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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

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Overall 8
8.2

Sony RX1 Review

Digital Camera Review
3 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Full-frame cameras are trending lately but Sony took the photographic world by surprise when they introduced the RX1--the first compact camera with a full-frame sensor. The camera's $2800 price tag may be out of reach for many people but even so, it's not so easy to dismiss the RX1 either for price or its fixed 35mm lens.
  • Pros: excellent image quality and lens sharpness, solid feature set, manual aperture ring
  • Cons: LCD difficult to use in bright light, movie record button awkwardly placed, autofocus somewhat sluggish in low light, relatively short battery life, expensive, fussy manual focus
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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, even the $2,800 price tag couldn’t stymie the buzz. The high sticker probably even made it more desirable — for that money, hotness is all but guaranteed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-Shot RX1 Review

Digital Photography School
26 March 2013
  • Conclusion: excellent, sharp, accurate colour capture.
  • Pros: full list of features; nice lens; easy to use.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

PC Magazine
11 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
8.0

A pricey slice of photographic heaven

CNET
8 March 2013
  • Summary: 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 cheap.
  • Pros: Great photo and good video quality in a camera with a nicely functional and fluid shooting design are the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 's highlights.
  • Cons: It lacks a viewfinder, autofocus is sluggish, and there's no focus peaking in video mode.
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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

Expert Review

theverge.com
7 March 2013
  • Summary: The RX1 isn’t perfect: it’s exorbitantly expensive for most people; it’s limited to one, fixed lens; it requires a knowledge and understanding of basic photographic principles to really get the most out of it; its battery life sucks; and its autofocus system falls short. But if you’re prepared to work around its limitations and have the deep pockets required to play in this game, the RX1 can pay back in dividends.
  • 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
7.9

Expert Review

DP Review
15 September 2012
  • 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 dynamic range Raw files, Pleasing metering and white balance results, Good level of customization to tune camera to your needs, Auto ISO and exposure comp. available in manual...
  • 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 guides for video shooters, Disappointing video quality even when in focus, Focus peaking in un-magnified live view would have been a major benefit, Rear shoulder dial makes it...
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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

PC Advisor
7 March 2013
  • Summary: Sony’s attempt at a fixed-lens, compact-style camera in the RX1 is an excellent one. Read our Sony Cyber-shot RX1 review to find out more.
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