Sony RX1 : Full Frame(A99 Sensor) - $2799

Started Sep 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
snapshot09
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Re: price comparison
In reply to T3, Sep 15, 2012

Ok new to the digital age then LOL

T3 wrote:

Ryan_Valiente wrote:

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-rx1-costs-2799-same-a99-sensor/

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Premium fixed lens compact cameras aren't new in the world of photography. There were a number of them back in the film days, like the Contax T3 with its fixed Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens.

Back in its day, the Contax T3 had a street price of $700, according to this article in Shutterbug Magazine published in 2000:

http://www.shutterbug.com/content/contax-t3brlens-shutter-plus

In comparison, a mid-level film SLR, like the Canon Elan 7 (aka EOS 30), body only, had a street price of $400.

http://vividlight.com/wordpress/index.php/archives/2736

So compared to a good mid-range film SLR, the Contax T3 was almost twice the price. $700 for the Contax T3 vs $400 for an SLR body.

As we can see, these niche-market fixed 35mm-format 35mm-lensed compact cameras were always a bit on the pricey side. The RX1 with its fixed Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 lens and 35mm-format sensor is no different. A Sony RX1 is rumored to be $2800 while a FF DSLR like the Canon 5D MKII costs $2000.

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