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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
7.8 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Sony Cyber-shot RX1

Wired
25 April 2013
  • Excerpt: 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 and a fixed lens wrapped in a pocket-size body,...
  • Pros: Sharp, beautiful still images. Gorgeous bokeh. Solid build. External f-stop ring on lens. Crisp and bright LCD. Very low noise at high ISOs. Shoots RAW, RAW + JPEG and JPEG.
  • Cons: Slowish focus performance, especially in low light. Detachable electronic viewfinder is mostly unnecessary. Disappointing video performance. A fixed lens is “a fixed” lens and offers few options. Average output from pop-up flash.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

PC Magazine
8 March 2013
  • Conclusion: 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 shock.
  • Pros: Full-frame image sensor. Extremely sharp lens. Excellent high ISO performance. Fast burst shooting. Short shutter lag. Fast f/2 aperture. 1080p60 video capture. Top-notch control layout.
  • Cons: Expensive, and accessories are very pricey. No zoom capability. Slow to start and shoot. Lens shows some barrel distortion. No built-in viewfinder. External battery charger not included.
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Overall 8
8.1
Design 9
9.0
Features 7
7.0
Performance 5
5.0
Picture quality 10
10
Video quality 9
9.0

Sony RX1 review: shooting like a pro with a pocket-sized camera

theverge.com
7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: It’s hard to shoot pictures in the dark. You typically have the choice of either taking a blurry, dim photo, or using a flash and ruining the ambiance. So you buy a DSLR and an appropriately bright lens, but then you're toting around a big, clunky, and very obvious camera setup.
  • Pros: Amazing image quality, Compact, sturdy build quality, Lots of manual contols
  • Cons: Expensive with expensive accessories, Poor battery life, Inconsistent, slow autofocus, No ability to zoom or change lenses
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Overall 8
8.2

Expert Review

reviewed
2 March 2013
  • Summary: Sony's RX1 is a $2,800 point-and-shoot. Insane? Perhaps. It's also the best compact digital camera ever made.
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Overall 8
8.1

Expert Review

DP Review
20 February 2013
  • Summary: The RX1 is a small camera capable of astonishing image quality. Its handling marries classic camera ergonomics with a couple of cyber-shot quirks but it's still a lovely camera to shoot with. If a fixed 35mm lens will fulfill any of your shooting requirements, there's nothing to touch the RX1.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality in both JPEG and Raw, Full frame in a compact, well-built body, Dedicated aperture and exposure compensation controls, Exceptional build-quality - solid feeling without being too heavy, Superb high ISO output in both JPEG and Raw images, Essentially silent operation, Wide ...
  • Cons: Autofocus speed not fast enough for moving subjects, Autofocus struggles in low light, Significant vignetting (as with similar lenses), corrections 'baked into' Raw files, Multiple button presses required to move AF point, No built-in viewfinder (and accessory options rather expensive), No focus ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R review

T3
25 July 2013
  • Summary: The Sony RX1R is a compact camera with a big sensor and big price tag
  • Pros: Full-frame sensor, Manual controls, Rock solid build
  • Cons: Massively expensive, No viewfinder, Short-ish battery life
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Overall 9
8.5

Sony Cyber-shot RX1 camera

New Zealand PC World
27 March 2013
  • Summary: 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...
  • Pros: Brilliant 24-megapixel sensor, Control scheme is simple, versatile, Amazingly small size
  • Cons: High price tag, Imperfect autofocus, Expensive accessories
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-shot RX1 Review

ePHOTOzine
1 February 2013
  • Excerpt: We review the full-frame compact camera, the Sony Cyber-shot RX1 with 35mm Carl Zeiss f/2.0 lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review

Stuff.tv
9 January 2013
  • Summary: An exceptional point-and-shoot but a full-frame DSLR offers more flexibility
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony RX1 review

TechRadar UK
21 December 2012
  • Summary: Small but mighty full-frame compact put to the test
  • Pros: Large, full-frame sensor, Beautiful craftsmanship, Excellent lens, It's beautifully constructed and offers fantastic image quality, in a package that is almost pocketable. You can carry this around and be sure to get ultra high quality images, along with a heap of creative modes, without doing yo...
  • Cons: No touchscreen, Terrible battery life, Very high price, For a camera that costs £2,600/AU$3,000/US$2,800, it's disappointing that you don't get a lot more in the box for your money. The battery life is so poor that you will need to purchase an additional one to make it a reasonable proposition, w...
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