Sony Cyber-shot Point and Shoot Style Camera Guide

sony point and shoot camera guide

In this Sony CyberShot Camera Guide I will give you all the information and links you need for the current and recently discontinued models including the: Sony RX1R II, RX1R, RX1, RX10 IV, RX10 III, RX10 II, RX10, RX100 VI, RX100 VA, RX100 IV, RX100 III, RX100 II, RX100, HX400v, HX99v, HX80, etc…

Full Frame Point and Shoot Cameras

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II

Key Features:

  • 42MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Variable Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 Lens
  • Full HD 1080p60 Video & XAVC S Format
  • 399 Phase-Detect AF Points & 5 fps Burst
  • 0.39″ 2.36M-Dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • 3.0″ 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • ISO 102400 & Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Lens Filter Thread = 49mm
  • Weight = 1.11 lb / 507 g with battery and card
  • Price = ~$3298 US @ BHPhoto | Amazon

My Sony RX1R II Review >>

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R

Sony RX1R

Key Features:

  • 24.3MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 Lens
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • 3.0″ 1,229k-Dot Xtra Fine LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24 or 60 fps
  • High Speed AF and MF Focus Peaking
  • Continuous Shooting Rate Up to 5 fps
  • Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 25600
  • Multi Interface Shoe
  • Lens Filter Thread = 49mm
  • Weight = 1.06 lb
  • Price = from $2000 US @ BHPhotoVideo | Amazon
  • Reviews >>

Sony Cyber-shot RX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Key Features:

  • Full Frame 24MP CMOS Sensor
  • JPEG, 14-bit RAW Image Capture
  • 35mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* Lens
  • Xtra Fine 3″ LCD Display
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24 or 60fps
  • High Speed AF
  • Dedicated Focus, Iris and Macro Rings
  • Full Frame 24MP Bursts at up to 5fps
  • Hot Shoe for External Flash, Viewfinder
  • Auto HDR Protects Highlight and Shadow
  • Lens Filter Thread = 49mm
  • Weight = 1.06 lb
  • Prices from $1000 US @ BHPhoto | Amazon

My Sony RX1 Review >>


1″ Sensor Point and Shoot Cameras

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV

Key Features:

  • 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.4-4 Zoom Lens
  • 24-600mm (35mm Equivalent) = 8.8mm – 220mm
  • Improved Optical Steadyshot
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • 3.0″ 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K30 VideoFull HD 1080p at 960 fps
  • ~Double Slow-Mo Record Time
  • Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Points
  • ISO 12800 and 24 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 1/32000sec max shutter
  • Lens Filter Thread = 72mm
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Weight = 2.41 lb / 1095 g w/ battery and memory card
  • Price = $1698 US @ BHPhoto | Amazon

RX10 IV Reviews and Other Related Articles:

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Key Features:

  • 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.4-4 Zoom Lens
  • 24-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • 3.0″ 1.228m-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD
  • UHD 4K30 Video, Full HD 1080p at 960 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • ISO 12800 and 14 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Lens Filter Thread = 72mm
  • Weight = 2.41 lb / 1095 g with battery and memory card
  • Price = $1598 US @ BHphoto | Amazon
  • My Sony RX10 III Review >> 

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
  • 20.2 MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
  • Carl Zeiss 24-200mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Eq)
  • Slow Motion Video at 960 fps
  • 3.0″ 1228K-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine TFT LCD
  • XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Built-In Wireless and NFC Connectivity
  • Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 12800
  • Super Sonicwave Motor for Fast Autofocus
  • Lens Filter Thread = 62mm
  • Weight = 1.79 lb / 813 g with battery and memory card
  • Price = ~$998 US @ BHPhoto | Amazon
  • My Sony RX10 II Review >> 

Sony Cyber-shot RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Key Features:

  • 20.2MP 1″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Carl Zeiss 24-200mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Eq)
  • 3.0″ 1228K-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD
  • XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Full HD 1080i/p Video at 60 and 24 fps
  • Built-In Wireless and NFC Connectivity
  • Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 12800
  • Multi Interface Shoe and Control Ring
  • Super Sonicwave Motor for Fast Autofocus
  • Lens Filter Thread = 62mm
  • Weight = 1.79 lb / 811.93 g with battery and memory card
  • Price = $698 US @ BHPhoto | Amazon
  • My Sony RX10 Review >>

Sony RX100 VII

The Sony RX100 VII is going for $1198 US and features a newly developed 1″ stacked Exmor RS sensor that packs a DRAM chip and the latest BIONZ X image processor which enables it to shoot 20fps black-out free! For crazy accurate autofocus the new Sensor has 357-point focal-plane phase-detection AF + 425-point contrast-detection AF with world’s fastest 0.02 sec focus acquisition speeds. Other features the Sony RX100 VII is packing is the new Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF for Humans and animals, just like the New Sony A7R IV and A6400 which I just reviewed Here >> In addition the RX100 VI is offering a new Single Burst Drive mode at up to 90fps!! On the video side of things, the Sony RX100 VI is offering 4K HDR (HLG) with the same real time tracking technology for photos, 4K Active Steadyshot, and a new built in Microphone Jack!

