Sony RX1R Unveiled as a Full Frame Compact Camera w/o Optical Low-Pass Filter

by on June 27, 2013

in Sony

Sony RX1R

The Sony RX1R is a new full frame compact camera with a 24.3MP sensor and a fixed Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 lens. Unlike the Sony RX1, the RX1R has no optical low-pass filter in order to take full advantage of high resolution full frame sensor for fine detail. 

Sony has also tweaked the internal processing to get the most out of the absence of the optical low-pass filter.

Sony RX1R Back

Sony RX1R Key Features

  • 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 Sony RX1R should be available in July for $2800. Check availability at B&H Photo and Adorama.




1 ronbailey June 27, 2013 at 11:13 am

No viewfinder, no sale.

2 Nigel Cheffers-Heard June 28, 2013 at 12:46 am

I’m with Ron on this. WHO is likely to use this camera with these specs? Answer: Serious photojournalists. Whilst I occasionally use the screen on my X-100, I vastly prefer to use the vf for stability/ergonomic reasons. Was this conceived after a rather liquid lunch? One would think so! Pity, I respect Sony, but this market is still dominated by Fuji.

3 Harvey June 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Where is the viewfinder?????????

4 Paul Hames June 28, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I can’t see the view finder either! perhaps it’s hidden, there’s a slider!?

5 Ron Strickland June 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I do not understand this at all. I have a RX-1, and I am very pleased with it.

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