for my a550 so having one on this sometimes produces better quality than my DSLR. Also, it is a sexy little pocket rocket. I pop it in my purse and hardly know it's there. I sling it on my shoulder and it's light as a feather and right at my finger tips all the time. As for the ergonomics, I have accidentally pushed the video button a few times. I figure in time I'll get used to where it is and this won't happen. This is for you if you don't need an(other) interchangeable lens system, or simply want to upgrade to the best P&S out there. Equally usable for pros, hobbyists and just for fun shooters. Love, love, love this mighty mouse.

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More than I hoped for
5 Star Review   By suturegirl on Adorama - Feb 13, 2013   

I have a Sony a550 DSLR which I enjoy thoroughly, but I wanted a good point and shoot to have on me at all times. Honestly, I figured I would look at other brands just to try something else. Then I googled "best point and shoot" and lo and behold this little wonder appeared. After watching numerous review videos by long time *coughCannonandNikoncough* users that were completely blown away by the RX100 I was pretty sure it was exactly what I was looking for. And, it was a Sony *grin* gotta love the irony. If you want the best point and shoot out there, this is it. I still can't believe the amazing picture quality!!! Honestly, I can't afford the Zeiss lenses for my a550 so having one on this sometimes produces better quality than my DSLR. Also, it is a sexy little pocket rocket. I pop it in my purse and hardly know it's there. I sling it on my shoulder and it's light as a feather and right at my finger tips all the time. As for the ergonomics, I have accidentally pushed the video button a few times. I figure in time I'll get used to where it is and this won't happen. This is for you if you don't need an(other) interchangeable lens system, or simply want to upgrade to the best P&S out there. Equally usable for pros, hobbyists and just for fun shooters. Love, love, love this mighty mouse.

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Everything It Is Reputed To Be!
5 Star Review   By Tag on Adorama - Feb 13, 2013   

A wonderful walk-around camera with excellent image quality.

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Great and powerful little camera
4 Star Review   By Nwashere on Adorama - Feb 5, 2013   

Bought this a month ago and have been enjoying it so much. This is a great, powerful and super compact little camera. I have been a loyal Canon user for many years and was looking to replace my well loved and heavily used G9 series point and shoot. This c

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Best Portable Shooter
5 Star Review   By jerrydoes on Sony - Official Store - Feb 2, 2013   

I purchased a 4/3's camera a year ago which I thought might be my go too camera to take around an shoot pictures of my dog, kid and scenery. It came with a stock lens that didn't perform well in low light and the quality of image was terrible. Rather than spend another $300 for a fixed lens with a better f-stop I decided to get the RX100. The RX100 is the perfect camera for shooting kids in action in low light. It has well organized menus and nice button set up. It's a perfect size to carry around and has a nice weight that makes it feel like a quality camera. It takes photos better than my aging DSLR and less than half the size. Only gripe would be the auto focus doesn't like dogs when there are other humans in the frame.

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Best Portable Shooter
5 Star Review   By jerrydoes on Adorama - Feb 2, 2013   

I purchased a 4/3's camera a year ago which I thought might be my go too camera to take around an shoot pictures of my dog, kid and scenery. It came with a stock lens that didn't perform well in low light and the quality of image was terrible. Rather than spend another $300 for a fixed lens with a better f-stop I decided to get the RX100. The RX100 is the perfect camera for shooting kids in action in low light. It has well organized menus and nice button set up. It's a perfect size to carry around and has a nice weight that makes it feel like a quality camera. It takes photos better than my aging DSLR and less than half the size. Only gripe would be the auto focus doesn't like dogs when there are other humans in the frame.

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Pocket cameras come of age
4 Star Review   By Lightcraftsman on Adorama - Jan 29, 2013   

I took this camera to Big Bend National Park the last week of 2012 and had one of the photos printed 16x20 inches to see how well it held up. I am quite impressed not only with the image quality but also the built-in image stabilization. The image is tack

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Pocket Rocket of a Digital Camera!!
5 Star Review   By michaejlt on Sony - Official Store - Jan 19, 2013   

I take my camera to my work and taking photos of my grand children at play. Great second camera to go along with your primary DSLR. Having said that I find myself bringing out this little bad boy instead of my large-heavy bigger brother the DSLR. Take great sharp images...I recommend this camera highly.

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Pocket Rocket of a Digital Camera!!
5 Star Review   By michaejlt on Adorama - Jan 19, 2013   

I take my camera to my work and taking photos of my grand children at play. Great second camera to go along with your primary DSLR. Having said that I find myself bringing out this little bad boy instead of my large-heavy bigger brother the DSLR. Take great sharp images...I recommend this camera highly.

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A great point and shoot camera!
4 Star Review   By Gobuster on Adorama - Jan 3, 2013   

This is the first point and shoot camera I've had that provides excellent picture quality. The images are sharp, color rendition good and there is relatively low noise or color fringing. The price is high (you can buy a decent DSLR for similar money), but

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RXellence
5 Star Review   By unlearny on Sony - Official Store - Dec 26, 2012   

This camera is great!

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great camera, but
4 Star Review   By roninseattle on Adorama - Dec 13, 2012   

cute little camera, fast response, nice menus (better than the Nex 7) but even though it has a 1" sensor it's still a pretty small sensor and I find myself reaching for my Nex 7 if I think there's any chance I may make a keeper photo.

