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Definitely impressed with the RX1

Discussion in 'Sony RX1 Forum' started by Armanius, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I took a bunch of test shots with the RX1 and RX100 in JPG and RAW. After pixel peeping at home in the 27" screen, I am totally impressed with the IQ of both cameras.

    The RX1's low ISO IQ is on par with that of the M9, and it destroys the M9 above ISO 1600. The RX1 renders tons of sharp details even at f2. M9 might be a little sharper at low ISO, but nailing focus on the M9 is a little bit harder than the RX1 for my aging eyes.

    The face detection was very effective, locking on the face even on a profile angle.

    Oh boy .... very tempted. And wife is still offering ...
     
  2. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Dump the Nine for a One.
     
  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I'm tempted. But then I won't have a full frame digital cam to use the M lenses on.
     
  4. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Man, life is tough, the problems of the first world ... but I understand ... can't afford a Leica, but I'm not dumping my XP1 because I now have a X100S.
     
  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Indeed, indeed. Splurged on it while I was still single (and could freely spend).
     
  6. Archiver

    Archiver SC Top Veteran

    618
    Jul 11, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Grrr, don't tell me things like this. I've only just placed my preordera for the new Ricoh GR and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. I can't be spending more money on cameras! I can't! Arrrrrr......
     
  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I am with you mate! I also have a GR pre-order. I just saw some more GR samples online, and those are pretty impressive too. The RX1 is in a league of its own though, when it comes IQ in a small fixed lens cameras.
     
  8. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    [sniff][sniff] Do I smell a large GAS leak around here?...
     
  9. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Break out the Canaries.
     
  10. jloden

    jloden SC Veteran

    266
    Jun 30, 2012
    Jay
    Good luck prying out the RX1 hook Armando... I think it's barbed :rofl: