Sony has announced the World's first compact camera with a 35mm full frame sensor, the Sony Cyber-shot RX1 features a full-frame 24.3 megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor, the same sensor will be used in the Sony Alpha a99, and Sony Handycam NEX-VG900E. Sony say the strength of this camera is in the fixed lens design, allowing a beautiful compact body.
Sony Cyber-shot RX1 Key Features:
- 24.3mp Exmor sensor (same as alpha a99), same benefits to sensor development.
- Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F/2 lens,
- 20cm macro mode. 9 aperture blades for high class rounded bokeh.
- f/2 - f/11 aperutre lens ring (closest to body) surround lens,
- Macro ring (middle), focusing ring (at front),
- AA lens (advanced aspherical lens)
- BIONZ processor (same as a99), exposure comp dial on top, copper coloured ring represents all the full frame models from sony. model dial on top. on/off/ flash hot shoe.
- ISO50 - 102400*multiframe noise reduction (extended range normally 100 to 25600).
- Full HD PASM video, 24p,
- Magnesium body, with customisable buttons, dial at front focus modes, control dial on top, control wheel at back.
- 3 inch screen 1229k dot screen,
- A number of new accessories will be available for the RX1: FDA-V1K OVF, lens hood, thumbgrip TGA-1, EVF available, leather case
A full frame compact camera didn't exist until now, so Sony are waiting to see who will buy it, however they expect professionals and high-end amatuers, for example men in their 40-60s, who own high end DSLR, have rich experience and knowledge in shooting, portrait, landscape, nature, and for interview use, etc.
The RX1 will be available for an estimated price of £2600 in the UK from December. For more information please visit the Sony
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 Specifications
|CCD pixels||24.3Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Size||Full Frame|
|Sensor Size (width)||35.8mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||23.9mm|
|Screen resolution||1,229,000 dots|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/2000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||30sec|
- Scene modes
- Centre-weighted - Average
- Multi Pattern
|ISO sensitivity||100 - 25600|
- 640x480 VGA
|Video FPS||50i, 50p, 25p|
|Optical Zoom with Video||No|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1|
|Box Contents||Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor AC-UD11, Micro USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, Lens Cap, Shoe Cap, Instruction Manual|
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