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Best of both worlds
5 Star Review   By LawyerJCG on Sony - Official Store - Nov 15, 2012   

I take a camera with me almost everywhere I go and there are many times when a DSLR is simply too large. My Canon S95 got fried when my wife dropped it in the Dead Sea (!) so I needed a replacement. The biggest issue with prior compact cameras has been indoor flash performance. The RX100 solves this problem. This camera can substitute for your DSLR in just about every situation and since it is smaller and lighter, you are more likely to take it and use it.

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Best of both worlds
5 Star Review   By LawyerJCG on Adorama - Nov 15, 2012   

I take a camera with me almost everywhere I go and there are many times when a DSLR is simply too large. My Canon S95 got fried when my wife dropped it in the Dead Sea (!) so I needed a replacement. The biggest issue with prior compact cameras has been indoor flash performance. The RX100 solves this problem. This camera can substitute for your DSLR in just about every situation and since it is smaller and lighter, you are more likely to take it and use it.

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Best Small Camera Ever
5 Star Review   By Liberator on Sony - Official Store - Nov 13, 2012   

I have owned this camera for several months now. I got the camera for personal use and for work. Most of my initial shots were of work stuff so I was not immediately impressed. However, once I started using it for personal use the quality of the camera was stunning. Size Matters - this large sensor is capable of impressive image captures that the normal point & shoot can't compete with. Recently I was at a family gathering where the other family members had point & shoots and one DSLR. I compared my shots to others taken of the same subject with the other cameras including a Canon Rebel and couldn't believe the difference. This little Sony far out-shined the APS-C sensor of Canon and simply blew away the point & shoots. The detail was phenominal, the contrast and color saturation were incredible. Sony has hit a home run with this camera. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for something more than just the ordinary point & shoot.

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Best Small Camera Ever
5 Star Review   By Liberator on Adorama - Nov 13, 2012   

I have owned this camera for several months now. I got the camera for personal use and for work. Most of my initial shots were of work stuff so I was not immediately impressed. However, once I started using it for personal use the quality of the camera was stunning. Size Matters - this large sensor is capable of impressive image captures that the normal point & shoot can't compete with. Recently I was at a family gathering where the other family members had point & shoots and one DSLR. I compared my shots to others taken of the same subject with the other cameras including a Canon Rebel and couldn't believe the difference. This little Sony far out-shined the APS-C sensor of Canon and simply blew away the point & shoots. The detail was phenominal, the contrast and color saturation were incredible. Sony has hit a home run with this camera. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for something more than just the ordinary point & shoot.

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Great camera
5 Star Review   By BuddyR on Sony - Official Store - Oct 31, 2012   

I am by no means a professional photographer- I just wanted a simple, compact camera that takes great quality pictures. I mostly keep it on intelligent auto and I am amazed at how good the quality of the pictures and video are. I am very happy with this purchase.

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Great camera
5 Star Review   By BuddyR on Adorama - Oct 31, 2012   

I am by no means a professional photographer- I just wanted a simple, compact camera that takes great quality pictures. I mostly keep it on intelligent auto and I am amazed at how good the quality of the pictures and video are. I am very happy with this purchase.

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Excellent
5 Star Review   By GK on Adorama - Oct 15, 2012   

This is the best small camera in existence. It fits in your front jeans pocket, autofocuses like a champ with barely any delay when firing the shutter, and produces clean images. Does it perform like a DSLR in low light? No, of course not. The rules of ph

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efficiency and travel friendly
5 Star Review   By teapie on Sony - Official Store - Oct 5, 2012   

This compact RX 100 define my needs. I used to have a DSLR camera and I feel like a professional photographer but never had the time to learn the basic. But this packet size gadget will not just let you travel light but it will also give you the same action that professional DSLR users have. I recommend this camera for travels and nature lovers

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
4 Star Review   Crutchfield.com   

Crutchfield has collected 5 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "Wow. Really like it. I used and returned the Panasonic LX7 as picture quality fell short of my 5 year old Canon S90 - IMHO. This camera takes excellent photos. As an amateur that's all I need. People do reviews about every little detail on the camera. Heres the sum: IT IS SMALL - IT TAKES EXCELLENT PHOTOS! end of story."

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All that I could ask for
5 Star Review   By DetroitPics on Sony - Official Store - Oct 1, 2012   

I'm new to photography and chose this one over a DSLR because the fact is that I'll take 10X as many photos with this one. It's fast and small and I'll always have it with me. Walking along I stopped and took a closeup pic of an autumn leave (only 2 inches away) with no need of lens changing. Then, some distant pics of buildings. Then, an amazing shot of my beautiful daughter with background defocus. And finally, some low light shots in the night club. All point and shoot and you'd swear the pics were from a high end professional SLR. Even using it in automatic mode produces remarkable photo quality. I can't wait to learn and try all of the features. Friends are already asking me how I took such nice photos with a point and shoot. The video quality is amazing as well.

