mwstebbins: I'm still waiting for an updated Sony R1, so as someone said how about the Sony RX1, but with an excellent, fast (2.8 or faster) 24 to 100+ mm manual fixed zoom, plus a fully articulated touch screen. With all of the current shooting modes (RAW, in camera HDR (While saving the RAWs), sweep panorama, etc., etc.) Excellent battery life. And a GOLD STAR rating from DP Review! :-) Malcolm
I would love that too. Unfortunately the lens would be too large. Have you seen a SLR 24-70mm lens? It's enormous and heavy. The only way to manage to keep full-frames compact is to use fixed lenses. But that is not entirely bad. Many great photographers only used a few fixed lenses their entire life.
lol. Yes, the dpreview GOLD STAR!
Two cameras I would like to see:
1st - Throw in a true 36mp full-frame foveon sensor into something like a nikon D800 and let it roar. This would rival Medium Format for resolution in the studio. Sigma does not have the resources to design, execute, and bring to market the polished camera bodies we see from nikon and canon. It's like having a great engine with no car to put it in. It doesn't matter if the foveon sensor can't compete at high iso if the main purpose is optimal resolution. It's no different than shooting with velvia 50 in the film days. But could you imagine the resolution?
2nd - Somebody needs build a no frills full frame rangefinder with the ability to take m mount lenses at a price point of $1500 or less. This company would make an absolute killing. No need to get fancy. It needs to be four things: simple, solid, low cost, and manual. The Leicas are out of this world expensive. I'm thinking something more like a digital voigtlander or ziess ikon.
The good news is as the market becomes saturated with full frame DSLRs the prices will start to come down on the new and used. Crap, you can get a excellent condition 5d mark ii now for $1500.00. A 5d can be got for $750.00. Maybe next product cycle some company will sell one for $1500 new. Then as everyone tries to become a wedding photographer and photography implodes, there will be mass hysteria as the world gets sucked in through it's vortex.So yes the D600 does look better than the 6d, but that's ok. If the market shows people prefer the D600 then 6d prices will drop. The important thing is that there are plenty of full frame options for your liking.
Yes. Make something sexy and charge for it. That pricing reflects that if your willing to drop nearly 3k on this sexy camera, then you will be willing to drop another $900 on accessories. Complaining about the price is like complaining about not being rich. I would like to be able to buy a brand new BMW, or Honda Accord for that matter. A small replacement part on a German car is double to four times the average rate on a normal car. My point is the camera is not meant for average Joes like myself. Really, we are only mad because we want one. Poor me.
Price aside, This camera is finally sony's first venture into making a serious photographing instrument. All the NEXs and Alphas are nice, but this new camera is camera designed for a real photographic pursuit. I would love to have one, but I can't afford it. But I do think sony pushes the industry toward making better products with the RX1. There are a crop of photographers out there that want a small, quality, no bulls**t large sensor cameras with excellent prime lenses. Kudos to son for the RX1. I won't be buying it. But hopefully everyone else will catch on and we will get something similar in the future for cheaper.