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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1, N1 & M2 Launch Event
By Daniel Lim
Category : Events
Published by Vijay Anand on Sunday, 23rd October, 2005


The Cyber-shot DSC-R1

The DSC-R1 is the world's first digital still camera that combines a large 10.3-Megapixel effective Sony CMOS image sensor with a high quality 24mm – 120 mm (35mm equivalent) Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* wide angle 5x optical zoom lens in the same body. Unlike conventional digital cameras, it is equipped with a 2-inch free angle LCD screen located at the top of the camera for composing images at difficult angles. The DCS-R1 also allows users a live preview of the scene as the shuttle, aperture, exposure and white balance are adjusted real-time to compose shots as accurately as possible. There's plenty more to highlight of the DSC-R1 prosumer camera, so do look out for our DSC-R1 feature based on our hands-on testing and photo quality comparison sometime next week.

This prosumer DSC-R1 packs a punch with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens and a 10.3-Megapixel CMOS image sensor.


The LCD display will automatically turn off when you place your eye near the electronic viewfinder.


The deep handle of DSC-R1 makes for a comfortable and secure grip.


Unlike conventional digital cameras, the LCD display of the DSC-R1 is located at the top of the camera and this gives it a unique design advantage of being able to twist and turn in various angles for taking those difficult snaps.


An external flash unit is mountable on the right side of the camera, which is unlike most conventional cameras that mount them directly above the lens.


The DSC-R1 comes with a flexible 2-inch LCD display that swivels and flips at any angle.

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