Sony cyber-shot RX1: Raising the bar

Written by Kirti Sharma | Updated: Nov 21 2013, 14:52pm hrs
Sony cyber shot RX1Sony cyber-shot RX1
Unique, yet simple are two words that can best describe this wonderful camera from Sony. Its small frame makes it portable and adjustable in any pocket.

Being the worlds first fixed lens digital camera, it comes with a full frame sensor. This camera gives you the liberty to practice photography that knows no limits and bounds.

The camera is power packed with a 24.3 MP sensor that has a normal sensor range of ISO 100 to 25600. It comes loaded with a BIONZ image processor, which makes it an even more interesting buy. The camera is able to strike a right balance between gradation, high resolution power, and low noise, and that too within the palm of your hand. It provides the user with stupendous image quality by the use of its 35 mm full-frame F2 lens. The camera mainly has an aluminum body, which gives it a very stylish and attractive look.

The camera even has a multi-interface hotshoe that combines ISO 518 standard contacts and proprietary connector. The device helps to record high quality videos at 1080p at 60 fps. The camera also has other features like smile shutter functionality and face recognition. For storage purposes, the camera uses SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. It is also compatible with MS Duo. And as far as connectivity is concerned the camera provides Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) terminals, and a 3.5mm microphone jack. The camera is a perfect blend of quality and looks.

Bottomline: The RX1 magic lies in the fact that it is small, solid and hassle free. Also, the image quality is superb, and the build of the lens is solid; the aperture, focus and the image quality is all Zeiss.


* 24 MP full-frame (24 x 36 mm) CMOS sensor

* 35 mm F2 lens

* ISO 100-25600

* Dedicated aperture ring

* Five user-customisable buttons

* Multi interface hotshoe (combines ISO 518 standard contacts and proprietary connector)

* 1.23M dot RGBW WhiteMagic LCD

* 1080p60 HD movies in AVCHD (50p on PAL region models)

Estimated street price: Rs 1,51,017