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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1

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A high image quality and multi award winning compact camera, with an Editor's Choice award from eight expert review websites and 10 further awards from other expert sites
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 number 356 across all digital cameras.
94
Reviews
160 Reviews + 18 Awards
53
Value for Money
Average
86
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
4 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 18 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Good Gear Guide.com.au plus seven other sites and a "Recommended" award from Akam.no plus four other sites. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report good product quality, that it is easy to use and good picture quality. However they also report inferior battery life.
The Cybershot DSC-RX1 has some great features:
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Tive style settings: control how the camera processes your images with 15 finishing styles: standard, vivid, neutral, clear, deep, light, twilight, night view, autumn leaves, b&w, sepia, sunset, portrait and landscape. you can even fine-tune contrast, saturation3, and sharpness to your personal tas
Ns control rings for fingertip convenience: full manual operation is intuitive on the rx1. users can keep their eyes on the subject and concentrate on the composition while comfortably adjusting the dedicated aperture, focusing, and macro switching rings all of which are located on the lens for easy acce
Ing low-light performance: don't ruin moody or romantic low-light settings with a flash. extremely high ISO 25600 lets you get a great shot in the most adverse conditio
Ht f2.0 carl zeiss sonnar t* lens: newly developed large-diameter f2.0 carl zeiss sonnar t* lens delivers both refined background defocusing, or bokeh, and macro capabilities. A premium multi-layered t* coating also dramatically reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflect
P panorama mode: capture dramatic landscapes in a moment. press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. the camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them togeth
Al focus made easier: manual focus is even more precise with the peaking mode. this highlights parts of the image as they are in focus with one of three colours (white, red, or yellow). this is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focus setting can make or break your sh
as JPEG files, RAW files, or both: the dsc-rx1 series saves pictures as compact JPEG files and/or ultra-high quality RAW files. A RAW file contains the data directly off the sensor, free of camera colour and detail processing, giving you maximum latitude to later enhance the image on your
HDR mode gets all the details: HDR, or high dynamic range, combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot all in a split seco
aperture blades for better bokeh: nine aperture blades form a nearly perfect circle throughout the normally-used aperture range of f2 to f22, resulting in background defocusing, also called bokeh, that is smooth and natural-looki
Eniently placed dials: quick access to conveniently placed exposure compensation and focus mode dials let you meet the photographic challenge in front of you while using the camera more intuitive
-speed auto focus: to improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the exmor CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver image signals to the camera's BIONZ processor, which in turn sends response data to a new high-speed motor in the lens. the result is rapid dslr-like focusing speeds even in low lig
E focusing modes: the rx1 series camera features autofocus (af) and manual focus (mf) modes, plus sony's direct manual focus (dmf). DMF uses autofocusing to quickly focus on your subject, and then allows you to refine the focus point manually for precise adjustme
Higher than average megapixels
choice of two ratios for still images: capture still images in either 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio. this provides the freedom to choose a ratio that matches the scene or your specific shooting purpo
T multi-interface shoe for accessories: enhance your rx1 with advanced accessories that attach to its multi-interface shoe a standard mount upgraded by smart data transfer. with the multi-interface shoe, you can enjoy extensive data capabilities with sony add-ons, or use a wide range of third-party accessories as we
K navi settings at a glance: pressing the fn button activates quick navi, allowing the user to check camera settings at a glance and promptly change settings without having to search for dedicated menus. you can concentrate on the shot, not on the came
-frame burst shooting: high speed continuous shooting at up to 5 fps lets you capture that elusive smile or incredible field-long pass; it's made possible by the BIONZ processor and 24 megapixel sens
HD video, plus priority selection: full HD video at up to 50fps (frames per second) with film-like effects, manual control and audio input. for creative flexibility while shooting movies and stills, users can enter program auto (p), aperture priority (a), shutter speed priority (s) or manual exposure (m) mode for manual shooting and exposure control. enjoy clear sound recording and playback via built-in stereo microphone and mono speaker. additionally, an optional microphone can be plugged into the came
D's first fixed-lens 35 mm camera: A remarkable feat of engineering, sony has packed a 35mm full-frame sensor, normally found in large dslrs, into a compact camera body. offering a classic design with an intuitive, user-friendly operation, the compact, palm-sized dimensions mean you can carry it anywhere and achieve image quality never before available in such a compact came
MP 35 mm full frame sensor and powerful BIONZ processor: A new world of high-quality images is now available with the 24.3 MP effective 35 mm full-frame sensor, an ISO range of 100 25600, and a sophisticated balance of high resolving power, gradation and low noise. the BIONZ image processor enables up to 5 fps high-speed continuous shooting and 14-bit RAW image data recordi
Quality DSLR images with a compact ca
Average minimum aperture number
Has an image stabilizer
Orted in capture one express (for sony): capture one express (for sony) is one of the world's best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. it contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution. * please direct all inquiries on purchase, usage and support on capture one solutions to phase O

