Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-RX100
Large-sensor compact digital camera with 20.2-megapixels and an f/1.8 Carl Zeiss® lens
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I don't know if you've ever seen 10 Jack Russell terriers in full sprint. In county fair season around our Crutchfield HQ region, you can sometimes witness them racing around hay bales for fun and prizes. They're so fast that unless you're looking hard they'll be streaky blurs in front of your eyes.
So what does this have to do with the Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-RX100? Well, once upon a time I tried to take pictures of an event like this with a typical point-and-shoot. Predictably, I documented streaky blurs. If I'd had the high-speed autofocusing DSC-RX100 in my shirt pocket that day I'd have taken home high-resolution, 10 frames-per-second continuous action shots that would have brought home the pure fun and excitement of a classic American summer moment.
The RX100 is a rare breed. It's got the convenience of a point-and-shoot for sure. But it's got features that you don't normally see in a camera this compact. The biggest eye-opener is a 1" Exmor CMOS sensor, which is almost two and a third times as large as most of the other sensors in the compact camera class. In combination with its light-sensitive Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8 - 4.9 lens, this camera is capable of taking vibrant, detailed pictures and video that will rival what you'd expect from a bigger, more expensive DSLR rig. Even in low light.
The lens has a 3.6X zoom range, so you don't have to be right next to your subject to get the framing you'd like. A control ring on the lens gives you access to intuitive manual adjustments. 1080/60p videos and 20.2-megapixel stills enjoy the benefits of DSLR-like program, aperture-priority, shutter-priority, and full manual modes (P/A/S/M). Plus, unlike most other cameras in its class, the RX100 will capture still shots in RAW mode, so you have extra information with which to pull the best possible image from your files.
Tech features aside, you'll enjoy the pure spontaneous experience of having this camera available 24/7. As mentioned before, it fits in a jacket pocket. The ultra-high, 1229k-dot resolution WhiteMagic LCD display is specifically designed to be viewable in bright daylight. And the aluminum body is sleek, easy to handle, and tough.
From baby's first steps, to that dream vacation in the islands, these cameras make it easy to capture life's greatest hits. Today's cameras have helpful automatic features, like face detection and scene recognition that make shooting more foolproof than ever. And they all have plenty of megapixels for detailed photos that stay sharp, even when you enlarge and print them.
Even compared to a full frame Nikon D600 which is my main camera, this small Sony is very impressive. My only complaint is that many optional adjustments are not available unless in aperture or shutter priority or the full manual mode is selected. I realize this is to prevent novice users to ruin a shot, but an experienced user should have something like a "master switch" to override the grayed out menu items.
Pros: Great image quality and small, pocket able size.
Cons: Limited menu access in program modes.
Have not had it long enough for an in-depth review...however, I am very pleased with this camera so far. The image quality is excellent and seems to be especially good in low light. I am down-sizing from a DSLR, as I wanted something more mobile and always ready. I am tired of constantly switching lenses to get the right shot and lugging everything around when I travel. I had a hard time choosing which point and shoot to get, as none seem to cover all bases. This seems to be a good fit for me as it has lots of manual options, but can be used quite simply as well.
Pros: Large sensor, excellent image quality
Cons: No built-in viewfinder, wish it had more zoom, poor grip design - knew these things when I chose it.
Great camera for a small size. Very quality photos indoors/outdoors. Quality goes down as you use zoom, but that's expected I ordered the scratched/dent option, but mine had a scratch on the lcd display. I only expected scratches on the body.
Pros: - Big sensor packed in a small camera - Very good quality photos
Cons: - Once you start using the zoom, photo quality goes down - LCD was scratched
Can't transfer movies from camera to Mac or Ipad. Crutchfield support tells me it's a software compatibility issue and there is a workaround if I jump thru some hoops, but that's a deal breaker for me. Usual good customer support from Crutchfield-efficient and quick .
Best pocket camera period. Used it to take more than 1000+ pictures on my recent 10 day trip to Spain. Shot all kinds of pictures including daytime, night time, indoor (good and low light), macro (food) and the shots were all amazing. Buy this camera now!
Pros: Perfect everything. Most amazing for me was the accurate and super fast focus. Unreal camera!
