Sony made huge ripples in the camera industry earlier this month by announcing a compact camera with a full frame sensor: the RX1. The camera features a bokehlicious 35mm f/2 Carl Zeiss lens, a super compact size, and a price tag of $2,800 that broke many a photographer’s heart.
For those of you who are wondering how the fusion of compact and full frame performs, Sony has uploaded a number of full-resolution sample photographs. Pixel-peepers, prepare to gawk in amazement at the quality that’s now possible with fixed lens compact cameras.
Only two of the sample photographs weren’t shot at ISO 100. These next two photos offer a glimpse into the low-light performance of this camera. This one was shot at ISO 1600:
This photograph was shot at ISO 6400:
Here’s a 100% crop of the previous photograph:
You may now pick your jaws up off the floor. It’s ridiculous how nice the photos turn out even when ISO is boosted to 6400 — a level that’s still far below the camera’s max native ISO of 25600. Too bad there isn’t a sample photo showing ISO 25600 yet.
Okay Sony, you’ve shown us full frame compacts. Now take this camera and make it have an interchangeable lens, please.