Published on September 12th, 2012 | by Jerry0
Say Hello To The Sony CyberShot DSC-RX1
Say Hello! to the Sony Cyber Shot RX1 full-frame camera. This little guy packs an advanced 35mm full-frame 24.3 MP Exmor CMOS sensor and exceptionally Carl Zeiss T* 35mm f/2.0 fixed lens all in its highly portable, lightweight camera body. So far what I have seen on the spec this thing should turn out to be a beast of a camera.
The DSC-RX1 is truly ‘one of a kind’, offering a unique combination of size and performance that’s never before been realized in the point and shoot world of digital cameras. With its highly advanced sensor and fast 35mm f/2.0 lens. Measuring approximately 4.5 inches wide by 3 inches tall and weighing just over a pound is a good thing.
I have a Nikon D7000 and sometimes I feel like I’m toting a brick around with me. The lens on the RX1 is an attached lens which I am not a big fan of as I like to switch to different Lens like my 8MM Fisheye. but for what this small guy is packing inside it’s not all that bad. The large sensor size also boosts the camera’s sensitivity range to a generous ISO 100 – 25600, with the option to shoot as low as ISO 50 in expanded sensitivity mode which is great for low light situations. Another nice feature is the lens’ wide F2 maximum, 9-bladed circular aperture enable beautiful background defocus (‘bokeh’) effects to rival or exceed professional-class DSLR camera lenses. Additionally, the Sony Cyber Shot RX1 lens from Carl Zeiss features a macro switching ring on the lens barrel which instantly shortens the minimum focusing distance to approximately 20cm (from image plane), allowing the DSC-RX1 camera to capture small, close-up subjects with exquisite detail.
So over all I feel like it’s got great photo potential but it also comes with a hefty price tag of $2,800 which I find hard to believe this will sell having an attached lens. I would rather have a Nikon D800 and the lens options that comes along with it, But hey that’s just me