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First Day Consumer Review
7/19/2012

Customer review by Akira2000

5.0 stars 7/19/2012 by Akira2000
by Akira2000

Only had the camera for one day and have shot about 75 pictures so far. Depth of field control and the speed of the glass live up to the hype and I already see the potential to get DSLR quality shots out of this point and shoot. The build quality and feel of the camera are impressive and made in Japan on the bottom still means something to me. It is jeans pocketable and the screen is bright. The kids like to watch the illustration feature work, but I wouldn't generally use the illustration and other features that modify the image. I've shot a few panaramas but have had trouble getting it to do 360 degrees around, so far the best I've been able to do is 180 or so. Maybe I'll be able to get the little intro screens to go away when I switch modes, but I haven't figured it out yet, not a big deal. Overall seems like a great camera if I'm only going to carry one on a big vacation and don't want to lug the DSLR. I'll update the review with more feedback down the road after I get more time with the camera.

Akira2000
East Coast U.S.
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
First Day Consumer Review
7/19/2012

Customer review by Akira2000

5.0 stars 7/19/2012 by Akira2000
by Akira2000

Only had the camera for one day and have shot about 75 pictures so far. Depth of field control and the speed of the glass live up to the hype and I already see the potential to get DSLR quality shots out of this point and shoot. The build quality and feel of the camera are impressive and made in Japan on the bottom still means something to me. It is jeans pocketable and the screen is bright. The kids like to watch the illustration feature work, but I wouldn't generally use the illustration and other features that modify the image. I've shot a few panaramas but have had trouble getting it to do 360 degrees around, so far the best I've been able to do is 180 or so. Maybe I'll be able to get the little intro screens to go away when I switch modes, but I haven't figured it out yet, not a big deal. Overall seems like a great camera if I'm only going to carry one on a big vacation and don't want to lug the DSLR. I'll update the review with more feedback down the road after I get more time with the camera.

Akira2000
East Coast U.S.
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
unimpressed thus far
5/4/2015

Customer review by larmstrong

2.0 stars 5/4/2015 by larmstrong
by larmstrong

I honestly hope to be changing my review at some point, but for now I'm just not a happy camper with this camera. I purchased it after significant online research as well as recommendations from several employees at my local camera store as an alternative for a concert camera, as it is impossible to get my full frame in anywhere. Two concerts so far, one outdoors, one indoors, one up close, one nosebleed seats and nothing worth anything from either show. I used some posted settings specifically for taking concert images with this model, and even pushed it to Auto at some point hoping to capture something worthwhile. I do not disregard that this could all be operator error, because I have gotten quite attached to my nicely weighted DSLR and its viewfinder; but point-and-shoots are consumer cameras so this would seem unlikely. Just to try and convince myself further I have taken some inside and outside shots but am simply not as impressed as the hundred or so others that have rated this camera as one of the best point-and-shoot that produces RAW files.

larmstrong
Would recommend to a friend? No
unimpressed thus far
5/4/2015

Customer review by larmstrong

2.0 stars 5/4/2015 by larmstrong
by larmstrong

I honestly hope to be changing my review at some point, but for now I'm just not a happy camper with this camera. I purchased it after significant online research as well as recommendations from several employees at my local camera store as an alternative for a concert camera, as it is impossible to get my full frame in anywhere. Two concerts so far, one outdoors, one indoors, one up close, one nosebleed seats and nothing worth anything from either show. I used some posted settings specifically for taking concert images with this model, and even pushed it to Auto at some point hoping to capture something worthwhile. I do not disregard that this could all be operator error, because I have gotten quite attached to my nicely weighted DSLR and its viewfinder; but point-and-shoots are consumer cameras so this would seem unlikely. Just to try and convince myself further I have taken some inside and outside shots but am simply not as impressed as the hundred or so others that have rated this camera as one of the best point-and-shoot that produces RAW files.

larmstrong
Would recommend to a friend? No
Best Small Camera Ever
11/13/2012

Customer review by Liberator

5.0 stars 11/13/2012 by Liberator
by Liberator

I have owned this camera for several months now. I got the camera for personal use and for work. Most of my initial shots were of work stuff so I was not immediately impressed. However, once I started using it for personal use the quality of the camera was stunning. Size Matters - this large sensor is capable of impressive image captures that the normal point & shoot can't compete with. Recently I was at a family gathering where the other family members had point & shoots and one DSLR. I compared my shots to others taken of the same subject with the other cameras including a Canon Rebel and couldn't believe the difference. This little Sony far out-shined the APS-C sensor of Canon and simply blew away the point & shoots. The detail was phenominal, the contrast and color saturation were incredible. Sony has hit a home run with this camera. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for something more than just the ordinary point & shoot.

