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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
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Price $399 to $649 at 9 stores $339 at 1 store $560 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date June 05, 2012 April 01, 2012 February 29, 2012
The Bottom Line The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100's compact, elegant design, generally excellent photo quality, bright, fast lens, and speedy performance make a great package if you don't mind spending a little more money. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's 20x zoom lens might be the main attraction, but the camera is all-around excellent. The feature-rich Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V has a great mix of speed and photo quality.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Flash Memory Info unavailable 12 MB Flash - Integrated
- Integrated
Type TFT activematrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4 in x 1.4 in x 2.3 in
4.1 in x 1.1 in x 2.3 in
4.2 in x 1.4 in x 2.4 in
Lens System 3.6 x x Zoom lens - 10.4 mm - 37.1 mm - F/1.8-4.9
20 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 86 mm - F/3.3-6.4
20 x x Zoom lens - 4.45 mm - 89 mm - F/3.2-5.8 G
Optical sensor type Exmor CMOS
MOS
Exmor R CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO auto (125-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 400
ISO auto
Memory storage capacity Info unavailable 12 MB
Info unavailable
Video capture AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
MJPEG - 320 x 240 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
Digital zoom 14 x
4 x
Info unavailable
Battery technology Info unavailable Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Weight 7.5 oz
6.5 oz
7.8 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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