Summary: I could go on about the technical capabilities of this camera for nearly forever, but I feel as though it's well covered and documented already. With that said, I will tell you that the RX1 is an incredible camera. The image quality is unbeatable, especially considering it's form factor.
Summary: So the image quality is utterly outstanding. My NEX7 + Zeiss 24 1.8 can't touch it. And my A99 with the Rokinon 35mm 1.4 still geats beat by it, by a smidgen. HOWEVER!!! I could write thousands of words on why I don't like this camera and why it went back after two days of using it. Basically, this was going to be the answer to my dream camera, but Sony sacrificed so much to make it tiny that it just was unusable for me. 1. The battery life is an utter joke.
Summary: It's an incredible little camera - very small, sharp at all apertures, superb low light performance, great ergonomics, plenty of unheard-of (by me) useful features (like multi-exposure noise reduction), and very easy and intuitive to configure. I'm impressed by the depth of thinking of its designers. The only problem I could find is short battery life, but I have to live with it. These summarize my experience during the few weeks that I'm shooting with it.
Summary: This is an enthusiastic review. This camera is fabulous. I bought it to replace my point and shoot (that I had to give to my daughter, to take picture of a new granddaughter). Good fortune all around. The build of this camera is somehow both solid as a rock and jewel like. I usually shoot with large DSLR. But in a recent urban experience it was not going to be possible to lug a D4 and tripod around. This fits in a jacket pocket. It is unobtrusive.
Summary: The RX1 is one or the best full frame sensor 35mm camera under $10k. The only thing that didn't work for me was that in low light it tried to focus and re focus and sometimes just went crazy. I am sure there is a way to override that feature. I just didn't have the camera for to long to find out.
Summary: This camera Features the perfect combination for street Photography a full frame sensor and a 35mm F2 lens. This camera takes amazing Ansel Adams type photos. It is great for taking pictures of people and scenary. Great for nature photos. Has a telephoto mode so you can digitally zoom also. Also has APS Crop mode which is nice at times when you can't get too close. The pictures this takes are fantastic. They also have a nice viewfinder attachment which is nice.
Summary: If this were a review of the sensor and lens alone it would have a five star rating. After much mulling and reading I finally bought this camera about two weeks ago. I must say it is amazing! The sharpness and clarity are stunning and the low light performance is almost too good to be true. The short story is that I'm delighted with the camera. This is my first Sony camera and the operating system is not intuitive, at least not to me.
Summary: Other reviewers have already given an excellent detailed review of this camera, so I'll just add some thoughts. Cost: some complain that it's expensive, but at 2800 it's about the same cost (or cheaper) than an FF camera and 35 mm lens. Lens: The lens is a work of art. It's razor sharp at wide open, doesn't get soft around the edges... it's as good as any 35 mm lens available for full frame cameras, but it's only f/2.0.
Louiery "Do what you love and love what you d..., Amazon
12 August 2013
Summary: As a frame of reference I'm comparing the Sony RX1R with my Sony a65 (with a f1.8/50mm lens mounted). SUMMARY Landscape Shots: Excellent Building Shots: Excellent Inanimate Object Shots: Excelent Portrait Shots (adults): Superb! Details are insane! Baby Shots: Epic Failure Video Recording: Epic Failure I'll start with the bad, and if you feel that this camera is still for you, then the good stuff follows in the end.
Summary: If you are reading this review then you probably already know about the RX1r, so no need to give all the details because you can simply read that in the description. What I will be putting here would be my thoughts of the product in terms of performance, ergonomics, and ease of use. To start off, I have not used the RX1 before so it's really hard for me to have any objective findings to differentiate this from the previous model.