I've been following the RX 1 thread here, with interest. I had the opportunity to use a RX 100 for an extended period and liked the feel and size of the camera. The images were great for a point and shoot size camera but the RX 1 images that I've seen (on line only) seem that much better. I am tempted to buy an RX 1 but I'm really interested in a camera that I can actually put In my pocket. Cargo shorts offer a larger pocket, or a jacket pocket could suffice at times.
Those of you that own the camera, how do you carry it?
In this case size does matter. It seems that many who criticize the RX 1 forget that it is meant to be small and easy to carry.
>I am tempted >to buy an RX 1 but I'm really interested in a camera that I >can actually put In my pocket. Cargo shorts offer a larger >pocket, or a jacket pocket could suffice at times. > >Those of you that own the camera, how do you carry it? > >In this case size does matter. It seems that many who >criticize the RX 1 forget that it is meant to be small and >easy to carry.
I do not have an RX1, but I do own an Olympus E-PL5. The E-PL5 is a slightly smaller body than the Sony, and the smallest lens that you can mount to it is the Panasonic 14mm. This combination will probably not fit into a shirt pocket, but it would fit into a jacket pocket or cargo pants pocket. I am not certain how the 14mm lens compares in size to the fixed lens on the Sony, but from a quick glance at some images, it appears that the Sony lens looks longer and larger.
The more I think about this, the more I am realizing that image quality is very high on my list of criteria for a small, "pocketable" camera. I would hate to miss out on the photo of a life time opportunity by having a camera without the resolution to use the image however I might choose.
The small, larger sensor, cameras come so close to my version of perfection that I now what it all.
Along with the Sony RX1, the Fuji 100S has caught my attention.
If I decide that a pants pocket is my size limit to carry the camera the RX 100 from Sony would be the one. I was just wondering how bulky the RX 1 is. if I want to carry a camera bag, well that's a whole different story.