Sony DSC-RX1 Full Frame Digital Camera
Any comments on this new Sony DSC-RX1 Full Frame Digital Camera? I just saw an ad from B&H about it.
#1. "RE: Sony DSC-RX1 Full Frame Digital Camera" | In response to Reply # 0Covey22 Charter MemberWed 12-Sep-12 02:41 PM | edited Wed 12-Sep-12 02:50 PM by Covey22
The fixed lens really speaks to a specific audience. The cost is too much, even for the benefit of a lighter, smaller camera. Bodes well for the future as Sony has finally shown more affordable digital FF (compared to Leica M) is possible in mirrorless, but I'll pass. Make it an interchangeable system and provide a smaller, lighter set of fast lenses and lower the price point - A LOT, then I'll give it a second look.
#3. "RE: Sony DSC-RX1 Full Frame Digital Camera" | In response to Reply # 1
#2. "RE: Sony DSC-RX1 Full Frame Digital Camera" | In response to Reply # 0
Its an interesting concept. A good sensor combined with a great lens will surely make an excellent tool. If one needs this kind of tool, I think it'll be great. Cartier-Bresson used a 35mm for much of his icon work. For me, it seems too specialized. I have never been in tune with cameras such as the Fuji 690 with a fixed 90mm, or the smaller rangefinders with fixed lenses like the older canon and Nikon 35s. (I'm not refereeing to the 1950s rangefinders like the S2.)
Probably most folks around here are here because the system camera concept had some material value, so opinions here are likely like mine, skewed by sampling error. Probably it will get a better reception in other communities more like its usage model.
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