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Sony Rx-1
« on: September 27, 2012, 09:30:56 AM »
Just curious - how interested are you guys in purchasing this camera as a secondary backup to your DSLR? If not this specific sony rx-1 how about a canon full frame compact camera?

Is there a market for it? What's a price you'd be willing to pay?

While the rx-1 looks and sounds amazing - I don't know that I could stomach spending 3k on a fixed lens camera. The idea behind it is awesome tho. I'm reading lots of rumors of the nex-9 (or whatever it ends up being) that will be Sony's FF mirrorless camera entry.

Now that I might pick up.

Kinda interested what everyone's thoughts were on this.
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Re: Sony Rx-1
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 11:56:45 AM »
Just curious - how interested are you guys in purchasing this camera as a secondary backup to your DSLR? If not this specific sony rx-1 how about a canon full frame compact camera?

Is there a market for it? What's a price you'd be willing to pay?

While the rx-1 looks and sounds amazing - I don't know that I could stomach spending 3k on a fixed lens camera. The idea behind it is awesome tho. I'm reading lots of rumors of the nex-9 (or whatever it ends up being) that will be Sony's FF mirrorless camera entry.

Now that I might pick up.

Kinda interested what everyone's thoughts were on this.

Its an amazing camera, and wouldn't mind the fixed lens. Its just that I rather get an EOS-M for 799$
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Re: Sony Rx-1
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 01:35:08 PM »
I can't afford it even if I would, but Sony proved this technology is available now, so it means in 3-4 years it will be mainstream. Thank you, Sony.

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Re: Sony Rx-1
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 02:09:20 PM »
well, since most of the time I lug FM2n with tiny 35/2 lens I'm pretty much interested in buying RX-1 once the film is gone.

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Re: Sony Rx-1
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 02:59:58 PM »
Just curious - how interested are you guys in purchasing this camera as a secondary backup to your DSLR? If not this specific sony rx-1 how about a canon full frame compact camera?

Is there a market for it? What's a price you'd be willing to pay?

While the rx-1 looks and sounds amazing - I don't know that I could stomach spending 3k on a fixed lens camera. The idea behind it is awesome tho. I'm reading lots of rumors of the nex-9 (or whatever it ends up being) that will be Sony's FF mirrorless camera entry.

Now that I might pick up.

Kinda interested what everyone's thoughts were on this.

Its an amazing camera, and wouldn't mind the fixed lens. Its just that I rather get an EOS-M for 799$

I agree, the Sony looks amazing.  The few image samples that Sony has posted look amazing too.  But it's pretty expensive.  The EOS-M isn't that different from the Sony and is just a small fraction of the price ($800 vs. $2,800).  As far as I can tell, the key differences are that the EOS-M has an APS-C sensor and lacks the manual aperture dial and ... well ... likely the Sony offers better image quality.  On the other hand, the EOS-M accepts interchangeable lenses, while the Sony doesn't.

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Re: Sony Rx-1
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2012, 04:41:27 PM »
for those interested in SONY
i caught a snapshot of the RX1 @ the photokina:

SONY RX1 by Ingo Kwiat, on Flickr

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Re: Sony Rx-1
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 04:58:42 PM »
I haven't seen any reviews, but Sony's reputation alone is enough for me to stay away.  How long will they support it after its discontinued?  2 years at most?

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Re: Sony Rx-1
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 10:51:29 AM »
I'm waiting for the price to drop. Hopefully around $1900....I might be dreaming ::)

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Re: Sony Rx-1
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 10:53:57 AM »
not interested at all. for that price, I could get two new L lenses, or the 5D MK III. I get that the small size is great, but if I wanted portability I'd still rather get a m4/3 or NEX or whatever, and still have money left for an L lens.

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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 11:14:02 AM »
Steve Huff loves the RX-1 and does a comparison with the Fuji XE-1.

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2013/01/18/quick-comparison-sony-rx1-vs-fuji-x-e1-iq-af-speed-and-iso/

I prefer the XE-1 because of price and ergonomics.
The new X-Trans 2 sensor should close the gaps even further, so take a look at the fixed 35mm Fuji  X100s:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/fuji-x100s/fuji-x100sA.HTM

This has on-chip phase AF as well as contrast AF.
It's not FF but it doesn't need to be to give great results.

Forget the Nex 6 unless you predominantly want video. I have one with the new 16-50 and 35 F/1.8 and the IQ cannot touch the Fuji.

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Re: Sony Rx-1
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 11:47:23 AM »
I am so tempted. But will make do with fuji x100 till next version shows up of rx1. Hoping the cost will be better and of course it will be faster...

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Re: Sony Rx-1
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 12:00:04 PM »
for those interested in SONY
i caught a snapshot of the RX1 @ the photokina:

SONY RX1 by Ingo Kwiat, on Flickr

...maybe this camera is a kind of inspiration for an EOS M-6 with a FF sensor an EF mount  ::)


Is that the hood at the bottom right?... Does it come as part of the kit or do you buy it separately for £50???  :P
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Re: Sony Rx-1
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2013, 02:11:47 PM »
Is that the hood at the bottom right?... Does it come as part of the kit or do you buy it separately for £50???  :P


You're one funny guy: the hood is £149.
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2013, 02:11:47 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2013, 02:26:16 PM »
Is that the hood at the bottom right?... Does it come as part of the kit or do you buy it separately for £50???  :P


You're one funny guy: the hood is £149.
(http://www.sony.co.uk/product/dcc-other-accessories/lhp-1)


OMG! I pulled the £50 out of thin air ... But £149 ... Incredible.

I felt exceedingly shortchanged when my RX-100 didn't come with a dedicated battery charger (I can buy one separately but then why is not part of the kit?) but these £149 are enough to startle me even in my current sleep deprived state.
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2013, 09:44:01 AM »
I just ordered one. I played with it yesterday @ sony storeAGAIN. I doubt the next FF nex-9 will be smaller than current rx1, due to fixed lens. Can't wait, I'll post some pics once the camera arrived.
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