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Sony RX100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Sony RX100. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the sensor and viewfinder. The performance and design also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability and battery. Opinions about the size and price are different.

portability, design, performance, viewfinder, sensor

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony RX100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sam Byford (theverge.com)

Sony RX100 review

 

Camera design is all about compromise. Great pictures ideally need large sensors and fast lenses, but this usually means a heavier burden on your camera bag or wallet. Mirrorless cameras try to strike a middle ground by helping you capture DSLR-style...

Astonishing image quality for the size ; Solid, pocketable design ; Excellent interface

Unimpressive video performance and usability ; Expensive

If you want something portable, the RX100 is impossible to beat

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

 

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II is a pocket-sized camera with a large 20 Megapixel sensor and a 3.6x Carl Zeiss zoom with a bright focal ratio. Announced in June 2013, it's an upgraded version of the original RX100 launched one year previously. Depending...

Big sensor, pocketable compact form ; Articulated LCD screen ; Built in Wifi with NFC ; Excellent low light & high ISO performance ; Focus peaking ; Hotshoe supports external flash, EVF and mic ; Optional remote cable

Weak stabilisation ; Slow f4.9 maximum aperture at 100mm ; Digital zoom can't be disabled for movies ; Screen isn't touch-sensitive ; No miniature effect mode for movies

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...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Amy Davies (trustedreviews.com)

Sony RX100 VII Review | Trusted Reviews

 

The Sony RX100 VII is a refresh, rather than full-scale upgrade of the popular RX100 series, but does this pocket-powerhouse do enough to tempt you?

Great image quality;Manual controls;Good video options

Very high price ;No front grip ;Fiddly buttons

Nov, 2019

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sony RX100 review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is a high-end compact with a 20.2 megapixel sensor

Build quality ; Function control via lens ring ; Larger than average sensor

Very pricey for a pocket cam ; Small rear plate buttons ; Pics no match for DSLR or CSC

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Sony RX100 VII review: The compact king keeps its crown

 

Sony's powerful, portable compact camera is a fantastic advertisement for the limping segment of the market.

Powerful video/stills quality ; Image stabilisation ; Mic input ; Fast and accurate autofocus ; Decent low-light performance ; Tiny size considering its 1in sensor ; Useful pop-up viewfinder

Battery doesn't last all that long ; Shutter button needs more feedback/travel and buttons are too small ; Zoom limits maximum aperture at longer focal lengths ; It's really expensive

About as perfect as small-scale, high-end compact cameras get. If you can afford one, that is, as this has never been a budget series.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Nimish Sawant (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony RX100 III review: As far as point and shoots go, this is the camera to beat!

 

Sony RX100 III is the latest addition to the RX series of advanced point and shoot cameras. It features an EVF and a fast lens. Let's see how it performs

Sony RX100 III improves upon the RX100 II, which in itself was a great point and shoot camera. It is not just an iterative update like the RX100 II was to the RX100, but adds in some major features such as a faster lens and a dedicated viewfinder,...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Dave Stevenson (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony RX100 VII review: The saviour of the compact camera?

 

The RX100 VII could be a great choice for travellers with strict weight requirements - and deep pockets

Great video features ; Beautifully made, beautifully small ; Excellent stills gathering performance

Image quality good rather than great ; Relatively poor low-light images

Stills photographers will need to carefully weigh up the pros and cons – sure, it’s light and small, but image quality takes a real knock, particularly when compared to mirrorless and interchangeable-lens cameras around this price. If you’re shooting...

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Sony RX100 IV review: Into video? The RX100 IV is your compact camera

 

With a ton of video-oriented capabilities, the Cyber-shot RX100 IV outshines (and out-costs) the rest of the enthusiast compact pack. For still photos, not so much.

Great video features to supplement its 4K capabilities distinguish the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV from the rest of the advanced-compact pack. It also retains the nice design perks, like a popup electronic viewfinder, of the earlier RX100 models.

Like its predecessor, the autofocus system could be more consistent and the battery life has gotten even worse.

A nice choice if you're looking for an advanced compact with class-leading video capabilities, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is a little expensive if you just want a good camera for shooting stills.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Sony RX100 IV review: Into video? The RX100 IV is your compact camera

 

With a ton of video-oriented capabilities, the Cyber-shot RX100 IV outshines (and out-costs) the rest of the enthusiast compact pack. For still photos, not so much.

Great video features to supplement its 4K capabilities distinguish the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV from the rest of the advanced-compact pack. It also retains the nice design perks, like a popup electronic viewfinder, of the earlier RX100 models.

Like its predecessor, the autofocus system could be more consistent and the battery life has gotten even worse.

A nice choice if you're looking for an advanced compact with class-leading video capabilities, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is a little expensive if you just want a good camera for shooting stills.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Sony RX100 III is a costly improvement

 

Sony's enthusiast compact has some great features and delivers on image quality.

A great electronic viewfinder that doesn't increase the size of the svelte Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III is one of the camera's highlights. Plus it offers excellent performance, photo and video quality.

The camera shuts down when you retract the viewfinder, the autofocus system could be more consistent, and it has poor battery life.

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III is an overall great camera that delivers significant improvements over the RX100 II, but not everyone will think it's worth the extra cost.

Jul, 2014
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Price comparison for Sony RX100

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