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.
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 DSLR2. 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!