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The professional's compact camera.
Exquisite image quality and high-end handling are available for the first time in a truly compact camera. The Cyber-shot RX100 features a massive 1" sensor and large-aperture F1.8 lens with integrated control ring for intuitive access to settings. Combined with supreme ISO sensitivity, you'll enjoy richly-detailed results with remarkably low noise even in challenging lighting conditions. Whether you're a pro looking for a premium compact camera, or simply want to take your point and shoot photography to the next level, the RX100 offers excellent quality and SLR-like operation in a sophisticated, pocket-friendly package you'll want to take everywhere.
- 20.2MP 1" Exmor CMOS Low-Light Sensor
- Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
- Xtra Fine 3" LCD Display with WhiteMagic
- Optical 3.6x Zoom & Digital 7.2x Zoom
- Optical & Electronic Image Stabilization
- Full HD 1080/60p Video Capture
- Ultra-Fast 0.13 Sec High-Speed AF
- Face Detection & 10 fps Burst Mode
- Record Stills Using JPEG, RAW, or Both
- Aluminum Body with Built-In Pop Up Flash
20.2 Megapixel 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-Sonnar 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 Optical Zoom
This large-diameter F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens delivers refined background defocusing. It also features a premium multi-layered T coating that dramatically reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection.
P/A/S/M Modes for Video & Stills
Enjoy a full range of controls for video and still shooting from iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. There are even on-screen prompts which help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control.
Capture JPEG Files, RAW Files, or Both
The 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 colour enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image on your PC.
Full HD 1080/60p Video Capture
Record crystal clear movies in Full HD 1080p at 60 fps. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HDTV. Plus, with dual recording for stills and movies, you can shoot both at the same time.
Low-Light ISO 6400 Sensitivity
Capture incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail, thanks to the low-noise Exmor CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor.
High-Speed Auto Focus
To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera's BIONZ processor, which provides intelligent response data to a high-speed actuator motor in the lens. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds even in low light.
Up to 10 fps Burst Mode
Capture full 20.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 fps, helping to ensure that the decisive moment is captured such as the soccer ball flying into the goal. In addition, a mechanical shutter helps reduce distortion when continuously shooting moving subjects.
Large 3" Xtra Fine LCD Display
The 3" (1229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display makes it easy to scroll through menus and preview pictures. Plus, the large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation. It also features WhiteMagic technology, which increases visibility in bright daylight.
Customizable Function Button
Assign up to seven different functions to the function button, to allow quick access to your most frequently used functions.
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode enables blur-free movies even while walking. Plus, the camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of electronic image stabilization, which makes it easier to obtain sharp, blur-free movies even when zooming in unsteady situations, such as shooting with one hand while walking.
MR (memory recall) mode can memorize up to three groups of the user's preferred settings. The settings include zoom magnification, white balance, exposure compensation, date and grid lines. This enables quick switching of settings at the right moment.
Sophisticated Design with Pop Up Flash
The sophisticated aluminum body is lightweight, slim and strong. There's even an integrated pop up flash, which affords the convenience of flash photography everywhere you go.
Auto Portrait Framing
Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. This mode combines Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds to provide beautifully composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits.
Auto HDR Mode
Using auto HDR mode allows you to capture more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle - and more range than photo film. It combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second shot and the best shadow detail from a third shot for one incredible image (up to 6 EV stops). Plus, it works in a split second (recommended for still subjects).
Face Detection / Face Registration
The camera can automatically detect and register up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. You can even prioritize children or adults.
Multi-Aspect Ratio Recording for Still Images
Capture still images in any of four aspect ratios - 1:1, 2:3, 4:3, or 16:9 (vertical to horizontal). This provided the freedom to choose a ratio that matches the scene or the specific shooting purpose.
3.6x Optical Zoom & 7.2 Digital Zoom
Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom digitally doubles optical zoom for closer photos.
Four Focusing Modes
This camera has two Autofocus modes: Single-shot AF (AF-S) or Continuous AF (AF-C), which tracks moving objects. It also has Manual Focus for manual focusing freedom, and Direct Manual Focus (DMF), that first uses autofocusing to focus on the subject, and then allows fast and easy switching to manual focusing for even more precise adjustment.
MF Assist & Peaking
Manual focus becomes much easier because peaking highlights the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colours (white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focus setting can make or break your shot.
Multi-Frame Noise Reduction
In this mode, the camera automatically shoots multiple images and layers them to produce a single noise-free image. This method provides noise reduction equivalent to a 2-stop lower shutter speed while maintaining the same aperture setting. Since the Multi Frame NR mode can be used in combination with P/A/S/M modes, it expands the user's shooting flexibility.
