Showing posts with label RX1. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RX1. Show all posts

Monday, August 22, 2016

Have RX1 will Travel.

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We have always been intrigued with the diminutive Sony RX1. In our minds it's the perfect travel camera, well except for our propensity for the 50mm focal length. Here's a video in 4K resolution conjured up by Mr. Rozenman about his west coast trip with his wife. The video is composed of 16,500 pictures taken with the RX1 handheld.

Yet Another USA Travel Video by Ofer Rozenman

For those looking to go on the wide side, here's a Sony RX1R with the 0.75X Ultra Wide Converter which gives an effective FOV of 26mm.

Sony RX1R with SEL075UWC Ultra Wide Converter

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sony RX1R and RX100 Mark II Q&A

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RX1R vs RX100M II Size Comparison

Sony RX1R and RX100 Mark II Question and Answer Session

Sony and Amazon teamed up to gather question from google+, twitter, amazon, and the rest of the social media world to coincide with the release of the Sony RX1R and the RX100M II. Both can be pre-ordered from Amazon by clicking on their images below. Set aside an hour and learn more about the RX1R and RX100M II.

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Sony RX1R Full Frame Compact Anti-Alias Filter Removed Camera

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sony rx1r rx100m faq

Sony RX100M II PocketSized Zoom NFC Enabled Camera

Friday, June 28, 2013

Sony RX1R Removes Anti-Alias Filter

Sony Cybershot RX1R Full Frame Sensor

Sony RX1R Hands On with Olivia

The Sony Cybershot RX1R, R = resolution, takes away the Sony RX1's optical low pass (anti-alias) filter to improve resolution. Other cameras that offer AA less cameras are Leica, Nikon, and Ricoh. The RX1R and RX1 will co-exist and share the same accessories.

Here is the Sony RX1R press release.

A new sister version of Sony’s acclaimed Cyber-shot™ RX1 full-frame compact camera satisfies the most critical photographer’s hunger for sharper, more detailed pictures.

Building on the awesome imaging power of the RX1, the RX1R takes pixel-perfect picture quality to new heights. The model’s ‘R’ suffix denotes a further improvement in the pocket-sized camera’s already spectacular resolution.

In common with many DSLR cameras, the original Cyber-shot™ RX1 features an optical low-pass filter (OLPF) in front of the sensor to suppress unwanted moirĂ© and colour artefacts. The enthusiast-oriented RX1R removes this low-pass filter, guaranteeing flawless capture of fine details without any blurring or dispersion. To compensate for the OLPF’s removal, the camera’s processing functions have been optimised to maintain image sharpness without compromising lens/sensor performance*.

Bringing new levels of realism to landscapes and other finely-detailed subjects, the modified edition RX1R lets photo enthusiasts express their creativity with unprecedented clarity. While weight and dimensions remain the same as the ground-breaking RX1, the special edition RX1R adds other refinements to suit discerning photographers.

In addition, compatibility with TRILUMINOS Colour technology ensures even richer, more natural colours when viewing stills and video on the new generation of BRAVIA televisions featuring TRILUMINOS Display. Videographers can also add an optional stereo microphone, allowing Full HD movie soundtracks to be captured with even greater clarity.

Introduced in September 2012, the Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1 is world’s first compact fixed-lens camera with a 35mm full-frame 24.3 effective megapixel sensor. It’s already won several prestigious European accolades, including ‘Best Premium Camera’ in the 2013 Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards. Read the Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1 press release (12 September 2012) here.

* Moire and/or colour artifacts may be visible in some photographic situations. Colour reproduction performance is the same as the RX1.

Sony RX1R and its fixed Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2 Sonnar

The Sony Cybershot RX1R is available for pre-order for $2798 and will be available on July 26.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Sony DSC-RX1 vs Leica M Type 240 via CameraStoreTV

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Sony DSC-RX1 vs Leica M Type 240

TheCameraStoreTV posted their review of the Leica M Type 240. They also brought along the Leica M9 and the Sony DSC-RX1 to compare. The Leicas were fitted with the Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux, while the RX1 comes with the Zeiss 35mm f/2 Sonnar. The RX1 image had a slight advantage over the M Type 240 in both low and high ISO shooting.

Check out the full review by the Camera Store below.

Leica M Type 240 Reviw by The Cameras Store

Thursday, March 14, 2013

DxOMark Sony NEX-7 vs Leica M 240

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Leica M Type 240 vs Sony NEX-7 Sensor from DxOMark

DxOMark published their analysis of the new Leica M Type 240's sensor and we compared it against the Sony compact heavyweights, the NEX-7 and the Sony DSC-RX1. The NEX-7 is about the same as the new Leica M in the color depth and the dynamic range scores. It just fell short in the low-light ISO score which we can attribute to having an APS-C sensor compared to the Leica M 240's full frame sensor. We are hoping that the upcoming Sony NEX-7N will have ISO 50 to improve that score.

