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Sony introduces its first full-frame compact camera

In the pages of the BJP we learn about this compact camera that has a full frame sensor only previously seen in top range DSLR camera.

Olivier Laurent writes: Sporting a resolution of 24.3 megapixels, the new Cyber-shot DSC RX1 is Sony’s first compact camera to feature a full-frame sensor.

As of 12 September, Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 is claimed to be the world’s first compact camera with a 35mm full-frame 24.3 effective megapixel sensor.

The camera, which weighs 482g, features a f/2 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens with a fixed focal length of 35mm. “Derived from the German word ‘sonne’ (sun), the Sonnar name reflects the ability of the lens to capture as much light as possible,” Sony explains. “This premium lens features newly designed optics including an advanced aspherical glass element that contributes to the camera’s compact palm-sized dimensions, without sacrificing optical performance.”  READ MORE HERE

The price, a whopping £2,600 phew! It better be good

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