Sony DSC-RX100 20.2 Megapixel Advanced Compact Reviews Roundup

On May 16 2012, Sony announced the Cyber-shot RX100 digital compact camera featuring a 20.2 Megapixels sensor and fast F1.8 Zeiss branded 3.6x zoom lens. At the heart of the RX100 is the 1.0-inch type Exmor CMOS sensor that's specially developed by Sony which is approximately 4x larger than the 1/2.3-type sensors in traditional point-and-shoot cameras. The large sensor can take in more light while capturing images & movies with very low noise. The lens is the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* fixed lens with 3.6x optical zoom range and a wide F1.8 maximum aperture to let in additional light. The lens features 7 bladed circular aperture and an Advanced Aspherical (AA) lens element.

Other features of the RX100 includes support of sensitivity up to ISO 25600 (using Multi Frame Noise Reduction), 10 frames per second in full resolution, high-speed autofocus as quickly as 0.13 seconds, a 3-inch 1,229k dot Xtra Fine LCD display with WhiteMagic technology (use additional white pixels to boost screen brightness), a smooth control ring around the lens body for manual adjustments, as well as 6 different creative styles and a variety of popular picture effects including Toy Camera, Partial Color, and HDR Painting. The Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 digital camera will be available this July for about $650.

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Sony DSC-RX100 Camera Reviews Roundup


CameraHoarders - Jan 11 2014
"As I already mentioned, 13.2 x 8.8mm CMOS sensor is the crown jewel of this camera. It has 20 megapixels (more than enough) and excellent performance in every aspect. Colors can really pop out (if you want them to) and high ISO performance is as good as it gets. With careful exposure and some post processing on PC, images can look like they were shot with a..." More »
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pdn - Jan 05 2014
"The RX100 II produced some of the best image quality I've ever seen from a compact camera. Sony's decision to put a new BSI sensor in the RX100 II while keeping the same 20.2 pixels of resolution and the same 1-inch type size as the previous camera, was a smart move. In decent lighting at low ISOs, the RX100 II performs as well as its predecessor, which is..." More »
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Imaging Resource - Jan 01 2014
"The original RX100 shook up the compact camera market, and the new Sony RX100 II continues in that mold, picking up our award for 2013 Best Pocket Camera of the Year. While superficially very similar to the original model, the new RX100 II brings a number of key enhancements. The most obvious change is the addition of a 3-inch tilting LCD screen on the back..." More »
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PopPhoto - Nov 23 2013
"The design of the RX100 II is extremely similar to the original RX100. The new version has a tilting LCD, which certainly comes in handy when shooting at low or high vantage points and can help ward off glare when shooting on sunny days. Sony also added its Multi-Interface Shoe to the top, which means you can mount Sony's excellent FDA-EV1MK OLED electronic..." More »
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What Digital Camera - Oct 21 2013
"When we reviewed the Sony RX100 last year, it stood out as the best pocket-sized compact that money could buy. The new features that have been added to the RX100 II might make it seem like a basic upgrade, but they all add up to make it a better all-round compact. Great for amateurs or enthusiasts who'd like a smaller camera that's less cumbersome than a DS..." More »
93out of 100
Pocket-lint - Oct 17 2013
"The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II is all kinds of wonderful, yet all kinds of pricey too. To cut to the chase the latest model is ultimately the original with a hotshoe attachment which, for some, will make it worth every penny. For others, and with the lowering price of the RX100, it makes the original model all the more appealing. For the RX100 II to achieve f..." More »
90out of 100
PCMag - Oct 17 2013
"I used Imatest to check the sharpness of the RX100 II's Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens. It's the same lens as the RX100, and results were similar. At 28mm f/1.8 it manages an impressive 2,048 lines per picture height, a bit better than the 1,800 lines we require to call a photo sharp. Edges are a little bit soft here, 1,447 lines, but stopping down to f/2.8 improv..." More »
90out of 100
Gizmodo - Oct 17 2013
