Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
James Duncan Davidson has put together an excellent review of the Sony RX1. Coincidentally, I’ve rented one for a week and have it in my possession right now and I can say without hesitation that his review is extremely worthwhile to read if you have any interest in this camera (which I do although with hesitation).
I’ve been using a Sony RX100 (smaller Sony 1″ sensor point and shoot) for a while now and I can say without a doubt that the image quality coming out of it has blown my mind. None of my various Canon S and G cameras come close to it. The RX1′s bigger sensor and extremely high end lens go much further in making incredible images. I’ve only shot a few so far on this trip but I can see already that the quality is there.
For me, the question will be whether I can live with a fixed 35mm lens. That’s it. The price doesn’t scare me off because I know what a full frame DSLR and high end 35mm prime lens cost (more) and I really like the size of this camera.
James is an excellent photographer with any camera but his images with the RX1 really shine and are a great example of what’s possible.
Update 1: Another very positive RX1 review by Andrew Kim.
Update 2: DP Review’s Sony RX1 review.
Update 3: Imaging Resource Sony RX1 review.