Serious photographers know that a serious camera means a serious sized carrying apparatus. Not the case with the just leaked Sony RX1.
We don’t have any official details, at least not from the manufacturer, but from what we understand this camera sports a full sized sensor equivalent to that of a 35mm film shooter, something often seen in bulky DSLRs. And if our eyes aren’t deceiving us, the RX1 appears to be that of a comparable size of some of those mirrorless cameras we’ve seen from the likes of Olympus, Panasonic, and even Sony themselves.
Aesthetically, the RX1 is very reminiscent of cameras of a time past (retro), a trend that we’ve seen emerge in the last few years and one that we dig. Needless to say there is a pop up flash, a hot shoe, lenses that support those wonderfully simple rings for adjusting focal length and aperture (f 2.0), and variety of settings courtesy of a few dials. Other features purportedly include a 25-megapixel sensor, 14-bit RAW, an ISO range of 100-25,600, 5fps continuous shooting, HD video recording, a magnesium body, a 3-inch LCD screen, and the option of optical and electronic external viewfinders.
When the Sony RX1 does launch, it will sell for a wallet wincing $2,800.