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Sony DSCRX1R Digital Camera

Compact Camera 24.3MP 2x CMOS Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Eight industry awards
Solid build quality
Battery Life
73 Reviews + 5 Awards
Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold

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Power

Battery Life

Sixteen owners said in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. Dp Review said “Both the R 1 and the R 1R have average battery life, taking around 270 still pictures before the batteries go flat” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review also mentioned “Hard to justify on price alon, no viewfinder built in (accessory viewfinder is pricey too, shortish battery life of 200shots” in their review. Dp Review also wrote “No standalone battery charger” in their review.


Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both websites Ephotozine and Dkamera.de, both of which decided that this camera was good.

Furthermore, this digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site PhotographyBlog.com and the author at review website What Digital Camera said that it was brilliant and gave it a "Gold" award. This Sony digital camera also received a Log.com.tr "Editor's Choice" award.

This camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com, Kamerabild.se gave it a "Top Class" award and it received a "Dave's Pick" award from Imaging Resource.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this camera is 83 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

DSC-RX1R owners on average rated this digital camera as terrific. Over 91% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 23,045 user and expert reviews (including 1,068 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras compared to other manufacturers. 93% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Poor Connectivity

One customer mentioned that the product did not have gps. Minion mentioned “The camera has no built-in GPS and I had reset virtually all settings to default including switching the Live View display back to Standard resolution” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX1R.


Support

Manual Controls

Three owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Manual controls”.


Design

Solid Build Quality

Thirty-one people reckoned that the Sony DSC-RX1R was good quality. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Exceptionally sharp lens, good quality at all aperture settings”. Dp Review also said “Solid build quality” in their review. Dp Review also mentioned “High-resolution full frame sensor in a small-ish camera package, high quality bright aperture lens, built-to-last metal construction suggests a device fashioned for war, detail packed images” in their review.

Good Looking

Six owners concluded that it was good looking. Bhphotovideo.com said “Beautiful Bokeh” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they rated the Sony DSC-RX1R 20 out of 100. Smaclen said “This is a beautiful camera especially well suited to street photography”. Spiritualized67 rated this digital camera 6 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “I did get Sony's optional EVF – which is pretty sweet”.

Two customers who purchased the product thought it was smooth. Ali mentioned in his Sony DSC-RX1R review on Bhphotovideo.com “With the aperture control ring and the smooth focusing ring! I don't mind not having an EVF”. Dandrewk wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “How are the images? In a word, spectacular! Very smooth files, sharp from edge to edge, loads of dynamic range”.

Two owners concluded that it was well designed. Ali said “Probably because I like the geometric design of the camera.” . Ken mentioned two years ago “So overall Sony has preserved the design concept and many details of the original RX1, right down to that unusual heavy-duty aluminum lens cap.” in his review of the Sony DSC-RX1R.

One owner thought this digital camera was neat. Expert website Techradar.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Sony RX1R II delivers superb image quality in a neat, compact body”. One person who bought it reckoned that it was ergonomic. Eric scored it 7 stars and he said two years ago “Ergonomically the camera is a little small for my hands”.

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Rock Solid Build

Eleven owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Three years ago Dp Review said “Rock solid build” in their review of this digital camera. Web mentioned “It feels solid all around.” in their review of this digital camera. Web also wrote “The build quality is superb” in their review.

Two owners said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Ken gave it a rating of 8 stars and he said in his Sony DSC-RX1R review on Bhphotovideo.com “Durable, light, small, they say-put on your shoulder”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. Goglik scored this digital camera 7 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “That's what I call reliable autofocus, that nails almost every shot” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX1R.

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Easy to Use

Fourteen owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX1R was easy to use. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Easy to Use” however they rated the product 1 stars. Digitalversus.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Digital Versus four years ago “The first compact camera to use a full-frame (24 x 36 mm) sensor”. Aljoscha said “Top-notch, super handy, extremely fast”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Six people who reviewed it thought it had good features. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-RX1R review “Reviews Compact Camera Reviews Sony RX1R II review Callum McInerney-Riley March 14, 2016 1shares 1shares Boasting a wealth of world-class features”. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com said “For that slight increase in heft, you get some very useful new features.” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Wali21 mentioned “Good features” in their review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

Capteur 24 36 Dans Un Compact

Fourty people agreed that the product was compact. Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera “Fullframe sensor 24 x 36 mm) in a compact c”. Dp Review also mentioned “Capteur 24 36 dans un compact” in their review. Dp Review also wrote “24megapixel compact camera with fast Carl Zeiss Sonnar 35mm 2 Tlens” in their review.