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Best pocket rocket cam today?
5 Star Review   By deevee on Sony - Official Store - Oct 1, 2012   

IQ: perhaps the best of all p+s thanks to the large sensor (but dynamic range still a bit behind micro fourthirds and FF) better than the competition (except perhaps Nikon 1 series?) noise is quite good , image usable to ISO 800 Quality build, clean and sturdy a la Leica minimal design but Fcn button is quick and accessible to may features Control wheel is quite versatile (for ISO , zoom , aperture ..) LCD is bright , detailed and one of the best in industry AF is fast and AF points can be adjusted Great choices of filters, my favorite is Illustration low quite shutter great Zeiss lens Some negs: max speed is only 1/2000 thus can't sue max aperture under bright light no builtin ND (could have compensated for max speed) a bit slippery to hold (need a skin or a leather half case ; I use strap around wrist for security) would have preferred 24-85mm zoom to 28-100mm zoom a bit dim at longer end a bit pricey

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problems to download
1 Star Review   By dario77 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 23, 2012   

i had problems when I tried to download the pictures because i shoot in RAW with HDR and the format ARW is not recognized in any programs like adobe and the sony program is not a good program and that my computer does not recognize. After shooting in RAW I had to change everything to JPEG which is also not compatible with my MAC so I think that RAW is no good and does not work.

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The best camera to have around
5 Star Review   By neko8 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 23, 2012   

I have had this camera for less than a month, but I've used it everyday. It is always on hand and its capabilities are astounding in such a small package. The attached pic tells it all.

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RX 100 Camera- Wow!
4 Star Review   By Wcreativesandiego on Sony - Official Store - Sep 19, 2012   

Based on reviews I went for this camera right away. The 1" CMOS, 20 megapixels, Zeiss lens and F1.8 speed, video quality, still image quality, size, overall creative features and the capability of this camera is amazing. I work in broadcast TV and we use many Sony products, including video cameras. That said we are moving to CMOS sensors to shoot more and more and we shoot quite a bit of DSLR. While the RX 100 won't match a DSLR in all applications, what it can do given it's small size and ease of use is astounding. And as a still camera it really is terrific. It is the one camera to have on you at all times. That said, here is what it still needs- Interval shooting capability. I seriously hope a firmware update is in our future so we can shoot interval images. 24p video shooting is also a must have going forward. The micro HDMI location means no tripod mounting and external screen monitoring at the same time (more of an issues for pros). Lastly no external battery charger- really Sony?- come on and roll it out for us. For the size and the price this camera is great. A few updates and new features would be a market killer. Hope Sony delivers.

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Almost perfect
5 Star Review   By rubinphoto on Sony - Official Store - Sep 14, 2012   

I have been waiting for a camera like this for a number of years. I mostly shoot DSLR, but I have bought several P&S cameras over the years (mostly Canon) and was never satisfied with them. The image quality that this camera gives from ISO 80 to 800 is nothing of outstanding (however, see some of my issues below). In auto mode, white-balance in images is outstanding, and it is easy to change to specific settings from either the Menu or Function buttons. The camera is small enough that it will fit comfortably in a pocket if you have baggy shorts or pants (people with tight-fit jeans, please don't try), even if it is inside a small camera poach. Now for the issues I have with this camera: 1) The lens is superb at its widest aperture (f/1.8) and lowest focal length (28mm). However, once the aperture gets smaller, especially past f/5.6, and at longer focal lengths, I find that small details in images can get quite mushy, even when shooting on a tripod with image stabilization off (to avoid having the sensor move during image capture). The lens at longer focal lengths is just not that great, and I try to avoid mid- to telephoto ranges. 2) Battery runs out too quickly, I get perhaps 200-300 shots out of it (which of course depends on how much one uses the LCD display). I also would prefer to charge the battery with a separate charger, like many have already mentioned. 3) The LCD display is excellent, giving bright saturated images. However, when its brightness is set to “Sunny Weather” (and not Auto, which is the default), I have found that it consistently has a problem displaying saturated yellow colors, and also reds to a lesser extent. The yellows tend to bloom to an ugly off-green color, even when the colors in the JPEG file viewed on a color-calibrated monitor are perfectly fine (I have set my camera to shoot RAW+JPEG high rez). In “Auto” mode, the files display properly.

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Very good start but...
3 Star Review   By stevenmeier on Sony - Official Store - Sep 10, 2012   

Great Camera, best compact so far. However I do think it is utterly overprized (500 USD max.), the lack of an external battery charger is annoying and Shutter Speed of 1/4000th is desperately needed.

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no instruction manual needed!
5 Star Review   By hobopelican on Sony - Official Store - Sep 6, 2012   

to everyone complaining about 'no instruction manual', this camera is NOT for you. the RX100 is billed as a professional photographer's 2nd camera, so basically, someone who will pick up the functionality super duper quick. the RX100 is an amazing machine, my only worry is that my a77, a33 and a65 will become obsolete. i kid, mostly. but that's exactly what the RX100 is capable of, abolishing any other camera you own! 20.2mp! quick charging times! tons and tons of picture effects! amazing 1080 video quality! all in the palm of my hand? shoot, i might buy another...because, you know what they say...the best camera you own, is the one that's ALWAYS in your hand! the RX100 is ALWAYS in my hand. go, right now and buy yours today!!!

