Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 is a series of premium fixed-lens full-frame digital compact cameras made by Sony as part of its Cyber-shot line.

Sony DSC-RX1
Sony DSC-RX1 with built-in randi Zeiss Lens.
TypeLarge sensor fixed-lens camera
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

The DSC-RX1 was announced in September 2012.[1] The DSC-RX1R, released in 2013, is a variant of the Sony DSC-RX1 without anti-aliasing filter in front of the image sensor. In 2015, both models were succeeded by the DSC-RX1R II.

Cyber-shot DSC-RX1


The DSC-RX1 was the world's first[2] fixed-lens, full-frame digital compact camera, and as of its announcement, was the world's smallest full-frame digital camera but is also considerably more expensive than most other compact cameras.[2] It was announced in September 2012.[1]

Notable features


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 Mark


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]

Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R


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]

Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II
RX1R II with a 49 mm lens filter
Intro price$3200
Lens35 mm
F-numbersf/2.0 at the widest
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
Sensor size35.9 x 24 mm (full frame)
Sensor makerSony
Maximum resolution7952 x 5304 (42 megapixels)
Film speed50–102400
Recording mediumSD, SDHC or SDXC memory card, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Focus areasHybrid autofocus system with 399 phase detect and 25 cross type contrast detect focus points
Shutter speeds1/4000 to 30s
Continuous shooting5 frames/second
Viewfinder magnification0.74
Frame coverage100%
Image processing
Image processorBIONZ X
White balanceYes
LCD screen3 inches with 1,228,800 dots
Dimensions113 x 65 x 72 mm (4.45 x 2.56 x 2.83 inches)
Weight507 g including battery

The DSC-RX1R II was announced by Sony on October 14, 2015.[7][8][9]

It is the first camera in mass production featuring a continuously variable optical low pass filter. In contrast with conceptually related technology debuted in the Pentax K-3 and subsequently carried by other Pentax models, Sony's technology works at any shutter speed.[10]

See also



  1. ^ a b "Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1: Digital Photography Review".
  2. ^ a b "Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Review: Digital Photography Review". Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  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.
  7. ^ "Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Review". PCMag. Retrieved September 25, 2022.
  8. ^ "Sony RX1R II review". What Digital Camera. Retrieved September 25, 2022.
  9. ^ "Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved September 25, 2022.
  10. ^ Davies, Amy (February 29, 2016). "Sony RX1R II review". TechRadar. Retrieved September 25, 2022.