Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 announced!
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Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 17679
Country: United States

Sony’s newly announced DSC-RX100 is a unique compact camera in design and performance. While it takes on the demeanor of a small, simple-to-use camera, it also provides a great deal of appeal for even the professional photographer.
This camera’s control range includes modes that will provide auto exposure and scene-recognition tactics, or you can be left entirely on your own when working in its full manual mode.
Beneath the sleek design is an impressive 1.0-inch 20.2MP sensor for outstanding image quality, and an incredibly fast Zeiss f/1.8 lens for low-light shooting and greater control over selective-focus applications.
Here are the product highlights:

  • 20.2MP 1" Exmor CMOS Low-Light Sensor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
  • Xtra Fine 3" LCD Display with WhiteMagic
  • Optical 3.6x Zoom & Digital 7.2x Zoom
  • Optical & Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video Capture
  • Ultra-Fast 0.13 Sec High-Speed AF
  • Face Detection & 10 fps Burst Mode
  • Record Stills Using JPEG, RAW, or Both
  • Aluminum Body with Built-In Pop Up Flash
You may pre-order the new Sony DSC-RX100 Digital Camera from B&H Photo.


DonM2
Registered: Aug 16, 2006
Total Posts: 297
Country: United States

This new Sony DSC-RX100 has impressive potential for a P&S cam.

However, all the above with great sensor and focus speed & accuracy doesn't mean a thing to me without a stellar short shutter delay!!!!

The absurd shutter delay in all P&S cams in my experience has been the biggest 'turn-off' and deal breaker in that genre for me!!

I cannot find any spec for this metric in this camera in all the verbiage I've seen.

DonM



Andrew222
Registered: Apr 18, 2011
Total Posts: 1
Country: United States

...Canon MUST respond or they will lose their S90/S95/S100 base. Simply put: people who reads these boards will pay big dollars for the truly pocketable digicam that shoots RAW, lets in a lot of light, and has the biggest sensor possible.

(Emphasis on fits in a pocket is intentional.)

This new Sony appears to win...and win big.



markd61
Registered: May 26, 2009
Total Posts: 457
Country: United States

DonM2 wrote:
This new Sony DSC-RX100 has impressive potential for a P&S cam.

However, all the above with great sensor and focus speed & accuracy doesn't mean a thing to me without a stellar short shutter delay!!!!

The absurd shutter delay in all P&S cams in my experience has been the biggest 'turn-off' and deal breaker in that genre for me!!

I cannot find any spec for this metric in this camera in all the verbiage I've seen.

DonM



+10

I am mystified why the public has put up with this for so long. I can only imagine that for the vast majority a P&S (read POS) camera was their first camera and they don't know better.

The same goes double for viewfinders.