Just posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review updated with lens data


We’ve updated our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review with an additional page of lens data, brought to you in collaboration with DxOMark. The RX1’s headline feature may well be its 24MP full frame image sensor, but the fixed Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F2 lens is an equally crucial part of its imaging chain. We’ve added a full set of technical lens measurements to our review to illustrate how it performs, presented in our unique data widget. You can also see how it measures up against the best 35mm lenses available for SLRs.

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Princess Leia

Bloody sharp lens!


The only rival would be forthcoming RX2.


Finally…a digital contender to the Minolta TC1 and probably developed by the same team.
Just ordered one from WEX.


GreenmanToo: Welcome aboard! You’re going to LOVE your new RX1.
Hope to see some shots from you here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/sonyrx1shooters/?fref=ts


I found that f2 is sharper in macro mode than in infinity…nice little perk.


DPR writes:

“We wouldn’t usually consider 35mm as an obvious focal length for close-ups, but have to give credit to Sony for providing the option. However in the unlikely event that you’re buying a fixed lens compact with a semi-wideangle lens with an eye to shooting closeups frequently, it’s worth knowing that the Fujifilm X100(S) offers closer focusing and higher magnification.”

I personally like macros with wide angle or semi-wide angle to show some (hopefully nicely blurred) scenery behind the subjects and to lay some stress on the (seemingly magnified) subject in the foreground – it’s useful for food as well as for (wild) flowers and other static objects if the the surroundings look good. I’m aware that you risk casting your own shadow on the scenery.

So thanks DPR for mentioning the macro talents and for recommending alternatives.


f 16 missing? Great lens, for this price it should be!


With the FOURTH best sensor (93) on the planet, just behind powerhouses like the D800/D800E and D600, the RX1 lens can withstand some less than stellar marks. It’s the COMBINATION of the Full Frame Sensor and Zeiss lens that makes this camera so sweet. They don’t measure the signature or the character of the lens which is sublime.


Worth every penny

M Jesper

Literally off the charts !

Steen Bay

Yes, maybe it’s time to upgrade the chart a bit. 😉


you have to trade off peripheral image quality for lightweight
which always comes at a cost.

M Jesper

There’s no quality trade off here… there is only cost. And the lack of zoom etc. (not a bad thing)


with the same sensor, image quality will be the equivalent of a full frame. The only cost to light weight is ergonomics and control

M Jesper

In fact, with a lens like this one, it’s said and indeed looks like not even Zeiss its own ZF/ZE/ZA 35mm F2 can beat this little devil’s lens plus sensor combination.


Drip, drip, drip…….


That’s a nasty cold you have there. I hope you’ve got a handkerchief close to hand.


It might not be olypan’s nose that’s dripping …




Nice, a review/bash in K. Rockwell style. Review a camera without holding one.

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