Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Announced Sep 12, 2012 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | 35 mm
dpreview conclusion

The RX1 is a small camera capable of astonishing image quality. Its handling marries classic camera ergonomics with a couple of cyber-shot quirks but it's still a lovely camera to shoot with. If a fixed 35mm lens will fulfill any of your shooting requirements, then there's nothing to touch the RX1.

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Gold Award
79%
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Good for

The best image quality of any carry-able camera.

Not so good for

Fast action or anyone looking for flexibility. Video shooters.

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Other reviews
Sony RX1 review
By: Matt Golowczynski, What Digital Camera (Nov 29, 2012)

The Sony RX1 is, for many reasons, a remarkable camera, and one which has been very difficult to score on account of it not having any obvious immediate rivals. While it's certainly true that it's expensive, it'd be difficult to find a full-frame DSLR and optic of equivalent performance for less. Its compact size and reasonably discrete styling means it also presents a very real advantage over...

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