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Sony DSC-RX1

Full Frame 24.3MP sensor, F2.0 Carl Zeiss lens, BIONZ processor, custom settings, in a compact body

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Daily Hire £68.33 (£82.00) Weekend Hire £101.67 (£122.00)
Weekly Hire £255.00 (£306.00) 2 Weekly Hire £400.83 (£481.00)
3 Weekly Hire £523.33 (£628.00) Deposit £840.00

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Sony RX1 Review

Detailed review from our friends at What Digital Camera

Official Launch Video

This is Sony's official video of the DSC-RX1

Introducing the Cyber-shot® DSC-RX1, the world's first fixed lens digital camera to sport a 35mm full-frame sensor. Perfectly pocketable, you can easily take it wherever you roam to capture gorgeous, high-quality 24.3-megapixel photos and Full HD video. Complete manual control puts the power to fulfill your creative vision in the palm of your hand, while the big, bright f/2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens delivers beautifully defocused backgrounds and macro capabilities. And it's an excellent video camera, too. Shoot stunning Full HD 24p/60i/60p video, and exercise creative freedom with manual control of P/A/S/M modes. The multi-interface shoe lets you add a variety of accessories to further enrich the capabilities of this incredible camera.

Raising the bar a full frame.
We've made the impossible possible. Once considered merely a dream is now a reality that can sit in the palm of your hand. Introducing the revolutionary RX1: The world's first fixed lens digital camera with a full-frame sensor. Take it wherever you go and explore full manual control photography that knows no bounds.

Go full or go home.
This is huge. A whole new world of high-quality images are realized through the 35mm full-frame 24.3MP sensor, a normal sensor range of ISO 100–25600, and a sophisticated balance of high resolving power, gradation and low noise—and it's all in the palm of your hand. The BIONZ® image processor enables 5 fps high-speed continuous shooting and 14-bit RAW image data recording.

Bright f/2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens.
This is definitely not your standard point-and-shoot lens. A newly developed large-diameter f/2.0 Carl Zeiss® Sonnar T* lens with 9 aperture blades delivers refined background defocusing and macro capabilities. A premium multi-layered T* coating also dramatically reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection.

Full HD 24p video.
It's like a high-end video camera that's as mobile as you. Experience Full HD 24p/60i/60p video with manual control and audio input, plus creative flexibility while shooting movies and stills. Enable the Program Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Speed Priority (S) or Manual Exposure (M) mode for manual shooting and exposure control, plus clear sound recording via the built-in stereo microphone.

Amazing low-light performance.
Now you can capture the mood of the moment without a flash. The combination of the RX1's large 35mm sensor and bright f/2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens with class-leading image processing and noise reduction deliver outstanding low-light performance to capture the moment as you see it.

Ultra-fast focusing speed.
So small, yet so quick. To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera's BIONZ processor, which provides intelligent response data to a new high speed actuator motor in the lens. The result is fast, accurate focusing speeds.

Add on with a multi-interface shoe.
The RX1 features a newly-developed multi-interface shoe that dramatically expands the camera's compatibility with a variety of accessories and raises its potential for photo and movie shooting. Available accessories include a powerful external flash unit, electronic viewfinder, optical viewfinder, thumb grip and clip-on LCD monitor.


Lens Clear Image Zoom 2x
Digital Zoom 24M Approx. 4x / 10M Approx.6.1x / 4.6M Approx.9.1x
Maximum Aperture F2.0
Focal Length (f= mm) 35mm fixed focal length
Focus Distance AF Approx.24cm to infinity (Normal mode), Approx.14cm to 29cm (Macro mode)
Filter Diameter (mm) 49
Carl Zeiss® lens YES (F1.8/ Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T*, F2.0/ Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*)
Sensor Type 35mm Full frame Exmor™
Size (Inches) 35mm Full-Frame (35.8mm x 23.9mm)
Effective Pixels (Mega Pixels) Approx. 24.3
Auto HDR YES (OFF/Auto Exposure Difference/Exposure difference level 1.0 to 6.0 EV, 1 EV step)
Picture Effect Toy camera, Pop Colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Sweep Panorama YES
Auto Focus Area (Multi Point) YES
Auto Focus Area (Centre weighted) YES
Focus Mode Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continues AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus / Manual Focus
Aperture F2.0-22
Shutter Speed Program Auto (30/1/2000) / Aperture Priority (30-1/2000) / Shutter priority (30-1/2000)
Shutter Speed Program Auto (30/1/2000) / Aperture Priority (30-1/2000) / Shutter priority (30-1/2000)
Exposure Compensation ± 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent warm white, Fluorescent cool white, Fluorescent day white, Fluorescent daylight, Flash, C.Temp./Filter, Custom
ISO Sensitivity (REI) Auto (ISO100-25600, selectable with upper / lower limit), (Extendable to ISO50/64/80), Multi-Frame NR:Auto (ISO100-25600, selectable with upper / lower limit) 100-102400
Scene Selection Portrait / Landscape / Sports Action / Sunset / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Hand-held Twilight
SteadyShot capability YES (Electronic type for movie)
Flash Mode Auto / Fill-flash / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off / Wireless
Red-Eye Correction On / Off
Auto Daylight Synchronized Flash YES (for flash exposure control)
Distance limitations using Flash (m) ISO Auto 0.75m to 21.7m, ISO 25600 up to 43.3m
LCD Screen Size (inches) 7.5cm(3type)
LCD Total Dots Number 1.228,8
LCD Monitor Type TFT Xtra Fine
Auto Bright Monitoring YES
Recording Media Memory Stick™ Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (high speed) / Memory Stick PRO HG Duo™ / Memory Stick Micro / Memory Stick Micro (mark 2), SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card / SDXC Memory Card / microSD Memory Card / microSDHC Memory Card
Recording Format Still image: JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), Movie: AVCHD Ver.2.0, MP4
Burst Mode (shots) Approx. 5 fps*
Multi use Terminal with HD Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB, Micro HDMI®, Microphone Jack, Multi Interface Shoe
Stamina (battery life) with the supplied battery(s) in normal shooting condition Approx. 220 / Approx. 110min
Weight (g) Approx. 453g (16oz.)
Width (mm) 113.3
Height (mm) 65.4
Depth (mm) 69.6
The Sony DSC-RX1 will be supplied in a flight case with the following -  

  • Shoe cover
  • 2 x NP-BX1 batteries
  • Mains cable
  • Manual
  • Sony LHP-1 lens hood and soft bag
  • iM2100 black case
  • Strap
  • Lens cap
  • Micro USB cable
  • AC adaptor
  • 32gb Extreme Pro SDHC card
  • Sony OLED viewfinder with terminal cover and leather case
  • Sony RXB leather case
  • Card reader and cable

Please note that this list is for guidance only.  We will always advise you if for any reason the equipment is to be supplied with a different number of batteries.

Where applicable, all batteries will be fully charged before dispatch, except in the event of a turnaround where the client will be advised accordingly.
No comments to improve, just a big thank you for all your help and speedy service, will definitely be using again in the future.
- Karl Jenkins, Lancashire

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