Now this is an unusual bit of rumor news: Sony is apparently on the verge of unveiling a new pocked-sized digital camera, except that unlike the others out there this one has a full frame sensor. If this is true (which it probably is), though it may not have immediate acceptance due to price inhibition, it shows that we are quickly on our way to full frame sensors becoming more common.
Here is a little info on the RX1:
- Full-frame 35mm CMOS sensor (same as A-99)
- Fixed 35mm f/2 Zeiss Sonnar lens
- Street price $2799
- 14-bit RAW
- ISO range of 100-25,600
- 5fps continuous shooting
- HD video recording
- Magnesium body
- 3-inch LCD screen
- The option of optical and electronic external viewfinders.
I'm personally a little perplexed on this one. If it was an interchangeable lens, I might get more excited. But reports are saying that it's likely fixed, and if that is the case this camera falls into a very strange segment of the market, especially for $2800.
[Via Sony Alpha Rumors]