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Best pocket camera on the market
4 Star Review   By roninseattle on Adorama - Sep 2, 2012   

I already own a Nex 7 but wanted something even smaller. I really wish it had a viewfinder and hotshoe but at this size I realize this would be diffuclt. The start-up and response time is very good; the shutter also has a very satisfing sound . The RAW f

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Cybershot with great features
5 Star Review   By GoSeeCal61 on Sony - Official Store - Aug 27, 2012   

Fits in palm and pocket size.with many features comparable to NEX-7 without the price. Read the reviews. Found detailed Cybershot User Guide which is more useful than the Instruction Manual included. Hope there will be a downloadable pdf file. Great replacement for my Panasonic LX2.

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Raw files can't be seen on Mac, PS5, etc
2 Star Review   By Cpm3 on Sony - Official Store - Aug 27, 2012   

Get it together Sony and update your communication wit Mac, PS, LR etc

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Great Camera...But
4 Star Review   By cameratoad on Sony - Official Store - Aug 24, 2012   

This is a great camera but the ergonomics can be a problem. If Camera is held with both hands it is hard not to cover the pop-up flash. With flash on auto, it can pop up automatically when the shutter is pressed without warning. WORST of all, the "instruction manual" is little more than an identification of the buttons and dials, and does little to explain what exactly it is that they do. At $650 it is UNFORGIVABLE, and Sony needs to address this issue with a true downloadable manual or tutorials.

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A Really Fantastic Pocket Camera
5 Star Review   By CamRaw on Sony - Official Store - Aug 21, 2012   

I am very impressed with thtis camera. When I saw the NY Times state it was the best pocket camera ever made, I wanted to see for myself... and yes it is. I have never seen any pocket camera take pictures this sharp, clear, colorful, beautiful. It is very fast. 10fps. Lots of features. I love the HDR, the Panaramic, the selective color and black and white. The video mode is excellent. I love the speed of being able to turn the camera on and press the dedicated record video button all in a short couple seconds. The only thing that bugs me, is not having a viewfinder at all. Some will say the LCD is good even in bright sunlight... but while it is pretty good, when I was using it during the mid-day sun, I could barely see the image on the LCD. I don't think LCDs will ever be good enough to see in direct sunlight. That's where an optical or even electronic viewfinder would have made this camera a 10 out of 10. But as it is... I still rate it a 10 out of 10 or, 5 out of 5 because it is what it is, and it does not have a viewfinder and I knew this before I bought it. So it gets a perfect score from me.

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Almost perfect
5 Star Review   By styx on Sony - Official Store - Aug 19, 2012   

The best camera is the one you have with you all of the time and this one exceeds in that department. I never have my DSLR with me when I need it and my camera bag has gotten so heavy with lenses and accessories that I've even started leaving it home on trips. This corrects both of those problems. It has replaced and far exceeded my prior Cannon S90. Picture quality and color are exceptional. Moves are likewise excellent. The ability to shoot stills while filming is a plus. Once you figure out the speed shooting modes it is quite usefull. (The fastest mode @10 fps does not refocus or re-meter after the first shot so follow up shots are often blurred. The 2.5 fps mode does both and quality is excellent.) Place the camera in normal speed shutter mode (2.5 fps), shutter priority @ 1000, and aim at fast moving children or pets and prepare to be astounded. A few areas that could be better. If you are an advanced shooter and wish to turn off the mode guide you also lose the ability to quickly use the mode dial to select scenes while in that mode. Should not have to go into menus for that. Manual is poor.... have to play with the camera a bit to figure it out. Should have external charger for a second battery. Software is poor for burning movies. Works better transferring files onto a media server and playing over home TV that way. Would I recommend this.... YES. Is it a DSLR replacement..... it's the closest in pocket size that I have found. Good work Sony!

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RX100 Raw format
4 Star Review   By LeCuvier on Sony - Official Store - Aug 17, 2012   

I use Lightroom and CS6 to manage and process my photos. The Adobe Raw Converter of course does not support this new raw format. So I lose all the benefit of shooting in raw format. Why doesn't Sony support the DNG format? If not directly off the cam, then at least as an output option for the Sony RAW Converter? This is disappointing!

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Expectations Set Too High
3 Star Review   By Kwaireal on Adorama - Aug 17, 2012   

I was initially very impressed with this camera and on-screen images. Opening the images in PS once again proved the truth about packing too many pixels on an APS or smaller sensor: noise, and/or loss of detail resulting from noise reduction at moderate I

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Best Band for you BUCK
5 Star Review   By Brybry on Sony - Official Store - Aug 15, 2012   

This is a great kick started for anyone wanting to get into photography. I am no professional, but I am a geek when it comes to technology and this blows other point and shoots out of the ball park. With its giant censor you get phenomenal micro-shots, which I want to master. I am an novice when it comes to photography, and the Sony store gave me a pass to be taught the ins and outs of how to shoot, use the dialer for iso, and 9 grid. Worth the buy if you want to invest in great quality photos.

