Updated 21 Nov 2016

Sony

Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R

Snapshot: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R compact camera has a manual focus option and can shoot Full-HD video. But how’s the image quality?

Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$3500

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Test results

Overall score
68
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • Good image quality.
  • Very good screen.
  • OK video quality.
  • Good flash.
  • Has a high-resolution monitor, a large sensor, a fast f/2.0 lens, PASM modes and a connection for an external flash.
  • Can shoot Full-HD video and manually focus.

But

  • Just OK ease of use.
  • Has no zoom.

How we test

Our test was a joint international consumer test, conducted by a laboratory in Europe.

Overall score includes:

Image quality (50%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (30%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.
Flash (0%): A rating of the strength and evenness of the flash lighting at different distances. Does not add to overall score.

Price is based on a survey of online retailers.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$3500
Type
Compact

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
24
Sensor
Full Frame CMOS
Memory card
SDHC, SDXC, MemoryStick Duo
ISO range
100 - 25600
Optical zoom
1
Aperture range
2.0 - 2.0
Zoom range
35 - 35
Shutter range
1/4000 - 30
Dimensions (cm)
125 x 71 x 70
Weight (g)
529
Depth (mm)
71

Features

Water resistant
No
Raw support
Yes
GPS tagging
No
PASM modes
Yes
Manual focus option
Yes

Monitor

Monitor size (inches)
3
Monitor pixels
1,228,800
Touchscreen
×
Articulated monitor
×

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
-
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Resolution
1920 x 1080
Microphone input

Flash

Flash type
Switch on by hand
Connection for external flash

More info

Notes
-