The Sony RX100\u2014also known as the Sony Cyber Shot DSC RX100 VA\u2014comes equipped with impressive technology that makes it a powerhouse for snapping fast-moving moments. With excellent image quality, and an autofocus system to boot, Sony brings two important functions together that make it ideal as one of the best travel cameras available, if not the best travel camera.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Sony RX100 VA\r\nBuilt for capturing fast-moving action, the Sony RX100 VA uses a sophisticated autofocus system and blazingly fast shutter speeds to snap an image at the right moment.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nThe Sony RX100 is more than capable of tackling high-action moments while you\u2019re traveling all over, and seeing the sights. For starters, its battery life can handle 220 shots, which is solid, though a bit on the shorter side. However, its real bread and butter is the Bionz X image processor and Exmor RS CMOS sensor, which allows for continuous shooting up to 24 frames per second without sacrificing quality\u2014even in low light shots. Outside continuous shooting, you can use Sony\u2019s Eye AF function for highly accurate facial focusing.\r\nDesign\r\nSony RX100 makes the same mistake other compact cameras, like the Canon PowerShot ELPH 180, make: the lack of grip. Take the Olympus TG-5 for example. It\u2019s small in size\u2014one of the smallest on our list. That didn\u2019t stop Olympus from adding a small, yet graspable hump on the right-hand side for your hand to hold. Aside from that, the Sony RX100 is still small in size, measuring 4.66 x 2.94 x 6.13 inches, while the LCD screen is a wide 3-inches.\r\nValue\r\nThere\u2019s no doubt about it: the Sony RX100\u2019s performance really shines where it matters most. This is especially true considering you\u2019re paying for the body and zoom lens (unless you prefer third party variants). Compared to its other siblings in the RX100 family\u2014RX100 III, RX100 IV, and RX100 VI\u2014it\u2019s a better for pound deal. Those other models only perform ever so slightly in one category or another, but none make huge strides to differentiate themselves from one another.\r\n\r\nFor something more budget friendly, and just behind the RX100 in performance, consider the Panasonic Lumix FZ80.\r\nSony RX100 VA Wrap Up\r\nFor its price, the Sony RX100 will only find itself in experienced hands. Even its 5-minute 4K videos can be overlooked. After all, you wouldn\u2019t direct a movie with this camera. Sony dumped impressive technology into the RX100\u2014in particular its autofocus system and continuous shooting, making the Sony RX100 ideal in action-packed situations.