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Best compact camera available
5 Star Review   By Z2000 on Sony - Official Store - Aug 10, 2012   

It's the little camera that could. The larger image censor really shines. Excellent detail in images allowing you to zoom in when viewing picture on computer screen to see all the details that the camera captured. Accurate/fast focus, having shot about 2000 outdoors pictures only a couple were blurry/out of focus. It's so fun to use you would want to buy a backup battery pack so you can shoot the whole day. Nice menu system and controls although video record button can be activated by accident. Popup flash can pop up annoyingly over your finger but can easily be disabled from the controls/menu if you don't plan on using flash (I seldom do). Image quality is superb right out of the camera. I haven't been able to make much use of RAW but found camera jpeg just perfect. Continuous shooting is superb at regular speed and shines at 10fps. Having used 10fps shooting on the camera I will not buy any future camera that does not have that feature. Great for capturing 1 sec of fast action such as diving, etc at 10fps. I have never been a fan of Sony digital cameras before, good electronics not so good image quality? This camera shows that Sony has changed that and image quality and electronics both deliver. It's nice to see Sony changing the rules and is making the best camera it can make rather than hamstring the camera to protect a higher margin DSLR. It's not perfect but very close to it. LCD can be difficult to see in bright sunshine and if there was one thing I would add to the camera it would be a view finder, but still the camera is very good without one.

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Great compact RX 100 camera
4 Star Review   By tiggy on Sony - Official Store - Aug 10, 2012   

Beautiful pictures while using it in Europe last couple weeks, nice low light pictures; stop working intermittently due to "overheat" with recurrent Error messages, kind of unreliable in some way; I just returned the camera, and exchange it with a new one, Hopefully it is not an inherent problem.

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Best compact camera available
5 Star Review   By Z2000 on Adorama - Aug 10, 2012   

It's the little camera that could. The larger image censor really shines. Excellent detail in images allowing you to zoom in when viewing picture on computer screen to see all the details that the camera captured. Accurate/fast focus, having shot about 2000 outdoors pictures only a couple were blurry/out of focus. It's so fun to use you would want to buy a backup battery pack so you can shoot the whole day. Nice menu system and controls although video record button can be activated by accident. Popup flash can pop up annoyingly over your finger but can easily be disabled from the controls/menu if you don't plan on using flash (I seldom do). Image quality is superb right out of the camera. I haven't been able to make much use of RAW but found camera jpeg just perfect. Continuous shooting is superb at regular speed and shines at 10fps. Having used 10fps shooting on the camera I will not buy any future camera that does not have that feature. Great for capturing 1 sec of fast action such as diving, etc at 10fps. I have never been a fan of Sony digital cameras before, good electronics not so good image quality? This camera shows that Sony has changed that and image quality and electronics both deliver. It's nice to see Sony changing the rules and is making the best camera it can make rather than hamstring the camera to protect a higher margin DSLR. It's not perfect but very close to it. LCD can be difficult to see in bright sunshine and if there was one thing I would add to the camera it would be a view finder, but still the camera is very good without one.

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Horrible Instruction Manual
3 Star Review   By Sunsetryder on Sony - Official Store - Aug 8, 2012   

What a shame Sony couldn't do a better job developing a manual that was on par with their camera. Hopefully they will make one available on their web site. I bought the rx100 for my wife and personally use a Canon 7D, so feel qualified to say that Sony dropped the ball.

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Got 90% of what I wanted
3 Star Review   By wrw627 on Sony - Official Store - Aug 2, 2012   

This was a replacement / upgrade from Nikon S53c and although it's specs are impressive, it's handling is difficult thus all the aftermarket grips, etc. Macro mode has fixed f stop and only works @ wide angle. Very fast write times considering the large files. This camera is pocketable, but reinforce your pockets! Why no magnesium ergo shape for this price? Fast lens at this size IF YOU shoot only wide angle. Lack of decent printed manual is cheesy marketing.

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The best camera is the one you have with you
5 Star Review   By BobLoblah on Sony - Official Store - Jul 31, 2012   

I've owned various dslr's for years and this little point-and-shoot can't match the flexibility of swapping lenses to meet the needs of the shot. It will, however, probably get more great images simply because I'll have it with me at all those times I've regretted not having my camera along (dog walk at sunrise, bike ride, etc). Even in the protective case I bought for it, it fits easily in most of my pockets and so I take it everywhere and in a few short weeks have taken some beautiful still images and videos. Highly recommended.

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Let me count the ways!
5 Star Review   By CalusaShooter on Sony - Official Store - Jul 29, 2012   

Over the years we've owned many digital cameras including DSLR, Micro Four Thirds and Point & Shoot. I'd rate my abilities as an advanced armature. Simply put, the RX100 is the best P&S camera available today, period. Why? It has the best sensor available in a P&S camera and, in terms of image quality, can and does produce results equal to those form DSLR and MFT cameras, simply put the Sony 20MB sensor produces absolutely stunning photos. The RX100 can be used as s simple P&S camera, just set it to Superior Auto and go to work, you'll love the results. If you're an advanced shooter, the RX100 has a range of manual control that will accommodate any shooting approach you'd like to use, if you want it, it's there. The Zeiss lens is terrific and has a very useful zoom range. Tiered of LCD viewing screens that can't be used in bright sun, well forget it with the RX100, just turn up the brightness and keep shooting. There isn't much this little, truly pocketable, camera can't do it terms of producing excellent photographic results. In case you haven' guessed, I love this little wonder. And, yes, the menu system has a steep learning curve but that's true for any camera with loads of manual control and flexibility.

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Quite simply the best camera I have owned
5 Star Review   By TetonWolf on Sony - Official Store - Jul 26, 2012   

The Sony RX-100 is quite simply the best camera I have ever owned. Note I did not say it has the best image quality since my original 12 Mp Canon 5D still wins (but seriously only by a small margin). To be fair the RX-100 can only bring what amounts to a Bowie knife to a gun fight against the 5D's full frame sensor with L glass. But the combination of the RX-100's bring it anytime/anywhere portability plus it's jaw dropping image quality and low light performance gives it the edge over my 5D for plain old best photographic tool for the enthusiast. I simply love this thing. It is a game changer folks.