"Video quality is very good for a compact camera, but it's a shame you can't adjust settings while recording, except for exposure compensation. All image samples were shot in RAW and converted to JPG with Adobe Lightroom. The low minimum focus distance allows nice close-up shots, but only at the lens's widest setting. Zoom in just a little and you will have..." More »
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Camera Labs - Oct 17 2013
"Like the best-selling RX100 before it, the Sony RX100 II delivers the same magic potion of large sensor performance in a compact format. When I wrote about the RX100 back in 2012 I said some people will 'complain it lacks a hotshoe, or an accessory port for a viewfinder, or that its screen isn't articulated'. These shortcomings didn't prevent the camera fro..." More »
87out of 100
Photography BLOG - Oct 17 2013
"The new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II is undoubtedly a better camera than the original RX100, both in terms of features and image quality, but it's also a lot more expensive than the original model, which continues to be sold as part of the premium Cyber-shot range. The eye-watering price-tag of £650 / $750 is an awful lot to ask for a humble compact camera..." More »
90out of 100
CNET US - Oct 17 2013
"Overall, JPEG photos look excellent up through ISO 400, good through ISO 1600, and usable depending upon scene content through ISO 3200. Despite the rated ISO sensitivity range having been raised to ISO 12800, it's still -- unsurprisingly -- bad at ISO 6400 and ISO 12800. You don't gain much by shooting raw except perhaps retaining a little more detail in t..." More »
83out of 100
PhotographicCentral - Oct 05 2013
"Overall the RX100II is a camera that I enjoyed shooting with for the most part. Two simple changes in design would have made me love it to death- including a grip on the front (optional or fixed) and a choice for allowing a true NR off for all ISO settings. If Sony allowed simultaneous raw shooting for all of its fun modes like Auto HDR, the MFNR  ISO..." More »
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Reviewed - Oct 05 2013
"High-end point-and-shoots like the RX100 II tend to make shopping a bit tough for camera shoppers. Unless you have your heart set on the II, you'll be cross-shopping with a bunch of really great options, many of which may better fit your needs. Sony still has something really special in the RX100 II, if you don't mind paying a little extra for it. If you're..." More »
100out of 100
EOSHD - Jul 28 2013
"It's still the best image quality per cubic centimeter but some excitement has gone. Could it be that we're spoilt? We have a full f rame RX1 in our jacket and a 'Pocket Bolex' in our pants. We have the Canon 5D Mark III which shoots 14bit raw video at 2.5K and a $650 Panasonic G6 that gives the Cinema EOS C100 at $6000 something to think about. Stills are..." More »
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Trusted Reviews - Jul 17 2013
"Most of the RX100 II's innards are the same as the RX100, so it's no surprise that it takes similar - and outstanding - shots. Images have almost exactly the same tone and exposure as the camera's predecessor, which is a good thing as the results are similarly reliable. Occasionally you needed to set the exposure compensation to -0.7 or -1 EV to preserve hi..." More »
90out of 100
ePhotoZine - Jul 17 2013
"The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II, thanks to Sony's expertise in the image sensor business, features a 1inch 20.2 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor that delivers impressive noise performance and excellent image quality. Combined with a high quality Carl Zeiss f/1.8 3.6x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation and Sony's skillset in miniaturisation means Sony are..." More »
90out of 100
digitalcameraHQ - Mar 12 2013
"With a sensor over twice the size of the average point and shoot, image quality is where the Sony RX100 truly shines. The colors are realistic and detailed, showing different blues in the sky when shooting landscapes and clear hues in different objects. The retro image effect creates a nice aged look, muting colors without completely eliminating them, and t..." More »
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LetsGoDigital - Mar 09 2013
"Sony presents a high-quality combination of a relatively large sensor, an intelligent processor, and a luminous intensity lens. The Sony CyberShot DSC-RX100 delivers beautiful shots. The color representation is realistic and there is little noise visible up to ISO 1600. The white balance is sometimes a bit off, but thanks to the many settings, it can usuall..." More »
90out of 100
AdmiringLight - Feb 15 2013
