So it was only a few days ago that we showed you the RX1, Sony’s newest Cybershot. At the time, though, it was merely a leak, which is to say we didn’t have official specs or a price.
Well, the cat is now officially out of the bag. As we reported, it will sport a full sized sensor, which is an amazing feat given that this camera can fit into a pants pocket. Other full sized sensor cameras are bulky, big, and until now, have been relegated to those that sport the namesake of DSLR.
That said, this shooter can capture 24.3-megapixel photos (and full HD video at 24fps), and boasts an ISO range of 100-25,600. Three control rings allow you to adjust the aperture, focus, and macro options, making the experience more analogous to that of a DSLR. The back features a 3-inch 1229k dot LCD, while a pop-up flash, high speed auto focus, RAW and JPG capture modes are a just a few of the RX1′s abilities. All of this is stuff inside a body that weighs just 16oz and measures 4 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ x 2 3/4″.
Given its brawniness that’s an impressive feat to say the least. However, there is a rather significant caveat. Aside from a price tag of $2,800, the lens is of the fixed ilk, which means you won’t be able to swap it out for other focal lengths. That isn’t to say it won’t produce stellar images, it’s just not as versatile as a full sized DSLR.
The Sony RX-1 should ship around 12/19/2012.