Japanese manufacturer's rumored Sony RX1 full-frame point-and-shoot camera has surfaced in the online tech media world, after Canadian website – Photoprice Canada and sonyalpharumors published photos of the camera, which looks like a beefier version of the highly-acclaimed RX100 compact camera (which has a smaller 1-inch sensor).
According to the report, Sony RX1 might come featuring the same 24-megapixel image sensor as the supposed A99 DSLR. The RX1 would be capable of producing 14-bit RAW files and boast an ISO range between 100 and 25,600. The new camera could also be capable of shooting 5 frames-per-second in burst mode, recording 1080p full-HD videos as well as feature a 3-inch screen and would come equipped with a Carl Zeiss 35mm F2 fixed-focal length lens.
The major disappointment however, is the lack of a lens-release button. The device is also rumored to have a 14 bit RAW and is expected to support an ISO range from 100 to 25,600. Sony RX1 is also tipped to feature a 3 inch screen similar to that of A99 model from Sony however it will not have the smart three way tilting system.
Image also showcases the device having a pop up flash along with a hot shoe for accommodating bigger flash equipments from Sony. Mode dials for DSLR like controls are accommodated along with the option for custom settings. Although the incorporation of a full frame sensor looks promising there is a possibility of having the sensor overpopulated with pixels reducing the image quality dramatically.
No actual information regarding the price of this breakthrough product has been mentioned by the company. But RX1 is expected to arrive at a price tag of around $2700- $3000 (Rs 1,50,000 -1,66,000).
Analysts have concluded the heavy price to be irrational for a camera with fixed lens. However it will be interesting to know how Sony will bring the game on, fighting competition from the likes of Nikon D800.