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Just played with the Sony RX1. Im impresses.

 
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Jan 03, 2013 18:37 |  #1

Man this is what I have been looking for. A compact camera with great features, depth of field and image quality.
We rented one for a shoot. So i only used it briefly. I will give it another go tomorrow. I want to try using it with my lights and without.

I have a 5dmkii right now and played with a mkiii the other day and was happy. But this was a whole different happy. I'm in no way saying it's a better camera than the mkiii i was just way more impressed on what they have done.


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Jan 04, 2013 02:23 |  #2

I too have tried the RX1, and it is totally awesome. It is full frame in my pocket! :)

All I can say is that if the RX1 had an interchangeable lens system, I'd probably dump my 5D2 in a heartbeat.




  
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Jan 04, 2013 03:06 |  #3

Since I already used 35mm for at least for 95% of everything I shoot I decided to buy the RX1 before Christmas and I love it! What a camera. It's not perfect of course (I wish it had a built-in viewfinder and somewhat faster AF), but it's good enough for me and the image quality is amazing.

I'll keep some of my Canon gear for now (I'll need it for wildlife and things like that), but eventually I may replace it with a smaller system. For light traveling I only plan to bring RX1, and RX100 as a backup. I tried it during Christmas and it was perfect.


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Jan 04, 2013 05:36 |  #4

It trully is remarcable that they managed to fit both a full frame sensor and a fast lens on such a small body. It reminds me of the diminutive film era Olympus 35RC. Congrats to the owners!


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Jan 04, 2013 07:49 |  #5

How well does this camera do under low light and fast moving objects? I find I mainly uses 35mm focal length on DSLR so the fixed lens wouldn't be a deal breaker for me if this camera can handle low light and fast moving objects well. I wonder how it compares to the OMD EM5?




  
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I cant imagine how anyone would compare even dump a FFDSLR for a 16mm diag PS.
Most PS are 1/2.3


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Jan 04, 2013 08:31 |  #7

EL_PIC wrote in post #15443004 (external link)
I cant imagine how anyone would compare even dump a FFDSLR for a 16mm diag PS.

You're thinking of the wrong camera. The RX1 is a full frame.


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Jan 04, 2013 15:36 as a reply to  @ whmeltonjr's post |  #8

Bazinga wrote in post #15442890 (external link)
How well does this camera do under low light and fast moving objects? I find I mainly uses 35mm focal length on DSLR so the fixed lens wouldn't be a deal breaker for me if this camera can handle low light and fast moving objects well. I wonder how it compares to the OMD EM5?

I haven't tried the Olympus, but from what I have read RX1 is slower. I don't have any problems photograph adults in low light, but it's too slow for kids running around. Not a problem for me, but probably a deal breaker for many people.

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I cant imagine how anyone would compare even dump a FFDSLR for a 16mm diag PS.
Most PS are 1/2.3

RX1 is a FF camera, and image quality is clearly better than my 5D with 35L.


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Jan 04, 2013 16:12 |  #9

Helena wrote in post #15444889 (external link)
RX1 is a FF camera, and image quality is clearly better than my 5D with 35L.

A friend of mine compared the RX1 to his 5D3 with the 35L.

IQ is more or less on par. We could not see any real difference, except when it comes to low ISO DR / shadow pushing - that is where the RX1 clearly wins. :) Not that is says much. Canon is still stuck in 2008 when it comes to DR.




  
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Jan 04, 2013 16:27 |  #10

You could have the best full frame sensor in the world on that thing and it's still crap since they tossed a single focal length, non-interchangeable lens on it.


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Jan 04, 2013 16:30 |  #11

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You could have the best full frame sensor in the world on that thing and it's still crap since they tossed a single focal length, non-interchangeable lens on it.

True that! But I'm still thinking about replacing my 35L with this thing. :)

I won't though. The price tag is way too hefty, and I suspect there are more exciting things just around the corner.




  
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Jan 04, 2013 16:44 |  #12

Osiriz wrote in post #15445140 (external link)
True that! But I'm still thinking about replacing my 35L with this thing. :)

I won't though. The price tag is way too hefty, and I suspect there are more exciting things just around the corner.

this is why im hesitating on buying it. I do think however that Sony realize they can never dominate the dslr market so maybe theyre putting all their chips into this kind of thing.

I will be posting some example pics over the next week or so


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Jan 04, 2013 22:14 |  #13

Numenorean wrote in post #15445125 (external link)
You could have the best full frame sensor in the world on that thing and it's still crap since they tossed a single focal length, non-interchangeable lens on it.

It's crap for YOU. :cool:


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Jan 05, 2013 10:37 |  #14

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It's crap for YOU. :cool:

Seriously. That post was such a "downer". The RX1 handily out resolves the 5D(1,2,3) with a 35L.

Which is really impressive. I want one SO badly. But I'm about 2600 dollars short. :\


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Jan 05, 2013 11:42 |  #15

I dont see how this is a waste or crap. The form factor and lens are amazing. For someone who shoots mainly 35mm this is a dream camera.




  
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