"The RX100 produced images with a relatively low-key color profile straight out of camera.  I really didn't mind this because the files, especially the RAW files at low ISO, take adjustment very well, allowing for rich color at low ISOs.  RAW files are low contrast out of camera, with the JPEGs being a bit punchier on default settings. With a relat..." More »
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Digital Camera Review - Dec 01 2012
"The Sony RX100 packs a lot of image quality punch into a truly shirt pocket portable compact digital camera. Shutter lag and autofocus performance are quite good, still image quality is on the high end of the pecking order for true compact digitals and the ability to operate in fully automatic mode along with complete manual controls and a RAW shooting opti..." More »
90out of 100
PhotograpyBay - Nov 02 2012
"The RX100 is a very easy-to-use camera.  You can take it out of the box, turn it on and immediately begin capturing some images with it.  The auto modes are very effective for those who find quasi-manual controls intimidating, and other features like Sweep Panorama and Night Shot modes prove to be most helpful when the scene or occasion arises. Th..." More »
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MingThein - Nov 01 2012
"On the whole, two things left their mark on me during this review and while using the camera - firstly, I was constantly surprised by just how good the image quality was. I expected compact camera level, I was given constantly CSC-level, though not quite as good as the latest generation of M4/3 bodies like the OM-D. In many ways, it felt like an entry level..." More »
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Phoblographer - Oct 28 2012
"Well would I buy the Sony RX100? Yes I would. It is as good as I say it is, no fluff here. It is a shame that I'm not in the market for a new point and shoot camera. I truly believe the camera is worth the offering price. In a portable shooter I find myself wanting a viewfinder of some kind so for that single reason I am looking at a Sony NEX-6 for Fuji X-E..." More »
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Camera Labs - Oct 23 2012
"The genius of the Sony RX100 is that it manages to squeeze a comparatively large 1in sensor into a compact form that you really can slip into your shirt or jeans pocket. Its small size doesn't mean the RX100 is lacking in features either. With great quality 1080p50/60 HD video, built-in stereo mics, face tracking AF, 10fps continuous full resolution shootin..." More »
88out of 100
CNET UK - Aug 29 2012
"The DSC-RX100 has a 20.2-megapixel sensor producing 5,472x3,642-pixel images. More interesting than the resolution, though, is the size of the sensor itself. It measures 13.2mm by 8.8mm, so it has around four times the surface area of the sensor in a regular point-and-shoot. Sony's engineers have taken advantage of this and made each photosite physically la..." More »
90out of 100
dpreview - Aug 29 2012
"Whatever qualms we might have about the handling, we have very few concerns about the RX100's image quality. In most situations, the camera delivers images that are simply better than you would usually expect from a compact camera. The JPEG processing isn't particularly lovely at 1:1 viewing, but with 20MP to play with, there's little reason to look that cl..." More »
78out of 100
Digital Camera Info - Aug 28 2012
"Too often in the world of compact cameras, the phrase "DSLR-quality image" is bandied about on marketing materials, retail boxes, and even the written words of reviewers like us. It's paired with qualifiers like "DSLR image quality in your pocket," and most of the time, doesn't actually apply to the camera in question. Sure, some compact..." More »
88out of 100
Digital Camera Resource Page - Aug 27 2012
"Most of Sony's popular features can be found on the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. For point-and-shooters, that includes two Auto modes which will select a scene mode for you, with Superior Auto mode also using multi-shot features that reduce image blur and noise. Other handy automatic features include Anti Motion Blur (and its sibling, Handheld Night Scene) and Swe..." More »
Not Rated
CNET US - Aug 24 2012
"The RX100 generally displays good JPEG processing and noise reduction; it does a creditable job of balancing trade-offs between color noise and softness. Out-of-focus areas still suffer from mushiness as low as ISO 400 -- a common problem with cameras with smaller sensors -- but in-focus spots stand up pretty well until about ISO 800. Overall, the camera's..." More »
81out of 100
Digital Camera Review - Aug 21 2012
