The Sony Cybershot RX100 has leaked on the Japanese website Digicame-info. The camera looks very much like a compact point and shoot camera; however, one key difference (based on rumored specifications) is the presence of a much larger image sensor in the RX100.
The CMOS imager is rumored to be 13.2mm x 8.8mm, which is the same size as the Nikon 1 Series cameras (or CX format sensor / 2.7x crop). Of course, this makes a lot of sense – given that Nikon has sourced larger image sensors from Sony for years now. It looks like Sony will be making use of its own manufacturing efficiencies for this format.
Check out the chart below for a comparison of how the Sony RX100 sensor stacks up against other mirrorless and DSLR cameras. [Read more…]