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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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Click here to visit Change.org

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 Q vs. Sony RX1R

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Leica Q is Just announced by Leica and Sony RX1R is now almost 1 year old, take a look at the detailed specification review between these two camera.

Major Difference

Leica Q (Typ 116) vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Specification Comparison Table.

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Megapixel:- The Leica Q (typ 116) and the Sony DSC-RX-1R have same resolution. It is powered by full frame 24MP CMOS sensor and Maestro II Image Processor and it can capture high resolution images on the other hand Sony DSC-RX-1R has Full-Frame 24.3 MP sensor and BIONZ Image Processor which offers high level of quality image .

ISO:- The Leica Q (typ 116) has more High ISO range compare to Sony DSC-RX-1R. Technically it has approx 1 stop more ISO compare to Sony DSC-RX-1R. Its high ISO offers the users to shoot event, wedding, street shooting and low-light work photography and also the users can shoot in dull and dim light with more accuracy. The users of Sony DSC-RX-1R can work in only controlled light environment like in their studio.

Fast Image Processor inside the Leica Q – The Leica Q image processor is more advance than of Sony’s BionzX since the continuous shooting speed is directly proportional to the type of image processor used in the camera and since both the camera uses same size of Sensor and features exactly same resolution but the Leica Q continuous shooting speed 10fps mark on the other hand the Sony RX1R shutter speed limited to 5fps only, that clearly shows that the processing power of Leica Q is better than Sony RX1R camera.

Continuous Shooting Speed: Leica Q (typ 116) offers 10 fps shooting rate which supports the low-noise performance and wide dynamic range comparative to Sony DSC-RX-1R.

Low-Pass filter:- The Leica Q (typ 116) features low –pass filter which eliminates the production of moire but it also reduces the fine details when viewed in full resolution. No low-pass filter in Sony DSC-RX-1R which results Excellent details in the image whe n viewed at 100%,  both the lens and image sensor shows the best performance.
This camera is suitable for professional users so they can drag out the full details or even recompse the image after shooting without loosing the image quality of the image.
Aperture Range:- The aperture of the Leica Q (typ 116) is smaller than the Sony DSC-RX-1R, which is the advantage for Leica because aperture affects the depth of field as well as the low-light capability of the camera, the smaller the aperture, the greater is the zone of sharpness and hence in this regard Sony DSC-RX-1R has F2.0 aperture which

Macro:- The Leica Q (typ 116) has macro mode of 17cm comparatively a little better than Sony DSC-RX-1R’s 14cm.
Since Macro mode is commonly used to photographing flowers, insects or other small creatures or things, it is just like to take a close-up view of the things.

Image Stabilization:- There is no of image Stabilization in Leica Q (typ 116) but Sony DSC-RX-1R has optical SteadyShot image stabilization which helps to minimize the unwanted camera shake without making any alterations to the image and the users get blur-free images.

AF Points:- No AF Points is present / mentioned by the manufacturer in Leica Q (typ 116) but Sony DSC-RX-1R has 25 AF Points. Hence due to 25 AF Points, the users of Sony DSC-RX-1R enjoy the more improved speed and accuracy in focus and hence there is increase in the chance that the camera finds out and focus on real subject instead of something else.
The function of AF Points is also supported by its BIONZ image processor; which results in high speed auto focusing in variety of lighting conditions.

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Shutter:- The Leica Q (typ 116) has fast shutter speed comparative to Sony DSC-RX-1R. Hence it can help the users to freeze the action of any subject completely. Also Shutter speed is a measure of how long a camera’s sensor is exposed.

Video:- Both Leica Q (typ 116) and Sony DSC-RX-1R record full HD 1080p video, so there is no major difference in image quality.

Display:- Leica Q (typ 116) features 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot LCD Touchscreen which is touch capable and the users can make fast changes to their settings.

Price difference: The Leica Q will cost you approx $4,250 and on the other hand the Sony RX1R will cost you approx $2,798, that clearly indicates that you have to pay a big amount ($1400 more compared to RX1R) of money while getting the Q.

Viewfinder missing in RX1R – With Leica Q you also get a high quality viewfinder, no viewfinder available in the RX1R camera,

Verdict: The Big problem with Leica is it’s price tag, the camera will cost your $1400 more compared to the Sony RX1R, but the Leica Q features bright aperture Lens, more ISO range, fast continuous shooting speed, better display unit and EVF, however if you want to save some bucks than RX1R is also a prefect option.

