Excerpt: I have written up a long-term user musing of using the RX1 over the span of a year. It's quite lengthy with lots of photos so I will provide a link. http://jkspepper.tumblr.com/post/77778577061/one-year-with-the-sony-rx1 Thanks!
Summary: So I call my RX-1 "The Terminator" Yes it the Arnold Schwarzenegger of the point and shoot world. It leaves the other P&S cameras laying in a waste land. Plus this is the most fun I have had with a camera in a long time. I have had it just a few short weeks and am still being amazed at the pictures it produces. High ISO images will knock your socks off. When I first received the camera I was struck at just how small it was.
Pros: Small size, amazing image quality, Carl Zeiss lens, silent shutter, ease of use, just plain fun
Cons: slow focus in low light, Leica pricing on accessories, high price, manual focus with the LCD, battery life.
Summary: It is a great companion camera to go along side a good DSLR as it is more portable and capable. I had it along with my A77 with the 18-200 mm lens taking care of zoom and RX1 taking care of closer ups and portraits. After I view the images, I am more than satisfied with what it can do. The cost is well worth it.
Pros: Excellent lens and astounding sensor, producing images that will really leave you gasping!! That's enough for me to complement my A77 and 24-70mm Zeiss zoom. Great for portraits and scenery.
Cons: None whatsoever as you need to understand the purpose this camera is created for - a first class 35mm camera so do not wish it should have zoom and mix up with cheaper cameras that try to give you everything.
Summary: I bought this camera because it's small and light, and has a top sensor and lens. I wanted a camera that I could never criticize for poor images. It provides a great challenge for my growth... A fixed lens has pros and cons. But I think that 35MM is a great compromise and eliminates the constant lens changing. This allows the photographer to really get intimate with the camera... The biggest complaint is less than optimum autofocus.
Pros: Ease of Use, High Quality Build, Image Quality
Excerpt: Hi guys, We have all read about it, the excellent built and feel, however, the real experience to hold and shoot this little gem is something else, all manual dials and control wheels felt better than most cameras I have used recently and reminded me of my good old Leica M days. 1/640, f4.0, ISO 1000 Little things like the feel of the shutter button, the almost inaudible leaf shutter sound which reminded me of another oldie, the fantastic Mamiya 7.
Conclusion: There are some prerequisites for this camera: 1- You should be OK with a fixed 35 mm. 2- You should be in need of a small camera 3- You should not expect same AF performance compared to a DSLR (not good for action) 4- You should be enjoying a slower paced photography instead of a machine gun style
Pros: There are some prerequisites for this camera: 1- You should be OK with a fixed 35 mm. 2- You should be in need of a small camera 3- You should not expect same AF performance compared to a DSLR (not good for action) 4- You should be enjoying a slower paced photography instead of a machine gun style
Cons: Camera is not expensive at all but accessories are, however EVF is great. Battery is consumed rather quickly, buty two more as spares. AF is not great in lowlight, and overall is not at the level of a regular DSLR, so if this is important for you, check before buying. These are major common complaints, not mine and they can be worked around.
Excerpt: There are some prerequisites for this camera: 1- You should be OK with a fixed 35 mm. 2- You should be in need of a small camera 3- You should not expect same AF performance compared to a DSLR (not good for action) 4- You should be enjoying a slower paced photography instead of a machine gun style Once you check all those 4 boxes, this is a perfect, incredible and best thing ever created.
Excerpt: This is a real quality camera. I just love to use it. the controls are relatively simple and the lens is of the highest quality. It is a real pleasure to use and has something of the feel and quality of the Leica about it, but much cheaper.
Excerpt: After a long phase of thinking this purchase over and over, I have decided to buy a RX1. I was in between a Fujifilm X100S - that is announced to come to stores in March - and a RX1. The price difference is huge. This didn't make the decision easier. However, I wanted to have a travel set-up that can substitute my Nikon D700 that I mostly use with a stunning Nikon 50mm 1.4 lens. Because of the size of the sensor of the RX1, this was really the only choice.