Shutterbugs have been searching so desperately for the specifications of the Sony RX1 for quite a while now. They seem to have now forced some sources to leak out images of the device.
The images which we also get to see do prove their worth by revealing almost all the details everyone has been so keen about. And for your information, the RX1 will be using the 35mm Carl Zeiss lens.
This full frame RX1 will use the same 24 megapixel sensor of the A99 and will be priced at $2799. Like the A99, it has 14 bit RAW and has the ISO range from 100 up to 25,600.
This camera can shoot 5 fps and it makes video in AVCHD 2.0. The body is made of magnesium though it is not weather sealed.
It has the A99’s same 3-inch screen, but sadly it doesn’t have the smart 3-way tilting system. It is rare to see full-frame digital cameras appear in consumer bodies and it is even rarer to see them in point-and-shoot type cameras.
Sony is investing deeply in making the compact camera realm again by putting in a sensor so that it can compete with the popular large-sensor cameras on the market.
The RX1 will be the flagship, premium camera that features a full frame sensor, while the RX100 is a smaller camera that packs a 1-inch sensor. It seems like the stage is set for a new RX10 camera that uses an APS-C sensor, but that’s just speculation at this point.