Sony will update soon its line of compact cameras with new models, including the DSC-RX100 – one of the first compacts to integrate a 20-megapixel sensor.
Designed for more demanding users in terms of quality who want a compact, Sony optimized the DSC-RX100 for images captured under any condition. The camera comes with an ISO range from 100 to 25,600 and a Bionz image processor. The lens used is Carl Zeiss Vario Sonar T, which is capable of 3.6x optical zoom.
In shooting, the device is capable of capturing Full HD at 24 or 60 FPS in MPEG4 or AVCHD format with stereo sound.
The casing is made of aluminum and weighs 213 grams with dimensions at 102 x 59 x 36 mm. In terms of connectivity, it only has one USB port and one for HDMI, and if you are interested in certifications, the upcoming camera will be compatible with EyeFi memory cards.
The panel for captured content preview has a 3-inch diagonal and is a White Magic type. This technology, besides the fact that it is responsible for the brightest image, it also brings less energy consumption. The integrated flash is also there.
In what concerns the software and user interface, the level of manual settings will apparently be very close to a DSLR. Besides auto mode, users will be able to play with the manual mode to customize every detail of the capture process. A new mode, called MF Assist, will help get the best results in any environment.