Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens)
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CalW
Registered: Mar 26, 2005
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Country: United States

I had been concerned about the EVF on the RX1 drawing attention, but after over 1500 shots during vacation in Spain, I found this was almost never the case. The EVF is so very useful that soon I was putting it on automatically when I took out the camera (it doesn't fit in the bag well mounted, otherwise I'd tape it on...) Incidentally, the RX1 with EVF is the best solution I've ever had for photographing ceilings - there are LOTS of beautiful ceilings in Spain



Jonas B
Registered: Jun 05, 2005
Total Posts: 2483
Country: Sweden

ricardovaste wrote:
Did anyone else realise there is no "release with out card yes/no" option? How strange! I fired off a few hilarious personal / family photos on Sunday, only to discover I had no card installed. Fool. But with my other cameras it won't even release the shutter...


Then it is good there at least is a flashing yellow text in the viewfinder saying "NO CARD" if the card is removed. But, the option you mention is always a good idea.

Of lately I have been thinking about buying a camera with better video capabilities than the RX1. But, after taking, and now processing, about twenty images at my sister's birthday party I don't really want to part from my RX1. Such a small, nice FF camera with such a good 35mm lens! Oh well. Maybe I'll just ask for too much money when selling it and finding an excuse to keep it...



Jeff Kott
Registered: Oct 12, 2008
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CalW wrote:
I had been concerned about the EVF on the RX1 drawing attention, but after over 1500 shots during vacation in Spain, I found this was almost never the case. The EVF is so very useful that soon I was putting it on automatically when I took out the camera (it doesn't fit in the bag well mounted, otherwise I'd tape it on...) Incidentally, the RX1 with EVF is the best solution I've ever had for photographing ceilings - there are LOTS of beautiful ceilings in Spain


This is exactly why I'm hoping the RX2 has a built in EVF.



Jonas B
Registered: Jun 05, 2005
Total Posts: 2483
Country: Sweden

I would also prefer a built in EVF, provided it can tilt!
But, depending on your choice of bag of course, there is no problem keeping the EVF attached all the to the camera. I use an old Domke satchel bag and the camera fits nicely in it, including extra padding, standing on the side with the RRS grip pointing up. That way it travels very secure at the same time as it takes nearly no time to grip it and take it out of the bag.



Jeff Kott
Registered: Oct 12, 2008
Total Posts: 1253
Country: United States

I've been there, done that, with the external add on EVF with my Nex 5n and it's not for me. As soon as I got my Nex 7 with integrated EVF, I found using it and pulling it in and out of a bag to be so much more convenient than with the 5n that I pretty much stopped using the 5n.



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10762
Country: United States

Jeff Kott wrote:
I've been there, done that, with the external add on EVF with my Nex 5n and it's not for me. As soon as I got my Nex 7 with integrated EVF, I found using it and pulling it in and out of a bag to be so much more convenient than with the 5n that I pretty much stopped using the 5n.


+1

i hate the external finder, better than none though.



cxq317
Registered: Jul 01, 2013
Total Posts: 29
Country: United States

douglasf13 wrote:
Sagar wrote:
For the folks who bought it from Amazon Warehouse, do you know if Sony honors full one year warranty?


I've been trying to figure that out, but I'm not sure. I did register the camera at Sony.com without issue, FWIW.


I know it might be a little old, but have you figured out whether it works or not?

I just ordered a rx1r from amazon warehouse rated as 'very good' and I'm wondering if the manufacturing warranty still works in this case.

If anyone here knows how this works, I'd like to appreciate your info. about this.

Thanks!



Jeff Kott
Registered: Oct 12, 2008
Total Posts: 1253
Country: United States

Now that this thread has popped up again, I thought I would ask a question that's been puzzling me.

I've noticed a number of posters in this and other threads (and the Buy/Sell forum) have indicated that they have bought, then sold, then re-bought and in some instances then re-sold, etc. the RX1. Does anyone have any theories as to why this is happening with this camera?



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10762
Country: United States

Jeff Kott wrote:
Now that this thread has popped up again, I thought I would ask a question that's been puzzling me.

I've noticed a number of posters in this and other threads (and the Buy/Sell forum) have indicated that they have bought, then sold, then re-bought and in some instances then re-sold, etc. the RX1. Does anyone have any theories as to why this is happening with this camera?


people buying then selling is no surprise, this being a gear forum people get excited about new gear and are always chasing the next big thing. the rx1 is an expensive and not terribly versatile camera with a number of usability issues, so its an easy choice to free up cash for the next big thing.

the surprising thing is that people keep rebuying after selling. my guess is that this is because the rx1 is still unmatched in its size to performance ratio and optical performance at 35mm. when you sell the rx1 you lose something that you cannot get with any other camera. when you try to do what the rx1 is best at with another camera you are going to end up disappointed, and will begin missing it.

another point is that price keeps dropping, so you can sell and pretty much count on being able to pick it up cheaper later.