Cons: Absolutely none in terms of features and performance. The sheer number of options can definitely be overwhelming though :)
The quality of this camera for its size just can't be beat. I'm an experienced DSLR shooter and I am completely satisfied with carrying this around as an alternate when I just don't want to lug around the big cameras. The image quality is fantastic and it handles poor lighting almost as well as a current generation APS-C size sensor in a DSLR. There is a bit of noise and smudging from the noise-reduction in ISO 3200 and above, but surprisingly it is handled really really well.
The menus and the ui is intuitive and well laid out. I come from a Nikon ecosystem and had no problem adapting to the Sony menus and buttons. The manual controls are quick to access let you make fast adjustments.
The battery life is about what you would expect from a point and shoot. I wish it was better, but oh well.
The screen is bright and has worked well even in daylight. I was worried about not having a viewfinder, but so far composing on the screen has been fine.
The lens is fast when at 28mm (equivalent), but stops down pretty fast when you zoom. There just probably wasn't room in the lens to keep the aperture open wide at zooms unfortunately.
Pros: Amazing image quality. Very small size. Manual controls are intuitive and quick to access.
Cons: Battery life could be better.
This is an amazing little camera. The CMOS sensor low light capability blows away everything else I've considered. The" watercolor" effect on this camera is astounding - I use it a lot. Others have said that the camera is difficult to hold, and that a special add-on grip is needed. I found an inexpensive third party camera case solves this problem.
Pros: Low light capability, resolution, watercolor effect
Cons: Price, location of the pop-up flash, lack of a coherent manual is a real problem, but I got great a third party Kindle download manual that has been great. Without it , I'm afraid that you are LOST.
"Know your tools" This camera has a wide range of capabilities. A novice can use it and a Pro can also use the camera in different modes and obtain superb images. The difference is in understanding the challenges the photographer faces in creating a powerful image. This translates knowing which controls to use to get the desired results. The Sony RX100 has a very complex interface, or it seems to have until you have your first epiphany! Then the "work flow" of shooting with this camera suddenly pops from confusion to clarity.
The Carl Zeiss f1.8 lens is extraordinary: sharpness that is hard to believe. the sensor is huge for a pocket sized camera and the Camera works very well in low-light situations. You may even get better landscapes than you have ever created before when using the controls built into this small but precise instrument. I like the camera's small size for candid shots. I suppose it seems antithetical but I do confess to placing the Sony RX100 on a small tripod for low light and night photography.
Pros: Picture quality is superb! Fast lens, excellent for low-light photos.
Cons: Price seems high until you use the camera then you realize what you have paid for. I too would like to have had a viewfinder. I would have been even happier had they rid the camera of the pop-up flash and installed a hot shoe instead. This would allow using radio remotes for triggering the shutter for long exposures without using the self-timer. Also a hot shoe would allow the use of variety of dedicated flash units. Be sure to purchase a separate stand-alone battery charger and a one sp
I was worried about lack of viewfinder when in bright outside light but I could see fine if I took off my sunglasses. I wish it came with a separate battery charger so you could swap charged batteries. You can buy separately. I found, however, that battery lasted longer than advertised. Did fine with auto settings but I plan on learning more about the manual settings.
Pros: Fast, good battery life, bright screen. Good mix of settings
Cons: Battery charger not included. Lack of viewfinder.
Having owned a number of point & shoot cameras in the past before I went the DSLR route, I am still able to pull up pictures from those cameras and be quite satisfied. As the ridiculous megapixel war raged on, the image quality kept getting worse and worse. Even though I haven't shot with one in years, I do keep up on all the news and, more importantly, all the image samples from testing sites. Nothing has been impressive whatsoever. That is, until I started seeing samples from the RX100. I had a Sony Nex-5n for about 6 months and 8,000 shots, and while I mostly liked the camera, the lenses really don't do the sensor any justice. I decided to try the RX100 as a portable all-in-one for my better half & so far she really likes it. I can say the image quality is quite amazing for such a dense little sensor, yet when the going gets tough, there is more than enough leeway to reduce the size of images, which often reduces most of the grain, mush and noise (especially at high ISO).
