Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Digital Camera Review$649.99
Videos may be recorded in either AVCHD or MP4. AVCHD is the higher quality option, and unlocks 1080p recording at 17Mbps in 60i, 24Mbps in 60i, or even 28Mbps in 60p. MP4 clips are limited to 1440x1080 resolution at a bitrate of 12Mbps. Find out how the performed in our video image quality test./r:link_to_content
Control options are extremely in depth. Video mode is subdivided into four different modes, one for each of the "PASM" techniques, allowing full control over all shooting variables, even while a recording is in progress.
Zoom control is unlocked while a recording is in progress, but the motor is slowed to cut down on mechanical noise. The zoom lever is best for operation, however the main control ring can also be mapped to this function.
Only continuous and manual focus are available for video, since single and DMF would've been redundant. Manual focus is slowed just like zoom, making this feature much more frustrating than it is for still photography.
Given the star treatment this camera has allotted to video image quality, we were surprised to learn that Wind Noise Reduction is the only audio feature available. Level control is not supported, and no microphone port exists.