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Discussion in 'Sony RX1 Forum' started by jamh, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. jamh

    jamh New to SC

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    Mar 25, 2013
    I just got an RX1 after much deliberation. I had sold my 5D MarkII system looking for a full frame that would actually allow me to focus :), and couldn't decide for a while. Then I said what the heck. It will be small enough that I'll use it more often. So here I am, not disappointed at all.

    The most astonishing thing, so far, has been the quality of the B&W images I've gotten with it.

    I need to use it for videography somehow. Doesn't matter how difficult, I still need a way to deal with focusing during a video shoot, and I haven't figured this out yet.
     
  2. jamh

    jamh New to SC

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    Mar 25, 2013
    To elaborate a bit, manual focus is the way to go for videography, even on an Arri. The RX1 problem is that you can't see well enough to perform the focusing precisely. A suggestion to Sony might be to switch on a magnification square during recording. This is really easy to implement in firmware (just a bitblit) and would completely solve the issue. Some nice touches might be the size and location of the square and its magnification factor.
     
  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
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    Congratulations :smile: I came within a whisker of pressing the buy button today but managed to sit on my hands! That's not to say I won't succumb tomorrow or the next day .......... :daz:
     
  4. jamh

    jamh New to SC

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    Mar 25, 2013
    The main thing for me is Image Quality. The rest I can manage. I'm pretty happy with my decision.
     
  5. jamh

    jamh New to SC

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    Mar 25, 2013
    Sent an enhancement request to Sony. Will see what happens. This was their reply:


    Thank you for contacting Sony Support.

    I am glad that you are loving your DSC-RX1 camera, it is indeed our flagship camera for the Cybershot line up. I see that you have a suggestion of having a magnification square on movie mode to focusing precisely. Sony values your comments and suggestions as a customer, please be assured that this is noted.

    If you would require any technical assistance with your camera, please feel free to contact us.

    Thank you for choosing Sony.

    The Sony Email Response Team
    C2AK