Sony announces new 24-megapixel, full frame Cybershot compact camera

Posted on Jun 27 2013 - 9:32am by Mike Wewerka

Sony Cybershot RX1R 580x406 Sony announces new 24 megapixel, full frame Cybershot compact camera

Sony has just announced a new Cybershot camera, complete with the full-frame, 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor found in the RX1. The RX1R, is virtually the same device as the previous model, with the exception that Sony has removed the device’s optical low-pass filter (OLPF), which basically provides anti-aliasing to images. This is basically the same thing that Nikon has done with it’s high end DSLR, the D800 and the D800E (the latter of which doesn’t feature the OLPF).

Sony’s offering does differ slightly from Nikon’s, in that both the RX1 and the RX1R sell for the same $2,799.99 price tag. Nikon’s D800 and D800E on the other hand, are separated by a $300 margin. On the plus side, consumers can now make the decision for themselves, as to which camera suits their needs more, without having a price difference coming in to play.

Product Highlights

  • 24.3MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 Lens
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • 3.0″ 1,229k-Dot Xtra Fine LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24 or 60 fps
  • High Speed AF and MF Focus Peaking
  • Continuous Shooting Rate Up to 5 fps
  • Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 25600
  • Multi Interface Shoe

The Cybershot Rx1R is available for pre-order through several online shops including Adorama and B&H and is set to ship in early July.