The Sony RX1 is world's smallest full-frame camera. Such technology come at an eye-watering price, but is it worth the money. Read our full Sony RX1 review to find out...

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Sony RX1

Image Quality:90%
Overall score:92%


  • Sharp, detailed and lifelike images, solid build quality, effective distortion correction option, excellent high-ISO performance, brilliant corner and edge sharpness (once stopped down), superb (though not faultless) AWB performance, prompt write times, excellent LCD performance


  • AF can hunt and misfocus, some lens distortion, battery life, aliasing effects (jaggies) with strongly defined details, ease with which exposure compensation dial may be turned accidentally


Sony RX1 Review


Price as reviewed:


Video Review

The Sony RX1 is the world’s smallest camera to be equipped with a
full-frame sensor, and while its four-figure asking price still places
it out of the reach of many, it’s nevertheless another welcome step in
the democratisation of such models. Watch our video review to find out more.




White Balance:Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent warm white, fluorescent cool white, fluorescent day white, fluorescent daylight, flash
Video:1920x1080 (50p, 50i, 24p)
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS
LCD:3in TFT LCD, 1,228million dots
Sensor:24.3MP Exmor CMOS full-frame type
Connectivity:USB 2.0, HDMI
Exposure Modes:Auto, Scene, PASM
Metering System:Multi, centre-weighted, evaluative
File Formats:Raw (ARW),JPEG, Raw+JPEG
Shutter Speeds:30-1/400sec, bulb
Dimensions:113.3 x 65.4 x 69.6mm
Lens:Calr Zeiss 35mm f/2
ISO Range:ISO 100-25,600 (exp. to ISO 50 equivalent, Multi-Frame NR option provides ISO 102,400 equivalent)
Flash Modes:Auto, fill-flash, slow sync, rear sync, flash off, wireless
Weight:482g (inc. battery and card)
Power:Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  1. 1. Sony RX1 review - Features
  2. 2. Design
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Verdict
  6. 6. Video Review
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