December 20th, 2012, 08:15 AM
RX-1 Review, from LL
Last edited by Pelao; December 20th, 2012 at 08:17 AM.
December 20th, 2012, 09:40 AM
Mikey likes it . I always enjoy his reviews. About the DP2M comparison, I know exactly what he means about townspeople and pitchforks too.
December 20th, 2012, 09:59 AM
Yes, the townspeople thing is well expressed.
Originally Posted by Amin Sabet
I like his reviews too; real world, and based on his needs and experience. I don't always agree, but that's usually because I have different needs, or not as much cash. But I think his reviews focus on what matters - actual use, and actual output.
December 20th, 2012, 03:36 PM
Played with a RX1 at the local Sony store today. Very nice construction. I kept wanting to bring the camera to my eye though, because the camera just begs for a VF. It'd have been nice if Sony had included the add-on EVF with the camera itself as part of the hefty price tag. The AF speed was nothing to brag about -- more or less similar to the NEX7. DOF control (as seen through the LCD) was pretty good, and it was easy to get a somewhat shallow DOF at F2, even though it's a 35mm lens. I think if this camera was priced a little bit closer to the X100, say $1500-1600, I could see the RX1 selling like hotcakes.
Current Gear: A little bit of this and a little bit of that, but want more!
December 20th, 2012, 03:57 PM
Just wait a year.....there will be plenty of used ones for around $1600. That's when I jump in.
Originally Posted by Armanius
December 20th, 2012, 04:05 PM
The RX1 does not interest me, but I like that we are seeing more and more fixed-lens serious compacts
December 20th, 2012, 06:34 PM
I would consider it at $1500-$1600 + $250 for for the optical viewfinder. Smart move with the ISO 50 because of this:
Originally Posted by Luke
"As is common for lens shutters, where the shutter has a shorter distance to travel at small apertures, 1/4000th shutter speed is only available with apertures small apertures (smaller than F5.6 in this case). 1/3200th becomes the fastest shutter speed up to F4, with 1/2000th the fastest shutter speed available when the lens is opened up beyond this point."
It looks kind of ungainly with the viewfinder attached. See:
Sony RX1 Hands-on Preview: Digital Photography Review
All that said, the FF sensor part is really appealng. Just not $3300 (with viewfinder) appealing.
I wish somebody would make MFT camera like this with the Panasonic 20 as the lens and an optical viewfinder.
December 20th, 2012, 07:27 PM
Nice idea. The Sony seems good, but unless you print it strikes me as overkill. The VFs kill it's looks.
.I wish somebody would make MFT camera like this with the Panasonic 20 as the lens and an optical viewfinder.
December 20th, 2012, 08:13 PM
I think even then unless you print larger than say 12 x 18 you are going to have a hard telling the difference between this camera and the X100 or the OMD with a good lens on it. I print that large with the X100 and I can't tell the difference between that and the Nikon D700 with the 35mm F1.4G unless you are looking at DOF. It looks like a really nice camera and it has a very good lens on it. It does look kind of unbalanced/strange to me with the viewfinder on it. I guess I'm old fashioned but I wouldn't buy a camera without a viewfinder.
Originally Posted by Pelao
I would bet that it sells really well though.
December 29th, 2012, 05:46 AM
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