June 6, 2012

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 First Impressions

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 First Impressions

Introducing the Cyber-shot RX100 by Sony. After the introduction of the Canon G1X and the Fujifilm X10 it was expected for Sony to bring its camera expertise into developing a product like this. What is so special about this model you may ask? When it comes to image quality there are three main components that contribute to great photos. Aperture, the amount of light let in, Sensor, how the camera deals with the information/light, and Lens how the light is allowed into the camera. The Sony RX100 offers a F1.8 Aperture which is extremely good for a camera with a fixed lens, this is combined with Carl Zeiss Optics (however not the G Lens like in the DSC-HX30V) and a 1″ image sensor (a lot larger than most compact cameras). This combination of hardware should technically produce a great image however we shall reserve judgement to our review unit comes.


Other features include all Aluminium Build Quality, 3.6x zoom, ISO 80-25,600, Aperture 1.8-4.9, 3″ 1,299k dot LCD, Raw Capture and 1080 60P Auto Focus Video.  The unit features a very smart design to allow people wanting a point and shoot form factor but with very easy to use interface. The camera also allows for a significant amount of manual control for those professionals looking for a smaller body. It is expected to retail for $650 and ship end of July.

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