Of all the major releases Sony announced today, the full frame compact DSC-RX1 is easily the most shocking. The little compact features a 36x24mm full frame CMOS sensor and comes with a 35mm F2 fixed lens as well as a $2800 price tag.
The RX1 comes after the release of the RX100, Sony's first compact targeted at enthusiast users. However, the RX1 gives luxury compact a whole new meaning, and may be the most advanced compact to date. It's 24MP full frame sensor is a game changer, and it's $2800 certainly means Sony is targeting professionals.
Sony DSC-RX1 Key Specs
- 24MP full frame sensor
- 113 x 65 x 70 mm (4.45 x 2.56 x 2.76") dimensions
- Fixed 35mm F2 lens
- ISO range of100-25600
- Aperture control ring
- Five customizable buttons
- 1080p60 HD video
The Sony DSC-RX1 for Underwater Photographers
The RX1 will surely be a camera that is heavily talked about, but it will likely have little impact on the underwater photography industry. The fixed 35mm lens is simply not ideal for underwater use, and since it will be a specialty cam, not nearly as popular as the Canon S100 and the like, it's doubtful we will see a housing for this shocking compact. Below is the a video intro the innovative camera.
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