Summary: Bought the camera to use at work in working with inventory. The camera is good overall for the price but have one issue; the review frame does not have a focus feature as another camera that I have. Its a little heavy and would have liked if the view lens was a little bigger.
Excerpt: After waiting for two years for an improved F-828, I am glad that Sony came out with the R1 with the wider zoom of 24 mm, but disappointed that Sony cut short the telephoto to 124 mm instead of keeping it at 200 mm. Another area of regrate is the loss of the faily decent macro capability of the F828. After learning to manage with the video clip of the F828, I am also dismayed at the loss of this feature.
Summary: Image quality is excellent because of the size of the sensor and the lens. The viewing screen brightness was excellent 5 years ago, but it seems to be half as bright as a Fuji s100 or s200, or at least the one I have looks that way. The hot shoe on the one I purchased has a wobble in it, but the external flash still works well.
Very good Point-and-Shoot Camera. Not a SLR replacement
7 December 2008
Summary: General As a point-and-shoot camera, this really rocks. The big sensor and the nice Carl Zeiss lens (24-120mm f/2.8-4.8) is by itself a top feature, and the APS-C sensor makes it even better. Image Quality But, the sharpening algorithm seems to introduce artifacts in the image. I now shoot with sharpening turned to the lowest setting. Shooting in RAW is a good option and some landscape pictures shot with it come out terrific, with good pixel-resolution.
Summary: I recently bought this camera as an upgrade from my Sony 8.0 MP 828. This is my third Sony SLR-like camera, with my first one being the 5 MP 717. I upgraded to this one in order to get photos that were as clear and as sharp as possible from the miniature items that I buy and sell. As I found with the 828 when upgrading from the 717, there was a significant learning curve over previous cameras.
Summary: 10.3 Mega resolution, APS size (21.5x14.4mm) CMOS sensor relatively larger than any other prosumer range camera. This will be really great in comparing image from sony's F 828 camera because size of sensor was just 8.8 x 6.6mm, which is relatively very smaller than DSC R1. But macro focusminimum focusing distance was really poor,if this camera would have less than 35cm, I feel this really a great product. The image out put is really awesome.