Tariq Gibran
Registered: Oct 01, 2006
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Country: United States

I think it also comes down to the unusual refinement (for Sony) of the RX1 with regard to build quality. The shutter button in particular is just amazing in it's silky smooth action, as is the nearly silent leaf shutter. The other controls also have a very nice, tactile, precision feel to their action. The camera is clearly built to a higher standard than say the A7's - or most other camera's as well. One somehow feels a bit more connected to an RX1 perhaps in use because of these qualities so it's an easy camera to miss. This for many likely places the RX1 beyond just another appliance-like digital gadget that takes pictures. Geez, now I need to save up for another RX1!



nehemiahphoto
Registered: Oct 27, 2011
Total Posts: 182
Country: United States

sebboh wrote:
Jeff Kott wrote:
Now that this thread has popped up again, I thought I would ask a question that's been puzzling me.

I've noticed a number of posters in this and other threads (and the Buy/Sell forum) have indicated that they have bought, then sold, then re-bought and in some instances then re-sold, etc. the RX1. Does anyone have any theories as to why this is happening with this camera?


people buying then selling is no surprise, this being a gear forum people get excited about new gear and are always chasing the next big thing. the rx1 is an expensive and not terribly versatile camera with a number of usability issues, so its an easy choice to free up cash for the next big thing.

the surprising thing is that people keep rebuying after selling. my guess is that this is because the rx1 is still unmatched in its size to performance ratio and optical performance at 35mm. when you sell the rx1 you lose something that you cannot get with any other camera. when you try to do what the rx1 is best at with another camera you are going to end up disappointed, and will begin missing it.

another point is that price keeps dropping, so you can sell and pretty much count on being able to pick it up cheaper later.



I think this is it partially--but I also think that just because it's such a frustrating camera to use (at least for me), one is likely to sell it, than buy it back later. Regardless of alternative--maybe some shooters are like me in that they don't "need" a 35mm lens, but if the package is that small with such great IQ, they'll be happy to use it. I'd probably try an RX1 @ 28, 35, 50 or 85mm.

I've had the camera for about two weeks. Honestly, there are lots of basic things that are wrong for me--lack of viewfinder, battery life, unimpressive AF, poor grip, not enough/too small of buttons, not a big fan of the MF implementation, compressed RAW. It's the kind of camera I'd sell regardless of alternatives out of sheer annoyance (annoyance even more than frustration)…then buy again because the concept it so pure and convenient. I rarely buy, sell, buy and resell an item…but the RX1 does drive me batty.



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10762
Country: United States

nehemiahphoto wrote:
sebboh wrote:
Jeff Kott wrote:
Now that this thread has popped up again, I thought I would ask a question that's been puzzling me.

I've noticed a number of posters in this and other threads (and the Buy/Sell forum) have indicated that they have bought, then sold, then re-bought and in some instances then re-sold, etc. the RX1. Does anyone have any theories as to why this is happening with this camera?


people buying then selling is no surprise, this being a gear forum people get excited about new gear and are always chasing the next big thing. the rx1 is an expensive and not terribly versatile camera with a number of usability issues, so its an easy choice to free up cash for the next big thing.

the surprising thing is that people keep rebuying after selling. my guess is that this is because the rx1 is still unmatched in its size to performance ratio and optical performance at 35mm. when you sell the rx1 you lose something that you cannot get with any other camera. when you try to do what the rx1 is best at with another camera you are going to end up disappointed, and will begin missing it.

another point is that price keeps dropping, so you can sell and pretty much count on being able to pick it up cheaper later.



I think this is it partially--but I also think that just because it's such a frustrating camera to use (at least for me), one is likely to sell it, than buy it back later. Regardless of alternative--maybe some shooters are like me in that they don't "need" a 35mm lens, but if the package is that small with such great IQ, they'll be happy to use it. I'd probably try an RX1 @ 28, 35, 50 or 85mm.

I've had the camera for about two weeks. Honestly, there are lots of basic things that are wrong for me--lack of viewfinder, battery life, unimpressive AF, poor grip, not enough/too small of buttons, not a big fan of the MF implementation, compressed RAW. It's the kind of camera I'd sell regardless of alternatives out of sheer annoyance (annoyance even more than frustration)…then buy again because the concept it so pure and convenient. I rarely buy, sell, buy and resell an item…but the RX1 does drive me batty.


that sounds like pretty much the same as what i said but with more emphasis on the ergonomic flaws.



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