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Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« on: September 09, 2012, 01:38:27 PM »
This is going to cause a lot of buzz!

http://photorumors.com/2012/09/09/breaking-sony-rx1-the-first-full-frame-compact-camera/


fixed 35mm f/2 lens apparently

and a hefty price tag of $3k

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Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« on: September 09, 2012, 01:38:27 PM »

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Re: Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012, 08:43:33 PM »
Yeah it's pretty amazing to have a FF sensor in a body that small, but I don't know about a fixed lens.  It's one thing if you can remove it, but being stuck with a 35mm focal length?  Granted if you have to be stuck with one focal length that's not a bad one to have.  Pretty amazing where the technology is going.
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Re: Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012, 09:54:18 PM »
This is what i would have liked canon to have offered us with their mirrorless design. Honestly, i don't even remember anything about what they did offer or if it's since been released. Yeah, the spec sheet must have got me very excited. it must have been a "me too" product.

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Re: Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2012, 10:43:34 PM »
Cameras are obsoleted in 3-5 years, often sooner.  Having a 3K body with fixed lens that will be obsolete in 5 years or less seems like overkill.  I'd prefer to buy a good lens that will last for 20 or more years, and a  cheap body that can be sold in 4 or 5 years.  With Sony's record of poor product support, they will likely walk away from it in three years.
I think this is a very limited product, aimed at those with money to burn.

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Re: Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 12:48:12 AM »
When I saw this post this morning(i'm in China,) I instantly thought that it would be my next camera. Then I opened the posting and saw a fixed focal length!!!!
If this had been a FF mirrorless with a 35mm Zeiss Kit lens at 3000 bucks I would've preordered. If this camera was 1600 bucks I would be extremely tempted....
If I bought this camera, i'd love it, but in one year when an interchangable lens version of this camera comes out i'd regret paying so much money for it.
I really want this camera, but for 3000 dollars I'd like something with a little more options than one focal length and no viewfinder(also, is there a shutter speed dial?)
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Re: Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012, 01:39:32 AM »
Hmm, this, or a Nikon D600 with a nice lens?

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Re: Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2012, 03:21:08 AM »
Hmm, this, or a Nikon D600 with a nice lens?

At that price I think the RX1 would need to have the D800 sensor or a really exceptional lens in order to appeal.

Infact I think that could be a smart move, play off of the D800 sensor hype and appeal to users who don't want an SLR< are tied into another system or don't believe Sony will support SLR's aswell as Canon/Nikon.
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Re: Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012, 03:34:55 AM »
My wife has been looking for a compact camera for a while.  She would like this camera except for the price.  I feel this camera might be failed with the high price tag.  Just wonder how many compact camera users would like to pay 3000 for a camera?
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Re: Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2012, 04:01:28 AM »
admittedly, the target demographic is not huge, but if that lens is as nice as it could be, it's a great deal; nice zeiss lenses are not cheap

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Re: Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2012, 04:27:37 AM »
Just get a 5D3 with the 40mm Pancake.

It's a bit bigger but miles better.
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Re: Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2012, 06:08:01 AM »
I like the RX1 except the price.
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Re: Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2012, 06:20:46 AM »
Is it too small?

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Re: Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2012, 07:31:58 AM »
epic fail! No lens mount, no zoom = no go.
like Sigma DP1, DP2, Leica X-1 ... dead in the water. 

I will never buy a one-focal-length camera.

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Re: Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2012, 07:39:43 AM »
It's sexy but I'm still very happy with the RX100, which fits in the pocket this won't. This is a Japanese Leica, it's supposed to hang in a nice leather case around your neck (thus no grip) and take decent photos anywhere (including low light). You are expected to crop down to zoom, and the sensor has enough resolution to do so pretty well for this type of buyer.

The bigger opportunity is the rumored E-mount (Sony's mirrorless mount) supporting this full frame sensor. That will allow Sony to accept anyone's lenses and provide a nice full frame image from a tiny NEX-style body. We don't have a Canon equivalent yet announced.

Can anyone confirm whether the Canon mirrorless EF-M mount is big enough to support a full frame sensor? Because if it isn't it may be a very short-lived mount that Canon is forced to abandon when FF E-mount becomes the rage.

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Re: Sony RX1 Full Frame sensor Compact leaked photos / rumor
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2012, 08:14:23 AM »
Not bad but as with Fuji, Sony most probably will introduce an interchangeable lens version in the near future (assuming all this is real and not a fantasy). However, I will stick to my 5DMkII and 35mm 1.4 L. Although bigger it's free since I already have it  ;D  (plus it accepts the rest of my Canon lenses  ;D )

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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2012, 08:14:23 AM »