Sony’s Cyber-Shot RX1 compact camera packs a full-frame sensor, ‘fits in your palm’ (hands-on)

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Would you believe us if we told you Sony packed a full-frame sensor in a Cyber-Shot-branded camera? It’s true! Say hello to the RX1, a "compact" digital camera for pros that’s packing the same 24.3MP Exmor sensor introduced today with the A99. Calling the rangefinder-esque shooter small might seem off-base, especially considering the Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 35mm f/2.0 fixed prime lens protruding from its front, but it’s not so huge up against its tiny sibling, the RX100 () — taking into account how much larger the RX1′s sensor is, well, that’s when this editor’s jaw basically dropped. While it’s not a "pro-NEX" as many had hoped, Sony explained that it chose a fixed lens to avoid the bulk of a lens-mount. We were able to get some eyes-on time with an engineering prototype of the unit, so click past the break for more details, close-ups and a brief video overview. Gallery: Sony RX1Continue reading Sony’s Cyber-Shot RX1 compact camera packs a full-frame sensor, ‘fits in your palm’ (hands-on)Filed under: CamerasSony’s Cyber-Shot RX1 compact camera packs a full-frame sensor, ‘fits in your palm’ (hands-on) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments

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