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Sony RX1 The First Full Frame Sensor Compact Digital Camera

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Sony is on the cusp of announcing what would be the first full frame compact camera, known as the RX1, according to leaked images and specs that have begun to surface online. The Sony RX1 will appeal to pro photographers the most, offering a full-frame sensor that we can expect to have image quality on par with other high-end DSLRs, but in a compact size not available anywhere else. Other than what we can readily see on the front, which is a fixed 35mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss lens as well as dials for custom settings, macro focus, aperture and exposure up top, few other details are known about the camera for sure. The RX1 features a pop-up flash and is obviously accessory-ready, but others claim that the it will feature 14-bit RAW, an ISO range of 100-25,600, 5fps continuous shooting, and HD video recording. Gearheads are speculating that the camera will come in around the same price as other high-end Sony camera's -- around $3,000 -- which, for its size, will certainly mean the ground beneath the photography world may be beginning to shift. 

via: Gizmodo