"The camera has a solid feel, owing in large part to the metal construction, and its size and weight make it easily shirt pocket portable. Shutter lag seems to be virtually absent and autofocus acquisition times at both ends of the zoom in bright conditions are quick. While the camera can shoot RAW files there is no in camera RAW processor or converter and m..." More »
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PopPhoto - Aug 16 2012
"The autofocus is on par with the best compact cameras and some ILCs--enough for any casual shooting. While we wouldn't count on the RX100's ability to track fast-moving sports, we also wouldn't expect a professional sports shooter to pick this camera up for work. The top burst speed is 10 frames per second at full resolution, but that's without continuous A..." More »
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ePhotoZine - Aug 08 2012
"Despite trying to produce flare in photos shooting into the sun, it very difficult, and the camera performed very well under adverse shooting conditions. The photos show good detail, even in the corners. The camera copes well with chromatic aberration, with very little on show. There is also good detail when using the zoom. There are very low levels of barr..." More »
80out of 100
SonyAlphaLab - Aug 01 2012
"I've been using the Sony RX100 for a few days now and it's by far the best point and shoot style camera I have ever used. Image quality is off the charts good considering the size of the sensor and pixel density, and the features are plentiful. In fact, this camera has more shooting modes thqn any of the Nex cameras!! The dynamic range is also pretty good,..." More »
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TheVerge - Aug 01 2012
"Here's the real reason why you'll want to pick up an RX100: the photos it takes are stunning to the point where all other compact camera makers will need to take a long, hard look in the mirror. It's often said that the majority of DSLR owners never remove the kit lens, and if that's the case then I wonder if they shouldn't be looking at the RX100 instead -..." More »
87out of 100
Trusted Reviews - Jul 27 2012
"Overall image quality is very good. Used in multi-segment metering mode exposure is generally very accurate, with only the odd underexposure. To counter this, we simply dialled in around 0.3-0.7EV using the exposure compensation tool. Should you want to create HDR-like images then the built-in Auto HDR feature should prove very useful. In total there are si..." More »
90out of 100
PhotoReview Australia - Jul 26 2012
"The small and inconspicuous nature of the RX100 makes it an excellent camera to use when you don't want to benoticed. It's great for street photography and grabbing candid snapshots and its high ISO performance makes it usable in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Pictures taken with the review camera appeared bright and colourful with the slightly elev..." More »
85out of 100
PhotoClubAlpha - Jul 25 2012
"Does it work? Yes! The RX100 is actually a great little companion camera, and after getting it, I stopped using my NEX-5n kit for casual everyday snaps. The RX100 lives in my wallet beltpack or a carefully emptied and cleaned-out pocket, wrapped in a microfibre cloth. I may shoot a few pix or a video clip, and every day, I just connect the camera to my iMac..." More »
Not Rated
Amateur Photographer - Jul 25 2012
"With a large, high-resolution sensor and bright lens, we would expect the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 to do very well against its competition. Despite its high resolution, the size of the sensor means that the photosites are a claimed 3.6x larger than those in the company's own Cyber-shot HX20V. For resolved detail, the RX100 does not disappoint, and raises t..." More »
80out of 100
SteveHuff - Jul 24 2012
"Well, can one be in love after two days? Probably not but it feels like it. This camera opens up some great possibilities. It is tiny, silent and even blazing fast AND gives DSLR quality..well, correction... in some cases BETTER than DSLR quality (depending on DSLR and lens used). It fits in my front jeans pocket and is ready to roll at a moments notice. No..." More »
Not Rated
Photography BLOG - Jul 24 2012
"The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 takes a clear shot at the popular Canon PowerShot S-series and in most ways clearly beats it, resulting in the best pocket camera that avid photographers can currently buy. Sony have obviously been "inspired" by the Canon S100 and its forebears, with the RX100 mimicking its main rival's twin control rings and button l..." More »
100out of 100
LuminousLandscape - Jul 14 2012
