A 24.3-million-pixel full-frame sensor and a fixed 35mm f/2 lens could make the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 the best digital compact camera yet. However, at £2,600 it doesn't come cheap. Read the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review...
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review – The competition
Image: Fujifilm X100
The two cameras that will really form the competition for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 are the Fujifilm X100 and the Leica X2. Both have 12.1-million-pixel, APS-C-sized sensors, with the X100 having a 23mm f/2 lens and the X2 a 24mm f/2.8 optic.
These combinations offer the same field of view as the 35mm lens of the RX1, and with the X2 costing around £1,500 this is £1,000 less than the RX1.
The X100 is even better value at around £600, although the Sony RX1 has twice the resolution.
It is also worth considering a Nikon D600, which, with a Nikkor 35mm f/2 D lens, will cost around
£1,800 and will offer the same resolution but in a larger DSLR camera.
Image: Leica X2