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.
Summary: I will try to be very brief as there are tons of detailed reviews on Amazon as well as extended online discussions. I have read them all and still was not sure until I saw a refurbished Sony RX1 at 70% of the original price. That was too tempting and I decided to give it a try. What can I say after taking a few dozens of comparative shots with RX1 and x100s? Yes, IQ (Image quality) of pictures taken by RX1 sometimes looked a bit better than what I have gotten with x100s.
Excerpt: The sharpness and overall image quality of this camera are astounding - better than my other much more expensive cameras . Because of that it's the camera that I carry with me and use whenever possible. It's great for travel and landscapes. That said, it's useless for wildlife photography which demands long focal length lenses.
Excerpt: Go to my site for the full review & photos ! I’ve been using the Sony RX1 for well over 6 months now; long enough for it to have taken a back seat in my photographic process. I’ve set the camera up to behave exactly how I want, and never have to fiddle with dials or modes to get the shot. With that in mind, I thought I’d put together a little review of this tiny marvel. Build The RX1 is a strange beast.
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: I had Nikon D90 with 35mm 1.8 lens before owning this. I am casual user who just needs a camera to capture memories from couple of trips and few occasions every year. Naturally like anyone, I want to get the best quality (looking) pictures with not much need of post processing. I have basic skills to get the job done and dont mind spending some money for the same.
Excerpt: Truly a sensational shooting experience.The RX-1 packs a one of the finest full-frame sensors yet to hit the market. Couple this factoid with the fact that it is the world's smallest camera with a full-frame sensor and you have the recipe for a game-changer.The RX-1 performs incredibly well in low-light conditions, using only ambient light.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: The RX 1 may seem like a novelty, however, some of the best images I've captured (consistently) have been from this camera in the past year I've owned it. The pure truth is in the product, which ultimately comes down to photo quality. Subjects in frame are crystal clear, sharp, with spot on color. I'm more of a hobbyist, and owning other higher end Canons with premium lenses, I wasn't getting the consistent quality of shots I get from this little handheld.
Excerpt: Without question, it's the stunning image quality that is the main selling point for this camera, although the size, design and construction are stellar as well. I have a Nikon D700, and the low light capabilities of this Sony RX1 are right up there with it, particularly when using the multi auto ISO feature. In my opinion, the RX1 is too slow for action shots, or spontaneous street photos, but if you have adequate time to compose your images you will love this camera.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I use it to capture almost anything within its natural limitations -that is 35 mm f/2. Great : resolution , low light performance , compact , lightweight. Not so great : battery capasity , lack of timelapse , lack of weathersealing.
Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Small / Compact