"Many cameras advertise that they are able to shoot stills while shooting video. In my experience thus far this is only partially true. Usually the video is halted briefly while the still is recorded, and then it resumes. With the RX100 there is no interruption whatsoever to video recording, but it takes a while for the still image to be saved so that anothe..." More »
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Amateur Photographer - Jul 13 2012
"In general, JPEG compression is much more aggressive in compact cameras than in DSLRs. The RX100's noise reduction and sharpening adjustments are more obvious than the colour adjustments in JPEG compression, especially at ISO 1600 and higher where detail is much more 'mushy'. Therefore, in low light it is worthwhile shooting in raw format. I was particularl..." More »
87out of 100
NYTimes - Jun 30 2012
"The RX100 is as customizable and manually controllable as an S.L.R., but it also has some impressive automated modes. They include Illustration (turns the photo into a colorful line drawing), High Dynamic Range Painting and the bizarre but sometimes enlightening Auto Crop. It creates a duplicate of your portrait, cropped in what it considers a better way. S..." More »
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CNET Asia - Jun 27 2012
"The shooter comes fitted with a 1-inch image sensor which is four times larger than those found in average compact making it more light-sensitive. Its large image sensor coupled with bright F1.8 zoom optics (at the widest end) are meant to allow you to achieve higher quality, blur-free images in low-light conditions. Despite is large sensor, the RX100's sli..." More »
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Pocket-lint - Jun 23 2012
"The autofocus system is quick and the camera offers "multi", "center" and "flexible spot" options. The AF point can be placed around all but the outermost edges of the LCD screen, and is generally accurate in use. We would, however, like the ability to adjust the AF point size as some close-up work struggled to pinpoint focus o..." More »
90out of 100
TechRadar - Jun 13 2012
"With the RX100, Sony has produced a very interesting and very impressive camera. The sensor is large enough to produce high quality images and deliver good low light performance while also being small enough to mean the overall body size of the camera remains exceptionally sleek. If we were assessing the camera based solely on what it is capable of outputti..." More »
90out of 100
Imaging Resource - Jun 08 2012
"Ranging from 28-100mm equivalents, the Sony RX100's 3.6x lens is a big part of the camera. You can tell what I mean when you power on this solid-feeling camera and the weight shifts toward the front; much of the weight is the lens. If holding the camera without a strap, it's important to hold it well because the weight shift could cause you to lose your gri..." More »
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Digital Camera Review - Jun 08 2012
"After years of essentially squeezing digital sensors into traditional SLRs, we're really living in a golden age of camera technology right now. Into the melting pot are mirror-less system cameras, large sensor compacts, cameras with fixed mirrors and what could be the last of the traditional DSLRs. We're seeing the ability to compose with a variety of techn..." More »
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dpreview - Jun 07 2012
"We've only been using the RX100 for a few days, but our initial impressions are mostly positive. We haven't been able to look at its Raw output yet, but JPEG image quality is certainly a step above what we'd expect from Sony's high-end small-sensor Cyber-shot compacts. The RX100 is very responsive, both in terms of autofocus speed and general picture-taking..." More »
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What Digital Camera - Jun 07 2012
"With minimal exterior controls to keep the camera as compact as possible, the RX100 relies on some clever touches to make it quick and enjoyable to use. Round the lens barrel is a finely balanced command dial that can control a range of settings - it can adjust the aperture in Aperture priority for example, while it can be used to adjust a host of other sho..." More »
Not Rated

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User Review of the camera - Sony DSC-RX100

  • amazon
    amazon 2014-04-09 07:00
    Doesn't take substantially better photos and autofocus doesn't always work, j.m. brin
    Verified Purchase(
    Despite the large sensor, doesn't necessarily offer the better quality or crispness one expects at the pricepoint. Also, autofocus ceases to work when shooting close-up, even when far enough away from subjects in Macro mode. Camera will focus on more distant background and not the object in the foreground/focus box. I have less expensive cameras that do a better job.
