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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Review

Sony's high-end RX100 is still one of the best point-and-shoots ever made.

September 27, 2012
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Optical Zoom 3 x
Digital Zoom 14 x
Display Type LCD
Display Size 3 in.
Display Resolution 1229000 pixels
Battery Type removable lithium-ion
Battery Model Number NP-BX1
Height 58.1 mm
Width 101.6 mm
Depth 35.9 mm
Waterproof No
Shockproof No
Dustproof No
Weather-sealed No
Image Size Option Height 3648
Frame Rate(s) 60p, 60i, 30p
Maximum ISO 6400
Minimum ISO 80
Image Size Option Height 480
Image Size Option Height 1944
Image Size Option Height 2736
Image Size Option Height 3648
Image Size Option Height 1824
Image Size Option Height 2592
Still Pixel Count (gross) 20.9
Image Size Option Height 1528
Image Size Option Height 2056
Image Size Option Height 3080
Image Size Option Width 640
Image Size Option Width 2592
Image Size Option Width 3648
Image Size Option Width 4864
Image Size Option Width 2736
Image Size Option Width 3888
Image Size Option Width 5472
Image Size Option Width 2720
Image Size Option Width 3648
Image Size Option Width 5472
Image Size Option Label VGA
Image Size Option Label S: 5.0M
Image Size Option Label M: 10M
Image Size Option Label L: 18M
Image Size Option Label S: 5.0M
Image Size Option Label M: 10M
Image Size Option Label L: 20M
Image Size Option Label S: 4.2M
Image Size Option Label M: 7.5M
Video Resolutions 640 x 480 (VGA)
Video Resolutions 1440 x 1080
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratios 16:9, 3:2, 4:3
35mm Focal Length Minimum 28
35mm Focal Length Maximum 100
Focal Length Minimum 10
Focal Length Maximum 37
fstop Min 4.9
fstop Max 1.8
ISO Options
  • 80
  • 100
  • 125
  • 200
  • 400
  • 800
  • 1600
  • 3200
  • 6400
Type
  • Compact
  • High-End
Manual Controls
  • manual focus
  • aperture priority mode
  • shutter priority mode
  • full manual exposure
  • custom white balance
  • ISO control
Connectivity Options
  • USB
  • microHDMI
Video Frame Rates
  • 60p
  • 60i
Video Frame Rates
  • 30p
Video Frame Rates
  • 30p
Quality Settings
  • Fine
  • Normal
Image Size Option Label L: 17M
Intro Date July 2012
Direct Printing Yes
Playback Options Control for HDMI, Slideshow, Zoom, Index, Single
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Flash, Custom Temp. Filter, Custom
Sync Contact Yes
Flash Range 1 foot 0.75 inches to 56 feet 0.75 inches in ISO Auto
Built in Flash Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0 stops in 1/3-stop intervals
Automatic Modes Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto
Burst Yes
Speed Yes
Self Timer 10 sec., 2 sec., Self portrait, Self timer Cont.
Shutter Speed Bulb, 30 - 1/2000 sec.
Shutter Type Electronic
Metering Modes Multi segment, Center weighted, Spot
AF Assist Illuminator Yes
Focusing Points 25
Focusing Modes Single, Continuous, Manual, Direct Manual Focus
Auto Focus Type Contrast Detection
Compression Standard, Fine, RAW, RAW & JPEG
Media New SD, SDHC, SDXC
Sensor Type - New CMOS
Model Colors Black
Still Pixel Count (effective) 20.2
Weight 240
Original Price 649
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