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I'd like to humbly request that people stop posting rational arguments for and against this camera, so we can move on to calling it an overpriced point and shoot
In all seriousness, I can't get this camera out of my mind. I though I was all set with my GXR and collection of M-mount glass, waiting for the perfect Leica to arrive, and now it pretty much has! I would have the financial fortitude for such a purchase after selling some F-mount glass, but the RX-1 has me second guessing. From the few provided samples Sony has provided, the rendering of this little lens-sensor combo is wonderful. I'd love to see more samples in the hands of the Alt crowd, but I'm essentially already sold. My favorite DSLR combo is the trusty D700 and a ZF.2 35/1.4, but it's a beast to carry and my keeper rate on non-static subjects is less than desirable.
To echo the thoughts of others, I really wish they had engineered a tilt-LCD into the body. I'm fine without a built-in EVF, and actually prefer keeping the form factor with the option to add a clip-in EVF or even a compact OVF. I shoot my GXR with the EVF tilted all the way up anyway.
Couple of questions about flash with this camera. Would I be able to use any old radio trigger with this hot shoe? With Nikon I've always relied on CLS, or even the Auto mode on the older flashes. Could I just set the Sony flash to manual, lowest power without a pre-flash for metering, just to trigger an optical slave? Does Sony have a proprietary option for off-camera flash like CLS? For me, this camera would be the main family photograph generator in conjunction with the RX-100, so the versatility would be nice.