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Sony Cyber-shot RX1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and sensor. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the focus and exposure.

lens, portability, image quality, sensor, screen

value for money, viewfinder, battery, exposure, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot RX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot RX1 Review


Some people search for pots of gold at the end of rainbows – we've searched for this wildly expensive digicam almost as long. Why? Because the Sony Cyber-shot RX1 ($2,800) is a powerful 24.3-megapixel compact camera with a full-frame sensor, the same...

Full-frame, 24.3-megapixel sensor ; Wonderful stills, superior videos ; Terrific f/2.0 35mm lens ; Excellent 3-inch 1,229K LCD

Battery life somewhat limited; Sony should supply an in-wall charger ; LCD should tilt and be touch-capable ; Poor placement of red-dot movie button

With its high price tag, the RX1 isn’t for casual users. But for pros and enthusiasts looking for a compact cam that can run alongside their DSLRs, it doesn’t get any better than this full-frame point-and-shoot.

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Camera Review: Sony Cyber-shot RX1


A full-frame camera in a compact body? Sony makes it happen with the RX1.

Full-frame sensor; stellar image quality; excellent lens; customization; solid feature set

Expensive, expensive and even more expensive with optional accessories like an electronic viewfinder; good but not exceptional video quality

It’s easy to fall in love with the Sony Cyber-shot RX1, despite its $2,800 price tag and fixed, 35mm lens. Although it is oddly branded as a Cyber-shot—a name that often brings to mind pedestrian point-and-shoot models—this full-frame compact camera is...

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Sony Cyber-shot RX1 review


The Sony Cyber-shot RX1 is a compact camera like no other. That may sound like the company's former brand slogan, as this camera - the world's first fixed-lens compact to feature a full-frame 35mm sensor - is no "make.believe". This is the real deal,...

Excellent image quality, superb build, manual lens rings feel super-smooth in use, "macro" lens position, f/2.0 aperture produces sublime bokeh, great LCD screen with white dot layer, loads of customisation options, in-camera correction and picture...

Some chromatic aberrations in images, small degree of barrel noise, autofocus isn't the fastest out there, limited battery life, no lock/light for exposure compensation dial, no built-in ND filter, unavoidable expense, no viewfinder included (expensive...

Yes it's a lot of money, but the RX1 does feel like a special camera. The pairing of an excellent full-frame sensor with a superb and sharp f/2.0 lens makes for top-notch image quality, only really let down by some chromatic aberrations in images....