I’d be hard-pressed to say it wasn’t. Bad is that when zoomed, the extraneous crap never seems to go away; there's always some arrows or graphics left on your screen. There is no deeper detent at zero on the compensation knob, so it's difficult to set to zero by feel. I can't vouch for ads below. © 2012 KenRockwell.com. Falloff might only be visible at f/2 with "shading correction" turned off. All brands are different, and tend to be similar within a brand. Intro Specs Accessories Performance Compared Recommendations. It seems he doesn't like Sony - he was very negative about the RX100 as well. I would rather trust reviews from sites like this or real users. A little too orange or amber is good, but a little too green is death for me. Vaporware no more: the much-speculated-about Zeiss ZX1 has arrived. The Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II is a full-frame, 42MP compact camera with a fixed 35mm F2 lens. In other words, instead of using the f/2 ability of this lens, the RX1 will ramp the ISO as far up as it can (like to ISO 25,600 depending on how you set the Auto ISO limit) to keep shooting at f/4 before it starts opening the lens more. Oddly it will name the folder as something half-retarded, like "10121214," for today, 14 December 2012 as I write this, or "10021213" for yesterday, instead of something clearer. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for travel and recommended the best. The power switch is very good, copied from the LEICA M7. The RX1 seems. Since this correction in ON by default, falloff is never visible. It's so sharp that it varies very little by aperture. December 2012 Better Pictures Sony reviews Nikon Canon LEICA All, Intro Specs Performance Compared Recommendations. There's no external battery charger provided, however it does come with a folding-USA-plug 100~240V USB power adapter to connect to the camera (made in China). Similar compact LEICA 35mm f/2 lenses and Nikon 35mm f/1.8 lenses have been available since the 1950s without distortion, yet this lens always has some distortion. Sony DSC RX1R Review. In other words, aperture has very little to do with lens sharpness, which is excellent performance. Sony RX1 and Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f/2 at f/2. google_ad_client = "pub-9972917844935201"; Likewise, forcing 1/80 instead of a slower speed in its programs will also ensure less blur in photos made by most consumers. Maybe Sony will add more flexibility in future firmware so we can use all the automation as well as we can in other point-and-shoots, but as it is today, the RX1 is designed to work well for the general public who probably prefer their low-light shots at f/4 because a lot more is in focus so the photo looks sharper, which is OK because the RX1 works great at super-high ISOs, resulting in sharper photos. Auto ISO: Minimum ISO settable 100 - 800, maximum ISO 1settable 100 - 25,600. designed to sell to the masses, not to find its way into a shooter's bag. . SONY RX10 LENS. Good travel cameras should be small, versatile, and offer good image quality. PERIOD! Sony RX1 at closest focus distance (0.2m). Consumers might not mind, but if you're a pro you use all sorts of cameras, and when you get back into the studio you want each card to identify itself and not leave you guessing. If you've gotten your gear through one of my links or helped otherwise, you're family. Here it is at ISO 20,000, hand-held: San Antonio, Texas. There are a lot of photo/video cameras that have found a role as B-cameras on professional productions or A-camera for amateur and independent productions. If you use it, it crops from a smaller section of the sensor to allow it some wiggle room (hee hee). I love what I can get out of my Nikon and Canon DSLRs, and out of my Canon point-and-shoots. Made in Japan, mostly of metal and most markings are engraved. For video, since the camera only uses a smaller portion of the sensor, the angle of view reduces to increase the apparent focal length to 37mm. Home Donate New Search Gallery Reviews How-To Books Links Workshops About Contact. The USB socket is non-standard. In fact, my iPhone 5 even has better color rendition. Couple that with the latest, high DR, highISO well performing Sony sensor and with its small size and silent shutter you get a great street and social settings type camera. There is no "full" light, it just turns off to leave you guessing if it charged, or if it just gave up, or if you lost power. lens distortion filter: Correction factor with correction OFF (default). At the RX1's default setting, the distortion is moderate to strong barrel distortion. Auto ISO queerly uses f/4 as its maximum aperture before it starts ramping-up ISO. If the price matters to you, forget it. Heck, I have a Canon EOS-M here to review next, and I bet its colors are fantastic. This Sony seems to be a toy to keep adult children happy for several months until the next model comes out; I'm also unhappy with the oddball exposure program programming. © 2012 KenRockwell.com. reading his so called reviews can damage your health and lead to a life of photographic unhappiness! Thank you! It's easier to release smoothly than are LEICA's recent shutter releases. The camera offers a choice of multi-pattern, centreweighted or spot metering, and works well in all settings. Read our full review to find out how it performs. It sounds like a quick repurpose of his RX1 review. It tends towards yellow-green, and the colors just don't render as well as they do on my other brand cameras. Of course; I'm biased as to what actually works for me and lets me pump out loads of amazing images. There's also no ribbing on the bottom and no tabs on the side. I just read Rockwell's Review of the Rx1R.. wow! Sony just doesn't have the secret sauce to make its colors look great as do Nikon, Canon and Apple. The Sony Cyber-shot RX1R is an update to the Sony Cyber-shot RX1 but with the anti-aliasing filter removed to deliver sharper images.