Five customers who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was heavy and bulky. Shadow Detailer mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The bulky Nikon got left at home too often” in their review of this digital camera. Web mentioned in their Sony DSC-RX1R review four years ago “I don't want to chance it in the rain, at the beach, in heavy dust, etc” and gave the product a score of 7 stars. Eric said on Bhphotovideo.com “Maybe one with a very wide - 18-21mm lens, I would happily buy one of each and get rid of all my heavy SLR equipment” in his review of this digital camera and scored it 7 stars.

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was good structurally.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Cnj3000 scored it 8 stars and wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “That keeps its body size compact/low profile and easy to carry” in their Sony DSC-RX1R review. Popstu gave the product a rating of 8 stars and mentioned “And it's just as easy to carry around as your phone (almost” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who purchased it agreed that it was lightweight. Josh wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Great resolution, very clean high ISO capability (my usual, self-imposed limit is 6400), stunning image quality, compact/lightweight/discreet”. Ideal Future Vision mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The RX1RII and the RRS tripod package and panohead is so small and lightweight that I'm now itching to go out”.

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Heavy

With a weight of 453 grams, the DSC-RX1R is one of the heavier compact cameras that have been around for more than two years amongst cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera the weights range from 180g to 740g.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-RX1R supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DSC-RX1R supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type. 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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Audio

The Noise Performance of Both R 1s is Amazing With Zero Noise Artefacts Until ISO 3 200

Two people who bought the product concluded that it was noisy. Dp Review wrote “The noise performance of both R 1s is amazing with zero noise artefacts until ISO 3 200” however they rated the Sony DSC-RX1R 14 out of 100.

Three years ago Shadow Detailer mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Not small enough, uncomfortable to hold, ridiculously loud shutter, etc”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Two people who bought the product concluded that it was noisy. Dp Review wrote “The noise performance of both R 1s is amazing with zero noise artefacts until ISO 3 200” however they rated the Sony DSC-RX1R 14 out of 100. Three years ago Shadow Detailer mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Not small enough, uncomfortable to hold, ridiculously loud shutter, etc”.

Two customers reckoned that it was quiet. Shadow Detailer rated it 8 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “The shutter is effectively silent” in their Sony DSC-RX1R review.

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Features Voice Recording

The DSC-RX1R features voice recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-RX1R has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony DSC-RX1R has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,228,800 pixel, the DSC-RX1R has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst compact cameras of this age. The display resolutions (numeric) of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The DSC-RX1R has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera range from 1.8 to 22. The DSC-RX1R has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 2) amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera range from 1.7 to 4.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.6. At only 2, the DSC-RX1R has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DSC-RX1R has a pretty standard optical zoom (2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Other Features

Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony DSC-RX1R has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSC-RX1R has an HDMI port. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Camera

Features Contrast Adjustment

The DSC-RX1R features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Histogram

The Sony DSC-RX1R features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature histogram.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The DSC-RX1R has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-RX1R features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-RX1R has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-RX1R has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Sony DSC-RX1R has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Picture Quality

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The DSC-RX1R has a higher image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Battery

Only 220 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to this camera take between 200 and 979 battery life (CIPA standard), including the DSC-RX1R which takes 220 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony DSC-RX1R is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Sony camera. The ISO sensitivities 100 and 25600 are also supported by this camera.

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Good Flash

Three customers thought it had a good flash. Andrzej Kyn said “Leaf shutter that syncs flash at every speed (great with built in flash as a fill light) 6”. Precious said on Bhphotovideo.com “Oh and do not buy a flash for this bad boy”.

Good Exposure Control

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good exposure controls.

Videos Bei 1.080 50p

Eleven people said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Dp Review wrote “Videos bei 1.080 50p” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX1R. Smaclen wrote in their review of this digital camera “I"m using it as well with a Beeworks 3-axis gimbal for video work as it saves a ton of weight” and rated the product 5 stars. Serg gave this digital camera a score of 7 stars and mentioned “Screen is not good, Record sign is not visible, Poor Image Quality, Good video”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eleven people said in their reviews that the product had an electronic viewfinder. Weihan mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “THE single biggest drawback to the RX1R is the lack of a built-in EVF! Under normal intense daylight conditions in Los Angeles, conventional LCDs are often essentially useless”. Ali gave it a rating of 6 stars and he mentioned “I would recommend buying an external EVF just in case you're out there shooting” in his Sony DSC-RX1R review. Andrzej Kyn mentioned “External EVF better 2” in their review of this digital camera.

