Smallest full-frame camera on the market.
Fantastic image quality.
Excellent, fast f/2 prime lens.
Images are sharp corner to corner, even wide open.
F/2 with full-frame sensor gives incredibly shallow depth of field.
Excellent image quality in both JPEG and Raw.
Dedicated aperture and exposure compensation controls.
Exceptional build-quality - solid feeling without being too heavy.
Superb high ISO output in both JPEG and Raw.
Fixed, single focal length lens.
Slight tendency to underexpose.
Produces unattractive bokeh when the subject is close to the lens.
Focus can be slow under dim lighting.
Subtle magenta/cyan tint across frame when shading compensation enabled.
Autofocus speed not quick enough for fast-moving subjects.
Autofocus struggles in low light.
Significant vignetting, with any correction baked into Raw files.
Multiple button presses required to move AF point.
No built-in viewfinder.
By Digital Trends on June 18, 2013
The more we mull it over, “suiting your vision” is an apt description for the RX1. This Cyber-shot is a wonderful photography tool and if you can imagine the shot, the camera will deliver it – within reason, of course. At this price,...90
By DPexpert on April 26, 2013
REVIEW—SONY RX1] by terry on 26 April 2013 Price: $3000Hmmm! THE LOW-DOWN: This not-so-compact camera has a 24mp full frame sensor and a fixed f2 35mm Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens. Construction is superbly retro, right down to an aperture control...-
By Sydney Morning Herald on April 25, 2013
DateApril 25, 2013 (1) Read later This not-so-compact camera has a 24mp full-frame sensor and a fixed f2/35mm Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens. Construction is superbly retro and the quality is outstanding, with all controls and menus smooth and...-
By Good Gear Guide on March 27, 2013
Sony’s attempt at a fixed-lens, compact-style camera in the RX1 is an excellent one. It’s well on the way to being one of the best cameras we’ve tested in terms of image quality, and has a control scheme that’s easy to understand...85
By cnet on March 26, 2013
With a terrific lens and a great full-frame sensor, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 delivers the best photos we've seen from a fixed-lens camera. But that doesn't come...80
By PC Mag on March 08, 2013
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 is the smallest full-frame camera you can find right now, and while it pumps out gorgeous images, its price is likely to induce sticker...80
By The Verge on March 07, 2013
It’s not for the faint hearted, or for the beginner, but if you are looking for the ultimate compact camera, the RX1 is the one to beat. Now we just need a full frame NEX camera with interchangeable lenses and we’d be able to leave those pesky DSLRs behind for good.81
By Digital Photography School on March 01, 2013
When reviewing this camera’s direct predecessor, the RX100, I remarked that Sony’s claim it was “The best pocket camera ever made” was a bit steep. Part of my scepticism was the company’s claim that its sensor was...-
By The Imaging Resource on February 24, 2013
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, and superb image quality. Its fixed prime lens means you have to...-
By CNET Australia on February 13, 2013
The Sony RX1 is the best compact camera on the market, hands down. With a full-frame sensor, excellent image quality and a robust build, it's designed for the discerning photographer with very padded...92