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June 05, 2012

New camera announcement: Sony RX100 1-inch compact with RAW (with previews already!)

Sony has now officially announced a brand new camera, the previously leaked Sony Cybershot RX100, a 20-megapixel 1-inch (13.2x8.8mm) CMOS compact with RAW and zoom lens! The price is $650 in the US market and 650 euro in the European market and 550GBP in the UK market. The camera is already available for pre-order for $650 at, currently in the "temporarily out of stock" status. The Sony video dude (see below) said mid-July release, but do keep in mind, estimates are only estimates...

Sony RX100 Reviews, Previews and Samples
+ almost completed review with studio test samples and real-world samples already at Imaging Resource
+ preview with first impressions and samples at dpreview
+ ISO range test scene in JPEG and RAW at Focus Numerique and comparison to Nikon V1, Canon G1x, and Panasonic LX5 (also available in RAW)
+ preview at What Digital Camera
+ five JPEG samples by Sony Japan
+ preview at Techradar (site has pop-up ads)

Press Release Parade
+ dpreview
+ Imaging Resource
+ Le Monde de la Photo
+ DC Resource
+ Amateur Photographer UK
+ DC Watch Impress (computer-translated)
+ Sony Europe

The camera has been added to the Cameras of 2012, making it the seventh fixed lens compact with RAW announced this year.

Sony RX100 on YouTube
First up, a 105-second video preview by dpreview, followed by a 160-second preview by Digital Camera World, followed by 210-second preview by Sony, and concluding with a 120-second hipstery Sony commercial for the RX100...

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