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39 Reasons For

Eighteen Industry Awards

Experts love this digital camera and have given it eighteen awards.

The writers at PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Photoreview.com.au, Ferra.ru, Log.com.tr and Reviewed.com all wrote that this camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Ephotozine, Akam.no, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Hardwarezone.com.ph and Fotovideo.nu all decided that concluded that they would endorse this Sony camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This compact camera received a "Gold" from both What Digital Camera and DP Review, both of which wrote that this camera was terrific.

This camera received a "Design Award" from both Hardwarezone.com.sg and 3dnews.ru, both of which decided that this Sony digital camera was carefully designed.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on fourty-four expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com this digital camera has an average expert rating of 82 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

DSC-RX1 owners on average rated this camera as outstanding.

Good Quality Lens

Ten people said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Three years ago Virtua mentioned “This is an amazing camera - the lens and the sensor go together very well”. Virtua also mentioned “Its portable with an amazing lens”. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “The Sony Cyber-shot RX1 is currently unique in being the only compact camera with fixed lens and full-frame sensor”.

One Sony DSC-RX1 reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good autofocus.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some Sony DSC-RX1 owners reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Birminghambloke wrote in their Sony DSC-RX1 review last year “Photos are fantastic” . Peter Allen wrote “That missing 10% is where a lot of nice photos live” . Sanjay Gurung said “You can take brilliant photos with very basic knowledge about photography”.

Several customers reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Peter Allen gave it an excellent rating and he mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The sensor captures a breathtaking dynamic range, at least in comparison with my previous camera (the Sony Nex5, itself a fine machine”. Virtua said “For what your getting I think it's ok - theres a full sensor in there”. Cnet.com wrote on expert website CNET.com three years ago “With a terrific lens and a great full-frame sensor” in their Sony DSC-RX1 review.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Peter Allen he said “A bit more grip would make one handed shooting easier”. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote in their Sony DSC-RX1 review “Offers 5fps continuous shooting”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “The RX100s compact size, high resolution” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX1.

One Sony DSC-RX1 reviewer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good in low light.

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Robust

Nine customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Peter Allen rated the product as very good and he said on Amazon “The camera is solid and very well-made, as you'd expect for the price”. Ukreviewer said “The build quality is excellent” in their review. Ukreviewer also mentioned “If you have ever used a Fuji X100 I would say it is similar in speed to that.I really wish they had made it with a built in viewfinder”.

Nice Design

Several Sony DSC-RX1 owners mentioned that the product was good looking. This month Howard Barnett Wedding Photographer wrote on Amazon “Beautiful images”. Three years ago Peter Allen said in his Sony DSC-RX1 review on Amazon “Brilliant and beautiful”. Peter Allen also wrote “The images it pumps out beautiful and brilliant”.

Two people said in their reviews that the product was smooth. Expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The quality is outstanding, with all controls and menus smooth and luxurious in operation”.

One Sony DSC-RX1 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was neat. Virtua wrote “Greatly benefit from that lens and the neat feature of adjusting the shutter speed to give slower movement” and rated the product 5 stars.

One Sony DSC-RX1 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was luxurious. Hardwarezone.com.my wrote in their review of this digital camera “Is a luxurious second (or twenty second) camera for the perso” and rated the Sony DSC-RX1 4 stars.

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Good Size

Some people who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Birminghambloke gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Way more compact”. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert review site What Digital Camera “As an increasing number of compacts and compact system cameras have adopted APS-C sensors, focus has shifted on the prospect of full-frame alternatives trickling down in the same way”. Ephotozine.com rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine three years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot RX1 is the World's first compact camera with a full-frame sensor”.

Some Sony DSC-RX1 owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX1 was good structurally.

One Sony DSC-RX1 owner who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX1 thought it was a good body shape. Ukreviewer wrote “When you consider what you would have to pay for a lens of this quality on a full frame body then it looks very reasonable” in their review.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was a good depth. Three years ago Cameralabs.com wrote on expert website Camera Labs “It brings the low light, high dynamic range and shallow depth of field benefits of a full-fra” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX1.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Peter Allen mentioned three years ago “This really is DSLR quality in a small” in his review of this digital camera and scored the product very highly. Ukreviewer scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon also three years ago “Outstanding Image Quality”. Ukreviewer also mentioned “You certainly won't be disappointed with the image quality from this camera”.

Easy to Use

A few Sony DSC-RX1 reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Peter Allen wrote on Amazon “The aperture ring on the lens works nicely, its really intuitive” in his review of the Sony DSC-RX1. Sanjay Gurung wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-RX1 on Amazon this month “This is a beautiful small size full frame camera and it's very easy to use” and gave the Sony DSC-RX1 a rating of 5 stars. Three years ago expert website Goodgearguide.com.au scored this digital camera 4 stars and wrote “Has a control scheme that’s easy to understand” in their review.

A few people who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Expert review site Smh.com.au said in their Sony DSC-RX1 review “Construction is superbly retro and the quality is outstanding, with all controls and menus smooth and lu” .