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Powerful Camera -- Perfect for Baby-Boomers
5 Star Review   By BeJay on Sony - Official Store - Jul 25, 2012   

This review comes after my having read all of the pre-release and early on-line reviews, then buying an RX100 in a local Sony Store -- it totally exceeds my expectations. This product review is probably different from most others. I am a Senior Citizen with very specific needs, needs which the RX100 is satisfying brilliantly, for instance: (1) I have been experiencing vision issues which challenge my use of a DSLR's eyepiece. The huge and hugely bright LCD display on the RX100 aides my composition and focusing comfort (as does the quick and accurate autofocus). (2) The combination of several features in one compact camera body precludes my needing other equipment. In particular, the 28mm-100mm optical zoom together with the digital zoom extension to 200mm; the ultra-wide angle panorama mode; and, its breath-taking 1080 HD video with full active camera functions and still frame capture ability. I'm using its MP4 format and Mac computers. (3) Also, besides adding years to its "Obsolescence Window" by jumping to 20Mpixel resolution [my last Nikon digital camera works but has only 5Mpixel, hence obsolete], having such large images allows me to crop down to smaller sections of the image and still have plenty of pixels to print -- effectively increasing the RX100's "magnification" even more than it's stated optical and digital zoom ranges. (4) The combination of a very large sensor and the F1.8 lens, together with the camera's uncanny ability to adjust for strong backlight, has allowed me to minimize the need for any flash at all. I'm taking pictures that my previous equipment simply couldn't handle w/o fill flash. (5) And, finally, the fast internal processor and support for large, fast memory cards, encourages me to use the RX100's 10 image per second burst capture, which is a major aide in getting just the right expression when I am photographing blinking adults and/or typically hyperactive Newborn to 4-year-old granchildren. The price of having to kill all of the "extra" stills in the burst is small compared to getting the perfect shot, or not getting it. I'm using a 16Gb Class 10 but intend to try a 95Mbps Extreme Pro memory to see whether the Rx100 is even faster! So, although there are a few "shortcomings" as mentioned in the on-line and other customers' reviews (i.e., weak on-camera flash, no hot shoe, HDMI port next to the tripod mount, weak user manual so far), this camera truly is top of its class and an excellent investment for people like me who do a lot of grandchild photos and vacation/travel photos -- I started photographing my latest grandson's birth the same afternoon that I bought the RX100; and I can hardly wait for next February to take this little beauty along to New Zealand and Australia (for this active vacation I am buying a trekking pole with a camera mount to use as a monopod).

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Consider the Bar Raised!
5 Star Review   By Smytherines on Sony - Official Store - Jul 25, 2012   

I am literally rendered speechless by how amazing this camera is! It performs significantly better in many respects than my Canon 40D SLR from a couple of years ago and in a package that fits in my pocket. The image quality is outstanding, the video quality is stunning. I recently brought it to a friends wedding and the video it was taking was on par with the photographers 5D MK II ($4000 setup)...the portraits and low light images were breathtaking! I have been faithful to Canon my whole life and this is my first Sony camera purchase. Based on initial impressions and using it daily for nearly 3 weeks, I can comfortably say that this camera is the kind of thing that puts a company like Sony in the big leagues with companies like Canon and Nikon, and as is currently the case, surpasses comparable products from both companies by a significant margin! You simply can not get better pictures from anything else in a comparable size!

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Fine Camera, Poor Docs
4 Star Review   By Aphotographer on Sony - Official Store - Jul 24, 2012   

It's a great little camera, especially in its iauto+ mode. But...1. There is no instruction manual either printed or on CD in the box, and the one online cannot be downloaded for printing but only viewed. 2. No Macintosh software is available, so Mac users cannot process RAW files. These are two very serious shortcomings. Although billed as a professional camera, it functions best as a very sophisticated point and shoot that does create excellent pictures.

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The absolute best portable camera in the market
5 Star Review   By TheGMan on Sony - Official Store - Jul 23, 2012   

