Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 packs a full-frame sensor in compact camera


Sensor size is one of the biggest factors in determining image quality in a camera and Sony have somehow managed to pack a full-frame sensor in their latest compact the DSC-RX1.

Aimed at professional photographers who what to travel light, the DSC-RX1 features 24.3 megapixels, a BIONZ image processor and an ISO range of 100-25600.

A brand new Carl Zeiss Sonnar T F2-22 lens is fixed to the body and features a manual aperture control, on-lens macro mode switching and a focus control ring.

A spokesperson for Sony said: "Far smaller and lighter than any full-frame DSLR, the Cyber-shot RX1 offers superb imaging quality that’s previously been the domain of high-end professional DSLR cameras.

"You’d never have believed it was possible. Now photo enthusiasts can explore the creative possibilities of full-frame imaging with a compact digital camera that fits easily in the palm of your hand."