Quick Note: Sony RX1 Compact Full-Frame Sensor Camera Leaked
September 10, 2012 10:50 AM
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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?
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Street shooters or 3rd cameras
9/11/2012 10:09:47 AM
Best for professional photographers who want to do street shooting with the best results. It's an environment that's not necessarily welcoming of the guy who has a huge camera, lenses, etc. A pocketable/near pocketable camera is much more discreet, and most people would pass it off as 'just another tourist.'
It could also be could as a 'last resort' camera on a pro photographer's bag. If the photographer lost/broke his lenses, or his batteries are all dead, or both his primary and spare bodies are unusable for whatever reason.
All that said, $3k is a pretty penny. If someone were willing to go APS-C or m4/3, there are options <$1k that could serve similar needs without the expense - though you would lose out on low light. A full frame sensor and F2.0 lens would be pretty sick at a wedding (for example).
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