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...

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£2,599.00

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

 

 

 

 

  1. 1. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 at a glance:
  2. 2. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review - Features
  3. 3. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review - 35mm f/2 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens
  4. 4. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review - Build and handling
  5. 5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review - Autofocus
  6. 6. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  7. 7. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review - Dynamic range
  8. 8. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review - Metering
  9. 9. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review - White balance and colour
  10. 10. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review - Viewfinder, LCD, live view and video
  11. 11. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review - The competition
  12. 12. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review - Our verdict
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