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| p.6 #19 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens) |
Incredible. People have been DYING for a full frame compact since the digital revolution began. Now that it may be here, it's not good enough unless it is pocketable. Full frame, in your pocket. Some folks will never be happy.
What real point is there to a full frame fixed lens compact if its not pocketable ?
For me at least, the revolution isn't if its APS-C or FF, because frankly I don't think there is that much difference between, say a f1.4 23mm on APS vs a 35mm f2.0 on FF, because APS-C has gotten pretty darn good. Would a larger sensor be "better" sure, but is it really going to change what or how I shoot No its not.
X100, X2, XPro, XE1, NEX or a M9 (with single lens) or this RX1, all going to be basically more of the same.
Make such a camera, be it APS-C or FF really pocketable ? Now thats a real revolution in how and where I carry a camera.
Taking a camera with me to places I 'd normally never carry one is what I'd be willing to spend money for.
Having a larger sensor too big for pocket camera just means that I'd have a slightly better tool to leave at home and miss all the same shots with because unless I'm wearing a man bag or backpack, or the camera around my neck, its staying at home.
I guess my problem is that I don't have ANY pocket room, even for a P&S sized camera. In fact, I've never actually even owned a P&S camera. I've got a cell phone, keys, chapstick, etc. already tying up all of my usable pocket room. So, until my cellphone is delivering aps-c (or maybe RX100) quality, I'm going to need to have some kind of camera to carry along with me in some fashion.
Once I quite shooting paid gigs, I got tired of lugging around the A900 and a single prime everywhere, which is what started me on the mirrorless journey in the first place, and A900 or better IQ in such a small package is pretty interesting. Even though NEX, X100, etc. don't fit in my pocket, carrying them is far better than the A900 day to day.