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:

sybersitizen wrote:

JDLaing50 wrote:

Digital Nigel wrote:

JDLaing50 wrote:

Digital Nigel wrote:

... So, is there any area where it beats the RX1Rii?

Many. And resolution at that level is not everything. It seems you’re one of the folks stuck in the pixel race for quantity and not quality.

In what way is it better, then? And surely an A7Riv with a 35mm f/1.8 lens would beat both of these cameras? Amazingly, it even has a smaller body, despite having much better controls, better AF, IBIS, EVF, etc!

Image quality, features, file transfer, storage, screen, build quality, lens. IBIS is a crutch and not necessary. It has a far better evf. Auto focus is better and more accurate.

I still have a couple of unanswered questions from earlier:

sybersitizen wrote:

JDLaing50 wrote:

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.

What RX1RIII? Are you talking about the RX1RII?

You seem to be saying the lens for the RX1 series should have been redesigned when the sensor resolution changed from 24MP to 42MP. Is that your point?

I’ve used both and there is no comparison.

You've used both what? You're saying you've used an RX1R model and the ZX1? How were you able to use the ZX1?

I was able to try it and test for a week. I own an RXIRII. To my earlier post I meant the II not III. The lens is different from the Sony camera. It has been redesigned for the Zeiss camera.

Yes, it's certainly a different lens:

RX1: Sonnar, 8 elements in 7 groups, including three aspherical elements

ZX1: Distagon, 8 elements in 5 groups, including two double-sided aspherical elements.

But which is better?  The Sony lens sounds like it's more expensive to make. And how do these lenses compare with the Sony FE 35/1.8 lens?

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