The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 is a full-frame compact camera with a fixed 35mm F2 lens. The camera features a 36 x 24mm CMOS sensor and a leaf shutter for near-silent operation. It includes a manual aperture ring and dedicated exposure compensation dial for direct manual control. It can also capture video at frame rates of up to 1080p60 and includes a series of video-friendly features.
With a list price of $2800, the RX1 will probably be out of the reach of most photography enthusiasts but If it lives up to its promise, the RX1 could easily become a classic, used by photojournalists and other working pros who need a small, flexible camera with excellent image quality.
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Effective pixels||24.3 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600|
|Focal length (equiv.)||35 mm|
|Min shutter speed||30 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||482 g (1.06 lb / 17.00 oz)|
|Dimensions||113 x 65 x 70 mm (4.45 x 2.56 x 2.76″)|
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.
Good for: The best image quality of any carry-able camera.
Not so good for: Fast action or anyone looking for flexibility. Video shooters.