The sensor in the RX100 is around four times larger than the 1/2.3"-type used in many point-and-shoot cameras
Sony is billing the Cyber-shot RX100 as "The professional's compact camera"
The 1.0-inch sensor in the Sony RX100 means it can capture photos with considerably more detail and should be able to cope better in low light
Measuring 4 x 2.3 x 1.4 inches (101.6 x 58.1 x 35.9 mm) the aluminum body means the RX100 is strong while still weighing just 240 g (with battery)
The F1.8-4.9 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens of the Sony RX100 has a 35mm effective focal length of 28-100mm
A Control Ring that surrounds the lens body on the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 allows users to adjust exposure, zoom and other functions with a spin of the fingers
The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 benefits from a 25-point autofocus system, including tracking and flexible spot options
The Cyber-shot RX100 is capable of 10fps continuous shooting in 'Speed Priority' mode
The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 uses the optimized BIONZ image processor and can shoot JPEG, RAW or both at once
Compact cameras are great in that their pocket-sized form means you can always have them with you when you need to take a photo. Unfortunately this 'pocketability' often comes at a price ... the small sensors manufacturers are typically limited to using provide less than stellar image quality. Sony has revealed the Cyber-shot RX100, a compact camera with a larger than usual 1.0-inch sensor which measures 13.2 x 8.8mm.
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