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Epson R-D1
3.2 out of 10

Epson R-D1

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Overall 7

Epson R-D1 Digital Rangefinder

13 July 2005
  • Summary: Expensive? Yes, which means it DROPs a verdict star down to lack of value for money. Unique? Yes. But is it any good? No, it is simply superb. It is a great enthusiasts' camera, or the (almost) perfect professional’s back up instrument. Your only problem now will be finding one.
  • Pros: Excellent magnesium alloy build, good 6MP sensor, accepts Leica M and L-mount lenses (L-mount lenses via an adapter), RAW capture
  • Cons: Slow menu system, fully manual control may not be to everyone’s liking.
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Overall 4

Epson R-D1

PC Magazine
8 July 2005
  • Conclusion: Even as a rangefinder, the camera would need to include much more to justify its price. You might add a star if you are a die-hard rangefinder shooter.
  • Pros: Great ergonomics. Solid construction. Cool retro look.
  • Cons: Too expensive. No full automatic mode. Confusing menus.
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Expert Review

Photography Review
5 July 2005
  • Conclusion: In summary, I loved the picture-taking performance of the Epson R-D1 digital rangefinder camera body, but was perturbed by its misaligned rangefinder and frustrated by Epson's support staff.
  • Pros: Rangefinder digital camera body that uses Leica M and Voigtlander 35 mm rangefinder interchangeable lenses, RAW mode, superb histogram, and excellent RAW file processing software, Images are very low noise and highly detailed, especially for 6 Megapixel camera, Viewfinder has 1:1 magnification, A...
  • Cons: Very high price for 6 Megapixel camera, No continuous or burst mode, 1.53 x crop due to sensor size limits use of Leica wide-angle lenses, R-D1's rangefinder is harder to focus in low light than with Leica M7, Epson phone support polite but less than effective, No TTL Flash control, No option to ...
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Epson R-D1

11 October 2005
  • Excerpt: Una volta tanto parliamo di una fotocamera digitale che esce dai tradizionali schemi imposti dal mercato, un prodotto che può piacere a chi ha giurato di non toccare mai una digitale in vita sua e che sicuramente piacerà a molti fotografi professionisti che fanno del reportage il loro pane...
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Overall 10

Epson R-D1

4 April 2005
  • Conclusion: Design soigné, fonctionnement similaire à celui d'un appareil argentique, Epson, avec son R-D1, aborde la photographie numérique sous un angle novateur celui du numérique télémétrique.
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