Cyber-shot Digital Camera RX100

Cyber-shot Digital Camera RX100

Cyber-shot Digital Camera RX100
Exquisite image quality and creative freedom in a truly compact package. For razor-sharp images and pro-quality defocused backgrounds, the RX100 features a large, 1" sensor and an ultra-bright Carl Zeiss® f/1.8 lens. It also features a handy control ring for easy access to aperture settings and more for total creative freedom. Cyber-shot Digital Camera RX100


Cyber-shot Digital Camera RX100

Massive 20.2MP Exmor® 1" CMOS Image Sensor

The massive 20.2MP Exmor® 1" CMOS sensor captures ultra-high definition images that take full advantage of the camera's sharp Carl Zeiss®Vario-Tessar® T* lens. The sensor enables advanced column A/D processing that reduces noise levels, resulting in astonishing low light images with incredible smooth and clear details.

Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 3.6x zoom

Newly developed large-diameter F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens delivers refined background defocusing - bokeh. A premium multi-layered T* coating also dramatically reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection.
Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 3.6x zoom
P/A/S/M modes for video and stills

P/A/S/M modes for video and stills

Enjoy a full range of controls for video and still shooting from the beginner's iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control.

Capture JPEG files, RAW files, or both

The DSC-RX100 saves pictures as compact JPEG files and/or ultra-high quality RAW files. RAW files save images prior to de-mosaicing, white balance, sharpness and color enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image on your PC.
Capture JPEG files, RAW files, or both
Full HD 1080/60p

Full HD 1080/60p

Record crystal clear movies at the highest resolution available with capabilities for 60p in 1080. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HD TV.2 With dual record of stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.

Low-light ISO 6400 sensitivity

Incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail, made possible by the low-noise Exmor® CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ® image processor.
Low-light ISO 6400 sensitivity

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Advanced Features
Face Detection 8 Faces (Off / On(Registered Faces) / On)
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization4
Intelligent Auto Yes
Photo Creativity Yes
Superior Auto Yes
Sweep Panorama Sweep Panorama
Camera Type Professional compact digital camera.
Convenience Features
Still Image Playback Options Control for HDMI, Slideshow
Drive System
Continuous Shooting Speed 10 fps at 20.2MP
Self-timer 10sec. / 2sec. / Self portrait / Self timer Cont.
Shutter Type iAuto (4-1/2000) / Program Auto (1-1/2000) / Manual (Bulb, 30-1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8-1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30-1/2000)
Exposure System
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White
D-Range Optimizer Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto exposure difference, Exposure difference level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0-EV step)
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) Auto (ISO125-3200 equivalent, selectable with upper / lower limit), 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Metering Modes Multi segment / Center weighted / Spot
Picture Effect(s) Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Scene Mode(s) Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Sports Action, Pet, Gourmet, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Fireworks, High Sensitivity
White Balance Mode Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor (Warm White)/ Fluor (Cool White)/ Fluor (Day White)/ Fluor (Daylight)/ Flash / C. Temp., Filter/ Custom
Flash Coverage ISO Auto 0.30m to 17.1m (W)/0.55m to 6.3m (T) (Approx.1' 3/4"" to Approx.56' 1 3/4"")(W)
ISO 6400 up to 24.2m (W)/8.9m (T)
Flash Modes Auto/Fill-flash/Slow Sync/Rear Sync/Off
Focus Control
AF Modes Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible sport (face tracking)
Focus System Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus
Imaging Sensor
Effective Picture Resolution 20.2MP (approx.)
Imaging Sensor 1.0" (13.2 x 8.8mm) Exmor CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Pixel Gross 20.9MP (approx.)
HD Output Micro HDMI
Memory Card Slot MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
USB Port(s) Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
LCD Display
Brightness Control Auto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather mode
LCD Type 3.0" (7.5cm) (4:3) / 1,229k dots / Xtra Fine / TruBlack / TFT LCD
Aperture F1.8-4.9
Aperture Blade Iris diaphragm (7 blades)
Clear Image Zoom 7.2x
Digital Zoom 20M approx. 14x / 10M approx. 20x / 5M approx. 28x / VGA approx. 54x
Focal Distance AF approx. 5cm to infinity (W), approx. 55cm to infinity (T)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Still16:9 29-105mm / Still 4:3 30-108mm / Still 3:2 28-100mm / Still 1:1 36-127mm / Movie 16:9 29-105mm (Std), 33-120mm (Active) / Movie 4:3 36-128 mm (Std), 41-146mm (Active)
Lens Construction 7 elements in 6 groups ( including AA lens)
Lens Type Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T*
Optical Zoom 3.6x
Steady Shot Mode:Active [Still image] Optical [Movie] Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti-rolling)
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx. 1.5W
Battery Type LITHIUM ION NP-BX1 (supplied)
Media Type Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Panorama Still Image Size [3:2] L: 20M (5472x3648)/M: 10M (3888x2592)/S: 5.0M (2736x1824)
Photo Capture from Movie Yes
Still Image Mode JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Still Image Size 16:9 L: 17M (5472x3080); M: 7.5M (3648 x 2056); S:4.2M (2720 x 1528)
Still Image Size 3:2 L: 20M (5472 x 3648; M: 10M (3888 x 2592); S: 5.0M (2736 x 1824)
Still Image Size 4:3 L: 18M (4864 x 3648); M: 10M (3648 x 2736); S: 5.0M (2592 x 1944); VGA
Video Format AVCHD Ver2.0, MP4
Video Resolution AVCHD:
PS - 1920 x 1080 / 60p @ 28Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080 / 60i @ 24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080 / 60i @ 17Mbps
MP4: 1440 x 1080 / 30 fps @ 12Mbps
VGA: 640 x 480 / 30 fps @ 3Mbps
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) 4" x 2 3/8" x 1 7/16" (101.6 x 58.1 x 35.9mm)
Weight (Approx.) 8.5 oz (240g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) 7.5 oz (213g )

What's in the Box

  • Battery NP-BX1
  • AC Adaptor AC-UD11
  • Micro USB cable,
  • Wrist Strap,
  • Shoulder Strap Adaptor
  • Instruction Manual


CNET Editors' Rating
4 out of 5 stars.

The good

Speed, good looks, and pretty pictures number among the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100's strengths.

The bad

The camera tends to clip bright highlights more than we typically see, and the slippery body lacks a grip. Plus, the lack of a manually triggered macro mode might put off some fans of close-up photography.

The bottom line

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100's compact, elegant design, generally excellent photo quality, bright, fast lens, and speedy performance make a great package if you don't mind spending a little more money.

The overall rating is 8.1 out of 10.
  • Design rating is 8.0 out of 10.
  • Features rating is 7.0 out of 10.
  • Performance rating is 9.0 out of 10.
  • Image quality rating is 8.0 out of 10.
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