Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

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

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.

Quick specs
Body type Large sensor compact
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Focal length (equiv.) 35 mm
Optical zoom 1×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,229,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD
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)
GPS None

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Our review

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, 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.

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