Why the RX1 is too expensive

Started Sep 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
NowHearThis Veteran Member • Posts: 3,768
Re: I disagree in 2 short paragraphs - Revision

After looking at more images comparing the X-Pro1, 5D MKIII, NEX7 and others I thought I'd revise a few of my statements. However my conclusion still stands.

NowHearThis wrote:

Anadrol wrote:

If you buy the Fuji X-E1 + the soon to come 23mm f1.4, it will cost you about 1700 USD and you have the possibility to change lenses.

The RX1 sensor surface is about 2.38X bigger than APS-C but the Fuji f1.4 lens gathers twice the light, so the IQ will be about the same.

That's over simplifying IQ... but if the Sony FF sensor offers performance similar to a 5D MKIII or a D4 then the RX1 will probably be pretty clean through 12800. The X-Pro1 is good through ISO3200, and IMO 6400 isn't too bad either . I expect that's about where the X-E1 will be good to. So even with a faster lens on the Fuji the RX1 will have at least 1-2 stops of an advantage over it.

As for the rest of what makes up IQ, we'll just have to wait until tests are done and test shots are released. I'll still bet on the Sony to come out on top. From what I've seen the Fuji sensor can't match the resolving power of my NEX-7 or a 5D MKIII at lower ISOs and the FF sensor on the D4/5D MKIII do a much better job of holding detail at higher ISOs. Fuji makes some good glass, and I expect the X-E1 to give the 5n/5r/6/OMD/EOS-M a good run for their money. The RX1, I think will be a step or two higher in IQ.

The RX1 advantage is that it's smaller though, 24MP give a bit more details, and the Fuji 23mm won't be available before 2013.

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