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Around 16 months after the launch of the Mark IV, Sony has released the latest iteration in its RX100 series of high-end compact cameras. The Sony RX100 V features a similar 20.1Mp 1”-type BSI-CMOS sensor and the same equivalent 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens as its predecessor, the Mark IV. So no changes there; instead, Sony has focused on some serious performance enhancements for the Mark V, including a new autofocus system and faster frame rate. The Sony RX100 V features a new 315-point phase-detection autofocus system that offers around 65% frame coverage, as well as face detection autofocus, which is particularly useful for shooting video. Continuous shooting has been significantly improved as well, up to a rapid 24fps (frames per second) for both RAW and JPEG files, with full autofocus and exposure tracking up to an impressive 150 shots.
The Sony RX1R II is the successor to the popular RX1 and RX1R premium compacts. It inherits the same 35mm f2 Zeiss Sonnar lens, but features the 42-Mpix sensor of the Sony A7R II and boasts a built-in pop-up style EVF. Read on to find out how well this new update performs.
DxO, the same company behind DxOMark, has introduced DxO ONE, a new pocket-sized connected camera designed to capture images with a quality and caliber previously unobtainable in a one-inch sensor camera. The DxO ONE camera’s score of up to 85 puts it on par with many DSLR cameras, such as the Nikon D7200 and the Sony A7S (both with a score of 87), and is well above such Canon DSLRs as the EOS 5D Mark III (81) and the 7D Mark II (70). This score also places it in third among compact cameras, just behind the full-frame Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 and the DSC-RX1R, which score 93 and 91, respectively.
Panasonic’s latest iteration of the LX series premium compact eschews the usual 1/1.7-inch sensor for the larger Micro-Four-Thirds type found the firm’s mirrorless models. It also has a Leica 24-75mm f1.7-2.8 zoom, a traditional rangefinder style top plate with EVF, a hot shoe, and manual mechanical controls. Read on to see how well this intriguing new model performs.
Utilising a 16Mp APS-C sensor, the Leica T is the first mirrorless hybrid option from the renowned German camera manufacturer. With a price tag of $1850 (body only), and lenses costing the same or more, it’s a serious investment for any photographer. So how does image quality on the Leica T stack up against the competition? Let’s analyze the DxOMark sensor scores to find out.
Sony has launched a new model in its RX range of high-end compacts. Boasting a new faster lens, built-in pop-up viewfinder and large 1”-type sensor, with a 20.1Mp resolution, is the new Sony RX100 III the ultimate point and shoot camera?
Sony has expanded its range of full-frame mirrorless cameras with the launch of the Sony A7S. Joining the Sony A7 and A7R, the new A7S offers a lower resolution 12.2Mp sensor with an ISO 50–409,600 sensitivity range, and breaks boundaries for video with its 4K/30p video footage output.
The highly configurable RED Epic Dragon is the latest version of the firm’s original Epic-M Digital Still and Motion Camera (DSMC). Although we are more used to analyzing still cameras at DxOMark, we’ve had a unique opportunity to assess RAW output from a prototype using all of our usual industry standard tests. As the results were extraordinary, we thought we would share the findings. Read on to find out how this high-performance sensor performs.
Street photography is an appealing genre for many photographers, and has become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to the proliferation of small high quality digital cameras and lenses. We’ve put together a concise round up of moderate wide-angle and telephoto lenses from each of the major camera systems. Read on to see which of the models we’ve chosen and what to expect from them in terms of image quality.
I was wondering if you noticed a mild mid zone dip with the RX1 lens? I just got the cam and the lens seems to dip slightly about 1/3 out from the centre. I also find that the corners are sharper than this area....?
You can check the sharpness measurement for the RX1 lens here: http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Lenses/Camera-Lens-Database/Sony/Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX1-Lens/%28camera%29/833/%28cameraname%29/SONY-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX1 You are right, sharpness is lower at 1/3 of the field.
Hello, I like the RX1 a lot, but center sharpness gets A LOT better when stopping down from f2.0 to f2.8 or f3.2. At 100% view, this is fully field relevant: Details and sharpness at 2.0 are okay, from 3.2 they are brilliant. I must admit to be somewhat disappointed by that. Does this practical view fit to Your lab results (which are somewhat abstract to me), i.e. is that "perfectly normal" or did I get a bad copy ?
You are right but we would not say "a lot", as we measured a slight loss of sharpness at f/2.0 and we did not measure any significant difference between f/2.8 and f/4. To be convinced you should have a look to the acutance field map.
Thank you for the review. Looks to be a remarkable camera!
Though not really cross comparable, the Pentax K5 apsc dslr's measure an equally very healthy 14.3 EVS... until one can afford the sony the K5 is still pretty remarkable, especially for those like me on a budget. We live in a remarkable age to have so many great cameras and reviews at such an easy reach.
DXO: What is selected for RX1's Transmission to decide it's SNR Score?
I would like to know what is selected for RX1's Transmission Score to decide it's SNR. T = 2.1 or 2.0?
And if the above selection is not correct, RX1's SNR Score may be changed? (E.g. If the selected value is 2.0 and the real value is 2.1, the total amount of the light, which reaches to Sensor in real value, is about 10% lower than the selected value)
Re: DXO: What is selected for RX1's Transmission to decide it's SNR Score?
Thanks for your comment.
You’re right regarding the potential bias. In the example you note, it could be close to 14% meaning less than ¼ of Stop. As we cannot measure the TStop on compact camera we decide to use the aperture, so in this case 2.0.
What's up with the RX1 doing so much better than the A99 on the high ISO score? I thought they're supposed to have similar sensors but the RX1 seems to perform significantly better. Is that all chalked up to the A99's pellicle mirror?
First it's saying that Sony uses BSI type image sensors in their dSLRs, (they don't, those are Exmor "R") and now the RX100 has an APS-C sensor? It doesn't. The RX100 uses a 1 inch sensor, like the Nikon 1 series.
<div id="linkdxomark">This a comment for <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Database/Sony/Cyber-shot-DSC-RX1">this page on the website</a></div>Where is XTrans sensor camera? why not testing them? all the major review sites has pubslished their reviews ages ago.
and you call yourself "Camera Sensor" Only Analysts/ Experts?
The first camera you should review is xpro1 last year!
Don't know what's wrong with you guys!!
Hi, The DxO mark team has answered to this question of their facebook page. Here it is :
The Fuji X-Pro 1 and X-E1 sensor does not use a Bayer matrix, but rather a very different matrix whose pixels are arranged in rows of three colors — a technology called “X-Trans”, inspired by the naturally irregular distribution of silver halide crystals on film. As for the Fuji X10, XF1 and X-S1, they use a CMOS EXR sensor with yet another different arrangement. The demosaicing algorithms of DxOMark lab that allow it to analyse digital camera RAW photo files were designed to process the output of sensors using the Bayer matrix. Testing these five Fuji cameras would necessitate completely rewriting our demosaicing algorithms to enable them to process the data received from this different matrix. Although DxO Labs tries to respond to photographers’ requests to provide test for specific camera models, there are no plans for testing these five Fuji cameras in the short term.