Even though the digital point-and-shoot camera is a sunset industry right now thanks to the rise of smartphone photography, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 still holds up as an excellent digital point-and-shoot camera anyone can own and be fully satisfied with.
In case you haven't heard, the RX100 is a powerful little point and shoot camera that delivers superb quality images. This is due to the large one-inch 20-megapixel image sensor coupled with a high quality lens for stellar low-light performance.
Sony's RX100 changed the way people think of point-and-shoot cameras. Previously, many find the bulkier DSLR cameras are better than the smaller ones.
The RX100 became the perfect companion for smartphone owners, those who need a more powerful camera at their disposal in situations where their smartphone cameras can't handle well.
In fact, the RX100 has replaced DSLRs among amateur photographers and hobbyists who opted to go light in their photography without compromising image quality.
The release of the Sony RX100 in 2012 helped postponed the death of the point-and-shoot, and this was again further delayed last year when Sony released a follow-up, the RX100 Mark II, which added new features such as a tilt-able LCD display, a hot shoe and wireless capabilities.
Next month, Sony will start selling a brand new RX100, dubbed as the Mark III, with more improvements and new features added. This clearly proves that there is still a market for top-of-the-line pocket cameras, at least until smartphone camera technology supersede them.
Sony has outdone itself with its recently-launched RX100 Mark III by making the third model much more powerful than its predecessors while retaining the stylish and pocketable design of its forebears.
Firstly, the RX100 Mark III shares the same critically-acclaimed one-inch type 20-megapixel CMOS image sensor found in the previous RX100 models.
The one-inch sensor delivers about four times greater image capture area than the smaller 1/2.3-inch sensor commonly used in compact cameras. Larger image sensors, typically found in DSLRs and micro four thirds cameras takes in significantly more light and deliver brighter and clearer images.