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| p.62 #3 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens) |
This camera isn't marketed towards those want an interchangeable lens camera, and in that regard the RX1 is similar to the Fujifilm X 100. Probably the cost of the camera will serve as a useful filter to help prevent those who aren't sure what they want in a camera from buying it.
Yes, good point. but I wonder what the real advantages would be for the RX1 over an effectively upgraded Fuji X100, which Fuji could quite easily do if they concentrated and got their act together.
If Fuji raised the MP level to 16 or more, sorted out the LR compatibility, improved the AF speed, minimised lens flare, used state of the art EVF, and improved the buttons and software speed and organisation - all quite possible without straining them too hard - what advantage would the RX1 then really have? One stop more depth of field control - a small advantage to some - perhaps, a little better noise control, and a little more resolution - all small advantages, perhaps.
On the side of the Fuji you would get a built in OVF and EVF, and a slimmer body, all contributing to a great form factor. With the RX1 I would be loath to have a neat little camera and then having to plonk an external EVF or OVF on top, which sticks out and catches on everything. As well as looking silly and seeming like an afterthought, it ruins the sleek gestalt it had without it.
Yes, I know there are some who claim they do not need any sort of viewfinder, but really 24mp FF held at arms length!! Seems to unnecessarily invite camera shake and a negation of potentially class-leading resolution. Unless, of course, you want to restrict it to tripod only, which really narrows down its use.
As for the price, it makes me want to go down to the aforesaid next generation X100 (I can wait) or plumb for the New Leica M (I have all the lenses I'd want) and get something much more versatile, albeit without AF. For me, the price for such a camera without an elegant VF solution is just too much.