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.
Summary: I had wanted this camera since I read about it a few years ago. Just seemed to fit my needs, with its high ISO and the LED screen that swivels around. I take pictures of a friend's rock band and need a camera that is fast. From what I read about this one is that it is.
Summary: I pre-ordered this camera from Sony way back in November of 2005. It was shipped to me before Christmas that year. Ever since, I have used the camera as a stock photographer and a family photographer.
Summary: When Sony put out the DSC-F828 back in 2004, the camera was immediately tagged "the flawed jewel" by many reviewers. The reasons were obvious: with the new four-color HAD sensor, incredible ergonomics, and multiple control features often paralleling a DSLR, Sony positioned the device to become the...
Summary: well, i finally bought the sony r1, after along wait for the price to drop, and read all reviews on it..i got it for 565$. what i like about r1: build quality, good zeiss lens, 24mm wide angle, iso change on cam just a botton.
Summary: I only recently bought the camera off eBay and have enjoyed using it. It sits well in the hand. The manual zoom is very smooth. The lens is so sharp and has good colour balance. I photograph people and landscapes and have little interest in videos so it suits me.
Pros: Swivel viewfinder can be used at waist level. 24-120 (35mm eq.) is enough for me.
Excerpt: My experience over 2 years with my DSC-R1 has been almost universally favourable, so much so that I bought a second one as a spare. 90% of the time I use it for landscape and architectural photos where that superb distortion-free 24-120mm zoom lens makes me glad I did not buy a DSLR.
Pros: Lens, viewfinder, picture quality
Cons: Big, heavy, limited zoom, discontinued but still available
Summary: The first step forward since the Leica, the R1 has a good EVF and a good LCD on top that angles around and lets you take shots at waist-level, and if you do nature etc, you can put it on the ground and still see what you are doing without having to lie on the ground as well to see through the...
Pros: silent, sharp, good zoom range, RAW 10MP quality, nice to use-very, very fast
Cons: RAW write time is slow, no continuous RAW option, not strong
Excerpt: Professional photos at their simplest, their cheapest and their sleekest. The camera is heavy (well I was used to the DSC-T7) but there is where its handicaps stop. You feel a professional when you hold it and the confidence does not drop as you are taking the photos: all you need to do is leave it...
Excerpt: This camera provides SLR quality without the risk of dust getting on to your sensor. The lens is loads better than any of the cheap ones with D-SLR kits and the zoom range is wider too. Kit lenses tend to be 18-55mm (= 28-80 35mm equiv) This one is 24-120 (35mm equiv.
Pros: Picture quality, features, picture quality and picture quality
Cons: Not really compact, accessories can be expensive .