Pros: Small, very portable, solid build, great image quality, better dynamic range than I've seen on any previous point & shoot camera. Able to set the highest acceptable ISO & the multi-shot night mode are my favorite features.
Cons: Auto portrait produces horrible results-turned it off. Some of the scene modes, while seemingly intuitive, won't produce the desired result.
Initially, I wanted to give this camera a 4-star rating but I had to give it 5 stars because I purchased it after having read many professional and purchaser reviews and it is what it is - a high quality pocket camera that takes great photos and excellent movies. That said, after taking over 150 photos and movies in the past 2 weeks, I can see where the smooth body might be a problem securely gripping the camera with sweaty hands in the summer heat. It was my experience that the flash is too intense at close range but that can be pleasantly negated by mastering the fine art of tilting the flash to bounce it off a surface above or below the subject. I did accidently completely drain the battery by leaving it plugged into my computer's USB port when in the USB mode. One word of caution - do not misplace the USB cable as the camera end is not a standard mini-USB connector and charging or downloading could be a problem (wouldn't life be great if USB cables were all the same?).
This is not a camera for the casual point and shoot user that doesn't want to take the time to study the menu and learn how to set up the Function and Memory features. Sure, it will take good pictures in one of the Auto Modes but if you're going to shoot in Auto most of the time then I would argue to save your money and consider one of the many other fine point and shoot cameras. But if you want creativity, quality photos and video, all from a camera that you can always have with you then consider this.
Pros: Excellent videos but may require use of Active Steady Shot moving in rough terrain with slight loss of quality. Great panoramic photos. Wonderful portraits and mid to close range photos. 42 mm Mag Filter circular polarizing filters available. Very compact.
Cons: Limited zoom but photos crops well. Small size could be a problem for big hands - get in habit of using wrist strap. Menu could be better organized but mostly negated by customizing Memory feature and Function button. Lense ring is very slow - use rear dial instead. USB charging cable not standard.
This camera takes impressive photos...and fits easily into your jacket pocket. Also, the shutter speed seems faster then my Nikon D5000. Overall, it takes amazing photos but I still need to learn how to use all the functions on the camera b/c it does everything the DSLR ones do....Thanks again Crutchfield!!
Pros: Image Quality, Fast shutter speed, Pocketable
Cons: Location of the flash is annoying! (left top side where your finger usually is on a Point-and-shoot)
Fantastic little camera. It takes pictures you would not believe, and is small enough to keep with you all the time.
The Sony RX100 is a solid (metal body) but small (really pocketable) point-and-shoot looking camera. With a 1"-in-diagonal and 20 Mp sensor it beats all its competitors in terms of image quality. I have printed 17"x22" prints that can compete with 4/3 or DSLR-made images in everything but the very tip of the 4 corners. It provides all the choices that an exacting amateur or a pro may expect from a P&S in this price range. Video quality is excellent and it includes the same "sweeping-panorama" function as the NEX generation (more successful than Fuji in doing so). Except for its price, but quality has a price, it is a dream camera. [I dreamt it, Sony made it! ;o) ]
Pros: Solid alloy body. Small body big sensor. High resolution, excellent behavior in low light. All the bells and whistles one may want in a serious/pro digital Point & Shoot camera. Excellent lens. Excellent video. Easiness of use. Shooting options (ISO, WB, format, image quality...) easily and quickly accessible. Lens maximum aperture: f 1.8
Cons: Neither hot shoe nor potential addition of an electronic view-finder. The automatic curtain protection of the lens always makes me nervous. What if the mechanism undergoes problems opening or closing?
Wow. Really like it. I used and returned the Panasonic LX7 as picture quality fell short of my 5 year old Canon S90 - IMHO. This camera takes excellent photos. As an amateur that's all I need. People do reviews about every little detail on the camera. Heres the sum: IT IS SMALL - IT TAKES EXCELLENT PHOTOS! end of story.
Pros: Xlnt Photo Quality
Cons: Price - I guess.
- much better than anything else - in this catagory - it could seriously use more intruction/user/function manual -LCD is about the best i've seen in sunlight -- would like it to be better - support software is lacking, software for video editing is non functioning - for the price a much much better manual (pdf) could be expected and software support for video is very very poor
Pros: lens, lcd, size, quality execution,
Cons: Manual, instructions Software poor, nonexistent
A little on the pricey side but I really like the camera. Lots of features in a relatively small package. It's definitely a point and shoot on steriods.
