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The Good: Great photo quality; compact size; smartly designed controls for manual shooting.

The Bad: Pricey; HD video recording not great.

The Bottom Line: If portability is ­paramount then the RX100 is well worth the price.

Editor's Review
By Chong Jinn Xiung, The Star | 10-01-2013

We have heard a lot of good things about Sony's latest compact camera, the DSC-RX100.

The camera has powerful features and it'll be interesting to see how it fares in a world dominated by DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILCs).

It is impressive just how much Sony managed to cram into such a small frame. The body itself is made from aluminium which gives it a solid look and feel.

The camera is designed such that it gives users easy access to manual controls. For instance, the control ring that wraps around the lens can be customised to do just about anything such as focusing, zooming, adjusting aperture and changing ISO settings.

There's also a function button for quickly adjusting settings like ­exposure compensation, white ­balance, d-range optimiser and ­creative filters (of which there are 13).

However, it lacks some features found on larger MILCs like an accessory port and electronic viewfinder (which can come in handy when outdoors).

The RX100 also doesn't have built-in WiFi which is disappointing because this is just the type of camera that would benefit from being able to upload photos directly to social networking sites. Also, while the metallic body is cool, it's a little hard to hold and a bit ­slippery.

 

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