And they had to spoil it with tiny viewfinder from D300s/D7000.
Now that's more like it. This is much more affordable FF camera than D800. It would be nice to have one along with my FM3A and to use MF lenses on both bodies.
SDF: DPR preview, first paragraph - "We were surprised (and delighted) when Sony decided to create the RX100 - its first compact camera for serious photographers, but that's nothing compared to our surprise when we were told about the RX1. This isn't just Sony's most serious compact camera, but arguably the most serious compact camera we've ever seen." This is big coming from DPR.
No. RX1 will compete in the FF segment. So if mighty RX100 among compacts got only silver award, RX1 in FF should get "paper medal" award.
ianimal: We have RX100 and RX1 now. Maybe there will be a RX10 with APS-C sensor? I would prefer a 16-50mm F2.8 retractable power zoom lens with such a camera. Don't know if that is possible. I guess Sony will make it small and select the lens spec. to get it as small as they want. If a RX10 will ever be made. The RX1 is charming, remains me of 80's-90's small 35mm film cameras with fixed 35mm lens.
RX10 with APS-C would be a cannibalizm of their own NEX series.
1/2000s in a, as they say: ..."advanced, unique combination of size and performance that’s never before been realized in the world of digital cameras..."Even LX5 ages ago had 1/4000s
b534202: Too bad, no touch screen...
So glad, no touch screen...
This could be camera of my dreams. If it performs well. Fixed 35mm is my favorite lens, so I would be absolutely fine with it. As many people are fine with Fuji X100. I would definitely get this one if I had that amount of spare money...
Heie2: I find the 3 months it is taking to review this camera and the ensuing "trickle" of sections within a complete review (which gives none of these "installments" any substance and context) insulting - how many cameras have you guys reviewed in the mean time?
DPReview - Fair and Balanced, right?
> senn_bNot correct statement. I believe DPR are not reviewing pre-production models.So, time should be counted from when it's AVAILABLE to buy - not from when it was announced.
bomac: 16 pages review and no word about switch on/off timing. In my opinion it's extremely slow especially for off. 3 sec! This is ridiculous. Canon s70 is far faster. Maybe I was unlucky with my copy. ((
Well mine is not particularly fast too. There is a big lagg between pressing ON button and lens extraction. The same with OFF.
Jan Kritzinger: I really am very interested in a fixed lens, large sensor compact, but I doubt Sigma have the capability to offer AF functionality comparable to that offered by Sony.
If this camera were made by Sony, and if it were 23/24mm, and if it had all the modern Sony features (Hybrid AF, focus peaking, etc etc etc) then I'd definitely be interested.
A fixed lens, 35mm equivalent RX100 would be just perfect.
peevee1: DPR stuff need some reality check, go out and actually talk to real people and see what they want from their cameras, and not to the tiny slice of "enthusiasts" and permanent camera reviewers. If they do, they will find that something like 80% of buyers of APS-C DSLRs and mirrorless buy it with a kit zoom and never take it off, because just 2 months ago it was the only way you can get good low-light IQ and performance (BTW, they don't care about RAW and shoot at Auto too). And now all that huge segment, MOST OF THE MARKET, was single-handedly invalidated because RX100 at f/1.8 suddenly matches (or beats in case of Canons) all those slow kits at f/3.5. If DPR cannot see the revolution here, they must be blind. If they were not blind, they should have introduced Platinum Award just for RX100.
base ISO is 80, Mr. Butler.
Well, I agree with DPR on SILVER award. It really lacks a bit of hallmark to get pure GOLD award. And there are my personal CONS that makes it SILVER, not GOLD (Some of them were mentioned in DP review):
1. Full time focus (some would call it tracking focus or pre-focus) can't be turned OFF. Sometimes it does interfere for me. And I believe it doesn't extends battery life either.2. Max shutter speed is only 1/2000s. Without built in ND filter and no filter threads 1/4000s is A MUST.3. Annoying zoom in the stills preview mode. It goes too deep in to the picture instantly. And creates lagg, of course.4. Separate folders for stills, MP4 and AVCHD.5. No 720p video.6. No pause during recording a video.
Some of them are annoying, but livable with.
And I disagree with DP about clickless front ring. Its perfect for video adjutments or MF.
In the other hand RX100 is an absolute joy to use. It now is my everyday companion. Highly recomended!
I've bought this camera couple of week ago, And I'm not disappointed.There are some areas to be improved though. Most of these flaws I've noticed are in the software and I believe can be corrected by update.I hope SONY will do that.In the shooting camera is amazing with it's speed and result quality. Clickless ring is absolutely FINE for me.I really don't feel like I've overpaid for this little beast, and I could strongly recommend it to a friend.
Canon is going down..
I wonder, does this pixel over-sampling trick has any affect on bokeh, when comparing 38MP and 3MP same close up shots?Pureview technology is meant to look for sharpest (best) pixels in the over-sampling process, so how it behaves in the blurred parts of the picture?
gl2k: * Nice backup cam for the D800 ... LOL* Unfortunately the only smartphones sold are iPhone and Android models.* Selling a smartphone with an already dead OS is not the best idea
Many people still use Nokia 3310, for example. How dead would be this one?Symbian will be supported till 2016, and it will not stop working afterwards
Cr@p. Glad I've switched from Canon some time ago.
I was expecting at least F1.8 (or good old F2.0) and bigger sensor. But now it is a bit of a disappointment. At least still 24mm at the wide end.I'd hate to pay too much for overpriced Sony RX100, but I guess it's a fate..
This is a monster zoom, but sometimes far too much - the unhealthy.My choice still would be Lumix FZ150.