What's my RX1 worth ?

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What's my RX1 worth ?
Aug 23, 2013

Looking to sell my RX1.  Perfect condition.  What are they selling for used?  I bought it in 1/13.

Very low shutter count.

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DFPanno wrote:

Looking to sell my RX1. Perfect condition. What are they selling for used? I bought it in 1/13.

Very low shutter count.

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Ebay has them for about $2200.

Enough fun and time to move on?

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Not going anywhere !
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Looking at the "R" TE.

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Looking at the "R" TE.

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Ahhh.  The R interests me as well, but as close as the two are, I can't justify the hassle and financial loss to make the swap.  For my purposes, still not sure I see the R as an improvement, but more of a curiosity.  But for some, I imagine the whole effort behind the swap is part of the joy.  If I were to swap for this minor difference I will be condemning myself to a life of RX upgrades for decades to come... or as long as Sony keeps providing tweaks to the system.

Good luck with your pursuit and hope you can minimize the hit.

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DFPanno wrote:

Looking at the "R" TE.

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Wow!  I've seen enough moire with my RX1 to make me wary of dispensing completely with an already weak AA filter.  But it's your choice.

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For my purposes, still not sure I see the R as an improvement, but more of a curiosity.

The R isn't an improvement, nor a curiosity. It's a different camera, for a different purpose. Sony marketed it wrongly, creating a lot of confusion in the process.

Horses for courses.

FWIW, I personally find the overall output from the RX1 more appealing for general purposes. It has a nice, creamy yet detailed rendition, whereas the RX1R isn't forgiving. DOF is also reduced with the RX1R, so it's even easier to get OOF shots at wide apertures. I chose the R because for *my needs* it was the right camera.

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I just haven't seen that Rob.
In reply to Robgo2, Aug 23, 2013

Maybe I am just not looking hard enough.

There are some pretty impressive pics on the Flickr RX1R group page.

Reminds me of the D800E output.

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DFPanno wrote:

Looking to sell my RX1. Perfect condition. What are they selling for used? I bought it in 1/13.

Very low shutter count.

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Maybe lucky if you can get $2k.

Why selling?

Got severe case of G.A.S..?

Good  luck in quest for RX1r.

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I got almost $2200.00 for mine on ebay last week. It was in mint condition though with 9 months left on warranty. I saw lot's of auctions not selling for BIN at $2200.00 so maybe I got lucky. I had no reserve..which is stressful.

The RX1R is hurting RX1 prices right now for sure. I believe the price is only going to fall further as RX1R becomes more available (it is just starting to hit major stores in the last week or so). If you are going to sell the RX1, I think now is the best time.

I ordered the RX1R from Amazon earlier this week and am waiting for it to arrive. For me the RX1R makes sense, since I shoot 80% landscape, 10% people, 10% food. I may have to de-sharpen my food shots since they really don't look right if too sharp. But for Landscape, I am very happy and think there will be a benefit from the lack of AA filter. I'm hoping to take the RX1R to Sequoia National Forrest next week for some nice tree shots.

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In reply to DFPanno, Aug 23, 2013

DFPanno wrote:

Looking to sell my RX1. Perfect condition. What are they selling for used? I bought it in 1/13.

Very low shutter count.

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I have looked closely at all the comparison images and the difference is just not that big of a deal.  But if you got the extra money and need to get rid of it, it is everyone's right to do so.

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I doubt that........
In reply to Greg Gebhardt, Aug 23, 2013

I have looked at quite a few images and I think there is a palpable difference in detail and sharpness.

That quality is not required, nor necessarily desirable, in all images.

In fact I often greatly reduce detail from the RX1  with portraits.

I am not determined to buy it at this point but I am looking at the possibility a little more closely.

Maybe, maybe not; the "regular" is a fantastic camera.

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I shoot mostly landscape and travel shots and I am often finding the RX1R almost too sharp. You may remember my previous post on this. In pp I am constantly turning down clarity. My first memory setting is to have minus sharpness. I love the camera and am keeping it for certain but I have read similar comments to mine on the net. Your posts are always very reasonable and I am sure you won't rush into this. Both are great cameras. I have not used an RX1 but if it were me I wouldn't do it.

On the subject of used cameras I am always amazed on ebay when someone pays $2600 for a used $2800 camera. For a mere $200 more I would prefer new and full warranty.

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......that is better to capture more detail and sharpness and tone it down rather than ramp it up.

No?

I PP all my images from RAW so I don't really care which way I push a slider.  It seem to be nice to have that extra when it doesn't reduce the esthetic qualities of the image.

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Re: I just haven't seen that Rob.
In reply to DFPanno, Aug 23, 2013

DFPanno wrote:

Maybe I am just not looking hard enough.

There are some pretty impressive pics on the Flickr RX1R group page.

Reminds me of the D800E output.

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Here's an example for you. In all fairness, this image was processed in Photo Ninja, which does not have a moire removal tool. I also processed it in Capture One, which does, and was able to remove the artifact, although the image did not otherwise look the same. (Disregard the pink cast. It's not in the original.) However, in the past, I have encountered moire that I could not remove by any means, and, as a result, lost some otherwise good photos.

Rob

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DFPanno wrote:

Looking to sell my RX1. Perfect condition. What are they selling for used? I bought it in 1/13.

Very low shutter count.

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Perhaps you'll change your mind after reading this. 

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Review: pushing the limits?

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Donald Chin wrote:

DFPanno wrote:

Looking to sell my RX1. Perfect condition. What are they selling for used? I bought it in 1/13.

Very low shutter count.

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Perhaps you'll change your mind after reading this.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Review: pushing the limits?

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Very interesting.  Any technical reason for the DR reduction?  Could it be as simple as sample variance?

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teseg wrote:

Very interesting. Any technical reason for the DR reduction? Could it be as simple as sample variance?

Interesting indeed. Not sure about sample variance, but can't be ruled out. If anything, one would think that the lack of AA filter would impact only perceived resolution, not dynamic range. I for one haven't noticed any difference in DR shooting the RX1 alongside the RX1R, but then again, I don't have lab testing equipment either, just my eyes to go by.

I'll stay tuned...

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You may psend you money any way you wish, I do.

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That's a noticeable splotch......
In reply to Robgo2, Aug 23, 2013

That's the first RX1R pic I have seen with appreciable moire.

I know that the D800E see very little of it but that is a higher frequency sensor.

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It will be even more interesting when ........
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......they quantify the increase in resolution.

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