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Sony RX Series

Below you’ll find specifications for all Sony RX series camera from the most recent at the top, to the oldest at the bottom.
 
Model
Price
$1699  September, 2017
Effective megapixels
20.1
LCD monitor
3.0″  1,440,000 pixels, tilt out screen.
Lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 8.8-220 F/2.4-4 T*

Zoom

25x optical zoom, 24-600mm in 135 format.

Recording media
Memory stick, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in lens.
ISO range
64 expanded, 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400
12800.
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/2000 sec mechanical shutter,
30-1/32000 electronic shutter.
Viewfinder
Yes, Eye-level fixed XGA OLED, “tru-finder”
electronic viewfinder, 2.4m dot resolution.
Sensor size
13.2 x 8.8, deceptive marketers (including Sony)
call it a 1″ inch sensor, it’s actually 1/2″ wide or
 0.52″ according to Sony.
AF assist lamp
Yes
Timer
10-5-2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, 4k and lesser modes, also super slow-motion
up to 40x.
Power source
NP-FW50
Dimensions
5.2″ x 3.7″ x 5.0″  132.5mm x 94.1h x 127.4d
Weight
2.41 lbs,  1095g  with battery
Additional info
Mildly updated with phase detect AF, higher frame rates and video improvements.

 

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Model
Price
$700  September, 2017
Effective megapixels
20.0,  15.3 for video.
LCD monitor
1.5″  fixed.
Lens

Zeiss Tessar 7.7mm F/4 T*  (24mm in 135 film format)

Zoom

No.

Recording media
Micro SD type.
Image stabilization
Yes, in lens.
ISO range
125 to 12800.
Manual controls
Yes.
Shutter speed
1/4 sec to 1/32000.
Viewfinder
No.
Sensor size
13.2 x 8.8, deceptive marketers (including Sony)
call it a 1″ inch sensor, it’s actually 1/2″ wide or
 0.52″ according to Sony.
AF assist lamp
No.
Timer
N/A.
Flash
No.
Movie mode
Yes, up to 60fps at full HD, 4k available via external recorder, also
slow motion up to 960fps.
Power source
NP-BJ1
Dimensions
2.4″ x 1.6″ x 1.2″  61mm x 40.6h x 30.5d
Weight
3.4oz (96g), with battery
Additional info
Mostly for video use. Weather and shock proof.

srx1005sm
Model
Price
$999  October, 2016
Effective megapixels
20.2
LCD monitor
3.0″  1,229,000 pixels, tilt out screen.
Lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 8.8-25.7 F/1.8-2.8 T*

Zoom

2.9 optical zoom, 24-70mm in 135 format.

Recording media
Memory stick, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in lens.
ISO range
80 and 12800 in expanded mode, 80/125/200/
400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800.
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/2000 sec mechanical shutter,
30-1/32000 electronic shutter.
Viewfinder
Yes, pop-up XGA OLED, “tru-finder” electronic
viewfinder, 2.4m dot resolution.
Sensor size
13.2 x 8.8, deceptive marketers (including Sony)
call it a 1″ inch sensor, it’s actually 1/2″ wide or
 0.52″ according to Sony.
AF assist lamp
Yes
Timer
10-5-2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, 4k and lesser modes, also super slow-motion
up to 40x.
Power source
NP-BX1
Dimensions
4.0″ x 2.3″ x 1.6″  102mm x 61h x 41d
Weight
10.55oz,  299g  with battery
Additional info
Minor upgrade to version IV, mostly improved
video and faster AF.
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Model
Price
$1499  April, 2016
Effective megapixels
20.1
LCD monitor
3.0″  1,229,000 pixels, tilt out screen.
Lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 8.8-220 F/2.4-4 T*

Zoom

25x optical zoom, 24-600mm in 135 format.

Recording media
Memory stick, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in lens.
ISO range
64 expanded, 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400
12800.
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/2000 sec mechanical shutter,
30-1/32000 electronic shutter.
Viewfinder
Yes, Eye-level fixed XGA OLED, “tru-finder”
electronic viewfinder, 2.4m dot resolution.
Sensor size
13.2 x 8.8, deceptive marketers (including Sony)
call it a 1″ inch sensor, it’s actually 1/2″ wide or
 0.52″ according to Sony.
AF assist lamp
Yes
Timer
10-5-2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, 4k and lesser modes, also super slow-motion
up to 40x.
Power source
NP-FW50
Dimensions
5.2″ x 3.7″ x 5.0″  132.5mm x 94.1h x 127.4d
Weight
2.41 lbs,  1095g  with battery
Additional info
Brand new super telephoto lens, otherwise very
similar to the second version.

