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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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review

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£2,599.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review – White balance and colour

Images produced by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 resemble those taken by Sony Alpha and NEX cameras. The AWB setting works well, particularly when shooting in both overcast and sunny daylight conditions. Colours are reproduced very well, with a fairly rich level of saturation in the default colour mode. Due to the level of contrast, I found that the default colour settings were perfect for nearly all circumstances. Occasionally I switched to the vivid settings for scenes with slightly duller colours, but it tended to be a little too much when used on bright landscapes.

The default black & white setting is also good, with a nice level of contrast. However, each colour setting can be adjusted to personal taste, and a user setting saved.

Image: Both the colour rendition and auto white balance of the RX1 produce pleasing results

  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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