The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-R1 10 megapixel “point-and-shoot” camera was highly anticipated since its announcement in September. How does the 10 megapixel camera which carries a price tag below $1000 stack up? Designtechnica is here to let you know.

They loved the APS-sized 10.3 megapixel CMOS imager and the wide-range 5x optical zoom. Wait a sec, what’s a APS-size 10.3 megapixel CMOS? Well most “lower end” cameras in the higher megapixel range, like the 6 and 8 megapixels, are cramming all those pixels onto a small chip. With APS (Advance Photo System) you have a bigger chip to put them pixels on. End result? Less noise that’s been plaguing most “point-and-shoots.” However, by using an APS-sized chip, normally only found in expensive D-SLR’s, Sony was able to bring good quality to a “point-and-shoot” camera!

Their big complaint? That it’s not a D-SLR.

But go ahead and head on over to designtechnica to read the full review on this behemoth.

Preorder the Sony DSC-R1 for $999.99 at Amazon

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."