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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and lens are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good opinions. The flash and focus get mixed opinions. Some have doubts about the shutter and zoom.

performance, portability, usability, lens, image quality

price, viewfinder, battery, zoom, shutter

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

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Comments about the durability and size are generally positive. The design and usability also get good comments, but there are mixed reviews on the reliability and performance. There are some critical opinions about the low light performance and image quality.

portability, usability, design, size, durability

price, image quality, low-light

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Wired (

Full Frame of Mind


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...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review


Is the full-frame Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 a great camera? Sure it is. But that's almost beside the point; at about $2,800, the real question becomes, "Is it $1,500 better than its APS-C competitors"? Despite the squirming of my inner budgeteer, I have...

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.

It lacks a viewfinder, autofocus is sluggish, and there's no focus peaking in video mode.

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.

Mar, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 is the smallest full-frame camera you can get, and while it pumps out gorgeous images, its price is likely to induce sticker shock.

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.

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.

If you find the prices of the EVF, OVF, and thumb grip shocking, you're not alone. Many have knocked the RX1 for the price of its accessories, and for not including some very basic ones in the box. Sony opted not to include a battery charger; instead,...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (

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


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...

Amazing image quality ; Compact, sturdy build quality ; Lots of manual contols

Expensive with expensive accessories ; Poor battery life ; Inconsistent, slow autofocus ; No ability to zoom or change lenses

The RX1 is a photographer's camera — a really wealthy photographer's camera

Mar, 2013


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1


We were surprised (and delighted) when Sony decided to create the RX100 - its first compact camera for serious photographers, but that's nothing compared to our surprise when we were told about the RX1. This isn't just Sony's most serious compact...

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...

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...

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...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : William Chambers (

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1 Preview


For fall 2012, Sony has unveiled a game changer in the Prosumer camera niche with the most powerful non-interchangeable lens point-n-shoot to ever to grace the face of the earth; the new Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1. Just a few months back we learned about the...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Review


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 is a premium compact camera aimed at the discerning photographer, offering a 24.3 megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor, a Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F2 prime lens, and Full HD movies at 50p/60p or 25p/24p. The RX1 also...

Feb, 2013

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Sony RX1 Review


With a full-frame sensor placed inside a compact body -- married with a fast, sharp 35mm Carl Zeiss lens -- the Sony RX1 achieves what was once almost unthinkable -- an almost-pocketable camera that delivers stellar hi-res images. The RX1 is the...

Full-frame, 24-megapixel sensor in a compact body; Carl Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f/2 T* lens; Blazing fast autofocus; Impressive image quality that rivals (and sometimes surpasses) full-frame DSLRs; Customizable function buttons make it a breeze to use

Fixed-length lens limits shooting flexibility; Some exposure bias, color shift, moire and video AF issues; Viewfinders (optical or electronic) only available as optional accessories; Extremely expensive for a compact camera

The Sony RX1 is a remarkable camera in almost every respect, from the full-frame sensor hiding inside its incredibly compact body, through its excellent lens, great feature set, and superb image quality. Its fixed prime lens means you have to "zoom"...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (

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...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (

Sony RX1 Review


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...

excellent image quality and lens sharpness, solid feature set, manual aperture ring

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

May, 2013

Price comparison for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 RII Digital Still Camera
42.4MP Full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor
$2,699.00 TO SHOP
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World’s Fastest AF acquisition speed of 0.03 sec. Optical image stabilisation technology developed by Sony...
$1,324.00 TO SHOP
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1 10x High Definition 2...
High Definition (Beveled Design) +10 Close-Up Lens
$69.00 TO SHOP
Sony RX100 20.2 MP Premium Compact Digital Camera w/...
Approximately 20.1 megapixels , Exmor CMOS Sensor, 28-100mm equivalent F/18-49 lens, ISO 125-6400...
$199.00 TO SHOP
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 III 20.2 MP Digital Camera...
$748.00 TO SHOP
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 V 20.1 MP Digital Still...
ELECTRONIC VIEW FINDER: retractable Tru-Finder EVF provides sharp resolution, bright self-illumination, and...
$419.00 TO SHOP
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 RII Digital Still Camera...
This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing...
$3,003.00 TO SHOP
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1R II Full Frame Digital...
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Camera - Battery NP-BX1 - Battery Charger - AC Adapter AC-UD11 - Micro USB...
$3,298.00 TO SHOP
Sony DSCHX90V/B Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
30x Optical/60x Clear Image Zoom ZEISS (Trademarked) Vario-Sonnar T Lens
$299.00 TO SHOP
Sony RX100 III 20.1 MP Premium Compact Digital...
209 MP 1"-type Exmor R CMOS sensor ; Optical zoom:2.9x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
$349.00 TO SHOP

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