Goodbye to XZ-1

Started Sep 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
Joe0Bloggs Veteran Member • Posts: 5,391
Re: Not a fair comparison

Aaron Sur wrote:

just as a matter of curiosity and if you have the time please could you do a test of of both cameras at 28mm f1.8, possibly on a tripod so there is no question of stabilty shake etc. There are several critical reviews saying the Carl Zeiss branded lens is not upto the 20MP sensor.

Bear in mind though that the Sony is "28mm" f/1.8 on a larger sensor, 1.7x image circle diameter. f/1.8 on the XZ-1 is only equivalent to f/3.07 on the RX100, OTOH f/1.8 on the Sony would be equivalent to f/1.06 on the Olympus. At 100mm the Oly can do maybe f/2.2, which would be equivalent to f/3.75 to the Sony's f/4.9. All assuming f/numbers are reported without lies on both cameras

From what I have seen and read it boils down to this

XZ-1 great lens let down by small CCD sensor in low light

RX100 great sensor let down by average lens.

The RX100 is cutting edge for incorporating such a large sensor in a tiny body.

My gripes are the Sony ergonomics stuff ups

no click stops on lens control dial

no flash popup button

image magnification on LCD delay

The Sony is a very good camera but to many of us the ND filter and the accessory set make it a far more versatile camera, for you these factors are not an issue and I respect that.

And the night the Sony engineers went to the Yakatori bar got loaded on Asahi beer ( or something stronger) went back to the lab and on the face detect setting added smile, half smile, sulking ,grimace....ok I made the last couple up.

Size aside if you did not want to compromise on image quality I would have hung onto that EPL-5 and got a 17mm1.8 with the 45mm .



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