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Category: Compact Cameras
Product: Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1
Price: £2,600.00

Sony RX1 Hands-On Preview - We take a look at the new Sony RX1 - the first full frame compact digital camera.

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Sony Cyber Shot Rx1 (9)

We take a look at the new Sony RX1 - the first 35mm full frame compact digital camera with fixed lens, it features the same 24.3 megapixel sensor as the Sony Alpha A99, and offers 5fps continuous shooting, a 3 inch screen, built in pop-up flash, and Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 lens with 49mm filter thread. 

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

Sony Rx1 Hands On (7)

The Sony RX1 is being shown with the optional accessories, including a lens-hood (LHP-1), Thumb grip (TGA-1), and an optical viewfinder kit (FDA-V1K). There will also be available an electronic viewfinder kit (FDA-EV1MK), using the same high resolution XGA Trufinder technology as the A99, A77, A65, NEX-7 and NEX-6. The lens has a minimum focal distance of 20cm from the focal plane when the lens ring is switched to macro mode.

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Sony RX1 Sensor next to the Sony NEX APS-C sensor, and the 1.0 type sensor used in the Sony RX100.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 Specifications

ManufacturerSony
Lens
Max Aperture f/2
35mm equivalent 35mm
Optical Zoom 0x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels 24.3Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 6000
Pixels (H) 4000
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size Full Frame
Sensor Size (width) 35.8mm
Sensor Size (height) 23.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in
Screen resolution 1,229,000 dots
Touch Screen No
Focusing
Min Focus 20cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest 30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity 100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp +/-3
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 5fps
Video
Movie mode Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 1440x1080
Video FPS 50i, 50p, 25p
Stereo Sound Yes
Optical Zoom with Video No
Other Features
Image Stabilisation No
Interface
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2
Wi-Fi No
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
CIPA Rating 220
Box Contents
Box Contents Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor AC-UD11, Micro USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, Lens Cap, Shoe Cap, Instruction Manual
Dimensions
Weight 482g
Width 113.3mm
Height 65.4mm
Depth 69.6mm

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Comments

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214383 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 5:34 PM

At 2600 I`d expect to see the viewfinder built in.

The design is very similar to that of the x10, minus viewfinder.

The built in thumb grip is a nice touch.

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 12 Sep 2012 - 5:35 PM
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joshwa
joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3583 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 - 6:41 PM


Quote: The built in thumb grip is a nice touch.

The thumb grip, optical viewfinder, and lens hood are all optional accessories.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214383 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2012 - 6:08 PM

I think its great apart from the price Smile

ian5986
ian5986  1030 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 - 4:24 PM

This looks like a very interesting camera and if as claimed the image quality is higher than the new Nikon D800 (Sony sensor as well) it will prove popular with well healed street shooters.

I do wonder of this is Sony edging into a small compact full frame interchangeable lens camera?

If the optical viewfinder has a visible focus indicator (LED) it will prove popular but it looks too high when sat on top of the Thumb rest will prove expensive.

Can we expect to see a 50mm version following on as well?

It will be in high quality DSLR price category so suspect it will not fly off the shelves - time will tell and I for one will be watching as it would certainly be good for my street & landscape work.

Ian
571 Photography.

JJGEE
JJGEE  96098 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 11:48 AM

I have had a brief " hands on " with this camera but it did not have the viewfinder.

So, for me, the optional electronic viewfinder would be a " must have " as I found it impossible to compose / focus using the screen Sad

The 35mm lens is very good, but it is a Zeiss ! !

Last Modified By JJGEE at 14 Dec 2012 - 11:49 AM
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