Sony RX100 Advanced Compact Premium Camera with 1.0-Type Sensor, 28-100 mm F1.8-4.9 Zeiss Lens, 3.6x Optical Zoom (DSC-RX100)

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Sony RX100 Advanced Compact Premium Camera with 1.0-Type Sensor, 28-100 mm F1.8-4.9 Zeiss Lens, 3.6x Optical Zoom (DSC-RX100)
Sony RX100 Advanced Compact Premium Camera with 1.0-Type Sensor, 28-100 mm F1.8-4.9 Zeiss Lens, 3.6x Optical Zoom (DSC-RX100)


  • 1.0-type 20.2 megapixels Exmor CMOS sensor, F1.8 Zeiss lens, 3.6x optical zoom, Full HD 50p, 3.0″ LCD
  • Bright F1.8-4.9 28-100mm ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens for sharp, focused subjects and background defocus
  • Pro-style manual controls with a control ring to adjust zoom, aperture and shutter speed.
  • Elegant yet robust design with a compact aluminium body

Additional information

Specification: Sony RX100 Advanced Compact Premium Camera with 1.0-Type Sensor, 28-100 mm F1.8-4.9 Zeiss Lens, 3.6x Optical Zoom (DSC-RX100)


1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Product Dimensions

3.59 x 10.16 x 5.81 cm, 213 Grams

Date First Available

17 Jun. 2012


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Reviews (8)

8 reviews for Sony RX100 Advanced Compact Premium Camera with 1.0-Type Sensor, 28-100 mm F1.8-4.9 Zeiss Lens, 3.6x Optical Zoom (DSC-RX100)

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  1. Mr. David Brown

    I bought this as a trouser pocket carry around when I did not want to bring my full frame DSLR. I get great RAW images which can stand up to heavy editing when needed, the zoom is a nice plus, the screen is great, every setting I need is there and it’s easy to use in manual with separate dials for adjusting aperture and shutter speed. It’s also very customisable. I may get other cameras but I’ll keep this one until it dies!

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  2. yogi

    I’m really enjoying this little beauty – it has a huge range of options that are normally DSLR territory (full control over ISO, aperture, exposure, takes RAW pictures), excellent stabilisation on the video output, and has a fantastic manual focus function which zooms into the picture to aid focussing, and highlights the areas that are in focus for really easy reference.

    The compromise of a great pocketable camera is the quality of the photo, which is not quite up to my comparatively gigantic Canon 450D DSLR. There’s a slight softness to these photos. But compared to everything else in the same range, it’s right up there at the top.

    One huge disappointment for me: I bought this on Amazon via Britain Deals, and the product box arrived with the seal broken and the camera clearly man-handled. And I see from their feedback that other buyers have experience this too. So I returned it to Amazon and got promptly refunded, then bought the camera from John Lewis for a slight premium, but safe…

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  3. IH

    really great camera

    pros :
    f 1.8
    the auto intelligent setting is excellent and accurate when you need to take fast photos and do not have the time to adjust settings
    incredibly small, fits in your pocket!
    superior build quality with a nice weight
    Cheap and still a great all rounder

    – it lacks some of the features the newer marks lack; however you’re saving money to keep the photo quality similar. Sure it would be nice to have an EVF etc. but you can definitely do without them.

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  4. amanda Qatar

    Decent quality camera giving pretty good image shots. A very pocketable camera indeed. On sunny days, even with the sun in front of the lens (or oblique) the rear screen just can’t be read. in fact what you get is a mirrored image of yourself. In a review for this camera it stated the the extra bright screen would overcome this! You might as well leave it on programme as you just can’t use the manual settings. the lovely and novel F stops, displayed in a revolving arc, and adjusted with the rotating front ring built around the lens, –(read on the rear screen,) just can’t be seen at all–just a shiny blank. But without the sun it’s ok. So to me, that’s a drawback and I wish I’d bought the next model up with a viewfinder. So: A well-built little camera with a decent sized sensor, but the rear screen/sunny day situation is a let-down.

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  5. PaulH

    I originally brought this camera as a higher quality compact for gig pictures where DSLR cameras are not allowed. I used it at a fairly well lit venue, but wasn’t impressed with the features, it’s ability to capture usable shots on the darker wings of a fairly unlit side of the stage were very poor. To back my theory up, my iPhone was taking reasonable quality shots. The shutter speed and iso together just weren’t cutting it. Where the performers were in spotlights, the pictures were good, but not the reason I paid £320. All cameras are capable of that. Measles’s to say, it’s up for sale already. Sorry, would love to have reported how chuffed I am with it.

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  6. Paul Chilton

    Brilliant camera I always prefered the original RX100 over the mark 2 version. so bought this again when i lost my current compact camera. Just the best video straight from the camera. Only 1080 but still excellent.

    Still better than a phone camera and fits in a shirt top pocket.

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  7. IH

    Best compact camera ever. Great in manual mode so perfect alternative to an slr when you just need something to put in your pocket. Quality of images is great several of my photos have been awarded nat geographic editors favourites taken on this mighty little camera. Easy to navigate menu. Feels solid in your hand. Great for travelling which is what I spend 6 months of the year doing as discreet and less likely to get stolen. I can’t live without mine and just accidentally went swimming with it….so I am immediately buying another one! Not sure what the newer models will offer in comparison but so happy with the original I am sticking with it and not paying double the amount when this model is so perfect in many ways!

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  8. Bookish

    For many years I’ve been using a big old Canon DSLR with a 24-105L zoom that is heavy and bulky, but my father bought an RX100 recently and when we looked at the images it was clear this little Sony was as good or better than my much more expensive Canon, which I never want to take out of the bag these days, unless really needed for work.

    I’ve only had the camera for a few days, so too early to talk about durability or reliability, but it feels well made on the whole, though that plastic flap covering the usb socket for the charger is very flimsy and looks likely to break. The key point is that is takes cracking good images for a camera of this price and it just fits in your pocket. It’s 20MP with surprisingly little noise and an absurdly good lens for this money.

    Earlier today I created a custom camera profile for Lightroom, using an X-Rite ColorChecker and the colours are bang on now when processing Raw files. Despite being a small compact, I like the fact that you have a lot of…

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