Introducing the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1, the world's first fixed lens digital camera to sport a 35mm full-frame sensor. Perfectly pocketable, you can easily take it wherever you roam to capture gorgeous, high-quality 24.3-megapixel photos and Full HD video. Complete manual control puts the power to fulfill your creative vision in the palm of your hand, while the big, bright f/2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T lens delivers beautifully defocused backgrounds and macro capabilities. And it's an excellent video camera, too. Shoot stunning Full HD 24p/60i/60p video, and exercise creative freedom with manual control of P/A/S/M modes. The multi-interface shoe lets you add a variety of accessories to further enrich the capabilities of this incredible camera.
24.3 MP 35 mm Full Frame Sensor
A whole new world of high-quality images are realized through the 24.3 MP effective 35 mm full-frame sensor, a normal sensor range of ISO 100 ? 25600, and a sophisticated balance of high resolving power, gradation and low noise. The BIONZ image processor enables up to 5 fps high-speed continuous shooting and 14-bit RAW image data recording.
Bright F2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T lens
Newly developed large-diameter F2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T lens delivers refined background defocusing ? bokeh, and macro capabilities. A premium multi-layered T coating also dramatically reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection
World?s first fixed lens 35mm camera
The DSC-RX1 is the world?s first fixed lens 35 mm full-frame digital camera which offers an uncompromising design that focuses on an intuitive, user-friendly operation. The camera fits in the palm of a hand and allows users to carry it nearly everywhere to capture any shooting opportunity that arises.
Full HD 24p video
Full HD 24p video with manual control and audio input. For creative flexibility while shooting movies and stills, users can enter Program Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Speed Priority (S) or Manual Exposure (M) mode for manual shooting and exposure control. Enjoy clear sound recording and playback via built-in stereo microphone and mono speaker. Additionally, an optional microphone can be plugged into the camera.
Amazing Low-light performance
Experience incredible low-light shooting without a flash. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity. Sensitivity selectable up to ISO 25600. (Recommended for still subjects.)
High speed Auto Focus
Focus as fast as 0.13 seconds with high speed AF. To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera?s BIONZ processor, which provides intelligent response data to a new high speed actuator motor in the lens. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds even in low light.
Full frame burst shooting
High speed continuous shooting at up to 5 frames per second (fps) is made possible by the BIONZ processor and 24 megapixel sensor.
Three control lens rings
Full manual operation is intuitive on the RX1. Users can keep their eyes on the subject and concentrate on the composition while comfortably adjusting the dedicated aperture, focusing, and macro switching rings.
Conveniently placed dials
Quick access to conveniently placed exposure compensation and focus mode dials.
Quick Navi ? settings at a glance
Quick Navi enhances direct control of your favorite functions. Pressing the Fn button activates Quick Navi, which allows the user to check camera settings at a glance and promptly change settings without having to search for dedicated menus.
MR (memory recall) mode can memorize up to three groups of the user's preferred settings. Settings include zoom magnification, white balance, exposure compensation, shutter speed, drive mode and metering modes. This enables quick switching of settings at the right moment.
Nine aperture blades
Nine aperture blades form a nearly perfect circle throughout the normally used aperture range of F2 to F22, resulting in background defocusing that is smooth and genuinely beautiful.
Expandable with multi interface shoe
The multi interface shoe allows easy connection with wide-ranging accessories expanding the range of photographic expression. Available accessories include a powerful external flash unit, electronic viewfinder,
3? Xtra Fine LCD Display
The 3? (1,229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display makes it easy to scroll through menus and preview live Picture Effects. WhiteMagic technology increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.
Auto HDR mode
Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle?and more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot (up to 6 EV stops), all in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects.)
Dual-aspect ratio recording for still images
Capture still images in either 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio. This provides the freedom to choose a ratio that matches the scene or the specific shooting purpose.
Built in pop up flash
Enjoy the convenience of flash photography everywhere you go. Guide number is approximately 6*. Choose from Auto, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Fill-flash and Flash Off modes.
Capture JPEG files, RAW files, or both
The DSC-RX1 saves pictures as compact JPEG files and/or ultra-high quality RAW files. RAW files save images prior to de-mosaicing, white balance, sharpness and color enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image on your PC.
Three focusing modes
This camera has one Autofocus mode: Single-shot AF (AF) which functions as Auto Focus (AF-S) in still picture shooting and as Auto Focus (AF-C) in video shooting. It also has Manual Focus for manual focusing freedom, and Direct Manual Focus (DMF), that first uses autofocusing to focus on the subject, and then allows fast and easy switching to manual focusing for even more precise adjustment.
Digital level gauge
Digital level gauge to allow easier leveling of the camera
MF assist and peaking
Manual focus becomes much easier because peaking highlights the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors (white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focus setting can make or break your shot.
Creative Style settings
Control how the camera processes your images with 15 finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Twilight, Night View, Autumn Leaves, B&W, Sepia, Sunset, Portrait and Landscape. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation3 , and sharpness to your personal taste.
Picture Effect mode
Realize your creative potential with Picture Effect, a fun and simple way to convert ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Effects are Soft Focus, Posterization, Retro Photo, High Contrast Monochrome, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Soft High-key, Toy Camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Watercolor Painting, HDR Painting, and Illustration.
Sweep Panorama Mode
Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together.
Face Detection/ Registration technology
The camera can automatically detect and register up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults
Auto portrait framing
Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds, Auto Portrait Framing provides beautifully composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits.
Camera Type: Professional compact digital camera.
Imaging Sensor: 35mm full-frame (35.8mm ? 23.9mm) ExmorTM CMOS Sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Pixel Gross: 24.7MP (approx.)
Effective Picture Resolution: 24.3MP (approx.)
Media Type: Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Still Image Mode: JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Still Image Size 16:9: [16:9] L: 20M (6000 x 3376) / M: 8.7M (3936 x 2216) / S: 3.9M (2640 x 1488)
Still Image Size 3:2: [3:2] L: 24M (6000 x 4000) / M: 10M (3936 x 2624) / S: 4.6M (2640 x1760)
Panorama Still Image Size: Standard (3872 x 2160/8192 x 1856) / Wide (5536 x 2160/12416 x 1856)
Video Format: AVCHD Ver2.0, MP4
Video Mode: AVCHD: 28M PS (1920?1080, 60p), 24M FX (1920?1080, 60i), 17M FH (1920?1080, 60i), 24M FX (1920?1080, 24p), 17M FH (1920?1080, 24p) MP4: 12M (1440?1080, 30fps), 3M VGA (640?480, 30fps)
Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Sonnar T
Digital Zoom: 24M approx. 4x / 10M approx. 6.1x / 4.6M approx. 9.1x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): [Still image 3:2] f=35mm [Still image 16:9] f=37mm [Movie 16:9] f=44mm (SteadyShot On), f=37mm (SteadyShot off)
Lens Construction: 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical elements including AA lens)
Aperture Blade: Iris diaphragm (9 blades)
Clear Image Zoom: 2x
Focal Distance: AF approx. 24cm to infinity (Normal mode), approx. 14cm to 29cm (Macro mode)
LCD Type: 3.0" (7.5cm) (4:3) / 1,229k dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control: Auto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather mode
Focus System: Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus (MF)
AF Modes: Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot AF / Flexible spot AF (tracking focus) / Flexible spot AF (face tracking)
Metering Modes: Multi segment / Center weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Sports Action, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait
D-Range Optimizer: Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto exposure difference, Exposure difference level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0-EV step)
Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autum Leaves, Black, White, Sepia
White Balance Mode: Auto/Daylight/Shade/Cloudy/Incandescent/Fluor (Warm White)/Fluor (Cool White)/Fluor (Day White)/Fluor (Daylight)/Flash/C. Temp./Filter/Custom
ISO Sensitivity (Movie): Auto (ISO100-25600 equiv (1/3 EV step), Expandable to 50/64/80 auto ISO100-25600 selectable upper/lower limit, Multi frame NR ISO 100-102400 (1 EV step), Auto ISO100-25600 selectable upper/lower limit
Picture Effect(s): Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Shutter Type: Program Auto (30?-1/4000*), Aperture Priority (30?-1/4000*), Shutter Priority (30?-1/4000*),
Manual Exposure (Bulb, 30?-1/4000*)
*Maximum speed at F5.6 or greater aperture value. Maximum speed at F2.0 is 1/2000.
Continuous Shooting Speed: 5 fps at 24.3MP, continuous 2.5 fps when focus is AFS
Self-timer: 10sec. / 2sec.
Flash Modes: Auto/Fill-flash/Slow Sync/Rear Sync/Off/Wireless with optional compatible flash
Flash Coverage: ISO Auto 0.75m to 21.7m / ISO 25600 up to 43.4m
Still Image Playback Options: Control for HDMI, Slideshow, Picture Effect (Watercolor, Illustration), Single (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 4/9-frame index view
Sweep Panorama: Sweep Panorama
Face Detection: 8 Faces (Off / On(Registered Faces) / On)
Image Stabilization: SteadyShot Image Stabilization
Intelligent Auto: Yes
Picture Effects: Yes, 13 effects
Memory Card Slot: MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output: Micro HDMI
USB Port(s): Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Microphone Input: Microphone jack
Accessory Shoe: Multi Interface Shoe
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.): 4 1/2" x 2 5/8" x 2 3/4" (113.3 x 65.4 x 69.6mm)
Weight (Approx.): 17 oz (482g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): 16 oz (453g )
Battery Type: LITHIUM ION NP-BX1 (supplied)
Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 2.0W