Liberator
Jacksonville, FL
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Best Small Camera Ever
11/13/2012

Customer review by Liberator

5.0 stars 11/13/2012 by Liberator
by Liberator

I have owned this camera for several months now. I got the camera for personal use and for work. Most of my initial shots were of work stuff so I was not immediately impressed. However, once I started using it for personal use the quality of the camera was stunning. Size Matters - this large sensor is capable of impressive image captures that the normal point & shoot can't compete with. Recently I was at a family gathering where the other family members had point & shoots and one DSLR. I compared my shots to others taken of the same subject with the other cameras including a Canon Rebel and couldn't believe the difference. This little Sony far out-shined the APS-C sensor of Canon and simply blew away the point & shoots. The detail was phenominal, the contrast and color saturation were incredible. Sony has hit a home run with this camera. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for something more than just the ordinary point & shoot.

Liberator
Jacksonville, FL
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Excellent pocket camera.
3/19/2015

Customer review by Shirish

5.0 stars 3/19/2015 by Shirish
by Shirish

I am 60 yrs old and I have Nikon DSLR professional camera with heavy zoom lens,on outdoor photography.I have to carry this camera with heavy accessories.After a period of two or three hours my left hand were started paining. I was searching for this RX 100 type option since many days, and one day I had came across RX 100 in Better Photography magazine.I read the complete article and came to know this is it,immediately I purshased it .i.e.on 12 February 2012,I got excellent results and I am using it regularly for outdoor as well as indoor photography,very good invention by SONY,keeping aside my Nikon DSLR. On one fine day.i.e.on 20 February 2015, my RX 100,stops working properly i.e. LCD shops showing images.I rushed to SONY Service outlet and shown the camera.Keeping in mind that they will charge for repairs, being third year from purchase,and surprised to know that it was in warranty,And still the warranty is valid up to March 2016. Hats off to SONY!! And my camera has been serviced properly and again my RX 100 is giving excellent results.Thanks to SONY!!

Shirish
Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Excellent pocket camera.
3/19/2015

Customer review by Shirish

5.0 stars 3/19/2015 by Shirish
by Shirish

I am 60 yrs old and I have Nikon DSLR professional camera with heavy zoom lens,on outdoor photography.I have to carry this camera with heavy accessories.After a period of two or three hours my left hand were started paining. I was searching for this RX 100 type option since many days, and one day I had came across RX 100 in Better Photography magazine.I read the complete article and came to know this is it,immediately I purshased it .i.e.on 12 February 2012,I got excellent results and I am using it regularly for outdoor as well as indoor photography,very good invention by SONY,keeping aside my Nikon DSLR. On one fine day.i.e.on 20 February 2015, my RX 100,stops working properly i.e. LCD shops showing images.I rushed to SONY Service outlet and shown the camera.Keeping in mind that they will charge for repairs, being third year from purchase,and surprised to know that it was in warranty,And still the warranty is valid up to March 2016. Hats off to SONY!! And my camera has been serviced properly and again my RX 100 is giving excellent results.Thanks to SONY!!

Shirish
Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Consider the Bar Raised!
7/25/2012

Customer review by Smytherines

5.0 stars 7/25/2012 by Smytherines
by Smytherines

I am literally rendered speechless by how amazing this camera is! It performs significantly better in many respects than my Canon 40D SLR from a couple of years ago and in a package that fits in my pocket. The image quality is outstanding, the video quality is stunning. I recently brought it to a friends wedding and the video it was taking was on par with the photographers 5D MK II ($4000 setup)...the portraits and low light images were breathtaking! I have been faithful to Canon my whole life and this is my first Sony camera purchase. Based on initial impressions and using it daily for nearly 3 weeks, I can comfortably say that this camera is the kind of thing that puts a company like Sony in the big leagues with companies like Canon and Nikon, and as is currently the case, surpasses comparable products from both companies by a significant margin! You simply can not get better pictures from anything else in a comparable size!

Smytherines
Vancouver, BC
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Consider the Bar Raised!
7/25/2012

Customer review by Smytherines

5.0 stars 7/25/2012 by Smytherines
by Smytherines

I am literally rendered speechless by how amazing this camera is! It performs significantly better in many respects than my Canon 40D SLR from a couple of years ago and in a package that fits in my pocket. The image quality is outstanding, the video quality is stunning. I recently brought it to a friends wedding and the video it was taking was on par with the photographers 5D MK II ($4000 setup)...the portraits and low light images were breathtaking! I have been faithful to Canon my whole life and this is my first Sony camera purchase. Based on initial impressions and using it daily for nearly 3 weeks, I can comfortably say that this camera is the kind of thing that puts a company like Sony in the big leagues with companies like Canon and Nikon, and as is currently the case, surpasses comparable products from both companies by a significant margin! You simply can not get better pictures from anything else in a comparable size!

