The Sony Cybershot DSC RX100 is a small, but extremely powerful digital camera. It has a high quality build, plus a range of features normally found on a DSLR.
It has a full set of manual exposure controls (Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority), manual focus and Image Stabilisation.
One of the big attractions is the f/1.8 aperture lens. The advantage of this large aperture is that it lets in plenty of light making the Cybershot DSC RX100 a good choice if you find yourself taking lots of pictures in lowlight.
The 3 inch LCD screen uses White Magic technology. Sony suggests this should make the screen very easy to view even in bright conditions.
Images can be stored in RAW format. This increases your options if you work with your photos using packages such as Photoshop. For when you want to capture moving subjects there is a burst mode that can fire off shots at a rate of 10 frames per second.
You can record Full High Definition Movies with a choice of storing your movies in AVCHD format (ideal for television playback) or MP4 format (ideal for computer playback).
The body is made out of aluminium. This gives a bit of extra quality and minimises the weight of the Cybershot DSC RX100. Handling is enhanced by the inclusion of a ring around the lens. You can use this to change exposure settings, zoom or other key functions.
MS Duo, MS PRO Duo™, MS PRO Duo™ (high speed), MS PRO HG Duo™, MS Micro, MS Micro (mark 2),SD, SDHC, SDXC, microSD, microSDHC
4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1
JPEG / RAW
Focal Length Equivalent:
28 - 100mm
4 to 1/2000 seconds
F1.8(W) - 4.9(T)
Auto, ISO125 - 6400 Extendable to ISO 80 / 100
White Balance Settings:
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent warm white, Fluorescent cool white, Fluorescent day white, Fluorescent daylight, Flash, C.Temp./Filter, Custom
± 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Rear Sync, Flash Off
Multi Point, Center Weighted, Spot
Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Sports Action, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Fireworks, High Sensitivity
Maximum Movie Resolution:
Max Movie Frames Per Sec:
Maximum Movie Duration:
Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
10 seconds or 2 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
101.6 x 58.1 x 35.9mm
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Sony DSC RX100 Specification