Sony DSC RX100

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.

Sony DSC RX100

Camera Type: Advanced Compact

20 Megapixels

3.6x Zoom

Dimensions: 101.6 x 58.1 x 35.9mm

Weight: 240g

Memory Card: 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

Sony DSC RX100 Details

Camera Type:

Advanced Compact





LCD Screen:


Memory Cards:

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

Aspect Ratios:

4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1

File Formats:


Focal Length Equivalent:

28 - 100mm

Shutter Speed:

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

Exposure Compensation:

± 3.0EV, 1/3EV step



Flash Modes:

Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Rear Sync, Flash Off

Flash Range:



Multi Point, Center Weighted, Spot

Shooting Modes:

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:

30 fps

Maximum Movie Duration:


Macro Focus:



Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority

Image Stabilisation


Lens Converters


Self Timer

10 seconds or 2 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)


Computer Connection



Lithium-ion Rechargeable


101.6 x 58.1 x 35.9mm



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Sony DSC RX100 Specification