Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Media Preview @ Ecoba Restaurant & Bar

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DSC002441 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Media Preview @ Ecoba Restaurant & Bar
On 26th July 2012, I was invited to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 media preview as a blogger. When I heard that it’s a compact camera, I thought it would be those normal old boring type of camera.

Upon hands on, I was kinda shocked to see the amazing outcome. I especially love the bokeh effects in the photos that I took effortlessly as the lens features seven-bladed circular aperture. During the whole hands on process, I only used Auto mode. As I’m not an avid photographer, I prefer less technical settings as possible to achieve good results.

This pocketable Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 will be in the stores early August 2012 with the retail price of RM 2,499.

Here are some of the photos I took using Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100:

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Bokeh Effects

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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Auto Portrait Framing
Auto Portrait Framing

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Specifications Sheet

DSC-RX100 digital still camera
Image Sensor
1.0 type (13.2 x 8.8mm) “Exmor” CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
(Effective resolution) Approx. 20.2 megapixels
(Gross resolution) Approx. 20.9 megapixels
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*, with 7 elements in 6 groups (4 aspheric elements including AA lens); F1.8 (Wide) – 4.9 (Tele); focal length = 10.4-37.1mm; 35mm effective focal length (Still Image 3:2) = 28-100mm 
Zoom range
Optical: 3.6x; Clear Image Zoom 7.2x
7.5cm (3.0type) (4:3) / 1,229,000 dots / Xtra Fine / TruBlack / TFT LCD
Image stabilisation
(Still image) Optical SteadyShot
(Movie) Optical SteadyShot Active Mode with electronic compensation (anti-rolling)
Focus modes
Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus
Focus area
Multi point AF (25 points) / Centre weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible spot (face tracking) Digital Zoom: approx. 4x (still images / movies)
Sensitivity (still image)
Auto(ISO125-6400, selectable with upper/lower limit), 125/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 (Expandable to ISO 80/100) Multi Frame NR: Auto (ISO125-25600) equivalent, 200/400/800/1600/3200/
6400/12800/25600 equivalent
NB: ISO 12800 and higher settings are achieved through combining Multi Frame Noise Reduction and By Pixel Super Resolution technology.
Continuous shooting
Speed Priority Continuous Mode: Approx.10 fps
Continuous mode: 2.5 fps (AF-S)
Shooting modes
Superior Auto, Intelligent Auto, Program Auto (Program shift available), Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Scene Selection, Movie, Sweep shooting
Picture Effect modes
Toy Camera, Pop Colour, Posterisation, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration
Other Shooting functions
Face Detection, Face Registration, Smile Shutter, Dual Rec, Grid Line, Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll), MR (memory recall), Exposure Bracketing, White Balance Bracketing, Peaking, MF Assist, Auto Portrait Framing, Photo Creativity, Shooting Tips
Movie record
AVCHD: 28M PS (1920×1080, 50p) / 24M FX (1920×1080, 50i ) / 17M FH (1920×1080, 50i)
MP4: 12M (1440×1080, 25 fps) / 3M VGA (640×480 25 fps)
Battery life
(Still Image) Approx. 330 / Approx. 165 min. (CIPA standard)
(Movie) Approx. 80 min.( AVCHD, MP4, shooting in factory preset mode)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Approx. 101.6 x 58.1 x 35.9mm  (CIPA compliant)
Approx. 213g (body only)
Approx. 240g (with battery and Memory Stick Duo)
Supplied accessories
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor AC-UD10, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Shoulder Strap Adaptor, Instruction Manual

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  1. suituapui says:

    Nice shots! You're in the contest or not? If you are, good luck!!!

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Thanks! I will join for sure! I wanted this camera so badly 😀

  2. Sherrie Pui says:

    Eeee so nice!!!

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Nice leh!!! Me want it!

  3. Pou Leen says:

    Seems like a really awesome cam!!!! ><

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Yes it's really awesome babe! You need to try it to believe it! 😀

  4. Simple Person says:

    kewl camera and lots of function…

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Ya I totally love it!
      The also have programme and manual function but I have limited time with the camera so I'm hoping to get a review unit soon 😀

  5. de engineur says:

    Wow, this is not just another Compact camera. It's very close to dslr in terms of price, setting control and image quality.

    A bit pricey but, if you dont like the bulky slr then this should be a decent alternative. Great pics there, BTW.

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      True! I'm considering this to replace my bulky 4 years old DSLR :p

  6. Hilda Milda™ says:

    Digital camera huh? But 2.5k, quite pricey T__T Love this bokeh effect as well! Not all camera can get bokeh effect with auto focus mode lehh, good camera indeed :O

  7. [SK] says:

    since i know i won't be given those camera for free, so i think those food are more interesting to me!! hahahaha~~ 😀

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Hahaha I also not getting it for free ler :/

  8. Shirley Tay says:

    I'm impressed with the pix! Very nice camera, dear!

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Same here! I really love the results… it's like I'm a pro photographer! Hehe!

  9. Bella Enveeus says:

    Pretty cool camera. Since I had my DSLR, lately I feel so lazy lugging the big ass camera everywhere I think I need a smaller, more compact camera but with DSLR photo quality. The photos from this camera doesn't look so bad! 🙂

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      That's exactly how I feel XD

  10. Yuki says:

    The photos have awesome quality for such a small camera! I'm used to the fact that bigger pro-cameras take nice photos and smaller cameras are just for everyday use, lol 😛

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      It's different now, Yuki! 😀

  11. Smitten ByFood says:

    Woahhh… the quality of the photo is indeed really good!!! Btw, so sorry have been super busy at work, don't have time to blog or read any blog posts. Hopefully things will get better over the next few weeks. =)

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      No problem! Hope you're doing well there 😀

  12. missyblurkit says:

    the macarons look inviting:D love the petiteness of the camera. but the price is kinda steep:(

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Haha I know right! But it's a high tech one so I guess that's why it's not cheap 🙂

  13. Armstrong says:

    I've saving to get any of Samsung's NX… the newest la better hehee.

    But I see this Sony's spec really good also. And I like your pictures here.

    Anyway, happy August, Charmaine!

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Are you considering on getting it instead? 😀

  14. josarine says:

    is it as good as ur DSLR?

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Better! I don't need to set anything to come out with awesome pics!

  15. Fluffy FurFer says:

    I am impressed! O.O. Like totally. Never thought Samsung would catch up so fast with DSLR kind of quality. *mejelly*

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      It's Sony ah dear! :X

    2. Fluffy FurFer says:

      eh pai seh. LOL. I guess the Samsung one is another blog entry i read. fohhhh, malunya

  16. Kian Fai Koh says:

    hmmm, looks great. but I am still eye-ing for cannon digi cam XD

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Why Canon le? 😉

  17. Chuen says:

    My digicam sucks in dark places and this looks good! But the price…haha

  18. Camy says:

    wow the outcome is so nice!

  19. George Lim says:

    Was going to test out this unit for my photography needs. How is it perform as compared with the NEX models?

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      I find it not as complicated as NEX models.
      Probably they target beginners for this camera 😉

  20. foodeverywhere says:

    Looks really good, except it is a little pricy. But Sony products are always pricier than the rest. A/S is good thou, so I guess it comes with the price. But honestly, I own 4 Sony cameras and non gave me any warraanty issue. I guess they manage to deliver the quality eventhough cameras aren't really their forte.

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Quality comes first! I'd rather pay a bit more than having to warranty! 😀

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