Pros: Small Lots of features
Cons: None for what it is.
Beautiful images, compact form, good battery life. A zillion settings and options it will no doubt take me a long time to figure out, will stick with the basics for now and those 2 or 3 shooting modes I use most frequently.
Theroblem is that on every single photo, there's a smudge that shows up in the exact same spot. I've carefully cleaned the lens but the smudge remains, it must be in the inner optics or an issue with dust on the sensor, or something else in the bowels of the camera.
I would otherwise give this camera a solid 4 stars (maybe even 5?)...
I like this camera so much I'm sending it back to Crutchfield for a replacement, not a refund. Hopefully #2 will be free from this annoying defect.
Pros: Small, lightweight, good battery life, stellar photos
Cons: Defect causes smudge on same spot of every photo, flash seems fragile
Super fast and super discreet with super image quality! It has everything you need from a point and shoot and lots of stuff I wish my d700 had. I'm comfortable using iso 1600 at the drop of a hat. That's just about how I felt about my dslrs from just a couple of years ago. It focuses smarter than anything else I've seen, with its freakishly good face recognition and tracking focus. If you like to pretend it's a dslr or rangefinder, you will find it odd; too techy feeling, not Leica-like, etc. I personally find this camera so refreshing. I can stick it on a tiny tripod and do other serious stuff with it without attracting any attention. I can also snap away like it's a cell phone camera anytime anywhere.
Pros: Pocket sized, quiet, fast.
Cons: Screen isn't great in the brightest light, but you can still frame with it. Sony doesn't make a 100 dollar underwater case like canon does for their point and shoots. 1/2000 max shutter speed is a bit of a let down.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||28-100mm|
Memory Stick PRO Duo + PRO-HG Duo
|Effective Megapixel Count||20.2|
|Highest Resolution||5472 x 3648|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080/60p|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||8.5|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
3" LCD Screen: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 digital camera has a 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD TruBlack screen with 1,228,800 dots. The LCD brightness control can be set to Auto, Manual (-2 to +2), or Sunny Weather (appropriate for shooting outdoors). The camera has no separate viewfinder.
Recording Media: The camera is compatible with the following recording media: Memory Stick Duo (still images only), Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2 only for movie recording), Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards (Class 4 or higher).
Image Recording Formats: The camera records still images in JPEG (with Fine and Standard compression), RAW (unprocessed), and JPEG+RAW formats (images from both formats created at the same time). Moving images can be recorded in AVCHD format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) with Dolby Digital 2ch audio or MPEG-4 with AAC stereo audio.
Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera uses a large 13.2 x 8.8mm (1") color Exmor CMOS image sensor with approximately 20.9-million total pixels and 20.2-million effective pixels.
Lens: The camera is equipped with a bright Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* (T-star) 3.6x zoom lens. It has a focal length of 28-100mm (35mm equivalent) for recording still images, 29-105mm for recording 16:9 movies, and 36-128mm for 4:3 movies (when SteadyShot is set to Standard). The aperture range is F1.8-11.0 (W) and F4.9-11.0 (T).
Clear Image/Digital Zoom: In addition to the 3.6x optical zoom, you can reach higher zoom scales by engaging the Clear Image Zoom or the Digital Zoom, or both. The amount of zoom depends upon the image size as follows:
|Image Size||Optical Zoom||Digital Zoom
(includes 3.6x Optical Zoom)
|Clear Image Zoom||Maximum Zoom Scale|
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode: Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode can provide blur-free movies, even while walking. Camera-shake compensation using Optical SteadyShot/Active Mode has been improved with the addition of new electronic image stabilization. This makes it easier to obtain sharp movies, even when zooming in unsteady situations.
