Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, HD 1080p, 20.2MP, 3.6x Optical Zoom, 3” LCD Screen, Black

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More than just a compact, the Sony RX100 changes what you thought was possible with a point-and-shoot camera. Sleek, modern looks hide an advanced, extra large sensor that gives you unparalleled image capture with richer colours and incredible depth. You can also remember those special moments in exceptional detail thanks to Full HD video recording at the touch of a button.


  • Four times larger than standard sensor - the 1.0-type Exmore CMOS packs the details in. 20.2 effective megapixels give more vibrant shots along with exceptionally low noise level - even in low light situations.
  • The bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens has a wide aperture that lets in more light. It's also the key to limitless creative effects, with your subject in sharp focus against a smoothly-blurred background.
  • A 3.6x optical zoom gives you more intimate portraits and detailed shots. Clear Image Zoom pushes this to 7.2 with even more detail and no sacrifice of pixel count
  • You can capture crisp 1080p movies with the touch of a button in the popular AVCHD format. The HDMI-out slot on the camera even makes it easy to share everything on your HD TV.
  • SteadyShot Active Mode cuts down on shaky camera movement when shooting video, even while walking or zooming. It even reduces blur when shooting stills.
  • Enjoy the freedom to fine-tune your image with full control over automatic and manual exposure modes. Surrounding the lens, a smooth control ring allows effortless fingertip adjustment of exposure, zoom, picture effect and other functions.
  • Take control of your photos and videos and bring them to life through your PlayStation 3 with PlayMemories Studio. You can add sound effects, or edit your videos to make the perfect home movie quickly and easily.
  • In-camera retouching lets you add a professional sheen to any photo with red eye removal, unsharp mask and more - all without a computer.
  • A large and bright 3-inch LCD screen makes navigating your photos, reviewing shots and choosing settings a snap.
  • The lightweight aluminium casing not only cuts down on carry weight; it looks good too!

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Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 330 shots per charge
Camera Type
Digital Compact
HDMI output, USB 2.0
H58.1 x W101.6 x D35.9cm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Eligible for International Delivery
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
Carl Zeiss 28 - 100mm
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card (included)
Memory Card Type
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Li-ion battery
Screen size
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom


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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pocket rocket! Very high quality photos from a very small camera. Good low light performance. A camera you can slip into your pocket when you wouldn't bother to carry a DSLR. With such a large sensor the modest zoom range has to be accepted but with 20 MP to play with digital zoom is usable. The LCD screen can still be viewed in strong sunlight though I miss a viewfinder. Shorter battery life than I expected. 22 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sony RX100 I wanted a high quality compact to take hiking & cycling. If you do not need the additional features of mkii and mkiii versions (such as tilting screen, wifi & viewfinder) this is a real bargain. The picture quality is excellent, almost as good as my large sensor CSC APSc camera. It is easy to use and has all the DSLR style features. There is a customisable function button and also bright screen option for use when sunny. This is one of the few compacts with a largish 1" sensor. The low light/high ISO performance is quite reasonable, although would be better with a larger sensor camera. The Lowepro bags fit well. 02 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good camera, and NO problems with Cashback The camera controls are very well laid out and easy to use. The screen is exceptional in clarity, visibility in strong light, and colour. The larger than average sensor makes a great difference, for the better, in terms of light gathering, the colour rendition is very good (out of the camera without post processing), and the pixel count gives good definition. RE THE CASHBACK OFFER. Bought on-line 18.7.15, delivered 20.7.15 on which date I submitted claim with serial no. and VAT receipt uploaded. Confirmation email received immediately, 2nd to say claim being processed, and money in bank on 24.7.15 24 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super compact camera Easy to use and takes a super picture. Sony products never fail to impress! 09 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent What a great camera very easy to use! great features point and shoot . 08 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant little camera Firstly the buying experience of using click and collect worked without problem. I read a number of reviews for the RX100 all of which were positive, and I highly recommend the numerous YouTube videos. I own a Canon DSLR but my perception is that you carry a DSLR because you want to take pictures, but the RX100 is so small and 'pocketable' that you can have it with you whenever you are out and about and is immediately available for use. I have also bought the electronic version of the Alexander Smith Guide which is far superior to Sony's own offering. I have only had the camera a week but have already taken upwards of 200 pics and am very impressed with the results. You can be anything from the ultimate technical enthusiast and control aperture, shutter speed, manual focus etc etc but otherwise (like me so far) just set it to automatic and it will do the business. 05 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cashback nightmare! Very pleased with the service from John Lewis at point of purchasing and generally since experiencing problems with Cashback. Whilst I am happy with the camera, I would not buy it or recommend anyone else to on the grounds of cashback. Having had several attempts to register on their website with an invalid serial number fault I have 5 fruitless calls and an email to Sony who are claiming that the serial number is not part of the promotion. Strange that, being that it is the same model. On two occasions I have been promised a call from the manager but this has not happened. John lewis are aware of this and have been in evil at contact but have suggested that it is an issue with Sony, which I understand. I would not have purchased this camera had I know I would have such problems. I am not quite sure whether Sony would be breaching cods of practice by suggesting this, especially since there is no literature to suggest some serial numbers would be excluded, regardless of the model being included. I will pursue this but look at other makes as I am sure there customer service would be much more accurate and genuine. 12 January 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sony cashback is useless The camera is good as expected and met all my demands. I could have bought the item elsewhere for less money but I went for the cash back offer from Sony via John Lewis. After jumping through hoops I am still waiting! My advice is to purchase elsewhere and forget the cash back offer. 30 October 2014
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