Initial impressions: Fuji X100s vs. Sony RX1

Started Dec 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
EugeneC Regular Member • Posts: 463
Re: Initial impressions: Fuji X100s vs. Sony RX1

Daniel Lauring wrote:

EugeneC wrote:

"Firmware: It would be great if Sony could fix the flash with a firmware update, but their record of providing firmware updates is the opposite of Fuji. They are more inclined to fix things on the next release."

Fuji has more FW updates because of inadequate design. It's sometimes called backwards engineering.

Generally firmware updates are because of design issues. Having said that, just because a company doesn't release firmware updates doesn't mean their design is adequate. The RX1's slow sync flash is definitely inadequate. Heck, it's downright broken and Sony has done nothing about it and probably never will.

I believe the slow sync limitation is because the RX1 uses a leaf shutter as compared to focal plane. There are no curtains and firmware is not a fix. So you get 1/180 for slow sync and anything you want on normal sync up to and including 1/4000. BTW, I haven't tried slow sync on the RX1. Hi speed leaf shutter sync is a real advantage outdoors in bright light. BTW, in about 2500 shots on my RX1 it has never missed focus, not even once. I wish my Fuji was this good. The files are exquisite which you will find out.

I took my xe1 to the beach today. I could hardly see the EVF it was that dim. Shots were great but some were poorly centered just because of that little problem.

That is a hardware problem with a poor seal around the EVF. No firmware in the world is going to fix that. I've read about it but never experienced it myself with my E-X1 or E-X2 (which look on the outside, to be the same design.)

Yes, but why is it this way? It is this way on the XE1 and now XE2?

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