Sony has posted the first official photos taken with its full-frame compact camera, the RX1.
It's more than appropriate to call 2012 the year of the full-frame camera, given all the announcements that have been made this past week. Not only does Sony have the first, it also has the A99, with its more traditional SLR-styling in its ranks.
Sony Japan has posted three full-resolution sample photos from the RX1, all taken at ISO 100. There's one shot in low-light using a 2-second exposure, a macro shot, as well as a portrait, to show off how the sensor and image processor renders skin tones. It's early days yet, but pixel-peepers will appreciate the opportunity to see for themselves just what the camera can capture.
Over on the company's official YouTube channel, there is also a video sample taken from the camera. Unfortunately, it's only 720p, but it gives you some idea of the sorts of depth-of-field effects you can achieve, thanks to the sensor and lens combination.
Now all we need do is to save up for that AU$2999 asking price.