Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R

Last Updated (11 August’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Imaging-resource

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R is a Compact System Camera with 24.3MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor and BIONZ Image Processor. It features Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 Lens, No Optical Low-Pass Filter, 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD Monitor with 1,229k-Dot resolution, Full HD 1080p Video recording at 24 or 60 fps, High Speed AF and MF Focus Peaking, Continuous Shooting Rate Up to 5 fps, Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 25600, Multi Interface Shoe. The camera measure (W x H x D) 4.5 x 2.6 x 2.7″ / 113.3 x 65.4 x 69.6 mm excluding protrusions and weight 17.00 oz / 482 g with battery and memory card.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Reviews

Imaging-resource reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R and writes;
“By removing the optical low-pass filter, the RX1R delivers considerably more detail and sharpness than the RX1 in a wide variety of shooting situations — though ultimately we think this Special Edition is likely most ideal for landscape photography.”
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Ephotozine reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R and writes;
“For those that are looking for the highest image quality possible in a camera that is as compact as possible, then the Sony Cyber-shot RX1R certainly delivers impressive results, however the price is likely to put the general user off. For those trying to decide between the RX1R and original, then the RX1R would suit those looking for sharper images, and if landscapes or similar detailed shots are important to you then the RX1R would be a good choice.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photographyblog reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R 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

Amateurphotographer reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R and writes;
“With the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R, Sony has taken one of the best digital compact cameras available in the form of the RX1, and offered photographers an alternative. Whether it is better or worse than the RX1 depends on what you do with the camera. The removal of the anti-aliasing filter does what you would expect it to, and raw images especially have a superb amount of detail.”
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Features

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R is equipped with a large 24.3 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor to produce high resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p video. This sensor provides a high level of image quality, detail, and rich color and tonal gradations with low noise levels. By removing the optical low-pass filter (OLPF), the BIONZ image processor of this camera enables to provide low noise levels with high sensitivity to ISO 25600. It also offer quick performance to all aspects of the camera, including a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 5 fps, a high-speed autofocus system, and intuitive handling throughout the menu system.


This camera comes with a standard wide-angle lens with a bright maximum aperture that suitable for working in a wide variety of everyday conditions. The lens has anti-reflective coating to reduce lens flare and ghosting in order to produce imagery with high contrast and clarity. The combination of the bright f/2 lens, a maximum sensitivity of ISO 25600, and the incorporation of optical SteadyShot image stabilization that help minimize the appearance of camera shake, allowing the camera to working in dimly-lit conditions.


You can record Full HD 1080p Video in multiple frames rates, including 60p, 60i, and 24p. There is built-in stereo microphone to record the sound of the video. Not only does it, the camera also allow you to use full manual exposure control by using P/A/S/M modes, including Creative Style and Picture Effect settings and also lets you shoot in full-time continuous autofocus.

Additionally, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R has a 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD monitor with 1,229k-dot resolution for Live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation. This monitor offers WhiteMagic technology to boost the overall brightness of imagery to aid in viewing.


+ 24.3MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor

+ BIONZ Image Processor

+ Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 Lens

+ No Optical Low-Pass Filter

+ 3.0″ 1,229k-Dot Xtra Fine LCD Monitor

+ Full HD 1080p Video at 24 or 60 fps

+ High Speed AF and MF Focus Peaking

+ Continuous Shooting Rate Up to 5 fps

+ Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 25600

+ Multi Interface Shoe


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