Wired: RX100 is An Affordable Fav Point and Shoot

In a point and shoot gear roundup, timed for summer vacations and back to school, Wired rates the RX100 as an affordable fav.

You knew that right?

Yes and the best part is there are 6 versions of that camera…from the latest and greatest, the Mark VI to the original that costs only $368.00 on Amazon.

Need the basics? This tried-and-true Sony model, though several years old, is still a gem—especially since the price keeps dipping every time Sony releases newer versions. For as low as $370, you can scoop up this premium compact, which comes standard with a 3.6x optical zoom lens. It doesn’t have the modern amenities—it lacks both touch input and Wi-Fi—but the money you save by going for this slick Sony means you’ll have more dough left over for extra batteries, straps, SD cards, and cases for toting it into the wild.

Even after 5 revs, it still has a great spec

  • Approximately 20.1 megapixels , Exmor CMOS Sensor, 28-100mm equivalent F/18-49 lens, ISO 125-6400 Expandable ISO 80, 100, and 25,600, 3-Inch LCD screen with 12M dots
  • Operating temperature:Approx. 0°C to 40°C (32F° to 104F°).1080p video, Steady-Shot image stabilization,Rear control dial and customizable front control ring
  • Burst Mode (shots)-Approx10 fps,(VGA) Moving Image Size -640×480 30fps Approx3Mbps. Flash range:ISO Auto: approximately 0.3 meter to 17.1 meter (W), approximately 0.55 meter to 6.3 meter (T)
  • Bright F18 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with 36x zoom, Full HD 1080/60p video with manual control and dual record, ,Ultra-slim, sophisticated aluminum body
  • Dimension: 1016 mm x 581 mm x 359 mm, Weight: 213g (75 oz)
  • 20.2 MP Exmor”CMOS sensor – extreme low-light shots
  • Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with 3.6x zoom
  • Full HD 1080/60p video with manual control and dual record, 101.6 mm x 58.1 mm x 35.9 mm, 213g (7.5 oz.)
  • 3-Inch Xtra Fine LCD display with bright whites & true blacks
  • Ultra-slim, sophisticated aluminum body

I’ve shot with and reviewed the IV and V, but for the money…Wired is correct, it’s an affordable fav to take with you this summer.