Upload & Sell: On
people buying then selling is no surprise, this being a gear forum people get excited about new gear and are always chasing the next big thing. the rx1 is an expensive and not terribly versatile camera with a number of usability issues, so its an easy choice to free up cash for the next big thing.
the surprising thing is that people keep rebuying after selling. my guess is that this is because the rx1 is still unmatched in its size to performance ratio and optical performance at 35mm. when you sell the rx1 you lose something that you cannot get...Show more →
I think this is it partially--but I also think that just because it's such a frustrating camera to use (at least for me), one is likely to sell it, than buy it back later. Regardless of alternative--maybe some shooters are like me in that they don't "need" a 35mm lens, but if the package is that small with such great IQ, they'll be happy to use it. I'd probably try an RX1 @ 28, 35, 50 or 85mm.
I've had the camera for about two weeks. Honestly, there are lots of basic things that are wrong for me--lack of viewfinder, battery life, unimpressive AF, poor grip, not enough/too small of buttons, not a big fan of the MF implementation, compressed RAW. It's the kind of camera I'd sell regardless of alternatives out of sheer annoyance (annoyance even more than frustration)…then buy again because the concept it so pure and convenient. I rarely buy, sell, buy and resell an item…but the RX1 does drive me batty.