Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Sony DSC-RX100.jpg
Maker Sony Corporation
Type Advanced Compact
Lens Non-interchangeable Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens
F-numbers Focal Length (35 mm equivalent): Still 16:9 29-105mm / Still 4:3 30-108 mm / Still 3:2 28-100 mm / Still 1:1 36-127 mm / Movie 16:9 29-105 mm (Std), 33-120 mm (Active) / Movie 4:3 36–128 mm (Std), 41-146 mm (Active)
Image sensor type Exmor CMOS sensor (20.2 MP effective)
Image sensor size 1in. type (13.2 × 8.8 mm) Exmor CMOS sensor (aspect ratio 3:2)
Image sensor maker Sony
Maximum resolution 20.2 MP
Recording medium 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

Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus

AF Modes: Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible sport (face tracking)
Exposure Exposure/metering
Flash Pop-up, tiltable
Frame rate US: 60p, UK: 50p
Shutter iAuto (4-1/2000) / Program Auto (1-1/2000) / Manual (Bulb, 30-1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8-1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30-1/2000)
Shutter speeds 10 fps at 20.2 MP
Video/movie recording US: AVCHD 2.0, MP4, Video Mode: AVCHD: 28M PS (1920×1080, 60p) / 24M FX (1920×1080, 60i ) / 17M FH (1920×1080, 60i) MP4: 12M (1440×1080, 30 fps) / 3M VGA (640×480 30 fps)
UK: 1920×1080 50p Approx. 28 Mbps) (AVCHD), (1920×1080 50i Approx. 24 Mbps) (AVCHD), 1920×1080 50i Approx. 17 Mbps) (AVCHD), 1440×1080 30 fps Fine Approx. 12 Mbps) (MP4), 640×480 30 fps Approx. 3 Mbps) (VGA)
Rear LCD monitor 3in. (7.5 cm) / 1,229k dots TFT (3:2)
Battery Lithium-ion NP-BX1
Dimensions 4 × 2 3/8 × 1 7/16 in. (101.6 × 58.1 × 35.9 mm)
Weight 8.5 oz (240 g) with battery
Made in Japan or China

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is a 20.2 megapixel compact camera, part of the Cyber-shot line of digital cameras made by Sony and announced on 6 June 2012.[1] It was named as the "European Advanced Compact Camera for 2012–2013" by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA)[2] and one of the 'Best Inventions of 2012' by TIME. [3]

Notable features[edit]

  • 1in. type (13.2 × 8.8 mm) CMOS Exmor sensor (2.7x crop factor). This uses the "Column-Parallel A/D Conversion Technique" to create more detailed images in low light conditions than smaller-sensor cameras.[4]
  • 10fps shooting capability at 20.2MP resolution.
  • M, A, S, P modes available
  • Tiltable pop-up flash, allowing 'bounce flash'.
  • Large maximum aperture, F1.8-F4.9 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens.[5]
  • Focus peaking display available.
  • 3.6× optical zoom, Carl Zeiss T* Vario Sonnar lens (28–100 mm 35mm equivalent focal length range [10.4–37.1 mm actual focal length])
  • 3in. TFT LCD (fixed) with 1.29 million dots, using RGBW configuration
  • RAW shooting possible (giving enhanced post-capture image editing options
  • FULL HD video shooting (AVCHD, 50fps)

Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II[edit]

In June 2013, Sony unveiled a new version of the camera, called DSC-RX100 II (model number DSC-RX100M2).[6] New features included:

Hasselblad Stellar and Stellar II[edit]

On 23 July 2013, Swedish luxury camera manufacturer Hasselblad announced the 'Stellar', a compact camera based on the DSC-RX100, incorporating a wooden or carbon grip. On 1 November 2013, Hasselblad announced another three cosmetic variants of the camera, named the Stellar Special Edition. On 26 November 2014, Hasselblad announced the Stellar II based on the DSC-RX100M2.

Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III[edit]

The mark-III version of the RX100, the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III (model number DSC-RX100M3), was released in June 2014.[7] The camera had a new Bionz X processor, as used in the Sony Alpha 77 II, and a new Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens (24-70mm (35mm equivalent), f1.8-2.8) giving a wider angle of view (while curtailing the maximum equivalent focal length from 100mm to 70mm).[8] Unlike its predecessor, the RX100 II, it does not have Sony's multi-interface hotshoe (limiting flash photography to the small built-in unit), but includes a pop-up OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF).[9] The DSC-RX100 III has customizable functions. The viewfinder and rear LCD can be set to different displays. The RX100 III can be set manually with shutter speed and aperture fixed, but with Auto ISO (sensitivity) giving the correct metered exposure.[10]

A DSC-RX100 III camera showing the extended positions of the lens, flash, electronic viewfinder, and LCD panel.

Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV[edit]

In June 2015, Sony released the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV, the mark-IV version of the RX-100.[11] Like its predecessors, it has the same 1-inch 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and ISO levels 12800. The RX-100 MARK-IV can now record 4K video in XAVC-S format with frame rates up to 24, 25, and 30 fps. However, due to extreme write speed and processing power, it can only record 5-minute 4K shots to prevent any serious damage to the camera.[12] It also features Slow-mo video recording and can capture up to 960 fps for NTSC mode and 1000 fps for PAL mode.[13]

Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V[edit]

On October 6, 2016, Sony announced the RX100 V.[14]

Model differences[edit]

Model RX100 RX100 II RX100 III RX100 IV RX100 V
Sensor 20.1Mpx Exmor CMOS
13.2mm x 8.8mm
20.1Mpx Exmor R BSI-CMOS
13.2mm x 8.8mm
20.1Mpx Exmor RS
Stacked BSI-CMOS
13.2mm x 8.8mm
20.1Mpx Exmor RS
Stacked BSI-CMOS
13.2mm x 8.8mm
Processor Bionz Bionz X
Lens Focal Length 10.4 - 37.1mm (Equiv. 28-100mm) 8.8 - 25.7mm (Equiv. 24-70mm)
Lens max Aperture f/1.8-4.9 (Equiv. f/4.9-13) f/1.8-2.8 (Equiv. f/4.9-7.6)
Shutter Speed 30 ~ 1/2000 sec 30 ~ 1/32000 sec
Max Continuous Shooting 10 frames/s 16 frames/s 24 frames/s
Video record format MPEG-4, AVCHD (28 Mbit/s)
Full HD
MPEG-4, AVCHD (28 Mbit/s),
XAVC S (50 Mbit/s) Full HD
MPEG-4, AVCHD (28 Mbit/s),
XAVC S (100 Mbit/s) 4K video
Video Sampling Line skipping Full-pixel readout
Slow Motion Video Record No Yes (240, 480, 960fps)
Professional Video edit No Picture Profile w/CineGamma,
Timecode, Userbit
Custom minimum shutter spd.
at Auto ISO
No Yes
AF Points 25 315
AF Type Contrast Detect Phase Detect
Flexible Spot with Lock on AF No Yes
Continuous Eye-AF No Yes
LCD 3 inch fixed 3 inch tilting (+90/-40 deg.) 3 inch tilting (+180/-45 deg.)
EVF No Optional Built-in
Hot shoe No Multi-Interface No
Built-in ND filter No 3-stops
WiFi & NFC No Yes
(CIPA standards)
330 shots 350 shots 320 shots 280 shots 220 shots
Weight 240g 281g 290g 298g 299g
Dimension 102 x 58 x 36 mm 102 x 58 x 38 mm 102 x 58 x 41 mm
Announced Jun 6, 2012 Jun 27, 2013 May 28, 2014 Jun 10, 2015 Oct 6, 2016 [15]


External links[edit]

Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II: