Why you pre-ordered the Sony RX1?

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Why you pre-ordered the Sony RX1?
Oct 22, 2012

I'm just curious, those of you that have pre-ordered the Sony RX1, why do you want the camera?  i.e.:

  1. What pictures you normally shoot and how would you use the new camera?
  2. What features on the RX1 attract you?

Please only reply if you have pre-ordered the camera.

For me:

I shoot most of my pictures when I'm abroad or on vacation.  I currently have a Panasonic GF1, a GX1 and a set of m43 lens.  I want to retire my GF1 with the RX1, and use it as my primary camera, while keeping the GX1 for wider and longer shots.

RX features I like:

  • Lower noise in high ISO shots with the full frame sensor
  • I love range finder style camera, never liked DSLRs
  • Compact size.  It is smaller than my GX1 with a 12/f2 lens  
  • Just like the GX1, RX1 has a digital level gauge, and the built-in flash can be angled for bouncing 
  • The silent leaf shutter is just marvelous.  There were times I wished the GF1/GX1 shutter sound was not as loud and I could take my pictures more discreetly

Blue

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