Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1

  • Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1
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Based on 38 scores, 89 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    14
  • Good:
    19
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Smallest full-frame camera on the market.
  • Fantastic image quality.
  • Excellent, fast f/2 prime lens.

Cons:

  • Fixed, single focal length lens.
  • Slight tendency to underexpose.

Expert reviews and ratings

By avhub.com.au on

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 severe. Report by Paul Burrows. If evidence was actually...

By tech.uk.msn.com on

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 of control options though watch out for costly...

By TechRadar AU on 80

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 cameras world, and so it tends to pioneer technologies...

By pdnonline.com on

The target market for this camera is not clear-cut. So far, I've only met one person who actually owns the RX1 and, after a brief chat, it's clear that he's not a professional photographer. On the other hand, the RX1's image quality exceeds that of other...

By Digital Trends on 90

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, the RX1 is clearly...

By DigitalCameraReview on 80

All technical and pricing issues aside, one of the things I love about the RX1 is that, in this digital world, it brings me back to thinking before I shoot, much like the Leica M9 does. Sure, there are faster and more clever digital cameras than the RX1...

By DPexpert on

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 ring...

By Sydney Morning Herald on

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 Wired on 70

Near-breathless anticipation is pretty much how you'd describe the mood when Sony announced plans for what, on paper, looked to be the most advanced compact camera ever . So magnificently crafted is the RX1, a pro-level shooter with a full-frame sensor...

By brisbanetimes.com.au on

This is a very expensive camera. For this sort of money, you can buy a full-frame DSLR body, such as the Sony alpha99. Also, strong competition for this camera comes from Sony's own NEX-7, a mirrorless-system camera for less than half the price. It isn't...

By Good Gear Guide on 85

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 and use manually....

By cnet on 80

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...

By Photo Review Australia on 85

If you want a high-resolution full-frame camera that can fit into a coat pocket, the Sony RX1 fills the bill. Its control layout makes it pleasing to use and its performance is generally excellent (particularly at high sensitivity settings)As a compact,...

By PC Mag on 80

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...

By The Verge on 81

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.

By reviewed.com on 87

Okay, it probably wasn't anything quite so fantastic, but we have to admit that we didn't see the RX1 coming. While Sony was justly praised for putting a large 1-inch sensor in the Cyber-shot RX100 last year, the RX1 takes this concept to an entirely new...

By Digital Photography School on

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 considerably larger than the rest of...

By The Imaging Resource on

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 92

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...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 is a premium compact camera aimed at the discerning photographer, offering a 24.3 megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor, a Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F2 prime lens, and Full HD movies at 50p/60p or 25p/24p. The RX1 also...