Summary Sony DSC-RX100

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#n/a of 8
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 14
Specifications Key specs
Help 3.6x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/1.8
Screen resolution
Help 1,229k dots
Wide angle
Help 28 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100


Sony has replaced the Cybershot DSC-RX100 with the DSC-RX100 II.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II announced June 2013
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
External flash Supports an external flash

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The Sony DSC-RX100 vs other recent pro digicams

Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
562 ISO
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Color depth Good color depth Help
22.9 bits
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,229k dots
True resolution High true resolution Help
20 MP
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Light sensitivity (boost) High boost light sensitivity Help
25,600 ISO
Weight Light Help
213 g
Sensor size Large sensor Help
1" 13.2x8.8mm
Overall image quality Great overall image quality Help
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
12.6 EV
Size Really small Help
Compact (102×58×36 mm)
Battery life Above average battery life Help
330 shots
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness Thin Help
Lowest price Inexpensive Help


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The Sony DSC-RX100 vs other recent pro digicams

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
2800 ms startup delay
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Macro focus Poor macro Help
5.0 cm
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Announced Old Help
June 2012
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second




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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
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me (3:39 PM, August 09, 2014)
still ...
Avatar for Ruchi Vyas Ruchi Vyas (8:45 AM, January 30, 2014)
Nate (6:59 PM, January 13, 2014)
Do you mean slow motion video? If so, shot at 60fps, then apply slowmotion effect or use twixtor for After Effects.
-.- (10:15 AM, December 28, 2013)
...and other 7 months later... still Nikon CX sensor
Avatar for Ufupuw Ufupuw (7:23 AM, June 28, 2013)
Why on earth is the sensor called Nikon CX? CX is Nikon branded name for 1" sensor.

It should be called 1" sensor. That part has nothing to do with Nikon
Ahhwhem (6:29 AM, June 25, 2013)
It is an aptina sensor the same that's in the nikon 1 series that's why it's called a nikon sensor
me (6:05 PM, May 24, 2013)
right now :)
7months later it still say Nikon CX sensor
ILOVERX100 (5:57 PM, February 08, 2013)
Weight (with Battery & Memory Stick)Approx. 240gWeight (Body only)Approx. 213g
Ashwin (10:47 AM, December 20, 2012)
Hi. I am new to this camera and dont know how to use or even how to go to the 10fps shooting mode. I can't find it in the settings. How to we go to and use that mode? Thanks(:
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:27 PM, October 22, 2012)
We are looking into this right now.
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:27 PM, October 22, 2012)
Thanks for pointing that out James, looks like we missed those scores being published. We will add those in soon.
Avatar for James McDonnell James McDonnell (10:16 AM, October 22, 2012)
Agreed, The Nikon actually uses the Sony Sensor, not visa versa
Avatar for James McDonnell James McDonnell (10:15 AM, October 22, 2012)

Overall Score 66Portrait

22.6 bitsLandscape

12.4 EvsSports

390 ISO
Guest (10:14 AM, October 22, 2012)
Overall Score[?]66Portrait
(Color Depth)[?]22.6 bitsLandscape
(Dynamic Range)[?]12.4 EvsSports
(Low-Light ISO)[?]390 ISO
Avatar for Emilio Lucio Emilio Lucio (3:25 PM, July 26, 2012)
Please change this error.  The sensor of this camera is an Exmor CMOS Sensor, not an Nikon CX
PhotoHaan (10:19 AM, June 06, 2012)
Sony DSC-RX100 has a Built-in flash