The Sony RX100 is the original model in the company’s range of popular premium pocket cameras, offering superb image quality in a compact design.
Housing a bright Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 28-100mm f1.8-4.9 lens, and a 20.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor with Sony BIONZ X processing, the RX100 offers significantly better image quality compared to a smartphone. It also shoots in uncompressed RAW file format, as well as JPEGs. The convenient and compact RX100 can go everywhere you go, slipping into jacket and trouser pockets with ease. The camera’s 3-inch 1229k-dot LCD screen uses Sony WhiteMagic technology to boost contrast, improving visibility when using it in bright sunlight.
Taking pictures of everything from portraits to still life, buildings or landscape scenes and events is made easier with the versatile 28-100mm lens of the RX100. While its bright f1.8(W)-4.9(T) aperture range gives it an advantage in low light scenes at its wide end. It also allows it to deliver attractive out-of-focus backgrounds when shooting at lower apertures. The camera also offers a tactile control ring around the lens, which can be customised to control functions such as zoom and exposure settings for example. The RX100 uses a wide-area AF that can be used to track subjects across the frame. It can also capture action at 10fps in continuous burst mode.
People looking for a premium pocket camera that delivers great images and videos would do well to consider the Sony RX100, with its cool aluminium body and customisable controls.
Sony RX100 - Video recording
A popular choice a pocket travel camera, the Sony RX100 can record Full HD (1080/50p) quality video. For recording audio, the RX100 has built-in stereo microphone and SteadyShot electronic stabilisation to help keep video footage smooth.
Bag/Case size (not supplied): Lowepro Apex 20, Apex 20 AW
HD Compatible: Yes
Model: RX100 MkI
Battery Compatibility Fitting: Sony NP-BX1
Optical Zoom Banding: 0 - 10
MegaPixel (Effective Resolution): 20.2MP
Megapixel Banding: 20 - 30
Optical Zoom: 3.6x
Digital Zoom: 2x
Focal Length (35mm equiv) for Digital Compact Cameras/Lenses: 28-100mm
Storage for Digital Compacts: Memory Stick Pro Duo High Speed, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo , SDXC, SD Card, SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo