The new camera’s unified lens and body design allows performance that few interchangeable lenses can match. The Carl Zeiss lens not only delivers spectacular image quality all the way to the edges of each frame, it incorporates a near-silent in-lens shutter and is far more compact than comparable lenses of interchangeable design. The camera also features full manual control options and an intuitive user interface, making it easy for photographers to adjust all settings quickly and easily.
The 35mm full-frame sensor inside the RX1 camera more than doubles the area of APS-C sensors commonly found in much bulkier DSLR cameras, allowing it to take in significantly more light while capturing content. With an effective resolution of 24.3 megapixels, it’s capable of resolving the finest image details and most subtle textures for rich color reproduction and an impressively broad dynamic range.
The large sensor size also boosts the camera’s sensitivity range to a generous ISO 100 – 25600, with the option to shoot as low as ISO 50 in expanded sensitivity mode. Similarly, ISO settings as high as 102400 can be achieved using Multi Frame Noise Reduction. This allows the camera to capture natural, low noise handheld images in near-dark conditions without needing flash.
The fast, bright Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm lens is a versatile choice for portraits, street photography and everyday shooting. This premium lens features newly designed optics including an Advanced Aspherical (AA) glass element, which contributes to the camera’s extremely compact dimensions without sacrificing optical performance.
The lens’ wide F2 maximum, 9-bladed circular aperture enable beautiful background defocus (‘bokeh’) effects to rival or exceed professional-class DSLR camera lenses. Additionally, it features a macro switching ring on the lens barrel which instantly shortens the minimum focusing distance to approximately 20cm (from image plane), allowing the camera to capture small, close-up subjects with exquisite detail.
The Cyber-shot RX1 camera also features an enhanced BIONZ processing engine that rapidly handles data from the Exmor® CMOS sensor and also powers full-resolution burst shooting at up to five frames per second. The powerful processor can output image data in 14-bit RAW format, giving advanced users total freedom to express their creative vision throughout the shooting and post-production processes.
|Digital Point and Shoot Information|
|Sensor||Full Frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm) CMOS|
|Shutter Speeds||30 - 1/2000 sec|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority|
|Dimensions||4.5 x 2.6 x 2.8 in. / 11.4 x 6.6 x 7.1 cm|
|Weight||1.06 lb / 0.48 kg|
|Battery Type||NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 1240mAh|
|Connectivity||1/8 in. Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0|
|Flash||Yes: Auto, Fill-in, Off, Second-curtain Sync, Slow Sync|
|Compatible Memory Card||Memory Stick Duo, Pro Duo, PRO HG-Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Viewfinder||LCD Rear Screen|
|LCD Monitor Type||LCD Rear Screen (1229000 pixels)|
|LCD Screen Size||3.0"|
|Lens Aperture||f/2.0 (W) - 22 (T)|
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent, Shade|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||Up to 5 fps|
|Lens Type||EFL: 35 mm|
|Image Stabilization||Optical & Digital|