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$3,000 for a fixed lens camera

A new digital camera has leaked from Sony called the RX1. The fixed-lens camera appears to be very compact yet has very impressive specifications for a “pocketable” camera.
 
The rumors claim that the camera will have a full-frame sensor and will sport a Carl Zeiss 35mm F/2.0 compact lens. Speculation points to price tag of around $3,000, which seems like a lot for camera that doesn't support interchangeable lenses.
 
The only details we know are from the photographs. The camera has a hot shoe for flash or other accessories, a pop-up flash, and a control wheel on the top for aperture and other settings.
 
This digital camera is expected to compete against the Fuji X100 and the Leica X2. The official announcement of the camera is expected to happen on Wednesday, September 12.
 
Would you buy a $3,000 digital camera without support for interchangeable lenses?

Sources: Sony Alpha Rumors, Engadget



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RE: A reputation move
By Jeffk464 on 9/10/2012 12:57:09 PM , Rating: 2
Don't know why but sony has a hard time producing the best in category. They are the same way with audio, I'm not really impressed with them as a whole.


RE: A reputation move
By SPOOFE on 9/10/2012 1:00:25 PM , Rating: 3
They got complacent. They built a "good name" in the 70s and 80s, and rested on that through the 90s. Now they want to build a "good name" again, and they need something other than the "race to the bottom" products to do that, even if it's products that don't really sell in significant numbers.


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