Up to now, most of us had to make a tradeoff between portability and quality. No more. This camera can take shots as good –and sometimes better- as my trusted DSLR. Take a look at my sample shots at www.flickr.com/photos/... PORTABILITY This camera fits in my hand, in my pocket and in my laptop bag. In fact, I am using the case for my wife’s Lumix TZ8. I can bring this camera with me anywhere. One big advantage is safety: if you travel to places that are not 100% safe, any potential robber would mistake it with a cheap $200 camera. More importantly, you will nevr have to leave this camera in a hotel room, on the trunk of your car, or will have to carry a big backpack with camera and accessories. Why this is size so important? You miss 100% of the shots you can’t take because you cannot bring your camera. Because this is a camera you will carry anywhere. There have been many business trips, weekend opportunities and just in the moment photo opportunities where it was not practical or safe to bring my big DSLR. That is no longer a problem with a portable camera like this that gives me all the quality and control I need as an experienced photographer. The only downside to size it that it looks pretty ridiculous to have this camera mounted on a tripd (as I did last night taking skyline shots at dusk) and that you don’t have the ‘professional’ look of sdomeone carrying a large camera with a big lens, which sometimes is useful getting access to normally unavailable areas for tourists. QUALITY Sony has been improving the quality of its digital cameras steadily for the last few years. In February of 2011 I got a HX5V which was quite impressive, and delivered quality images even when compared with a DSLR except for low-light and other tricky situations. I traded it for a Canon PowerShot S95 which was a step ahead but still suffered from high noise levels in low light settings. What makes this camera unique is a 1” CMOS sensor. It is the only camera in this class or in similar size with a sensor this big. The law of physics is very simple: larger sensor, higher quality and lower noise. Sure you could get a NEX-5 with an even bigger sensor for slightly better quality but you would be stuck with a much, much larger camera, especially because of the size of the lens, and a much higher price. Combined with a minimum aperture of f/1.8, Carl Zeiss optics and a lot of cool features from Sony such as the Auto HDR and very cool camera effects, it is an amazing camera. After a week of playing with it I am wondering why would the average person need anything more than this camera. Last, I really love the on-screen information (and the quality of the display), especially the level indicator that helps you shoot straight pictures. EASE OF USE Don’t let the power scare you away from this camera. As most point and shoot cameras, this one has an ‘auto’ mode that is usually quite good at getting the right settings for each shot. If you ar enot an expert, you will feel at home with the Sony RX100 camera having used any pocket digital camera, and you will enjoy the high quality it delivers. I found the menus to be intuitive, the camera feels solid and built with high quality materials. AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT Processing speed takes a few seconds, but given the quality of the effects I would be surprised if they took significantly less time. Still, often you have to wait a second or two after a shot if you use advanced in-camera processing such as HDR. The 3.6 Zoom goes to 105mm I think, which is fine for most situations but could be nice to have a 200mm 9equivalent) zoom. I know adding such a zoom would require a larger lens so I rather keep the portability as is. Further, with 20 megapixels, you can zoom in to your photos easily in post production. Overall, if you are an experienced hobbyist or a semi-professional photographer looking for a camera to

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battery charging is antiquated
3 Star Review   By sonystuff on Sony - Official Store - Jul 23, 2012   

I am returning it due solely of the fact that the battery charging design of IN CAMERA charging is not convenient at all. The flimsy charging door will break off at some point, and the wrist strap location is exactly in the way right at the hinge side of the charging door. Why oh Why did Sony not include a battery wall charger rather than the plug, the cable, and the flimsy door..:(

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Why SONY WHY ? Less Features More Money ?
1 Star Review   By Jay514 on Sony - Official Store - Jul 22, 2012   

SONY = Why would you make this model as much as the NEX5 @ 649.99USD? Why not just merge these features into the next NEX Camera & drop the price about 649.99USD. Where is theZOOM ? You need @ Least 10x, but 20x would be better. POP UP Flash, Really. Consumers = Save your Money, Buy A NEX 8 When SONY DROPS THE PRICE DOWN TOO AROUND 650.00 USD & ADDS these features

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Best point and shoot, ever!
5 Star Review   By Linddy on Sony - Official Store - Jul 22, 2012   

My husband and i spent two months researching the perfect point and shoot to replace his much loved Canon G9 which unfortunately finally gave out. We have a business where we need to take professional looking pictures, but we also have a toddler and need a camera that is easy to throw in your pocket, take quickie photos and go. We also make very large prints from photos so megapixels, sensor size and great macro capabilities were very important as well. We also wanted to be able to choose to defocus the background, which we couldn't do with our old camera. Finally, we wanted a retractable lens so we didn't have to mess with a large lens and lens cap. We found out about this camera right as we were going to invest in a mirrorless one and we are so happy we went with the rx100! We love the Zeiss lens and that it's made in Japan, it's everything we wanted and more, dare I say revolutionary? I'm not going to go through all the specifics, you can go online and find out everything you need to know and more, but it truly is a groundbreaking camera and we highly recommend it. As far as i am concerned there is no need for a bulky DSLR camera ever again, thanks Sony, amazing job!

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Groundbreaking camera
4 Star Review   By iowadavid on Sony - Official Store - Jul 22, 2012   

I have had this little gem for just a few days and it absolutely lives up to the hype. Huge sensor for such a tiny body, fast Zeiss lens, truly pocketable. Crushes my old Canon S100 and takes images that are amazing. The only reason I subtracted a star is that I find it amazing that Sony would not provide a manual, either in hard copy or downloadable. All we have to go on is trial and error and common sense. For a product that is not cheap but is also not intuitive enough to not require instructions, this feels like Sony simply rushed it out the door to take advantage of Pogue's review. HELP!

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A landmark camera
5 Star Review   By Sail on Sony - Official Store - Jul 21, 2012   

As an owner of the a900 and a77 (and long-time Minolta user), I am also a pretty demanding photographer, needing professional results for some of my work. I hadn't previously considered a compact camera, as the NEX series doesn't really fit in that category, particularly when longer/interchangeable lenses are added. This compact changes all that, as it offers very good image quality, and a user interface that is very familiar to me, in an amazingly small package. No need for me to review these features in depth (I just got the camera this week), just google RX100 and you'll find a wealth of reviews from highly qualified sources, with very positive comments. Highly recommended for the price, especially for users of more advanced Sony DSLRs.