Smytherines
Vancouver, BC
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Sony Cyber shot DSCRX100 Digital Camera
12/19/2012

Customer review by Papabeer

5.0 stars 12/19/2012 by Papabeer
by Papabeer
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I have an older Cyber shot from four years ago and wanted to upgrade to a heavier camera like the older SLR's. I read all the reviews before I decided to stick with Sony. I use it mainly for pictures and videos of the grand kids so this one was a perfect choice. The battery lasted longer than I expected and the 16GB flash card is more than I needed for a weekend of picture taking.

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Papabeer
Harpers Ferry, WV
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
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Best pocket rocket cam today?
10/1/2012

Customer review by deevee

5.0 stars 10/1/2012 by deevee
by deevee

IQ: perhaps the best of all p+s thanks to the large sensor (but dynamic range still a bit behind micro fourthirds and FF) better than the competition (except perhaps Nikon 1 series?) noise is quite good , image usable to ISO 800 Quality build, clean and sturdy a la Leica minimal design but Fcn button is quick and accessible to may features Control wheel is quite versatile (for ISO , zoom , aperture ..) LCD is bright , detailed and one of the best in industry AF is fast and AF points can be adjusted Great choices of filters, my favorite is Illustration low quite shutter great Zeiss lens Some negs: max speed is only 1/2000 thus can't sue max aperture under bright light no builtin ND (could have compensated for max speed) a bit slippery to hold (need a skin or a leather half case ; I use strap around wrist for security) would have preferred 24-85mm zoom to 28-100mm zoom a bit dim at longer end a bit pricey

deevee
Saratoga CA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Best pocket rocket cam today?
10/1/2012

Customer review by deevee

5.0 stars 10/1/2012 by deevee
by deevee

IQ: perhaps the best of all p+s thanks to the large sensor (but dynamic range still a bit behind micro fourthirds and FF) better than the competition (except perhaps Nikon 1 series?) noise is quite good , image usable to ISO 800 Quality build, clean and sturdy a la Leica minimal design but Fcn button is quick and accessible to may features Control wheel is quite versatile (for ISO , zoom , aperture ..) LCD is bright , detailed and one of the best in industry AF is fast and AF points can be adjusted Great choices of filters, my favorite is Illustration low quite shutter great Zeiss lens Some negs: max speed is only 1/2000 thus can't sue max aperture under bright light no builtin ND (could have compensated for max speed) a bit slippery to hold (need a skin or a leather half case ; I use strap around wrist for security) would have preferred 24-85mm zoom to 28-100mm zoom a bit dim at longer end a bit pricey

deevee
Saratoga CA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
This camera has raised the bar
7/19/2012

Customer review by HammerYWG

5.0 stars 7/19/2012 by HammerYWG
by HammerYWG

Have had the camera for 3 days, well, there are many reviews on the web about this camera that will give you a lot more in depth and detailed information, but in general they all conclude that SONY has raised the standard in compact cameras, THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!. This marvel of modern technology rivals the IQ I get from my GF3 with the kit lens, in fact many times I get better images with the RX100 than with the GF3. I am a regular user, not a photographer by any means and was looking for the best IQ in a pocket size camera, with enough flexibility to get creative when I want, a camera that could produce beatiful portraits with nice bokeh, than can shoot on a variety of situations including very low light and all the way to sunny weather and high speed action. This camera takes outstanding high ISO low light shots (handheld!). If you can afford it, there is no need to get another camera but this.

HammerYWG
Winnipeg, MB
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Terrific hardware, so-so software
5/4/2015

Customer review by Alfa1

4.0 stars 5/4/2015 by Alfa1
by Alfa1

I love the image quality from this camera but still struggle with the software and usability. From the software perspective, Canon trumps Sony hands down. Nevertheless, the RX100's combination of pocketability and superior optics are worth the ongoing hassle of fighting with the disappointing software. One issue for me is all the cheesy consumer features that are more appropriate for a $100-200 point-and-shoot. Since the pricey RX100 appeals to many skilled amateurs and pros, it would be great if you could turn off the consumers features and operate the camera in a simplified "pro" mode. However, a small, lightweight form factor and high quality optics were paramount for me, so I don't regret the purchase. It's just that Sony did such a terrific job with hardware that the software fail is more painful than it might be in a more ordinary camera.

Alfa1
San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Terrific hardware, so-so software
5/4/2015

Customer review by Alfa1

4.0 stars 5/4/2015 by Alfa1
by Alfa1

I love the image quality from this camera but still struggle with the software and usability. From the software perspective, Canon trumps Sony hands down. Nevertheless, the RX100's combination of pocketability and superior optics are worth the ongoing hassle of fighting with the disappointing software. One issue for me is all the cheesy consumer features that are more appropriate for a $100-200 point-and-shoot. Since the pricey RX100 appeals to many skilled amateurs and pros, it would be great if you could turn off the consumers features and operate the camera in a simplified "pro" mode. However, a small, lightweight form factor and high quality optics were paramount for me, so I don't regret the purchase. It's just that Sony did such a terrific job with hardware that the software fail is more painful than it might be in a more ordinary camera.

