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Sony Ignoring RX1 Series Compact Line

Sony-RX1-imageThe big question is why Sony isn’t’ putting any attention towards the development of its fullframe compact camera line-up – “the RX series”. The first RX series camera was announced on Sep 12, 2012 and after less than year of gap Sony announced it’s new RX1R camera on June 2013 having same core specification as of Sony RX1 camera. The only major difference between the both was the absence of low-pass filter inside Sony RX1R camera.

It’s almost 2 years, 2 months, and 17 days passed after the announcement of RX1R series camera and no update arrived till now. The worst part of the game is Sony even didn’t announced any single firmware update of Sony RX1 or RX1R.

Sony RX1 camera user Benjamin Gutheil from Germany added a petition for a Sony RX1 / RX1R firmware update  on change.org.

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Buying Alert for professional camera users

I highly recommend you to buy Leica Q fullframe camera if you are planning to a new fullframe compact camera – see Leica Q vs. Sony RX1R

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Leica X Vario vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1


Both camera have approx same price tag, Sony RX1 features Full Frame Sensor with Bright F2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T lens with macro compatibility, Leica X vario features APS-C sensor and Newly developed Vario lens: Leica ELMAR 1:3.5-6.4/18-46mm lens, take a look at the specification comparison below

Sensor
Sony RX1 is the world’s first fixed-lens digital camera theta comes with 24.3MP 35mm Exmor CMOS full-frame sensor.
Leica X Vario  have APS-C size sensor features a resolution of 16.1MP

Sony RX1 features maximum selectable ISO setting is 25600.
Leica offers an Max ISO sensitivity of 12500.

Lens
Leica features Vario-Elmar 28-70mm f/3.5-6.4 ASPH Zoom Lens, you get 2.5X zoom lens with Leica X vario, the macro range starts from 30cm.

Sony Sony RX1 features fixed Carl Zeiss f/2.0 Sonnar T* lens. The lens features a wide maximum aperture of f/2.0 with 9 iris blades, The lens’s macro capabilities allow focusing down to 5.5″ (14 cm). T* coating also reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection.

Continuous shooting speed
Sony RX1 gives you 24MP @ 5fps high-speed continuous shooting and 14-bit RAW image data recording.
Leica X Vario can capture of up to 8 images at a rate of 3-5fps in DNG + JPEG fine quality.

Image Stabilization
Sony RX1 features SteadyShot Image Stabilization (sensor based), Leica doesn’t have Image Stabilization.

Video
The RX1 can record video in Full HD 1920x1080p at 24, 25, 50 and 60 frames per second. For AVCHD: 28Mbps (1920×1080, 60p/50p), 24Mbps FX (1920×1080, 60i/50i), 17Mbps FH (1920×1080, 60i/50i), 24Mbps FX (1920×1080, 24p/25p), 17Mbps FH (1920×1080, 24p/25p). For MP4: 12Mbps (1440×1080, 30fps/25fps), Video features include manual controls, an audio input jack and a multi interface shoe for mounting an external microphone or other accessories

Leica X Vario Capture HD 1920×1080 video at 30fps with sound at the touch of a button. The integrated wind-cut filter ensures outstanding audio clarity. Videos can be saved in MP4 format

Display:
Sony features High resolution display compared to Leica X vario.

Size and Weight
Sony RX1 is smaller and lightweight compared to Leica X vario.

Verdict: Based on Specification Comparison review, we highly Recommend you to buy Sony RX1 .

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Sony announces change in the specification of the DSC-RX1

Sony RX 1Sony Japan today announces a change in the core specification of Sony DSC RX1, see the full details below (translated via google)

1. For information on changing the focus mode specification and the accompanying change the appearance of non-(AF-C) Auto Focus when shooting still

[Before change] from the focus mode can be selected the following four types of
auto focus (AF-S) / auto focus (AF-C) /
Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus (MF)

Focus mode can be selected from the following three types of [After change]
(MF) (DMF) / Manual Focus (AF) / Direct Manual Focus Auto Focus
Auto Focus operation as (AF-S), when shooting still images ※ The movie shooting Autofocus works as (AF-C) sometimes.

Changes in the appearance
of the focus mode dial Specifications and appearance are subject to change according to the change of the above specification.

2. Improvement with respect to the upper limit of the shutter speed, corresponding to the second shutter speed of 1/4000 F5.6 or more

[Before change]
Program Auto Aperture / (30-1/2000 second priority) / (30-1/2000 seconds)
Shutter Speed Priority / Manual (30-1/2000 seconds) (seconds, 30-valve 1/2000)

[After change]
Program Auto Aperture / ( 30-1/4000 second priority) / ( 30-1/4000 seconds)
Shutter Speed Priority / Manual ( 30-1/4000 seconds) (valve ,30-1/4000 ) second
cap if it will be narrowed down to a more  F5.6. 1/2000 second maximum, F2.0 or more seconds as the 1/3200 limit more than F4.0.

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Sony RX1 Sample Images

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Sony RX1 Sample Image
F2.8 ISO100 – Taken with the world’s first full-frame compact digital camera. Sony’s RX1 Digital Camera.


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Sony RX1 Sample Image (G)
F5.6 ISO6400 1/30sec Taken with the world’s first full-frame compact digital camera. Sony’s RX1 Digital Camera.


Sony RX1 Sample Image
Sony RX1 Sample Image
F5.6 2 sec. ISO100 -Taken with the world’s first full-frame compact digital camera. Sony’s RX1 Digital Camera..


Sony RX1 Sample Image

Sony RX1 Sample Image


Sony RX1 Sample Image
Sony RX1 Sample Image
F2 1/100 sec. ISO100 – Taken with the world’s first full-frame compact digital camera. Sony’s RX1 Digital Camera.


Sony RX1 Sample Image
Sony RX1 Sample Image
F2.2 1/640 sec. ISO100- Taken with the world’s first full-frame compact digital camera. Sony’s RX1 Digital Camera.


Sony RX1 Camera Sample Image
Sony RX1 Camera Sample Image
F8 1.3 ISO100 – Taken with the world’s first full-frame compact digital camera. Sony’s RX1 Digital Camera.


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Sony Announces DSC-RX1 Full-Frame Compact Camera

Sony RX 1Sony today announces the DSC RX1 compact camera with 24MP resolution with 14-bit RAW output, Bright F2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T lens with marco compability and it can also capture ull HD 24p video with manual control and audio input.The RX1 Focus as fast as 0.13 seconds, comes with 3” (1,229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD™ Display and also features MR (memory recall) mode can memorize up to three groups of the user’s preferred settings. Settings include zoom magnification, white balance, exposure compensation, shutter speed, drive mode and metering modes.

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Sony RX1 Specification and Images Leaked

Sony RX1Sony RX1 Specification and Images Leaked today, the RX1 features a 24MP full frame CMOS sensor (same as Sony A99) and a fixed Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f/2 lens with 49mm filter thread, the price of camera is approx $2799, see the detailed specification below

  • 24MP full frame CMOS sensor (same as in the Sony a99)
  • Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f/2 lens with 49mm filter thread
  • ISO range: 100-25,600
  • 5 fps
  • 14 bit RAW processing
  • Magnesium body
  • AVCHD 2.0 video processing
  • 3 in. LCD screen
  • Optional optical and electronic viewfinders will be available
  • Price: $2799

So finally it’s confirmed that no pro NEX camera is coming, Sony RX1 is should be taken as direct competitor of upcoming Leica M10 camera, will you buy Big brother Sony RX100? or you want a fullframe NEX camera? share your thoughts with us.

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