One Sony DSC-RX1 owner who purchased it said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Birminghambloke mentioned on Amazon “Its easy to forget its there so comfortable enough”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX1 had a good experience. Peter Allen wrote on Amazon “Believe me, in your hands I am sure it would do better! In my experience this is a product that will improve your photography over time” in his review of the Sony DSC-RX1.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few customers agreed that the Sony DSC-RX1 had a good viewfinder. Mr. K. J. Cox wrote on Amazon “Panasonic gx7 do the opposite give a great viewfinder rotating screen then cap you on censor size”. Peter Allen gave the product a very good review score and he said on Amazon “Unless you are a die-hard viewfinder user, I'd recommend not getting the electronic viewfinder” in his review of the Sony DSC-RX1.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX1 had a good screen. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “A 3 inch screen, built in pop-up flash”.

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Good Support

Some Sony DSC-RX1 owners who purchased the product mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Peter Allen mentioned “A proper manual focus, instead of fly by wire, would have been really nice” in his review of this digital camera and rated it 5 stars. Three years ago expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote “Buying Guide Best compact camera Sony is very keen to prove itself as a serious player in the imaging market”.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 14,994 expert and owner reviews, Sony has good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its compact cameras range.

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Good Video Capture

A number of people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good for video recording. Three years ago Virtua said on Amazon “The movie quality is good, perhaps not great with autofocus in low light - it does” in their Sony DSC-RX1 review. Expert review site Photographyblog.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned also three years ago “Full HD movies at 50p/60p or 25p/24p”.

Good Technical Features

A few Sony DSC-RX1 owners who bought the Sony DSC-RX1 reckoned that it had good features. Birminghambloke wrote on Amazon “The auto features make it even better than the 5D”. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com mentioned “The Sony RX1 is a remarkable camera in almost every respect, from the full-frame sensor hiding inside its incredibly compact body, through its excellent lens, great feature set” .

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony DSC-RX1 owner reckoned that the product was quiet. Expert review site Luminous-Landscape.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Which features an integrated 35mm f/2 silent leaf shutter Carl Zeiss lens”.

Good Flash

One Sony DSC-RX1 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it had a good flash.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-RX1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-RX1.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago, the DSC-RX1 has an image stabiliser.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-RX1, the DSC-RX1 supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Sony DSC-RX1R[plb_1611587_price] which has better reviews.

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Very High Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of digital cameras of this type and age range from 10MP to 29MP. The DSC-RX1 has a very high megapixel count (24.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-RX1.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 24.3MP cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-RX1R[plb_1611587_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-RX1R[plb_1611587_price] (MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras of this spec and age range from 2x to 330x. The DSC-RX1 has one of the bigger digital zooms (9.1 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The DSC-RX1 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX1.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Sony DSC-RX1 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR and RAW are also supported by this Sony camera.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-RX1 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. This Sony camera also have still image resolutions of 2640 x 1488, 2640 x 1760, 3872 x 2160, 3936 x 2216, 3936 x 2624, 5536 x 2160, 6000 x 3376 and 8192 x 1856 and 12416 x 1856. Across all digital cameras of this type and age the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Very High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 1,229,000 pixel, the DSC-RX1 has one of the highest display resolutions amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average display resolution of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-RX1 is 860,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 4,200 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-RX1 range from 3,200 to 52,000. The DSC-RX1 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (25,600) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 24.7 megapixels, the DSC-RX1 has a fairly many total megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have total megapixel counts of between 12MP and 33MP, and the average total megapixel count is 18MP.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-RX1 is 8.6, and the maximum apertures range from 1.8 to 22. With a maximum aperture of 22, the DSC-RX1's maximum aperture is one of the smallest amongst cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-RX1.

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Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony DSC-RX1 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX1. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-RX1 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-RX1. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-RX1 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of this type and age. Across all digital cameras of this type and age the worst image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on cameras of a comparable age and type to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The DSC-RX1 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction across all compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst light exposure correction across comparable types of camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Supports Twenty-Four ISO Speeds

The DSC-RX1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-RX1. The ISO speeds "100", "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2250", "2500", "4000", "5000", "6400", "12800", "16000", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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TFT Display

The DSC-RX1 has a better display than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras of this age and spec have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display amongst all digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

The worst display across comparable types of camera is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few Sony DSC-RX1 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was not cheap. Three years ago Ukreviewer wrote on Amazon “The price of the camera itself is expensive”. Virtua mentioned “My review is to point out just how expensive Amazon are selling it for” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX1. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “It's a seriously expensive camera that appeals to well-heeled enthusiasts.” in their review of this digital camera but they gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

A few Sony DSC-RX1 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was not good value for money. Virtua said “What I don't understand is how Amazon can be showing a price of over £3K - way higher than the rrp - that clearly is not value for money” but despite that they rated the product 5 stars. Popphoto.com said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “It carries a hefty price tag” . Expert website Tech.uk.msn.com mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-RX1 “The fixed lens dazzles with its versatile range of control options though watch out for costly accessories”.

A few Sony DSC-RX1 reviewers thought the product was not a bargain for the price. Cnet.com wrote in their Sony DSC-RX1 review “That doesn't come cheap”.

