- 24MP - Full frame Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 25600
- No Anti-Alias Filter
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 35mm (F2.0) lens
- 482g - 113 x 65 x 70mm
- Announced June 2013
- Successor is Sony RX1R II
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Sony RX1R overview
Sony RX1R is Sony's Large Sensor Compact digital camera initially introduced on June of 2013. The camera has a 24MP, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000.
Sony launched the more recent Sony RX1R II (Read Full Comparison) in order to improve this model.
The RX1R places at #15 out of 63 in Large Sensor Compact cameras & all round #233 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. Remember to check our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a diagram of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Sony RX1R history
The Sony RX1R is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the detailed range below.
RX1R vs RX1R II35mm
RX1R vs RX135mm
Sony RX1R Gallery
You can see the RX1R from different angles in the gallery here.
Sony RX1R Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of pluses and minuses of the Sony RX1R based on things that are typically viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Sony RX1R Sensor specifications
The measurement of the sensor in the Sony RX1R is 35.8mm x 23.9mm (Full frame). The 856 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS sensor has 24 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 - 25600. RAW files are saved therefore you have wider margin for error.
Sony decided to skip the anti aliasing filter inside the Sony RX1R. This might result in more clear pictures but could create moire under certain circumstances.
The picture below illustrates the RX1R's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The RX1R sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is displayed in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Sony RX1R dimensions
Sony RX1R weighs in at 1.06 lb (482 grams / 17.00 ounces) & has external dimensions of 113mm x 65mm x 70mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 2.8"). The weight of normal Large Sensor Compact camera is 392 grams so the Sony RX1R is more heavy when compared with other rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The following is a visual of the Sony RX1R beside a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view here will provide the button arrangement on the RX1R.
Sony RX1R Lens specifications
The RX1R features a built in lens providing a constant focal length of 35mm meaning that you do not have the ability to zoom.
At the widest 35mm, the lens features an aperture of f2.0 making it beneficial for low light events and capturing a shallow depth of field. It is going to also enable you to choose a lower ISO to capture better shots.
Sony RX1R Connectivity
The RX1R has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras which include NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send images and in some cases adjust settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Some applications even provide a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external screen. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB port.
Sony RX1R Video specifications
The maximum video quality in the Sony RX1R is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 1080p quality gives a great balance in video quality and file sizes but FULL HD won't give you any room to crop. While the camera offers a mic port, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone port which means you will not have the option to monitor your sound levels.
Sony RX1R Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing in the Sony RX1R so you need to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.
Sony RX1R Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony RX1R has a 3 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 1,229 thousand dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder details for Sony RX1R are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic and Optical (optional)
For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders can be particularly useful.
Sony RX1R Shutter specifications
Sony RX1R has the capability to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Sony RX1R Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Sony RX1R features both built-in flash as well as external flash ability. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Sony RX1R Autofocus specifications
Sony RX1R features just Contrast Based AF & doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster & precise when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detection which can be handy for portraits.
The AF system has 25 focus points to pick from. It also has Tracking AF for objects that move. Sony RX1R features manual focusing in case it is needed in low light conditions or you want more precise focusing control.
Sony RX1R Battery life
The battery (NP-BX1) in the Sony RX1R is fashioned to last for 270 images as per the CIPA specifications which is lower compared to it's competitors. The general Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 301. Leica X-U has the highest possible (450) battery life in this group of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Large Sensor Compact cameras that have the best battery life:
RX1R vs X-U450 yesnono
RX1R vs X Vario450 yesnono
RX1R vs X2450 yesnono
RX1R vs Fujifilm X100V420 yesnoyes
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Sony RX1R for different categories of photography
The following illustration indicates a analysis of the Sony RX1R for different categories of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section below.
Sony RX1R Portrait photography information
The Sony RX1R receives a score of 82 which is exceptional, meaning that it is a excellent option for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support and flexibility to use external lighting.
Sony RX1R Street photography features
With a above average rating of 66, the Sony RX1R is a fine fit to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Sony RX1R
A moderate sports photography score of 54 means the Sony RX1R is fairly suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have fantastic focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Sony RX1R
Weight is really critical when getting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Sony RX1R gets a above average 62 as a travel camera which is a good pick to buy for your travels.
Sony RX1R as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody who is planning to choose a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Sony RX1R and it's very good score of 67 for a landscape camera is a fine option in the current market.
Vlogging with Sony RX1R
A vlogging camera preferably should posses a moving display screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Considering everything, the Sony RX1R is just not good as a vlog camera as it delivers a subpar rating of 34.
Sony RX1R Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the RX1R, below is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall within the category of Large Sensor Compact.
The graph down below offers you an overview of the RX1R versus it's top ranked competitors shown previously.
Following are additional cameras you may regard as alternate options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.