Still Image Sizes: When recording digital still images, the DSC-RX100 allows you to choose from the following image sizes and aspect ratios:
|Large||5472 x 3648||5472 x 3080||2864 x 3648||3648 x 3648|
|Medium||3888 x 2592||3648 x 2056||3648 x 2736||2544 x 2544|
|Small||2736 x 1824||2720 x 1528||2592 x 1944
640 x 480
|1920 x 1920|
Sweep Panorama: You can record multiple images while moving the camera in an arc, either horizontally or vertically. You can choose the direction to pan the camera while taking the images. These images can be compiled into a single panoramic image, and played back on a 3D TV. The available image sizes include:
Recording Movies: Besides recording still images, you can also record movies in AVCHD or MPEG-4 formats. Available image sizes and movie quality include:
|Movie Format/Quality||Average Bit-rate||Image Size|
|AVC HD PS||28 Mbps||1920 x 1080/60p|
|AVC HD FX||24 Mbps||1920 x 1080/60i|
|AVC HD FH||17 Mbps||1920 x 1080/60i|
|MP4 12M||12 Mbps||1440 x 1080/30fps|
|MP4 VGA 3M||3 Mbps||640 x 480/30fps|
Note: You can shoot continuously for approximately 29 minutes. Maximum MPEG-4 movie file size is approximately 2 GB.
Dual Recording: When recording a movie, you can also take a still image at the same time. When the movie recording is set to other than VGA 3M, the large images are 17M, while the small images are 4.2M. At VGA 3M, you can record a 13M Large image or a 3.2M Small image. Dual Recording is not available when recording 60p 28M (PS) movies.
Customizable Function Button: The camera features a Function button that allows you to assign up to 7 functions for quick access. Assignable functions include: Exposure Comp, ISO, White Balance, DRO/Auto HDR, Picture Effect, Focus Mode, Autofocus Area, Drive Mode, Metering Mode, Flash Mode, Flash Compensation, Creative Style, Soft Skin Effect, Image Quality, Image Size, Smile/Face Detect, and Aspect Ratio. During playback, you can press the Function button to change the orientation of the photo on the display.
Memory Recall: The Memory Recall mode can memorize up to three groups of the user's preferred settings. Settings include zoom magnification, white balance, exposure compensation, date, and grid lines. This enables you to quickly switch the settings at the right moment.
Drive Modes: The camera offers multiple Drive Modes. In addition to single image shooting, you can choose from the following:
Auto Focus Areas: You can select from the following auto focusing areas:
Tracking Focus: If you are trying to photograph a moving subject, you can use the tracking focus feature to keep the subject in focus as it moves around the frame. If Face Detection and tracking focus are used at the same time, the camera will track a selected face if it is registered with the camera.
AF Illuminator: The AF (auto focus) Illuminator briefly provides fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. You can set the AF Illuminator to Auto or Off.
Face Detection: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and controls flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to deliver accurate, natural skin tones with reduced red-eye. It can also give priority to children or adults. You can also select and register an individual's face to be given priority.
Smile Shutter Mode: The Smile Shutter technology automatically detects and captures a smiling face. Simply activate by pressing the Smile Shutter button and the camera will capture a smile the moment it happens. You can adjust the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity as desired.
Scene Recognition: Scene Recognition mode automatically detects eight different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings: Portrait, Baby, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Backlight Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Low Brightness, and Macro. You can select from Auto or Advanced Scene Recognition modes.
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can select from the following shooting modes:
Note: The Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual shooting modes are available for movies as well as still images.
Exposure Compensation: Besides auto exposure, you can adjust the exposure from +3.0EV to -3.0EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Built-In Flash: The camera's built-in flash features a range of 11-3/4" to 56' 1-3/4" with the zoom set to wide and 1' 9-1/2" to 20' 8" with the zoom set to telephoto. The flash settings include:
Red-eye Reduction: The flash pre-strobes before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon. You can set to Auto (when Face Detection is activated), On, or Off.
Metering Modes: You can select Spot, Center-weighted, or Multi-pattern Metering. Spot metering lets you adjust the exposure to the subject, even when the subject is a backlit or when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background. Center-weighted metering measures the center of the image and determines the exposure based on the brightness of the subject. When multi-pattern metering is used, the image is divided into multiple regions and metering is performed in each region. The camera judges the subject position and background brightness, and determines a well-balanced exposure.
