Sony Cyber-shot RX1 squeezes 35mm full-frame 24.3MP sensor into compact form factor

Sony Cyber-shot RX1

The Sony Cyber-shot RX1 camera is another compact snapper from the Japanese conglomerate that aims to deliver DSLR-like capabilities. And this one has even managed to fit a 35mm full-frame 24.3MP sensor within dimensions of 113.3mm x 65.4mm x 69.6mm.

The device is said to be the ‘world’s first’ compact camera to arrive bundled with the aforementioned Exmor CMOS sensor which enables full-frame imaging. A wide aperture f2 fixed-focal Carl Zeiss Sonnar T lens is attached to the snapper and is claimed to be ideal for street photography and portrait shots. Users will be able to snap up pictures in an ISO rang of 100 to 25600. The expanded mode brings it down to ISO 50, while the Multi Frame Noise Reduction option raises it up all the way to ISO 102400.

New Cyber-shot Snapper

Videos can be recorded in FHD resolution at 50p/60p or 25p/24p progressive frame rates. Complementing the camera’s movie and image capture capabilities is a Multi Interface Shoe that’s compatible with a wide range of accessories. The device supports MS Duo and SD memory cards and it incorporates a micro HDMI port for viewing content on larger displays.

For professionals who prefer post-processing and developing images, the camera packs in the Bionz processor that is capable of delivering data in 14-bit RAW format. Switching between various modes is made easy through the mode dial located on the front. Moreover, users will be able to edit captures through a 3-inch 4:3 Xtra Fine TFT LCD screen owing to the pre-loaded picture effects and 13 ‘creative’ styles.

The Sony Cyber-shot RX1 price amounts to $2,799.99 and its release date is scheduled for December 19, 2012.