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-04-09 07:00
    Doesn't take substantially better photos and autofocus doesn't always work, j.m. brin
    Despite the large sensor, doesn't necessarily offer the better quality or crispness one expects at the pricepoint. Also, autofocus ceases to work when shooting close-up, even when far enough away from subjects in Macro mode. Camera will focus on more distant background and not the object in the foreground/focus box. I have less expensive cameras that do a better job.
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-03-30 07:00
    Versatile camera., P. Declerck "videosceptic"
    Verified Purchase(
    Fairly expensive. Easily fits in a pocket. Does most anything and more. More than adequate in low light. Good video. Ads on Amazon are very confusing. Sony DSC-RX100, RX100B, etc...Email to Amazon was not helpful: 'ask Sony'...Could have paid a little less if I had figured it out.
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-03-30 07:00
    Versatile camera., P. Declerck "videosceptic"
    Fairly expensive. Easily fits in a pocket. Does most anything and more. More than adequate in low light. Good video. Ads on Amazon are very confusing. Sony DSC-RX100, RX100B, etc...Email to Amazon was not helpful: 'ask Sony'...Could have paid a little less if I had figured it out.
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-03-29 07:00
    Sony DSC-RX100/B, Cleon Phillips
    Received order in timely manner, well packaged with the extra bundled accessories just time to take along on vacation. I did
    read the basic instructions and decided too just shoot on the I auto mode until I could read further. The scene pictures turned out
    better than I expected. The lenses made a big difference and was easy to tell the difference as I was shooting with another camera.
    The overall quality is a five or better. This camera is in the professional range as it truly has most of the systems one could use.
    The overall quality is apparent when you first use the camera. I did order the Sony black form fitting case which was made for this camera....I'm glad I did because it protects as well as facilitates the usage as it provides a better grip and helps in the overall
    ease of shooting. The Sony RX100 will be my main vacation camera as I am tired of lugging the large SLRs and the small inadequate
    point and shoot subcompacts around. Excellent value for such a fine camera that is easy to carry.
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-03-24 07:00
    Picture Perfect!, Scott Smith
    Verified Purchase(
    I love this camera. I will never go on vacation without it. It takes excellent quality pictures, and still fits in my pocket!
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-03-24 07:00
    Picture Perfect!, Scott Smith
    I love this camera. I will never go on vacation without it. It takes excellent quality pictures, and still fits in my pocket!
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-03-21 07:00
    Best bang for the size, John Anton Meyer
    Verified Purchase(
    I bought this camera for a trip to S/E Asia, and it did not let me down. For its size, it delivers amazing pictures and the videos are excellent. Not the cheapest pocket camera by any stretch, but it does in fact fit in your pocket. The large CCD works well in relatively low light, and it is fitted to an excellent lens. The only downside is the menu and buttons, which I found required some time to figure out. The instructions are useless. Great hardware, but not the best documentation. I strongly recommend this camera for travelers, as it fits in a pocket or purse, and delivers near SLR images.
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-03-21 07:00
    Best bang for the size, John Anton Meyer
    I bought this camera for a trip to S/E Asia, and it did not let me down. For its size, it delivers amazing pictures and the videos are excellent. Not the cheapest pocket camera by any stretch, but it does in fact fit in your pocket. The large CCD works well in relatively low light, and it is fitted to an excellent lens. The only downside is the menu and buttons, which I found required some time to figure out. The instructions are useless. Great hardware, but not the best documentation. I strongly recommend this camera for travelers, as it fits in a pocket or purse, and delivers near SLR images.
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-03-08 08:00
    The best of its kind, T. Mckenna
    By the way, I have owned a Pentax Spotmatic and Crown Graphic in the old film days. And now have a Sony NEX 7 and a3000 (the a3000 is a second body). I also have and enjoyed the Canon G12 (an great camera when first sold). So I know the variables.