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Expensive

The cheapeast cameras of a similar type and age that we found costs £301 and the most expensive costs £2,199. We think that this Sony camera looks expensive for a similar spec camera that was released more than two years ago.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The DSC-RX1 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX1 do not support video recording. The DSC-RX1 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years, the DSC-RX1 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The DSC-RX1 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The DSC-RX1 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-RX1 also do not have a GPS.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 35 millimeters, the Sony DSC-RX1 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-RX1 the maximum focal lengths range from 28mm to 1,300mm.

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Only Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the DSC-RX1 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Centre weighted Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus and Multi Point Auto Focus are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The DSC-RX1 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Sony camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-RX1. The light exposure modes "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Heavy

With a weight of 453 grams, the DSC-RX1 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX1. Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-RX1 have weights of between 130g and 840g.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

Cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum battery lives of between 1.8h and 520h. At only 1.83 hours, the DSC-RX1 has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Thick

With a depth of 69.6 millimeters, the Sony DSC-RX1 is one of the thicker digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-RX1 amongst compact cameras of this age. The depths of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 16mm to 110mm.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 80 to 160. The DSC-RX1 has a fairly big minimum ISO speed (100) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-RX1.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

Compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-RX1 have minimum focal lengths of between 18mm and 35mm. When compared to other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-RX1 that we have checked, the minimum focal length of the DSC-RX1 of 35 millimeters is one of the longest.

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Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

When compared to other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX1 that we have checked the closest focusing distance of, the DSC-RX1's closest focusing distance of 0.24 meters is one of the largest. The average closest focusing distance of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.07m.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-RX1

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Sony released the DSC-RX1.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the DSC-RX1 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX1.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-RX1R[plb_1611587_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-RX1R[plb_1611587_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Fixed Focal Length
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Image Adjustment Mode
Playback Mode
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
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15 October 2015

Left: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II, Middle: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R and Right: Sony Cyber-shot RX1 The full-frame Sony RX Cyber-shot range, which was launched back in 2012 with the Sony RX1 ,... Read more…

1 August 2014

The Sony RX1R flies very close to being our perfect camera, but the occasionally slow autofocus keeps it from being a camera you can rely on 100 per cent. It is small enough to be taken anywhere,...

26 May 2014

Forget the three grand price tag for a moment and just think about how appealing is the idea of a digital compact camera with a 35mm-sized sensor. Suddenly, the ?sticker shock' isn't quite so... Read more…

27 December 2013

It's too expensive, but the RX1 looks super-cool, packs a punch considering its small size and contains everything you need to produce great images. The fixed lens dazzles with its versatile range... Read more…

29 August 2013

Buying Guide Best compact camera Sony is very keen to prove itself as a serious player in the imaging market. It doesn't have the decades of heritage that the likes of Canon and Nikon have in the...

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Reviewed 24 January 2013 by JDL
JDL would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 (Verified Purchase)

Build quality is stellar. The feel of the focus ring, the aperture ring, buttons, even the all-metal lens cap, all feel top notch and worthy of the admittedly high price. Image quality is... Read more…

Reviewed 4 July 2013 by Amudgarden
Amudgarden would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 (Verified Purchase)

I purchased the RX1 primarily as a compact "carry-around" alternative to my DSLR. The selling point, for me, was the full-frame sensor. This was the first Sony camera product I've owned, so I was... Read more…

Reviewed 13 January 2013 by Tommy
Tommy would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 (Verified Purchase)

The RX1 is a fabulous and misunderstood camera. First: Why it is great. - One of the finest 35mm focal length lenses ever made - Sharp, Sharp, Sharp! f/2 through f/16 - Outstanding bokeh - One of... Read more…

Reviewed 4 August 2013 by Z
Z would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 (Verified Purchase)

I am a hobyist photographer, the only profesional cameras I have, I inherited from my Grandmother, who was a professional photographer. This is my first decent digital camera, and I have puchased... Read more…

Reviewed 16 April 2013 by Alan
Alan would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1

I have had my RX1 for about 2 months, and I can safely say that it is the most enjoyable camera that I have ever owned, even more so than my beloved Contax G2. The mere fact that Sony was able to... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers sony rx1, sony rx1r, sony rx135, sony dscrx1, sony rx135m, sony dscrx1r, sony rx135mm, sony dscrx1b, sony rx135mmf, sony dscrx1rb, sony dscrx1rm2, sony rx135mmfu, sony dscrx1rm2b, sony rx135mmful, sony rx135mmfull, sony afsonrx1bkb2, sony afsonrx1bkb2b, sony afsonrx1bkb2bd, sony afsonrx1bkb2bdl, sony corporation rxs1, sony corporation rxs1d, sony corporation rxs1dm, sony corporation rxs1dmc, sony corporation rxs1dmcc, sony corporation rxs1dmcco
Barcodes 00017856325928, 00017856336962, 00027242863507, 00027242871298, 00027242895409, 00616932805967, 04905524919417, 04905524919875, 04905524919929, 04905524947946, 05013493227538

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