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Leica M Type 240 vs Sony DSC-RX1 Sensor from DxOMark

But the full frame sensor of the RX1 is somewhat ahead of the new Leica M Type 240 according to DxOMark's measurements.

Check out DxOMark's review of the Leica M Type 240.

Thanks DxOMark!

Friday, January 18, 2013

How The DSC-RX1 Is Assembled

Assembly of the Sony DSC-RX1

Here's a treat from the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, Sony posted a video of the assembly of the DSC-RX1.

sony dsc-rx1 Assembly video

Play it backwards and we have a disassembly video. Use at your own risk. :D

Sunday, December 9, 2012

What Shutter Sound? Sony DSC-RX1

Sony DSC-RX1 Shutter Sound

GPSVista compares the standard shutter sound of the Sony RX1 and the lack of shutter sound when it is disabled. The shutter sound can be silenced by turning off Audio Signals via Setup Menu #3, shown below.

Sony RX1 Setup Menu #3

Thanks GPSVista!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sony DSC-RX1 Specs Revised and Misc. Info

It looks like Sony is still massaging the Sony DSC-RX1 features. The RX1's top shutter speed has been raised to 1/4000 sec when the aperture is f/5.6 or smaller on the Carl Zeiss 35mm Sonnar lens. The shutter speed is 1/2000s when the lens aperture is larger than f/5.6 down to f/2.

Zeiss 35mm Sonnar's 9 Aperture Blades Create a Circular Shape

The other revision to the RX1 is the focus wheel on the front of the camera. The production RX1 will let you select from Autofocus (AF), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), and Manual Focus (MF). DMF Mode allows the user to fine tune AF by adjusting the manual focus ring on the lens after the RX1 has locked focus.

sony dsc rx1 focus wheel revised

Focus Wheel Changed on Sony RX1

We found a few more images of some DSC-RX1 accessories.

What Comes with the FDA-V1K Zeiss 35mm Optical Viewfinder

RX1 Thumbgrip TGA-1 Swings Open to Access Buttons

Here is a new sample image from the Sony RX1. Click for the full 24 mp, 6000x4000 pixel image.

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DSC-RX1 ISO 100 1/15s f/4.0 +0.7 EV

Other miscellaneous DSC-RX1 info:
  • 1.4x Smart Teleconverter = 49mm EFOV
  • 2x Smart Teleconverter = 70mm EFOV
  • Video Focal Lengths
    • 16:9 Video: 44mm with stabilization ON, 37mm with it OFF
    • 4:3 Video: 48mm with stabilization ON, 45mm with it OFF

Below is a video showing the full frame advantage by Focus Pulling.

Full Frame Advantage Exemplified by the NEX-VG900

Friday, September 28, 2012

New Sony DSC-RX1 Sample Shots

Sony DSC-RX1 Sample Images Slideshow from Sony Electronics

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Sony RX1 with Zeiss 35mm f/2 Sonnar Lens Sample Images from Sony

We posted the first Sony DSC-RX1 sample images two weeks ago and now Sony Electronics has published more samples from the full frame, fixed lens, compact wonder. The images seem to be jpegs straight from the DSC-RX1. They show very nice out of focus rendering, minimal artifacts at high iso, and great lens performance from the autofocus Zeiss 35mm f/2 Sonnar lens.

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Sony RX1 Bokeh

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Sony RX1 at f/4 ISO 100

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Sony RX1 ISO 6400 Sample

Pre order your Sony DSC-RX1 for a December 19, 2012 ship date.

Thanks Sony!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

More DSC-RX1 Hands On with CameraDiner

Video by CameraDiner

CameraDiner was a Photokina 2012 and was lucky enough to get a hands on with the Sony DSC-RX1. The RX1 was not a functioning unit but it still gave a good impression. It felt heavier than was expected. The RX1 lens hood, thumb grip, and Zeiss optical viewfinder was also on hand for the demonstration.

Thanks CameraDiner!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

RX1 35mm Sonnar Lens MTF Chart

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Sony RX1 35mm Zeiss Sonnar Autoocus Lens

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Sony RX1 35mm Sonnar Lens MTF Chart
at f/2 and f/8; 10 and 30 lp/mm

Here is the calculated MTF Chart for the 35mm f/2 Sonnar lens on the Sony DSC-RX1. We will try go give a quick explanation of the RX1 MTF charts above. The red lines show how well contrast will be reproduced by the lens. The green lines show sharpness or resolving power of the lens. The higher on the chart the better. The horizontal axis represents the point from the center of the lens. This tells us the corner performance of the lens.

