Sony has announced the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, an enthusiast compact camera housing a a 20 megapixel 1” CMOS sensor. It features a 28-100mm equivalent lens with F1.8-4.9 aperture range and image stabilisation and is the first Sony compact to capture Raw files.
It features a lens control dial and a 3:2 aspect ratio sensor. The Control Ring that surrounds the lens body enables D-SLR style control over exposure, zoom and other functions. The optimised Bionz image processor extends sensitivity up to ISO 25,600. The Cybershot RX100 offers both auto or manual modes, as well as full-HD movie recording. The RX100 will be available from July at around $649.