White Balance: When the white balance is set to auto, the white balance is set automatically in response to the condition of the subject, and the overall color balance is adjusted. When shooting under special lighting conditions, you can select the settings manually. When using flash, you can select the flash white balance mode. The white balance can also be set to Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (warm white), Fluorescent (cool white), Fluorescent (day white), Fluorescent (daylight), Color Temperature/Filter, Custom (adjust white balance depending on the light source) or Custom Set (memorizes the basic white color which will be used).
Grid Lines: The cameras on-screen grid lines make it easy to set a subject's horizontal and vertical position. You can choose from three grid line overlays: Rule of 3rds, Square, and Diagonal + Square.
Histogram: A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.
In-camera Guide: An on-screen function guide text/icon display makes it easy to learn the camera functions that give you greater creative freedom to adjust photo settings. The function guide can be turned on or off as desired.
Strap: The camera includes a wrist strap and two adapters that allow you to attach an optional shoulder strap.
Folder View Modes: The Sony DSC-RX100's View Mode allows you to select your recorded images and movies by sorting them into three folders: Still, MP4, and AVCHD.
Index View: In addition to viewing images one-by-one in full screen, you can view multiple images at once in the index view mode. The index feature lets you to display a total of 4 (2 x 2) or 9 (3 x 3) images at once.
Slide Show: The Slide Show function lets you play back images one after the other. You can select from the following slide show effects (Simple, Nostalgic, Stylish, or Active). The interval between the pictures can be adjusted, allowing you to choose 1, 3, 5, and 10 seconds. When repeat is selected, the images are replayed in a continuous loop.
Playback Zoom: You can enlarge a recorded still image up to 8x the size of the original image. Once the image is zoomed, you can pan left to right and up or down through the image.
Rotating Images: Recorded images can be rotated 360-degrees in 90-degree increments on the camera's LCD screen.
Picture Effect: You can add effects to images to make them look like a watercolor or illustration. The original image as well as the retouched image can be saved.
Deleting/Protecting Images: You can delete a selected image, or you can delete all the unprotected images at once. In order to avoid accidentally deleting of an image, it can be protected.
Print Mark: You can place a print mark on still images recorded with this camera. This mark is convenient when you have images printed at a shop that conforms to the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard.
Battery Information: The DSC-RX100 is powered by the supplied NP-BX1 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Using the supplied AC-UD11 AC adapter, the battery can be fully charged in the camera in approximately 155 minutes. Under normal operating conditions, the battery has the following capacity:
|Function||Battery Life||Number of Images|
|Recording Still Images||Approx. 165 min||Approx. 330 images|
|Viewing Still Images||Approx. 250 min||Approx. 5000 images|
|Recording Movies||Approx. 80 min||---|
Internal Battery: The camera has an internal rechargeable battery for maintaining the date and time and other settings regardless of whether the power is on or off. The battery is continually charged as long as you are using the camera. If the camera isn't used for about a month, the internal battery can become discharged. The camera can still be used with a discharged internal battery, however, the date and time will not be shown. The internal battery can be fully recharged in approximately 24 hours with the power off and a charged battery pack is in the camera.
HDMI: The RX100 has a micro-HDMI (Type D) output on the bottom of the camera for connecting the camera to an HDTV. A micro-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required to make the connection. If you are connecting to a Sony Bravia TV with Bravia Sync, you can control the camera using the TV's remote control. A 3D-capable TV is required for viewing 3D Panorama Sweep images.
Micro USB : The camera features a single micro USB jack on the bottom of the camera for connecting the supplied USB cable for downloading your photos to your computer or printer, or charging the battery in the camera. The interface is USB 2.0 High Speed compatible.
PlayMemories Home: The DSC-RX100 has built-in PlayMemories Home software that can be installed on your computer when you connect the camera via USB. With the PlayMemories Home software you can:
Note: The "PlayMemories Home" software is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems only. If you wish to play back images on a Mac, you can use applications that are pre-installed on your Mac.
Image Data Converter: Image Data Converter software is required to process images recorded in RAW format. It is not included with the camera, but can be downloaded to your computer, using a URL printed in the manual. Image Data Converter is compatible with Windows and Mac. Functions available when using Image Data Converter include:
Local stores may have the battery. You can also purchase the battery here: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_158NPBX1/Sony-NP-BX1.html [ Jeff Jan 03, 2014 ] Staff