The Sony's RX1 35mm Zeiss Sonnar lens as described in the press release:
Complementing the full-frame sensor is a fast, bright Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens with a fixed focal length of 35mm – a versatile choice for portraits, street photography and everyday shooting. Recordable dynamic range is reduced at sensitivity levels below ISO100. Full-frame Image Sensor APS-C Image Sensor3 Derived from the German word “Sonne” (“sun”), the Sonnar name reflects the ability of the lens to capture as much light as possible. This premium lens features newly designed optics including an Advanced Aspherical (AA) glass element. This contributes to the camera‟s extremely compact palm-sized dimensions while keeping extremely high performance of the lens.

The lens‟s wide F2 maximum aperture and 9-bladed circular aperture enable beautiful "bokeh‟ (defocus) effects. A Macro switching ring on the lens barrel instantly shortens minimum focusing distance to just 20cm (from image plane), making the Cyber-shot RX1 ideal for capturing small close-up subjects with exquisite detail.

Below are actual measured MTF charts for the other 35mm f/2 compact lenses, the Zeiss Biogon and the Leica Summicron. Calculated and measured mtf charts should not be compared but we wanted to see what the Sony and Zeiss engineers were targeting when they designed the 35mm Sonnar lens for the RX1.

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Zeiss 35mm Biogon ZM Lens MTF Chart
at f/2 and f/4; 10, 20 and 40 cycles/mm

leica 35mm summicron mtf chart rx1

Leica 35mm Summicron MTF Chart
at f/2 and f/5.6; 5, 10, 20 and 40 lp/mm

The MTF Chart for the Sony DSC-RX1 is from the Sony Hong Kong RX1 Press Releasewhich contains a lot more information about the new RX1.

MTF Charts Explained by Carl Zeiss AG.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sony RX-1 Sample Images from Sony Japan

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RX1 Settings: Aperture Priority, ISO=100, 1/25S Shutter Speed, f/5.6 Aperture, +0.7EV Exposure Compensation

Here are some sample images from the Sony DSC-RX1. The images are from Sony Japan. Click on each image to get the full 4000x6000 pixel file.

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RX1 Settings: Aperture Prioirty, ISO=100, 3.2S Shutter Speed, f/2.8 Aperture

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RX1 Settings: Aperture Prioirty, ISO=100, 2S Shutter Speed, f/5.6 Aperture

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Unknown Settings on Sony DSC-RX1

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Sony DSC-RX1 with Optical Viewfinder

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sony RX1 Hands On Video and Specs

Sony targeted the smallest package which can house a full-frame 24x36mm sensor and the result is the Sony DSC-RX1.

  • 24x36mm Full Frame Sensor
  • Fixed Zeiss 35mm f/2 Sonnar Autofocus Lens
  • Aperture Ring
  • Macro Mode
  • Threaded Cable Release
  • 50-102400 ISO
  • Multi-interface ISO hot shoe
  • Electronic or Optical Viewfinder
  • AVCHD 1080p / 24p-60i-60p
  • Mic Input
  • PlayMemories Lite Edition Software
  • Pre order now for $2800 for a December delivery.

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Sony DSC-RX1 with Zeiss 35mm Viewfinder and Thumb grip

Sony DSC-RX1 Sample Video

sony rx1 nex-7 rx100 comparison

Size Comparison RX100 vs RX1 vs NEX-7

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Sony DSC-RX1 with tilting FDA-EV1MK electronic viewfinder

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Rear View of the Sony RX1

Sony DSC-RX1 Specifications



Image Sensor

35mm full-frame (35.8mm × 23.9mm) Exmor CMOS Sensor, aspect ratio 3:2

(Effective resolution) Approx. 24.3 megapixels

(Gross resolution) Approx. 24.7 megapixels


Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*, 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical elements including AA lens); maximum aperture F2; focal length = 35mm (Still Image 3:2)


Clear Image Zoom (still image): 2x

Digital Zoom (still image): 24M approx. 4x / 10M approx. 6.1x / 4.6M approx. 9.1x


7.5cm (3.0 type) (4:3) / 1,229,000 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD

Image stabilisation

Electronic type (for movie)

Focus Type

Contrast detection AF

Focus modes

Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus (MF)

Focus area

Multi point AF (25 points) / Centre weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible spot (face tracking)

Light Metering Mode

Multi segment / Centre weighted / Spot 

White Balance Mode

Auto/Daylight/Shade/Cloudy/Incandescent/Fluor (Warm White)/Fluor (Cool White)/Fluor (Day White)/Fluor (Daylight)/Flash/C. Temp./C.Filter/Custom

Shutter Speed

Program Auto (30-1/2000) / Aperture Priority (30-1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30-1/2000) / Manual (Bulb, 30-1/2000)

Sensitivity (still image)

ISO 100-25600 (1/3 EV step, expandable to ISO 50/64/80)

