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Sony RX1 - full frame compact camera?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by theDarkHorse, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. lithos

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    Hmm. Voigtlander 35mm finders are $209 from Cameraquest...guess who'll be doing a brisk trade when this thing drops...

    It has expanded ISO down to ISO 50, so that should help. Or maybe it's a really, really good one, and they've cracked 1/1000s on it, depending on aperture.
     
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  3. crispy12

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    zomg. breathe. ZOMG!

    Like the thumbs up grip, OVF has the awesome zeiss quality, and extra EVF accessory too. If the EVF was built in, would've been even better.

    I can see how this will be putting the pressure on companies like Leica. Once mirrorless cameras start going full frame, cameras like M9 start becoming much less attractive (at their current price point). Looks like it's not too far off in the future, but Sony certainly has to develop a FF lens lineup before they'll even think about launching a ILC FF compact. I bet Fuji is going to take it to the next level, just like X-pro 1 vs Nex 7. Competition is great!
     
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  4. Intric8

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    Fuck me that looks good....
     
  5. lithos

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    Hell, I wouldn't mind seeing more APS-C cameras of this type, too.

    Pentax ultracompact with a 21mm Limited on the front...
     
  6. ^catalyst

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    The CV 35 finders are good, you can get ones that are round (TUBULAR DUDE!!) that won't snag easily. Optics are good too.
     
  7. vindicator

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    Not feeling it for some reason.
     
  8. lithos

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    They sell Apple stickers on eBay...
     
  9. hlokk

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    Expanded ISO sucks. Its just a cheat way and you sacrifice dynamic range :(

    But is that wide open or at f8 or something? On the x100, I think its 1/2000th max, but wide open its max 1/1000th? (someone correct me if i'm wrong)

    Dont worry, you can fix it with this.
     
  10. 2SHY

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    Sony RX1 Hands On Video







    Hawt.
     
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  11. RnR

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    I'll wait until they come out with an interchangeable lens mount, and the Chinese have pumped out plenty of adapters for my Konica and Nikkor glass :)
     
  12. chilloutbuddy

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    same... for me it's the shape I think, I'd rather a flat lens and built in finder so I can fit the camera in pockets otherwise if I'm getting a bag I'd probably end up putting sth else in it
    Also I prefer dedicated dial for shutter speed

    regardless, an awesome feat by Sony, kudos
     
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  13. psychedelic

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    Perhaps it'll be something like the X100, where the fixed lens comes out first, then the interchangeable eventually being a bit bigger (obviously has to be)
     
  14. chilloutbuddy

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    yeah probably
    also kudos for the leaf shutter, these things are nice
     
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    My friend loves viewfinders! HA HA HO HO
     
  16. 2SHY

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    Sony DSC-RX1 official sample video

     
  17. SyN

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    Damn that's good. Looks like lens sensor and engine all do a steller job
     
  18. vindicator

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    Same here.

    Feels like a huge step backward from the X100, even though technically it's a great achievement.

    I really hate that orange ring too.

    Hope that lens has that awesome Zeiss microcontrast and some character in the bokeh.
     
  19. Dark Orange

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    I applaud Sony for taking the risk - it is a camera that has the makings of a classic.

    While it is pricey, I cannot see myself getting any use out of it. If I lived in a city, however, I'd be lining up for one.
     
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    Looking forward to the inevitable FF ILC mirrorless from someone. Sony have clearly demonstrated that they can make cheap FF mirrorless cameras now.

    Minus the cost of the Zeiss lens the body of the RX1 would only be about $1700. Add in an integrated EVF and it would still be under 3k.

    Bring it on!
     

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