    Let me post the following as a guide: if you don't already own a suite of lenses, then don't be misled when someone says something like: this costs $500-650 (the new II cost $750) - you can buy a mirror-less camera for that. Well that's true. but by the time you buy a few lenses you have spent $2000 so the real cost is something else. And even if you own lenses, most of the newer cameras do significant camera processing and so you are better off with a lens built for your camera (to the pros- please don't argue, i know you spend your day with Lightroom, but the rest of us don't). so even if you have lenses, the new mirror less may not really work well with your lenses, so in the end your $500-700 camera will cost $2000.
    So to the person who wants a better sensor than the typical point and shoot, this one will amaze and impress. Yes it will!. And unless you really want to lug a camera bag with you on vacation (you do? ) then this will do most of what you could ever want without the bag. So when you've climbed on top of the mountain, or when your boat finally has gotten out to the whales, you can slip this out of a pocket (coat pocket, cargo pocket - it may be a tad to big for jeans pockets). and you are set.
    I want to comment on flash and low light. Both are specialties. If you want a better sensor AND want to take flash pictures - sorry, you may need to use a larger camera AND a separate flash. And by the way, i took flash pix at night in a church and did fine. but the camera may be slow to recharge. But remember, this is a tiny package.
    I took my NEX 7 on vacation last September, and though happy with the pictures, changing lenses on the mountain is tricky unless you are a professional. My son took the Rx100 and simply breezed through everything.
    You will love this - and if you can afford it, the Rx100 II.
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-03-06 08:00
    Great camera, emily
    Verified Purchase(
    This camera is the perfect compromise between a small point and click and a large, expensive camera. The quality of photos is just stunning. I take it on vacations because it's portable, but I don't feel like it draws so much attention to me that I'm going to get robbed.
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-03-06 08:00
    Great camera, emily
    This camera is the perfect compromise between a small point and click and a large, expensive camera. The quality of photos is just stunning. I take it on vacations because it's portable, but I don't feel like it draws so much attention to me that I'm going to get robbed.
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-03-04 08:00
    Fantastic little camera, Robert Palmer
    Verified Purchase(
    I've been taking this everywhere I go since it fits so easily in my bag. I can even carry it in my coat jacket without feeling like I'm lugging anything around. Super light camera and pretty good 20MP sensor. I just wish it was full frame, but then you'd probably be stuck with interchangeable lenses.
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-03-04 08:00
    Fantastic little camera, Robert Palmer
    I've been taking this everywhere I go since it fits so easily in my bag. I can even carry it in my coat jacket without feeling like I'm lugging anything around. Super light camera and pretty good 20MP sensor. I just wish it was full frame, but then you'd probably be stuck with interchangeable lenses.
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-03-03 08:00
    Perfect camera, JudyAZ
    Verified Purchase(
    I love this camera, best camera I have ever owned. It takes great pictures. I use it on automatic mostly and I find, for me, it is easy to use. I bought this camera not too long before the newer version came out. For my needs, this one is perfect. I don't find that the newer features would really benefit me. I want a camera that takes super great pictures on automatic or be able to have many options available to use it in the manual mode, be lightweight and small enough to put in a pocket and this sure meets all of my needs. I did a lot of research and considered the mirrorless cameras and also the big dslr cameras. I knew that I would get tired of the bulkiness of both of those types. I like something that is easy to take with me. When I found this camera, I knew this one would be perfect for me and I have not been let down. I love it! Perfect camera!
