Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Review: pushing the limits?

By Kevin Carter - Friday, August 23, 2013

Camera Review
Introduction | DxOMark Sensor ranking | Measurement data: Sony RX1R | Sony RX1R vs Sony RX1 | Conclusion
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Review: pushing the limits?

Following on from the unexpected buzz surrounding the original RX1 full-frame compact from Sony with its fixed focal length Zeiss 35mm f/2 lens, the firm has now introduced a follow up with a modified sensor and image processing engine. Read on to find outhow well the new RX1R performs in our labs.

After the initial excitement of the RX1 with its full-frame 36x24mm CMOS sensor and high-quality Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 lens the firm recently revealed a new model, the RX1R. Whereas the original model featured a 24.3 Mpix CMOS sensor with an OLPF (optical low pass filter) this new variation to the range lacks the filter for improved resolution and image sharpness, without any blurring or dispersion it’s claimed. Sony also states the camera’s image processing has been optimized for sharpness and that that moire and color artifacts may be visible as a result under certain conditions. Be that as it may all other aspects of the camera’s features including the small size 113 x 65 x 70 mm (4.45 x 2.56 x 2.76″), weight 482 g (1.06 lb / 17.00 oz)and price of $2,799 remain unchanged.

DxOMark Sensor ranking

Measurement data: Sony RX1R

Sony RX1R vs Sony RX1

Conclusion