Sony RX100 VI – Key Features:

  • 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor w/ DRAM chip
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.8-4.5 Lens
  • 24-200mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Fast Hybrid AF System with 357 Points
  • Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF for Humans and Animals
  • 20fps black-out free (Sony A9 Technology)
  • Single Burst Drive mode at up to 90fps
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • 4k Active Steadyshot
  • 4k video limited to 5 minute clips
  • 4k Video clips at new High Temp Mode can record much longer
  • No Built in ND Filter
  • Microphone Jack
  • Interval Shooting – Time-Lapse
  • HFR Mode for Full HD Video up to 960 fps
  • 0.39″ 2.36m-Dot OLED Pop-Up EVF
  • 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot 180° Tilting Touchscreen
  • ISO 12800 and 24 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Minimum Focus Distance = 3.15″ / 8 cm
  • Battery = NP-BX1, 3.6 VDC, 1240 mAh
  • Weight = 10.62 oz / 301 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
  • Price = $1198 US @ BHPhoto | Amazon
  • Sony RX100 VII Reviews >>

Sony RX100 VI

Sony RX100 VI Review

The Sony RX100 VI offers a 24-200mm effective optical range while maintaining almost the same ultra compact camera body size. The Sony RX100 VI also offers a new sensor which has 315 hybrid AF points making it way better for action photography subject tracking in video mode. The camera also features a new refined pop-up viewfinder that is easier to utilize and less cumbersome. In addition the RX100 VI also has more downward articulation and a touchscreen!

Sony RX100 VI – Key Features: 

  • 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.8-4.5 Lens
  • 24-200mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • HFR Mode for Full HD Video up to 960 fps
  • 4k video limited to 5 minute clips
  • 0.39″ 2.36m-Dot OLED Pop-Up EVF
  • 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot 180° Tilting Touchscreen
  • Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Points
  • ISO 12800 and 24 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Weight = 10.62 oz / 301 g with battery and memory card
  • Price = $1198 US

My Sony RX100 VI Review >>

Sony RX100 VI @ BHPhoto | Amazon

Sony RX100 VA

When compared to the older Sony RX100 IV which I reviewed here, Sony stuffed the New RX100 VA with much more power in the processing department via the Front End LSI. They also added a new sensor which incorporates a Hybrid AF System with 315 Phase detection pointsHigh Frame Rate mode (Slow Motion Video) is now available in full HD all the way up to 960 frames per second, and the max frames per second with photography shooting is now 24fps!

Sony RX100 VA – Key Features:

  • 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-70mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Points
  • super-fast 0.05-second AF speed
  • HFR Mode for Full HD Video up to 960 fps
  • 0.39″ 2.36m-Dot OLED Pop-Up EVF
  • 3.0″ 1.23m-Dot 180° Tilting LCD
  • ISO 12800 and 24 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Built-In ND Filter
  • Weight = 10.55 oz / 299 g with battery and memory card
  • Ultra Compact Pocket Size Camera
  • Retail Price = $998 US

My Sony RX100 VA Review >>

Sony RX100 VA @ BHPhoto | Amazon

Sony RX100 IV

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera is a versatile and advanced point-and-shoot featuring a large 20.1-megapixel 1″ Exmor RS CMOS sensor to produce high-resolution still imagery and 4K video. This sensor’s construction utilizes a stacked backside-illuminated design to improve clarity and image quality when working in dimly-lit conditions as well as to increase its sensitivity to a native ISO 12,800. By completely placing the camera’s photodiodes over the sensor’s processing structure, the light-gathering ability of the Exmor RS CMOS sensor is further improved over previous backside-illuminated devices and faster image processing capabilities are added as well. 16 fps of continuous shooting is made possible as well as UHD 4K movie recording with the option of Super Slow Motion frame rates of up to 960 fps. Also benefiting the performance of this sensor is the BIONZ X image processor, which helps to produce images with smooth quality and tonal gradations.

