Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Last Updated (20 August’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ CNET

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 is a 24.0 Megapixels full-frame (24x36mm) CMOS sensor Digital Camera with 14-bit RAW and Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F2 prime lens. It features Full HD 24p Video with Manual Controls, High Speed AF as Fast as 0.13 Seconds, Full Frame 24MP Bursts at up to 5fps, Dedicated Focus, Iris and Macro Rings, Shoe for Flash, Light or External Mic, Auto HDR Protects Highlight and Shadow, ISO Range 100-25600, and has a 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD Display. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ x 2 3/4″ (113.3 x 65.4 x 69.6mm) and weight 17 oz (782g).

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Expert Reviews

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Reviews

CNET reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 and writes;
“Full-frame sensors are typically found in professional dSLR cameras. The 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor in the RX1 seems identical to the one found in the Alpha SLT-A99, also announced today. These sensors tend to give less noise when shooting at high ISOs and gives shallower depth-of-field compared with consumer-oriented APS-C versions found in budget and midrange dSLRs.”
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Stuff reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 and writes;
“Paired with that huge sensor, the lens helps to produce the sort of images you’d normally get from a high-end DSLR: rich, low in noise and (provided you use the right settings and composition) with an attractively smooth, out-of-focus background. It’s unusual – and very cool – to see shots like this coming out of such a compact camera. Likewise the 1080p videos look fantastic.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Adorama reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 and writes;
“This camera has two Autofocus modes: Single-shot AF (AF-S) or Continuous AF (AF-C), which tracks moving objects. It also has Manual Focus for manual focusing freedom, and Direct Manual Focus (DMF), that first uses autofocusing to focus on the subject, and then allows fast and easy switching to manual focusing for even more precise adjustment. “
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Ephotozine reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 and writes;
“The Sony RX1 is clearly capable of delivering extremely high image quality with a sharp Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 lens on the front. The camera is roughly the size of a medium sized mirrorless camera with a compact fixed lens on the front, but with a full-frame sensor its noise performance is excellent, and for those who are looking for the highest quality in the smallest package available, the Sony Cyber-shot RX1 is an excellent camera, particularly if you have the money to afford it.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photographyblog reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 and writes;
“This camera really does deliver DSLR-like performance and image quality in a pocketable format, music to the ears of most enthusiasts, with the exception of the auto-focusing speed, which lags behind the very best contrast-based systems.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Pocket-lint reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 and writes;
“The lower ISO shots are crisp, clean and clear – all the “c”s – and look great. Exposure is balanced, as is auto white balance, and we have very few qualms in terms of image processing and noise reduction.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Imaging-resource reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 and writes;
“The Sony RX1, whether it’s for you or not, answers a sincere desire in the marketplace for a return to that full-frame sensor size with excellent quality optics in a very small package. “
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Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 and writes;
“It’s that feature alone that sets the RX1 apart from all previous compact digital cameras. Paired with the camera’s high-quality Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 Sonnar T* lens, the RX1’s image quality could very well be on par most professional cameras.”
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Engadget reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 and writes;
“Native ISO range goes from 100 to 25,600, which can be extended as low as 50, and as high as 102,400 thanks to a feature dubbed Multi Frame Noise Reduction (simply put, many shots are combined to make one clean image in low-light conditions).”
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Samples

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Sample Photos

- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Sample Photos @ Flickr

- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Sample Photos @ Engadget

- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Sample Photos @ Imaging-resource

- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Manual

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 User Manual (PDF)

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Features

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Features

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 is equipped with a 24.0-Megapixels digital 35mm sensor and a fixed Carl Zeiss f/2.0 Sonnar T* lens to capture exceptional images quality with shallow depth of field and attractive bokeh. The lens also has macro capabilities that able to focusing down up to 7.87″ (0.2 m) and combined with a premium multi-layered T* coating to eliminate ghost and flare caused by light reflection. Moreover, by utilizing the BIONZ image processor the camera allows you to capture up to 5 fps high-speed continuous shooting and 14-bit RAW image data recording.

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The camera is able to record video in Full HD 1080p at 24fps with manual controls like Manual Exposure, Program Auto, Aperture Priority and Shutter Speed Priority exposure modes. It also equipped with an audio input jack and a multi interface shoe for mounting an external microphone or other accessories. With ISO Range of 100-25600, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 is enable to shot images in low-light situations with less noise results even without flash. While the performance of Exmor CMOS sensor ensures the camera has High Speed AF as Fast as 0.13 Seconds even in low-light.

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Additionally, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 has a multi-interface shoe which allows users to use a variety of accessories such as an external flash unit, an electronic viewfinder, an optical viewfinder, a thumb grip, a clip-on LCD monitor, an external microphone and more.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Features:

+ Full Frame 24MP Sensor with 14-bit RAW

+ Fixed f/2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* Lens

+ Full HD 24p Video with Manual Controls

+ High Speed AF as Fast as 0.13 Seconds

+ Full Frame 24MP Bursts at up to 5fps

+ Dedicated Focus, Iris and Macro Rings

+ Shoe for Flash, Light or External Mic

+ Auto HDR Protects Highlight and Shadow

+ Xtra Fine 3″ LCD Display

+ ISO Range 100-25600

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