Blue Orca

Blue Orca

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Nov 13, 2009


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On Sony RX1 Hands-on Preview (624 comments in total)
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km25: For 3 grand, I what a pro level camera. I have read where this camera wants to shoot at 1/80 @ F4 on "P". One would think that the programers would have a more versatile "P" then 1/80 @F4. When you add in all the things you really need. One can get a Nikon D600 with a 28mm f1.8. Or a Canon D6 with the 35mm F2.For what it is, a Fuji X100 is a better camera. Not counting the pixs.

The 1/80 f4 is the setting the camera defaults to when you enter "P" mode. You can easily change the aperture / shutter speed combination to another, say 1/100 f3.5, with a simple flick on the rear dial above the AEL button.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2012 at 15:06 UTC

This RX1 very much reminds me the very 1st Walkman Sony introduced back in 1979. It was the very first time we had a very portable personal stereo, and now a very portable FF camera. I would love to own the Canon 1DX, but even if I can afford it, I just can't see myself carrying it with me on vacations.

I see this RX1 for two types of end users:

1. A backup camera for professionals shooting FF DSLR
2. Enthusiasts wanting FF in a very portable form factor, especially for low light shots

I agree it would be ideal if camera supported built-in EVF and interchangable lens. However, I would not want to sacrifice size for interchangable lens.

I can see myself using the RX1 as my primary camera, and my Pansonic GX1 m43 for UWA and longer zoom shots.

Well done Sony!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 19:07 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
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