  • NEW 20.1 MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • EFL: 8.8-25.7mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-70mm)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: Wide: 1.97″ (5 cm) – Infinity, Telephoto: 11.81″ (30 cm) – Infinity
  • Super Speed anti-distortion Shutter 1/32000 sec
  • Built in 3-stop ND Filter
  • 2359k-Dot OLED Tru-Finder Pop-Up EVF vs 1440k-Dot on RX100 III
  • 3.0″ 1229k-Dot Multi-Angle Xtra Fine LCD
  • Slow Motion Video up to 960 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 12800 and 16 fps Continuous Shooting vs 10fps on RX100 III
  • Weight = 10.51 oz / 298 g with battery and memory card
  • Retail Price = $948 US vs $748 for RX100 III

Sony RX100 IV for ~$898 US @ BHPhoto | Amazon

My Sony RX100 IV Review >>

Sony RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera is a versatile and advanced point-and-shoot featuring a large 20.1 megapixel 1″ Exmor R CMOS sensor to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD video. This sensor’s design utilizes backside-illuminated technology to improve clarity and image quality when working in dimly-lit conditions as well as increase the sensitivity to a native ISO 12800. Benefitting the performance of this sensor is the BIONZ X image processor, which helps to produce images with smooth quality and tonal gradations as well as provide expedited performance throughout all aspects of the camera, including a continuous shooting rate of 10 fps in Speed Priority mode, shutter release lag of 0.008 sec., and XAVC S movie recording at 50 Mbps.

Sony RX100 III – Key Features:

  • 20.1MP 1″ Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-70mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 1440k-Dot OLED Tru-Finder Pop-Up EVF
  • 3.0″ 1229k-Dot Multi-Angle Xtra Fine LCD
  • Full HD Video in XAVC S, Clean HDMI Out
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 12800 and 10 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Manual Control Ring & Built-In ND Filter
  • Price = $748 US

My Sony RX100 III Review >>

Sony RX100 III @ BHPhoto | Amazon

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M2 Digital Camera

Sony announced a new updated version of the RX100 called the RX100 II. Featuring an updated Exmor sensor for better low light performance, an articulating rear lcd screen, and standard hot-shoe, the RX100MII is certainly worth consideration if your need more power and flexibility!

Sony RX100 II Key features:

  • 20.2 MP Exmor 1″ CMOS sensor – extreme low-light shots
  • Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens w/3.6x zoom
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi® or NFC
  • Up to ISO 12800 sensitivity w/ advanced noise reduction
  • Focus as fast as 0.13 seconds with high speed AF
  • P/A/S/M operating modes with smooth precise control ring
  • Record your photos as JPEG files, RAW files, or both
  • Multi-interface Smart Accessory Shoe for system accessories
  • Full HD 1080/60p video w/manual control and dual record
  • Large tiltable 3″ display w/ bright whites & true blacks
  • Retail Price = $748 US

My Sony RX100 II Review >>

Sony RX100 II @ BHPhotoVideo | Amazon

Sony RX100

Sony DSC-RX100 Digital Camera

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is the best ultra compact point and shoot I ever personally used!! The image quality is phenomenal and with the Carl Zeiss designed Zoom Lens the photos are extremely sharp.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Highlights

  • 20.2MP 1″ Exmor CMOS Low-Light Sensor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
  • Xtra Fine 3″ LCD Display with WhiteMagic
  • Optical 3.6x Zoom & Digital 7.2x Zoom
  • Optical & Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video Capture
  • Ultra-Fast 0.13 Sec High-Speed AF
  • Face Detection & 10 fps Burst Mode
  • Record Stills Using JPEG, RAW, or Both
  • Aluminum Body with Built-In Pop Up Flash
  • Price = $648 US

My Sony RX100 Review >>

Sony RX100 @ BHPhoto | Amazon

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Digital Camera

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Digital Camera is a high-zoom camera that offers ease of use akin to a point-and-shot, but with the design and control of a DSLR. It features a 20.4MP 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS sensor and a BIONZ X Image Processor for notable low light performance, as well as a 50x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T lens with a 100x Clear Image Zoom. A 4.3-215mm focal length with a 35mm equivalent of 24-1200mm allows this lens significant wide-angle and considerable telephoto shooting abilities. It also features a wide 2.8 aperture, which is especially useful in low-light as it allows for brighter images.