 

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Model
Price
$3299  October, 2015.  Price immediately sky
rockets to $3899 due to high demand
Effective megapixels
42
LCD monitor
3.0″  1,229,000 pixels, tilt out screen.
Lens

Carl Zeiss 35mm Sonnar F/2 T*

Zoom

N/A

Recording media
Memory stick, SD
Image stabilization
No
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/
25600, expanded mode 50 and 102400.
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000.
Viewfinder
Yes, pop-up 0.39″ XGA OLED, “tru-finder”
electronic viewfinder, 2.36m dot resolution.
Sensor size
35.8mm x 23.9mm
AF assist lamp
Yes
Timer
10-5-2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, 4k and lesser modes, also super slow-
motion up to 120fps.
Power source
NP-FW50
Dimensions
4.5″ x 2.6″ x 2.8″  113mm x 65h x 72d
Weight
1.12 lbs,  507g  with battery
Additional info
New 42mp sensor, variable optical low pass filter
pop up viewfinder, better video and focusing.
Overall, a good upgrade.

 

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2015/srx10II.jpg
Model
Price
$1299  June, 2015
Effective megapixels
20.2
LCD monitor
3.0″  1,229,000 pixels, tilt out screen.
Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 8.8-73.3 F/2.8 T*

Zoom

8.3 optical zoom, 24-200mm in 135 format.

Recording media
Memory stick, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in lens.
ISO range
64 expanded, 100/200/400/800/1600/3200
/6400/12800, expanded mode to 25600
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/3200 sec mechanical shutter,
30-1/32000 electronic shutter.
Viewfinder
Yes, Eye-level fixed XGA OLED, “tru-finder”
electronic viewfinder, 2.4m dot resolution.
Sensor size
13.2 x 8.8, deceptive marketers (including Sony)
call it a 1″ inch sensor, it’s actually
1/2″ wide or 0.52″ according to Sony.
AF assist lamp
Yes
Timer
10-5-2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, 4k and lesser modes, also super
slow-motion up to 40x.
Power source
NP-FW50
Dimensions
5.1″ x 3.5″ x 4.0″  129mm x 88.1h x 102.2d
Weight
1.79 lbs,  813g  with battery
Additional info
New ‘stacked’ sensor, better video.

 

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2015/srx100m4.jpg
Model
Price
$949  June, 2015
Effective megapixels
20.2
LCD monitor
3.0″  1,229,000 pixels, tilt out screen.
Lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 8.8-25.7 F/1.8-2.8 T*

Zoom

2.9 optical zoom, 24-70mm in 135 format.

Recording media
Memory stick, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in lens.
ISO range
80 expanded mode, 125/200/400/800/1600
/3200/6400/12800. 25600 in
expanded mode.
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/2000 sec mechanical shutter,
30-1/32000 electronic shutter.
Viewfinder
Yes, pop-up XGA OLED, “tru-finder”
electronic viewfinder, 2.4m dot resolution.
Sensor size
13.2 x 8.8, deceptive marketers (including Sony)
call it a 1″ inch sensor, it’s actually
1/2″ wide or 0.52″ according to Sony.
AF assist lamp
Yes
Timer
10-5-2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, 4k and lesser modes, also super
slow-motion up to 40x.
Power source
NP-BX1
Dimensions
4.0″ x 2.4″ x 1.6″  102mm x 61h x 41d
Weight
10.5oz,  298g  with battery
Additional info
New ‘stacked’ sensor, better video.

 

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2015/srx100m4.jpg
Model
Price
$799  May, 2014
Effective megapixels
20.2
LCD monitor
3.0″  1,229,000 pixels, tilt out screen.
Lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 8.8-25.7 F/1.8-2.8 T*

Zoom

2.9 optical zoom, 24-70mm in 135 format.

Recording media
Memory stick, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in lens.
ISO range
80 expanded mode, 125/200/400/800/1600
/3200/6400/12800, 25600 expanded
mode.
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/2000 sec.
Viewfinder
Yes, pop-up XGA OLED, “tru-finder” electronic
viewfinder, 1.4m dot resolution.
Sensor size
13.2 x 8.8, deceptive marketers (including Sony)
call it a 1″ inch sensor, it’s actually
1/2″ wide or 0.52″ according to Sony.
AF assist lamp
Yes
Timer
10-2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-BX1
Dimensions
4.0″ x 2.4″ x 1.6″  102mm x 61h x 41d
Weight
10.5oz,  298g  with battery
Additional info
New faster lens, with less coverage at the long
end, and built-in electronic viewfinder.

