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Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Featured, Reviews |

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

In this post we’ll tell you what brings us his model Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, announced in June this year. Lately the trend in compact cameras has been close to the quality of DSLR cameras, can be found within this range different models focused on users with varying levels of knowledge in photography.

The DSC-RX100 could be particularly at an intermediate segment between baseline users and enthusiasts, as it has a very good performance in both automatic and manual options thanks to its sensor 1 “larger than the basic compact cameras but smaller than the high-performance compact. Among the novelties of this model were the size of its sensor v / s the body of the and a control ring on the lens.

Let’s go step by step aspects of this camera that has been compared to specialized sites with Canon G1X camera also reviewed earlier.

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Technical Details

  • Resolution 20.2 MP
  • Sensor 1 “(13.2 x 8.8 mm)
  • Incorporated lens 28 to 100 mm
  • Optical Zoom: 3.6x
  • Fixed Screen LCD 3 “1228800
  • Res pictures: 5472 x 3648 High Res (Res 2592 x 1944 minimum)
  • Video Res: 1920 x 1080 (60 fps) / 640 x 480 (30 fps)
  • Focus Areas: 25
  • Focus Modes: Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Face Detection.
  • Exposure Modes: Advanced Auto, Auto, Program Auto (P), Shutter priority (TV), Aperture Priority (AV), Manual, Memory Recall, Hi Speed Tele Zoom, 3D Sweep Panorama, Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur, Picture Effect , Scene selection
  • Metering: Multi, Center-weighted (Central averaged), Spot (Spot)
  • ISO Range: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
  • White Balance: Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent light, Fluorescent daylight / warm / cold, Flash, Color Temperature (K°) range 2500-9900, Custom.
  • Speed 30 sec – 1/2000 sec
  • Exposure Compensation + _3EV
  • Trigger Timer: 2-10 sec.
  • File Formats: RAW, RAW + JPEG, JPEG / AVCHD, MPEG4,
  • Microphone: Stereo
  • Output Ports: micro USB 2.0, HDMI (Mini Type D).
  • Optical viewfinder (Viewfinder): No.
  • Touch Screen: NO
  • Storage: Memory SD / SDHC / SDXC, Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo / Pro-HG Duo
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion NP-BX1 (duration 330 shots)
  • Housing: aluminum
  • Dimensions: 102 x 59 x 36 mm (height x width x depth)
  • Weight (with battery): 240 g


One of the salient features of the is its compact size versus the quality of your images. It is quite portable and lightweight, so taking pictures with this device is very nice.

No doubt that is appreciated because most of the time there is no more to give in to the variable size and resign to take along an extra package.

The overall design is quite attractive and modern minimalism since both the button layout as the camera body in general.

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 has a Carl Zeiss lens built in, which is a guarantee of quality, focal length 28-100 mm and opening of between 1.8 – 4.9, being very light and a lens that allows us to obtain photographs a range of fairly wide depth of field. Likewise, opening 1.8 can help us achieve better images with reduced light conditions.

A new feature of this Sony model is its control ring located next to the lens. You can set various options within eight, including zoom, Standard mode, exposure compensation, ISO, white balance, Creative Style, image effects, shutter speed yapertura, all can be activated only in semi-automatic or manual mode exception of the zoom.

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In the upper right of the camera, is the wheel to set the exposure mode, shutter with zoom knob and the on-off button.

On the left side the flash is only incorporated in the midsection and the slots which house the microphones.

On the back side of the camera is the scroll wheel and menu selection button and the four menu buttons, fast command (FN), image viewer and the delete button that doubles as a help for the user. In a far end is the video record button. The scroll wheel also has the option to set the shooting mode, flash mode, the screen display and exposure compensation.

For users who are not used to Sony cameras, the menu can be a little intimidating at first. But to navigate your options may find that it is quite logical.

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The screen of the Sony DSC-RX100 was designed only to fulfill its basic mission. While it has a better resolution than other devices on the market, no other utilities such as tenderness or joint, very useful for some situations. Therefore this element of the camera does not stand out particularly.

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Built-in Flash

The DSC-RX100 is equipped with a pop-up flash that is located to the upper left side of the camera. It has three modes of use, and can select from Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync. The flash has no manual deployment option.

This model lacks a hot shoe or “shoe” so it is not possible to connect an external flash, nor has a viewfinder or viewfinder.

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Output ports and battery

It comes with a micro USB output port 2.0, arranged in the right side face of the camera and a Mini HDMI Type D, arranged at the lower end with the space available for battery and storage card. Next to this room is the tripod mount.

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Experience of use

For many users a small camera can significarles average quality synonymous. However, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 surprises and good quality control of the resulting images.

While configuration variables is large, most of them have a logic rather than automatic operation. That is, the emphasis is on offer configuration options that provide a wide range of results, but they are already “setuid” above. So one could argue that this model was rather intended for those entry-level users to image quality and so many complications.

Of course the manual configuration options have been set aside, so a amateur photographer with some knowledge or even a professional could well use this model if it is not in the spirit of experimentation.

In our experience the most outstanding feature of this camera is definitely is its aperture range. With its 1.8/4.9 lens can get good images both in the case of a landscape, for example, as in the case of a portrait or a detail when we must avoid information overload in the background.

In short, this model delivers quality images, quickly and without much complexity. Recommended for entry-level users who want to get into photography concepts.

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What Imperdible

  • The Carl Zeiss lens 1.8 built with openness
  • Its size remarkably portable and comfortable
  • Its surprisingly fast response focus and shot
  • Inside photo effects you can select special filters that allow results to Instagram style.
  • His control ring next to the lens.
  • AE options for entry-level users.

The unpresentable

  • No articulated screen no viewfinder, but we forgive him understanding that sought to reduce the size.
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