Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R
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Sony DSC RX1R: Review
22 August 2013
Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R is a compact digital camera characterized by a professional quality and design in a retro style. It has a full-frame Exmor sensor 35 mm with a resolution of 24.3 megapixels. A Carl Zeiss fixed focal length, BIONZ processor and no low-pass filter for optimized resolution.
Summary: With no anti-aliasing filter the RX1R is capable of producing highly detailed images that surpass the quality of the standard RX1. However, without the filter in front of the sensor, moiré patterning may be an issue for some photographers.
Conclusion: Companies don’t produce products in a vacuum. They do so for one or more reasons having to do with marketplace demands and conditions. In the case of the Rx1R, at first blush it’s hard to imagine why Sony would produce a niche version of an already niche product.
Conclusion: Like its near-twin, the Sony RX1R is a fantastic full-frame, compact camera with a fixed 35mm f/2 Carl Zeiss lens that delivers image quality rivaling what you'd get from most full-frame DSLRs (including pro models!). So, should you buy the Sony RX1R or the RX1?
Pros: Significantly sharper, more detailed JPEG images than those from the RX1, JPEG processing appears to correct some moiré and aliasing problems, No price increase compared to the original model, ...and everything else we praised in our Sony RX1 review
Cons: Only a subtle increase in sharpness in RAW files, More prone to moiré, aliasing and false color, Moiré can be challenging to correct manually if it occurs, Unless you review your images very carefully in the field, you may not notice moiré issues until it's too late to re-shoot, ...and everything...
Summary: You could be excused for doing a double take when you see the Leica-like price of this, the RX1R from Sony, which has been making serious, professional-standard stills cameras for less than a decade, as opposed to Leica’s 100 years or Nikon’s 55.
Summary: With the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R, Sony has taken one of the best digital compact cameras available in the form of the RX1, and offered photographers an alternative. Whether it is better or worse than the RX1 depends on what you do with the camera.
Summary: World's smallest digital full-frame camera has anti-aliasing filter removed
Pros: Compact size, Full frame sensor, Aperture ring, Image quality is pretty much the best you're going to get in a package of this size, and if you're one of the very few people looking for a camera exactly like this, it's hard to believe you'll be disappointed. Those looking for the maximum amount o...
Cons: Poor battery life, Price, No touchscreen, It's a shame that Sony still hasn't sorted out its battery life issue for the Sony RX1-R. We understand the difficulties of powering something with this kind of technology, but at this price point we'd at the very least like to see a spare battery include...
Excerpt: Whilst pundits suggest sales of compact system cameras may be peaking, a new market has been created in premium compacts with fixed lenses and large sensors. The appeal is that bags of manual control shoehorned into hymnbook-sized snapper makes for either a more portable back up to a digital SLR, or...
Pros: High-resolution full frame sensor in a small-ish camera package, high quality bright aperture lens, built-to-last metal construction suggests a device fashioned for war, detail packed images.
Cons: Hard to justify on price alone, no viewfinder built in (accessory viewfinder is pricey too), short-ish battery life of 200+ shots.
Excerpt: but with the anti-aliasing filter removed to deliver sharper images. The camera is available at the same price as the original, and features a fixed Carl Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f/2.0 lens. Nb. Due to similarities in the RX1 and RX1R, this review is based on the
Pros: Smallest full-frame camera available, Impressive noise performance, Sharp Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* F/2.0 lens, Excellent image quality, Extremely quiet shutter, Very good build quality, 5fps continuous shooting, Built in HDR / Panoramic shooting, Dual-axis electronic level, AA filter removed for shar...
Cons: High price / price of accessories, RAW + JPEG options reduces JPEG image quality to JPEG fine, Raw shooting not available with HDR / Creative effects, Battery charger not included (internal charging), Short battery life, Moiré visible at times and in video
Summary: The only difference between the RX1R and the original RX1 is the removal of the low-pass filter. The RX1R's photos are very subtly sharper and more detailed than the RX1's, and unless you shoot a lot of subjects with very fine details like fabrics or man-made patterns, you'll be hard-pushed to spot...