Sony today announced the 24.3-megapixel DSC-RX1R Cyber-shot full-frame compact digital camera, which keeps the identical body and design as the existing RX1 camera, but removes the optical low pass filter for increased resolution and detail. The camera’s ‘R’ suffix denotes a further improvement in the pocket-sized camera’s already spectacular resolution.
In common with many digital cameras, the original Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 camera features a multi-segment optical low-pass filter (OLPF) in front of the sensor to suppress unwanted moire and color artifacts. The enthusiast-oriented RX1R model removes this low-pass filter to realize the full resolution potential of the image sensor and bring new levels of realism to landscapes and other finely-detailed subjects.
Additionally, to take advantage of the OLPF removal, the camera’s processing functions have been optimized to maintain image sharpness without compromising lens/sensor performance.
While weight and dimensions remain the same as the ground-breaking DSC-RX1, the special edition RX1R is also now compatible with TRILUMINOS Color technology, allowing for the ultimate image playback experience on compatible BRAVIA televisions.
Pricing and Availability
The Sony DSC-RX1R will be available July 3rd 2013 for $2799.99