The Photo Creativity interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging without complex jargon. Changes can be combined, removed and viewed in real time on the LCD display, which makes it a breeze to make adjustments. Choose from several different Photo Creativity functions using the convenient control wheel and center button including: Picture Effect, Background Defocus, Colour, Brightness and Vividness.
Picture Effect Mode
Picture Effect is a fun and simple way to convert ordinary landscapes and portraits by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Effects include: Soft Focus, Posterization, Retro Photo, High Contrast Monochrome, Rich-Tone Monochrome, Miniature, Soft High-key, Toy Camera, Pop Colour, Partial Colour, Watercolour Painting, HDR Painting and Illustration.
Creative Style Settings
Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, B&W, Sunset, Portrait and Landscape. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation and sharpness to your personal taste.
Sweep Panorama Mode
Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter and sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest by continuously shooting images and stitching them together.
Superior Auto Mode
In order to get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots, the camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Backlight Correction HDR technology, and lower image noise using six shot layering technology. Superior Auto can intelligently detect 33 scenes for still images and movies, making it easy to get the best shot.
Intelligent Scene Recognition Mode
Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) automatically detects 33 different types of scenes for photos and 44 scenes for movies, and then selects the appropriate camera settings. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.
Digital Level Gauge
The digital level gauge allows for easier leveling of the camera.
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black)
- NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
- AC Adapter (AC-UD10/11)
- Micro USB Cable
- Wrist Strap
- Shoulder Strap Adapter
- Limited Warranty
|Resolution||Effective: 20.2 Megapixel
Actual Pixels: 20.9 Megapixel
|Sensor||1.0" (13.2 x 8.8mm) CMOS
Exmor Sensor with 3:2 Aspect Ratio
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVCHD
|Max Resolution||20MP: 5472 x 3648 @ 3:2|
|Other Resolutions||20MP: 5472 x 3648 @ 3:2
18MP: 4864 x 3648 @ 4:3
17MP: 5472 x 3648 @ 16:9
10MP: 3888 x 2592 @ 3:2
10MP: 3648 x 2736 @ 4:3
7.5MP: 3648 x 2056 @ 16:9
5.0MP: 2736 x 1824 @ 3:2
5.0MP: 2592 x 1944 @ 4:3
4.2MP: 2720 x 1528 @ 16:9
0.3MP: 640 x 480 @ 4:3
|Aspect Ratio||1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9|
|Image Stabilization||Optical & Digital
Steady Shot: Active
|Lens||7 elements in 6 groups
(35mm equivalent: 29-105 mm)
Aperture: f/1.8 (W) - 4.9 (T)
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens
7 iris diaphragm blades
Digital Clear Image Zoom & Approx. Digital 20MP (14x Zoom), 10MP (20x Zoom), 5MP (28x Zoom), VGA (54x Zoom)
|Focus Range||Wide: 1.97" (5 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 21.65" (55 cm) - Infinity
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 125-6400 (Extended Mode: Auto, 125-25600)|
Speed: 1 - 1/2000 sec
Speed: 4 - 1/2000 sec
Speed: 8 - 1/2000 sec
Speed: 30 - 1/2000 sec in Manual Mode
|Exposure Metering||Center-weighted, Multi, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent, Shade, Colour Temp, Filter|
|Burst Rate||Up to 10 fps at 20.2 MP|
|Self Timer||10 Sec, 2 Sec
Self-Portrait & Self-Timer Cont.
Photo Capture from Movie
|Built-in Flash||Yes: Auto, Fill-in, Off, Slow Sync
|Effective Flash Range||Wide: 0.98 - 56.10' (0.3 - 17.1 m)
Telephoto: 1.80 - 20.67' (0.55 - 6.3 m)
Wide: Up To 79.40' (24.2 m)
Telephoto: Up To 29.20' (8.9 m)
(ISO Auto & ISO 6400)
|Memory Card Type||SD
Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick Micro & Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)
|Video Recording||Yes, NTSC/PAL
AVCHD (1920 x 1080/60p/50p/60i/50i); MP4 (1440 x 1080 @ 30/25 fps); 3M VGA (640 x 480 @ 30/25 fps)
|Video Clip Length||Up to 29 Minutes|
|Audio Recording||With Video|
|Viewfinder Type||LCD Display|
|Screen||3.0" LCD Rear Screen (1229000 pixels)
Xtra Fine TFT Colour LCD with WhiteMagic & TruBlack Technology
Auto, manual brightness control
|Connectivity||1x HDMI D (Micro)
1x USB 2.0
1x USB 1.1 (Micro)
|Software Requirements||Not Specified By Manufacturer|
|Battery||NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Power Consumption: 1.5W
|AC Power Adapter||AC-UD10/11 (Included)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4.00 x 2.29 x 1.41" / 10.16 x 5.81 x 3.59 cm|
|Weight||8.47oz / 240g with Battery & Memory Stick Duo
Body Only: 7.51 oz (213 g)
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