Auto: ISO 100-25600, selectable with upper / lower limit

Multi Frame NR: Auto (ISO 100-25600, selectable with upper / lower limit), 100-102400 (1EV step)

Continuous shooting

Speed Priority Continuous Mode: Approx.5 fps

Continuous mode: 2.5 fps (AF-S)

Image Control

Creative Style, Quality (RAW/RAW&JPEG/Extra fine/Fine/Standard), Long Exposure NR (On/Off), High ISO NR (Normal/Low/off), Multi Frame NR

Shooting modes

Program Auto (Program shift available), Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, MR (Memory Recall) 1 / 2 / 3, Movie, Sweep shooting, Scene Selection, Intelligent Auto

Creative Style modes

Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia

Picture Effect modes

Toy Camera, Pop Colour, Posterisation, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration


GN6 (in metres at ISO 100);

Flash modes Auto/Fill-flash/Slow Sync/Rear Sync/Off/Wireless

Other Shooting functions

Smart Teleconverter (approx. 1.4x / 2x), Face Detection, Face Registration, Smile Shutter, Quick Navi, Grid Line, Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll), Exposure Bracketing, White Balance Bracketing, DRO Bracketing, Flash Bracketing, Peaking, MF Assist, Auto Portrait Framing

Recording format

Still Image: JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

Movie: AVCHD Ver.2.0, MP4

Number of recorded pixels (still image size)

[3:2] L: 24M (6000 x 4000) / M: 10M (3936 x 2624) / S: 4.6M (2640 x1760)

[16:9] L: 20M (6000 x 3376) / M: 8.7M (3936 x 2216) / S: 3.9M (2640 x 1488)

[Sweep Panorama] Standard (3872 x 2160/8192 x 1856) / Wide (5536 x 2160/12416 x 1856)

Movie record

PAL/NTSC Selector: [PAL] mode

AVCHD: 28M PS (1920x1080, 50p) / 24M FX (1920x1080, 50i) / 17M FH (1920x1080, 50i), 24M FX (1920x1080, 25p) / 17M FH (1920x1080, 25p)

MP4: 12M (1440x1080, 25p) / 3M (VGA 640x480, 25p)

PAL/NTSC Selector: [NTSC] mode

AVCHD: 28M PS (1920x1080, 60p) / 24M FX (1920x1080, 60i) / 17M FH (1920x1080, 60i), 24M FX (1920x1080, 24p) / 17M FH (1920x1080, 24p)

MP4: 12M (1440x1080, 30p) / 3M (VGA 640x480, 30p)

Battery life

[Still Image] Approx. 220 / Approx. 110 min. (LCD brightness level: max.), Approx. 270 / Approx. 135 min. (LCD brightness level: standard) – CIPA standard compliant

[Movie] Approx. 30 min.(Actual usage) / Approx. 60 min. (Continuous movie recording)

- Shooting movies continuously with factory preset mode. The size of a movie file is limited to approx. 2GB (MP4).

Dimensions (WxHxD)

Approx. 113.3 x 65.4 x 69.6mm


Approx. 453g (body only)

Approx. 482g (with battery and Memory Stick Duo)

Supplied accessories

Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor AC-UD11, Micro USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, Lens Cap, Shoe Cap, Instruction Manual

Sony DSC-RX1 Video from Sony Japan

RX1 Hands On Video from Engadget

Pre order now for $2800 for a December delivery.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sony RX1 with Zeiss 35mm Sonnar - a NEX?

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Sony RX1 with Zeiss 35mm f/2 Sonnar Lens

Sony has set the digital camera world abuzz with leaks of the Sony RX1. The RX1 uses the full frame, 24 x 34 mm, 24 megapixel sensor from the soon to be released Sony SLT-A99 camera. The pictures show that Zeiss developed an autofocus 35mm f/2 Sonnar lens for the RX1.

Is it a fixed lens camera? Zeiss will display three new prime autofocus CSC lenses later this month at Photokina. Could they be for the RX1? A 35mm, shown above? a 50mm standard? and a 90mm macro?

The speculated price for the RX1 with the Zeiss 35mm Sonnar is $2799. This is line with Sony's pricing since the NEX-7 with the Zeiss 24mm Sonnar is $2300.

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RX1 with Built-in Pop-up Flash

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RX1 showing Video Button

Below is a quick mock-up of the Sony NEX-7 with the Zeiss 24mm ZA ($2300), a Leica M9 with a 35mm Summicron ($9700), and the Sony RX1 with the Zeiss 35mm Sonnar ($2799).

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Sony NEX-7 with 24mm Sonnar, Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron, Sony RX1 with 35mm Sonnar

What do you think about the Sony DSC-RX1? Would you buy a 35mm fixed lens full frame camera? Would you wait for the eventual Interchangeable Lens version?