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-03-03 08:00
    NOt WORTH $ 550 PLUS TAX! DUST ON THE SENSOR!, Barb
    This camera is way overpriced for what it does $550 plus tax .... I think the right price for this camera would be more like $250
    The camera is pretty fast when you do not use flash but will have problems focusing on moving subject, It does better in low light settings than most point and shot cameras but do not expect miracles -if you want some outstanding results you will still need to post process the pictures .Pictures not super sharp in auto settings, just ok. What bothers me about this camera is that is slippery and most importantly that I have had it for a short time (1 week) and there is dust on the sensor- . This is completely unacceptable for such an expensive camera . I have never had an issue like that with any camera I have purchased. Also it is fragile-corrosion issues are very much possible .. . I am sorry but If I am spending so much on a camera I want it to last me for years and this camera ...not sure if it will survive a year or 2 ...it already has the dust on the lens!I just purchased an inexpensive point & shot camera and while is not as fast as sony rx100 and not as good in low light settings it does the job for much less money.,,,,
  • amazon
    amazon 2014-03-03 08:00
    Perfect camera, JudyAZ
    I love this camera, best camera I have ever owned. It takes great pictures. I use it on automatic mostly and I find, for me, it is easy to use. I bought this camera not too long before the newer version came out. For my needs, this one is perfect. I don't find that the newer features would really benefit me. I want a camera that takes super great pictures on automatic or be able to have many options available to use it in the manual mode, be lightweight and small enough to put in a pocket and this sure meets all of my needs. I did a lot of research and considered the mirrorless cameras and also the big dslr cameras. I knew that I would get tired of the bulkiness of both of those types. I like something that is easy to take with me. When I found this camera, I knew this one would be perfect for me and I have not been let down. I love it! Perfect camera!
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    amazon 2014-02-27 08:00
    Super nice camera, really like the finished product, Michael L Thompson
    Verified Purchase(
    So my camera journey has been long Anderson Xperia since butt here has been some fun mixed in there as well, so of course I started out with a canon DSLR it was some flavor of Rebel & a D40 and ended up utilizing about 2.45% maybe even combined of each camera but that did not stop me for m spending a couple grand or more on glass, flash, tripods, MACBOOK PRO cause one needs a MAC to edit photos when taken in auto mode. After this expenditure I bought another canon but a smaller one a middle unit between the DSLR and the unit type I am reviewing and like it for a bit but never utilized it and it was too big for my pocket, had to uset he neck strap. So song had just come out with this new camera and it had a lot of bells and whistles that my advanced cameras had but they were somewhat easier to manage. Not to mention it fit in my pocket, And it actually takes really solid pics, does the landscape without stitching photos together via software,c and o both landscape and portrait, has manual modes is till know beans about the various settings and stuff but on auto it does a nice job I think. And I feel that the camera is stiller levant based upon what I have seen in this markets space, it lacks connectivity but that's not a show stopper. In this camera space we have a couple of sony cameras and they all have performed and held up well over the years. Rey impressed with the quality, have never called the support line. So I certainly would buy this unit again today if I were in the need.
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    amazon 2014-02-27 08:00
    Super nice camera, really like the finished product, Michael L Thompson
    So my camera journey has been long Anderson Xperia since butt here has been some fun mixed in there as well, so of course I started out with a canon DSLR it was some flavor of Rebel & a D40 and ended up utilizing about 2.45% maybe even combined of each camera but that did not stop me for m spending a couple grand or more on glass, flash, tripods, MACBOOK PRO cause one needs a MAC to edit photos when taken in auto mode. After this expenditure I bought another canon but a smaller one a middle unit between the DSLR and the unit type I am reviewing and like it for a bit but never utilized it and it was too big for my pocket, had to uset he neck strap. So song had just come out with this new camera and it had a lot of bells and whistles that my advanced cameras had but they were somewhat easier to manage. Not to mention it fit in my pocket, And it actually takes really solid pics, does the landscape without stitching photos together via software,c and o both landscape and portrait, has manual modes is till know beans about the various settings and stuff but on auto it does a nice job I think. And I feel that the camera is stiller levant based upon what I have seen in this markets space, it lacks connectivity but that's not a show stopper. In this camera space we have a couple of sony cameras and they all have performed and held up well over the years. Rey impressed with the quality, have never called the support line. So I certainly would buy this unit again today if I were in the need.
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    amazon 2014-02-26 08:00
    Coming from a DSLR owner: This camera is nothing short of amazing., Michael Nickles "Michael"
    Verified Purchase(
    I actually find myself taking BETTER photos with this then with some DSLRs. Fantastic quality. Great bokeh. Easy to use. Love the HDR. Great battery life. I really can't find a con about this camera really.