HX400V Key Features:

  • 20.4MP 1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 50x Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Lens
  • 24-1200mm Equiv. Focal Length
  • 3″ Tilting Xtra Fine 921k-Dot LCD & Viewfinder
  • Full HD 1080/60p/24p AVCHD Video
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 10fps Continuous Shooting & Lock-On AF
  • Intelligent Sweep Panorama 360˚
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity, GPS & NFC
  • Minimum focus distance @ 0.03′ to Infinity / 0.91 cm to Infinity (Wide)
  • Minimum focus distance @ 7.87′ to Infinity / 239.88 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)
  • Filter Thread = 55mm
  • Weight = 23.28 oz / 659.99 g
  • Retail Price = $448 US

Sony HX400V Reviews >>

Sony HX400V for $448 @ BH | AMZ

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Digital Camera

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Digital Camera is an ultra-zoom camera that offers the ease of use akin to a point-and-shoot, but the look and feel of a DSLR. It features a 20.1MP 1/2.3″ Super HAD CCD Sensor with a BIONZ R Image Processor for beautifully detailed images, and a powerful 63x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24.5-1550mm. A bright 3″ Clear Photo 460k-dot LCD and the eye-level viewfinder provide you with two options for composing and viewing your images.

Capture 720p HD video at 30fps and use the optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization to compensate for camera shake in order to help eliminate blur, especially while you are walking. This is especially useful in low light and when using the longer focal lengths. For shooting at a wider angle, try the 360? Sweep Panorama, which allows you to press the shutter button and sweep your camera around to gather in your entire landscape by taking many high-resolution images and automatically compositing them into one photograph.

Sony H400 for $268 @ BH | AMZ

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

See details you never knew existed with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 astoundingly clear 50x zoom, making close-ups more interesting. Imagine tight shots of the lead singer in concert, or the expression on your favorite athlete’s face at the game. Best of all, the action stays clear and stable even when you’re fully zoomed. Explore the creative freedom of manual controls plus DSLR-style design that fits comfortably in your hand. Pull any scene closer with the 50x optical zoom. Lock on to your subject with fast autofocus. Give your photos a professional finish, even when the lights are low.

My Review of the HX300 Click Here >>

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 Price: ~$498 US

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 Prices @ BHPhotoVideo | Amazon

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Digital Camera
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Digital Camera

The black Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Digital Camera is a point-and-shoot camera featuring a 20.1 MP 1/2.3″ Super HAD CCD image sensor for producing high resolution still imagery and HD 720p video. This sensor is benefited by the inclusion of a long-reaching 35x optical zoom lens, giving a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-875mm. For shooting in low-light conditions and when working at greater zoom magnifications, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization is available to counter the effects of camera shake.

For monitoring and playback of images, as well as navigating the menu system, a 3.0″ 461k-dot Clear Photo LCD is available and offers five brightness steps to aid in viewing in bright conditions. There are also a host of camera effects to further refine the appearance of your imagery including Picture Effects, Beauty Effects, Face Detection, 360° Sweep Panorama, and iAuto mode. Additionally, the H300 is powered by 4 AA batteries.

Sony DSC-H300 for $178 @ BH | AMZ

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony cybershot camera guide

The Sony DSC-HX200V Digital Camera (black) puts 18.2MP, 1080/60p video capture and the grip and styling of a DSLR in the palm of your hand. Designed for the more active shooter with a need for a better grip than that of a traditional point-and-shoot, the HX200V goes the distance. It works hard to provide you with great looking images and the extensive functionality to achieve them.

The 18.2MP images just don’t happen. An entire system has to come together to make it possible. The HX200V provides you with the tools needed, including Active 3-Way Optical Image Stabilization, a 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD TruBlack display and a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 30x optical zoom lens. The lens also utilizes a 60x Clear Image Zoom.

A number of auto modes come into play when shooting the HX200V as well. From GPS and Compass functionality for geo-tagging to iSCN for automatically adjusted camera settings, Sony gave the HX200V a host of features that take the guesswork out of shooting. Other highlights include 10 fps burst shooting, Background Defocus and Anti-blink. And of course, no matter what you’re shooting, the camera accepts Sony’s Memory Stick Duo media as well as SD/SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200v Price: ~$478 US

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony cybershot camera guide

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Digital Camera (Black) is an 18.2 MP ultra-high definition camera that also features 1080/60p HD video capture and numerous other highlights. Designed with more than just snapshots in mind, the HX30V will no doubt take a great snap, but it can do more than that. Every aspect of the camera has been planned out to help you make great-looking memories.

From the 20x optical zoom Sony G lens to the 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD TruBlack display, the HX30V has your back. Auto functions like High Speed AF ensure that you can make stellar images no matter what the situation. Other useful tools include Active 3-Way Optical Image Stabilization, iSCN – which detects 33 scenes and adjusts the camera accordingly – and Natural Flash, among many others.

The DSC-HX30V also boasts wireless battery charging with the included dock and Wi-Fi sharing. It also includes GPS and Compass functionality for everything from geo-tagging to storage by location shot. No matter what you choose to record, however, all files can be stored to Memory Stick Duo media and SD/SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30v Price: ~$398 US

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