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Sony DSC-RX1R

Ephotozine Recommended DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A Multi Award Winning 24.3 Megapixel 2 Times Zoom Factor Digital Camera
Compact Camera 24.3MP 2x No Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony DSC-RX1R Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Sony DSC-RX1R number 180 across all digital cameras.
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83 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Poor
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21 Great Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
62
Average

Why Has it Scored 62?

It has great expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received six awards including an "Editor's Choice" from Log.com.tr and a "Recommended" from Ephotozine.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
The DSC-RX1R has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports video recording
Features histogram
Only 220 battery life (CIPA standard)
Quite small maximum aperture number
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Mediocre
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Mediocre
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Mediocre

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Sony DSC-RX1R In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

The author at website Log.com.tr gave this high megapixel digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award and concluded it was terrific and the expert at website Ephotozine gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement. This Sony camera also received a "Gold" award from website What Digital Camera who said it was fantastic.

Two more expert review sites both endorsed this high megapixel digital camera. This Sony digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com and the writer at website DP Review thought that it was great and gave it a "Silver" award.

Imaging Resource.com gave this camera a "Dave's Pick" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 18 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Ephotozine and Techradar the average expert rating of this camera is 84%.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 65 user reviews the average user rating of this high megapixel digital camera is brilliant. Over 73% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Expensive

Three customers who reviewed it considered that it was expensive and two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good value for money.

Superior Product Quality

14 customers who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was good quality.

Good Quality Pictures

11 customers thought it was able to produce good images, two owners who reviewed the product considered that it had a good picture resolution and two owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good in low light.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 25,533 owner and expert reviews (including 7,575 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel digital cameras range. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Size

Three customers who bought the Sony DSC-RX1R said that it was compact.

Good Flash

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good flash.

Good Video Capture

Six people mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Robust

Six customers who bought this digital camera wrote that it was well made.

Good Quality Lens

Six customers who bought it thought it had a good lens and three customers concluded that this digital camera had a good autofocus.

Easy to Use

Three people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use.

Excellent Technical Features

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features.

Superior Battery Life

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX1R was quiet.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The DSC-RX1R supports video recording. Most of the other recently released high megapixel digital cameras also support video recording.

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Features Histogram

The DSC-RX1R features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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24.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 24.3 megapixels camera.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2, the DSC-RX1R has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. The minimum aperture numbers of similar age high megapixel digital cameras range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.6.

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Supports 100, 25600 and 1 More ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony DSC-RX1R is more than most latest cameras. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by recently released digital cameras. The ISO sensitivity "25600" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on new similar spec digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-RX1R is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Sony camera also 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. Similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2160 pixels (best).

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The DSC-RX1R has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most new high megapixel digital cameras. Most cameras of this spec and age have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all high megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera the best image resolution is 7360 x 4912 pixels and the worst is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony DSC-RX1R has a batteries included. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-RX1R has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Has an HDMI

The Sony DSC-RX1R has an HDMI, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Features Voice Recording

The DSC-RX1R features voice recording. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Only 220 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The DSC-RX1R is a camera that takes 220 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Sony DSC-RX1R has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-RX1R has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s), whereas most high megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Sony camera also have still image resolution(s) of 2640 x 1488, 2640 x 1760, 3936 x 2216 and 3936 x 2624 and 6000 x 3376.

A 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of digital camera is 640 x 360.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-RX1R has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other latest high megapixel digital cameras.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Sony DSC-RX1R of only 2 is one of the smallest amongst new high megapixel digital cameras. The smallest maximum aperture number of high megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 1.8 and the largest is 130.

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Supports Full HD Video

The Sony DSC-RX1R supports Full HD video, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the DSC-RX1R has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera. The smallest optical zoom of similar age high megapixel digital cameras is 0.34x and the biggest is 65x.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 453 grams, the DSC-RX1R has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the DSC-RX1R has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony DSC-RX1R has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-RX1R has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other new similar spec digital cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony DSC-RX1R features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other new similar spec cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-RX1R features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the high megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 100,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 830,000 pixels. The Sony DSC-RX1R has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (1,228,800 pixel) amongst high megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-RX1R has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since September 2013.


Sony DSC-RX1R Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSC-RX1R 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 303,506 product attributes, 188,285 digital camera reviews and 3,224,500 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

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscrx1rm2b, sony dscrx1rb, sony rx1r
Barcodes 00027242871298, 00027242895409, 04905524947946, 04905524948622, 05013493238862

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