The best full frame camera money can buy ... if you only need a 35mm lens.
Jerry Jackson Jr., Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: I've shot with a wide variety of digital cameras since switching from film to digital almost 14 years ago. I shoot professionally and for my own personal satisfaction. The Sony RX1 is one of those few cameras that satisfies BOTH my professional and personal desires while I'm shooting. For starters, the RX1 is compact without being too small and the controls and menu interface are easy to use without being too simple for serious control.
Summary: Would I pay full price for this camera? No way! I won it in an auction for an awesome price, a tad bit lower than what you can get it for on ebay used. So why would I say that? Well, for 2700, one would expect the autofocus to be much better. It's auto focus is slower than the NEX-6, and the accuracy of the camera nails it's focus 50% of the time. That's a bummer.
Summary: Best camera I own. Being mirrorless, this is a Completely silent camera. Great for taking candid shots of people. Wonderful for street photography. I may use this camera more than my A7r. And if you do end up buying this camera, get a wood grip... A big must... Functional and beautiful.
Summary: Favorite camera ever purchased. Longtime Canon SLR user, and I find myself using the RX1 more frequently due to the easy to cary form factor. IQ is about as good has can be had with a full frame sensor and 35mm prime lens from any manufacturer. Due to the compact size, battery life isn't great, but batteries are inexpensive and are easy enough to cary along with the camera.
Summary: I've read all the reviews, and my experience was very similar. Pros: • Excellent image quality. I feel confident shooting in low light, without using the flash. • Great metal build. It's not heavy, but it feels sturdy in your hands. • Ninja quiet. I can shoot in a library and no one would hear the camera. Cons: • Autofocus is slow, especially in low light. This is not an action camera. • Writing RAW files to the SD card is a little slow.
Excerpt: The RX1 is a fabulous piece of engineering excellence. Period. I'm not going to write an a-z review of it as there are many of those out there. I would like to comment on specifics, preconceptions, thoughts, observations, etc. Size and handling: It's not that small, but it's all relative! If you're coming from DSLR background then it will feel very small, but coming from RX100's and Nex 5n it feels "chunky". Solid, hefty. Nice to use, very nice.