Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Though it's on the expensive side for a gift (or a compact camera), this is the best small camera you can buy for less than $1,000 and is sure to please the photography buff in your life.
- Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
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out of 7 user reviews
Starting at: $494.95
The good: Speed, good looks, and pretty pictures number among the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100's strengths.
The bad: The camera tends to clip bright highlights more than we typically see, and the slippery body lacks a grip. Plus, the lack of a manually triggered macro mode might put off some fans of close-up photography.
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.
October 31, 2012 3:00 PM PDT
Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET
| Caption by: Lori Grunin, Joshua Goldman
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