Sony officially announced the RX1 pocket-sized-if-you’ve-got-a-huge-fucking-pocket compact camera today. Here are some of the official specs:
- 24 megapixel full frame sensor
- 35mm F2.0 Carl Zeiss lens
- 3 inch LCD
- ISO speeds 50 to 25,600
- Dimensions 4.5 x 2.6 x 2.7 in.
- Weight (with battery) 17 ounces (482 grams)
The price? Are you sitting down? US$2,800. 2,600 pounds in the UK.
I think plenty of people are going to pay that price to have a full frame sensor and an F2.0 lens in a size that can fit in a jacket pocket. For me, I’d love a full frame sensor camera that’s pocket-sized but I think I’d want interchangeable lenses (which, admittedly, would not make it pocket sized depending on the lens).