Emacs, excuse my skepticism, but I can't help that notice that you just joined FM and all your post seem to be nothing but negative regarding the RX1.
New members are always welcome, and contrasting opinions are bound to come up, but in this modern age of so called "guerrilla marketing" where people are paid to either post in popular internet forums to promote one product, or inversely bash another, I can't help but wonder......
Why don't you wait until you can get your hands on the camera, or at least until we can see more samples under various conditions to...Show more →
This camera is in leica pricing category (in europe, at least) and I expect it to be close to excellent. Now I see it's rather useless in AF mode if I need to focus not in center (I would hate to "focus and recompose" at f2.0, camera should take care of it, via using touchscreen to change focus point, or via something like Hasselblad's True Focus approach). Second, no tilting screen? So no stomach level shooting? IMO it's the best method to stay unnoticed, much better than everything before and it's shame they didn't implement this.
I keep wondering at sony ability to spoil excellent hardware with poorly minded decisions and half-baked implementations.
// Happy NEX-5n owner. Unfortunately, other companies producing even crappier cameras, pity.
So, the camera has dumbiest user interface.
What about image quality? Well, the sensor is excellent: I love smooth transitions, nice tones at base ISO, low noise levels at high ISOs, it's really great.
Second, lens resolution in the center and its rendition is really great as well IMO. But distortion is noticeable and more pronounced than one of Fuji X100, which is far from perfect.
And resolution at borders doesn't look good even at f5.6.
It's smeary. I don't know what part is guilty for that: lens, or sensor, or both, but for these money (in Europe it costs twice more than Leica X2) they could do much better.