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Sony DSCRX1B

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A Multi Award Winning 24.3 Megapixel 1 Times Zoom Factor Camera, Good for Portrait Photography
Compact Camera 24.3MP 1x Yes Dec 2013
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Sony DSC-RX1 Review

We have ranked the Sony DSC-RX1 number 179 across all digital cameras.
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228 Reviews + 18 Awards
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3 Years Old
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Average

Why Has it Scored This?

It has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 18 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from websites PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Photoreview.com.au, Ferra.ru, Log.com.tr and Reviewed.com, a "Recommended" award from websites Ephotozine, Akam.no, Hi-Tech.mail.ru/, Hardwarezone.com.ph and Fotovideo.nu and a "Design Award" from both review websites Hardwarezone.com.sg and 3dnews.ru.
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Sony DSC-RX1 Video Reviews


Sony DSC-RX1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

18 Industry Awards

This high megapixel camera has received 18 awards from experts.

The editors of eight expert review sites all thought that this Sony camera was marvellous and gave it their highest award. PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au, Photoreview.com.au, Ferra.ru, Log.com.tr and Reviewed.com all gave this digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Ephotozine, Akam.no, Hi-Tech.mail.ru/, Hardwarezone.com.ph and Fotovideo.nu all of whom said that this Sony camera was very good.

This Sony digital camera was given a "Design Award" by both review websites Hardwarezone.com.sg and 3dnews.ru, both of which thought that this Sony camera was well designed.

This camera was given a "Gold" award by both websites What Digital Camera and DP Review, both of which thought that this Sony camera was outstanding.

This Sony digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review website PhotographyBlog.com who thought that this digital camera was very good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 46 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com the average expert rating of this camera is 82%.

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Excellent User Reviews

Based on 182 user reviews this Sony camera has an outstanding average user rating. 72 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Great Product Quality

28 people who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was good quality.

Inferior Battery Life

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it did not have a good battery life.

Excellent Design

Nine owners reckoned that it was good looking and two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was smooth.

Easy to Use

13 people who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use and three people who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

Good Quality Pictures

37 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images, six customers who bought the product agreed that it had a good image sensor and four owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light. three owners who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution.

Robust

20 customers who bought the Sony DSC-RX1 wrote that it was well made.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 24,251 expert and user reviews (including 6,460 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Flash

Three people who bought it considered that it had a good flash.

Good Size

Nine customers said in their reviews that it was compact, two customers who bought the product reckoned that it was good structurally and two customers said in their reviews that it was a good body shape.

Acceptable Noise Level

Three customers thought it was quiet.

Reasonably Priced

Nine customers considered that it was good value for money.

Good Quality Lens

10 people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good autofocus and seven people who reviewed it considered that it had a good lens.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-RX1 supports video recording. Most of the other new high megapixel cameras also support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera, the Sony DSC-RX1 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-RX1 does not have a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras which have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-RX1 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Sony DSC-RX1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other recently released cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-RX1 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The DSC-RX1 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras. The average optical zoom of digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera is 16x.

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Average Weight

The Sony DSC-RX1 has a relatively standard weight (453 grams) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony DSC-RX1 has a relatively average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-RX1 features smile detection. Most of the other recently released digital cameras also feature smile detection.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-RX1 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most new similar spec digital cameras. Most digital cameras of this age and spec have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3936 x 2624, 2640 x1760, 6000 x 3376 and 3936 x 2216 and 2640 x 1488.

A 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all latest high megapixel cameras.

The worst still image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480.

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Has a Microphone in

The DSC-RX1 has a microphone in. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a microphone in.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony DSC-RX1 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other latest high megapixel cameras.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony DSC-RX1 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other recently released cameras also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony DSC-RX1 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other new high megapixel cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony DSC-RX1 has an HDMI port. Most of the other new high megapixel cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The DSC-RX1 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (1,229,000 pixel) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 100,000 pixels and the highest is 6,300,000 pixels.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony DSC-RX1 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-RX1 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other latest high megapixel cameras.

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Features Histogram

The DSC-RX1 features histogram, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Sony DSC-RX1 has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony DSC-RX1 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-RX1 has a batteries included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-RX1 has a higher image resolution than most latest digital cameras. This Sony camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all recently released cameras is 7360 x 4912 pixels and the worst is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on new comparable spec digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-RX1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Sony camera supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all new high megapixel cameras the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports 100, 25600 and 2 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-RX1 is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras that are a similar age to this camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 22. The DSC-RX1 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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24.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 24.3 megapixels digital camera.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since December 2013.


Value for Money

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony DSC-RX1 and the United States price of $2,286.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £2,499.00 ($2,499.00).

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Sony DSC-RX1 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSC-RX1 review we compared this digital camera to 100 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 303,496 product attributes, 187,205 digital camera reviews and 2,964,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242863507, 04905524919417, 05013493227538

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