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 371 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 394 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 387 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

How Big is the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1?

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 is 113.3mm wide and 69.6mm tall. It is 65.4mm deep and weighs 453g.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 front dimensions
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 size in context

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

18 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this digital camera is one of the most highly awarded.

The writers at eight expert review sites all said that this camera was superb and gave it their highest award. This was from Good Gear Guide.com.au, Ferra.ru, PC Mag, Reviewed.com, Digitaltrends.com, Log.com.tr, Photoreview.com.au and CNET.com.au who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

This Sony digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Akam.no, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Ephotozine, Hi-Tech.mail.ru/ and Fotovideo.nu all of whom said that this digital camera was very good.

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

This digital camera was given a "Gold" award by both websites What Digital Camera and DP Review, both of which said that this camera was excellent.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by website PhotographyBlog.com who said that this Sony camera was great.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 45 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com this digital camera has an average expert rating of 82%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, Cybershot DSC-RX1 owners rated this digital camera as fantastic. Over 73% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Superior Product Quality

27 owners who purchased it concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report Poor Battery Life

Two customers agreed that it did not have a good battery life.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

13 owners who bought this digital camera considered that it was easy to use and three customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

36 customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was able to produce good images, six customers who bought it mentioned that it had a good image sensor and four customers who bought it concluded that it was good in low light. three people who purchased it considered that it had a good picture resolution.

Users Report That it is Robust

20 customers concluded that it was well made.

Users Report Excellent Design

Eight people who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking and two owners who bought it agreed that it was smooth.

Very Good Brand

Based on 22,092 expert and user reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Three people said in their reviews that it had a good flash.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Nine owners said in their reviews that it was compact, two customers wrote in their reviews that it was good structurally and two owners thought it was a good body shape.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Three customers said that it was quiet.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Nine customers who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

10 people said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus and seven people who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good lens.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £2,299.00 it is more expensive than 92% of cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 and the United Kingdom price of £2,299.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,286.99 (£3,151.01).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in December 2013.

Features

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-RX1 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1's sensor megapixels of 24.3MP is in the highest 6% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 of 2 is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 18% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 88% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 of 453g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 22% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Cybershot DSC-RX1 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 features multi burst mode. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Cybershot DSC-RX1 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Cybershot DSC-RX1 has a shoe mounting point. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Not Waterproof

The Cybershot DSC-RX1 is not waterproof. 92% of cameras are also not waterproof.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-RX1 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000. That's over eight times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Microphone in

The Cybershot DSC-RX1 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 features smile detection, unlike 88% of cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Cybershot DSC-RX1 of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 38% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Large Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1's maximum aperture number of 22 is larger than 97% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 of 4x is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 23% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Cybershot DSC-RX1 features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-RX1's display resolution of 1,230,000 pixels is very high compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 96% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony afsonrx1bkb2bdl, sony rx135mmfull, sony dscrx1rm2b, sony dscrx1b, sony rx1r

Barcodes:

00027242863507, 04905524919417, 05013493227538

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