Sony Cybershot RX1 Digital Camera Features & Technical Specs

Full frame in your pocket.
We've made the impossible possible. Once considered merely a dream is now a reality that can sit in the palm of your hand. Introducing the revolutionary RX1: The world's first fixed lens digital camera with a full-frame sensor. Take it wherever you go and explore full manual control photography that knows no bounds.

Go full or go home.
This is huge. A whole new world of high-quality images are realized through the 35mm full-frame 24.3MP sensor, a normal sensor range of ISO 100–25600, and a sophisticated balance of high resolving power, gradation and low noise—and it's all in the palm of your hand. The BIONZ® image processor enables 5 fps high-speed continuous shooting and 14-bit RAW image data recording.

Bright f/2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens.
This is definitely not your standard point-and-shoot lens. A newly developed large-diameter f/2.0 Carl Zeiss® Sonnar T* lens with 9 aperture blades delivers refined background defocusing and macro capabilities. A premium multi-layered T* coating also dramatically reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection.

Full HD 24p video.
It's like a high-end video camera that's as mobile as you. Experience Full HD 24p/60i/60p video with manual control and audio input, plus creative flexibility while shooting movies and stills. Enable the Program Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Speed Priority (S) or Manual Exposure (M) mode for manual shooting and exposure control, plus clear sound recording via the built-in stereo microphone.

Amazing low-light performance.
Now you can capture the mood of the moment without a flash. The combination of the RX1's large 35mm sensor and bright f/2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens with class-leading image processing and noise reduction deliver outstanding low-light performance to capture the moment as you see it.

Ultra-fast focusing speed.
So small, yet so quick. Focus as fast as 0.13 seconds with high speed AF. To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera's BIONZ processor, which provides intelligent response data to a new high speed actuator motor in the lens. The result is fast, accurate focusing speeds.

Add on with a multi-interface shoe.
The RX1 features a newly-developed multi-interface shoe that dramatically expands the camera's compatibility with a variety of accessories and raises its potential for photo and movie shooting. Available accessories include a powerful external flash unit, electronic viewfinder, optical viewfinder, thumb grip and clip-on LCD monitor.

Estimated Retail Price

Camera Type

Professional compact digital camera.
Lens Type : Carl Zeiss® Sonnar T*
Aperture : F2-22
Digital Zoom : 24M approx. 4x / 10M approx. 6.1x / 4.6M approx. 9.1x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : [Still image 3:2] f=35mm [Still image 16:9] f=37mm [Movie 16:9] f=44mm (SteadyShot On), f=37mm (SteadyShot off)
Lens Construction : 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical elements including AA lens)
Aperture Blade : Iris diaphragm (9 blades)
Clear Image Zoom : 2x
Focal Distance : AF approx. 24cm to infinity (Normal mode), approx. 14cm to 29cm (Macro mode)

Exposure System
Metering Modes : Multi segment / Center weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation : +/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
Scene Mode(s) : Portrait, Sports Action, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait
D-Range Optimizer : Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto exposure difference, Exposure difference level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0-EV step)
ISO : HSO Sensitivity (Still): 100-25600 (1/3 EV step, expandable to ISO 50/64/80), Auto: ISO 100-25600, selectable with upper/lower limit. Multi Frame NR: 100-102400 (1 EV step) Auto: ISO 100-102400
Creative Style : Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia
White Balance Mode : Auto/Daylight/Shade/Cloudy/Incandescent/Fluor (Warm White)/Fluor (Cool White)/Fluor (Day White)/Fluor (Daylight)/Flash/C. Temp./Filter/Custom
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) : Auto (ISO100-25600 equiv (1/3 EV step), Expandable to 50/64/80 auto ISO100-25600 selectable upper/lower limit, Multi frame NR ISO 100-102400 (1 EV step), Auto ISO100-25600 selectable upper/lower limit
Picture Effect(s) : Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration

Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor : 35mm full-frame (35.8mm × 23.9mm) ExmorTM CMOS Sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Pixel Gross : 24.7MP (approx.)
Effective Picture Resolution : 24.3MP (approx.)

LCD Display
LCD Type : 3.0" (7.5cm) (4:3) / 1,229k dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control : Auto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather mode

Drive System
Shutter Type : Program Auto (30-1/2000) / Manual (Bulb, 30-1/2000) / Aperture Priority (30-1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30-1/2000) / iAuto 1-1/2000
Continuous Shooting Speed : 5 fps at 24.3MP, continuous 2.5 fps when focus is AFS
Self-timer : 10sec. / 2sec.

Advanced Features
Sweep Panorama : Sweep Panorama
Face Detection : 8 Faces (Off / On(Registered Faces) / On)
Image Stabilization : SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization
Intelligent Auto : Yes
Picture Effects : Yes, 13 effects

Battery Type : LITHIUM ION NP-BX1 (supplied)
Power Consumption (in Operation) : Approx. 2.0W

Media Type : Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Still Image Mode : JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Still Image Size 16:9 : [16:9] L: 20M (6000 x 3376) / M: 8.7M (3936 x 2216) / S: 3.9M (2640 x 1488)
Still Image Size 3:2 : [3:2] L: 24M (6000 x 4000) / M: 10M (3936 x 2624) / S: 4.6M (2640 x1760)
Panorama Still Image Size : Standard (3872 x 2160/8192 x 1856) / Wide (5536 x 2160/12416 x 1856)
Video Format : AVCHD Ver2.0, MP4
Video Mode : AVCHD: 28M PS (1920×1080, 60p), 24M FX (1920×1080, 60i), 17M FH (1920×1080, 60i), 24M FX (1920×1080, 24p), 17M FH (1920×1080, 24p) MP4: 12M (1440×1080, 30fps), 3M VGA (640×480, 30fps)

Focus Control
Focus System : Contrast detection AF
AF Modes : Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot AF / Flexible spot AF (tracking focus) / Flexible spot AF (face tracking)
Focus Features : Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct M`nual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus (MF)

Flash Modes : Auto/Fill-flash/Slow Sync/Rear Sync/Off/Wireless with optional compatible flash
Flash Coverage : ISO Auto 0.75m to 21.7m / ISO 25600 up to 43.4

Memory Card Slot : MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output : Micro HDMI
USB Port(s) : Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Microphone Input : Microphone jack
Accessory Shoe : Multi Interface Shoe

Convenience Features
Still Image Playback Options : Control for HDMI, Slideshow, Picture Effect (Watercolor, Illustration), Single (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 4/9-frame index view

Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) : 4 1/2" x 2 5/8" x 2 3/4" (113.3 x 65.4 x 69.6mm)
Weight (Approx.) : 17 oz (482g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) : 16 oz (453g )