 

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2015/srx10.jpg
Model
Price
$1299  Oct, 2013
Effective megapixels
20.2
LCD monitor
3.0″  1,229,000 pixels, tilt out screen.
Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 8.8-73.3 F/2.8 T*

Zoom

8.3 optical zoom, 24-200mm in 135 format.

Recording media
Memory stick, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in lens.
ISO range
80 expanded mode, 125/200/400/800/1600
/3200/6400/12800.
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/3200 sec
Viewfinder
Yes, Eye-level fixed XGA OLED, “tru-finder”
electronic viewfinder, 1.4m dot
resolution.
Sensor size
13.2 x 8.8, deceptive marketers (including Sony)
call it a 1″ inch sensor, it’s actually 1/2″ wide
 or 0.52″ according to Sony.
AF assist lamp
Yes
Timer
10-2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-FW50
Dimensions
5.1″ x 3.5″ x 4.0″  129mm x 88.1h x 102.2d
Weight
1.79 lbs,  813g  with battery
Additional info
First super zoom RX model.

 

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2015/srx100m2.jpg
Model
Price
$749  June, 2013
Effective megapixels
20.2
LCD monitor
3.0″  1,229,000 pixels, tilt out screen.
Lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 10.4-37.1 F/1.8-4.9 T*

Zoom

3.6 optical zoom, 28-100mm in 135 format.

Recording media
Memory stick, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in lens.
ISO range
100 in expanded mode, 160/200/400/800/1600
/3200/6400/12800. Expanded
mode 25600.
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/2000 sec.
Viewfinder
No, but you can buy one to fit in the flash hot
shoe.
Sensor size
13.2 x 8.8, deceptive marketers (including Sony)
call it a 1″ inch sensor, it’s actually 1/2″ wide
 or 0.52″ according to Sony.
AF assist lamp
Yes
Timer
10-2 sec delay
Flash
Yes, pop-up.
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-BX1
Dimensions
4.0″ x 2.3″ x 1.5″  102mm x 58h x 38d
Weight
9.9oz,  281g  with battery
Additional info
This model adds multi-interface hot shoe,
and new tilt screen.

 

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2015/srx1r.jpg
Model
Price
$2799  June, 2013
Effective megapixels
24
LCD monitor
3.0″  1,229,000 pixels, fixed screen.
Lens

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F/2

Zoom

N/A

Recording media
Memory stick, SD
Image stabilization
No
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec.
Viewfinder
No, but you can buy either an electronic or
optical as accessories.
Sensor size
35.8mm x 23.9mm
AF assist lamp
Yes
Timer
10-2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-BX1
Dimensions
4.5″ x 2.6″ x 2.8″  113mm x 65h x 70d
Weight
17.0oz,  482g  with battery
Additional info
Basically the same as RX1 but ‘R’ has no AA
(low pass) filter.

 

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srx1pj
Model
Price
$2799  Sept, 2012
Effective megapixels
24
LCD monitor
3.0″  1,229,000 pixels, fixed screen.
Lens

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F/2

Zoom

N/A

Recording media
Memory stick, SD
Image stabilization
No
ISO range
100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/4000 sec.
Viewfinder
No, but you can buy either an electronic or
optical as accessories.
Sensor size
35.8mm x 23.9mm
AF assist lamp
Yes
Timer
10-2 sec delay
Flash
Yes
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-BX1
Dimensions
4.5″ x 2.6″ x 2.8″  113mm x 65h x 70d
Weight
17.0oz,  482g  with battery
Additional info
First full frame pocketable digital camera.

 

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2015/srx100.jpg
Model
Price
$649  June, 2012
Effective megapixels
20.2
LCD monitor
3.0″  1,229,000 pixels, fixed screen.
Lens

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 10.4-37.1 F/1.8-4.9 T*

Zoom

3.6 optical zoom, 28-100mm in 135 format.

Recording media
Memory stick, SD
Image stabilization
Yes, in lens.
ISO range
80 in expanded mode, 100/200/400/800/1600
/3200/6400/12800. Expanded
mode25600.
Manual controls
Absolutely
Shutter speed
30 sec – 1/2000 sec.
Viewfinder
No.
Sensor size
13.2 x 8.8, deceptive marketers (including Sony)
call it a 1″ inch sensor,
it’s actually 1/2″ wide or 0.52″ according to Sony.
AF assist lamp
Yes
Timer
10-2 sec delay
Flash
Yes, pop-up.
Movie mode
Yes, full HD and lesser modes.
Power source
NP-BX1
Dimensions
4.0″ x 2.3″ x 1.4″  102mm x 58h x 36d
Weight
8.5oz,  240g  with battery
Additional info
The first pocketable ‘large sensor’ digital camera.

 

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