Sony outs Cyber-shot DSC-RX1, first full frame point-and-shoot camera


If one of the camera manufacturers told us before that they’d be putting a full-frame sensor in a point-and-shoot camera, we’d probably call them crazy. Well, crazy or not, Sony has apparently sensed there was a demand for such a product and have gone ahead and released the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1, the first full frame point-and-shoot camera in the world. As expected, this particular camera packs an advanced 35mm full-frame 24.3 MP Exmor CMOS sensor and an exceptional  Carl Zeiss T*t 35mm f/2.0 fixed lens into a compact body.

Upon further reflection, going full frame does make a lot of sense, as it gives users better ISO performance across the board, as well as giving you the obvious benefits of having a full frame image. It’s overall size and weight (4.5 inches wide by 3 inches tall and weighing just over a pound) make it a fantastic tool for professionals who want to have roughly the same sensor as their bigger DSLRs but none of the bulk. You will be paying through the nose for one however, as Sony has listed the price for the DSC-RX1 at $2800 or about Php 116,102 before taxes and duties when in drops in stores this November.