From the first prototype of 1975 to Sony's Cyber-shot RX1 of 2012, here's a chronicle of photography's inevitable march to digital
2012 Sony cyber-shot RX-1
Putting a full-frame sensor in a compact camera proved devilishly difficult to do—at least to do well. And Sony insisted on doing it very well, designing the camera from the ground up with a sharp, fast lens, classic controls, and ergonomic body. We’re left wondering if maybe Sony set the bar too high for other manufacturers to develop full-frame compacts. But only the future will tell. . .