Quick hands on with the RX1 at the weekend

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Quick hands on with the RX1 at the weekend
Nov 12, 2012

Local camera shop had the RX1 & A99 on show at the weekend

http://www.lcegroup.co.uk/EventOpen/?376

And I had a few minutes "hands on" with the RX1 - my immediate impressions:

- Feels like a premium camera - build quality is very high (ok maybe not a leica, but pretty good)

- The size makes it difficult for your brain to accept it's a full frame camera, but images say FF.

- The AF struggled, but this was a pre-production prototype. Rep said problem has been fixed.
   to be fair MF was amazingly easy.

- The leaf shutter is pretty silent, by default the camera plays a shutter sound - yuk.
   Can be turned off.

- Flash pulls back, but cannot be tipped up for 'bounce flash' - what a shame.

I didn't pre-order one for a few reasons - I'd like to know the AF was fixed & the UK price seems extreme. Not sure I want to pay that much a premium for being one of the first.

I bought the RX100 the day that came available & the price has dropped almost 25% in 3-4 months. If the RX1 does the same, then that is kissing goodbye to £600 or more....

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