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| p.61 #11 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens) |
Myself, I would not buy the M9 today as I really do want ^much^ better performance when I need to jack sensitivity up, better than what the M9 can deliver, better than what I use now. I want live view. I do want some limited macro ability.
The reality is there really is no other camera out there that compares with this one at present, but if you wanted to emulate it at a basic functionality level (full frame, good lens), you'd have to spend even more albeit you'd get more flexibility, particularly with a DSLR, in return. Alternatively... maybe a NEX-6 (which appears to be a winning combo of features and performance) with a ZA 24/1.8 would be an alternative for less dollars and more flexibility.
If you like 35 on 35, and intend to use the heck of of it, the price isn't out of whack at all for what you get. My principal concern with the camera has to do with longevity and Sony support. Comments about the build are encouraging, but only time will tell.
Starting today's link fest (which is likely to slow down now), here's a video from Steve Huff going over the camera in some detail.