Kudos to Sony development teams. Sometimes great innovation ideas can be killed by over analyzing an interesting product. I can't wait to see this in person in a next few weeks at photoplus show.
Nathaniel George Weir: fixed lens... I don't even know what to say about that...
By the way, Nikon just announced a D600 FF DSLR and the body alone is $2700. It has everything!
nofumble: Sony demise is near as they keep coming to market with these kind of products.
How many people can afford a $2800 fixed focal length camera?
nofumble, my 5Dmkiii is $3400 + 35mm f1.4 lens is $1300. You do the math. I agree. RX1 is not for everyone just like all FF cameras.
I am very excited about RX1. I'm tired of making excuses for not taking my FF DSLR + 35mm F1.4 lens to any events because too much hustle to carry them. Now I have no excuses. Kudos to DPR for an early preview.
chadley_chad: And once again (yawn) multiple numpties clamber to complain that yet another new camera has no viewfinder or hotshoe bracket. FFS, had Sony had added these it wouldn't be the camera it is would it!!! If you must have these then buy a DSLR ... This camera is all about maximum IQ in a minimum sized body. Jesus!
(For all the non numpties, this Sony looks pretty hot and could be the model to replace my S95 and fit in between that and my NEX. Yeah, shame about the price but give it 6 months and it'll be down to a more reasonable level .... And if it's not, well, that makes everything look good for high resale prices at a later date!) Gotta applaud Sony on this.
Hahaha 100% agree with you chad. wait a minute... where is the hotshoe on my iphone 4s?
Marty4650: If this camera was around the same price as a Canon S100, then it will be a huge hit.
But Sony is planning to sell it for around the same price as a Nikon D5100 with lens, or twice as much as an S100, and that price just won't fly. It's a nice little camera but it just doesn't offer enough value for the money.
I agree Marty. I am very interested in this RX100. Hopefully the price will drop a bit by Xmas 2012.
Marslerouge: Tne Nex-7 review, when?
Currently I'm checking Dpreview twice a day in hoping to view the NEX-7 review.
Beautifully captured. Congratulations!