Buy Leica Q from B&H and Amazon

Buy Sony RX1R from Amazon, B&H

Sony RX1R Sample Images and Videos

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Sony RX1 R sample images are now available, Sony Japan published a bunch of sample images,  RX1 R related videos below

Buy Sony RX1R from Amazon, B&H and Adorama

Sony-RX1R-4-Sample-Image 1/4s, f/8.0, ISO 100

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1/250s, f/5.6, ISO 100

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Sony RX1R Full-Frame Compact Camera - Press Release and Full Specification

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Sony RX1R features almost same core specification as the RX1 camera, the only difference is that it comes without AA filter, so you get more details and better low light images with the RX1R

Take a look at the major specification below

  • 24.3MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 Lens
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • 3.0″ 1,229k-Dot Xtra Fine LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24 or 60 fps
  • High Speed AF and MF Focus Peaking
  • Continuous Shooting Rate Up to 5 fps
  • Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 25600
  • Multi Interface Shoe

Sony RX1 vs RX1R Major Difference Explained

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The DSC-RX1R is a special edition of the RX1 for photographers who want to take full advantage of the sensor’s capabilities. The optical low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter has been removed from the RX1R, allowing the full resolution of the sensor to be achieved without compromise. This results in resolution and sharpness when image
details matter.

Buy Sony RX1R from Amazon, B&H and Adorama

Sony RX1R Press Release

Sony Press Release

Weybridge, 27th June 2013

A revolution in resolution: enthusiast-oriented Cyber-shot™ RX1R delivers sharpest ever detail

• Joins the acclaimed Cyber-shot™ RX1 full-frame compact camera with 24.3 effective megapixels and Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* F2 lens
• No optical low-pass filter for uncompromised image resolution
• Ideal for landscapes and other high-detail scenes
• TRILUMINOS Colour for richer, more natural colours

A new sister version of Sony’s acclaimed Cyber-shot™ RX1 full-frame compact camera satisfies the most critical photographer’s hunger for sharper, more detailed pictures.

Building on the outstanding imaging power of the RX1, the RX1R takes pixel-perfect picture quality to new heights. The model’s ‘R’ suffix denotes a further improvement in the pocket-sized camera’s already spectacular resolution.

In common with many DSLR cameras, the original Cyber-shot™ RX1 features an optical low-pass filter (OLPF) in front of the sensor to suppress unwanted moiré and colour artefacts. The enthusiast-oriented RX1R removes this low-pass filter, guaranteeing flawless capture of fine details without any blurring or dispersion. To compensate for the OLPF’s removal, the camera’s processing functions have been optimised to maintain image sharpness without compromising lens/sensor performance*.

* Moire and/or colour artifacts may be visible in some photographic situations. Colour reproduction performance is the same as the RX1.

Bringing new levels of realism to landscapes and other finely-detailed subjects, the modified edition RX1R lets photo enthusiasts express their creativity with unprecedented clarity. While weight and dimensions remain the same as the ground-breaking RX1, the special edition RX1R adds other refinements to suit discerning photographers.

In addition, compatibility with TRILUMINOS Colour technology ensures even richer, more natural colours when viewing stills and video on the new generation of BRAVIA televisions featuring TRILUMINOS Display. Videographers can also add an optional stereo microphone, allowing Full HD movie soundtracks to be captured with even greater clarity.

Introduced in September 2012, the Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1 is world’s first compact fixed-lens camera with a 35mm full-frame 24.3 effective megapixel sensor. It’s already won several prestigious European accolades, including ‘Best Premium Camera’ in the 2013 Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards. Read the Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1 press release (12 September 2012) here.

The Cyber-shot™ RX1R full-frame compact camera can be pre-ordered in the UK via http://www.sony.co.uk/RX and is generally available in Europe from August 2013.

