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

29 July 2012

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

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

    • Thanks! I will join for sure! I wanted this camera so badly πŸ˜€

  2. Eeee so nice!!!

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

    • Yes it's really awesome babe! You need to try it to believe it! πŸ˜€

  4. kewl camera and lots of function…

    • 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 πŸ˜€

  5. 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.

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

  6. 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]

    July 30

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

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

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

  9. 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! πŸ™‚

  10. Yuki

    July 30

    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 πŸ˜›

  11. Smitten ByFood

    July 31

    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. =)

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

    • Haha I know right! But it's a high tech one so I guess that's why it's not cheap πŸ™‚

  13. 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!

  14. Wow all looks really cute sweetie~~

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  15. josarine

    August 2

    is it as good as ur DSLR?

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

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

  17. Kian Fai Koh

    August 2

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

  18. Chuen

    August 2

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

  19. Camy

    August 2

    wow the outcome is so nice!

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

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    • I find it not as complicated as NEX models.
      Probably they target beginners for this camera πŸ˜‰

  21. 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.

    • Quality comes first! I'd rather pay a bit more than having to warranty! πŸ˜€

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