Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 is a premium fixed-lens compact camera made by Sony as part of its Cyber-shot line of digital cameras. The DSC-RX1 is notable for being the world's first[1] fixed-lens, full-frame digital compact camera, and as of its announcement, it is the world's smallest full-frame digital camera but is also considerably more expensive than most other compact cameras.[1] It was announced on September 12, 2012.[2]

Sony DSC-RX1
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Sony DSC-RX1 with Zeiss viewfinder.
ReleasedSept 12 2012
Lens mountFixed
F-numbersf/2.0 - f/22.0
Sensor typeCMOS
Sensor size35.8 x 23.8mm (Full Frame)
Sensor makerSony
Maximum resolution6000 x 4000 (24 megapixels)
Film speedAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Recording mediumSD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Focus modesContrast detect (sensor), Multi-area, Centre, Selective single point, Tracking, Single, Face Detection
Focus areas25
Flash exposure compensationyes
Shutter speeds1/4000s to 30s (Bulb mode available in Manual Mode)
Continuous shooting5 frames per second
Image processing
White balanceYes
WB bracketingNo
LCD screen3 inches with 1,229,000 dots
Dimensions113 x 65 x 70mm (4.45 x 2.56 x 2.76 inches)
Weight482g including battery
Made inJapan

Notable featuresEdit

The DSC-RX1 features a 35 mm f/2 Zeiss Sonnar lens with leaf shutter capable of a minimum shutter speed of 1/2000 s (for apertures 2.0 to 4.0), 1/3200 s (for apertures down to 5.6), and even 1/4000 s (for smaller apertures down to 22). The camera is equipped with a 24.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, and it includes a new Multi Interface Shoe[3] that is physically compatible with the ISO 518 standard hot shoe, with electrical contacts for newer Sony shoe-mounted accessories as well as compatibility with the proprietary iISO flash shoe via the ADP-MAA adapter.[4]

DxO MarkEdit

Based on DxOMark Sensor Scores (performance), the Sony DSC-RX1 got the best overall score among high-end compact cameras and mirror-less cameras tested with 93 scored, and even the Sony DSC-RX1's overall score is just behind the full-frame DSLR of Nikon D800, Nikon D800E and Nikon D600, with 96 and 94 respectively.[5]

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R, released in 2013, is a variant of the Sony DSC-RX1 without anti-aliasing filter in front of the image sensor. This can slightly increase the effective resolution at the expense of possibly more moiré in areas with fine repeating textures.[6]

In 2015, both models were succeeded by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II.


  1. ^ a b "Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Review: Digital Photography Review". Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1: Digital Photography Review".
  3. ^ "Sony Cyber-shot RX1 | 35mm Full Frame Digital Camera | DSC-RX1/B Review | Sony Store". Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  4. ^ "Sony Multi Interface Shoe Adapter | ADP-MAA Review | Sony Store". April 17, 2009. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Sony Cyber-shot RX1 / Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 2/35 review: Is this the ultimate moderate wide-angle lens?". Retrieved April 22, 2013.
  6. ^ "Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Preview". Retrieved July 27, 2013.