Gionni Dorelli: I have used both lenses for years, taking beauty and fashion photos.The Sony Zeiss has an edge on the Canon on about any aspect of photography.The Zeiss is also faster at focusing in low light.In studio, under modeling lights, sometime the Canon never stop hunting where the Zeiss just works fine.
Believe it or not, I found the Sony ZA 135mm F1.8 outperform the EF 135 F2, yep a screw drive AF beats USM, not to mention the bokeh/CA is way better the canon version too..
RX1 should be camera of the year, but not really the best camera.
jmmgarza: I am starting to find your reviews quite tedious. My D800 is perfect.
Your D800 is perfect ONLY if Sony supply the sensor. :)
photo nuts: Great review.
Decent camera. Not as light as one hopes for the SLT design, but acceptable.
Took a peek at Sony store for some lenses... Ewwwww... far too limited. Cannot compare to the m43 arsenal, much less Canikon range.
Good effort. Try harder next time Sony, especially your lens department.
Do you own every Canonikon lens? Tell me which lens is missing in the Sony range that an average photographer is needed. Unless you can hire 10 people carrying lens for you shoot.
thejohnnerparty: Okay, you guys at DPR. I know you've been overloaded with all the recent releases, but please gives some pics with this camera and some of the others - like the X-E1 and NEX 6.;-)
RX1 sample full size.http://www.sony.jp/cyber-shot/lineup/images/photo-sample_rx1_01.jpghttp://www.sony.jp/cyber-shot/lineup/images/photo-sample_rx1_02.jpghttp://www.sony.jp/cyber-shot/lineup/images/photo-sample_rx1_03.jpg
wilsonlaidlaw: Interesting that it should have a Sonnar lens, when Zeiss' own full frame 35mm f2 ZM (Leica fit) lens is a Biogon. Could it be that Sony only have the rights to make Sonnar and Tessar lenses, not Planar, Biogon and Distagon.
Sony ZA 85mm F1.4 is a planar design. Up coming ZA 50mm F1.4 SSM is also a planar design.
Sergey Borachev: Sony corrected a few serious design flaws, by adding a flash, and also a tilting LCD to make the lack of EVF more bearable.
It looks like a really nice entry level small camera for the new generation of users who grow up using iphones and portable gadgets with very little buttons but heaps of features. It is very imbalanced. The lack of dials and buttons limits its usefulness as a serious camera and makes it a very basic camera in terms of usability, but the IQ is excellent. The large size of APS-C lenses is also something that can never be fixed due to a poor choice of registration size. Another imbalance, with large lenses on a tiny body.
Sony should instead focus on developing a new interchangeable lens system using a 1-inch sensor like the one in the RX100, for a better small camera. As sensors gets better and better, that would look more promising than these tiny NEX cameras. M43 offers much more as a serious APS-C or close to APS-C system, for people to invest in.
If Sony can think what you think, then it's not Sony.
reedjecd: Anothe NEX ? who cares ? can you listen to horse races on it ??
No, I dont think you can listen to horse races on any cameras. Only crazy people will think a camera can that!!!