Four owners concluded that the product had a good screen. Popstu scored this digital camera 6 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The flip up screen is great for selfie recording” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX1R. Popstu also said “And when your trying to get a grandkid level video shot just tilt the screen up 90degrees” in their review. John the Rabbit mentioned “Flip screen is very helpful; screen hard to view in bright sunlight” in his review of this digital camera.

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote “The electronic viewfinder is great, though the processing speed” in their review of this digital camera. Eric mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The diopter adjustment on the built-in viewfinder is a total pain to adjust” in his review of this digital camera.

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Firstrate Picture Quality Up to 6400 ISO

Fourty-seven people who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX1R considered that it was able to produce good images. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Firstrate picture quality up to 6400 ISO” but they scored the product 1 stars. Dp Review also said “Significantly sharper, more detailed JPEG images than those from the R 1” in their review. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “With the anti-aliasing filter removed to deliver sharper images”.

Sixteen people said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera in April last year “It features a 42.4 million pixel sensor - the same as the one in the Sony A7R II compact system camera” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Trustedreviews.com wrote in their Sony DSC-RX1R review on expert review site Trusted Reviews “Has the same-size full-frame sensor as models like the Canon 5D MKIII, which you might stru”. Whatdigitalcamera.com said “The Sony Cyber-Shot RX1 caused a stir, as it is the only digital compact camera with a full frame CMOS sensor” in their review of this digital camera.

Nine customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good ISO range. Dp Review said on DP Review “Qualit d'image excellente jusqu' 6400 ISO”. Dp Review also said “Gute Bildqualitt selbst bei ISO 12.800” in their review. Dp Review also wrote “Exzellente Bildqualitt, vor allem bis ISO 800” in their review.

Eight people wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Shutterbug.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Sony RX1R II is a compact system in a rangefinder camera design and features a full-frame sensor with extremely high resolution (42.2MP”. Dxomark.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “In turn the benefits of improved resolution and detail ren”. Eric mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Not super heavy shooting” and gave the product a score of 7 stars.

Five customers who reviewed it considered that it was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good in Low Light”. Stephen.s1 mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “IQ is excellent!l As is it's low light performance”. Cnj2000 wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “This camera is even improved in its low light performance” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

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Good Quality Lens

Twenty-three owners concluded that it had a good lens. In April last year Photographyblog.com rated it 6 stars and wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “Sony's latest fixed lens full-frame compact camera”. Four years ago expert review site Digitalone.com.sg said “It stuffed a 24.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with a fast fixed 35mm f/2 lens in a compact camera body no bigger than a man's palm”. Expert website T3.com wrote “Barely a year after it brought the first ever full-frame sensor-toting fixed lens compact camera to market in the revolutionary Sony RX1, Sony has introduced the evolutionary Sony RX1R”.

Eight people who reviewed it thought it had a good autofocus. Two years ago Sharkfeeder said “Finally, settle in and enjoy the speedy auto focus and superior image quality that is unmatched by anyone so far, in my opinion” in their review of this digital camera. Cnj2000 said also two years ago “The Sony RX1rii allows you to have both models in one with improvements in focusing, dynamic range, color capture, etc” in their Sony DSC-RX1R review. Cnj3000 mentioned also two years ago “The only issue is the focus can be slow.” in their Sony DSC-RX1R review.

Four owners agreed that it had a good zoom. Arudolph said on Bhphotovideo.com “The image quality, even at 30x zoom, was amazing” in their review of this digital camera. Bob gave it a rating of 7 stars and he mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The 30X zoom is great and the 18MP give me good resolution on zoom shots” in his review of this digital camera. Lweiss mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Fixed 35 is no issue- for wider I stitch pano and it looks amazing and for zoom I crop a little”.

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Price

Same Price As the R 1

Seven people who bought the product mentioned that it was expensive. Eric gave it a score of 8 stars and he wrote “For a lot of people I think it would be far too expensive and limited for what they want” in his Sony DSC-RX1R review. Fruchstuck scored it 8 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “Some people think it's an expensive proposition, I think the opposite”. Chuck gave the product a score of 8 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “As often reported the add-on EVF and the lens shade are way too expensive! They are”.

Four owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money. Dp Review mentioned in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Same price as the R 1”. Three years ago Spiritualized67 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “As for other weaknesses, some argue that the lack of built-in OVF/EVF is a deal breaker”. Spiritualized67 also wrote “When you consider the amazing optics and capabilities – it's a veritable bargain” in their review.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscrx1rb, sony rx1r
Barcodes 00027242871298, 04905524948622, 05013493238862

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