Sony's Cybershot DSC-R1 is Sony's first high-end all-in-one camera since the debut of the DSC-F828 in August 2003. The Cyber-shot(R) R1 camera is the world's first integrated lens digital still camera to combine a professional-grade, 10.3-megapixel image sensor and the flexibility of live preview while shooting. With its ultra-wide Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens (24mm - 120mm) and free-angle, two-inch LCD, the Cyber-shot R1 brings professional level imaging performance to mainstream consumers.
The R1 was the first to employ a large APS-sized CMOS sensor. At 10.3 megapixels, the R1's sensor offers one of the highest resolutions available in the APS class. The sensor allows for a "live" preview via to Sony Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology. The electronic viewfinder enables you to evaluate scene conditions, such as exposure and how color is rendered before taking a shot. The R1 camera can preview electronically, using the image sensor itself in real-time, resulting in 100% precise framing every time.