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06-06-2012, 09:05 AM #1
Maybe my new go to point and shoot?
This little Sony sounds freaking badass.
Sony has announced the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, an enthusiast compact camera based around a 20MP 1" CMOS sensor. It features a 28-100mm equivalent lens with F1.8-4.9 aperture range and image stabilization and is the first Sony compact to capture Raw files. It can shoot 1080p60 and capture 17MP (16:9 crop) stills simultaneously. It features a lens control dial and a 3:2 aspect ratio sensor (the same proportions as most DSLRs). It's also the first Sony compact to feature the company's 'WhiteMagic' LCD technology, promising a brighter or lower-power display. The RX100 will be available from July at a price of around $649.
SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2012 – Travelling light no longer means compromising on picture quality with the Cyber-shot® DSC-RX100 camera, Sony’s new flagship compact camera.
Striking the ultimate balance of form and function, the stylish, aluminium-built RX100 camera inherits many advanced imaging features from Sony’s α range of A-mount and E-mount cameras, delivering beautiful still images, crisp full HD videos and a level of manual control and creativity unmatched by any other camera of its size.
“This camera is ideal for travel, portraits or street photography, delivering impressive results in a variety of lighting conditions with an intuitive, customizable control interface,” said Yosuke Tomoda, director of the Cyber-shot business at Sony Electronics. “It’s a perfect step-up model for point and shoot users not interested in larger DSLR or compact system cameras, and also an outstanding choice for enthusiasts who may already own a large DSLR and are looking for a high-quality, pocket-sized ‘all-in-one’ second camera.”
At the heart of the Cyber-shot RX100 is the world’s first 1.0-inch type Exmor® CMOS sensor with a resolution of 20.2 effective megapixels. Specially developed by Sony, the sensor has an area that’s approximately four times larger than the 1/2.3-type sensors in traditional point-and-shoot cameras. The sensor’s larger area takes in more light while capturing content, resulting in beautiful, detail-packed images and Full HD movie clips with very low noise.
The larger sensor is partnered with an exceptionally bright Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* fixed lens with 3.6x optical zoom range. In contrast to standard point-and-shoot cameras, it has a wide F1.8 maximum aperture to let in additional light and complement the resolving power of the larger sensor.
Similar to high-performance DSLR optics, the lens features seven- bladed circular aperture. This makes it easy to produce images with subjects in sharp focus against a smoothly-blurred, beautifully defocused background. The lens also features an Advanced Aspherical (AA) lens element that contributes to the camera’s extremely compact dimensions without sacrificing optical zoom performance or resolution.
Newly optimized to complement the 1.0-inch type sensor and lens, the camera’s powerful BIONZ® image processor maximizes shooting response times while helping assure exceptionally clean, natural images. It also extends sensitivity right up to ISO 25600 (using Multi Frame Noise Reduction), allowing for exceptionally clear handheld images in low light conditions. To capture fast-moving subjects, the RX100 camera can also shoot at up to 10 frames per second (in full resolution) and has high-speed autofocus that locks onto a subject in as quickly as 0.13 seconds (depends on scene and lighting conditions).
The new RX100 camera features a high-resolution 3-inch 1,229k dot Xtra Fine LCD™ display and also adds a new feature: WhiteMagic™ technology. This uses additional white pixels to boost screen brightness, allowing users to see subtle details and tones on the screen in all types of shooting environments, including outdoors in bright sunlight.
For making manual adjustments while shooting both still images and movies, the new camera has a smooth control ring around the lens body, which can be used to alter exposure, zoom, creative picture effects and a variety of other customizable functions. Additionally, frequently used functions can be assigned to the Fn (function) button for instant access, and the Memory Recall feature can store up to three groups of customized shooting settings based on user preference.
Similar to a DSLR-style interface, there’s a choice of auto and manual focus modes on the Cyber-shot RX100 camera for enhanced image control. For those that prefer focusing manually, MF Assist magnifies images to simplify fine adjustments, and there’s also a pro-style peaking function that highlights sharply-focused areas of the image on screen.
The RX100 camera offers a generous choice of artistic options to expand creative shooting possibilities. It includes the option for six different creative styles and a variety of popular picture effects including Toy Camera, Partial Color, HDR Painting and several others, most of which can be previewed directly on screen before shooting.
The new Cyber-shot features Auto Portrait Framing – a feature found on Sony’s latest α range of A-mount and E-mount cameras -- making it simple to create sharp, perfectly framed portraits. This unique feature automatically detects faces in a scene, crops the picture accordingly creates a tighter, pro-style composition at full resolution. Both the original and cropped photo are saved for review.
New accessories include a spare battery, dedicated carrying case and a battery charger designed to complement to the new camera.
Pricing and Availability
The Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 digital camera will be available this July for about $650. The camera and accessories will be available at Sony retail stores (www.store.sony.com) and other authorized dealers nationwide.
06-06-2012, 10:27 AM #2
That does look pretty sweet. I'm liking the move away from those super tiny lenses on point and shoots.
06-06-2012, 03:48 PM #3
Damn- that thing looks like just what I want.
06-06-2012, 04:03 PM #4Registered User
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Looks sweet, but at $650, I think it has a really limited market. $650 buys a lot of camera these days. Most people don't care about sensor size all that much. They don't really understand it's importance.All I want is to be hardcore.
06-06-2012, 05:00 PM #5
that looks $$$. i agree that you can buy a lot of camera for $650, but then you have to carry around a lot of camera. i would love to take that thing skiing, biking, hiking, etc.We heard you in our twilight caves, one hundred fathom deep below, for notes of joy can pierce the waves, that drown each sound of war and woe.
06-06-2012, 05:02 PM #6
06-06-2012, 06:19 PM #7
Amazing. This thing is about the size of a Canon S90/95/100.
Predictably people will complain about a lack of this feature or that, but there is nothing in this form factor that even comes close to the specs. That will justify the price for many buyers.
Imaging Resource already has a review and test shots."Good girls go to heaven. Bad ones go to hell. And girls on fast bikes go anywhere they want." Elena
06-06-2012, 09:02 PM #8
Does it have auto-compose?
06-06-2012, 09:29 PM #9
damn, that does look cool. only flaw I can see is the flash looks like it'd break easilyLord King of the Beater-Kooks
09-23-2012, 07:28 PM #10
Bringing this one back up.
Accepting image quality sacrifice, if I wanted to spend less, what is the next best thing with same size/weight camera?Life is not lift served.
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09-23-2012, 09:14 PM #11
09-23-2012, 11:52 PM #12
Thanks smmokan, I can get the s100 locally here for almost half price of the Sony RX100. Newer S110 is not much cheaper though.
All have good weight/size though. Intended use is in the mountains, stored in a waist belt pouch. Would have got the G15 but probably too bulky.Life is not lift served.
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09-24-2012, 10:00 AM #13
What are people's thoughts on this vs the G1X?
Justcuz\\\'s thread discussed it a little bit, but curious about what more people have to say...A fucking show dog with fucking papers
09-24-2012, 10:08 PM #14
Anybody want a BNIB Canon S100 for $330 shipped? PM me.
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09-25-2012, 09:26 AM #15
09-26-2012, 10:15 PM #16...Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain that is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain...
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