RX1Rii users: does the ZX1 look like an upgrade?

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Re: RX1Rii users: does the ZX1 look like an upgrade?

JDLaing50 wrote:

Digital Nigel wrote:

JDLaing50 wrote:

Digital Nigel wrote:

JDLaing50 wrote:

I’m curious why you think a camera from a different manufacturer would be an upgrade for a Sony camera.

Why not? It's a newer, more expensive model in exactly the same niche. They even both have Zeiss-branded lenses with the same spec.

I bought a Sony RX10M3 as an upgrade on my Panasonic FZ1000, and an RX100M6 as an upgrade on my Panasonic TZ100 I bought a Canon G7X as an upgrade on my RX100.

It’s just flat not a Sony camera. A whole different approach. The lens is not the same spec. It was developed to match the Zeiss in house developed sensor. The Sony RXIRIII is a rehashed lens from the earlier cameras. I’ve used both and there is no comparison.

I know they're not identical lenses, but they're both Zeiss-branded full-frame 35mm f/2 lenses. Why should a lens be developed to suit a particular sensor? None of the Sony RX or Alpha lenses were developed for one, specific sensor.

This one is different. Fixed lenses are designed differently than interchangeable. This one is optimized for the sensor.

In what way?  What is there about this particular sensor that the lens needs to be optimised for?  What does it do that the RX1RII lens does not?

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