Full Specification

Sony DSC-RX1R Specifications

Camera Type Professional compact digital camera
Imaging Sensor Imaging Sensor: 35mm full-frame (35.8mm × 23.9mm) ExmorTM CMOS Sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Pixel Gross: 24.7MP (approx.)
Effective Picture Resolution: 24.3MP (approx.)
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Lens Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Aperture: F2-22
Digital Zoom: 24M approx. 4x / 10M approx. 6.1x / 4.6M approx. 9.1x
Focal Length (35mm equiv.): [Still 3:2] f=35mm [Still 16:9] f=37mm [Movie 16:9] f=44mm (SteadyShot On), f=37mm (SteadyShot Off)
Lens Construction: 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical elements including AA lens)
Aperture Blade: Iris diaphragm (9 blades)
Clear Image Zoom: 2x
Focal Distance : AF approx. 24cm (Normal mode), approx. 14cm to 29cm (Macro)
Steady Shot Mode Active : [Still image] Optical [Movie] Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti-rolling)
Metering Modes Multi segment / Center weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
Scene Modes Portrait, Sports Action, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait
D-Range Optimizer Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto exposure difference, Exposure difference level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0-EV step)
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autum Leaves, Black, White, Sepia
White Balance Mode Auto/Daylight/Shade/Cloudy/Incandescent/Fluor (Warm White)/Fluor (Cool White)/Fluor (Day White)/Fluor (Daylight)/Flash/C. Temp., Filter/Custom
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) Auto (ISO100-3200 equivalent (1/3 EV stop), selectable with upper/lower limit), 100/6400
Picture Effects Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Convenience Features Still Image Playback Options : Control for HDMI, Slideshow
LCD Display LCD Type: 3.0″ (7.5cm) (4:3) / 1,229k dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control: Auto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather mode
Drive System Shutter Type: Program Auto (30-1/2000) / Manual (Bulb, 30-1/2000) / Aperture Priority (30-1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30-1/2000)
Continuous Shooting Speed: 5 fps at 24.3MP
Self-timer: 10sec. / 2sec
Advanced Features Sweep Panorama: Sweep Panorama
Face Detection: 8 Faces (Off / On(Registered Faces) / On)
Image Stabilization: SteadyShot Image Stabilization
Intelligent Auto: Yes
Picture Effects: Yes, 13 effects
Media Type Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
SDXC Memory Card
Still Image Mode JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Still Image Size 16:9 L: 20M (6000 x 3376)
M: 8.7M (3936 x 2216)
S: 3.9M (2640 x 1488)
Still Image Size 3:2 L: 24M (6000 x 4000)
M: 10M (3936 x 2624)
S: 4.6M (2640×1760)
Panorama Still Image Size Standard (3872 x 2160/8192 x 1856)
Wide (5536 x 2160/12416 x 1856)
Video Format AVCHD: 28M PS (1920×1080, 60p/50p)
24M FX (1920×1080, 60i/50i),
17M FH (1920×1080, 60i/50i)
24M FX (1920×1080, 24p/25p)
17M FH (1920×1080, 24p/25p)
MP4: 12M (1440×1080, 30fps/25fps)
3M VGA (640×480, 30fps/25fps)
Focus Control Focus System : Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus (MF)AF Modes : Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible sport (face tracking)
Flash Flash Modes : Auto/Fill-flash/Slow Sync/Rear Sync/Off/Wireless
Flash Coverage : ISO Auto 0.75m to 21.7m / ISO 25600 up to 43.4
Interface Memory Card Slot: MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
HD Output: Micro HDMI
USB Port(s): Micro USB, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Microphone Input: Microphone jack
Accessory Shoe: Multi Interface Shoe
Power Battery Type: LITHIUM ION NP-BX1 (supplied)
Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.5W
Dimensions 4.5 x 2.6 x 2.7″ (113.3 x 65.4 x 69.6mm)
Weight Weight: 17 oz (782g)
Weight: 16 oz (453g ) main unit only

Sony RX1R and RX100MII Image Leaked

Sony RX1R and RX100MII Image Leaked,  see Sony RX1R and RX100MII specification here, stay with us on Facebook to get updates

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Mini Press Release
San Diego – Sony introduced Thursday a pair of advanced RX-series Cyber-shot point-and-shoot cameras targeting the professional/advanced amateur audiences.

