RX1: feedback on handling

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RX1: feedback on handling
Dec 4, 2012

Tiny camera!

Thoughts on handling the RX1 after a day in hand:


  • It's too small for my hands. Placement of the dedicated video button feels awkward and requires a funky bend of the thumb to reach. The RX1 is heavy enough that I feel I should use it two-handed, but where to put the hands?
  • I much prefer the focus ring to be behind the aperture ring, as with a Leica. The RXI focus ring is at the far front edge of the lens. It makes sense in this case though; my thumb naturally falls on the focus ring due to the camera's small size.
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