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Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« on: December 19, 2012, 12:25:29 PM »
I was playing with Sony RX 1 yesterday at local camera store….all I can say is WOW.

The IQ is amazing - normal light, low light, super low light no problem. At higher ISO 6400ish the images look REALLY-REALLY good. It looks cleaner than my 5D III @ f2.8 lens

AF speed is quite fast. I didn’t have any problem focus in low light. The lens feel solid. You touch it, you know its high quality lens. 

The chassis is very well made. It feels very solid. This is no plastic stuff…

To me, this Sony RX 1 has great potentials for many uses. The only thing that pulling me back from buying is fixed lens, but I still can see myself travel with this camera very well

I thought I would share.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2012, 12:49:52 PM by Dylan777 »
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Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 02:32:10 PM »
I was playing with Sony RX 1 yesterday at local camera store….all I can say is WOW.

The IQ is amazing - normal light, low light, super low light no problem. At higher ISO 6400ish the images look REALLY-REALLY good. It looks cleaner than my 5D III @ f2.8 lens

AF speed is quite fast. I didn’t have any problem focus in low light. The lens feel solid. You touch it, you know its high quality lens. 

The chassis is very well made. It feels very solid. This is no plastic stuff…

To me, this Sony RX 1 has great potentials for many uses. The only thing that pulling me back from buying is fixed lens, but I still can see myself travel with this camera very well

I thought I would share.

did you check the price? all I can say is WOW  ;) .

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Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 07:29:01 PM »
I was playing with Sony RX 1 yesterday at local camera store….all I can say is WOW.

The IQ is amazing - normal light, low light, super low light no problem. At higher ISO 6400ish the images look REALLY-REALLY good. It looks cleaner than my 5D III @ f2.8 lens

AF speed is quite fast. I didn’t have any problem focus in low light. The lens feel solid. You touch it, you know its high quality lens. 

The chassis is very well made. It feels very solid. This is no plastic stuff…

To me, this Sony RX 1 has great potentials for many uses. The only thing that pulling me back from buying is fixed lens, but I still can see myself travel with this camera very well

I thought I would share.

did you check the price? all I can say is WOW  ;) .

Having a FF in the pocket is priceless....This could be my last purchase for 2012 ;)
« Last Edit: December 19, 2012, 07:35:21 PM by Dylan777 »
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Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 08:14:12 PM »
An entry level FF NEX (NEX 9?) with same sensor for $1799 to compete with 6D/D600..WOWer  ;D

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Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 08:32:25 PM »
The price is a lot easier to justify when you consider the $1300 you could spend on the 35L would account for nearly half  the RX1s' price. There may be a 1 stop difference in aperture, but I could live with that. I think I may have just talked myself into this camera sometime next year. If only it had a built-in EVF...

Second thought... No need for an EVF if it had a 100% coverage tunnel view finder. I don't need any info, just framing.
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Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 10:06:54 PM »
An entry level FF NEX (NEX 9?) with same sensor for $1799 to compete with 6D/D600..WOWer  ;D
If they make a FF NEX, I'd expect the price to be closer to a 5DIII.... I'm thinking more like $2499 to $2999 at least.
There are wayyy too many people excited about that camera to release it at such a low price point(sub 2k is cheaper than any other new FF camera on the market.)
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Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 05:18:12 AM »
Should be in Third Party... 

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Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 08:11:54 AM »
I was playing with Sony RX 1 yesterday at local camera store….all I can say is WOW.

The IQ is amazing - normal light, low light, super low light no problem. At higher ISO 6400ish the images look REALLY-REALLY good. It looks cleaner than my 5D III @ f2.8 lens

AF speed is quite fast. I didn’t have any problem focus in low light. The lens feel solid. You touch it, you know its high quality lens. 

The chassis is very well made. It feels very solid. This is no plastic stuff…

To me, this Sony RX 1 has great potentials for many uses. The only thing that pulling me back from buying is fixed lens, but I still can see myself travel with this camera very well

I thought I would share.

Thanks for sharing. Please tell us more. I have been very curious about this camera, especially for those moments when one is not working and yet still want access to quality, but in a very small package.
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Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2012, 09:52:14 AM »
First gen product. Avoid.

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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2012, 09:52:42 AM »
The best thing about the RX1 is that the other manufactures will (have to) release competing products.

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Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2012, 10:01:36 AM »
Had been looking at NEX cams, specifically the NEX 6 very nice camera. But it won't cut it as there is no good glass for it. Perhaps the fixed lens on the RX1 is basically due to optical disability of Sony? :D I kid I kid... partially... :P
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Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2012, 10:47:37 AM »
I was very pleased with the RX1 when I handled it as well. The lack of VF really isn't bad, but that's when I think about treating the camera as a snap shooter and everyday travel cam. Great quality, but especially with consideration of the price, what it's got and lacks isn't so compelling. Again, an early product, could be an experiment, or even a demonstration to all that a compact camera with a full sized sensor will be ridiculously expensive, so, buy our latest FF dslrs or crop compacts!

Meanwhile, I've been venturing with film more, and a Hexar AF looks darn fine to eventually pick up, also a fixed 35mm F2 lens, can be had for a couple hundred $ maybe. And that lens is just beauty~

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Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2012, 10:55:54 AM »
It is a VERY cool (drool) camera. AWESOME..but at $2800 plus (absolutely necessary for me) Sony Electronic VF @$450...you are talking $3250.   WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY to much for, what would boil down to me, a novelty item.
...but it is SOOOOOOOOO COOOOL!!!!!!!  Love it.
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Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2012, 11:08:45 AM »
Ken Rockwell says the color is crap, so it cannot be worth buying :)
Oh and it's $2800 BEFORE you buy either the EVF $445 or OVF $650 and the OVF is just glass - no information :(

I keep telling everyone that the Fuji X-Pro 1 + 35mm F/1.4 has better IQ than my 5D MK3 but nobody believes me :)
If this were anything but a Sony, I'd be interested.
EVF only is not much use for street photography either (I've been playing with the EVF only Fuji XE-1).

There are serious rumors Fuji is working on a FF version of it's amazing X-Trans sensor, which will positively take names.
I'll wait for that...

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Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2012, 12:06:12 PM »
My fear with Sony products is how long will they support it? They tend to discontinue products quickly once a new model is out.
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