Models DSC-RX1R/B ($2,799 suggested retail price) and DSC-RX100M2/B ($749 suggested retail) both feature advanced CMOS sensors, with the former featuring a 24.3-megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor sensor and the latter offering a one-inch 20.2-megapixel Exmor R sensor. Both models also include Sony’s latest BIONZ image processors.
Sony said both cameras are additions to the RX line and will not be replacing the current RX1 or RX100 models. The RX1R will be slotted in higher than the previous RX1, and removes the optical low pass filter of the RX1 for improved resolution and image quality. The filter will continue to be included in the RX1 to reduce artifacts such as moiré.
The RX1R is also said to produce superior contrast levels to the RX1.
It includes a fixed focal length 37mm lens at F2-22 Carl Zeiss lens.
The RX100 features a 28-100mm focal range (35mm equivalent) F1.8 lense.
Both models will also support FullHD 1080/60p and 1080/24p video resolution in AVCHD compression format, and up to 1440-by-1080/30fps in MP4.
The RX1R supports an ISO range for still images from 100-25,600 (100-102,400 in EV step) while the RX100RM2 supports an ISO range from 160-25,600.
The RX100M2 uses a new sensor production technique to produce a Exmor R CMOS sensor as large as 1-inch. This is said to significantly improve the camera’s low-light picture image capability.
The RX100M2 also offers burst shooting speeds up to 10fps at 20.2-megapixel resolution.
The RX1R offers burst shooting speeds up to 5fps in speed priority mode and 2.5 fps (AF-S).
Both models include pop-up flashes and 3-inch (1.2 million dot) LCD monitors. The RX100RM2 adds an 84-degree-up, 43-degrees-down tilting screen.
The RX100M2, which has a compact body design, will also support Wi-Fi wireless connectivity and image transfer and will be the first NFC-enabled digital imaging device from Sony, allowing transferring images by typing the camera with another Wi-Fi-enable device like a smartphone or a tablet.

src – SAR

Sony RX1R, RX100MII Coming In less than 24hours

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Sony RX1 R Compact camera

Sony RX1R, RX100MII Coming In less than 24hours, both camera specification surfaced over the at Japanese website digicaminfo , take a look

Translated by google

From readers, we have to provide information about the specs and price of RX100M2 RX1R and Sony And compact DSC-RX1R, Sony will announce soon the DSC-RX100M2.

  • Specifications RX1R are as follows
    – Sensor: 24.3 million pixel CMOS sensor full size Effective
    – Low-pass less
    – Lens: Zeiss Sonnar T * 35mm F2
    – LCD monitor: 1.229 million dot 3.0-inch
    – Full HD video
    – (Including battery, media) 482g Weight
    – Estimated retail price is around ¥ 250,000
    – Release Dates for Japan July 5
  • Spec RX-100M2 is as follows:
    – Sensor: 1.0 type back-illuminated ExmorR CMOS sensor, 20.2 million effective pixels
    – Lens: 28-100mm Zeiss Vario-Sonnar conversion
    – LCD monitor: 1.229 million dot 3.0-inch
    – Full HD video
    – (Including battery, media) 281g Weight
    – Estimated retail price of around 75,000 yen
    – Release Dates for Japan July 5

The specification is 100% similar to the specification we published few days ago (see here and here), Stay with us on Facebook, Twitter to get more info about the upcoming products.

also see Sony Xperia i1 / Honami – Camera Phone with Interchangeable Lenses [Rumor]

source-digicaminfo

Sony and Fujifilm Camera Coming on Last Week of June 2013

Take a look at the major camera announcement from Sony and Fujifilm.

Sony will announce two compact camera and one mirrorless on June 27, the RX1R will have no optical-low pass filter, rest of the core specification is almost same, Sony RX100M2 is rumored to features new BSI CMOS sensor for better low-light performance and WiFi, No details available about the Sony NEX-7 successor.

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Sony RX1 R Manual Image

Sony Rumor

Product Name To Be Announced Rumored Specification Predecessor
Sony RX1R June 27, 2013
Sony RX1R – Sony RX1 Without Low-Pass FilterRumored Specification
Sony RX100M2 June 27, 2013 New features include BSI Sensor, WiFi, NFC. Sony RX100
Sony NEX-7 successor June 27, 2013 24MP3.8 M dot EVF Sony NEX-7
Sony A78 2014 24MP3.8 M dot EVF Sony A77
Sony NEX-9 (FF-Mirrorless)
Early 2014 Full FrameCompatible with A-mount lenses$3500 – $4000
Sony RX2 2014~2015 Full Frame Sony RX1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fujifilm X-M1 Leaked Image

Fujifilm will announce new X-M1 entry level mirrorless camera with two new lenses, XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS and new XF27mm F2.8 pancake.

Fujifilm Rumor

Product Name To Be Announced Rumored Specification Predecessor
Fujifilm X-M1 June 25, 2013 APS-C sensor, WiFi, No-Viewfinder
Fujifilm X200 September, 2015 Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-Pro2 Early 2014 Fujifilm X-Pro1
Fujifilm X-E2 September, 2014 Fujifilm X-E1

 

 

 

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