Alfa1
San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Really, Sony? Are you kidding?
9/12/2013

Customer review by TheFunk

1.0 stars 9/12/2013 by TheFunk
by TheFunk

This camera takes great pictures and has many amazing features... but how could Sony not pay attention to detail? Seriously! You can't adjust the timer for more than 10 seconds! Sometimes I want to take a picture of myself someplace; I set the timer, and I can't make it into the frame in 10 seconds. Why isn't an adjustable timer up to 30 seconds a STANDARD FEATURE? This seems like a no-brainer that Sony completely missed. But meanwhile, you can use 100 different HDR settings... great... too bad you can't use the timer in HDR! WHAT THE HECK!? How hard is it to let the camera use the timer in HDR? Canon has had that ability for YEARS! Another problem: the so-called intelligent auto setting won't default to the "vivid/warm" color setting. Every time you turn off the camera, and turn it back on, you have to re-adjust to turn up or down the warmth/vividness settings. UGH! I'm so disappointed with these features... mostly because it means I have to carry two cameras now, my old Canon and my new Sony, because I sure as heck can't use the worthless timer on the Sony... What a pain in the butt. Thanks Sony.

TheFunk
A Really Fantastic Pocket Camera
8/21/2012

Customer review by CamRaw

5.0 stars 8/21/2012 by CamRaw
by CamRaw

I am very impressed with thtis camera. When I saw the NY Times state it was the best pocket camera ever made, I wanted to see for myself... and yes it is. I have never seen any pocket camera take pictures this sharp, clear, colorful, beautiful. It is very fast. 10fps. Lots of features. I love the HDR, the Panaramic, the selective color and black and white. The video mode is excellent. I love the speed of being able to turn the camera on and press the dedicated record video button all in a short couple seconds. The only thing that bugs me, is not having a viewfinder at all. Some will say the LCD is good even in bright sunlight... but while it is pretty good, when I was using it during the mid-day sun, I could barely see the image on the LCD. I don't think LCDs will ever be good enough to see in direct sunlight. That's where an optical or even electronic viewfinder would have made this camera a 10 out of 10. But as it is... I still rate it a 10 out of 10 or, 5 out of 5 because it is what it is, and it does not have a viewfinder and I knew this before I bought it. So it gets a perfect score from me.

CamRaw
Ontario
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Poorly designed Filter Adaptor & Screen Protector
9/22/2014

Customer review by Poorlydesigned

1.0 stars 9/22/2014 by Poorlydesigned
by Poorlydesigned

The RX100-II camera is superb! So I was quite surprised at how poorly designed and inadequate the filter adaptor and Screen Protector sheet both are. The filter adaptor (that the Polarizer filter, etc., screws into) and screen protector are just made of sticky tape, that one needs to press against the camera lens/screen to stick on. The first day I used them, which happened to be in very high humidity, both fell off within a few hours, and the "stick" completely went away, and I could no longer use them to mount on the camera--thus had to hand-hold the filters to the lens every time I needed them. When I called SONY, they just said that there was no warranty on these two products--I would just have to order and pay for them again. With such a great camera, I just cannot believe that the filter adaptor does not screw on--and they are just using a sticky tape material which does not hold up, especially in "weather" and over the long term--and then when they quickly fall apart, SONY just expects you to keep buying new ones.... SONY you need a new design for the filter adaptor (VFA-49R1) and Screen Protector (PCK-LM15)!!!!

Poorlydesigned
90068
Really, Sony? Are you kidding?
9/12/2013

Customer review by TheFunk

1.0 stars 9/12/2013 by TheFunk
by TheFunk

This camera takes great pictures and has many amazing features... but how could Sony not pay attention to detail? Seriously! You can't adjust the timer for more than 10 seconds! Sometimes I want to take a picture of myself someplace; I set the timer, and I can't make it into the frame in 10 seconds. Why isn't an adjustable timer up to 30 seconds a STANDARD FEATURE? This seems like a no-brainer that Sony completely missed. But meanwhile, you can use 100 different HDR settings... great... too bad you can't use the timer in HDR! WHAT THE HECK!? How hard is it to let the camera use the timer in HDR? Canon has had that ability for YEARS! Another problem: the so-called intelligent auto setting won't default to the "vivid/warm" color setting. Every time you turn off the camera, and turn it back on, you have to re-adjust to turn up or down the warmth/vividness settings. UGH! I'm so disappointed with these features... mostly because it means I have to carry two cameras now, my old Canon and my new Sony, because I sure as heck can't use the worthless timer on the Sony... What a pain in the butt. Thanks Sony.

TheFunk
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