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The Sony Cybershot DSC- RX100 produces 20-megapixel images (5472 X 3648) images from a 13.2 X 8.8 mm sensor. Unlike most compact cameras, this is a 3:2 aspect ratio, the same as a DSLR, and differing from Micro Four Thirds at 4:3.
Remarkably, the Sony RX100 form factor is that of a point and shoot camera, BUT with high image quality in spite of its high resolution on a modest sensor size.
RX 100 vs RX100 II
About a year after this review was written, the RX100 II appeared on the market (August 2013). The RX100 II offers connectivity options, a hot shoe and tiltable rear LCD and a sensor stated to offer lower noise, but is otherwise very similar.
The RX100 II weighs 27 grams more (as actually weighed, with battery) and is just slightly thicker and with a slightly higher profile due to the hot shoe. That extra 27 grams / 1 ounce is not much, but it does make the camera feel just noticeably heavier, perhaps minor but possibly a factor for those looking for minimum size/weight, e.g. for cycling.
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