Comes with an advanced 35mm full-frame 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor
The lens' wide F2 maximum,
9-bladed circular aperture enable beautiful background defocus
('bokeh') effects to rival or exceed professional-class DSLR camera
lenses. Additionally, it features a macro switching ring on the lens
barrel which instantly shortens the minimum focusing distance to
approximately 20cm (from image plane), allowing the camera to capture
small, close-up subjects with exquisite detail.
RX1 camera also features an enhanced BIONZ® processing engine that
rapidly handles data from the Exmor® CMOS sensor and also powers
full-resolution burst shooting at up to five frames per second. The
powerful processor can output image data in 14-bit RAW format, giving
advanced users total freedom to express their creative vision throughout
the shooting and post-production processes.
camera's extraordinarily compact dimensions, the new Cyber-shot RX1
model offers a full range of manual control modes on par with typical
high-end full-frame DSLR cameras. Dedicated lens rings allow for
fingertip control of focus and aperture, while a DSLR-style Focus mode
dial on the front of the camera enables easy switching between focus
modes. Top-mounted exposure compensation and mode dials are
strategically placed for simple access and operation, while custom
function and AEL buttons on the back panel are also easily accessible.
new camera features a Quick Navi mode that allows fast, intuitive
adjustment of camera settings. This is especially useful when using the
camera with an optional viewfinder (sold separately). A memory recall
(MR) mode is accessible via the mode dial so photographers can store and
instantly recall up to three sets of camera settings.
refinements include a MF Assist function that magnifies a portion of the
image while framing to simplify fine focus adjustments, as well as a
Peaking function that highlights sharply-focused areas of the image on
Additionally, the RX1 camera features By Pixel Super
Resolution digital zoom technology, which allows for magnification of
image size without sacrificing pixel count. This results in far higher
quality results than are achievable with conventional digital zoom.
Smart Teleconverter function crops a central portion of the image
sensor, boosting effective magnification by 1.4x or 2x realizing an
effective 49mm or 70mm focal length. With the extremely high pixel
count of the full-frame image sensor, even zoomed and cropped images
maintain generous amounts of fine detail when blown up for large print