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Always Wanting More Features
5 Star Review   By Marootn on Sony - Official Store - Jul 20, 2012   

The RX100 is no doubt currently the Best In Class for a compact size camera with professional level performance. However the two things that affect the photo the most is the lens and lighting. The RX100 has a fast and excellent f1.8 Zeiss T* lens but the on board flash limits its full photography potential. I wish the RX 100 had Wireless Flash Control abilities to control something like the HVL-F43AM Flash for creative off camera lighting.

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First Day Consumer Review
5 Star Review   By Akira2000 on Sony - Official Store - Jul 19, 2012   

Only had the camera for one day and have shot about 75 pictures so far. Depth of field control and the speed of the glass live up to the hype and I already see the potential to get DSLR quality shots out of this point and shoot. The build quality and feel of the camera are impressive and made in Japan on the bottom still means something to me. It is jeans pocketable and the screen is bright. The kids like to watch the illustration feature work, but I wouldn't generally use the illustration and other features that modify the image. I've shot a few panaramas but have had trouble getting it to do 360 degrees around, so far the best I've been able to do is 180 or so. Maybe I'll be able to get the little intro screens to go away when I switch modes, but I haven't figured it out yet, not a big deal. Overall seems like a great camera if I'm only going to carry one on a big vacation and don't want to lug the DSLR. I'll update the review with more feedback down the road after I get more time with the camera.

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This camera has raised the bar
5 Star Review   By HammerYWG on Sony - Official Store - Jul 19, 2012   

Have had the camera for 3 days, well, there are many reviews on the web about this camera that will give you a lot more in depth and detailed information, but in general they all conclude that SONY has raised the standard in compact cameras, THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!. This marvel of modern technology rivals the IQ I get from my GF3 with the kit lens, in fact many times I get better images with the RX100 than with the GF3. I am a regular user, not a photographer by any means and was looking for the best IQ in a pocket size camera, with enough flexibility to get creative when I want, a camera that could produce beatiful portraits with nice bokeh, than can shoot on a variety of situations including very low light and all the way to sunny weather and high speed action. This camera takes outstanding high ISO low light shots (handheld!). If you can afford it, there is no need to get another camera but this.

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Excellent picture but strange AF behavior
4 Star Review   By dmitrik on Sony - Official Store - Jul 18, 2012   

I just received my camera and started to explore it. I am currently using Nikon J1 and trying RX100 is a natural thing to do considering the same sensor size and 4 times brighter lens at wide angle. These are pros I noticed while using RX100:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1) Sensor has 2x higher resolution than Nikon J1 but it did not degrade the picture quality at all. I would say the final picture quality is main thing why I am not returning this camera. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2) Review mode can be switched off reducing the lag of LCD to almost zero when shooting. With Nikon J1 it is always 2 seconds. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3) ISO is showing on LCD screen when shutter button is half-pressed. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4) There is a digital level. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5) Leaf shutter is almost silent but not as silent and robust as digital shutter. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6) Exposure is measured at time shutter button is half pressed without delays and lagging. With Nikon J1/V1 it takes up to 4 seconds for exposure to catch up when you recompose the shot, it works like in video camera there which is annoying with Nikon cameras. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- And these are cons: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1) Very flimsy hdmi door. It is the only port that is going to be used to charge the battery, it should be sturdy. This deficiency cannot be fixed. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2) You cannot switch off active AF in AF-S (single autofocus) mode, camera is constantly autofocussing eating out the batteries and hunting when camera is moved. This can be partially fixed by using AF-DMF but in this mode tracking AF does not work and it is very useful sometimes. Can be fixed in firmware but I am not sure if Sony is going to do that. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3) Absolutely strange and bad behavior in AF-C mode (continuous autofocus). In this mode, once you half-press the shutter button, camera starts pulsing autofocus back and force all the time, picture is constantly jumping in LCD back and force as if camera is not sure if autofocus achieved is the best one. It is not hunting, focus is confirmed. It is constant pulsing back and force in AF-mode. Very frustrating and can lead to headaches. Can and should be fixed in firmware. There are no other cameras with this annoying AF-C behavior. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4) minimum shutter speed is 1/2000s. It is simply not enough to take photos at daylight if you want to use aperture less than f4. And there is no built-in ND filter and no possibility to attach external one. This cannot be fixed. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5) You cannot lift flash by pressing the button. Not sure if it can be fixed in firmware as there are no spare buttons for that. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6) Camera can take photo if AF is not confirmed producing blurred photos if you press shutter button to fast. Should be configurable. Can and should be fixed in further firmware. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7) Picture in LCD becomes laggy when you half-press the shutter button (sometimes with delays up to half a second). It is smooth in Nikon J1/V1 system all the time. I am not sure if it can be fixed in firmware. If it is CPU that is lagging behind, nothing can be done here. Nikon is using very powerful CPU. Sony probably not. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With my camera I had one more con and I am in the process of replacing it with another camera. The right top corner at full-size 100% picture is very soft, at every aperture, much softer than other corners. So I hope that replacement camera will be much better here. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Even with so many cons, after analyzing pictures from Nikon J1 and Sony RX100, I find Sony to produce stunningly better results. The only thing missing right now is RAW support from Adobe's Lightroom.

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